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 1996

Mancuso, Chuck
Popular music and the underground
Foundations of jazz, blues, country, and rock, 1900-1950
Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1996, 626 p.


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  Acuff, Roy (Claxton) (b. 1903 d. 1992)   composer, country music singer
  Allen, Peter (b. 1942 d. 1992 a. 1960)   cast, clarinet
  Andrews, LaVerne (b. 1915 d. 1967)   singer, vocals
  Andrews, Maxene (b. 1918)   cast, singer
  Andrews, Patty [Patricia] (b. 1920)   singer
  Ardoin, Amade (b. 1899 d. 1942 a. 1929-1935)   cajun accordionist, vocals
  Arlen, Harold (b. 1905 d. 1986)   cast, composer
  Armstrong, Louis (b. 1900)   cast, composer
  Arnold, Eddy (b. 1918)   country music singer, guitar
  Astaire, Fred (b. 1899 d. 1987 a. 1929)   cast, choreographer
  Austin, Gene [Eugene Lucas] (b. 1900 d. 1972)   crooner, piano
  Autry, Gene [Orvon Gene] (b. 1907)   singing cowboy, vocals
  Bagneris, Vernel (b. 1949 a. 1990)   additional Lyrics, cast
  Bailey, DeFord (b. 1899 d. 1982)   harmonica, country music star
  Bailey, Mildred (b. 1907 d. 1951)   composer, singer
  Baker, Josephine (b. 1906 d. 1975)   cast, singer
  Basie, [William] (b. 1904 d. 1984)   bandleader, composer
  Bauza, Mario (b. 1911)   director, trumpet
  Bayes, Nora (b. 1880 d. 1928)   actress, cast
  Beiderbecke, Bix [Leon Bismarck] (b. 1903 d. 1931)   cornet, musicisti
  Belle, Lulu (b. 1913)   country music singer, guitar
  Bennett, Tony (b. 1926 a. 1951)   singer, vocals
  Benson, Ray (b. 1951)   singer, guitar
  Berkeley, Busby (b. 1895 d. 1976)   cast, choreographer
  Berlin, Irving (b. 1888 d. 1989)   cast, composer
  Blake, Eubie [James Hubert] (b. 1883 d. 1983)   cast, composer
  Bolcom, William (Elden) (b. 1938)   composer, Komponist
  Bolick, Bill (b. 1917)   singer, mandolin
  Bolick, Earl (b. 1919)   singer, guitar
  Boswell, Connee [Connie] (b. 1907 d. 1976)   singer, vocals
  Boswell, Martha (b. 1905 d. 1958)   piano, singer
  Boswell, Vet [Helvetia] (b. 1908 d. 1988 a. 1931-1938)   singer
  Bricktop (b. 1884 d. 1984)   singer
  Broonzy, Big Bill (b. 1893 d. 1958)   blues singer, guitar
  Brown, Charles (Mose) (b. 1920)   piano, organ
  Brown, Milton (b. 1903 d. 1936)   arranger, country music singer
  Brown, Roy James (b. 1925 d. 1981)   rhythm & blues singer
  Cain, Jackie [Jacqueline Ruth] (b. 1928)   singer, vocals
  Calloway, Cab [Cabell] (b. 1907 a. 1930-1945)   bandleader, cast
  Cannon, Gus (b. 1883 d. 1979)   banjo, vocals
  Carmichael, Hoagy [Hoagland Howard] (b. 1899 d. 1981)   composer, cornet
  Carson, Fiddling John (b. 1868 d. 1949)   pioneer hillbilly fiddle player, recording artist
  Carter, A.P. [Alvin Pleasant] (b. 1891 d. 1960)   country music singer
  Carter, Maybelle Addington (b. 1909 d. 1978)   country music singer, guitar
  Carter, Sara (b. 1898 d. 1979)   autoharp, country music singer
