OMER SIMEON

Original New Orleans Jazz / Classic (1920s) Jazz • United States
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Omer Simeon's career can easily be divided into three parts due to significant associations with Jelly Roll Morton, Earl Hines, and Wilbur DeParis. Although born in New Orleans, Simeon ironically did not start to play clarinet until he moved with his family to Chicago in 1914. He took lessons from Lorenzo Tio, Jr. and soon afterward was working professionally. After playing with his brother/violinist Al Simeon's band, Omer spent four years (1923-1927) with Charlie Elgar's Creole Orchestra. It was during this time that he met up with Jelly Roll Morton (he soon became Morton's favorite clarinetist) and recorded classic sides with him in 1926 and 1928; among the many gems were "Black Bottom Stomp," "The Chant," "Someday Sweetheart" (taking a reluctant solo on bass clarinet), "Doctor Jazz," and a trio rendition of the complex "Shreveport Stomp."

Simeon worked regularly with King Oliver in 1927, and with his successor Luis Russell the
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OMER SIMEON Clarinette À La Créole album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Clarinette À La Créole
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1954
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Playing With...
Original New Orleans Jazz 1965

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OMER SIMEON Pioneers of Jazz, 16 - Omer Simeon (Dixie Rhythm Kings) 1929 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Pioneers of Jazz, 16 - Omer Simeon (Dixie Rhythm Kings) 1929
Original New Orleans Jazz 1960

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OMER SIMEON 1926 / 1929 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1926 / 1929
Original New Orleans Jazz 1992
OMER SIMEON Rare Cuts Well Done - Volume 7 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Rare Cuts Well Done - Volume 7
Original New Orleans Jazz 2005

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Beau-Koo Jack
Original New Orleans Jazz 1929
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Creole Lullaby (Peephole Blues)
Classic (1920s) Jazz 1945

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