Joe Simon

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Joe Simon (born 2 September 1943, Simmesport, Louisiana, USA) is an American soul and R&B singer, record producer, songwriter.

Simon's professional career began when he moved to Oakland, California and released, "My Adorable One" in 1962, which was a minor hit. In 1964, Joe met John Richbourg, a Nashville-based disc jockey who began guiding the singer's musical path, initially on the Sound Stage 7 label. "Let's Do It Over" (1965), Simon's first R&B hit, emphasized Richbourg's preference for a blend of gentle soul and country, and the singer's smooth delivery found its niche on such poignant songs as "Teenager's Prayer", "Nine Pound Steel" (both 1967) and "The Chokin' Kind", a US R&B number 1 in 1969.

The following year, Simon moved to the Polydor subsidiary Spring Records. He maintained his ties with Richbourg until 1971, when a Gamble & Huff production, "Drowning In The Sea Of Love", was an R&B number 3. Further success came with "The Power Of Love" (1972), "Step By Step" (1973 - his only UK hit), "Theme From Cleopatra Jones" (1973) and "Get Down Get Down (Get On The Floor)" (1975), but the artist increasingly sacrificed his craft in favour of the dance floor. His late 1970s releases were less well received and in 1980 he returned to Nashville. From that time, Simon's work was restricted to local labels.

At the beginning of the 1980s, Simon joined the Posse Records label, making a return to country soul. He signed with Compleat Records in the mid-1980s. Simon’s last secular 45 found him back with Richbourg cutting the Tony Joe White penned "Alone At Last"/ “Stay Love”. When Richbourg passed away Simon lost heart and turned away from the secular music world and devoted his life to Christianity becoming an evangelist preacher.
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Albums

SSS-15003 Joe Simon - Simon Pure Soul обложка альбома Joe Simon Simon Pure Soul (Album) Sound Stage 7 SSS-15003 US 1966 Продать эту версию
SSS 15004, SSS15004 Joe Simon - No Sad Songs обложка альбома Joe Simon No Sad Songs (Album) Sound Stage 7, Sound Stage 7 SSS 15004, SSS15004 US 1968 Продать эту версию
SLP 5008 Joe Simon - ...Better Than Ever обложка альбома Joe Simon ...Better Than Ever (Album) Sound Stage 7, Sound Stage 7 SLP 5008 Germany 1969 Продать эту версию
SSS-15005 Joe Simon - Simon Sings обложка альбома Joe Simon Simon Sings (Album) Sound Stage 7 SSS-15005 Canada 1968 Продать эту версию
SSS-15006 Joe Simon - The Chokin' Kind обложка альбома Joe Simon The Chokin' Kind (Album) Sound Stage 7, Sound Stage 7 SSS-15006 US 1969 Продать эту версию
2918 001 Joe Simon - The Sounds Of Simon обложка альбома Joe Simon The Sounds Of Simon (Album) Spring Records 2918 001 UK 1971 Продать эту версию
SPR-5702 Joe Simon - Drowning In The Sea Of Love обложка альбома Joe Simon Drowning In The Sea Of Love (Album) Spring Records, Spring Records SPR-5702 US 1972 Продать эту версию
2391 080 Joe Simon - Simon Country обложка альбома Joe Simon Simon Country (Album) Spring Records 2391 080 Germany 1973 Продать эту версию
WBLP-5.053 Joe Simon - Cleopatra Jones (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) обложка альбома Joe Simon / Millie Jackson Joe Simon / Millie Jackson - Cleopatra Jones (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) (Album) Warner Bros. Records WBLP-5.053 Brazil 1973 Продать эту версию
SPR 5704 Joe Simon - The Power Of Joe Simon обложка альбома Joe Simon The Power Of Joe Simon (Album) Spring Records, Spring Records SPR 5704 US 1973 Продать эту версию
2391 132 Joe Simon - Mood, Heart And Soul обложка альбома Joe Simon Mood, Heart And Soul (Album) Spring Records, Spring Records 2391 132 UK 1974 Продать эту версию
2391 181 Joe Simon - Get Down обложка альбома Joe Simon Get Down (Album) Spring Records, Spring Records 2391 181 Germany 1975 Продать эту версию
RL 7-6 Joe Simon - Get Down / Let's Take It To The Stage обложка альбома Joe Simon / Funkadelic Joe Simon / Funkadelic - Get Down / Let's Take It To The Stage(LP, Transcription) AFRTS RL 7-6 US 1975 Продать эту версию
SP-1-6710 Joe Simon - Today обложка альбома Joe Simon Today (Album) Spring Records SP-1-6710 US 1976 Продать эту версию
SPRING SUPER 2391 260 Joe Simon - Easy To Love обложка альбома Joe Simon Easy To Love (Album) Spring Records SPRING SUPER 2391 260 UK 1977 Продать эту версию
2391 307 Joe Simon - A Bad Case Of Love обложка альбома Joe Simon A Bad Case Of Love (Album) Spring Records, Polydor 2391 307 UK 1977 Продать эту версию
2391 375 Joe Simon - Love Vibrations обложка альбома Joe Simon Love Vibrations (Album) Spring Records, Spring Records 2391 375 Italy 1978 Продать эту версию
SP-1-6724 Joe Simon - Happy Birthday, Baby обложка альбома Joe Simon Happy Birthday, Baby (Album) Spring Records SP-1-6724 US 1979 Продать эту версию
POS 10002 Joe Simon - Glad You Came My Way обложка альбома Joe Simon Glad You Came My Way (Album) Posse Records POS 10002 Canada 1981 Продать эту версию
CLTLP 354 Joe Simon - Mr. Right обложка альбома Joe Simon Mr. Right (Album) Compleat Records CLTLP 354 UK 1985 Продать эту версию
JS-101 Joe Simon - Simon Preaches Prayer обложка альбома Joe Simon Simon Preaches Prayer(LP) Skull Records (13) JS-101 US 1988 Продать эту версию
2258 Joe Simon - This Story Must Be Told обложка альбома Joe Simon This Story Must Be Told(CD, Album) Ripete 2258 US 1998 Продать эту версию

Singles & EPs

G-103 Joe Simon - It's A Miracle / Land Of Love обложка альбома Joe Simon It's A Miracle / Land Of Love(7", Styrene) Hush (5) G-103 US 1960 Продать эту версию
G 106 Joe Simon - It's All Over обложка альбома Joe Simon It's All Over(7", Single) Hush (5) G 106 US 1961 Продать эту версию
G 104 Joe Simon Call My Name(7", Single, Mono) Hush (5) G 104 US 1961 Продать эту версию