Abe Holzmann

Real Name:
Abraham Holzmann
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Abraham "Abe" Holzmann (19 August 1874 – 16 January 1939) was an American composer, who is most famous today for his march Blaze-Away!

Abraham Holzmann was born in New York City. His parents were Jacob Holzmann, a Hungarian (some sources say German) immigrant and Isabella Holzmann, a native of Louisiana.[1] The young Holzmann learned music in Germany.[2] A review originally published by the New York Herald on Sunday, 13t January 1901 entitled German Composer who Writes American Cakewalk Music describes "[h]is knowledge of bass and counterpoint is thorough, and his standard compositions bear the stamp of harmonic lore, which makes his proclivity for the writing of the popular style of music the more remarkable."[3]

Abe married Isabelle Fishblatt around 1908, and he became the manager of the Orchestra Department at Jerome Remick & Company, music publisher in New York.[1] He was an early member (1923) of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He earned his livelihood as composer/arranger for Tin Pan Alley publishers, including Leo Feist. He later was advertising manager for the American Federation of Musicians publication, International Musician. He was a member of Freemasonry, the Elks, and Knights of Pythias, all in New York City.

Holzmann died in East Orange, New Jersey at age 64. He was survived by his widow, a daughter Natalie Holzmann, three half-brothers, and four sisters. His music was especially revered by ragtime enthusiasts, although he composed marches, waltzes, and other light music.

His 1899 composition Smokey Mokes was briefly featured in the 1936 movie San Francisco.
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Abe Holzmann Discography Tracks