  Chatmon, Bo (b. 1893 d. 1964)   bluesman, king of raunch
  Chenier, Clifton (b. 1925 d. 1987)   accordion vocalist, accordion
  Christian, Charlie (b. 1916 d. 1942)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Clarke, Kenny [Klook] [Kenneth Spearman] (b. 1914 d. 1985)   drummer, drums
  Cohan, George M. [George Michael] (b. 1878 d. 1942)   author, cast
  Cole, Freddie (b. 1931)   singer
  Cole, Nat King (b. 1917 d. 1965)   composer, lyricist
  Columbo, Russ (b. 1908 d. 1934)   crooner, violin
  Como, Perry (b. 1912 a. 1943)   song stylist, vocals
  Condon, Eddie [Albert Edwin] (b. 1905 d. 1973)   banjo, guitar
  Cooder, Ry (b. 1947)   guitar, rock guitar
  Cooley, Spade [Donnell Clyde] (b. 1910 d. 1969)   country music singer, fiddle
  Crosby, Bing (b. 1904 d. 1977)   singer
  Crosby, Bob [George Robert] (b. 1913 d. 1993)   composer, leader
  Crudup, Big Boy [Arthur] (b. 1905 d. 1974)   guitar, singer
  Dameron, Tadd [Tadley Ewing Peake] (b. 1917 d. 1965)   arranger, composer
  Damone, Vic (b. 1928 a. 1947)   cast, singer
  Davis, Miles (Dewey) (b. 1926 d. 1991)   piano, tromba
  Day, Doris (b. 1924)   singer, vocals
  Dearie, Blossom (b. 1926)   piano, singer
  Dexter, Al (b. 1905 d. 1984)   country music singer, songwriter
  Domino, Fats (b. 1928)   composer, lyricist
  Donegan, Dorothy (b. 1924)   piano, organ
  Dorough, Bob [Robert Lord] (b. 1923)   piano, singer
  Dorsey, Thomas A. [Thomas Andrew] (b. 1899 d. 1993)   blues singer, piano
  Douglas, Memphis Minnie [Minnie] (b. 1896 d. 1973)   guitar, vocals
  Dunn, Bob (b. 1908 d. 1971)   steel guitar
  Eckstine, Billy (b. 1914 d. 1993)   singer, vocals
  Eldridge, Roy [David Roy] (b. 1911 d. 1989)   tromba, trumpet
  Ellington (b. 1899 d. 1974)   composer, direttore d'orchestra
  Ertegun, Ahmet [Nugetre] (b. 1923)   producer, record producer
  Etting, Ruth (b. 1896 d. 1978)   cast, torch singer
  Europe, James Reese (b. 1881 d. 1919)   bandmaster, composer
  Faddis, Jon [Jonathon] (b. 1953)   cornet, trumpet
  Faye, Alice (b. 1912)   actress, cast
  Feinstein, Michael (b. 1956 a. 1988)   cabaret singer, English lyrics
  Fitzgerald, Ella (b. 1920 a. 1936)   composer, interprete
  Flatt, Lester Raymond (b. 1914 d. 1979)   blues singer, vocals
  Foster, Stephen Collins (b. 1826 d. 1864)   bass guitar, composer
  Freed, Arthur (b. 1894 d. 1973)   composer, lyricist
  Frishberg, Dave [David L.] (b. 1933)   jazz piano, vocals
  Gaillard, Slim [Bulee] (b. 1916 d. 1991)   guitar, singer
  Gershwin, George (b. 1898)   author, cast
  Gibson, Harry "The Hipster" (b. 1914 d. 1991)   piano, composer
  Gillespie, Dizzy [John Birks] (b. 1917)   tromba, trumpet
  Giordano, Vince (b. 1960 a. 1993)   orchestra leader
  Good, Dolly [Dorothy Laverne] (b. 1915 d. 1967)   country music singer
  Good, Millie [Mildred Fern] (b. 1913 d. 1993)   country music singer
