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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 January 13th, 1944 (Honolulu)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1941

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

Recordings (Results 51-75 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor PBS-019340 10-in. 6/21/1938 In a church in an old Hawaiian town Al Kealoha Perry ; Singing Surfriders Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-019341 10-in. 6/21/1938 Aloha ia no Maui Al Kealoha Perry ; Singing Surfriders Vocal and instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BS-019695 10-in. 2/21/1938 What are the wild waves saying? Honoluans ; Daivd Kaonohi Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BS-019696 10-in. 2/21/1938 My lei of leis Honoluans ; Daivd Kaonohi Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-019699 10-in. 2/21/1938 In a canoe Honoluans ; Daivd Kaonohi Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BS-023486 10-in. 6/10/1938 Pa-hu-wa-hu-wai Connecticut Yankees ; Gentlemen Songsters ; Rudy Vallée Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor PBS-026207 10-in. 10/26/1938 Across the sea Kuulei de Clercq ; Nalani de Clercq Female vocal duet songwriter  
Victor PBS-026424 10-in. 2/8/1939 Native guitars Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble, with vocal trio (Hawaiian) composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-026425 10-in. 2/8/1939 I wonder where my hula girl has gone Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble, with vocal trio (Hawaiian) composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-026426 10-in. 2/8/1939 Tropic trade winds Dick McIntyre ; Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor PBS-026427 10-in. 2/8/1939 That girl from Hawaii Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble, with vocal trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor PBS-026429 10-in. 2/8/1939 Hame Pila Sol K. Bright’s Hollywaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BS-027110 10-in. 9/14/1938 A song of old Hawaii Arthur Godfrey ; Johnny Salb Male vocal solo, with electric organ songwriter  
Victor BS-030323 10-in. 11/29/1938 Hawaiian war chant Tommy Dorsey Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-030748 10-in. 12/21/1938 A song of old Hawaii Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor PBS-042192 10-in. 10/16/1939 Maori brown eyes Eddie Bush ; Manny Klein’s Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-051256 10-in. 6/10/1940 Hooheno keia no beauty (The beauty hula) Native Islanders ; Johnny Kaonohi Pineapple Instrumental ensemble, with vocal trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BS-051889 10-in. 7/18/1940 My tane Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BS-051890 10-in. 7/18/1940 Island serenade Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BS-054570 10-in. 10/9/1940 My little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii Happy Valley Boys Steel guitar solo, with guitar songwriter  
Victor BS-055511 10-in. 8/14/1940 A song of Old Hawaii Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-055541 10-in. 8/27/1940 A song of old Hawaii Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor BS-055559 10-in. 8/27/1940 Kane ohe Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and male vocal ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
Victor BS-058331 10-in. 12/9/1940 Hawaii across the sea Hawaiian Musical Ambassadors ; George Kainapau ; Ray Kinney ; Henry Paul Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio (Hawaiian) songwriter  
Victor PBS-061550 10-in. 8/26/1941 Wailana Ben Kalama ; Ray Andrade Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal trio (Hawaiian) composer  
(Results 51-75 of 204 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Noble, Johnny," accessed March 8, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

Noble, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 8, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

"Noble, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 8 March 2021.

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

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