Vess L. Ossman  (1868-1923)
Last updated: 01.11.21
According to the Internet source given below, Vess Ossman was an American 5-string banjo player and recording artist born in Hudson, New York. He started recording in 1893 becoming one of the most recorded musicians of his day. His repertoire included marches, cakewalks, rags, and other instrumentals. He also accompanied popular singers including Arthur Collins and Len Spencer. He died in Fairmont, Minnesota.


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url15.gif Vess Ossman Brief biography by wikipedia.org.  
Vess L. Ossman  (1868-1923) has at least 1 item(s) at the Amazons which you can order on-line by clicking the item's order icon.
Leisure Moments Gavotte
Music by: Vess L. Ossman.
Publisher: Walter Jacobs
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Printed: 1896. Sheet Music 2 pages. Limited Availability.
Jacobs' Amateur Series For Banjo
     Title Performer Comments
       
audio15.gif Bay State Quickstep Vess L. Ossman Edison Gold Moulded Record: 7955 at USCB
audio15.gif Dreamy Eyes Vess L. Ossman Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8493 at USCB
audio15.gif Hot Stuff Patrol Vess L. Ossman Edison Gold Moulded Record: 2616 at USCB
audio15.gif Rag Time Medley Vess L. Ossman Columbia Phonograph Co.: 3830 at USCB
audio15.gif Ragtime Medley Vess L. Ossman Columbia Phonograph Co.: 3830 at USCB
This list is arranged by composer and contains 30 songs sung by Vess L. Ossman who is featured on sheet music covers. It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Keys: ER
     Title Composer Attribution Remarks
         
sm15.gif Hoop-E-Kack (1909) Thomas S. Allen V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif St. Louis Tickle (1904) Theron Catlan Bennett V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Popularity (1906) George. M. Cohan V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Pretzel Pete - Everybody Knows Him (1906) Hampton Durand V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Colored Major (1900), The Stephen R. Henry V.L. Ossman (perf.)
William B. Farmer (perf.)
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sm15.gif Patrol Comique (1886) Thomas Hindley Fred Van Eps (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
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sm15.gif Smoky Mokes (1899) Abe Holzmann Peerless Orchestra (perf.)
Columbia Orchestra (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
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sm15.gif Bunch of Rags (1898), A Ben M. Jerome V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Gay Gossoon (1905), A Edwin F. Kendall V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Eli Green's Cake Walk (1898) Sadie Koninsky V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif  Dixie Girl (1903) James Bodewalt Lampe Shannon's 23rd Regiment Orchestra (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Anthony Dudley (perf.)
Albert Benzler (perf.)
Gilmore's Band (perf.)
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sm15.gif Darkie's Dream (1890), The George L. Lansing V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Fred Van Eps (perf.)
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sm15.gif Darkies Awakening (1902) George L. Lansing V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Darkies Patrol (1896) George L. Lansing V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Honolulu Cake Walk (1899) Joseph W. Lerman V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Florida Rag (1905) George L. Lowry V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Happy Days in Dixie (1896) Kerry Mills V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Ruby Brooks (perf.)
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sm15.gif Whistling Rufus (1899) Kerry Mills Peerless Orchestra (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
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sm15.gif Bay State Quickstep (1902) Vess L. Ossman V.L. Ossman (perf.) audio15.gif
sm15.gif Dreamy Eyes (1903) Vess L. Ossman V.L. Ossman (perf.) audio15.gif
sm15.gif Hot Stuff Patrol (1902) Vess L. Ossman V.L. Ossman (perf.) audio15.gif
sm15.gif  Rag Time Medley (1901) Vess L. Ossman V.L. Ossman (perf.) audio15.gif
sm15.gif Ragtime Medley (1896) Vess L. Ossman V.L. Ossman (perf.) audio15.gif
sm15.gif Cloud Chief (1910) Ernest J. Philie Charles D' Almain (co-author)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Charles D' Almaine (perf.)
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sm15.gif Tell Me Pretty Maiden (1900) Leslie Stuart V.L. Ossman (perf.)
William B. Farmer (perf.)
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sm15.gif Razzle Dazzle (1902) Harry von Tilzer V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Whoa, Bill! (1902) Harry von Tilzer Vess L Ossman (words)
Arthur Collins (perf.)
Byron George Harlan (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Joseph Natus (perf.)
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sm15.gif St. Louis Rag (1903) Thomas Million Turpin V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
sm15.gif Smiler (1907), The Percy Wenrich Fred Van Eps (perf.)
John F. Burckhardt (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
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sm15.gif Fun in a Barber Shop (1908) Jesse M. Winne V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudio15.gif
This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 10 works by Vess L. Ossman (1868-1923). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located.
Title Year Attribution Remarks
       
Darkey's Barbecue, The 1896  wvicon.gif
Leisure Moments 1896  amazon15.gif wvicon.gif
Ragtime Medley 1896 V.L. Ossman (perf.)  audio15.gif
Darkie Volunteer, The 1899  wvicon.gif
Rag Time Medley 1901 V.L. Ossman (perf.)  audio15.gif
Rusty Rags Medley 1901  youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
Bay State Quickstep 1902 V.L. Ossman (perf.)  audio15.gif
Hot Stuff Patrol 1902 V.L. Ossman (perf.)  audio15.gif
Dreamy Eyes 1903 V.L. Ossman (perf.)  audio15.gif
Go to It 1917  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg youtube15.jpg
     Title Dur Performer Composer Score/Song
           
youtube15.jpg Go To It 3:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry V.L. Ossman 
youtube15.jpg Rusty Rags Medley 1:30 Ragtime Dorian Henry V.L. Ossman