Al Dexter Al Dexter (May 4, 1905 – January 28, 1984) was an American country musician and songwriter.
Albert King Albert King (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992) was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing.
Amos Milburn Joseph Amos Milburn, Jr. (April 1, 1927 – January 3, 1980) was an African American rhythm and blues singer and pianist, popular during the 1940s and 1950s.
April Stevens April Stevens (born Carol LoTempio, April 29, 1929, Niagara Falls, New York) is an American singer.
Arthur Lee "Red" Smiley Arthur Lee "Red" Smiley was a bluegrass and country musician, best known for his collaboration with Don Reno under the name Reno and Smiley.
Baby Lloyd Stallworth Lloyd Eugene Stallworth, also known as "Baby Lloyd" (April 15, 1941 - October 27, 2002), was an American singer, dancer, songwriter, musician, choreographer, and recording artist, notable ...
Big Maybelle Mabel Louise Smith, known professionally as Big Maybelle, was an American R&B singer and pianist.
Bill Carlisle William Toliver Carlisle (December 19, 1908–March 17, 2003) was an American country music singer, songwriter, comedian and guitarist popular in the late 1940s and 1950s but who influenced ...
Bill Doggett Bill Doggett was an American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist.
Billy Hughes (musician) Everette Ishmael "Billy" Hughes (September 14, 1908-May 6, 1995) was a Western Swing musician and songwriter.
Blind Blake Arthur "Blind" Blake (1896 – December 1, 1934) was an American blues and ragtime singer and guitarist.
Bob Braun Robert E. "Bob" Braun (April 20, 1929 – January 15, 2001) was a local television and radio personality in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Bobby Bennett (The Famous Flames) Robert J. Bennett (June 27, 1938 - January 18, 2013), better known as Bobby Bennett was an American singer, noted for being a member of the vocal group The Famous Flames from 1958 to...
Bonnie Lou Bonnie Lou is an American rock and roll and country music singer.
Boots Woodall Dennis "Boots" Woodall was a country musician active from the 1930s to early 1960s in the American South and Midwest.
Boyd Bennett Boyd Byron Bennett (December 7, 1924 – June 2, 2002) was an American rockabilly songwriter and singer.
Bruce Channel Bruce Channel is an American singer, known for his 1962 million-selling number one hit, "Hey! Baby".
Champion Jack Dupree William Thomas Dupree, best known as Champion Jack Dupree, was an American blues pianist.
Charles Brown (musician) Tony Russell "Charles" Brown (September 13, 1922 – January 21, 1999), born in Texas City, Texas was an American blues singer and pianist whose soft-toned, slow-paced blues-club style influ...
Charlie Feathers Charlie Feathers (1932-1998) was an American country music and rockabilly musician.
Charlie Ryan Charles "Charlie" Ryan (December 19, 1915, Graceville, Minnesota – February 16, 2008, Spokane, Washington) was an American singer and songwriter, best known for co-writing and first recording th...
Clyde Moody Clyde Moody (September 19, 1915 – April 7, 1989), also known as the "Hillbilly Waltz King" and sometimes as "The Genial Gentleman of Country Music" was one the great founders of American B...
Cowboy Copas Lloyd Estel Copas (July 15, 1913 – March 5, 1963), known by his stage name Cowboy Copas, was an American country music singer popular from the 1940s until his death in the 1963 plane crash...
Curly Fox Arnim LeRoy Fox (November 9, 1910 – November 10, 1995), better known as Curly (or Curley) Fox, was an American old-time and country fiddler, singer and country musician.
David Allan Coe David Allan Coe (born September 5, 1939) is an American songwriter, outlaw country music singer, and guitarist who achieved popularity in the 1970s and 1980s.
Don Reno Don Wesley Reno (February 21, 1927 – October 16, 1984) was an American bluegrass and country musician best known as a banjo player in partnership with Red Smiley, and later with guitarist ...
Earl Bostic Earl Bostic (April 25, 1912 – October 28, 1965) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues alto saxophonist and a pioneer of the post-war American Rhythm and Blues style.
Eddie Kirkland Eddie Kirkland (August 16, 1923February 27, 2011) was an American electric blues guitarist, harmonicist, singer, and songwriter.
