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Joe Simon

Also known as J Simon, J. Simon, J. Simone, J. Somon, Jo Simon, Simon, Somon

Discography of Joe Simon:

# Release title Total tracks Type of audio release Imprint date Label
1 River 2 Track list 1974-03-00 Polydor
2 Step By Step 2 Track list 1973 Polydor
3 Love Vibration 2 Track list 1978 Polydor
4 Drowning In The Sea Of Love 10 Track list 1972
5 Love Vibrations 9 Track list 1978 Spring Records
6 Bring It On Home To Me / When I'm Gone / Let's Do It Over 3 Track list 1980 Charly R&B
7 One Step At A Time 2 Track list 1977 Spring Records
8 Today 8 Track list 1976 Spring Records
9 Easy To Love 8 Track list 1977 Spring Records
10 Pool Of Bad Luck / Glad To Be Your Lover 2 Track list 1972 Spring Records
11 The Best Time Of My Life / What We Gonna Do Now 2 Track list 1974-09-00 Polydor
12 Carry Me / Do You Know What It's Like To Be Lonesome? 2 Track list 1973 Spring Records
13 Power Of Love / The Mirror Don't Lie 2 Track list 1972 Spring Records
14 Love Vibration 2 Track list 1978 Spring Records
15 Funny How Time Slips Away / Message From Maria 2 Track list 1976 Sound Stage 7
16 ...Better Than Ever 11 Track list 1969 Monument
17 The Power Of Joe Simon 10 Track list 1973 Polydor
18 That's The Way I Want Your Love / When 2 Track list 1970 Sound Stage 7
19 Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) / In My Baby's Arms 2 Track list 1975 Spring Records
20 Drowning In The Sea Of Love 2 Track list L.M.C.E.
21 Cleopatra Jones- (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) 12 Track list 1973 Warner Bros. Records
22 The Best Of 12 Track list 1977 Polydor
23 Today 8 Track list 1976 Spring Records
24 Happy Birthday, Baby 7 Track list 1979 Spring Records
25 The Best Of Joe Simon 12 Track list 1970 Sound Stage 7
26 Joe Simon's Greatest Hits 10 Track list 1972 Sound Stage 7
27 The Power Of Joe Simon 10 Track list 1973
28 The Sounds Of Simon 10 Track list 1971 Spring Records
29 Baby, Don't Be Looking In My Mind / Don't Let Me Lose The Feeling 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
30 When I'm Gone / When You're Near 2 Track list 1965 Vee Jay Records
31 Drowning In The Sea Of Love 2 Track list 1971 Spring Records
32 The Chokin' Kind 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
33 Cleopatra Jones (Original Soundtrack) 12 Track list 2001
34 Get Down 8 Track list 1975 Polydor
35 Easy To Love 8 Track list 1977 Spring Records
36 Love Vibrations / Happy Birthday Baby 18 Track list 2000 Southbound
37 (You Keep Me) Hangin' On / Long Hot Summer 2 Track list 1968 Sound Stage 7
38 Joe Simon 12 Track list 1963 JOY Records (3)
39 The Chokin' Kind 2 Track list 1969 Monument
40 Nine Pound Steel / The Girl's Alright With Me 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
41 Step By Step 2 Track list 1973 Mojo
42 Music In My Bones / Fire Burning 2 Track list 1975 Spring Records
43 Fallin' In Love With You / Magnolia 2 Track list 1981 Posse Records
44 Are We Breaking Up / We're Together 2 Track list 1981 Posse Records
45 Glad You Came My Way / I Don't Wanna Make Love 2 Track list 1980 Posse Records
46 Baby, When Love Is In Your Heart (It's In Your Eyes) / Are We Breaking Up 2 Track list 1980 Posse Records
47 Go Sam 2 Track list 1982 Posse Records
48 It Be's That Way Sometimes / Get Down, Get Down "82" 2 Track list 1982 Posse Records
49 Deeper Than Love / Step By Step 2 Track list 1983 Posse Records
50 It Turns Me Inside Out / Morning, Noon And Night 2 Track list 1985 Compleat Records
51 Mr. Right Or Mr. Right Now / Let Me Have My Way With You 2 Track list 1985 Compleat Records
52 You Give Life To Me 2 Track list 1981 Posse Records
