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Vintage Music - 1900 - 1940

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  • Violet Loraine (1886 - 1956)
    Actress and singer ~ renowned for the song "The Only Girl in the World"
  • Bessie Smith (1894 - 1937)
    Bessie Smith (April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937) was an American blues singer. Sometimes referred to as The Empress of the Blues, Smith was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1...
  • Gertrude "Ma" Rainey (1886 - 1939)
    "Ma" Rainey (born Gertrude Pridgett; c. April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939) was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. ...
  • Anthony Sbarbaro (1897 - 1969)
    Antonio Sparbaro, better known as Tony Sbarbaro or Tony Spargo (June 27, 1897 – October 30, 1969) was the drummer of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band for over 50 years. From Anthony Sbarbaro, also ...
  • Clarence Ashley (1895 - 1967)
    Clarence Ashley "Clarence "Tom" Ashley (Sep 29 1895 - Jun 2 1967) was a 20th-century American clawhammer banjo player and singer. Born in Bristol, Tennessee and nicknamed "Tommy Tiddy Waddy" by his...

Vintage Music

This project is a collection of genealogical profiles of musicians who perform music composed from 1900 - 1940

The lists below are not complete feel free to add names and profiles

Musicians from 1900 to the 1940's

A

B

  • Barbecue Bob
  • Belle Baker
  • Blind Blake
  • Lucille Bogan
  • Dock Boggs
  • Al Bowlly
  • Ishman Bracey
  • Big Bill Broonzy
  • Chick Bullock

C

  • Blanche Calloway
  • Gene Campbell
  • Gus Cannon
  • Leroy Carr
  • Bo Carter
  • Rev. Edward W. Clayborn
  • Sam Collins
  • Ida Cox
  • Bing Crosby
  • Cab Calloway
  • Eddie Cantor

D

  • Vernon Dalhart
  • "Georgia" Tom Dorsey

E

  • Cliff Edwards
  • Duke Ellington
  • Sleepy John Estes
  • Ruth Etting
  • Will Ezell

F

  • Cleoma Falcon
  • Joseph F. Falcon

G

  • Sam McGee
  • Clifford Gibson
  • Lillian Glinn
  • Blind Roosevelt Graves
  • Jane Green

H

  • Annette Hanshaw
  • Kelly Harrell
  • Marion Harris
  • Bertha "Chippie" Hill
  • Sol Hoopii
  • Son House
  • Peg Leg Howell
  • Alberta Hunter
  • Helen Humes
  • Mississippi John Hurt
  • Frank Hutchison

I

J

  • Jim Jackson
  • Papa Charlie Jackson
  • Frankie "Half Pint" Jaxon
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson
  • Lonnie Johnson
  • Blind Willie Johnson
  • Lil Johnson
  • Tommy Johnson
  • Al Jolson contact_icons/youtube.gif Mammy

K

  • Helen Kane
  • Buell Kazee
  • Bradley Kincaid

L

  • Vaughn De Leath
  • Bascom Lamar Lunsford
  • Furry Lewis

M

  • Uncle Dave Macon
  • Papa Charlie" McCoy
  • Memphis Minnie
  • Blind Willie McTell
  • Emmett Miller
  • Ramón Montoya
  • Jelly Roll Morton

N

  • King Bennie Nawahi

O

P

  • Charlie Patton
  • Washington Phillips
  • Charlie Pool
  • Riley Puckett

Q

R

S

T

  • Gid Tanner
  • Ramblin Thomas
  • Bessie Tucker

U

V

  • Rudy Vallée

W

  • Esther Walker
  • Sippie Wallace
  • Ethel Waters
  • Curley Weaver
  • Sylvester Weaver
  • Casey Bill Weldon
  • Josh White
  • Robert Wilkins

Y

  • Margaret Young

Bandleaders, composers and musicians of the early 1900s, 1920s, and 1930s

  • Art Gillham
  • Gus Arnheim
  • Ambrose and his Orchestra
  • Bix Beiderbecke
  • The Casa Loma Orchestra
  • Eddy Duchin
  • Eddie Lang
  • Ben Pollack
  • Django Reinhardt
  • Ben Selvin
  • Fats Waller
  • Isham Jones
  • Paul Whiteman
  • Joe Venuti

Contemporary bands,musicians and singers of 1920's and 1930's music

  • Marie Fleur
  • Max Raabe and the Palast Orchester
  • Sweet Hollywaiians
  • Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks