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.
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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 76-100 of 231 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||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|
|Columbia||W149868||10-in.||11/19/1930||Hula oka hui kaawai||Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio||Instrumental trio (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Noble, Johnny," accessed June 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.
Noble, Johnny. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.
"Noble, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 June 2023.
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LCNAR: Noble, Johnny, 1892-1944 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no92017838
Wikidata: Johnny Noble - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q6267396
MusicBrainz: Johnny Noble - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/b20ba361-af10-44da-911d-6c51b7e967d1
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