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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 (Results 151-175 of 233 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 LTR305 10-in. 7/8/1930 Leaving Honolulu Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music Jazz/dance band leader  
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) songwriter, leader  
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 LAE323 10-in. 11/1/1928 I love you Honolulu 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  
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  
(Results 151-175 of 233 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Noble, Johnny," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

Noble, Johnny. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

"Noble, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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

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