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).
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Birth and Death Data: Born 1897 (New York City), Died April 27, 1981
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1940
Roles Represented in DAHR: lyricist, songwriter
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|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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simon, Robert A.," accessed March 28, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109648.
Simon, Robert A.. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 28, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109648.
"Simon, Robert A.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 28 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Simon, Robert A. (Robert Alfred), 1897-1981 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no93020033
Wikidata: Robert A. Simon - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q7341296
ISNI: 0000 0000 6700 6061 - http://www.isni.org/isni/0000000067006061
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