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Grattan, Virginia L.
American women songwriters
A biographical dictionary
Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1993, 279 p.


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  Armstrong, Lil (b. 1902 d. 1971)   composer, lyricist
  Ashford, Emma Louise (b. 1850 d. 1930)   composer
  Austin, Lovie (b. 1897 d. 1972)   piano
  Baez, Joan (Chandos) (b. 1941)   folksinger, vocals
  Baker, Anita (b. 1957)   soul singer
  Bates, Katherine Lee (b. 1859 d. 1929)   hymnologist
  Bayes, Nora (b. 1880 d. 1928)   actress, cast
  Beecher, Clare Rodman (b. 1888 d. 1958)   author, composer
  Belle, Barbara (b. 1922)   folksinger, songwriter
  Bergman, Marilyn Keith (b. 1929)   lyricist
  Bigeou, Esther (b. 1895 d. 1936)   blues singer, vocals
  Bond, Carrie Jacobs (b. 1862 d. 1946)   composer, publisher
  Brown, Phoebe Hinsdale (b. 1783 d. 1861)   hymnologist, hymnwriter
  Bryant, Felice (b. 1925)   composer, country music song writer
  Burns, Annelu (b. 1889 d. 1942)   lyricist, teacher
  Caldwell, Anne (b. 1867 d. 1936)   author, cast
  Campbell, Lucie Eddie (b. 1885 d. 1963)   composer of gospel songs
  Canning, Effie (b. 1857 d. 1940)   actress, songwriter
  Carey, Mariah (b. 1970)   country music singer, songwriter
  Carlisle, Una Mae (b. 1918 d. 1956 a. 1941)   piano, vocals
  Carpenter, Imogen (b. 1918)   composer, piano
  Carroll, June Betty (b. ERR4> a. 1934)   cast, composer
  Carson, Martha (b. 1921)   singer, guitar
  Carter, Betty (b. 1930)   singer, vocals
  Carter, Carlene (b. 1955)   country music singer, songwriter
  Carter, June (b. 1929)   singer, autoharp
  Carter, Maybelle Addington (b. 1909 d. 1978)   country music singer, guitar
  Cash, Rosanne (b. 1955 a. 1980)   country music singer, songwriter
  Chapman, Tracy (b. 1964)   songwriter
  Coates, Dorothy Love (b. 1928)   composer, gospel singer
  Collins, Judy (Marjorie) (b. 1939)   piano, singer
  Comden, Betty (b. 1915)   cast, composer
  Cooper, Wilma Lee (b. 1921)   country music singer, vocals
  Cotten, Elizabeth "Libba" (b. 1893 d. 1987)   guitar, folksinger
  Cox, Ida (b. 1896 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Crosby, Fanny Jane (b. 1820 d. 1915)   poet, hymn writer
  Cryer, Gretchen (b. 1935)   cast, composer
  Cushing, Catherine Chisholm (b. 1874 d. 1952)   author, composer
  Dane, Barbara (b. 1927)   singer, vocals
  Danzig, Evelyn (b. 1902)   songwriter
  Davis, Katherine Kennicott (b. 1892 d. 1980)   composer, hymnologist
  Davis, Skeeter (b. 1931)   country music singer, songwriter
  De Shannon, Jackie (b. 1944)   composer, lyricist
  Dee, Sylvia (b. 1914 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Deutsch, Helen (b. 1906)   author, lyricist
  Donnelly, Dorothy (b. 1880 d. 1928)   composer, director
  Douglas, Memphis Minnie [Minnie] (b. 1896 d. 1973)   guitar, vocals
  Duncan, Rosetta (b. 1900 d. 1959)   cast, composer
  Duncan, Vivian (b. 1902)   cast, composer
  Dungan, Olive (b. 1903)   composer
  Dunham, Katherine (b. 1910)   cast, choreographer
  Eberhart, Nelle Richmond (b. 1871 d. 1944)   lyricist, poet
  Eddy, Mary Baker (b. 1821 d. 1910)   hymn writer
  Edwards, Clara (b. 1887 d. 1974)   songwriter
  Edwards, Joan (b. 1919 d. 1981)   composer, jazz singer
  Edwards, Susie (b. 1896 d. 1963)   vaudeville entertainer, vocals
  Evans, Dale (b. 1912)   singer, vocals
  Fields, Dorothy (b. 1905 d. 1974)   cast, composer
