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Carter, Madison H.
An annotated catalog of composers of African ancestry
New York: Vantage Press, 1986


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  Adams, Alton Augustus (b. 1889 d. 1987)   bandmaster, composer
  Adams, Leslie (b. 1932)   cast, piano
  Adams, Wellington Alexander (b. 1879)   composer
  Akpabot, Samuel Ekpe (b. 1931)   college professor, composer
  Aldridge, Amanda Ira (b. 1866 d. 1956)   piano, teacher
  Amu, Ephraim (b. 1899)   college professor, composer
  Anderson, Thomas Jefferson (b. 1928)   composer
  Anderson, Walter Franklin (b. 1915)   college professor
  Andrews, Ismay (a. 1935)   composer
  Appling, William (a. 1984)   composer, music director
  Archer, Dudley Malcolm (b. 1899 d. 1973)   organ, composer
  Baker, David Nathaniel (b. 1931)   bassoon, composer
  Ballanta-Taylor, Nicholas George Julius (b. 1893)   ethnomusicologist
  Bankole, Ayo (b. 1935 d. 1976)   composer
  Banks, Robert (b. 1930)   arranger, organ
  Barbour, J. Berni (b. 1881)   vaudeville pianist, songwriter
  Bares, Basile (b. 1845 d. 1902)   composer
  Barnes, Erik (b. 1955)   composer
  Beard, Ivy Lee (b. 1943 d. 1978)   composer
  Beckon, Lettie Marie (b. 1953)   composer, piano
  Bethune Greene, Thomas (b. 1849 d. 1908)   piano, composer
  Billups, Kenneth Browne (b. 1918 d. 1985)   music educator, choir conductor
  Bledsoe, Jules (b. 1898 d. 1943)   cast, singer
  Boatner, Edward Hammond (b. 1898 d. 1981)   composer
  Bolin, Paul C. (a. 1920)   composer
  Bonds, Margaret (Allison) (b. 1913 d. 1972)   composer, piano
  Bonnemere, Eddie [Edward Valentine] (b. 1921)   piano
  Brown, John Harold (b. 1902 d. 1981)   composer
  Brown, Lawrence Benjamin (b. 1893 d. 1972)   composer, piano
  Burleigh, Henry Thacker (b. 1866 d. 1949)   composer, singer
  Butler, Frank S. (b. 1883)   piano, composer
  Calhoun, W. Arthur   composer
  Carter, John (b. 1937)   piano, composer
  Casseus, Frantz Gabriel (b. 1921)   composer, lyricist
  Ceron, Jose Dolores (b. 1897 d. 1969)   composer
  Charlton, Melville (b. 1880 d. 1973)   organ
  Cheatham, Wallace McClain (b. 1945)   organ, composer
  Childs, John Michael (b. 1932 a. 1974)   composer
  Christy, Otto Mae Jones (b. 1920)   composer
  Clark, Edgar Rogie (b. 1917 d. 1978)   singer, composer
  Clarke, Bonna Mae Perine   composer
  Clary, Salone Theodore (b. 1939)   composer, music educator
  Clay, Omar (a. 1976)   composer
  Cochrane, Arthur Myron (b. 1878)   composer
  Coleman, Charles DeWitt (b. 1926 d. 1991)   composer, organ
  Coleridge-Taylor, Avril Gwendolen (b. 1903)   conductor, composer
  Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel (b. 1875 d. 1912)   composer
  Cook, Doc (b. 1891 d. 1958)   piano, arranger
  Cook, Will Marion (b. 1869 d. 1944)   composer, director
  Cooper, William Benjamin (b. 1920 d. 1993)   organ, composer
  Cordero, Roque (b. 1917)   composer, conductor
  Crowder, Henry (a. 1943)   composer
  Cunningham, Arthur H. (b. 1928)   composer
  Da Costa, Noel George (b. 1929)   composer, violin
  Davis, Elmer L. (b. 1926 d. 1983 a. 1980)   conductor, teacher
