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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 Turkey in the straw medley Banjo solo, with orchestra Vess L. Ossman
Instrumentalist - Banjo Whoa Bill Banjo solo Vess L. Ossman 1902-10-08
Instrumentalist - Banjo On Emancipation Day Male vocal solo, with banjo Len Spencer; Vess L. Ossman 1902-10-25
Instrumentalist - Banjo My girl from Dixie Male vocal solo, with banjo Len Spencer; Vess L. Ossman 1902-10-25
Instrumentalist - Banjo Up to date medley Banjo duet Vess L. Ossman; Bill Farmer 1903-02-16
Instrumentalist - Banjo Honor bright march Banjo duet Vess L. Ossman; Bill Farmer 1903-02-16
Instrumentalist - Banjo The L. A. W. march Banjo solo Vess L. Ossman 1901-01-21
Instrumentalist - Banjo The man behind the gun Banjo solo Vess L. Ossman 1901-01-21
Instrumentalist - Banjo The Stars and Stripes forever Banjo solo, with piano Vess L. Ossman 1901-01-21
Instrumentalist - Banjo Hands across the sea Banjo solo, with piano Vess L. Ossman 1901-01-21