Robert A. Simon

Robert Alfred Simon (1897 in New York City – 27 April 1981 in New York City) was an American writer, translator, and music critic for The New Yorker from its first issue in 1925 until 1948. A graduate of Columbia University, in addition to his original fiction he wrote opera and musical comedy librettos for several composers. In 1927 he penned a widely praised English translation of Gounod's Faust for Vladimir Rosing's American Opera Company.

His writing varied in subject from social criticism (Our Little Girl) to detective fiction (The Weekend Mystery) to the satire of artists and musicians (Sweet & Low).

Birth and Death Data: Born January 1st, 1897, Died April 27th, 1981

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1931

Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47797 10-in. 10/30/1928 Ups-a-daisy! Arden-Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Victor BVE-47798 10-in. 10/30/1928 Will you remember? Will you forget? Arden-Ohman Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BVE-67447 10-in. 2/16/1931 By special permission of the copyright owners, I love you Chick Bullock ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Victor BS-044872 10-in. 3/1/1940 Speak easy Freddy Martin Orchestra Jazz/dance band lyricist  
Brunswick E36072 10-in. 2/13/1931 By special permission of the copyright owners, I love you Hal Kemp Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo lyricist  
Brunswick E18766-E18768 10-in. 4/15/1926 No trouble but you Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Brunswick E19209-E19211 10-in. 5/10/1926 I love her! Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio lyricist  
Brunswick E19454-E19457 10-in. 6/3/1926 I love her Ben Bernie ; Hotel Roosevelt Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with mixed vocal trio lyricist  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simon, Robert A.," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109648.

Simon, Robert A.. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109648.

"Simon, Robert A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109648

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