53 Going Through These Changes / I Can't Stand A Liar 2 Track list 1979 Spring Records
54 I Wanna Taste Your Love / Make Every Moment Count 2 Track list 1979 Spring Records
55 Hooked On Disco Music / I Still Love You 2 Track list 1980 Spring Records
56 I.O.U. / It Must Be Love 2 Track list 1978 Spring Records
57 For Your Love, Love, Love / I've Got A Jones On You Baby 2 Track list 1977 Spring Records
58 One Step At A Time / A Trace Of Your Love 2 Track list 1977 Spring Records
59 You Didn't Have To Play No Games / What's Left To Do 2 Track list 1977 Spring Records
60 Easy To Love / Can't Stand The Pain 2 Track list 1976-12-00 Spring Records
61 I Need You, You Need Me / I'll Take Care (Of You) 2 Track list 1975 Spring Records
62 The Best Time Of My Life / What We Gonna Do Now 2 Track list 1974 Spring Records
63 River / Love Never Hurt Nobody 2 Track list 1973 Spring Records
64 Get Down 8 Track list 1975
65 Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) / In My Baby's Arms 2 Track list 1975 Polydor
66 A Bad Case Of Love 10 Track list 1977 Spring Records
67 Get Down 8 Track list Southbound
68 Mood, Heart And Soul 10 Track list 1974
69 Misty Blue / That's The Way I Want Your Love 2 Track list 1972 Sound Stage 7
70 Mood, Heart And Soul 10 Track list 1974 Polydor
71 The Chokin' Kind / Come On And Get It 2 Track list 1969 Monument
72 Easy To Love / Can't Stand The Pain 2 Track list 1977 Polydor
73 Step By Step 2 Track list 1973 Spring Records
74 Simon Pure Soul 12 Track list 1966 Sound Stage 7
75 Simon Pure Soul 12 Track list 1966 Sound Stage 7
76 By Popular Deman.. Joe Simon's Greatest Hits 11 Track list 1982 Posse Records
77 Glad You Came My Way 9 Track list 1981 Posse Records
78 Step By Step 2 Track list 1973 Spring Records
79 The River / Love Never Hurt Nobody 2 Track list 1973 Spring Records
80 It's Hard To Get Along 2 Track list 1969 Monument
81 No Sad Songs 2 Track list 1968-01-00 Monument
82 Looking Back 2 Track list 1969 Monument
83 Moon Walk 2 Track list 1970-01-00 Monument
84 That's The Way I Want Our Love 2 Track list 1970 Monument
85 Drowning In The Sea Of Love 2 Track list 1973-09-00 Polydor
86 Nine Pound Steel / The Girl's Alright With Me 2 Track list 1969 Monument
87 Music In My Bones 2 Track list 1975-09-00 Polydor
88 I Need You, You Need Me 2 Track list 1976-03-00 Polydor
89 Love Vibration 2 Track list 1979-02-00 Polydor
90 Get Down 8 Track list 1975 Polydor
91 ...Better Than Ever 11 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
92 No Sad Songs / Come On And Get It 2 Track list 1968 Sound Stage 7
93 Joe Simon's Greatest Hits 10 Track list 1974
94 Get Down 8 Track list Southbound
95 Moon Walk 2 Track list 1969 Monument
96 Simon Country 9 Track list 1973 Spring Records
97 My Adorable One / Say (That Your Love Is True) 2 Track list 1964 Vee Jay Records
98 Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) / In My Baby's Arms 2 Track list 1975 Spring Records
99 The Best Time Of My Life / What We Gonna Do Now 2 Track list 1974 Spring Records
100 Love Vibration 2 Track list 1978 Spring Records
101 All My Hard Times / Georgia Blue 2 Track list Spring Records
102 I Found My Dad / Trouble In My Home 2 Track list 1972 Spring Records
103 Farther On Down The Road / Wounded Man 2 Track list 1970 Sound Stage 7
104 Joe Simon 12 Track list 1969 Buddah Records
105 Nine Pound Steel 2 Track list 1977 Sound Plus
106 Hangin' On / The Chokin' Kind 2 Track list 1982 Monument
107 Cleopatra Jones (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 70 Track list 2010-04-00 Film Score Monthly
108 Looking Back 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