  Fine, Sylvia (b. 1913 d. 1991)   composer, lyricist
  Firestone, Idabelle (b. 1874 d. 1954)   songwriter
  Fisher, Doris (b. 1915)   composer, lyricist
  Fitzgerald, Ella (b. 1920 a. 1936)   composer, interprete
  Ford, Nancy (b. 1935)   additional Music, arranger
  Franklin, Aretha (b. 1942)   soul singer, vocals
  Fuller, Sarah Margaret (b. 1810 d. 1850)   hymn writer, critic
  Gentry, Bobbie (b. 1944)   singer, vocals
  Goetschius, Marjorie (b. 1915)   composer, piano
  Grant, Leola "Coot" (b. 1893)   vaudeville entertainer, vocals
  Green, Lillian (b. 1919 d. 1954)   singer, songwriter
  Hale, Sarah Josepha (b. 1788 d. 1879)   poet, songwriter
  Hamilton, Nancy (b. 1908 d. 1985)   cast, composer
  Hammerstein, Alice (b. 1921)   songwriter
  Hanaford, Phoebe Anne (b. 1829 d. 1921)   author, hymn writer
  Hawes, Bess Lomax (b. 1921)   lyricist, singer
  Hawks, Annie Sherwood (b. 1835 d. 1918)   hymnologist, poet
  Hegamin, Lucille (b. 1894 d. 1970)   singer, vocals
  Hill, Chippie (b. 1905 d. 1950)   singer
  Hill, Mildred J. (b. 1859 d. 1916)   organ, piano
  Hill, Patty Smith (b. 1868 d. 1946)   composer
  Holiday, Billie (b. 1915 d. 1959)   musicisti, singer
  Howe, Julia Ward (b. 1819 d. 1910)   poet, hymn writer
  Hunter, Alberta (b. 1895 d. 1984)   blues singer, cast
  Hyde, Ann Beadley (b. 1799 d. 1872)   hymnologist
  Ian, Janis (b. 1951)   singer, vocals
  Jackson, Aunt Molly (b. 1880 d. 1960)   folksinger
  Jackson, Janet (Damita) (b. 1966)   singer, songwriter
  Jackson, Wanda (Lavonne) (b. 1937)   singer, guitar
  James, Inez Eleanor (b. 1919)   composer, lyricist
  Janis, Elsie (b. 1889 d. 1956)   cast, composer
  Johnson, Edith (b. 1903 d. 1988)   piano, singer
  Johnson, Mary "Signifyin" (b. 1900)   singer, songwriter
  Jones, Maggie (b. 1900)   piano, singer
  Joplin, Janis (b. 1943 d. 1970)   singer, songwriter
  Judd, Naomi [Diana Ellen] (b. 1946 a. 1983)   country music singer, songwriter
  Judd, Wynonna (b. 1964 a. 1983)   country music singer, songwriter
  Kerr, Jean (b. 1923)   lyricist
  King, Carole (b. 1943)   composer, lyricist
  Kitchings, Irene Armstrong (d. 1970s a. 1930s)   piano, leader
  Knapp, Phoebe Palmer (b. 1839 d. 1909)   philanthropist, composer of gospel songs
  Lathbury, Mary Artemisia (b. 1841 d. 1913)   hymnologist
  Lee, Julia (b. 1902 d. 1958)   rhythm & blues singer, piano
  Lee, Peggy (b. 1920)   cast, composer
  Leech, Lida Shivers (b. 1873 d. 1962)   hymn writer
  Leigh, Carolyn (b. 1926 d. 1983)   librettist, lyricist
  Lincoln, Abbey (b. 1930)   singer, vocals
  Liston, Virginia (b. 1890 d. 1932)   blues singer, vocals
  Lynn, Judy (b. 1936)   cast, singer
  Lynn, Loretta (b. 1935)   singer, vocals
  MacColl, Peggy (b. 1935)   folksinger, songwriter
  Madonna (b. 1959)   rock singer, songwriter
  Martin, Roberta Evelyn (b. 1907 d. 1969)   gospel singer, piano
  Martin, Sallie (b. 1896 d. 1988)   gospel singer
  Martin, Sara (b. 1884 d. 1955)   blues singer, cast
  McDaniel, Hattie (b. 1895 d. 1952)   singer, songwriter
  McEntire, Reba [Reba Nell] (b. 1955)   country music singer, vocals
  Midler, Bette (b. 1945)   singer, vocals
  Montana, Patsy (b. 1914)   composer, vocals
  Moore, Monette (b. 1902 d. 1962)   jazz singer
  Morgan, Agnes (a. 1910)   cast, director
  Morse, Theodora (b. 1890 d. 1953)   composer, director
  Nelson, Tracy (b. 1944)   country music singer, vocals
  Nichols, Alberta (b. 1898 d. 1957)   composer, songwriter
