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 20, 1887 (Cincinnati), Died January 4, 1984 (Rancho Mirage)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1940

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, songwriter, lyricist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings

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  
Victor B-25710 10-in. 10/1/1921 Mississippi cradle Benson Orchestra of Chicago Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor B-25786 10-in. 12/1/1921 Mississippi cradle Edna Brown ; Elliott Shaw Female-male vocal duet, with marimbas and orchestra composer  
Victor B-26808 10-in. 7/18/1922 Down old Virginia way Edna Brown ; Henry Burr Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Victor B-27335 10-in. 12/21/1922 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Bruce Wallace Male vocal solo, with violin and orchestra composer  
Victor B-31001 10-in. 10/10/1924 Ev'rything you do Barney Rapp Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BVE-33869 10-in. 11/13/1925 Sweet blue bird (Take my love a message) Green Brothers Marimba Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with whistling composer  
Victor BVE-35335 10-in. 4/22/1926 Just a little dance George Olsen and his Music Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BVE-41579 10-in. 1/25/1928 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Maurice J. Gunsky Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-43349 10-in. 3/12/1928 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Franklyn Baur Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-46401 10-in. 7/12/1928 Some sweet day McKinney's Cotton Pickers Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor BS-75102 10-in. 1/27/1933 Some sweet day Louis Armstrong Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-043392 10-in. 11/18/1939 Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, oh! Glenn Miller Orchestra ; Marion Hutton Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-047533 10-in. 2/5/1940 Oh, Johnny, oh Riley Puckett Male vocal solo, with guitar and mandolin composer  
Victor BS-048947 10-in. 4/25/1940 Down by the O-H-I-O Smoothies Mixed vocal trio, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-050525 10-in. 5/7/1940 Down by the O-hi-o (o, my, o!) Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-051051 10-in. 5/31/1940 Down by the O-hi-o (O, my, o!) Kaydets ; Swing and Sway with Sammy Kaye Jazz/dance band, with male vocal trio composer  
Victor BS-051594 10-in. 7/1/1940 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Dick Todd Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-051894 10-in. 7/19/1940 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Mitchell Ayres ; Fashions-in-Music ; Mary Ann Mercer Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-053417 10-in. 9/4/1940 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor [Trial 1920-01-29-05] Not documented 1/29/1920 Who wants a baby? Rudy Wiedoeft's Californians Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 45555 10-in. 4/12/1915 Down among the sheltering palms Columbia Stellar Quartette Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 45903 10-in. 7/31/1915 Sooner or later Will C. Robbins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 45964 10-in. 8/24/1915 Sooner or later James F. Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 45969 10-in. 8/25/1915 If you've got a little bit, hang on to it Will C. Robbins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 46270 10-in. 12/14/1915 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  
Columbia 46965 10-in. 8/16/1916 Not so very far from Zanzibar Sterling Trio Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77000 10-in. 4/20/1917 Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! Elizabeth Brice Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77007 10-in. 4/24/1917 Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! Frank E. Banta ; Howard Kopp Piano and drums duet composer  
Columbia 77604 10-in. 12/28/1917 Faugh-a-ballah M. J. O'Connell ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 77656 10-in. 1/31/1918 Faugh-a-ballah Peerless Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78139 10-in. 10/22/1918 Oh! Susie behave Irving Kaufman Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78274 10-in. 1/27/1919 Johnny's in town Arthur Fields ; Peerless Quartet Male vocal solo and male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78666 10-in. 9/17/1919 Fee fi fo fum Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Columbia 78844 10-in. 12/5/1919 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Charles Harrison Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 78971 10-in. 2/11/1920 Mystery Happy Six ; Jack Kaufman Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia 78976 10-in. 2/14/1920 Who wants a baby? Columbia Saxophone Sextette ; Rachael Grant Saxophone sextet, with female vocal solo composer  
Columbia 78994 10-in. 2/21/1920 Who wants a baby Columbia Saxophone Sextette Saxophone sextet composer  
Columbia 79142 10-in. 4/24/1920 Ragadora Prince's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79308 10-in. 6/24/1920 Underneath the palms Prince's Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79451 10-in. 10/6/1920 Where is my daddy now blues Marion Harris Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79564 10-in. 12/8/1920 Sentimental melody Paul Biese Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Columbia 79568 10-in. 12/13/1920 O-H-I-O (O-my! O!) Al Jolson Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 79650 10-in. 1/21/1921 O-H-I-O Happy Six Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79667 10-in. Feb. 1921 Goodbye, pretty butterflies Art Hickman's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79689 10-in. Feb. 1921 Underneath the palms Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 79695 10-in. 3/22/1921 Where is my daddy now blues Ted Lewis Jazz Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia 80417 10-in. 6/24/1922 Down old Virginia way Charles Hart ; Elliott Shaw Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 37289 12-in. 5/18/1915 Leo Feist medley Prince's Band Band composer  
Columbia 49406 12-in. 12/31/1918 Down among the sheltering palms Dorothy Brunton Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia 49976 12-in. 7/6/1921 Mississippi cradle Prince's Dance Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Columbia W140805 10-in. 8/3/1925 I left her by the shores of Minnetonka Clover Gardens Orchestra ; William C. Polla Jazz/dance band composer  
Columbia W142143 10-in. 5/4/1926 Just a little dance Harry Reser's Syncopators ; Tom Stacks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W142992 10-in. 12/4/1926 Along Miami shore Ford and Glenn Male vocal duet, with piano lyricist  
Columbia W144045 10-in. 4/25/1927 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Art Gillham Male vocal solo, with steel guitar and piano composer  
