Horace Ott

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Horace Ott is a noted American composer, record producer, conductor and pianist. Although not formally credited (his wife Gloria Caldwell being credited instead) he was one of the writers of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and arranged the Village People's hit "Y.M.C.A.". He also led the Horace Ott Orchestra.[1][2][3]


With Rusty Bryant

With Jimmy McGriff

With Houston Person

With Bernard Purdie

With Nina Simone


  1. ^ South Carolina African American: Honorees 2005 Horace Ott Accessed 2 June 2011.
  2. ^ Hilton Valentine, "Stories", 2001-04-28, Hiltonvalentine.com. Accessed 2 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Songwriter, Arranger Horace Ott", www.fyicomminc.com Jazzmen. Accessed 2 June 2011.