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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 101-125 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 150469 10-in. 4/16/1930 When the sun goes down Jim Andrews ; Julie Wintz Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W152693 10-in. 1/23/1934 My little grass shack in Kealakekua, Hawaii Ben Pollack Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio songwriter  
OKeh S-7630 10-in. Oct. 1920 The hula blues OKeh Marimba Band Marimba band composer  
OKeh S-71665 10-in. July 1923 Ala moana Marimba Quintet Instrumental quintet composer  
OKeh W400705 10-in. 5/23/1928 Hula blues Kalama Quartette Instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) composer  
OKeh W403090 10-in. 10/22/1929 When the sun goes down Kalama Quartette Male vocal and instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) composer  
OKeh W403091 10-in. 10/22/1929 That aloha waltz Kalama Quartette Male vocal and instrumental quartet composer  
OKeh W403202 10-in. 10/28/1929 A flower lei Kalama Quartette Male vocal and instrumental quartet (Hawaiian) songwriter  
OKeh W403759 10-in. 2/14/1930 When the sun goes down Seger Ellis Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Brunswick 4465-4467 10-in. approximately Nov. 1920 Hula blues Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 12524-12526 10-in. 2/14/1924 Hula blues Lena Wilson Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance trio composer  
Brunswick C4707 10-in. 11/5/1929 When the sun goes down Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian); without vocal (take G) composer  
Brunswick LAE77 10-in. Mar. 1928 Old plantation Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo and vocal chorus leader  
Brunswick LAE95 10-in. Mar. 1928 Souvenir David Burrows ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Steel guitar solo, with instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE106 10-in. Mar. 1928 Na lei o Hawaii Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Lena Machado Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo and vocal chorus (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE108 10-in. Mar. 1928 Ka pua o komakahola (The Kamakahala flower) Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE109 10-in. Mar. 1928 Makalapua lei o Kainakaeha (Kainekaeha’s wreath) Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE113 10-in. Mar. 1928 Sweet lei lehua David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio leader  
Brunswick LAE117 10-in. Mar. 1928 Kokohi Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE118 10-in. Mar. 1928 Pua ke ilima Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus leader  
Brunswick LAE121 10-in. Mar. 1928 Yellow Dog blues David Burrows ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with steel guitar solo, Hawaiian guitars, and ukulele leader  
Brunswick LAE123 10-in. Mar. 1928 Ainahau (Princess Kaiulani’s home) Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo and vocal chorus leader  
Brunswick [LAE123a] 10-in. Mar. 1928 Haili crowned with Lehua Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo and vocal chorus leader  
Brunswick LAE126 10-in. Mar. 1928 Kuu lei aloha Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo, vocal chorus, and Hawaiian guitars leader  
Brunswick LAE137 10-in. Mar. 1928 Hanohano Hanalei The Brays Troupe ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with Hawaiian instruments leader  
(Results 101-125 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.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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