Sylvester Louis "Vess" Ossman (August 21, 1868 – December 7, 1923) was a leading five-string banjoist and popular recording artist of the early 20th century. His recordings also include ragtime-era coon songs, such as "A Coon Band Contest", "The Darkies' Awakening", and Ernest Hogan's "All Coons Look Alike to Me", which were popular at the time.
Take letter suffix Z; this is the second take. Recorded in New York (before April, 1899).
Vess L. Ossman, banjo; piano acc. Recorded in New York, . Recorded on one side only. Library of Congress Magnetic Recording Laboratory, 1982. 1 sound tape reel : analog, 15 ips, double track, mono. Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932. Ossman, Vess L. prf. Created, Published. New York : E. Berliner's Gramophone, [189
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Vess Ossman (August 21, 1868 – December 7, 1923) was a leading 5-string banjoist and popular recording artist. Sylvester Louis Ossman was born in Hudson, New York, and made his first recordings in 1893. He became one of the most recorded musicians of his day, recording marches, cakewalks, rags, and other instrumentals. He also accompanied popular singers including Arthur Collins and Len Spencer. He performed in the USA and England. Vess L Ossman - The Colored Major.
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Composed By [Uncredited] – John Philip Sousa
- Banjo – Vess L. Ossman
NotesTake letter suffix = Z; this is the second take.
Recorded in New York (before April, 1899).