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 (Results 26-48 of 48 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simon, Nat," accessed October 19, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100401.
Simon, Nat. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100401.
"Simon, Nat." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 19 October 2021.
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