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 101-125 of 132 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
(Results 101-125 of 132 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Olman, Abe," accessed February 7, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.

Olman, Abe. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 7, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/106625.

"Olman, Abe." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 7 February 2023.

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