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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 10, 1889 (Indianapolis), Died December 17, 1975 (Tampa)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1938

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

Notes: Pseudonym for Noble Sissle. Described in Laird/Rust as a baritone.

Recordings

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  
Columbia 80015 10-in. 10/4/1921 Love will find a way Edwin Dale Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-7026 10-in. ca. Sept. 1919 Goodnight, Angeline Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
OKeh S-7690 10-in. Nov. 1920 Great camp meeting Southland Jubilee Singers Mixed vocal ensemble, unaccompanied lyricist  
OKeh S-7905 10-in. May 1921 I'm craving for that kind of love Black Devil Orchestra ; J. Tim Brymn ; Gertrude Saunders Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh o-8228 10-in. ca. Nov. 1921 Gypsy blues Joseph Samuels Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 8740 10-in. Aug. 1924 Low down blues Annie Summerford Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
OKeh S-70244 10-in. Oct. 1921 Gypsy blues Harmonists ; Julius Lenzberg Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-70351 10-in. 12/5/1921 Bandana days Harmony Eight ; James P. Johnson Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 74284 10-in. 8/17/1926 [Unknown title(s)] Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh 74285 8/17/1926 Ukulele lullaby Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W80394 10-in. 2/5/1927 'Deed I do Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W80395 10-in. 2/5/1927 You know—I know, ev'rything's made for love Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W80396 10-in. 2/5/1927 Crazy blues Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W80397 10-in. 2/5/1927 Pickaninny shoes Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter, vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81073 10-in. 5/10/1927 Slow river Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81074 10-in. 5/10/1927 Home (Cradle of happiness) Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal duet, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81171 10-in. 7/15/1927 Sometimes I'm happy Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81172 10-in. 7/15/1927 Hallelujah! Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81226 10-in. 8/15/1927 (Here am I) Broken-hearted Rube Bloom ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81227 10-in. 8/15/1927 Just once again Rube Bloom ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81246 10-in. 8/17/1927 Give me a night in June Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with clarinet and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81247 10-in. 8/17/1927 Are you happy? Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with guitar and piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81420 10-in. 9/6/1927 Sweetheart memories Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81421 10-in. 9/6/1927 Who's that knockin' at my door? Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81422 10-in. 9/7/1927 Kentucky babe Lee White Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
OKeh W81423 10-in. 9/7/1927 Lindy Lou (By the watermelon vine) Lee White Male vocal solo, with instrumental quartet vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick 6414-6416 10-in. approximately Sept. 1921 Love will find a way Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Brunswick 8154-8155 10-in. approximately May 1922 Serenade blues Oriole Terrace Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 8442-8444 10-in. approximately July 1922 I'm just wild about Harry Marion Harris ; Isham Jones Orchestra Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick DB46 10-in. 9/21/1928 Nebraska E. Cruft ; Duophone Light Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Brunswick [Br (U.K.) cat 187-b] 10-in. July 1928 Westward bound Fred Elizalde Piano solo songwriter  
Brunswick E36120 10-in. 2/24/1931 Got the bench—got the park (But I haven’t got you) Noble Sissle Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, leader  
Brunswick E36121 10-in. 2/24/1931 In a cafe on the road to Calais Noble Sissle Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, leader  
Brunswick E36122 10-in. 2/24/1931 Loveless love Noble Sissle Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E36644 10-in. 4/21/1931 The basement blues (Low-downer than any low-down blues) Noble Sissle Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo vocalist, tenor vocal, leader  
Brunswick E36645 10-in. 4/21/1931 Wha’d ja do to me? Noble Sissle Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Brunswick E36646 10-in. 4/21/1931 Roll on, Mississippi, roll on Noble Sissle Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 7734 10-in. 1/11/1921 Crazy blues Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 8100 10-in. 6/28/1921 Love will find a way Leeta Corder ; Vernon Dalhart Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra lyricist  
Edison 8234 10-in. 9/30/1921 Shuffle along Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 8879 10-in. 3/14/1923 Baby buntin' Broadway Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 8901 10-in. 4/2/1923 Two hearts in tune Kaplan's Melodists Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 10407 10-in. 5/27/1925 Broken busted blues Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal  
Edison 10408 10-in. 5/27/1925 You ought to know Eubie Blake ; Noble Sissle Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, tenor vocal, songwriter  
Decca 60888 10-in. 3/11/1936 That's what love did co me Noble Sissle Orchestra leader  
Decca 60889 10-in. 3/11/1936 You can't live in Harlem Noble Sissle Orchestra leader  
Decca 60890 10-in. 3/11/1936 I wonder who made rhythm Noble Sissle Orchestra leader  
Decca 60891 10-in. 3/11/1936 'Tain't a fit night out for man or beast Noble Sissle Orchestra leader, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 60892 10-in. 3/11/1936 I take to you Noble Sissle Orchestra leader  
Decca 60893 10-in. 3/11/1936 Rhythm of the Broadway moon Noble Sissle Orchestra leader, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca 63263 10-in. 2/10/1938 Viper mad Noble Sissle's Swingsters leader  
Decca 63264 10-in. 2/10/1938 Blackstick Noble Sissle's Swingsters leader  
Decca 63265 10-in. 2/10/1938 When the sun sets down South-1 Noble Sissle's Swingsters leader  
Decca 63266 10-in. 2/10/1938 Sweet patootie Noble Sissle's Swingsters leader  
Decca C 9295 10-in. 8/15/1934 Under the Creole moon Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra leader, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca C 9296 10-in. 8/15/1934 The old ark is moverin' Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra leader, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca C 9297 10-in. 8/15/1934 Loveless love Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra leader, vocalist, tenor vocal  
Decca C 9298 10-in. 8/15/1934 Polka dot rag Noble Sissle and his International Orchestra leader, vocalist, tenor vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Sissle, Noble," accessed January 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105510.

Sissle, Noble. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105510.

"Sissle, Noble." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 January 2022.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105510

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