Omer Simeon

Omer Victor Simeon (July 21, 1902 – September 17, 1959) was an American jazz clarinetist. He also played soprano, alto, and baritone saxophone and bass clarinet.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 21st, 1902 (New Orleans), Died September 17th, 1959 (New York City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1926 - 1954

Roles Represented in DAHR: clarinet, alto saxophone, saxophone, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone, leader, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-36239 10-in. 9/15/1926 Black bottom stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-36240 10-in. 9/15/1926 Smoke-house blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-36241 10-in. 9/15/1926 The chant Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-36283 10-in. 9/21/1926 Sidewalk blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-36284 10-in. 9/21/1926 Dead man blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-36285 10-in. 9/21/1926 Steamboat stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with talk instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-37254 10-in. 12/16/1926 Someday sweetheart Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, bass clarinet  
Victor BVE-37255 10-in. 12/16/1926 Grandpa's spells Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-37256 10-in. 12/16/1926 Original Jelly-Roll Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-37257 10-in. 12/16/1926 Doctor Jazz stomp Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-37258 10-in. 12/16/1926 Cannon ball Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-45619 10-in. 6/11/1928 Georgia swing Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-45620 10-in. 6/11/1928 Kansas City stomps Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-45621 10-in. 6/11/1928 Shoe shiner's drag Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-45622 10-in. 6/11/1928 Boogaboo Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-45623 10-in. 6/11/1928 Shreveport Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance ensemble instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-45624 10-in. 6/11/1928 Mournful serenade Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-45626 10-in. 6/11/1928 Sidewalk blues Jelly Roll Morton ; Red Hot Peppers Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48872 10-in. 2/8/1929 Novelty blues Jazz Wizards ; Richard M. Jones Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48873 10-in. 2/8/1929 New Jersey blues Jazz Wizards ; Richard M. Jones Jazz/dance trio instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48874 10-in. 2/8/1929 Tickle britches blues Jazz Wizards ; Richard M. Jones Jazz/dance quartet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-48875 10-in. 2/8/1929 Baby mine Jazz Wizards ; Richard M. Jones Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet  
Victor BVE-50523 10-in. 2/25/1929 Can I tell you? King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-50524 10-in. 2/25/1929 Uncle Joe's stomp King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-50525 10-in. 2/25/1929 My good man Sam King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BVE-50526 10-in. 2/25/1929 I can't be worried blues King Oliver Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Victor BS-100360 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'm a fool for loving you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-100361 10-in. 4/9/1936 Moonrise on the lowlands Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-100362 10-in. 4/9/1936 I'll always be in love with you Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-100363 10-in. 4/9/1936 Jangled nerves Fletcher Henderson's Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038255 10-in. 7/12/1939 Indiana Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038256 10-in. 7/12/1939 G. T. stomp Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038257 10-in. 7/12/1939 Ridin' and jivin' Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038258 10-in. 7/12/1939 Grand Terrace shuffle Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038259 10-in. 7/12/1939 Father steps in Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-038260 10-in. 7/12/1939 Piano man Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with vocal instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040474 10-in. 10/6/1939 Riff medley Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040475 10-in. 10/6/1939 Me and Columbus Earl Hines Orchestra ; Laura Rucker Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040476 10-in. 10/6/1939 X Y Z Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040477 10-in. 10/6/1939 'Gator swing Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040478 10-in. 10/6/1939 After all I've been to you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040479 10-in. 10/6/1939 Lightly and politely Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-040480 10-in. 10/6/1939 Rosetta Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with piano solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047055 10-in. 2/13/1940 Boogie woogie on St.Louis blues Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047056 10-in. 2/13/1940 Deep forest Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047057 10-in. 2/13/1940 My heart beats for you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-047058 10-in. 2/13/1940 Number 19 Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051521 10-in. 6/19/1940 Wait 'till it happens to you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051522 10-in. 6/19/1940 Call me happy Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051523 10-in. 6/19/1940 Ann Earl Hines Orchestra ; Billy Eckstine Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051524 10-in. 6/19/1940 Topsy-turvy Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051525 10-in. 6/19/1940 Blue because of you Earl Hines Orchestra ; Leroy Harris Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051526 10-in. 6/19/1940 You can depend on me Earl Hines Orchestra ; Walter Fuller Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo instrumentalist, saxophone  
