Ray Noble And His Orchestra 1932 & 1935


“The Younger Generation”
Ray Noble And His Orchestra; Al Bowlly, vocal
September 1, 1932 (Victor 25020-B)
The Younger Generation

“Mad About The Boy”
Ray Noble And His Orchestra
September 1, 1932 (Victor 25020-A)
Mad About The Boy

“Let’s Swing It”
Ray Noble And His Orchestra; The Freshmen, vocal
June 8, 1935 (Victor 25070-A)
Let’s Swing It

“Chinatown My Chinatown”
Ray Noble And His Orchestra
June 10, 1935 (Victor 25070-B)
Chinatown My Chinatown


Here are two records by Ray Noble and his Orchestra that were issued on Victor in 1935 after Noble had relocated from England to the USA where he spent the rest of his career.

The first record features two songs from the Noël Coward musical review Words and Music.   Both recordings were originally issued in the UK in 1932 on the HMV label.  Al Bowlly provides the vocal on “The Younger Generation.  This recording of “Mad About The Boy” is an instrumental.   Later in September, 1932 the Noble band made another recording of the song with Noël Coward himself providing the vocal.  That recording, however, was not issued at the time – though it has subsequently been made available in CD collections.

The second record features the American band that Glenn Miller recruited for Noble after he moved to the USA in 1934.  The only carry over from Noble’s British band was Bill Harty, Noble’s drummer and manager.

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One Response to Ray Noble And His Orchestra 1932 & 1935

  1. Paul Herring says:

    The incomparable Al Bowlly here with the Ray Noble Orchestra. Has there ever been a better pairing between orchestra leader and the singer? Simply unmatchable!

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