Odell, Herbert Forrest 10.aug.1872-25.feb.1926 USA Massachusetts, Boston - Boston Brookline
mandolinist, conductor, arranger, publisher, born at 41 Charles Street, 1893 teacher mandolin in Boston, 5.aug.1895 he returned from France where he had studied music in Paris, mandolinist at the Boston Opera House, he formed the 60 piece Langham Orchestra later named the Odell Orchestra, 1905 music publisher as H F Odell & Company at 165 Tremont Street in Boston which had the exclusive agency for fretted instruments by Gibson of Kalamazoo Michigan, 1905-1925 the firm's trade journal was named Crescendo, he published his own compositions and arrangements for mandolin, banjo, guitar and mandolin orchestra which became known as the 'Odell Edition', 1925 the company was taken over by the Vega Company, he was editor for Oliver Ditson Co. in Philadelphia and Carl Fischer in New York, he lived with his parents all his life, at time of death at 99 Francis Street Boston Roxbury, he died in a hospital or nursing home at 675 Washington Street Brookline ; son of music teacher/music publisher/instrument maker Ira Herbert Odell (Massachusetts, Randolph 29.nov.1841-1928 Boston) and Emma F Bellows (Massachusetts, Grafton sep.1852-1928 Boston) ; he never married

Title Parts

Laughing eyes. Waltz
pub H. F. Odell & Co., Boston 27feb1923
Nashville Mandolin Ensemble / Paul Martin Zonn

[] At Paragon Park. Song
words William H. Gardner
pub M. Witmark & Sons, New York 20may1909
the official song of Boston's $500.000 summer amusement resort, illuminated by a hundred thousand electric lights, Paragon Park, for the year 1909

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