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Vess L. Ossman

Sylvester Louis "Vess" Ossman (August 21, 1868 – December 7, 1923) was a leading five-string banjoist and popular recording artist of the early 20th century.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 21st, 1868 (Hudson), Died December 7th, 1923 (Fairmont)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1896 - 1920

Roles Represented in DAHR: banjo, composer, arranger

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 591 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 457 7-in. 2/16/1896 Jolly darkies Artists vary Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 463 7-in. 6/18/1897 In old Madrid Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 464 7-in. 6/18/1897 Narcissus Artists vary Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 465 7-in. 6/18/1897 Yankee Doodle Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 465[a] 7-in. 8/19/1897 Yankee Doodle Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 466 7-in. 8/19/1897 Directorate march Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 467 7-in. 8/19/1897 Rag time medley Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 468 7-in. 8/19/1897 L.A.W. march Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo, composer  
Berliner 469 7-in. 10/9/1897 Patrol comique Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 470 7-in. Before Apr. 1899 The stars and stripes forever Artists vary Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 471 7-in. 10/9/1897 The serenade Artists vary Banjo solo (10/9/1897 take); Banjo duet (take Z) instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 472 7-in. 10/9/1897 Gayest Manhattan Artists vary Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 473 7-in. 10/9/1897 Marriage bells Artists vary Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 474 7-in. 3/20/1899 Tyro mazurka Artists vary Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 475 7-in. Before Apr. 1898 Hot foot Sue Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 083 7-in. 4/23/1899 Yankee Doodle Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 084 7-in. 4/22/1899 Old folks at home Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 085 7-in. 4/23/1899 The serenade march Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 086 7-in. 4/23/1899 Gayest Manhattan Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 087 7-in. 4/22/1899 The handicap Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 088 7-in. 4/22/1899 L.A.W. march Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo, composer  
Berliner 089 7-in. 4/24/1899 The marriage bells Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 090 7-in. 4/24/1899 Rag time medley Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 091 7-in. 4/24/1899 Piccanniny dance Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
Berliner 092 7-in. 4/25/1899 Whistling Rufus Vess L. Ossman Banjo solo instrumentalist, banjo  
(Results 1-25 of 591 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Ossman, Vess L.," accessed November 28, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110647.

Ossman, Vess L.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 28, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110647.

"Ossman, Vess L.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 28 November 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/110647

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