The 100 Most Recommended Artists of 1890-1949


1 Duke Ellington
2 Robert Johnson
3 Billie Holiday
4 Hank Williams
5 Louis Armstrong
6 Bing Crosby
7 Louis Jordan
8 Glenn Miller
9 Nat King Cole
10 Bessie Smith
11 The Carter Family
12 Fred Astaire
13 Benny Goodman
14 Judy Garland
15 Jimmie Rodgers
16 Bill Monroe
17 Leadbelly
18 Fats Waller
19 Artie Shaw
20 Charlie Parker
21 Thelonious Monk
22 Woody Guthrie
23 John Lee Hooker
24 Dizzy Gillespie
25 Coleman Hawkins
26 Count Basie
27 Charles Trenet
28 Edith Piaf
29 Al Jolson
30 Gene Autry
31 Blind Lemon Jefferson
32 Blind Willie Johnson
33 Bix Beiderbecke
34 The Andrews Sisters
35 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
36 Roy Acuff
37 Cab Calloway
38 Mahalia Jackson
39 T-Bone Walker
40 George Gershwin
41 The Sons of the Pioneers
42 Tommy Dorsey
43 Mamie Smith
44 Charley Patton
45 Wynonie Harris
46 Lena Horne
47 Les Brown
48 The Orioles
49 Jelly Roll Morton
50 Skip James
51 Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
52 The Original Dixieland Jazz Band
53 Charlie Christian
54 Ma Rainey
55 Django Reinhardt
56 Spike Jones
57 Frankie Trumbauer
58 Leo Reisman
59 Bunny Berigan
60 Don Azpiazu
61 Hoagy Carmichael
62 Lionel Hampton
63 Jimmie Davis
64 Patsy Montana
65 Paul Whiteman
66 Lydia Mendoza
67 Sousa's Band
68 Eck Robertson
69 Cliff Edwards
70 The Ink Spots
71 Sophie Tucker
72 Kate Smith
73 Fiddlin' John Carson
74 Yves Montand
75 Clarence "Pine Top" Smith
76 Roy Brown
77 Fisk Jubilee Singers
78 Ethel Waters
79 Ernest Tubb
80 Leroy Carr
81 Mississippi John Hurt
82 Frank Sinatra
83 Paul Robeson
84 Muddy Waters
85 Blind Willie McTell
86 Eddie Cantor
87 Stan Kenton
88 Ben Selvin
89 Mississippi Sheiks
90 Solomon Linda
91 Clarence "Tom" Ashley
92 Vernon Dalhart
93 Charles Brown
94 Chick Webb
95 Joseph Falcon
96 Vaughn Monroe
97 Art Tatum
98 Sister Rosetta Tharpe
99 Big Joe Williams
100 Dock Boggs