Abe Olman (born Abraham Olshewitz) (20 December 1888, Cincinnati, Ohio – 4 January 1984, Rancho Mirage, Calif.) was an American composer and music publisher.
After working as a song plugger in Cleveland, he opened a music publishing business, LaSalle Music, in Chicago. He wrote songs for many of Hollywood's early talking pictures. He composed a number of successful ragtime and popular songs including Red Onion Rag (1912), Down Among the Sheltering Palms (1915), Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! (1917), and Down By the O-Hi-O (1920).
He was later director of ASCAP, and a founder of the Songwriters Hall of Fame which, in 1983, named the annual Abe Olman Publisher Award in his honor.
Works for Winds
- Down Among the Sheltering Palms (arr. Schoenfeld) (1915/1956)
- Down by the O-Hi-O (arr. Yoder) (1944)
- Egyptia (arr. Harry L. Alford) (1911)
- Karavan (arr. Barry) (1919)
- My Dreamy Little Lotus Flower (arr. Barry) (1919)
- Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! (arr. Yoder) (1917)