Sissle, Noble, 1889-1975Variant names
American musician Noble Sissle, who was born on July 10, 1889, in Indianapolis, Indiana, was also an actor, publisher, lyricist, and author.
A singer with touring bands in the early 1900s, Sissle later teamed up with Eubie Blake for vaudeville acts and wrote the lyrics for several Blake scores, including "Shuffle Along," a successful Broadway production. Among the many songs that Sissle and Blake wrote are "I'm Just Wild About Harry," "Hello Sweetheart, Hello," and "I Was Meant for You."
Sissle, who was a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, appeared in several motion pictures and founded the Negro Actors Guild. Sissle continued performing until 1972, when he received Yale's Ellington Medal for a distinguished career in music. Noble Sissle died on December 17, 1975, in Tampa, Florida.
American poet Langston Hughes, who was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri, also wrote novels, stories, plays, as well as edited several anthologies.
Regarded as a pioneer of modern black literature, Langston Hughes frequently wrote about the attitudes and experiences of everyday black Americans. In 1926, his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, was published by Knopf. During the 1960s Hughes's poetry reflected the racial turbulence of the times. Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz contained poems offered scenarios for resolving racial segregation.
On May 22, 1967, Langston Hughes died of congestive heart failure in New York City. The Panther and the Lash, Hughes's final book of poetry, was published posthumously, and included such protest poems as "Black Panther" and "The Backlash Blues."
"Noble Sissle." Contemporary Authors Online. (reproduced in Biography In Context). http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ (accessed May 2, 2013).
"Langston Hughes." Contemporary Black Biography . Vol. 4. Detroit: Gale, 1993. (reproduced in Biography In Context). http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/bic1/ (accessed May 2, 2013).
From the guide to the Swingtime at the Savoy : Good Time No. 1 : radio transcript, 1948 July 28, (University of Delaware Library - Special Collections)
|referencedIn||Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections, 1831-1993||The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.|
|referencedIn||Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. [Papers]||Harvard University, Loeb Music Library|
|referencedIn||Blue, Bertha, ca. 1877-1963. Bertha Blue family papers, 1908-1989.||Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library|
|referencedIn||Noble Sissle collection, [ca. 1975-ongoing].||Museum of Performance & Design|
|creatorOf||Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958. W.C. Handy collection, 1914-1954.||New York Public Library System, NYPL|
|referencedIn||Miller, Flournoy E., 1886-1971. Flournoy Miller collection, 1928-1971 1941-1951.||Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library|
|creatorOf||Swingtime at the Savoy : Good Time No. 1 : radio transcript, 1948 July 28||University of Delaware Library - Special Collections|
|referencedIn||W.C. Handy collection, 1914-1954||The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.|
|referencedIn||Sue Brandt McBee Collection of African American Culture AR. 2001. 020., 1980-2003., 1950-2003.||Austin History Center , Austin Public Library, 810 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas, 78701.|
|referencedIn||William Stanley Braithwaite Papers, 1916-1962||Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center|
|referencedIn||Anka, Paul. Musicians Collection, 1727-1981, (bulk 1900-1940).||Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center|
|referencedIn||Flournoy Miller collection, 1928-1971, 1941-1951||The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.|
|referencedIn||James Reese Europe collection, 1847-1996|
|creatorOf||Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983. Dixie moon / [by Sissle & Blake].||Library of Congress|
|referencedIn||Johnny Green additional papers, 1923-1989.||Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University|
|referencedIn||Europe, James Reese, 1881-1919. James Reese Europe collection, 1847-1996||New York Public Library System, NYPL|
|referencedIn||Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc. Hatch-Billops Collection of oral histories, [ca. 1965-1980].||Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library|
|referencedIn||Johnson, Helen A. Helen Armstead-Johnson miscellaneous theater collections, 1831-1993.||New York Public Library System, NYPL|
|referencedIn||Blake and Sissle collection, [ca. 1933-ongoing].||Museum of Performance & Design|
|creatorOf||Negro Actors Guild of America. Correspondence with Marian Anderson, 1938-1977.||University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library|
|associatedWith||Blake, Eubie, 1887-1983.||person|
|associatedWith||Blue, Bertha, ca. 1877-1963.||person|
|associatedWith||Braithwaite, William Stanley, 1878-1962||person|
|associatedWith||Europe, James Reese, 1881-1919.||person|
|associatedWith||Green, Johnny, 1908-1989||person|
|associatedWith||Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958.||person|
|associatedWith||Hatch-Billops Collection, Inc.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967||person|
|associatedWith||Johnson, Helen A.||person|
|associatedWith||McBee, Sue Brandt||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Miller, Flournoy E., 1886-1971.||person|
|associatedWith||National Broadcasting Company.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Negro Actors Guild of America.||corporateBody|
|memberOf||United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 369th||corporateBody|
|Place Name||Admin Code||Country|
|Harlem (New York, N.Y.)|
|Radio programs, Musical--United States--History--20th century|