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Ray Noble

Primary Instrument: Composer/conductor

Born: December 17, 1903 | Died: May, 1978    

Ray Noble

The songs of the late English bandleader and composer, Ray Noble, are very much of the type for which many take a historical look backwards in saying, “They don't write songs like that -anymore.” And without denigrating the wonderful output of songwriters of today, songs like those in Noble's amazing catalog are simply not being written today.

The coterie of classic songs, included the enduring, “The Very Thought Of You,” “The Touch Of Your Lips,” “Love Is The Sweetest Thing” and “I Hadn't Anyone 'Til You,” the latter highly popularized by the famed Tommy Dorsey Band in the late '30s. Many of those remarkable songs were given prominent voice when Ray Noble led in the words of the New York Times' John Wilson, “an extraordinary American jazz band,” in the RCA Building's glittering centerpiece, The Rainbow Room....
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Source: songwriters hall of fame

  • Encores

    Abracadabra Music
    1975
  • Ray Noble Al Bowlly Volume 3

    Abracadabra Music
    0

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