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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 Salome : Oriental intermezzo Banjo solo, with piano Vess L. Ossman 1901-01-21
Instrumentalist - Banjo Tell me, pretty maiden Banjo solo Vess L. Ossman 1901-01-21
Instrumentalist - Banjo A bunch of rags Banjo solo, with piano Vess L. Ossman 1901-01-21