George Simon

George Thomas Simon (May 9, 1912 – February 13, 2001) was an American jazz writer and occasional drummer. He began as a drummer and performed in this role in early versions of Glenn Miller's orchestra. He wrote about that orchestra in 1974 with Glenn Miller and His Orchestra, known for being the most comprehensive writing on Glenn Miller and his big band.

Birth and Death Data: Born May 9, 1912 (New York City), Died February 13, 2001 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1924 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, tenor vocal, leader, composer

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Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-29555 10-in. 2/28/1924 Zourooni bel-sena marra George Simon Male vocal solo, with violin, oud, and vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor B-29556 10-in. 2/28/1924 Zourooni bel-sena marra George Simon Male vocal solo, with violin, oud, and vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor B-29557 10-in. 2/28/1924 Balade and balade George Simon Male vocal solo, with violin, oud, and vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal, composer  
Victor B-29558 10-in. 2/28/1924 Asmor louin George Simon Male vocal solo, with violin, oud, and vocal chorus vocalist, tenor vocal  
Victor D9VB-0021 10-in. 1/3/1949 Overtime Metronome All Stars Jazz/dance band, with solos leader  
Victor D9VB-0022 10-in. 1/3/1949 Victory ball Metronome All Stars Jazz/dance band, with solos leader  
Decca 62058 10-in. 3/22/1937 Peg o' my heart Glenn Miller Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62059 10-in. 3/22/1937 Wistful and blue Glenn Miller Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62060 10-in. 3/22/1937 How am I to know? Glenn Miller Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62061 10-in. 3/22/1937 Anytime, anyday, anywhere Glenn Miller Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62062 10-in. 3/22/1937 Moonlight Bay Glenn Miller Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  
Decca 62063 10-in. 3/22/1937 I'm sittin' on top of the world Glenn Miller Orchestra instrumentalist, drums  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simon, George," accessed July 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209457.

Simon, George. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209457.

"Simon, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 July 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209457

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