  Nugent, Maude Jerome (b. 1877 d. 1958)   composer, lyricist
  Oslin, K.T. [Kay Toinette] (b. 1941)   country music singer, songwriter
  Owens, Bonnie (b. 1933)   country music singer, guitar
  Parton, Dolly (Rebecca) (b. 1946)   country music singer, vocals
  Petkere, Bernice (b. 1906)   composer, songwriter
  Pierce, Billie (b. 1907 d. 1974)   choreographer, piano
  Pounds, Jessie Brown (b. 1861 d. 1921)   hymn writer
  Previn, Dory (b. 1929)   lyricist, singer
  Rainey, Ma (b. 1886 d. 1939)   blues singer, composer
  Raitt, Bonnie (b. 1949)   blues singer, guitar
  Reece, Florence (b. 1900 d. 1986)   folksinger, songwriter
  Reynolds, Malvina (b. 1900 d. 1978)   writer of political songs
  Ritchie, Jean (b. 1922)   singer, dulcimer
  Rodgers, Mary (b. 1931)   composer, librettist
  Roma, Caro (b. 1869 d. 1937)   cast, composer
  Ronell, Ann (b. 1903)   composer, lyricist
  Sager, Carole Bayer (b. 1944)   composer, lyricist
  Sanders, Alma M. (b. 1882 d. 1956)   composer, lyricist
  Scruggs, Irene (b. 1901)   blues singer, vocals
  Sigourney, Lydia Howard (Huntley) (b. 1791 d. 1865)   writer on etiquette, hymnologist
  Simon, Carly (b. 1945)   singer
  Simone, Nina (b. 1933)   piano, singer
  Smith, Bessie (b. 1894 d. 1937)   blues singer
  Smith, Clara (b. 1895 d. 1935)   singer
  Smith, Trixie (b. 1895 d. 1943)   blues singer, cast
  Smith, Willie Mae Ford (b. 1904)   gospel singer, hymnologist
  Spivey, Queen [Victoria Regina] (b. 1906 d. 1976)   blues singer, vocals
  Stowe, Harriet Beecher (b. 1812 d. 1896)   author, poet
  Streisand, Barbra (Joan) (b. 1942)   actress, cast
  Strickland, Lily (Teresa) (b. 1887 d. 1958)   composer, organ
  Suesse, Dana (b. 1911 d. 1987)   cast, composer
  Sunshine, Marion (b. 1894 d. 1963)   cast, composer
  Swados, Elizabeth (b. 1951)   additional Lyrics, cast
  Swift, Kay (b. 1897)   composer, lyricist
  Taylor, Koko (b. 1935)   blues singer
  Thomas, Hociel (b. 1904 d. 1952)   singer, vocals
  Thompson, Kay (b. 1913)   composer, author
  Thornton, Big Mama (b. 1926 d. 1984)   blues singer, vocals
  Twomey, Kathleen (Kay) Greeley (b. 1914)   lyricist
  Vega, Suzanne (b. 1960)   folksinger, songwriter
  Walker, Cindy (b. 1920)   composer, country music singer
  Wallace, Sippie (b. 1898 d. 1986)   piano, singer
  Ward, Clara (b. 1924 d. 1973)   G [=?], gospel singer
  Warner, Anna Bartlett (b. 1820 d. 1915)   hymnologist
  Washington, Dinah (b. 1924 d. 1963)   blues singer, vocals
  Waters, Ethel (b. 1900 d. 1977)   actress, cast
  Wayne, Mabel (b. 1898)   singer, dancer
  Weil, Cynthia (b. 1942)   composer, lyricist
  Wells, Kitty (b. 1919)   country music singer, vocals
  Wells, Viola Gertrude (b. 1902 d. 1984)   singer, vocals
  West, Dottie (b. 1932 d. 1991)   singer, songwriter
  Whitney, Joan (b. 1914)   composer, lyricist
  Whitson, Beth Slater (b. 1879 d. 1930)   lyricist, songwriter
  Willard, Emma C. Hart (b. 1787 d. 1870)   poet
  Williams, Marion (b. 1927)   gospel singer, songwriter
  Williams, Mary Lou (b. 1910 d. 1981)   arranger, cast
  Wilson, Edith (b. 1896 d. 1981)   cast, jazz singer
  Wilson, Jennie (b. 1857 d. 1913)   hymn writer
  Wilson, Kitty (b. 1927)   singer, string bass
  Wynette, Tammy (b. 1942)   country music singer, songwriter
  Yancey, Estella "Mama" (b. 1896 d. 1986)   blues singer
  Young, Rida Johnson (b. 1869 d. 1926)   author, librettist

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