Abe Olman

Abe Olman (December 20, 1887 – January 4, 1984), born Abraham Olshewitz, was an American songwriter and music publisher. He composed a number of successful ragtime and popular songs including "Red Onion Rag" (1912), "Down Among the Sheltering Palms" (1915), "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!" (1917), and "Down By the O-Hi-O" (1920). He was later director of ASCAP, and a founder of the Songwriters Hall of Fame which, in 1983, named the annual Abe Olman Publisher Award in his honor.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 20th, 1887 (Cincinnati), Died January 4th, 1984 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 132 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-15303 10-in. 10/26/1914 Bluebirds hesitation waltz Joseph Belmont Whistling solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-15924 10-in. 4/21/1915 Down among the sheltering palms Lyric Quartet Mixed vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16342 10-in. 8/10/1915 Sooner or later (Your heart will cry 'I want you') Ada Jones ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-16990 10-in. 1/10/1916 If you've got a little bit (Hang on to it, it's hard to get a little bit more) Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-18168 10-in. 8/1/1916 Dancing down in Dixieland M. J. O'Connell Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-18563 10-in. 10/18/1916 Come along to Caroline Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-18765 12-in. 11/29/1916 Way down in Arkansaw Victor Band Band composer  
Victor B-18766 10-in. 12/1/1916 At seven, seventeen and seventy Morton Harvey Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor C-19101 12-in. 1/18/1917 It's not your nationality Victor Military Band Band composer  
Victor B-19318 10-in. 2/28/1917 Some sweet day American Quartet ; Marion Harris Female vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-19378 10-in. 3/16/1917 Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, oh! American Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-19558 10-in. 4/7/1917 Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, oh Nora Bayes Female vocal solo, with mandolin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-19777 10-in. 5/14/1917 Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, oh! Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-20215 10-in. 7/12/1917 Some sweet day Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor B-21032 10-in. 10/31/1917 Daddy found you down beside the garden wall Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21061 10-in. 11/6/1917 An old horse that knows his way home Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-21950 10-in. 6/5/1918 Chasing the chickens Six Brown Brothers Saxophone sextet composer  
Victor B-21967 10-in. 6/6/1918 When you sang 'Hush-a-bye baby' to me Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-22175 10-in. 7/23/1918 Pick a little four-leaf clover and send it over to me Harry Macdonough ; Elizabeth Spencer Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22557 10-in. 1/24/1919 Johnny's in town Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-22741 10-in. 4/9/1919 Oh, Susie, behave Van Eps Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-23328 10-in. 11/6/1919 Where the lanterns glow Van Eps Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor B-23696 10-in. 2/24/1920 Karavan Joseph C. Smith's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-24755 10-in. 12/21/1920 Down by the O-hi-o (I've got the sweetest little O, my! O!) Billy Murray ; Victor Roberts [i.e., Billy Jones] Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-25688 10-in. 11/2/1921 Mississippi cradle Hackel-Bergè Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 1-25 of 132 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Olman, Abe," accessed August 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.

Olman, Abe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.

"Olman, Abe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 August 2021.

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