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 was an early drummer in 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 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: drums, tenor vocal, composer

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  
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-1 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 January 24, 2022, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209457.

Simon, George. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 24, 2022, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/209457.

"Simon, George." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 24 January 2022.

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

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