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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 Banjo 'Lize Male vocal solo, with banjo Len Spencer; Vess L. Ossman 1903-11-05
Instrumentalist - Banjo Way down south Banjo solo, with piano Vess L. Ossman 1903-11-05
Instrumentalist - Banjo Marriage bells Banjo solo, with piano Vess L. Ossman 1903-10-23
Instrumentalist - Banjo Uncle Sammy march Banjo duet, with piano Vess L. Ossman; Parke Hunter 1904-04-07
Instrumentalist - Banjo Navajo Banjo duet, with piano Vess L. Ossman; Parke Hunter 1904-04-07
Instrumentalist - Banjo Babes in Toyland medley Banjo duet, with piano Vess L. Ossman; Parke Hunter 1904-04-07
Instrumentalist - Banjo Gondolier medley Banjo duet Vess L. Ossman; Parke Hunter 1904-04-07
Instrumentalist - Banjo Yankee Doodle Banjo solo Vess L. Ossman 1902-04-11
Instrumentalist - Banjo Turkey in the straw medley Banjo solo, with piano Vess L. Ossman 1908-10-05
Instrumentalist - Banjo The Buffalo rag Banjo solo, with piano Vess L. Ossman 1909-03-02