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Noel Gay

Noel Gay (15 July 1898 – 4 March 1954) was born Reginald Moxon Armitage. He also used the name Stanley Hill professionally. He was a successful British composer of popular music of the 1930s and 1940s whose output comprised 45 songs as well as the music for 28 films and 26 London shows. Sheridan Morley has commented that he was "the closest Britain ever came to a local Irving Berlin".

His son, Richard Armitage, set up the Noel Gay Artists agency and became an influential talent agent.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 15th, 1898 (Wakefield), Died March 4th, 1954 (London)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1930 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BRC-53065 10-in. 4/28/1931 The king's horses (And the king's men) The Revelers Male vocal quartet, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-67563 10-in. 9/28/1931 Nobody's baby is somebody's baby now Red Ingle ; Ted Weems Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-024452 10-in. 8/4/1938 Lambeth Walk Joseph Rines Hotel St. Regis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-033678 10-in. 2/20/1939 Lambeth Walk Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor PBS-042370 10-in. 1/16/1940 Run, rabbit, run! Four King Sisters ; Alvino Rey Female vocal quartet, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-045987 10-in. 1/24/1940 Run, rabbit, run Enoch Light Orchestra ; Bunny O'Dare Jazz/dance band, with vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-048675 10-in. 4/9/1940 I'll pray for you Blue Barron ; Alan Holmes Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W151262 10-in. 2/2/1931 The king's horses (And the king's men) California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia [W]151326 10-in. 2/18/1931 The king's horses Fred Rich Orchestra ; The Rountowners Jazz/dance band, with male vocal quartet composer  
Columbia W152728 10-in. 3/8/1934 There's something about a soldier The Buccaneers Male vocal octet, with piano composer, lyricist  
Brunswick C7196 10-in. 1/8/1931 The king’s horses Ben Bernie Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick E35886 10-in. 12/30/1930 The King's horses (And the King's men) Detroiters ; Milt Shaw Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0B2031 10-in. 12/9/1931 Hold my hand New Mayfair Orchestra ; Ray Noble Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Gramophone 0B2484 10-in. 12/9/1931 The pied piper of Hamblin New Mayfair Dance Orchestra ; Ray Noble Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Gramophone Bb2848 10-in. 7/19/1930 The king's horses Jack Hylton Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Gramophone 0B3495 10-in. 11/22/1932 I don't want to go to bed Max Bacon ; Bert Ambrose Orchestra ; Sam Browne Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer  
Gramophone 0EA5151 10-in. 1/1/1938 Me and my girl Ronnie Munro Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0EA5986 10-in. 1/15/1938 The Lambeth walk Ronnie Munro Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0B6452 10-in. 2/27/1933 The moment I saw you Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0B6455 10-in. 2/27/1933 There's something about a soldier Ray Noble Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Gay, Noel," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105955.

Gay, Noel. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105955.

"Gay, Noel." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105955

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