109 Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) / Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) 2 Track list 1975 Spring Records
110 Come Get To This 2 Track list 1976
111 The Chokin' Kind 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
112 (You Keep Me) Hangin' On / Long Hot Summer 2 Track list 1968 Sound Stage 7
113 Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) / In My Baby's Arms 2 Track list 1975 Polydor
114 Cleopatra Jones- (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) 12 Track list 1973 Warner Bros. Records
115 Drowning In The Sea Of Love 2 Track list 1971 Spring Records
116 Someone To Lean On / I Got A Whole Lot Of Lovin' 2 Track list 1974 Sound Stage 7
117 My Special Prayer 4 Track list Monument
118 Misty Blue / That's The Way I Want Your Love 2 Track list 1972 Sound Stage 7
119 The Sounds Of Simon 10 Track list 1971 Polydor
120 No Sad Songs / Come On And Get It 2 Track list 1968 Monument
121 The Power Of Joe Simon 10 Track list 1973 Polydor
122 (You Keep Me) Hangin' On 2 Track list 1968 Monument
123 Love Vibrations 4 Track list 1978 Polydor
124 It's A Miracle / Land Of Love 2 Track list 1960 Hush (5)
125 The Chokin' Kind 11 Track list 1969 Monument
126 Music In My Bones / Fire Burning 2 Track list 1975 Spring Records
127 It's So Hard To Get Along / San Francisco Is A Lonely Town 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
128 Your Time To Cry / I Love You More (Than Anything) 2 Track list 1970 Spring Records
129 I Wanna Taste Your Love 2 Track list 1979 Spring Records
130 Moon Walk 2 Track list 1970 Monument
131 Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) 2 Track list 1975 Polydor
132 Get Down Get Down (Get On The Floor) 2 Track list 1975 Polydor
133 Power Of Love / The Mirror Don't Lie 2 Track list 1972 Polydor
134 Yours Love / I Gotta Whole Lotta Lovin’ 2 Track list 1970 Sound Stage 7
135 Drowning In The Sea Of Love 10 Track list Southbound
136 (You Keep Me) Hanging On 2 Track list 1968 Monument
137 Message From Maria / I Worry About You 2 Track list 1968 Sound Stage 7
138 You're The One For Me / I Ain't Givin' Up 2 Track list 1971 Spring Records
139 Moon Walk 4 Track list 1969 Monument
140 Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) / Theme From "Cleopatra Jones" 2 Track list Collectables
141 The Power Of Joe Simon 10 Track list 1973 Polydor
142 Glad You Came My Way 9 Track list 1981 Posse Records
143 I Got A Whole Lot Of Lovin / Yours Love 2 Track list 1970 Sound Stage 7
144 My Special Prayer 2 Track list 1966 Sound Stage 7
145 The Power Of Joe Simon 10 Track list 1973 Polydor
146 Drowning In The Sea Of Love 10 Track list Southbound
147 The Chokin' Kind 11 Track list 1969 Calendar
148 Simon Country 9 Track list 1973 Polydor
149 Who's Julie / The Girl's Alright With Me 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
150 Teenager's Prayer / Long Hot Summer 2 Track list 1966-06-00 Sound Stage 7
151 The Power Of Joe Simon 10 Track list 1973 Spring Records
152 Farther On Down The Road / Wounded Man 2 Track list 1970 Sound Stage 7
153 Message From Maria / I Worry About You 2 Track list Monument
154 Happy Birthday, Baby 7 Track list 1979 Spring Records
155 Joe Simon's Greatest Hits 10 Track list 1972 Monument
156 Cleopatra Jones (Music From The Motion Picture) 12 Track list 2001
157 Love Vibrations 9 Track list 1978 Spring Records
158 One Last Look 2 Track list 1985 Compleat Records
159 The Chokin' Kind / Nine Pounds Steel 2 Track list Collectables
160 Moon Walk Part I 2 Track list 1970 Monument
161 Joe Simon's Greatest Hits 10 Track list 1972 Columbia
162 ...Better Than Ever 11 Track list 1970 Monument
163 You Keep Me Hangin' On 13 Track list 1989
164 Simon Sings 12 Track list 1969 Monument