Columbia 145742 10-in. 3/8/1928 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Lou Gold Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia W145834 10-in. 3/24/1928 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Charles Kaley Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
OKeh 663 10-in. ca. May 1919 My dreamy little lotus flower Van Eps Quartet Instrumental quartet composer  
OKeh S-7060 10-in. approximately Oct. 1919 Karavan Green Brothers' Xylophone Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7284 10-in. approximately 1920 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Elliott Shaw Male vocal solo composer  
OKeh S-7460 10-in. June 1920 Underneath the palms Hotel Commodore Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7698 10-in. Nov. 1920 O-hi-o (O-my-o) Hager Dance Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh S-7806 10-in. Mar. 1921 O-hi-o (O-my! O!) Jack Strouse Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
OKeh S-70116 10-in. Aug. 1921 Mississippi cradle Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 74182 10-in. 6/22/1926 Just a little dance Okeh Syncopators Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh 80051 10-in. 6/2/1926 Just a little dance Harry Raderman ; The Red Hotters Jazz/dance band composer  
OKeh W80339 10-in. 1/26/1927 Some sweet day Miff Mole's Molers Jazz/dance quintet songwriter  
OKeh W402751 10-in. 6/27/1929 I'm waiting for ships that never come in Jack Fralia Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
OKeh [OK cat 1187-A] 10-in. approximately 1919 Johnny's in town Arthur Fields Male vocal solo composer  
OKeh [OK cat 4500-b] 10-in. approximately Nov. 1921 Goodbye pretty butterflies Damon's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 725 10-in. approximately early 1917 Come along, Caroline Arthur Collins Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 1187 10-in. approximately Aug. 1917 Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny! Peerless Dance Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick 6137 10-in. approximately July 1921 Mississippi cradle Carl Fenton’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 6922 10-in. approximately Dec. 1921 Goodbye, pretty butterflies Selvin’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick 3755-3756 10-in. approximately June 1920 Who wants a baby All Star Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Brunswick 4728-4729 10-in. approximately Dec. 1920 O-hi-o (O-my! O!) Billy Jones Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 10744-10746 10-in. 5/25/1923 I‘m waiting for ships that never come in Fredric Fradkin Violin solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick 14665-14667 10-in. 1/22/1925 Everything you do Benny Krueger’s Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E31913 10-in. 1/27/1930 Karavan Louisiana Rhythm Kings Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E17669-E17671 10-in. 1/25/1926 Sweet blue bird Palakiko & Paaluhi Steel guitar duet composer  
Brunswick E18945-E18947 10-in. 4/29/1926 Just a little dance Mike Markel's Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Brunswick E26669-E26670 10-in. 2/25/1928 I’m waiting for ships that never come in Nick Lucas Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Brunswick C3113 10-in. 3/13/1929 Some sweet day Frank Sylvano Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Brunswick C1426-C1427 10-in. 1/10/1928 I’m waiting for ships that never come in Freddie Rose Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Brunswick C1716-C1718 10-in. 3/18/1928 I’m waiting for ships that never come in Abe Lyman’s California Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo; without vocal (C1718) composer  
Edison 3367 10-in. Oct. 1914 Lucille love National Promenade Band Band composer  
Edison 3996 10-in. 7/21/1915 Down among the sheltering palms Harvey Hindermyer Male vocal solo and mixed vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4116 10-in. 9/15/1915 Down among the sheltering palms Harvey Hindermyer Male vocal solo and male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Edison 4825 10-in. 6/27/1916 The lily and the frog Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5031 10-in. 9/29/1916 Dancing down in Dixieland Collins and Harlan Male vocal duet, with orchestra songwriter  
Edison 5532 10-in. 5/2/1917 Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, oh Premier Quartet Male vocal quartet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 5570 10-in. 5/18/1917 Oh Johnny, oh Johnny, oh Jaudas' Society Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 5725 10-in. 8/2/1917 All I need is just a girl like you Frisco "Jass" Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 5796 10-in. 9/20/1917 All I need is just a girl like you Rachel Grant ; Billy Murray Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6131 10-in. Mar. 1918 When you sang "Hush-a-bye baby" to me Helen Clark Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6607 10-in. 2/4/1919 Johnny's in town Arthur Fields Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 6654 10-in. 3/6/1919 You're breaking my heart with "good-bye" Leola Lucey Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7027 10-in. 11/21/1919 Who wants a baby Lenzberg's Riverside Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 7452 10-in. 7/31/1920 Moonlight in Mandalay Homestead Trio Female vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7587 10-in. 10/19/1920 Where-is-my-daddy-now-blues Aileen Stanley Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Edison 7726 10-in. 1/7/1921 O-h-i-o Max Fells' Della Robbia Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8216 10-in. 9/14/1921 Mississippi cradle Green Brothers' Novelty Band Jazz/dance band composer  
Edison 8557 10-in. 8/3/1922 Down old Virginia way Helen Clark ; Walter Van Brunt Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer  
Edison 8933 10-in. 4/18/1923 Funny feet Jazz-O-Harmonists Jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 9207 10-in. 10/16/1923 Memory Isle Homestead Trio Female vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Edison 9612 10-in. 7/11/1924 Ev'rything you do Harry Raderman's Dance Orchestra ; Joseph A. Phillips Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Edison 10589 10-in. 9/23/1925 Sweet blue bird Herbert Soman Salon Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Edison 10966 10-in. 5/7/1926 Just a little dance Kaplan's Melodists Jazz/dance band composer  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Olman, Abe," accessed January 26, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.

Olman, Abe. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved January 26, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.

"Olman, Abe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 26 January 2023.

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