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 1984

Brooks, Tilford
America's black musical heritage
Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1984, 336 p.


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  Anderson, Thomas Jefferson (b. 1928)   composer
  Armstrong, Louis (b. 1900)   cast, composer
  Bares, Basile (b. 1845 d. 1902)   composer
  Berry, Chuck (b. 1926)   composer, lyricist
  Bland, James Allen (b. 1854 d. 1911)   minstrel show musician, professor
  Bridgetower, George (Augustus) Polgreen (b. 1779 d. 1860)   violin
  Carter, John (b. 1937)   piano, composer
  Christian, Charlie (b. 1916 d. 1942)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Coleman, Ornette (b. 1930)   alto saxophone, drums
  Coleridge-Taylor, Samuel (b. 1875 d. 1912)   composer
  Coltrane, John (William) (b. 1926 d. 1967)   alto sax, soprano sax
  Cook, Will Marion (b. 1869 d. 1944)   composer, director
  Cunningham, Arthur H. (b. 1928)   composer
  Dameron, Tadd [Tadley Ewing Peake] (b. 1917 d. 1965)   arranger, composer
  Davis, Gussie Lord (b. 1863 d. 1899)   songwriter
  Davis, Miles (Dewey) (b. 1926 d. 1991)   piano, tromba
  Dawson, William Levi (b. 1899 d. 1990)   composer, conductor
  Dede, Edmund (b. 1827 d. 1903 a. 1862)   violin, clarinet
  Dett, Robert Nathaniel (Farbiger) (b. 1882 d. 1943)   composer, teacher
  Dixon, Dean [Charles Dean] (b. 1915 d. 1976)   conductor, direttore d'orchestra
  Dorsey, Thomas A. [Thomas Andrew] (b. 1899 d. 1993)   blues singer, piano
  Eldridge, Roy [David Roy] (b. 1911 d. 1989)   tromba, trumpet
  Ellington (b. 1899 d. 1974)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Europe, James Reese (b. 1881 d. 1919)   bandmaster, composer
  Fischer, William Samuel (b. 1935)   arranger, composer
  Gillespie, Dizzy [John Birks] (b. 1917)   tromba, trumpet
  Hakim, Talib Rasul (b. 1940 d. 1988)   composer
  Handy, W.C. [William Christopher] (b. 1873 d. 1958)   additional Music, cast
  Hart, Clyde (b. 1910 d. 1945)   bass, piano
  Jackson, Isaiah (Allen) (b. 1945)   conductor
  Johnson, J. Rosamond [John Rosamund] (b. 1873 d. 1954)   composer, singer
  Joplin, Scott (b. 1868 d. 1917)   composer, librettist
  Kay, Ulysses (Simpson) (b. 1917 d. 1995)   composer
  Lambert, Richard (a. 1830s)   cast, piano
  Lambert, Sidney   composer
  Lee, Everett (b. 1920)   orchestra and opera conductor
  Lewis, John (Aaron) (b. 1920)   arranger, composer
  Little Richard (b. 1935)   composer, lyricist
  Logan, Wendell (Morris) (b. 1940)   composer, music educator
  Morton, Jelly Roll (b. 1885 d. 1941)   composer, music based on
  Moten, Bennie [Benjamin] (b. 1894 d. 1935)   piano, trombone
  Parker, Charlie [Charles Christopher] (b. 1920 d. 1955)   alto saxophone
  Perry, Julia (Amanda) (b. 1924 d. 1979)   composer, conductor
  Rollins, Sonny (b. 1930)   tenor saxophone
  Saint-Georges, Joseph Boulogne (b. 1739 d. 1799)   composer, violin
  Smith, Hale (b. 1925)   composer, arranger
  Snaer, Samuel (b. 1832 d. 1896)   composer
  Still, William Grant (b. 1895 d. 1978)   arranger, composer
  Swanson, Howard (b. 1907 d. 1978)   composer
  Tillis, Frederick Charles (b. 1930)   composer, administrator
  Walker, George Theophilius (b. 1922)   banjo, composer
  White, Clarence Cameron (b. 1880 d. 1960)   composer, violin
  Wilson, Olly (Woodrow) (b. 1937)   composer, trombone

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