  Goodman, Benny [Benjamin David] (b. 1909 d. 1986)   alto saxophone, cast
  Gordon, Dexter (Keith) (b. 1923 d. 1990)   tenor saxophone
  Grable, Betty [Ruth Elizabeth] (b. 1916 d. 1973)   cast, movie star
  Granz, Norman (b. 1918)   jazz concert producer
  Gray, Otto (b. 1890 d. 1967)   singing cowboy
  Gray, Wardell (b. 1921 d. 1955)   tenor saxophone
  Green, Lillian (b. 1919 d. 1954)   singer, songwriter
  Guthrie, Woody [Woodrow Wilson] (b. 1912 d. 1967)   cast, composer
  Haley, Bill (b. 1925 d. 1981)   piano, rock & roll singer
  Hammerstein, Oscar (Greeley Clendenning) (b. 1895 d. 1960)   cast, composer
  Hammond, John Henry (b. 1910 d. 1987)   jazz promoter, recording executive
  Hampton, Lionel (b. 1913)   drums, musicista
  Handy, W.C. [William Christopher] (b. 1873 d. 1958)   additional Music, cast
  Harney, Ben [Benjamin Robertson] (b. 1871 d. 1938)   ragtime piano, songwriter
  Harris, Charles Kassell (b. 1867 d. 1930)   composer, lyricist
  Harris, Wynonie "Mr. Blues" (b. 1915 d. 1969)   singer, vocals
  Hart, Lorenz (Milton) (b. 1895 d. 1943)   cast, director
  Hawkins, Coleman (Randolph) (b. 1904 d. 1969)   clarinet, tenor sax
  Hay, George Dewey (b. 1895 d. 1968)   editor, reporter
  Haymes, Dick (b. 1916 d. 1980)   singer, vocals
  Henderson, Fletcher [James Fletcher] (b. 1898 d. 1952)   arranger, bandleader
  Hendricks, Jon [John Carl] (b. 1921)   cast, composer
  Henie, Sonja (b. 1912 d. 1969)   librettist, Olympic skating star
  Herman, Woody (b. 1913 d. 1987)   bandleader, clarinet
  Hickman, Art (b. 1888 d. 1930)   bandleader, clarinet
  Holiday, Billie (b. 1915 d. 1959)   musicisti, singer
  Holman, Libby (b. 1906 d. 1971)   cast, torch singer
  Hoopii, Sol (b. 1902 d. 1953)   king of the Hawaiian guitar
  Hopkins, Lightnin' (b. 1912 d. 1982)   blues singer, guitar
  Horn, Shirley (b. 1934)   ballad singer, piano
  Hunt, Albert (d. 1931)   fiddle
  Hunter, Alberta (b. 1895 d. 1984)   blues singer, cast
  Hunter, Ivory Joe (b. 1914 d. 1974)   piano, singer
  Hyman, Dick [Richard Roven] (b. 1927)   baritone sax, orchestrator
  Ives, Burl (b. 1909)   cast, folksinger
  Jacquet, Illinois [Jean Baptiste] (b. 1922 a. 1941)   tenor saxophone
  Jaxon, Half Pint (b. 1895)   cast, oboe
  Jefferson, Blind Lemon (b. 1897 d. 1930)   country bluesman
  Jefferson, Eddie [Edgar] (b. 1918 d. 1979)   singer, vocals
  Jimenez, Santiago (b. ERR4> d. 1984)   accordionist, songwriter
  Johnson, Bunk (b. 1879 d. 1949)   trumpet
  Johnson, James P. [James Price] (b. 1891 d. 1955)   cast, composer
  Johnson, Lonnie (b. 1889 d. 1970)   banjo, guitar
  Johnson, Robert (b. 1891 d. 1938)   blues singer, blues guitar
  Jones, Ada (b. 1873 d. 1922)   singer, soprano
  Jones, Orville "Hoppy" (b. 1905 d. 1944)   bass
  Jones, Quincy (Delight) (b. 1933)   arranger, composer
  Joplin, Scott (b. 1868 d. 1917)   composer, librettist
  Jordan, Louis Thomas (b. 1908 d. 1975)   alto saxophone, clarinet
