Olio (musical number)

Alabamy Bound, one of many 'olio' song & dance numbers, early 1920s

An olio is a vaudeville number, a short dance or song, or a set of same, performed as an encore after the performance of a dramatic play. It can also be defined as a collection of various artistic or literary works or musical pieces used between acts in a burlesque or minstrel show. This was common on showboats in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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