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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 51-75 of 83 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 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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