The Playlist • Vess L. Ossman – Early Ragtime Banjo Solos (1903–1905)

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VESS L. OSSMAN: Whistling Rufus

New York: c. 1903 (remake of 1902)
Columbia 723 (take 4)
Acc: Uncredited pianist

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VESS L. OSSMAN: Mississippi Bubble

Philadelphia: November 5, 1903 (remake of October 23, 1903)
Monarch 1973 (mx. B 588 – 2)
Acc: Uncredited pianist

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VESS L. OSSMAN: Yankee Land

New York: Released June 1905
Zonophone 162 (mx. 4735)
Acc: Studio orchestra (probably Fred Hager, conductor)