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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 (Results 26-50 of 83 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 83 records)

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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