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  • Blues: Topic Page
    African-American music that originated in the work songs and Negro spirituals of the rural American South in the late 19th century. MORE
  • Folk: Topic Page
    Traditional music, especially from rural areas, which is passed on by listening and repeating, and is usually performed by amateurs. MORE
  • Jazz: Topic Page
    An eclectic, expanding collection of 20th century styles, principally instrumental and of black American creation. MORE
  • Spiritual: Topic Page
    A religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States. MORE
  • Gospel Music: Topic Page
    American religious musical form that owes much of its origin to the Christian conversion of West Africans enslaved in the American South. MORE

Jazz and Blues Musicians



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Folk Musicians

  • Carter Family: Topic Page
    Perhaps the most influential group in the history of country music, they helped to bring folk and country into America's cultural mainstream. MORE
  • Hutchinson Family: Topic Page
    US singing group. In 1841 Jesse (1813-1853) became the musical director and manager of a quartet made up of four of his siblings: (Adoniram) Judson (1817-1859), John (1821-1908), Asa (1823-1884), and Abby (1829-1892). MORE
  • Woody Guthrie
    From The Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music
    The author of America's 'alternative' national anthem 'This Land Is Your Land' and many other classic songs of social comment and protest.

Big Band Musicians

  • Cab Calloway: Topic Page
    US band leader, singer, and actor. He was a pioneer of scat singing with his catch phrase ‘Hi-de-ho’, used in his theme song ‘Minnie the Moocher’ (1931). MORE
  • Tommy Dorsey: Topic Page
    Musician, born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, USA. He was a Swing Era bandleader who began with local dance bands in Scranton, PA. MORE