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 131 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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Olman, Abe," accessed January 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.
Olman, Abe. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.
"Olman, Abe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 January 2021.
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