Eugene Church Eugene Church (January 22 1938 – April 3, 1993) was an American singer.
Floyd Robinson (singer) Floyd Robinson (born 1938) was an American country singer, who was briefly successful in the late 1950s.
Freddie King Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an influential American blues guitarist and singer.
Grandpa Jones Louis Marshall Jones (October 20, 1913 – February 19, 1998), known professionally as Grandpa Jones, was an American banjo player and "old time" country and gospel music singer.
Hank Ballard Hank Ballard (November 18, 1927 – March 2, 2003), born John Henry Kendricks, was a rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, the lead vocalist of Hank Ballard ...
Hank Penny Herbert Clayton Penny (September 18, 1918 – April 17, 1992) was an accomplished banjo player and practitioner of western swing.
Hardrock Gunter Sidney Louie Gunter Jr. (27 February 1925 – 15 March 2013), known as Hardrock Gunter, was a singer, songwriter and guitarist whose music at the turn of the 1950s prefigured rock and ...
Hawkshaw Hawkins Harold Franklin Hawkins (December 22, 1921 - March 5, 1963), better known as Hawkshaw Hawkins, was an American country music singer popular from the 1950s into the early 60s known for his ...
Homer and Jethro Homer and Jethro were the stage names of American country music duo Henry D. Haynes (1920–1971) and Kenneth C. Burns (1920–1989), popular from the 1940s through the 1960s...
Hot Lips Page Oran Thaddeus Page (January 27, 1908 – November 5, 1954) was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader born in Dallas, Texas, United States.
Irving Fields Irving Fields (born August 4, 1915) is an American pianist and lounge music artist who was born in New York City, New York.
Ivory Joe Hunter Ivory Joe Hunter (October 10, 1914 – November 8, 1974) was an American rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, and pianist.
J. E. Mainer J. E. Mainer (July 20, 1898 – June 12, 1971) was an American old time fiddler who followed in the wake of Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers.
James Brown James Joseph Brown, Jr. (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American recording artist and musician.
Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin (August 10, 1927 – May 14, 2005) was an American bluegrass musician, known as the "King of Bluegrass".
Johnny "Guitar" Watson John "Johnny 'Guitar'" Watson, Jr. (February 3, 1935 – May 17, 1996) was an American blues, soul, and funk musician and singer-songwriter.
Johnny Otis Johnny Otis (born Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes, December 28, 1921 – January 17, 2012) was an American singer, musician, composer, arranger, bandleader, talent scout, disc jockey, record pro...
Kay Adams (singer) Kay Adams (born Princetta Kay Adams; April 9, 1941) is an American country singer.
Leon Rusk Malcolm Leon Rusk was a 1940s country singer and music writer.
Little Willie John William Edward John (November 15, 1937 - May 26, 1968), better known by his stage name Little Willie John (sometimes abbreviated LWJ), was an American R&B singer who performed in the...
Lorez Alexandria Lorez Alexandria, born Dolorez Alexandria Turner (August 14, 1929 – May 22, 2001), was an American jazz and gospel singer, described as "one of the most gifted and underrated jazz singers...
Luke McDaniel Luke McDaniel (February 3, 1927 – June 27, 1992), who also recorded under the stage name Jeff Daniels, was an American country and rockabilly music singer and songwriter.
Mac Curtis Wesley Erwin "Mac" Curtis, Jr. (January 16, 1939 – September 16, 2013) was an American rockabilly musician.
Mary Lou Williams Mary Lou Williams (May 8, 1910 – May 28, 1981) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger.
Memphis Slim Memphis Slim (September 3, 1915 – February 24, 1988) was an American blues pianist, singer, and composer.
Minnie Pearl Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (October 25, 1912 – March 4, 1996), known professionally as Minnie Pearl, was an American country comedian who appeared at the Grand Ole Opry for more than 50 y...
Moon Mullican Aubrey Wilson Mullican (March 29, 1909 – January 1, 1967), known as Moon Mullican, was an American country and western singer, songwriter, and pianist.
Otis Williams and the Charms Otis Williams and the Charms were an American doo-wop vocal group in the 1950s, who were originally billed as The Charms.
Paul Howard (musician) Paul Leroy "Ox Blood" Howard (September 20, 1895, Steubenville, Ohio – February 18, 1980, Los Angeles) was an American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist.
