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Johnny Noble

John Avery Noble (September 17, 1892, Honolulu, Hawaii – January 13, 1944, Honolulu), better known as Johnny Noble, was an American musician, composer and arranger. He was one of the key figures behind the development of the hapa haole style of music in Honolulu, and played a leading role in introducing Hawaiian music to the United States.

Birth and Death Data: Born September 17th, 1892 (Honolulu), Died Honolulu

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, songwriter, lyricist, arranger, steel guitar

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-24648 10-in. 10/21/1920 The hula blues Billy Murray ; Ed Smalle Male vocal duet, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor C-24894 12-in. 3/2/1921 Siren of a southern sea All Star Trio ; All Star Trio Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-32637 10-in. 5/15/1925 The Hawaiian vamp International Novelty Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-38738 10-in. 5/9/1927 All because of you Joe Green Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-41143 10-in. 12/5/1927 Mele of Hawaii Honolulu Serenaders Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-42415 10-in. 2/6/1928 Hula blues Kalama Quartette Vocal and instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BVE-56165 10-in. 10/1/1929 When the sun goes down Robert Olsen Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-68374 10-in. 7/22/1932 Nu'e e Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
Victor PBVE-68375 10-in. 7/22/1932 Nani wale na hala Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
Victor PBVE-68376 10-in. 7/22/1932 My sweet Hawaiian pine Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Victor PBVE-68377 10-in. 7/22/1932 What aloha means Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Victor BRC-71249 10-in. 1/18/1932 Hula blues Mike Hanapi ; Ilima Islanders Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BRC-71251 10-in. 1/18/1932 Lei e hula Mike Hanapi ; Ilima Islanders Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BRC-72524 10-in. 4/28/1932 Hawaii Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
Victor BRC-72525 10-in. 4/28/1932 Lanai Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
Victor BRC-72526 10-in. 4/28/1932 Niihau Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
Victor BRC-72527 10-in. 4/28/1932 Kauai Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
Victor BS-73382 10-in. 9/12/1932 Ka loke o Maui Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
Victor BS-73383 10-in. 9/12/1932 Ka hula o Oahu Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
Victor BS-73384 10-in. 9/12/1932 My Hawaiian queen Honolulu Islanders ; Daivd Kaonohi Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) arranger  
Victor BS-73385 10-in. 9/12/1932 Molokai Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
Victor BS-73386 10-in. 9/12/1932 Kahoolawe Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
Victor BS-76529 10-in. 6/27/1933 Sombras Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with steel guitar and instrumental ensemble instrumentalist, steel guitar  
Victor BS-77331 10-in. 12/12/1933 The hula blues Jim & Bob Guitar duet, with male vocal duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BS-77671 10-in. 9/14/1933 The lei vendor Noelani Hawaiian Orchestra Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 179 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Noble, Johnny," accessed October 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

Noble, Johnny. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

"Noble, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361

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