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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 - 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 (Results 51-72 of 72 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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.) 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  
(Results 51-72 of 72 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simons, Moisés," accessed November 26, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.

Simons, Moisés. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.

"Simons, Moisés." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 26 November 2022.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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