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Johnny Noble

John Avery Noble (September 17, 1892, in Honolulu, Hawaii – January 13, 1944, in Honolulu, Hawaii), 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 17, 1892 (Honolulu), Died January 13, 1944 (Honolulu)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1946

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

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 233 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Victor BS-068433 10-in. 11/27/1941 Hawaiian war chant (Ta-hu-wa-hu-wai) Bob Chester Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-075438 10-in. 7/20/1942 Henehene kouaka Native Islanders ; Johnny Kaonohi Pineapple Male vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D5VB-1131 10-in. 9/10/1945 Hawaiian war chant (Ta-hu-wa-hu-wai) Spike Jones ; Wacky Wakakians Instrumental ensemble, with vocal chorus, narration, sound effects, and vocal solos composer  
Victor D6VB-3494 10-in. 12/20/1946 Little brown gal Coral Islanders ; Ray Kinney Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia 79363 10-in. 8/25/1920 The hula blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80982 10-in. 4/23/1923 Ala Moana Columbians Dance Orchestra De Luxe ; Ferera and Franchini Jazz/dance band, with steel guitar and guitar duet (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W143434 10-in. 3/7/1927 Hula blues Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W144180 10-in. 5/19/1927 Hanalei Bay South Sea Islanders Instrumental ensemble, with vocal interpolations (Hawaiian) arranger  
Columbia W144181 10-in. 5/19/1927 All because of you South Sea Islanders Instrumental ensemble, with vocal interpolations (Hawaiian) arranger  
Columbia W144935 10-in. 10/31/1927 I've been dreaming of a little girl like you Columbians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W144963 10-in. 11/9/1927 Aloha oe blues Moana Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia W144964 10-in. 11/9/1927 Oh the shores of Honolulu Moana Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W146728 10-in. 6/1/1928 Hula blues Paul Summers and his Waikiki Players Jazz/dance band (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W147748 10-in. 1/3/1929 Okolehao blues Norman Clark ; South Sea Islanders Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Columbia W147783 10-in. 1/16/1929 The Hawaiian vamp Norman Clark ; South Sea Islanders Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W147820 10-in. 1/22/1929 That lovin' hula Andrew Aiona's Novelty Four Jazz/dance quartet (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W149459 10-in. 11/1/1929 A flower lei Moana Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia W149460 10-in. 11/1/1929 That aloha waltz Moana Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W149780 10-in. 1/17/1930 My Hawaiian isles Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W149818 10-in. 2/20/1930 When the sun goes down Cafe Ray West Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio composer  
Columbia W149854 10-in. 9/23/1930 The luau hula Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W149855 10-in. 9/23/1930 Malolo Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
Columbia W149867 10-in. 11/19/1930 Kaala Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio Instrumental trio (Hawaiian) composer  
(Results 76-100 of 233 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Noble, Johnny," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

Noble, Johnny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

"Noble, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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