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 126-132 of 132 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
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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