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 76-100 of 132 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 76-100 of 132 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Olman, Abe," accessed February 1, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.

Olman, Abe. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 1, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.

"Olman, Abe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 1 February 2023.

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