  Dawson, William Levi (b. 1899 d. 1990)   composer, conductor
  De Paur, Leonard Etienne (b. 1915)   composer, choral director
  Dede, Edmund (b. 1827 d. 1903 a. 1862)   violin, clarinet
  Dennis, Norton Edward   composer
  Dett, Robert Nathaniel (Farbiger) (b. 1882 d. 1943)   composer, teacher
  Dickerson, Roger Donald (b. 1934)   composer
  Dill, William Leslie (b. 1913)   bandleader, composer
  Dinroe, Dorothy   composer
  Diton, Carl Rossini (b. 1886 d. 1962)   piano, composer
  Dorsey, James Elmo (b. 1905)   baritone, composer
  Dorsey, Thomas A. [Thomas Andrew] (b. 1899 d. 1993)   blues singer, piano
  Dubois, Shirley Graham (b. 1906 d. 1977)   author, composer
  Dunbar, W. Rudolph (b. 1907 d. 1988)   conductor, composer
  Duncan, John (b. 1913 d. 1975)   composer, college professor
  El-Dabh, Halim (Abdul Messiah) (b. 1921)   composer
  Elie, Justin (b. 1883 d. 1931)   conductor, composer
  Elkins, William Cuthbert (b. 1872)   director
  Euba, Akin (b. 1935)   composer, university professor
  Eubanks, Rachel Amelia (b. 1922)   composer, administrator
  Evanti, Lillian (b. 1890 d. 1967)   soprano
  Fax, Mark Oakland (b. 1911 d. 1974)   college professor, composer
  Fischer, William Samuel (b. 1935)   arranger, composer
  Fleming, Larry Lee   composer
  Fletcher, John (a. 1973)   composer
  Floyd, Samuel Alexander (b. 1937)   music educator, administrator
  Fountain, Primous (b. 1949)   composer
  Freeman, Harry Lawrence (b. 1869 d. 1954)   composer, conductor
  Frierson, Andrew (b. 1927)   baritone
  Furman, James (b. 1937 d. 1989)   composer, music educator
  Gillum, Ruth Helen (b. 1906 d. 1991)   piano, educator
  Grider, Joseph William (a. 1986)   composer
  Hackley, Emma Azalia (b. 1867 d. 1922)   soprano, concert singer
  Hagan, Helen Eugenia (b. 1893 d. 1964 a. 1912)   organ, piano
  Hailstork, Adolphus Cunningham (b. 1941)   composer, conductor
  Hairston, Jacqueline Butler (b. 1938)   composer, arranger
  Hairston, Jester Joseph (b. 1901)   choir conductor
  Hakim, Talib Rasul (b. 1940 d. 1988)   composer
  Hall, Frederick Douglass (b. 1898 d. 1982)   music educator, composer
  Hancock, Eugene Wilson (White) (b. 1929 d. 1994)   music educator, organ
  Handy, W.C. [William Christopher] (b. 1873 d. 1958)   additional Music, cast
  Hare, Maud Cuney (b. 1874 d. 1936)   writer, piano
  Harris, Ethel Ramos (b. 1908)   piano, composer
  Harris, Howard C. (b. 1940)   conductor, arranger
  Harris, Margaret Rosezarian (b. 1943)   piano, conductor
  Harris, Robert Allen (b. 1938)   piano, music educator
  Hayes, Joseph C. (b. 1920)   composer, music educator
  Haynes, Eugene (b. 1928)   music educator, piano
  Hebron, J. Harvey (b. 1888)   composer
  Henry, Raymond   composer
  Herbison, James W. (b. 1947)   composer
  Herbison, Jeraldine Saunders (b. 1941)   violin, music educator
  Heywood, Donald (b. 1901 d. 1967)   cast, composer
  Hicks, L'roy Edward (b. 1931)   composer
  Hill, Edward Francis   composer
  Holland, Justin Miner (b. 1819 d. 1887)   composer, guitar
  Holt, Nora Douglas (b. 1885 d. 1974)   journalist, critic
  Huffman, Ethel Brown (a. 1935)   composer
  Jackson, Eugene Aldama (b. 1886)   composer
