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.

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 72 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 26-50 of 72 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simons, Moisés," accessed November 28, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.

Simons, Moisés. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.

"Simons, Moisés." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 28 November 2022.

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

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