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Moisés Simons

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 1888 (Havana), Died 1945 (Madrid)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1920 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, leader, lyricist, director, songwriter, piano, whistling

Notes: Name also appears as Moisés Simón.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 59 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 leader, composer  
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 leader, composer  
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 composer, instrumentalist, piano  
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 composer, lyricist  
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) lyricist, composer  
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 composer, lyricist  
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 Instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-86399 10-in. 3/4/1935 La negra Quirina Orquesta Pedro Vía Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-87484 10-in. 2/5/1935 Suena, guarachita, suena Nilo Menéndez Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
(Results 1-25 of 59 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simons, Moisés," accessed July 28, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.

Simons, Moisés. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.

"Simons, Moisés." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 28 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453

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