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 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  
(Results 126-132 of 132 records)


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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