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 (Results 51-75 of 132 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 51-75 of 132 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Olman, Abe," accessed February 4, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.

Olman, Abe. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 4, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.

"Olman, Abe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 4 February 2023.

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