Nat Simon

Nat Simon (Newburgh, New York, 6 August 1900 – 1979) was an American composer, pianist, bandleader and songwriter. From the 1930s to 1950s his songs were used in over 20 films. Between 1931 and 1940 he also took part in the musical Vaudeville revue Songwriters on Parade, which featured hit songwriters of the day. It was considered one of the last Vaudevillian forays of this type.

Nat's daughter, Sally Simon Meisel, whom sang vocals was an integral part of his live performances as heard on this 1945 session from New York Public Radio. https://www.wnyc.org/story/the-music-of-tin-pan-alley/

Birth and Death Data: Born August 6th, 1900 (Newburgh), Died September 5th, 1979 (Newburgh)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1933 - 1951

Roles Represented in DAHR: songwriter, composer

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-77019 10-in. 9/22/1933 Hopelessly in love with you Lee Bennett ; Jan Garber Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-81024 10-in. 1/3/1934 You're in my power (Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!) The Radio Rascals' Orchestra [Dick Robertson Orchestra] Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-82570 10-in. 5/31/1934 I never slept a wink last night Frances Hunt ; Vincent Lopez ; St. Regis Hotel Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-83792 10-in. 8/22/1934 I'm in love Jerry Johnson and his Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-87233 10-in. 1/2/1935 Throwin' stones at the sun Hal Davis Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-87265 10-in. 1/4/1935 Throwin' stones at the sun Willie Bryant Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-89592 10-in. 4/25/1935 Will o' the wisp George Hall ; Hotel Taft Orchestra ; Sonny Schuyler Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-89792 10-in. 5/13/1935 Ev'ry single little tingle of my heart Angelo Ferdinando ; Hotel Great Northern Orchestra ; Bob Stanley Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-91059 10-in. 5/22/1935 Ev'ry single little tingle of my heart Helen Dell ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-102374 10-in. 7/1/1936 River man Wingy Manone ; Wingy Manone Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and talk songwriter  
Victor BS-102803 10-in. 6/22/1936 And still no luck with you Harry Blair ; Washboard Wonders Male vocal solo, with washboard band songwriter  
Victor BS-0978 10-in. 10/15/1936 One hour for lunch Tempo King ; Kings of Tempo ; Queenie Ada Rubin Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and piano solo songwriter  
Victor BS-03558 10-in. 12/10/1936 The Cuban cabby Dick Stabile Orchestra ; Burt Shaw Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-019685 10-in. 2/18/1938 In my little red book Lola Bard ; Original Dixieland Jazz Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-019858 10-in. 2/23/1938 In my little red book Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-021646 10-in. 3/29/1938 Little lady make believe Carmen Lombardo ; Guy Lombardo ; Royal Canadians Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-021820 10-in. 3/25/1938 Little Lady Make Believe California Ramblers ; Myron Hanley ; Rhythm Quads Jazz/dance band, with vocal quartet composer  
Victor BS-023762 10-in. 7/1/1938 (Take me back to) The wide open places Fats Waller and his Rhythm Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-025798 10-in. 10/13/1938 Is that the way to treat a sweetheart? Benny Goodman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-026575 10-in. 9/1/1938 Is that the way to treat a sweetheart Burt Shaw ; Willie Farmer Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-030315 10-in. 11/25/1938 Among those sailing Jeanne D'Arcy ; Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-030749 10-in. 12/21/1938 Among those sailing Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-034479 10-in. 3/31/1939 Gloriana Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-037472 10-in. 6/10/1939 Shabby old cabby Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye ; The Three Barons Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-038217 10-in. 6/29/1939 Shabby old cabby Johnny Messner ; Music Box Band Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-040488 10-in. 10/10/1939 Goody goodbye Gray Gordon ; Shirley Lane ; Tic-Toc Rhythm Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-040964 10-in. 10/13/1939 Don't make me laugh Bob Chester Orchestra ; Dolores O'Neill Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-041749 10-in. 10/10/1939 Don't make me laugh Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-041926 10-in. 8/28/1939 Goody goodbye Bob Chester Orchestra ; Kathleen Lane Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-042946 10-in. 10/12/1939 Goody goodbye Smoothies Mixed vocal trio, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-044001 10-in. 10/24/1939 Down in the alley and over the fence Kassels-in-the-Air Orchestra ; Three Romeos Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio songwriter  
Victor BS-045718 10-in. 12/5/1939 The gaucho serenade Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus songwriter  
Victor BS-045738 10-in. 12/8/1939 The gaucho serenade Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-046082 10-in. 1/6/1940 The gaucho serenade Ray Eberle ; Glenn Miller Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-047722 10-in. 2/28/1940 Little Curly Hair in a high chair Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Tommy Taylor Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-047980 10-in. 3/20/1940 Little curly hair in high chair Clyde Burke ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-047983 10-in. 3/20/1940 He's a tough hombre Jimmy Brown ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble composer  
Victor BS-048777 10-in. 4/11/1940 Little Curley Hair in a high chair Fats Waller and his Rhythm Male vocal solo, with jazz.band sextet composer  
Victor BS-055503 10-in. 8/8/1940 Crosstown Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Jack Lathrop Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-056474 10-in. 10/10/1940 Crosstown Lanny Ross Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-057023 10-in. 10/23/1940 Adi-adi-adios Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-057316 10-in. 10/25/1940 Adi-adi-adios Kaydets ; Tommy Ryan ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, male vocal trio, and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-068444 10-in. 11/28/1941 I opened up a trunk Mitchell Ayres ; Johnny Bond ; Fashions-in-Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo and vocal ensemble songwriter  
Victor PBS-072193 10-in. 3/12/1942 Poinciana (Song of the tree) David Rose Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor E1VB-0906 10" 1/26/1951 Down the trail of achin' hearts Anita Carter ; Rainbow Ranch Boys ; Hank Snow Male-female vocal duet, with string band songwriter  
Victor D9VB-0414 10-in. 3/9/1949 A million miles away Dave Denney Male vocal solo, with string band songwriter  
Columbia W152677 10-in. 1/12/1934 You're in my power (Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!) George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with female-male vocal duet songwriter  
Columbia CO42924 10-in. 1950 Kisses Anne Lloyd ; Novatones ; Smoothies ; Ted Steele Instrumental ensemble, with mixed vocal ensemble songwriter  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simon, Nat," accessed October 22, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100401.

Simon, Nat. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 22, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100401.

"Simon, Nat." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 22 October 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100401

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.