  Kaye, Sammy (b. 1910 d. 1987)   danceband leader, orchestra
  Kazee, Buell (Hilton) (b. 1900 d. 1976)   singer, vocals
  Kelly, Gene (b. 1912 d. 1996)   actor, cast
  Kenny, Bill (b. 1915 d. 1978 a. 1930s-1950s)   guitar, tenor
  Kenton, Stan (b. 1912 d. 1979)   arranger, composer
  Kincaid, Bradley (b. 1895 d. 1989)   country music singer, vocals
  Konitz, Lee (b. 1927)   alto sax, soprano sax
  Kral, Roy (Joseph) (b. 1921)   electric piano, piano
  Kyser, Kay (b. 1906 d. 1985)   bandleader, director
  Laine, Frankie (b. 1913)   singer, vocals
  Lair, John (b. 1894 d. 1985 a. 1927)   country music pioneer
  Lang, Eddie (b. 1902 d. 1933)   jazz guitar
  Ledbetter, Huddie (b. 1885 d. 1949)   songster, vocals
  Lewis, John (Aaron) (b. 1920)   arranger, composer
  Lewis, Meade "Lux" (b. 1905 d. 1964)   piano, celeste
  Lewis, Ted (b. 1892 d. 1971)   bandleader, cast
  Lombardo, Guy [Gaetano Alberto] (b. 1902 d. 1977)   bandleader, director
  Lunceford, Jimmy [James Melvin] (b. 1902 d. 1947)   arranger, bandleader
  Machito (b. 1912 d. 1984)   bandleader, singer
  Macon, Uncle Dave (b. 1870 d. 1952)   banjo, country music singer
  Manilow, Barry (b. 1946)   arranger, cast
  Marsalis, Wynton (b. 1961)   trumpet
  Martin, Freddy (b. 1906 d. 1983)   alto sax, bandleader
  Martin, Tony (b. 1912)   baritone sax, singer
  Martinez, Narciso (b. 1911)   accordeon
  Massey, Louise (b. 1908 d. 1983 a. 1928)   country and western musician
  Maynard, Ken (b. 1895 d. 1973)   cowboy film star
  McClintock, Harry Kirby (b. 1882 d. 1957 a. 1928)   early country music figure
  McCorkle, Susannah (b. 1949 a. 1988)   jazz singer
  McKenna, Dave [David J.] (b. 1930)   piano, popular pianist
  McNeely, Big Jay (b. 1928)   tenor sax, bandleader
  McShann, Hootie [Jay] (b. 1909 a. 1941-1943)   piano, singer
  McTell, Blind Willie (b. 1901 d. 1959)   blues singer, vocals
  Mendoza, Lydia (b. 1916)   singer, songwriter
  Mercer, Mabel (b. 1900 d. 1984)   cabaret singer, cast
  Midler, Bette (b. 1945)   singer, vocals
  Milburn, Amos (b. 1927 d. 1980)   piano, singer
  Miley, Bubber [James Wesley] (b. 1903 d. 1932)   cast, composer
  Miller, Glen [Alton Glen] (b. 1904 d. 1944)   accordion, bandleader
  Mills, Florence (b. 1895 d. 1927)   cast, entertainer
  Minnelli, Vincent (b. 1909 d. 1986)   music director
  Monk, Thelonious (Sphere) (b. 1917 d. 1982)   piano, pianoforte
  Monroe, Bill (Smith) (b. 1911)   country music singer, mandolin
  Monroe, Charlie (b. 1903 d. 1975)   bluegrass guitar, vocals
  Monroe, Vaughn (Wilton) (b. 1911 d. 1973)   trombone, trumpet
  Montana, Patsy (b. 1914)   composer, vocals
  Morgan, Helen (b. 1900 d. 1941)   cast, torch singer
  Morton, Jelly Roll (b. 1885 d. 1941)   composer, music based on
  Muddy Waters (b. 1915 d. 1983)   blues singer, vocals
  Mullican, Moon [Aubrey Wilson] (b. 1909 d. 1967)   piano, singer
