Abe Olman  (1888-1984)
Last updated: 11.10.21
Abe Olman was an American songwriter and composer of popular music born in Cincinnati. He was very active in the American Society ASCAP and was its director between 1946 and 1956. As a co-founder of the Songwriters Hall of Fame he is honoured there by having its highest award, The Abe Olman Award, named after him. His most successful songs were Down Among The Sheltering Palms (1915) and Oh Johnny, Oh! (1917). Of ragtime interest is his Red Onion Rag (1912) which was one of around half-a-dozen of such pieces. He died in Rancho Mirage, California.
In common with many of his contemporaries he also used a pseudonym namely Arthur Manlowe.


Websites:
url15.gif Abe Olman Biography and list of works by "Perfessor" Bill Edwards  
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Ragtime Music CDs:
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cd15.gif Various Artists That Devilin' Tune CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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cd15.gif Paragon Ragtime Orchestra More Candy CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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cd15.gif Jo Ann Castle Jo Anne Castle - 22 Greatest Ragtime Hits: Vol. 1 CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
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pdf15.gif Down Among the Sheltering Palms Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif Faugh-A-Ballagh Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Honeymoon Rag (1908) Piano
pdf15.gif I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif If You've Got a Little Bit Hang on to It, It's Hard to Get a Little Bit More Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Mississippi Cradle Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! Piano, Voice wvicon.gif
pdf15.gif Oh! Susie Behave Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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pdf15.gif Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! Piano, Voice Del Delbridge (co-author)
Gus Kahn (words)
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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 63 works by Abe Olman (1888-1984). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER pdf15.gif (w&m)
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Moon Face 1907  wvicon.gif
Honeymoon Rag 1908  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Violetta 1908  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
High Life 1909
Candle-Stick Rag 1910  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
I Want to Powder My Nose 1910
Sea Weeds Rag 1910  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Egyptia 1911
Hallowe'en Rag 1911  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Red Onion Rag 1912  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Winter Garden Rag 1912  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Sweetest Little Sweetheart of Them All 1913 H.L. Becker (words)  wvicon.gif
Blue Birds 1914  wvicon.gif
Down Among the Sheltering Palms 1914 James Brockman (words)
A. Jolson (perf. by)
Monica Lewis (perf. by)
Tommy Dorsey (perf. by)
Emma Carus (perf. by)
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I'm Going Back to My Little Country Home 1914 J. B. Walsh (words)  wvicon.gif
If They Were All Like You 1914 William Dillon (words)
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Lucille Love 1914  wvicon.gif
Tango Rag 1914  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Telephone For Me 1914 J. B. Walsh (words)
Grant Clarke (words)
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If You've Got a Little Bit Hang on to It, It's Hard to Get a Little Bit More 1915 Ed Rose (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Sooner or Later 1915 Ed Rose (words)  wvicon.gif
There's a Girl Down South in Dixie Land 1915 J. Brandon Walsh (words)  wvicon.gif
Valse Ellis (w&m) 1915  wvicon.gif
Your Absence Makes Me Lonely 1915 Marvin Lee (words)
Come Back to Wai-Ki-Ki 1916 Roger Lewis (words)  wvicon.gif
Dancing Down in Dixieland (w&m) 1916 Irving Bibo (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Not So Very Far From Zanzibar 1916 Bert Wheeler (perf. by)
Betty Wheeler (perf. by)
Red Circle, The 1916 Ruth Roland (perf. by)  wvicon.gif
Step Along Henry 1916  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
All I Need Is a Girl Like You 1917 Addison Burkhart (words)  wvicon.gif
At Seven, Seventeen and Seventy Daddy Loved the Same Sweet Girl 1917 Raymond B. Egan (words)  wvicon.gif
Chasing the Chickens 1917 Raymond Walker (co-author)  wvicon.gif
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Cheerful Blues 1917  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Colleen Machree 1917 Jack Mahoney (words)  wvicon.gif
Faugh-A-Ballagh 1917 Ed Rose (words)
Blanche Ring (perf. by)
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Oh, Johnny! Oh, Johnny! Oh! 1917 Ed Rose (words)
N. Bayes (perf. by)
Bonnie Baker (perf. by)
Orrin Tucker (perf. by)
H. Lewis (perf. by)
George Watts (perf. by)
Andrew Sisters (perf. by)
Henry Lewis (perf. by)
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Old Horse That Knows His Way Home, An 1917 Ed Rose (words)  wvicon.gif
Sweetheart I'm Calling You 1917 Earl Haubrich (words)  wvicon.gif
When I Get Back to Home Sweet Home 1917
When the Girl You Love Lives in California 1917 David Berg (words)
You're Breaking My Heart With Good-Bye 1917 Raymond B Egan (words)
I Am Waiting For the Message of the Rose 1918 David Berg (words)  wvicon.gif
Meaning of Y.M.C.A., The 1918  wvicon.gif
Oh! Susie Behave 1918 Ed Rose (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Pick a Little Four Leaf Clover and Send It Over to Me 1918 Ed Rose (words)
C. Francis Reisner (words)
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When You Sang Hush-A-Bye Baby to Me 1918  wvicon.gif
Cootie Tickle, The 1919 Jack Yellen (words)  wvicon.gif
I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In 1919 Jack Yellen (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
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I've Found the Nesting Place of the Blue Bird 1919 Jack Yellen (words)  wvicon.gif
Johnny's in Town 1919 Jack Yellen (words)
George W. Meyer (words)
Karavan (w&m) 1919 Rudy Wiedoeft (co-author)  wvicon.gif
Nesting Place of the Bluebird 1919 Jack Yellen (words)  wvicon.gif
Who Wants a Baby? 1919 Jack Yellen (words)  wvicon.gif
O-Hi-O 1920 Jack Yellen (words)
E. Cantor (perf. by)
Van & Schenck (perf. by)
A. West (perf. by)
Lou Holtz (perf. by)
A. Jolson (perf. by)
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Ragadora 1920
Mississippi Cradle 1921 Jack Yellen (words)  wvicon.gif pdf15.gif
Curly Head 1922
Down Old Virginia Way 1922 Gladys Gillette (co-author)
Jack Yellen (words)
Vernon T. Stevens (words)
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I Thank You 1922 Walter Donovan (co-author)
Jack Yellen (words)
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Ev'rything You Do 1924 Walter Hirsch (words)
Bennett Twins (perf. by)
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I Left Her on the Shores of the Minnetonka 1925 Robert Levenson (words)  wvicon.gif
Sweet Blue Bird Take My Love a Message 1925 Arthur J. Lamb (words)  wvicon.gif
Down by the O - Hi - O, O, My, O! 1940 Jack Yellen (words)
Bob Strong (perf. by)
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youtube15.jpg Candle-Stick Rag 2:33 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Olman 
youtube15.jpg Cheerful Blues 2:48 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Olman 
youtube15.jpg Hallowe'en Rag 1:51 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Olman 
youtube15.jpg Honeymoon Rag 2:47 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Olman 
youtube15.jpg Red Onion Rag 2:32 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Olman 
youtube15.jpg Sea Weeds Rag 2:01 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Olman 
youtube15.jpg Step Along Henry 3:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Olman 
youtube15.jpg Tango Rag 2:29 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Olman 
youtube15.jpg Violetta 3:06 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Olman 
youtube15.jpg  Winter Garden Rag 2:35 Ragtime Dorian Henry A. Olman