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 101-125 of 231 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Columbia||W149870||10-in.||11/19/1930||Waialeale||Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio||Instrumental trio (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Columbia||W149882||10-in.||3/24/1931||E lei e||Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio||Instrumental trio (Hawaiian), with vocal||composer|
|Columbia||W149923||10-in.||1/28/1930||For you a lei||Selvin’s Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W150002||10-in.||2/19/1930||Aloha means "I love you"||King Nawahi's Hawaiians||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal ensemble (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Columbia||W150418||10-in.||5/14/1930||The rose of Tralee||Alfred O'Shea||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|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|
|Columbia||W100359||10-in.||1/28/1930||For you a lei||Moana Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||songwriter|
|Columbia||W704191||10-in.||October 1932||Hu : Hula||Coral Islanders||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||composer|
|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||E36962||10-in.||8/5/1931||Pua kukui||Kalama Quartette||Male vocal and instrumental quartet||songwriter|
|Brunswick||E36963||10-in.||8/5/1931||Hawaii||Kalama Quartette||Male vocal and instrumental quartet||composer|
|Brunswick||E23701-E23703||10-in.||6/21/1927||Don’t play Aloha oe when I go||Royal Hawaiians||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal trio||composer|
|Brunswick||E23704-E23706||10-in.||6/21/1927||The hula blues||Royal Hawaiians||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Brunswick||E24054-E24056||10-in.||7/20/1927||Don’t play Aloha oe when I go||Royal Hawaiians||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||composer|
|Brunswick||E24674-E24676||10-in.||10/10/1927||The Waikiki blues||Royal Hawaiians||Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian)||songwriter|
|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|
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.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia: Johnny Noble
Discogs: Johnny Noble
Linked Open Data Sources
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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