  Murphy, Mark (Howe) (b. 1932)   jazz singer, vocals
  Murray, Billy (b. 1877 d. 1954)   entertainer, tenor
  Navarro, Fats [Theodore] (b. 1923 d. 1950)   trumpet
  Nichols, Red [Ernest Loring] (b. 1905 d. 1965)   cornet, trumpet
  Noble, Ray [Raymond Stanley] (b. 1903 d. 1978)   bandleader, celeste
  Oliver, King [Joseph] (b. 1885 d. 1938)   composer, cornet
  Oliver, Sy [Melvin James] (b. 1910 d. 1988)   arranger, trumpeter
  Otis, Johnny (b. 1921)   drummer, drums
  Parker, Charlie [Charles Christopher] (b. 1920 d. 1955)   alto saxophone
  Patton, Charley (b. 1887 d. 1934)   blues singer, blues guitar
  Peer, Ralph Sylvester (b. 1892 d. 1960)   publisher, record company executive
  Pleasure, King (b. 1922 d. 1981)   singer, vocals
  Poole, Charlie (Cleveland) (b. 1892 d. 1931)   country music singer, banjo
  Powell, Bud [Earl Rudolf] (b. 1924 d. 1966)   bop pianist, piano
  Presley, Elvis (Aaron) (b. 1935 d. 1977)   singer, songwriter
  Prima, Louis (b. 1911 d. 1978)   composer, singer
  Professor Longhair (b. 1918 d. 1980)   rhythm & blues singer, piano
  Puckett, Riley [George Riley] (b. 1884 d. 1946)   blind guitarist, vocals
  Rainey, Ma (b. 1886 d. 1939)   blues singer, composer
  Redman, Don [Donald Mathew] (b. 1900 d. 1964)   alto saxophone, arranger
  Reinhardt, Django (b. 1910 d. 1953)   guitar, jazz guitar
  Richman, Harry (b. 1895 d. 1972)   cast, composer
  Riddle, Nelson (b. 1921 d. 1985)   arranger, cast
  Ritchie, Jean (b. 1922)   singer, dulcimer
  Ritter, Tex [Maurice Woodward] (b. 1906 d. 1974)   singing cowboy, country music singer
  Roach, Max [Maxwell Lemuel] (b. 1925)   bass, drfl~
  Robertson, Eck [Alexander Campbell] (b. 1887 d. 1975)   country fiddler
  Robison, Carson Jay (b. 1890 d. 1957)   country and western singer, guitar
  Rodgers, Jimmie [James Charles] (b. 1897 d. 1933)   country music guitar, vocals
  Rodgers, Richard (Charles) (b. 1902 d. 1979)   cast, composer
  Rogers, Roy (b. 1911)   country music singer, guitar
  Roney, Wallace (b. 1960)   trumpet
  Ronstadt, Linda [Maria Linda] (b. 1946)   cast, singer
  Russell, Lillian (b. 1861 d. 1922)   actress, cast
  Satherley, Art [Arthur Edward] (b. 1889 d. 1986 a. 1913)   record producer
  Scott, Fred   singing cowboy
  Scruggs, Earl (b. 1924)   banjo, country and western singer
  Seeger, Pete [Peter R.] (b. 1919)   Dirigent, folksinger
  Selvin, Ben (b. 1898 d. 1980)   bandleader, conductor
  Shannon, Hugh (b. 1921 d. 1983)   cabaret singer, guitar
  Shaw, Artie (b. 1910)   clarinet, conductor
  Shearing, George (Albert) (b. 1919)   piano, piano-accordeon
  Shines, Johnny [John Ned] (b. 1915 d. 1992)   blues guitar, vocals
  Shore, Dinah [Frances Rose] (b. 1917 d. 1994)   jazz singer, vocals
  Short, Bobby (b. 1926)   cabaret singer, piano
  Sinatra, Frank [Francis Albert] (b. 1915)   cast, singer
  Sissle, Noble (Lee) (b. 1889 d. 1975)   cast, composer
