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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 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 51-75 of 93 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W97331 10-in. July 1929 Lamento negro : Canción Rita Montaner Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W704105 10-in. September 1931 Marta : Canción Tito Coral Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble 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 SA3000 10-in. 11/12/1937 El manisero (The peanut vendor) Ted Brown Organ solo 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  
Brunswick B15242 10-in. 5/21/1934 Ca-chum-bam-be (See-saw) : Rumba fox Don Rafael y su Orquesta Instrumental ensemble composer  
Gramophone 0M531 10-in. 5/11/1932 Rumba Artists vary Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra and piano 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.) CLX1813 12-in. 9/16/1934 Toi, c'est moi, sélection chantée Marcel Carivan ; Pills et Tabet ; Simone Simon Vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
(Results 51-75 of 93 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simons, Moisés," accessed May 18, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.

Simons, Moisés. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110453.

"Simons, Moisés." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 18 May 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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