  Jackson, Marylou India (a. 1935)   composer
  James, Willis Laurence (b. 1900 d. 1966)   music educator, violin
  Jenkins, Edmund Thornton (b. 1894 d. 1926)   composer, reeds
  Jessye, Eva Alberta (b. 1895 d. 1992)   ass. al cori, choir conductor
  Johns, Altona Trent (b. 1904 d. 1977)   piano, composer
  Johnson, Bessie Viola (b. 1880)   composer
  Johnson, Frank (b. 1792 d. 1844)   clarinet, composer
  Johnson, Hall (b. 1888 d. 1970)   choir, choral director
  Johnson, J. Rosamond [John Rosamund] (b. 1873 d. 1954)   composer, singer
  Kay, Ulysses (Simpson) (b. 1917 d. 1995)   composer
  Kennedy, Matthew Washington (b. 1921)   music educator
  Kerr, Thomas Henderson (b. 1915 d. 1988)   college professor, composer
  Killingsworth, John Dekoven (b. 1898)   music educator
  King, Betty Jackson [Betty Lou] (b. 1928 d. 1994)   music educator, composer
  Lambert, Lucien Leon Guillaume (b. 1858 d. 1945)   composer, piano
  Lamothe, Ludovic (b. 1882 d. 1954)   composer, piano
  Lateef, Yusef (b. 1920)   flute, tenor saxophone
  Lavergne, Patrick (b. 1955)   composer
  Lawrence, William (b. 1895 d. 1981)   accompanist, singer
  Layton, John Turner (b. 1841 d. 1916)   music educator
  Leon, Tania Justina (b. 1943 a. 1967)   composer, conductor
  Lewis, Frederick Elliot (b. 1846)   piano, organ
  Lloyd, Charles (b. 1948)   composer, piano
  Logan, Wendell (Morris) (b. 1940)   composer, music educator
  Lovinggood, Penman (b. 1895)   writer, singer
  Marcus, Wade (a. 1972)   arranger, composer
  Margetson, Edward Henry (b. 1891 d. 1962)   composer
  Maultsby, Portia Katrenia (b. 1947)   composer, teacher
  Mayes, Robert M. (b. 1910)   composer
  McCarty, Victor Eugene (b. 1821 d. 1890)   composer
  McDaniel, William Foster (b. 1940)   arranger, composer
  McLin, Lena Johnson (b. 1928)   music educator, choir conductor
  McSwain, Augusta Geraldine (b. 1917)   piano, teacher
  Mells, Herbert Franklin (b. 1909 d. 1956)   music educator, composer
  Merrifield, Norman Lavelle (b. 1906)   composer, arranger
  Miller, James (b. 1907)   composer
  Miller, Lester (a. 1986)   composer
  Moffatt, Richard Cullen (b. 1927 d. 1982)   composer, piano
  Montague, J. Harold (b. 1907 d. 1950)   music educator, conductor
  Moore, Carman Leroy (b. 1936)   composer, writer
  Moore, Dorothy Rudd (b. 1940)   composer, soprano
  Moore, Kermit Diton (b. 1929)   cello, arranger
  Moore, Undine Smith (b. 1905 d. 1989)   composer, music educator
  Morgan, William Astor (b. 1890)   composer, teacher of piano and theory
  Morrison, George Sumner (b. 1891 d. 1974)   bandleader
  Mosley, J. Orville B. (b. 1909)   composer
  Mundy, James Ahlyn (b. 1886 d. 1978)   choir conductor
  Nickerson, Camille Lucie (b. 1888 d. 1982)   piano, organ
  Nketia, Kwabena J.H. (b. 1921)   ethnomusicologist
  Norman, Jeanette Latimer   composer
  Owens, Bankston   composer
  Owens, Robert Lee (b. 1925)   composer, piano
  Parker, Kaye   composer
  Parker, Reginald Nathaniel (b. 1929 d. 1970)   organ, teacher
  Parks, Gordon Alexander (b. 1912)   film producer, composer
  Perkinson, Coleridge-Taylor (b. 1932)   composer, dance arranger
  Perry, Julia (Amanda) (b. 1924 d. 1979)   composer, conductor
