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
|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|
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.
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