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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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 126-150 of 233 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
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. March 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  
Brunswick LAE141 10-in. Mar. 1928 Liliu e The Brays Troupe ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with Hawaiian instruments leader  
Brunswick LAE145 10-in. Mar. 1928 A song to Hawaii Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE147 10-in. Mar. 1928 Alekoki Moana Hotel Orchestra ; Johnny Noble Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE158 10-in. Mar. 1928 My luau girl Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo and vocal chorus leader  
Brunswick LAE200 10-in. May 1928 Na ‘lii Sampson Akaka ; David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE201 10-in. May 1928 Waipio (To Kahalelaukoa) David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE202 10-in. May 1928 Across the sea David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE203 10-in. May 1928 Aloha oe blues David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) leader, composer  
Brunswick LAE205 10-in. May 1928 My boat is sailing David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) leader, composer  
Brunswick LAE206 10-in. May 1928 Roselani David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) leader  
(Results 126-150 of 233 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Noble, Johnny," accessed July 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

Noble, Johnny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

"Noble, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 July 2024.

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

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