Vess L. Ossman  (1868-1923)
Last updated: 24.04.22
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.


Websites:
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 Instruments/Issue Performers
       
  MP3 File(s)    
audioextmp315.gif Bay State Quickstep Edison Gold Moulded Record: 7955 V.L. Ossman
audioextmp315.gif Dreamy Eyes Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8493 V.L. Ossman
audioextmp315.gif Hot Stuff Patrol Edison Gold Moulded Record: 2616 V.L. Ossman
audioextmp315.gif Rag Time Medley Columbia Phonograph Co.: 3830 V.L. Ossman
audioextmp315.gif Ragtime Medley Columbia Phonograph Company: 3830 G (5-inch "grand" cylinder) V.L. Ossman
audioextmp315.gif Ragtime Medley Columbia Phonograph Co.: 3830 V.L. Ossman
  as Performer Composers
audioextmp315.gif Hoop-E-Kack Indestructible Record: 1113 T.S. Allen
audioextmp315.gif St. Louis Tickle Lakeside Indestructible Cylinder Record: 318 T.C. Bennett
audioextmp315.gif Popularity Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9521 G.M. Cohan
audioextmp315.gif Pretzel Pete Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9557 H. Durand
audioextmp315.gif The Colored Major Columbia Phonograph Co.: 31590 S.R. Henry
audioextmp315.gif  Patrol Comique Edison Gold Moulded Record: 2627 T. Hindley
audioextmp315.gif Patrol Comique Columbia Phonograph Co.: 3815 T. Hindley
audioextmp315.gif Smoky Mokes Columbia Graphophone Grand: 3858 A. Holzmann
audioextmp315.gif A Bunch of Rags Columbia Phonograph Co.: 3861 B.M. Jerome
audioextmp315.gif A Gay Gossoon Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9189 E.F. Kendall
audioextmp315.gif Eli Green's Cake Walk Columbia Phonograph Co.: 3856 S. Koninsky
audioextmp315.gif Eli Green's Cake Walk Columbia Phonograph Co.: 3856 S. Koninsky
audioextmp315.gif Dixie Girl U.S. Everlasting: 323 J.B. Lampe
audioextmp315.gif Darkies Awakening Busy-Bee Record: 129 G.L. Lansing
audioextmp315.gif The Darkie's Dream Columbia 3816 G.L. Lansing
audioextmp315.gif Darkies Awakening Edison Gold Moulded Record: 2607 G.L. Lansing
audioextmp315.gif Darkies Patrol Columbia: 3817 G.L. Lansing
audioextmp315.gif  Honolulu Cake-Walk Columbia Phonograph Co.: 3862 J.W. Lerman
audioextmp315.gif Florida Rag Edison Gold Moulded Record: 9713 G.L. Lowry
audioextmp315.gif Whistling Rufus Consolidated Phonograph Companies (?): Unknown K. Mills
audioextmp315.gif Make a Fuss Over Me Edison's National Phonograph Company: 8859 T.F. Morse
audioextmp315.gif Cloud Chief Indestructible Record: 3036 E.J. Philie
audioextmp315.gif Tell Me Pretty Maiden Columbia Phonograph Co.: 31592 L. Stuart
audioextmp315.gif  Razzle Dazzle Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8618 H. von Tilzer
audioextmp315.gif Whoa, Bill! Columbia Phonograph Co.: 31780 H. von Tilzer
audioextmp315.gif St. Louis Rag Edison Gold Moulded Record: 8726 T.M. Turpin
audioextmp315.gif The Smiler Indestructible Record: 855 P. Wenrich
audioextmp315.gif The Mosquitoes' Parade Columbia Phonograph Company: 31589 (5-inch "grand" cylinder) H. Whitney
audioextmp315.gif Fun in a Barber Shop Edison Standard Record: 10015 J.M. Winne
     Title Attribution Instruments Source Remarks
           
