Abe Olman  (1888-1984)
Last updated: 17.10.18
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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cd15.gif Various Artists on "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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This list is arranged in chronological order and contains 93 works by Abe Olman (1888-1984). It does not claim to be complete and represents only the number of items located. Key: Electronic Resource Items
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Moon Face 1907  wvicon.gif
Honeymoon Rag 1908  wvicon.gif
Violetta 1908  wvicon.gif
High Life 1909  wvicon.gif
Candle-Stick Rag 1910  wvicon.gif
I Want to Powder My Nose 1910 Words & Music by Olman  wvicon.gif
Sea Weeds Rag 1910  wvicon.gif
Egyptia 1911  wvicon.gif
Hallowe'en Rag 1911 as Arthur Manlowe wvicon.gif
Star of Love 1911  wvicon.gif
Red Onion Rag 1912  wvicon.gif
Winter Garden Rag 1912  wvicon.gif
Rock-A-Bye Land 1913  wvicon.gif
Sweetest Little Sweetheart of Them All 1913 H.L. Becker  wvicon.gif
Blue Birds 1914  wvicon.gif
Down Among the Sheltering Palms 1914 J. Brockman  wvicon.gif
I'm Going Back to My Little Country Home 1914 J. B. Walsh  wvicon.gif
If They Were All Like You 1914 William A. Dillon  wvicon.gif
Lucille Love Waltzes 1914  wvicon.gif
Tango Rag 1914  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Telephone For Me 1914 J. B. Walsh, G. Clarke  wvicon.gif
I Love them All 1915 Jack Brennan, Earl Carrol  wvicon.gif
I'd Rather Be in a Shower of Kisses 1915 Words & Music by Olman  wvicon.gif
If You've Got a Little Bit Hang On to it 1915 Words & Music by Olman  wvicon.gif
In Our Little Loveland Bungalow 1915 James F. Hanley  wvicon.gif
Sooner or Later 1915 E. Rose  wvicon.gif
There's a Girl Down South in Dixie Land 1915 J. B. Walsh  wvicon.gif
Valse Ellis 1915  wvicon.gif
Your Absence Makes Me Lonely 1915 Marvin Lee  wvicon.gif
Come Along to Caroline 1916 Will J. Harris  wvicon.gif
Come Back to Wai-Ki-Ki 1916 Roger Lewis  wvicon.gif
Dancing Down in Dixieland 1916 I.M. Bibo  wvicon.gif
The Lily and The Frog 1916
Not So Very Far from Zanzibar 1916 Joe McCarthy, Ed Rose  wvicon.gif
The Red Circle 1916  wvicon.gif
Spring Bird 1916  wvicon.gif
Step Along Henry 1916  wvicon.gif
All I Need is Just a Girl Like You 1917 Addison Burkhardt  wvicon.gif
At Seven, Seventeen and Seventy Daddy Loved the Same Sweet Girl 1917 Raymond B. Egan  wvicon.gif
Chasing the Chickens 1917 Raymond Walker  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Cheerful Blues 1917  wvicon.gif
Climbing the Ladder of Love 1917 Ray Sherwood, Raymond Walker  wvicon.gif
Colleen Machree 1917 Jack Mahoney  wvicon.gif
Daddy Found You Down Beside the Garden Wall 1917 Jessie Greer, Raymond Egan  wvicon.gif
Dear Old Home 1917 Words & Music by Olman as Arthur Manlowe wvicon.gif
He Just Twiddled His Thumbs 1917 Ed Rose  wvicon.gif
I Wish You All the Luck in the World 1917 Words & Music by Olman  wvicon.gif
In a Garden of Shadows and Tears 1917 George A. Little as Arthur Manlowe wvicon.gif
In the Days of A.B.C 1917 Words & Music by Olman  wvicon.gif
Just a Little Love, By the Way 1917 Words & Music by Olman  wvicon.gif
My Rose of Palestine 1917 Dave Radford  wvicon.gif
Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! 1917 E. Rose  wvicon.gif
Old Fashioned Rose, My Mother 1917 Joe Lyons as Arthur Manlowe
An Old Horse That Knows His Way Home 1917 E. Rose  wvicon.gif
Over the Phone 1917 Will J. Hart  wvicon.gif
She Never Kissed Anything Else Except the Blarney Stone 1917 Lew Hayes, Will J. Hart  wvicon.gif
Some Sweet Day 1917 Ed Rose, Tony Jackson  wvicon.gif
Sweetheart, I'm Calling You 1917 Earl Haubrich  wvicon.gif
Wedding of the Flowers 1917  wvicon.gif
When I Get Back to Home Sweet Home 1917 Words & Music by Olman  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
When the Girl You Love Lives in California 1917 David Berg  wvicon.gif
You're Breaking My Heart With Good-Bye 1917 Raymond B Egan  wvicon.gif
Faugh-A-Ballagh 1918 Ed Rose  wvicon.gif
I Am Waiting For the Message of the Rose 1918 David Berg  wvicon.gif
The Meaning of Y.M.C.A. 1918 E. Rose  wvicon.gif
My Dreamy Little Lotus Flower 1918 Jesse G. M. Glick  wvicon.gif
Oh! Susie Behave 1918 E. Rose  wvicon.gif
Pick a Little Four Leaf Clover and Send It Over to Me 1918 C. Francis Reisner, E. Rose  wvicon.gif
When You Sang "Hush-A-Bye Baby" to Me 1918 F.K. Logan Jesse G. M. Glick  wvicon.gif
Cootie Tickle 1919 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
I'm Waiting For Ships That Never Come In 1919 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
I've Found the Nesting Place of the Blue Bird 1919 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Karavan 1919 Rudy Wiedhoft  wvicon.gif
The Land of Lullaby 1919 Jack Yellen, Joseph Sauter  wvicon.gif
Nesting Place of the Bluebird 1919 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Poppy Blossom 1919 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Who Wants a Baby? 1919 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Ask the Rose 1920 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Down by the O - Hi - O, O, My, O! 1920 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Moonlight in Mandalay 1920 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Title Year Co-Author Words By Remarks
         
Ragadora 1920  wvicon.gif
Mississippi Cradle 1921 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Curly Head 1922 M. Ager Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Down Old Virginia Way 1922 Gladys Gillette Jack Yellen, Vernon T. Stevens  wvicon.gif
Every Wednesday Night 1922 Cliff Friend  wvicon.gif
I Thank You 1922 Walter Donovan Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
I Wanna Go Home 1922 Jack Yellen  wvicon.gif
Remember the Waltz 1923 Sidney D Mitchell  wvicon.gif
Ev'rything You Do 1924  wvicon.gif
I Left Her on the Shores of the Minnetonka 1925 Robert Levenson  wvicon.gif
Pleasant Dreams Good-Night 1925 Words & Music by Olman as Arthur Manlowe wvicon.gif
Sweet Blue Bird Take My Love a Message 1925 Arthur J. Lamb  wvicon.gif
Give a Smile, to Get a Smile 1942 Nelson Ingham  wvicon.gif
     Title Performer Score/Song
       
youtube15.jpg Candle-Stick Rag (2:33) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Cheerful Blues (2:48) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Hallowe'en Rag (1:51) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Honeymoon Rag (2:47) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Red Onion Rag (2:32) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Sea Weeds Rag (2:01) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Step Along Henry (3:00) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Tango Rag (2:29) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Violetta (3:06) Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg  Winter Garden Rag (2:35) Ragtime Dorian Henry