165 Simon Pure Soul 12 Track list
166 The Chokin' Kind 11 Track list 1969 Monument
167 The World Of Joe Simon 20 Track list 1976
168 Power Of Love 2 Track list 1972 Spring Records
169 Soul Neighbours 18 Track list 1984 Charly R&B
170 The Best Of Joe Simon 12 Track list 1970 Monument
171 Theme From Cleopatra Jones / Who Was That Lady 2 Track list 1973 Spring Records
172 You're The One For Me / I Ain't Givin' Up 2 Track list Spring Records
173 Simon Sings 11 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
174 Looking Back 2 Track list 1969 Monument
175 The Chokin' Kind 2 Track list 1969 Monument
176 The Chokin' Kind 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
177 Message From Maria 2 Track list 1968 Monument
178 San Francisco Is A Lonely Town 2 Track list 1969 Monument
179 Nine Pound Steel / My Special Prayer 2 Track list 1967 Monument
180 Step By Step 2 Track list 1973 Polydor
181 No Sad Songs / Come On And Get It 2 Track list 1968 Monument
182 No Sad Songs 11 Track list 1968 Monument
183 I See Your Face / Searching 2 Track list 2013 Outta Sight
184 Lookin' Back 16 Track list 1988 Charly R&B
185 Mr. Right 8 Track list 1985 Compleat Records
186 It's In His Kiss / When I'm Gone 2 Track list President Records
187 No Sad Songs / Come On And Get It 2 Track list 1968 Sound Stage 7
188 Drowning In The Sea Of Love 2 Track list 1971 Spring Records
189 Nine Pound Steel / The Girl's Alright With Me 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
190 Moon Walk 2 Track list 1970 Monument
191 Pool Of Bad Luck / Glad To Be Your Lover 2 Track list 1972
192 Baby, Don't Be Looking In My Mind / Don't Let Me Lose The Feeling 2 Track list 1969 Monument
193 Happy Birthday, Baby 7 Track list 1979 Spring Records
194 Step By Step 2 Track list 1973 Polydor
195 Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) / In My Baby's Arms 2 Track list 1975 Polydor
196 Theme From Cleopatra Jones / Who Was That Lady 2 Track list 1973 Spring Records
197 The Power Of Joe Simon 19 Track list 2000 Southbound
198 San Francisco Is A Lonely Town 2 Track list 1969
199 Moon Walk 2 Track list 1969 Monument
200 When I'm Gone / When You're Near 2 Track list 1965 Vee Jay Records
201 Too Many Teardrops / What Makes A Man Feel Good 2 Track list Grant
202 It's Hard To Get Along / San Francisco Is A Lonely Town 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
203 Get Down 8 Track list 1975
204 Yours Love / I Gotta Whole Lotta Lovin’ 2 Track list 1970 Monument
205 I Need You, You Need Me / I'll Take Care (Of You) 2 Track list 1975 Spring Records
206 Cleopatra Jones- (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) 12 Track list 1973 Warner Bros. Records
207 The Chokin' Kind/Better Than Ever 22 Track list 1976 Monument
208 My Special Prayer / Nine Pound Steel 2 Track list 1976 Monument
209 My Adorable One / Oo Wee Baby I Love You 2 Track list Trip Oldies
210 I Wanna Taste Your Love / Make Every Moment Count 2 Track list 1979 Polydor
211 It's Hard To Get Along / San Francisco Is A Lonely Town 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
212 No Sad Songs / Come On And Get It 2 Track list 1968 Sound Stage 7
213 The Best Of Joe Simon 12 Track list 1970 Monument
214 Message From Maria 2 Track list 1968 Sound Stage 7
215 No Sad Songs 15 Track list 1989
216 The Best Of 12 Track list 1977 Polydor
217 Your Time To Cry 2 Track list 1971 Polydor
218 Get Down, Get Down (Get On The Floor) / Love Vibration 2 Track list 1978 Spring Records
219 The World Of Joe Simon 20 Track list 1976 Sound Stage 7
220 No Sad Songs 11 Track list 1968
221 Soul - 8 3 Track list Top 4
222 Love Vibration 2 Track list 1978 Polydor