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2897 Abe Holzmann - Uncle Sammy March album art Dance Orchestra Uncle Sammy March (as Holzman) Dance Orchestra - Uncle Sammy March(Shellac, 10", S/Sided) Monarch Record 2897 US 1904 Sell This Version
438 Abe Holzmann - Blaze Away / Serves You Right album art London Homophone Orchestra / Mr. Billy Williams* Blaze Away (as A. Holzmann) London Homophone Orchestra / Mr. Billy Williams* - Blaze Away / Serves You Right(Shellac, 10") Homophon Company G.M.B.H. 438 UK 1909 Sell This Version
80048 Abe Holzmann - Blue Danube Waltz / Loveland Waltzes album art American Symphony Orchestra Loveland Waltzes American Symphony Orchestra - Blue Danube Waltz / Loveland Waltzes(Edison Disc) Edison Records 80048 US 1913 Sell This Version
Abe Holzmann - Sousa Medley (Washington Post - El Capitan And Stars And Stripes Forever)	 album art Pietro Deiro Blaze Away March Pietro Deiro - Sousa Medley (Washington Post - El Capitan And Stars And Stripes Forever) Victor Canada 1915 Sell This Version
A2635 Abe Holzmann - Uncle Sammy / For Your Boy And My Boy album art Arthur Fields / Peerless Quartette Uncle Sammy (as Holzmann) Arthur Fields / Peerless Quartette - Uncle Sammy / For Your Boy And My Boy(Shellac, 10") Columbia A2635 US 1918 Sell This Version
18559 Abe Holzmann - Rainbow Division March / Spirit Of Independence March album art Arthur Pryor's Band / Conway's Band Spirit Of Independence March Arthur Pryor's Band / Conway's Band - Rainbow Division March / Spirit Of Independence March(Shellac, 10") Victor 18559 US 1919 Sell This Version
4058 Abe Holzmann - Ching-A-Ling / A La Carte album art Conway's Band A La Carte Conway's Band - Ching-A-Ling / A La Carte(Shellac, 10") Okeh 4058 US 1919 Sell This Version
50652 Abe Holzmann - Spirit Of Independence March / Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty March album art Conway's Band / New York Military Band Spirit Of Independence March Conway's Band / New York Military Band - Spirit Of Independence March / Hail To The Spirit Of Liberty March(Edison Disc) Edison Records 50652 US 1920 Sell This Version
Abe Holzmann - "Calanthe" Waltzes / Far From Thee album art Ernest L. Stevens Calanthe and 1 more… Ernest L. Stevens - "Calanthe" Waltzes / Far From Thee Edison Records US 1923 Sell This Version
Band Of H.M. Royal Air Force Blaze Away March (as Holtzmann) Band Of H.M. Royal Air Force - Washington Grays / Blaze Away His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice UK 1926 Sell This Version
E.G. 1315 Unknown Artist, Berliner Harmonie-Orchester Feuert los! Unknown Artist, Berliner Harmonie-Orchester - Feuert los! / Stuttgarter S.-C.-Marsch(Shellac, 10") Electrola E.G. 1315 Germany 1929 Sell This Version
MR 315 Mackenzie Reid (2) Blaze Away - March (as Holzmann) Mackenzie Reid (2) - Blaze Away / Tancredi - Overture(Shellac, 10") Regal MR 315 UK 1931 Sell This Version
Abe Holzmann - Lady Of Spain / Blaze Away album art New Mayfair Dance Orchestra* Blaze Away (as Holzmann) New Mayfair Dance Orchestra* - Lady Of Spain / Blaze Away His Master's Voice Australia 1932 Sell This Version
B.4218 Abe Holzmann - Aldershot Command Searchlight Tattoo 1932 album art Massed Bands Of The Aldershot Command Blaze Away (as Holzmann) Massed Bands Of The Aldershot Command - Aldershot Command Searchlight Tattoo 1932(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B.4218 UK 1932 Sell This Version
B.4218 Abe Holzmann - Aldershot Command Searchlight Tattoo - 1932 album art Massed Bands of the Aldershot Command Blaze Away - March Massed Bands of the Aldershot Command - Aldershot Command Searchlight Tattoo - 1932(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice B.4218 UK 1932 Sell This Version
G21736 Abe Holzmann - Blaze Of Glory - March / Festjubel - March album art Grand Massed Brass Bands Blaze Of Glory - March (as Holzmann) Grand Massed Brass Bands - Blaze Of Glory - March / Festjubel - March(Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone G21736 Australia 1933 Sell This Version
MR 1148 Abe Holzmann - Blaze Away March / Marche Lorraine  album art Grand Massed Bands* Blaze Away March (as Holtzman) Grand Massed Bands* - Blaze Away March / Marche Lorraine (Shellac, 10") Regal Zonophone MR 1148 UK 1934 Sell This Version
GN 1151 Abe Holzmann - Fyr Løs / Festjubel album art Kåre Korneliussen Fyr Løs (Blaze Away) (as Aba Holzmann) Kåre Korneliussen - Fyr Løs / Festjubel(Shellac, 10") Columbia GN 1151 Norway 1950 Sell This Version
X 7706 Abe Holzmann - Bråttom! Bråttom! Bråttom! / Den Gamla Vaktparaden album art Povel Ramel Den Gamla Vaktparaden (as Holzman) Povel Ramel - Bråttom! Bråttom! Bråttom! / Den Gamla Vaktparaden(Shellac, 10") His Master's Voice X 7706 Sweden 1951 Sell This Version
Abe Holzmann - The Golden Age Of Ragtime album art Various Smokey Mokes Various - The Golden Age Of Ragtime (Comp) Riverside Records US 1956 Sell This Version
DNZ.10019 Abe Holzmann - Blaze Away / My Mission album art Josef Locke With Philip Green And His Orchestra Blaze Away (as Holzman) Josef Locke With Philip Green And His Orchestra - Blaze Away / My Mission(Shellac, 10") Columbia DNZ.10019 New Zealand 1956 Sell This Version
JGM 1040, JGM-1040, LP 1040 Abe Holzmann - I'm an Old Cowhand album art Bobby Sherwood Old Faithful (as A. Holzmann) Bobby Sherwood - I'm an Old Cowhand(LP, Album) Jubilee, Jubilee, Jubilee JGM 1040, JGM-1040, LP 1040 US 1957 Sell This Version
Abe Holzmann - Povel Ramel 1942 - 1952 album art Povel Ramel Den Gamla Vaktparaden (as Holzmann) Povel Ramel - Povel Ramel 1942 - 1952 (Comp) His Master's Voice Norway 1958 Sell This Version
Abe Holzmann - Mr. Acker Bilk Marches On album art Mr. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band* Blaze Away (as Holzmann) Mr. Acker Bilk's Paramount Jazz Band* - Mr. Acker Bilk Marches On (EP) Pye Nixa, Pye Nixa UK 1958 Sell This Version
66 777 Abe Holzmann - Blaze Away album art De Vrolijke Mijnwerkers Blaze Away (as A. Holzmann) De Vrolijke Mijnwerkers - Blaze Away(7", Single) Polydor 66 777 Netherlands 1959 Sell This Version