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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 Zamona Banjo solo Vess L. Ossman 1901-05-16
Instrumentalist - Banjo Blaze away march Banjo duet Vess L. Ossman; Bill Farmer 1902-12-03
Instrumentalist - Banjo Nancy Brown Banjo duet Vess L. Ossman; Bill Farmer 1902-12-03
Instrumentalist - Banjo A medley of old timers Banjo solo Vess L. Ossman 1902-10-07
Instrumentalist - Banjo The little old log cabin in the lane Male vocal solo, with banjo Len Spencer; Vess L. Ossman 1902-12-05
Instrumentalist - Banjo Creole belles Banjo solo Vess L. Ossman 1902-10-07
Instrumentalist - Banjo A medley of old timers Banjo solo Vess L. Ossman 1902-04-11
Instrumentalist - Banjo The little old log cabin in the lane Male vocal solo, with banjo Len Spencer; Vess L. Ossman 1904-07-13
Instrumentalist - Banjo 'Turkey in de straw' medley Banjo solo, with orchestra Vess L. Ossman 1905-06-02
Instrumentalist - Banjo Peter Piper Banjo solo, with orchestra Vess L. Ossman 1905-11-01