Victor BS-051527 10-in. 6/19/1940 Tantalizing a Cuban Earl Hines Orchestra Jazz/dance band instrumentalist, saxophone  
OKeh W401114 10-in. 9/12/1928 My handy man Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, clarinet  
OKeh W401115 10-in. 9/12/1928 Organ grinder blues Clarence Williams’ Blue Five ; Victoria Spivey Female vocal solo, with jazz/dance quintet instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C4104 10-in. 8/21/1929 Smokehouse blues Omer Simeon Clarinet solo, with piano and traps instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C4105 10-in. 8/21/1929 Beau-Koo Jack Omer Simeon Clarinet solo, with piano and traps instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C4330 10-in. 9/11/1929 Beau-koo Jack Omer Simeon Clarinet solo, with banjo and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C4331 10-in. 9/11/1929 Beau-Koo Jack Omer Simeon Clarinet solo, with banjo and piano instrumentalist, clarinet  
Brunswick C4391 10-in. 9/23/1929 Story book ball Dixie Rhythm Kings ; Omer Simeon Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C4392 10-in. 9/23/1929 Easy rider Dixie Rhythm Kings ; Omer Simeon Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C4393 10-in. 9/23/1929 The chant Dixie Rhythm Kings ; Omer Simeon Jazz/dance band leader  
Brunswick C4394 10-in. 9/23/1929 Congo love song Dixie Rhythm Kings ; Omer Simeon Jazz/dance band leader  
Decca 39356 10-in. 2/12/1935 Disappointed in love Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39357 10-in. 2/12/1935 Rhythm lullaby-1 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39358 10-in. 2/12/1935 Japanese sandman-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39359 10-in. 2/12/1935 Bubbling over-1 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39360 10-in. 2/12/1935 Blue because of you-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 39361 10-in. 2/12/1935 Julia-3 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca 71756 10-in. 2/8/1944 Back door stuff, part 1 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71757 10-in. 2/8/1944 Back door stuff, part 2 Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71758 10-in. 2/8/1944 The goon came on Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71759 10-in. 2/8/1944 Once too often Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 71760 10-in. 2/8/1944 Jeep rhythm Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72655 10-in. 12/27/1944 I'm gonna see my baby Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72656 10-in. 12/27/1944 That someone must be you Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72657 10-in. 12/27/1944 A lover's lullaby Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72658 10-in. 12/27/1944 Oh gee, oh gosh, oh pshaw Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72659 10-in. 12/27/1944 I'm in a jam with baby Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72748 10-in. 2/27/1945 I passed through Memphis last night Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72749 10-in. 2/27/1945 Buzz-buzz-buzz Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72750 10-in. 2/27/1945 This is my confession Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 72751 10-in. 2/27/1945 I need a lift Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca 86652 8/13/1954 Skokiaan, part 1 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca 86653 8/13/1954 Skokiaan, part 2 Louis Armstrong instrumentalist, soprano saxophone  
Decca L 3906 10-in. 8/9/1945 Baby are you kiddin' Delta Rhythm Boys ; Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3907 10-in. 8/9/1945 Where's the melody Delta Rhythm Boys ; Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3908 10-in. 8/9/1945 The honeydripper Delta Rhythm Boys ; Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca L 3909 10-in. 8/9/1945 I've got the Caroline blues Delta Rhythm Boys ; Jimmie Lunceford Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone  
Decca C 9461 10-in. 9/12/1934 That's a plenty-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca C 9462 10-in. 9/12/1934 Fat babes-1 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca C 9463 10-in. 9/12/1934 Maple leaf rag-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca C 9464 10-in. 9/12/1934 Sweet Georgia Brown-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca C 9465 10-in. 9/12/1934 Rosetta-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca C 9474 10-in. 9/13/1934 Copenhagen-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca C 9475 10-in. 9/13/1934 Angry-3 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca C 9476 10-in. 9/13/1934 Wolverine blues-3 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca C 9477 10-in. 9/13/1934 Rock and rye-2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  
Decca C 9478 10-in. 9/13/1934 Cavernism-1, 2 Earl Hines Orchestra instrumentalist, clarinet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Simeon, Omer," accessed June 18, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106307.

Simeon, Omer. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106307.

"Simeon, Omer." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 18 June 2021.

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