223 That's The Way I Like It / Misty Blue 4 Track list 1972 Sound Stage 7
224 Too Many Teardrops 2 Track list 1966 Sound Stage 7
225 The Power Of Joe Simon 10 Track list 1973 Spring Records
226 San Francisco Is A Lonely Town / It's Hard To Get Along 2 Track list 1969 Monument
227 Drowning In The Sea Of Love (Ahogándose En El Mar Del Amor) / Let Me Be The One (Déjame Ser El Único) 2 Track list 1972 Polydor
228 Farther On Down The Road 2 Track list 1970 Monument
229 My Adorable One 20 Track list 1996 Charly R&B
230 The River / Love Never Hurt Nobody 2 Track list 1973 Polydor
231 Baby, Don't Be Looking In My Mind / Don't Let Me Lose The Feeling 2 Track list 1969 Monument
232 Pool Of Bad Luck / Glad To Be Your Lover 2 Track list 1972
233 Theme From Cleopatra Jones / Who Was That Lady 2 Track list 1973 Polydor
234 The Chokin' Kind 11 Track list 1969 Monument
235 Put Your Trust In Me (Depend On Me) / Just A Dream 4 Track list 1967 Sound Stage 7
236 The Chokin' Kind / Come On And Get It 2 Track list 1969 Monument
237 Moon Walk 2 Track list 1970-01-16 Monument
238 The Whoo Pee / Let's Do It Over 2 Track list 1965 Vee Jay Records
239 I Wanna Taste Your Love / Make Every Moment Count 2 Track list 1979 Polydor
240 The Chokin' Kind 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
241 Today 8 Track list 1976 Spring Records
242 No Sad Songs 11 Track list 1968 Sound Stage 7
243 Baby, When Love Is In Your Heart (It's In Your Eyes) 2 Track list 1980 Posse Records
244 It Turns Me Inside Out 2 Track list 1985 Compleat Records
245 The Best Time Of My Life / What We Gonna Do Now 2 Track list 1974 Spring Records
246 The Chokin' Kind 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7
247 Cleopatra Jones- (Original Soundtrack From The Motion Picture) 14 Track list 1973 Warner Bros. Records
248 Drowning In The Sea Of Love 2 Track list 1971 Spring Records
249 You Didn't Have To Play No Games 2 Track list 1977 Spring Records
250 Get Down 8 Track list Southbound
251 Power Of Love / The Mirror Don't Lie 2 Track list 1972 Spring Records
252 Teenager's Prayer / Long Hot Summer 2 Track list 1966 London Records
253 Baby, Don't Be Looking In My Mind / Don't Let Me Lose The Feeling 2 Track list 1969 Sound Stage 7

b. 2 September 1943, Simmesport, Louisiana, USA. Simon's professional career began following his move to Oakland, California, where a 1962 release, "My Adorable One", 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 Records subsidiary Spring. He maintained his ties with Richbourg until 1971, when a Gamble And 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 dancefloor. His late 70s 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 turn of the 80s Simon joined the Nashville Posse label, making a very welcome return to country soul. Cuts like “Magnolia”, the lively “Love Look At Us Now” and the delicate “Baby When Love Is In Your Heart” are simply magnificent. But the pick is the beautiful “Glad You Came My Way”. This classic had a super melody and Joe at his most introspective almost caresses the lyric. Such dynamic range and control. This return to form continued as he signed for Compleat in the mid-80s. “Morning Noon And Night” and “Let Me Have My Way With You”, despite the lack of sweetening, are amongst the best black music from that decade. Simon’s last secular 45 found him back with Richbourg cutting the fine Tony Joe White penned "Alone At Last"/ “Stay Love” but JR passed away and Simon lost heart. These days Bishop Joe Simon leads his congregation in song, his glorious mellow voice still capable of sending shivers down your spine. Long may he continue to do so.




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