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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 151-175 of 204 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick LAE519 10-in. 6/5/1929 Lei e Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE520 10-in. 6/5/1929 My Hawaiian maid Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader, composer  
Brunswick LAE521 10-in. 6/5/1929 Pu ana ka makani e Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE522 10-in. 6/5/1929 Kalamaula Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE523 10-in. 6/6/1929 Alekoki Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE524 10-in. 6/6/1929 Kolopa Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE525 10-in. 6/6/1929 What the lei said to me Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance band, with female vocal duet leader  
Brunswick LAE526 10-in. 6/6/1929 For you a lei Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer, leader  
Brunswick LAE527 10-in. 6/7/1929 Na lei o Hawaii Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Joseph Kamakau ; Luika Pohina Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with female-male vocal duet leader  
Brunswick LAE528 10-in. 6/7/1929 In my Hawaiian Isles Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Luika Pohina & Boys Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with vocal ensemble leader, composer  
Brunswick LAE618 10-in. 9/18/1929 Maunoloa Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE619 10-in. 9/18/1929 Royal Hawaiian Hotel Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE620 10-in. 9/18/1929 Lei Nani Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo leader, composer  
Brunswick LAE621 10-in. 9/18/1929 Haleakala Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE622 10-in. 9/18/1929 Ama Ama Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE623 10-in. 9/18/1929 I went to Hilo Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE624 10-in. 9/18/1929 Kanakanui Hotel Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE625 10-in. 9/18/1929 Sasy Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE626 10-in. 9/18/1929 Aloha land Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE627 10-in. 9/18/1929 Maui aloha Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance ensemble, with male vocal solo leader, composer  
Brunswick LAE637 10-in. 10/23/1929 You’ll be coming back to me Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music ; Sam Kahanamoku Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE638 10-in. 10/23/1929 The winds from over the sea Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music ; Sam Kahanamoku Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE639 10-in. 10/23/1929 Maybe I’ll forget you then Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music ; Sam Kahanamoku Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick LAE669 10-in. Nov. 1929 When the sun goes down Bob and Monte Male vocal duet, with string orchestra. composer  
Brunswick LAE825 10-in. 7/3/1930 Kalakaua Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Royal Hawaiian Girls Glee Club Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with female vocal chorus leader  
(Results 151-175 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.

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

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