Download the App!

show episodes
 
Noble Sissle, who lived from 1889 to 1975, participated in and witnessed some of America's great moments in history associated with culture and racial equality. Known throughout history as a music lyricist and orchestra leader, Sissle was an ambassador of goodwill for America from World War I with the renowned Harlem Hellfighters' Regimental Band to the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s to entertaining millions of military service persons with the USO in World War II to playing for presidents, ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Noble Sissle’s son and daughter celebrated what would have been their famous father’s 132nd year after birth in 1889. To mark the date, Sissle’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren living in 3 locations in California and two in Florida, found a way to celebrate his birthday remotely with poetry and music. The tele-conference party turne…
 
This Episode, a bit late uploaded, focuses on events during early R&B music history. The great and talented James Brown and Joe Tex were competing for the same audiences throughout the South and Mid-West. They performed countless one-nighters trying to expand their fan bases. Tex from Texas and Brown from Georgia were on a collision course to win a…
 
Talk about tangents! Host Noble Sissle, Jr. begins this episode with a recording his father made with Eubie Blake and gives the background of the musicians. But then he introduces one of the co-writers of the song, Perry Bradford, and the history lesson begins. Sissle and Blake wrote the ragtime song played in this episode, Jubilee Tonight, with ad…
 
In his early years growing up in Indianapolis in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Noble Sissle’s musical destiny had yet to be determined. The talents began to show, but he was still a young boy who loved baseball and working odd jobs. Using research and Sissle’s writings and tape recordings, his son Noble, Jr., podcast host, explores the influences…
 
Host Noble Sissle, Jr. and his sister Cynthia Sissle explain the origins of the family name and how their grandfather, Reverend George A. Sissle, born in 1852, managed his family of 6 children. However, the story begins with George's father Richard both living as freemen in Lexington, KY and both becoming ministers. The family lore of how the name …
 
Hosted by Noble Sissle, Jr., this first Episode into the life and times of Noble Sissle, explores his early upbringing in his family that includes 5 siblings. His father, Reverend George Sissle moved to Indianapolis, IN from Lexington, KY with the family to become the pastor of a Methodist Church. It was here that Noble was born; then it was off to…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login