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 - 1947

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

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  
Victor X-45 10-in. 4/4/1924 La bella cubana Orquesta del Hotel Plaza-Habana ; Moisés Simons Instrumental ensemble leader  
Victor X-53 10-in. 4/14/1925 Basta de amor Orquesta del Hotel Plaza-Habana ; Moisés Simons Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor X-54 10-in. 4/14/1925 El escobero Orquesta del Hotel Plaza-Habana ; Moisés Simons Jazz/dance band leader  
Victor BS-035380 10-in. before 3/30/1939 Rumba guajira Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Elsa Valladares Re-recording : Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-037435 10-in. before 6/7/1939 Chivo que rompe tambó Guillermo Portabales Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor D7VB-0426 10-in. 1/20/1947 The peanut vendor Desi Arnaz ; Desi Arnaz Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor CU-214 10-in. before 3/12/1940 El manicero Orquesta Casino de la Playa ; Miguelito Valdés Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BRC-Test-484 10-in. 12/9/1931 Marta Rodolfo Ducal Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Columbia W150993 10-in. 12/2/1930 The peanut vendor California Ramblers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Columbia [W]151188 10-in. 1/7/1931 The peanut vendor Rumba Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with incidental singing composer  
Columbia 82687 10-in. between 1917 and 1920 Soledad Vicente Ballester Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia S96205 10-in. approximately 1928 El manisero Rita Montaner Female vocal solo composer  
Columbia W96684 10-in. August 1928 Palmira Joseph M. Lacalle ; Rita Montaner ; Orquesta del Maestro Lacalle Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W96694 10-in. August 1928 Rumba guajira Rita Montaner Female vocal solo, with orchestra and pianos composer  
Columbia W96695 10-in. August 1928 Qué es el danzón Joseph M. Lacalle ; Rita Montaner ; Orquesta del Maestro Lacalle Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W97318 10-in. July 1929 Con picante y sin picante Rita Montaner Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W97330 10-in. July 1929 Chivo que rompe tambó Rita Montaner Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh W2809 10-in. approximately Jan. 1931 El manisero Sexteto OKeh Instrumental sextet, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh W404419 10-in. 12/23/1930 The peanut vendor Louis Armstrong ; Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E34634 10-in. 9/25/1930 The peanut vendor Anglo-Persians ; Louis Katzman Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E35938 10-in. 1/20/1931 The peanut vendor Earl Jackson and his Musical Champions [Duke Ellington Orchestra] Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E35954 10-in. 1/23/1931 The peanut vendor Five Pennies ; Red Nichols Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick E37247 10-in. 10/8/1931 Marta Arthur Tracy Male vocal solo, with accordion composer  
Brunswick TCL1459 10-in. 4/21/1931 Marta M. Vargas Male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick HV30455 10-in. 9/12/1929 Lamento africano Mercedes Menéndez ; Orquesta de Moisés Simons Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Brunswick HV30482 10-in. 9/12/1929 Patica y mondonguito Trío Habana Male vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Brunswick HV30490 10-in. 9/13/1929 Chivo que rompe tambor Trio Moya Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick HV30497 10-in. 9/13/1929 Rumba guajira Mercedes Menéndez ; Orquesta de Moisés Simons Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Brunswick HV30498 10-in. 9/13/1929 El manicero Sexteto Machin Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick HV30501 10-in. 9/13/1929 Con picante y sin picante Trio Moya Vocal and instrumental trio composer  
Gramophone 0W550 10-in. 1/9/1931 Los tres golpes Rico's Créole Band de La Coupole Jazz/dance band director, composer  
Gramophone 0W551 10-in. 1/9/1931 A una rosa Rico's Créole Band de La Coupole Jazz/dance band composer, director  
Gramophone 0PG1042 10-in. 10/9/1933 Dark moon Rico's Creole Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Gramophone 0LA2352 10-in. 1/12/1938 Sur la commode Adrien Adrius ; Ensemble Musette ; Jean Vaissade Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Gramophone 0LA2475 10-in. 5/4/1938 Priquitín pim pom Antonio Machín ; Orchestre Cubain Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0LA2476 10-in. 5/4/1938 Cachumbambé (Oie,aïe mon cœur) Antonio Machín ; Orchestre Cubain Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) WL3689 10-in. 5/3/1932 Marta Don Barreto ; Don Barreto et son Orchestre Cubain Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4610 10-in. 12/27/1933 Wa da dala Pills et Tabet Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5018 10-in. 9/24/1934 Toi c'est moi Pills et Tabet Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5019 10-in. 9/24/1934 Adieu Paris Pills et Tabet Male vocal duet, with piano composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5040 10-in. 10/10/1934 Pourquoi donc, lorsque l'on s'aime Marcel Carivan ; Simone Simon ; Georges-André Tabet Vocal duet with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5041 10-in. 10/10/1934 Chant du rossignol Marcel Carivan ; Simone Simon ; Georges-André Tabet Vocal duet with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5084 10-in. 11/12/1934 Sous les palétuviers Pierre Chagnon ; Annette Doria ; Adrien Lamy Vocal duet with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5086 10-in. 11/12/1934 C'est ça la vie, c'est ça l'amour Pierre Chagnon ; Suzanne Feyrou ; Adrien Lamy Vocal duet with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5607 10-in. 2/14/1936 Folie-nègre Lecuona Cuban Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5707 10-in. 4/20/1936 Cubanakán Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Alberto Rabagliati ; Moisés Simóns Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5708 10-in. 4/20/1936 Patica y Mondonguito Antonio Bruguera ; Lecuona Cuban Boys ; Moisés Simóns Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5904 10-in. 10/19/1936 Duo des aveux Germaine Sablon ; Jean Sablon ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6785 10-in. 7/12/1938 El danzon Marcel Carivan ; Tino Rossi Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simons, Moisés," accessed December 6, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.

Simons, Moisés. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 6, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.

"Simons, Moisés." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 6 December 2022.

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