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Noble Sissle

Noble Lee Sissle (July 10, 1889 – December 17, 1975) was an African-American jazz composer, lyricist, bandleader, singer, and playwright, best known for the Broadway musical Shuffle Along (1921), and its hit song "I'm Just Wild About Harry".

Birth and Death Data: Born July 10th, 1889 (Indianapolis), Died December 17th, 1975 (Tampa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1938

Roles Represented in DAHR: tenor vocal, leader, lyricist, songwriter, composer

Notes: Described in Laird/Rust as a baritone.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 83 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-27975 10-in. 5/25/1923 Waitin' for the evenin' mail (sitting on the inside, lookin' at the outside) Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-27976 10-in. 5/25/1923 Down-hearted blues Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-28383 10-in. 8/17/1923 Don't love me blues Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist  
Victor B-28387 10-in. 8/17/1923 Dear li'l pal Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29188 10-in. 1/8/1924 Sweet Henry (The pride of Tennessee) Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29189 10-in. 1/8/1924 Old fashioned love Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-29585 10-in. 3/7/1924 Manda Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist  
Victor B-29586 10-in. 3/7/1924 Jassamine Lane Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist  
Victor B-29587 10-in. 3/7/1924 Dixie moon Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, lyricist  
Victor B-30683 10-in. 8/27/1924 Manda Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano and cornet lyricist, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor B-30684 10-in. 8/27/1924 Fate is the slave of love Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano and cornet lyricist, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor BRC-72554 10-in. 5/9/1932 Hello, sweetheart, hello! Jack Denny ; Frank Luther ; Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-75978 10-in. 7/29/1933 Yeah man King's Jesters Vocal and instrumental ensemble lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1920-04-09-03] Not documented 4/9/1920 Good night Angeline Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1920-04-09-04] Not documented 4/9/1920 Simply full of jazz Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1920-04-15-01] Not documented 4/15/1920 Affectionate Dan Florence Emory Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1920-04-15-02] Not documented 4/15/1920 Gee, I wish I had someone to rock me [in a cradle of love] Florence Emory Female vocal solo, with piano lyricist  
Victor [Trial 1922-04-01-04] 10-in. 4/1/1922 Raisor Jim Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1922-04-25-01] Not documented 4/25/1922 Mirandy, that gal o'mine Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-17-03] 10-in. 5/17/1923 Low down blues Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-17-04] 10-in. 5/17/1923 Everybody struttin' now Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor [Trial 1923-05-17-05] 10-in. 5/17/1923 Honeysuckle time Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano lyricist, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Columbia 78874 10-in. 12/20/1919 Good-night, Angeline Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia 79919 10-in. 6/30/1921 Shuffle along Mary Stafford Female vocal solo ("blues singer"), with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Columbia 79938 10-in. 7/13/1921 Daddy, won't you please come home? Southern Negro Quartette Male vocal quartet, unaccompanied songwriter  
(Results 1-25 of 83 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sissle, Noble," accessed November 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105510.

Sissle, Noble. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105510.

"Sissle, Noble." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 November 2021.

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