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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 126-150 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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) composer, leader  
Brunswick LAE205 10-in. May 1928 My boat is sailing David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) composer, leader  
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  
Brunswick LAE207 10-in. May 1928 I’ve been dreaming of a little girl like you David Burrows Trio ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and steel guitar trio (Hawaiian) leader, composer  
Brunswick LAE312 10-in. 10/30/1928 Rose of Honolulu Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Sam Kahanamoku Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE313 10-in. 10/30/1928 What aloha means Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Sam Kahanamoku Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE314 10-in. 10/30/1928 Hilo hanakahi Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE315 10-in. 11/1/1928 Hame pila Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Isaac Kanae Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) songwriter, leader  
Brunswick LAE316 10-in. 11/1/1928 Moana serenade Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE317 10-in. 11/1/1928 Paahana Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE318 10-in. 11/1/1928 Beautiful isles of paradise Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Sam Kahanamoku Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE319 10-in. 11/1/1928 Aloha (Means I love you) Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader, songwriter  
Brunswick LAE320 10-in. 11/1/1928 What aloha means Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE321 10-in. 11/1/1928 Moon of Hawaii Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Sam Kahanamoku Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE322 10-in. 11/1/1928 Sailing along to Hawaii Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Isaac Kanae ; Sandy Moore Instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE324 10-in. 11/1/1928 Honolulu tomboy Isaac Kanae ; Sandy Moore ; The Noble Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE325 10-in. 11/1/1928 Hapa haole hula girl Isaac Kanae ; Sandy Moore ; The Noble Hawaiians Hawaiian instrumental ensemble, with female-male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick LAE373 10-in. 12/12/1928 Aloha waltz Mert’s Hawaiian Tomboys Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
(Results 126-150 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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