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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 - 1942

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, songwriter, arranger, lyricist, steel guitar

Notes: Listing for Johnny Noble.

Recordings (Results 201-225 of 228 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick LAE841 10-in. 7/8/1930 A flower lei (One little kiss goodbye) Johnny Noble Hawaiian Music ; Ray Kinney Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars and vibraharp leader, songwriter  
Brunswick LAE119-LAE120 10-in. Mar. 1928 12th Street rag David Burrows ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with steel guitar solo, Hawaiian guitars, and ukulele leader  
Brunswick LAE133-LAE134 10-in. Mar. 1928 Honolulu Harbor Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Ray Kinney Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo, vocal chorus, and Hawaiian guitars leader  
Brunswick LAE161-LAE162 10-in. Mar. 1928 Moana chimes Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Moke Trio ; M. K. Moke Instrumental ensemble, with steel guitar solo and guitar trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE163-LAE164 10-in. Mar. 1928 Hilo march Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Moke Trio ; M. K. Moke Instrumental ensemble, with steel guitar solo and guitar trio (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE165-LAE166 10-in. Mar. 1928 Lei ika mokihana Johanna Wilcox Glee Club ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with vocal chorus (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE167-LAE168 10-in. Mar. 1928 Kuhio Bay Johanna Wilcox Glee Club ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble, with vocal chorus (Hawaiian) leader  
Brunswick LAE169-LAE170 10-in. Mar. 1928 Aloha oe Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo and vocal chorus leader  
Brunswick LAE171-LAE172 10-in. Mar. 1928 Hola a pae Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo and vocal chorus leader  
Brunswick LAE173-LAE174 10-in. Mar. 1928 Fair Hawaii Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Joseph Kamakau Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian), with male vocal solo and vocal chorus leader  
Brunswick DAL691 10-in. Oct. 1928 Mele Hawaii Thompson’s Hawaiian Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 55014-b] 10-in. Mar. 1928 Hawaiian vamp Johnny Noble Moana Hotel Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick [Br cat 55014-a] 10-in. Mar. 1928 Palolo Johnny Noble Moana Hotel Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with vocal chorus leader  
Brunswick [Br cat 55022-a] 10-in. Mar. 1928 Penei no Moana Hotel Orchestra ; Johnny Noble Instrumental ensemble, with female vocal solo and male vocal solo leader  
Brunswick [Br cat 55022-b] 10-in. Mar. 1928 Sweet lei lehua Johnny Noble's Hawaiians ; Kamakau Glee Club ; Ray Kinney Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus (Hawaiian) leader  
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 [Br cat 55008-b] 10-in. Mar. 1928 The rosary David Burrows ; Johnny Noble's Hawaiians instrumental ensemble, with steel guitar solo (Hawaiian) leader  
Edison 7565 10-in. 10/6/1920 The hula blues Harry Raderman's Jazz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 10626 10-in. 10/8/1925 Aloha (Means I love you) Waikiki Hawaiian Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 18618 10-in. 7/16/1928 The hula blues Shaw's Hawaiians Instrumental ensemble (Hawaiian) composer  
(Results 201-225 of 228 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Noble, Johnny," accessed October 26, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

Noble, Johnny. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 26, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109361.

"Noble, Johnny." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 26 October 2021.

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

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