Prentice Moreland Prentice Moreland (March 4, 1925 – September 1988) was an R&B and doo wop singer of the 1950s and early 1960s.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Rahsaan Roland Kirk (August 7, 1935 – December 5, 1977) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist who played tenor saxophone, flute and many other instruments.
Ralph Bass Ralph Bass (1 May 1911 – 5 March 1997), born Ralph Basso, Jr., was an American rhythm and blues (R&B) record producer and talent scout for several independent labels.
Red Perkins Frank Shelton "Red" Perkins was a bandleader of one of the oldest Omaha-based territory bands, The Dixie Ramblers.
Redd Stewart Henry Ellis Stewart, better known as Redd Stewart, was an American country music songwriter and recording artist who co-wrote "The Tennessee Waltz" with Pee Wee King in 1948.
Reno and Smiley Reno and Smiley were a musical duo composed of Don Reno and Red Smiley.
Rex Griffin Alsie "Rex" Griffin was an American country musician and songwriter.
Roy Brown (blues musician) Roy James Brown (September 10, 1925May 25, 1981) was an American R&B singer, songwriter and musician, who had a significant and pivotal influence on the early development of rock and roll by cha...
Ruby Wright Ruby Wright (January 8, 1914 — March 9, 2004) was an American singer and songwriter.
Rusty York Rusty York (born May 24, 1935 in Harlan, Kentucky) is an American musician and member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Ruth Wallis Ruth Wallis (January 5, 1920 – December 22, 2007) was a novelty popular cabaret singer.
Shorty Long Frederick Earl "Shorty" Long was an American soul singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer for Motown's Soul Records imprint.
Steve Lawrence Steve Lawrence (born July 8, 1935) is an American singer and actor, perhaps best known as a member of a duo with his wife Eydie Gormé, billed as "Steve and Eydie."
The "5" Royales The "5" Royales was a rhythm and blues (R&B) band from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S., that combined gospel, jump blues and doo wop, marking an early and influential step in the evolution o...
The Delmore Brothers Alton Delmore (December 25, 1908 – June 8, 1964) and Rabon Delmore (December 3, 1916 – December 4, 1952), billed as The Delmore Brothers, were country music pioneers and stars of the...
The Famous Flames The Famous Flames were an American rhythm and blues vocal group founded in Toccoa, Georgia in 1953 by Bobby Byrd.
The Ink Spots The Ink Spots were an American vocal group popular in the 1930s and 1940s.
The Jewels The Jewels were a girl group from Washington, D.C.
The Jubalaires The Jubalaires were an American gospel group active during the 1940s and 1950s.
The Pied Pipers The Pied Pipers is an American popular singing group originally formed in the late 1930s.
The Shelton Brothers The Shelton Brothers, Bob, Joe and Merle, were pioneer country musicians and renowned recording artists based out of Texas from the mid 1930s through the 1960s.
The Stanley Brothers The Stanley Brothers were an American bluegrass duo made up of brothers Carter and Ralph Stanley.
The York Brothers George York (February 10, 1910 - July 1974) and Leslie York (August 23, 1917 - February 1984), known as The York Brothers, were an American country music duo, popular from the late 1...
Tiny Bradshaw Myron Carlton Bradshaw (September 23, 1907 – November 26, 1958), known as Tiny Bradshaw, was an American jazz and rhythm and blues bandleader, singer, composer, pianist, and drummer.
Trini Lopez Trini Lopez (born Trinidad López III, 15 May 1937) is an American singer, guitarist and actor.
Valerie Carr Valerie Carr (born 1936, New York) is an American singer.
Wade Mainer Wade Mainer (April 21, 1907 – September 12, 2011) was an American singer and banjoist.
Walter Brown (singer) Walter Brown (August 1917 – June 1956) was a blues shouter who sang with Jay McShann's band in the 1940s and co-wrote their biggest hit, "Confessin' The Blues".
Wayne Raney Wayne Raney was an American country singer and harmonica player.
Wynonie Harris Wynonie Harris, born in Omaha, Nebraska, was an American blues shouter and rhythm and blues singer of upbeat songs, featuring humorous, often ribald lyrics.