  Smith, Bessie (b. 1894 d. 1937)   blues singer
  Smith, Mamie (b. 1883 d. 1946)   singer, entertainer
  Smith, Whispering Jack (b. 1899 d. 1951 a. 1926-1928)   singer
  Spanier, Muggsy [Francis Joseph] (b. 1906 d. 1967)   cornet, trumpet
  Sprague, Carl T. (b. 1895 d. 1978)   singing cowboy
  Stanley, Carter Glen (b. 1925 d. 1966)   bluegrass singer
  Stanley, Ralph Edmond (b. 1927)   bluegrass singer
  Stanley, Roba (b. 1910 d. 1986)   country singer
  Strayhorn, Billy [William] (b. 1915 d. 1967)   composer, lyricist
  Taj Majal (b. 1942)   blues singer, folksinger
  Tampa Red (b. 1900 d. 1981)   guitar, kazoo
  Tanner, Gid [James Gideon] (b. 1885 d. 1960)   country music pioneer
  Tarleton, Jimmie (b. 1892 d. 1979)   singer, guitar
  Tatum, Art [Arthur, Jr.] (b. 1910 d. 1956)   piano, celeste
  Temple, Shirley (b. 1928 a. 1934)   movie star
  Thompson, Hank [Henry William] (b. 1925)   singer, guitar
  Thornhill, Claude (b. 1909 d. 1965)   bandleader, piano
  Tillman, Floyd (b. 1914)   guitar, honky-tonk musician
  Tinney, Al [Allen] (b. 1921)   piano
  Torme, Mel (b. 1925)   composer, lyricist
  Tristano, Lennie [Leonard Joseph] (b. 1919 d. 1978)   piano, teacher
  Tubb, Ernest (b. 1914 d. 1984)   country music singer, vocals
  Tucker, Sophie (b. 1884 d. 1966)   actress, cast
  Turner, Big Joe (b. 1911 d. 1985)   jazz bluesman
  Vallee, Rudy (b. 1901 d. 1986)   bandleader, cast
  Vaughan, Sarah (Lois) [Sassy] (b. 1924 d. 1990)   interprete, singer
  Venuti, Joe [Giuseppe] (b. 1903 d. 1978)   violin, orchestra
  Walker, Frank Buckley (b. 1889 d. 1963)   recording manager, record company executive
  Walker, T-Bone (b. 1910 d. 1975)   guitar, singer
  Waller, Fats [Thomas Wright] (b. 1904 d. 1943)   cast, composer
  Washington, Dinah (b. 1924 d. 1963)   blues singer, vocals
  Waters, Ethel (b. 1900 d. 1977)   actress, cast
  Webb, Chick [William Henry] (b. 1902 d. 1939)   composer, drummer
  Welk, Lawrence (b. 1903 d. 1992)   composer, conductor
  Whitcomb, Ian (b. 1941)   singer, piano
  White, Josh [Joshua Daniel] (b. 1915 d. 1969)   blues singer, gospel singer
  Whiteman, Paul (b. 1890 d. 1967)   bandleader, cast
  Whitter, Henry (b. 1892 d. 1941)   country music singer
  Wilber, Bob [Robert Sage] (b. 1928)   clarinet, saxophone
  Wilder, Alec (Lafayette Chew) (b. 1907 d. 1980)   composer, director
  Wiley, Lee (b. 1915 d. 1975)   composer, vocals
  Williams, Bert (b. 1874 d. 1922)   cast, comedian
  Williams, Hank (b. 1923 d. 1953)   country music singer, guitar
  Williams, Joe (b. 1918)   banjo, bass (instrument)
  Williams, Tex (b. 1917 d. 1985)   country music singer, vocals
  Wills, Bob [James Robert] (b. 1905 d. 1975)   composer, violin
  Wilson, Julie (b. 1924)   cabaret singer
  Wiseman, Scotty (b. 1909 d. 1981)   singer, guitar
  Young, Lester (Willis) (b. 1909 d. 1959)   cornet, guitar

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