Victor Arden and Phil Ohman
October 7, 1896|
New Britain, Connecticut, U.S.
|Died||August 8, 1954
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
|Genres||Ragtime, Film scores|
Ohman was born Fillmore Wellington Ohman in New Britain, Connecticut in 1896. He is remembered as being one half of one of the pre-eminent piano duos in the 1922-1932, paired with Victor Arden. They were the pit pianists in many of George Gershwin's musicals, and recorded hundreds of piano rolls and records. Starting in mid 1927, just as they signed to Victor Records, they developed a large studio orchestra specializing in Broadway show songs that became quite popular. These particular records employed a rather large, brassy powerful sound (it is not known who they used as arranger), always with a space for a twin piano duet section.
Ohman died in Santa Monica, California on August 8, 1954.
- Try and Play It (1922)
- Up and Down the Keys (1922)
- Piano Pan (1922)
- Sparkles (1935)
- The Renegade Trail (1939)
- Captain Caution (1940)
- The Roundup (1941)
- Dick Tracy vs. Cueball (1946)
- Million Dollar Weekend (1948)
- Chadbourne, Eugene. "Phil Ohman – Music Biography, Credits and Discography : Allmusic". Allmusic. Retrieved March 10, 2013.
- Jasen, David A.; Trebor Jay Tichenor (1978). Rags and Ragtime: A Musical History. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc. pp. 231–232. ISBN 0-486-25922-6.
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