  Phillips, Arthur A. (b. 1918)   composer
  Pittman, Evelyn Larue (b. 1910 d. 1992)   music educator, composer
  Price, Florence Beatrice (b. 1888 d. 1953)   composer, arranger
  Price, John Elwood (b. 1935)   composer, piano
  Reece, Donald Cortez (b. 1908 d. 1974)   music educator, arranger
  Rivers, Clarence Joseph (b. 1931)   composer of sacred music, priest
  Roberts, Howard Alfred (b. 1924)   choir conductor, music director
  Robinson, Alphonse (b. 1910)   organ, composer
  Robinson, Josephus (a. 1980)   composer, arranger
  Roldan, Amadeo (b. 1900 d. 1939)   composer, violin
  Roxbury, Ronald Marle (b. 1946 d. 1986)   composer, instrumentalist
  Ryder, Noah Francis (b. 1914 d. 1964)   music educator, conductor
  Saint-Georges, Joseph Boulogne (b. 1739 d. 1799)   composer, violin
  Schuyler, Philippa Duke (b. 1932 d. 1967)   piano, composer
  Simpson, Eugene Thamon (b. 1932)   piano, arranger
  Simpson, Ralph Ricardo (b. 1933)   composer
  Singleton, Alvin (Elliot) (b. 1940)   composer
  Smith, Hale (b. 1925)   composer, arranger
  Smith, Nathaniel Clark (b. 1877 d. 1933)   conductor, music educator
  Smith, Warren I. (b. 1934)   jazz percussionist, college professor
  Smith, William Henry (b. 1908 d. 1944)   composer
  Southall, Mitchell Bernard (b. 1922 d. 1989)   composer, arranger
  Sowande, Fela [Olufela] (b. 1905 d. 1987)   composer, organ
  Still, William Grant (b. 1895 d. 1978)   arranger, composer
  Swanson, Howard (b. 1907 d. 1978)   composer
  Talbert, Wendell P.   composer, piano
  Taylor, Jean (a. 1928)   composer
  Taylor, Maude Cummings (b. 1897 d. 1984)   composer, teacher
  Terry, J. Roy (b. 1899)   composer, piano
  Thomas, Alfred Jack (b. 1884 d. 1962)   military bandmaster
  Thomas, Blanche Katurah (b. 1885 d. 1977)   choir conductor, teacher
  Thomas, C. Edward (b. 1935)  
  Thomas, Carlette Catherine   composer
  Tillis, Frederick Charles (b. 1930)   composer, administrator
  Tindley, Charles Albert (b. 1851 d. 1933)   minister, composer of gospel hymns
  Turkson, Adolphis (b. 1937)   composer
  Tyler, Jesse Gerald (b. 1879 d. 1938)   piano, composer
  Valentine, Alexander Mark (b. 1895)   bandmaster, teacher
  Walker, George Theophilius (b. 1922)   banjo, composer
  Walter, Reginald G. (b. 1948)   composer
  Whalum, Wendell Phillips (b. 1931 d. 1987)   music educator, choral director
  White, Clarence Cameron (b. 1880 d. 1960)   composer, violin
  White, Don Lee (b. 1930)   organ, choral director
  White, Joseph (b. 1833 d. 1920)   composer
  Whiting, Helen Adele Johnson (b. 1885)   composer
  Williams, Andrew Thomas (b. 1885)   bass, conductor
  Williams, Arnold K. (b. 1928)   music educator, conductor
  Williams, Julius Penson (b. 1954)   composer, conductor
  Wilson, Olly (Woodrow) (b. 1937)   composer, trombone
  Wisner, Genevieve McVey (b. 1907)   music educator, composer
  Work, Frederick Jerome (b. 1880 d. 1942)   composer, scholar
  Work, John Wesley (b. 1873 d. 1925)   composer, tenor
  Work, John Wesley (b. 1901 d. 1967)   composer, scholar
  Work, Julian C. (b. 1910)   arranger, composer

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