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Turner, Patricia
Dictionary of Afro-American performers
78 rpm and cylinder recordings of opera, choral music, and song, c1900-1949
New York & London: Garland, 1990


The above item has biographical information on:

  Anderson, Marian (b. 1897 d. 1993)   accordion, chanteur
  Bland, James Allen (b. 1854 d. 1911)   minstrel show musician, professor
  Bledsoe, Jules (b. 1898 d. 1943)   cast, singer
  Boatner, Edward Hammond (b. 1898 d. 1981)   composer
  Bonds, Margaret (Allison) (b. 1913 d. 1972)   composer, piano
  Boxill, Carlton (b. 1896 a. 1920-1930s)   tenor
  Brice, Carol (Lovette Hawkins) (b. 1918 d. 1985)   cast, contralto
  Brown, Anita Patti (d. 1950)   singer
  Brown, Anne (b. 1915)   cast, interprete
  Brown, Lawrence Benjamin (b. 1893 d. 1972)   composer, piano
  Burleigh, Henry Thacker (b. 1866 d. 1949)   composer, singer
  Clark, Carroll (b. 1880 d. 1933)   baritone
  Cole-Talbert, Florence (b. 1890 d. 1961)   soprano
  Cook, Will Marion (b. 1869 d. 1944)   composer, director
  Davis, Ellabelle (b. 1907 d. 1960)   soprano
  Davis, Gussie Lord (b. 1863 d. 1899)   songwriter
  Dawson, William Levi (b. 1899 d. 1990)   composer, conductor
  De Paur, Leonard Etienne (b. 1915)   composer, choral director
  Delmore, Harry (a. 1910-1930)   tenor
  Dett, Robert Nathaniel (Farbiger) (b. 1882 d. 1943)   composer, teacher
  Dobbs, Mattiwalda (b. 1925)   soprano, vocals
  Dowdy, Helen (d. 1971)   cast, singer
  Duncan, Todd [Robert Todd] (b. 1903)   baritone, cast
  Gaines, J. Arthur (b. 1890)   tenor
  Garnes, Antoinette Elizabeth (b. 1887 d. 1938)   soprano
  Greenfield, Elizabeth Taylor (b. 1819 d. 1876)   cast, second alto
  Harreld, Kemper (b. 1884 d. 1972)   violin, music educator
  Hayes, Roland (b. 1887 d. 1976)   tenor, vocals
  Holland, Charles (b. 1908 d. 1987)   producer, sanger
  Hughes, Revella E. (b. 1895 d. 1987)   soprano, instrumentalist
  Hunter, Nell Pierce (b. 1889)   soprano
  Jessye, Eva Alberta (b. 1895 d. 1992)   ass. al cori, choir conductor
  Johnson, Hall (b. 1888 d. 1970)   choir, choral director
  Johnson, J. Rosamond [John Rosamund] (b. 1873 d. 1954)   composer, singer
  Johnson, James Weldon (b. 1871 d. 1938)   composer, lyricist
  Lawrence, William (b. 1895 d. 1981)   accompanist, singer
  Love, Hermione Hortense (b. 1910)   soprano
  Matthews, Edward (b. 1907 d. 1954)   baritone
  Matthews, Inez (b. 1917)   cast, mezzo-soprano
  Maynor, Dorothy Leigh (b. 1910)   soprano, vocals
  Myers, James Andrew (b. 1878 d. 1928)   tenor, reader
  Nickerson, Camille Lucie (b. 1888 d. 1982)   piano, organ
  Pace, Harry H. (b. 1884 d. 1943)   insurance executive, music publisher
  Payne, John (b. 1872 d. 1950s)   choir master
  Price, Florence Beatrice (b. 1888 d. 1953)   composer, arranger
  Reavis, Hattie King (a. 1920s-1930s)   soprano
  Richardson, Inez M. (a. 1920s)   soprano, vocals
  Robeson, Paul (b. 1898 d. 1976)   bass-baritone, cast
  Smith, Muriel (b. 1923 d. 1985)   actress, theater singer
  Spencer, Kenneth Lee (b. 1911 d. 1964)   bass, guitar
  Still, Pierre (b. 1914)   songwriter
  Still, William Grant (b. 1895 d. 1978)   arranger, composer
  Swanson, Howard (b. 1907 d. 1978)   composer
  Tapley, Daisy (b. 1870 d. 1925)   contralto
  Thigpen, Helen (a. 1940s-1950s)   interprete, soprano
  Warfield, William (Caesar) (b. 1920)   baritone, bass-baritone
  Weir, Felix Fowler (b. 1884 d. 1978)   violin
  White, Clarence Cameron (b. 1880 d. 1960)   composer, violin
  Williams, Camilla Ella (b. 1922)   Sanger, soprano
  Winters, Lawrence (b. 1915 d. 1965)   baritone, cast
  Work, Frederick Jerome (b. 1880 d. 1942)   composer, scholar
  Work, John Wesley (b. 1873 d. 1925)   composer, tenor

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