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Floyd, Samuel A. Jr.
Black music biography : an annotated bibliography
White Plains, New York: Kraus International Publications, 1987


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  Anderson, Marian (b. 1897 d. 1993)   accordion, chanteur
  Armstrong, Louis (b. 1900)   cast, composer
  Bailey, Pearl (Mae) (b. 1918 d. 1990)   cast, singer
  Baker, Josephine (b. 1906 d. 1975)   cast, singer
  Basie, [William] (b. 1904 d. 1984)   bandleader, composer
  Bechet, Sidney (Joseph) (b. 1897 d. 1959)   clarinet, saxophone
  Belafonte, Harry [Harold George] (b. 1927)   calypso singer, cast
  Berry, Chuck (b. 1926)   composer, lyricist
  Blake, Eubie [James Hubert] (b. 1883 d. 1983)   cast, composer
  Bland, James Allen (b. 1854 d. 1911)   minstrel show musician, professor
  Blind Tom (b. 1849 d. 1908)   piano
  Bolden, Buddy [Charles King] (b. 1877 d. 1931)   cornet, bandleader
  Boone, Blind [John William] (b. 1864 d. 1927)   piano, composer
  Bradford, Perry [John Henry Perry} (b. 1893 d. 1970)   lyricist, piano
  Bricktop (b. 1884 d. 1984)   singer
  Broonzy, Big Bill (b. 1893 d. 1958)   blues singer, guitar
  Calloway, Cab [Cabell] (b. 1907 a. 1930-1945)   bandleader, cast
  Carter, Benny (b. 1907)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Charles, Ray (b. 1930)   direttore d'orchestre, piano
  Cole, Nat King (b. 1917 d. 1965)   composer, lyricist
  Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel (b. 1875 d. 1912)   composer
  Collins, Lee (b. 1901 d. 1960)   trumpet
  Coltrane, John (William) (b. 1926 d. 1967)   alto sax, soprano sax
  Crouch, Andre Edward (b. 1942)   composer, gospel singer
  Dabney, Wendell Phillips (b. 1865 d. 1952)   writer, studio teacher
  Dandridge, Dorothy (b. >1923 d. 1965)   cast, singer
  Davis, Miles (Dewey) (b. 1926 d. 1991)   piano, tromba
  Davis, Sammy (b. 1925 d. 1990)   cast, music director for George Rhodes
  Dett, Robert Nathaniel (Farbiger) (b. 1882 d. 1943)   composer, teacher
  Dodds, Baby (b. 1898 d. 1959)   drummer, drums
  Dodds, Johnny [John M.] (b. 1892 d. 1940)   clarinet, alto saxophone
  Dolphy, Eric (Allan) (b. 1928 d. 1964)   alto saxophone, flute
  Ellington (b. 1899 d. 1974)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Fletcher, Tom (b. 1873 d. 1954)   entertainer
  Foster, Pops (b. 1892 d. 1969)   double bass
  Garner, Erroll (Louis) (b. 1921 d. 1977)   musicista, piano
  Gaye, Marvin (b. 1939 d. 1984)   composer, lyricist
  Gillespie, Dizzy [John Birks] (b. 1917)   tromba, trumpet
  Gonzales, Babs (b. 1919 d. 1980)   piano, vocals
  Gordon, Taylor (b. 1893 d. 1971)   cast, tenor
  Handy, W.C. [William Christopher] (b. 1873 d. 1958)   additional Music, cast
  Harrison, Hazel (Lucile) (b. 1883 d. 1969)   piano
  Hawes, Hampton [Hamp] (b. 1928 d. 1977)   jazz piano, piano
  Hawkins, Coleman (Randolph) (b. 1904 d. 1969)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Hayes, Roland (b. 1887 d. 1976)   tenor, vocals
  Henderson, Fletcher [James Fletcher] (b. 1898 d. 1952)   arranger, bandleader
  Hendrix, Jimi [James Marshall] (b. 1942 d. 1970)   guitar, rock singer
  Holiday, Billie (b. 1915 d. 1959)   musicisti, singer
  Horne, Lena (b. 1917 a. 1943)   cast, singer
  Jackson, Mahalia (b. 1911 d. 1972)   gospel singer, vocals
  Jackson, Michael (b. 1958)   singer, songwriter
  Jenkins, Edmund Thornton (b. 1894 d. 1926)   composer, reeds
  Johnson, Bunk (b. 1879 d. 1949)   trumpet
  Johnson, James Weldon (b. 1871 d. 1938)   composer, lyricist
  Johnson, Tommy (b. 1896 d. 1956)   bass, blues singer
  Jones, Bessie (b. 1902 d. 1984)   folksinger
  Joplin, Scott (b. 1868 d. 1917)   composer, librettist
  King, B.B. (b. 1925)   blues singer, guitar
  Kitt, Eartha Mae (b. 1928 a. 1953)   cabaret singer, cast
  Lewis, George (Louis Francis) (b. 1900 d. 1968)   clarinet, piano
  Little Richard (b. 1935)   composer, lyricist
  Marley, Bob (b. 1945 d. 1981)   entertainer, reggae musician
  Mingus, Charles (b. 1922 d. 1979)   bass (instrument), bass
  Morton, Jelly Roll (b. 1885 d. 1941)   composer, music based on
  Oliver, King [Joseph] (b. 1885 d. 1938)   composer, cornet
  Parker, Charlie [Charles Christopher] (b. 1920 d. 1955)   alto saxophone
  Patton, Charley (b. 1887 d. 1934)   blues singer, blues guitar
  Price, Leontyne [Mary Violet Leontyne] (b. 1927)   Sanger, soprano
  Prince (b. 1960)   rock singer, songwriter
  Rainey, Ma (b. 1886 d. 1939)   blues singer, composer
  Redding, Otis (b. 1941 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Richie, Lionel (Brockman) (b. 1949)   soul singer, songwriter
  Robeson, Paul (b. 1898 d. 1976)   bass-baritone, cast
  Rollins, Sonny (b. 1930)   tenor saxophone
  Ross, Diana (b. 1944)   soul singer
  Schuyler, Philippa Duke (b. 1932 d. 1967)   piano, composer
  Short, Bobby (b. 1926)   cabaret singer, piano
  Sissle, Noble (Lee) (b. 1889 d. 1975)   cast, composer
  Smith, Bessie (b. 1894 d. 1937)   blues singer
  Smith, Willie "the Lion" (b. 1897 d. 1973)   jazz piano, piano
  Still, William Grant (b. 1895 d. 1978)   arranger, composer
  Summer, Donna (b. 1948)   composer, lyricist
  Waller, Fats [Thomas Wright] (b. 1904 d. 1943)   cast, composer
  Waters, Ethel (b. 1900 d. 1977)   actress, cast
  Wells, Dickie [William] (b. 1907 d. 1985)   cast, trombone
  Williams, Bert (b. 1874 d. 1922)   cast, comedian
  Wonder, Stevie (b. 1950)   composer, harmonica

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