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Vess L. Ossman

Vess L. Ossman (1868–1923), a virtuoso banjo player, began his recording career for Edison Records during the early 1890s, and by the end of the decade "the banjo king" had become an international favorite. With a percussive style that earned him the nickname "Old Plunks," Ossman recorded over 230 sides for the Victor company alone. He also recorded prolifically for Edison, Columbia, Zonophone, and many other early disc and cylinder companies. He was an expert interpreter of ragtime material and was equally at home with marches, popular songs, and intermezzos.

The following recordings featuring Vess L. Ossman are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Instrumentalist - Banjo Little Johnny Jones medley Banjo solo, with orchestra Vess L. Ossman 1905-06-02
Instrumentalist - Banjo A gay gossoon Banjo solo, with orchestra Vess L. Ossman 1905-11-01
Instrumentalist - Banjo My Irish Molly-O medley Banjo solo, with orchestra Vess L. Ossman 1905-11-01
Instrumentalist - Banjo The Buffalo rag Banjo solo, with piano Vess L. Ossman 1906-01-26
Instrumentalist - Banjo Dixie girl Instrumental trio Ossman-Dudley Trio 1906-01-24
Instrumentalist - Banjo Al fresco : Intermezzo Instrumental trio Ossman-Dudley Trio 1906-01-24
Instrumentalist - Banjo St. Louis tickle Instrumental trio Ossman-Dudley Trio 1906-01-24
Instrumentalist - Banjo The motor march Banjo solo, with orchestra Vess L. Ossman 1907-02-05
Instrumentalist - Banjo Patrol of the scouts Banjo solo, with orchestra Vess L. Ossman 1907-02-05
Instrumentalist - Banjo Keep off the grass Banjo solo, with piano Vess L. Ossman 1903-11-05