Moisés Simons (born Moisés Simón Rodríguez; 24 August 1889 in Havana, Cuba – 28 June 1945 in Madrid, Spain), was a leading Cuban composer, pianist, and orchestra leader. He was the composer of El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor in English) which is considered by many to be the most famous piece of music created by a Cuban musician and has since been recorded by other musicians from around the world hundreds of times.
Birth and Death Data: Born August 24, 1889 (Havana), Died June 24, 1945 (Madrid)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1949
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, lyricist, songwriter, piano, director, whistling
Notes: Name also appears as Moisés Simón.
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 91 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||BVE-38850||10-in.||5/31/1927||Así es mi patria||Mariano Meléndez||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-45582||10-in.||6/13/1928||Palmira||Miguel de Grandy||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BVE-45638||10-in.||6/15/1928||El manicero||Miguel de Grandy||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||XVE-48271||10-in.||12/13/1928||Sueña, guarachita, sueña||Carmen Burguete ; María Elosegui ; Mercedes Menéndez||Female vocal trio, with orchestra||composer, leader|
|Victor||XVE-48272||10-in.||12/13/1928||Paso nañigo||Antonio Machín||Male vocal solo, with male vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||XVE-48273||10-in.||12/13/1928||Qué es el danzón?||Carmen Burguete||Female vocal solo, with male vocal chorus and orchestra||composer, leader|
|Victor||XVE-48274||10-in.||12/13/1928||La negra quirina||Carmen Burguete||Female vocal solo, with male vocal chorus||composer|
|Victor||XVE-48275||10-in.||12/13/1928||A llorar, a llorar!||Coro de Hombres||Male vocal chorus, with orchestra||composer, leader|
|Victor||XVE-48276||10-in.||12/13/1928||Oh! Cuba hermosa||María Elosegui ; Mercedes Menéndez||Female vocal duet, with piano||instrumentalist, piano, composer|
|Victor||BVE-53953||10-in.||7/26/1929||El manicero||Trío Matamoros||Male vocal trio, with 2 guitars||composer|
|Victor||BVE-59194||10-in.||2/28/1930||Marta||Eduardo Brito||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BAVE-60914||10-in.||8/26/1931||El manicero||Orquesta Típica Victor||Instrumental ensemble, wiith male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BAVE-60922||10-in.||Aug.-Sept. 1931||El manicero||Alberto Gómez||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-62152||10-in.||5/13/1930||The peanut vendor||Don Azpiazu ; Havana Casino Orchestra ; Antonio Machín||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||65508||10-in.||6/4/1932||Vacunalá||Grupo da Guarda Velha||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BRC-70119||10-in.||7/10/1931||Marta||Manolo Castro ; Havana Yacht Club Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal chorus (take 1); with male vocal solo (take 2)||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BSHQ-72534||10-in.||5/3/1932||Marta||Beniamino Gigli||Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||BS-78045||10-in.||9/29/1933||Cachumbambé||Orquesta Pedro Vía||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet||composer|
|Victor||BS-82506||10-in.||5/9/1934||Con picante y sin picante||Orquesta Nilo Menéndez||Instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BS-82508||10-in.||5/9/1934||Patica y Mondonguito||Orquesta Nilo Menéndez||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo and vocal chorus||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-84219||10-in.||9/7/1934||El manicero||Juan Arvizu ; Marimba Pan-Americana||Marimba band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-86379||10-in.||1/8/1935||A gozar||Orquesta Nilo Menéndez||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo||composer|
|Victor||BVE-86391||10-in.||2/28/1935||Mi chulito||Orquesta Nano Rodrigo||Jazz/dance band||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-86399||10-in.||3/4/1935||La negra Quirina||Orquesta Pedro Vía||Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BS-87484||10-in.||2/5/1935||Suena, guarachita, suena||Nilo Menéndez Orchestra||Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet||lyricist, composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simons, Moisés," accessed September 23, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.
Simons, Moisés. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 23, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.
"Simons, Moisés." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 23 September 2023.
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