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Violet Loraine (1886 - 1956)

Actress and singer ~ renowned for the song "The Only Girl in the World"

6/25/2012 7/22/2015

Bessie Smith MP (1894 - 1937)

"Empress of the Blues"

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...

9/16/2011 6/11/2015

Gertrude "Ma" Rainey MP (1886 - 1939)

"The Mother of the Blues"

"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. ...

5/12/2015 6/11/2015

Anthony Sbarbaro MP (1897 - 1969)

"Tony Spargo", "Antonio Sbarbaro"

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 ...

5/25/2010 6/11/2015

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...

6/11/2015 6/11/2015

Louis Armstrong MP (1901 - 1971)

""Satchmo"", "Pops"

Louis Armstrong WikipedijA Slobodna encikopedija Louis Armstrong (English) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Louis Satchmo Armstrong The Red Hot Jazz Archive The Louis Armstrong House Museum

1/14/2014 6/11/2015

Pink Anderson (1900 - 1974)

Pink Anderson "Pinkney "Pink" Anderson (Feb 12, 1900 - Oct 12, 1974) was a blues singer and guitarist, born in Laurens, South Carolina. After being raised in Spartanburg (in Upstate South Carolina)...

6/10/2015 6/10/2015

"Alger "Texas" Alexander Sep 12, 1900 - Apr 16, 1954 - was a blues singer from Jewett, Texas. A short man with a big, deep voice, Alexander started his career performing on the streets and at local...

6/10/2015 6/10/2015

Al Jolson MP (1886 - 1950)

"Al Jolson"

Al Jolson (born Asa Yoelson) was an American singer, comedian and actor. In his heyday, he was dubbed "The World's Greatest Entertainer". He was born in the Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (now Lit...

2/28/2007 6/10/2015