pdf15.gif Go to It (1917) V.L. Ossman (music) Piano IMSLP
  As performer        
pdf15.gif Florida Rag (1905) G.L. Lowry (music)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Piano IMSLP
This list is arranged by composer and contains 33 works performed 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
         
perf15.jpg Hoop-E-Kack (1909) Thomas S. Allen V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg St. Louis Tickle (1904) Theron Catlan Bennett V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Popularity (1906) George. M. Cohan V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Pretzel Pete - Everybody Knows Him (1906) Hampton Durand V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Colored Major (1900), The Stephen R. Henry V.L. Ossman (perf.)
William B. Farmer (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Patrol Comique (1886) Thomas Hindley Fred Van Eps (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Smoky Mokes (1899) Abe Holzmann Peerless Orchestra (perf.)
Columbia Orchestra (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Bunch of Rags (1898), A Ben M. Jerome V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Gay Gossoon (1905), A Edwin F. Kendall V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Eli Green's Cake Walk (1898) Sadie Koninsky V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg  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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perf15.jpg Darkie's Dream (1890), The George L. Lansing Gilmore's Band (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Fred Van Eps (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Darkies Patrol (1896) George L. Lansing V.L. Ossman (perf.) Pub.audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Darkies Awakening (1902) George L. Lansing V.L. Ossman (perf.) Pub.audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Honolulu Cake Walk (1899) Joseph W. Lerman V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Florida Rag (1905) George L. Lowry V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Happy Days in Dixie (1896) Kerry Mills V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Ruby Brooks (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Whistling Rufus (1899) Kerry Mills Peerless Orchestra (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Make a Fuss Over Me (1904) Theodore F. Morse Edward Madden (words)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Vera King (perf.)
Kathryn Miley (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Ragtime Medley (1896) Vess L. Ossman V.L. Ossman (perf.) audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Rag Time Medley (1901) Vess L. Ossman V.L. Ossman (perf.) audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg  Hot Stuff Patrol (1902) Vess L. Ossman V.L. Ossman (perf.) audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Bay State Quickstep (1902) Vess L. Ossman V.L. Ossman (perf.) audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Dreamy Eyes (1903) Vess L. Ossman V.L. Ossman (perf.) audioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Cloud Chief (1910) Ernest J. Philie Charles D' Almain (co-author)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Charles D' Almaine (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Tell Me Pretty Maiden (1900) Leslie Stuart V.L. Ossman (perf.)
William B. Farmer (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Razzle Dazzle (1902) Harry von Tilzer V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gif
perf15.jpg Whoa, Bill! (1902) Harry von Tilzer Vess L Ossman (words)
Arthur Collins (perf.)
Byron George Harlan (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Joseph Natus (perf.)
perf15.jpg St. Louis Rag (1903) Thomas Million Turpin V.L. Ossman (perf.) wvicon.gifaudioextmp315.gif
perf15.jpg Smiler (1907), The Percy Wenrich Fred Van Eps (perf.)
John F. Burckhardt (perf.)
V.L. Ossman (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Mosquitoes' Parade (1899), The Howard Whitney V.L. Ossman (perf.)
Bill Farmer: (perf.)
Whitney Bros (perf.)
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perf15.jpg Fun in a Barber Shop (1908) Jesse M. Winne V.L. Ossman (perf.) Pub.audioextmp315.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. Keys: pdf15.gif
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.)  audioextmp315.gif
Darkie Volunteer, The 1899  wvicon.gif
Rag Time Medley 1901 V.L. Ossman (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
Rusty Rags Medley 1901  youtube15.jpg
Bay State Quickstep 1902 V.L. Ossman (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
Hot Stuff Patrol 1902 V.L. Ossman (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
Dreamy Eyes 1903 V.L. Ossman (perf.)  audioextmp315.gif
Go to It 1917  wvicon.gif youtube15.jpg
     Title Duration Performer
       
youtube15.jpg Go To It 3:00 Ragtime Dorian Henry
youtube15.jpg Rusty Rags Medley 1:30 Ragtime Dorian Henry