Top AM Artists by Decade, 1890s-1940s

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Top AM Artists by Decade, 1890s-1940s

Post by Henrik » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:35 pm

As requested by LiveinPhoenix :)

1890s
1 | Sousa's Band
2 | Vess L. Ossman

1900s
1 | Fisk Jubilee Singers
2 | Billy Murray
3 | Enrico Caruso
4 | The Haydn Quartet
5 | Frank Stanley
6 | Edward Meeker

1910s
1 | Original Dixieland Jazz Band
2 | Sophie Tucker
3 | Enrico Caruso
4 | The Peerless Quartet
5 | Nora Bayes
6 | Jim Europe's 369th Infantry "Hellfighters" Band
7 | Chauncey Olcott
8 | Al Jolson
9 | Marion Harris
10 | The American Quartet
11 | Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra
12 | Arthur Collins
13 | Pixinguinha
14 | Europe's Society Orchestra

1920s
1 | Louis Armstrong
2 | Bessie Smith
3 | Jelly Roll Morton
4 | Paul Whiteman
5 | Blind Lemon Jefferson
6 | The Carter Family
7 | Jimmie Rodgers
8 | Duke Ellington
9 | Al Jolson
10 | Fats Waller
11 | Mississippi John Hurt
12 | Bix Beiderbecke
13 | Blind Willie Johnson
14 | King Oliver
15 | Frankie Trumbauer
16 | Mamie Smith
17 | Charley Patton
18 | Ma Rainey
19 | Blind Willie McTell
20 | Hoagy Carmichael
21 | Clarence "Pine Top" Smith
22 | Paul Robeson
23 | Gene Austin
24 | Leroy Carr
25 | George Gershwin
26 | Fanny Brice
27 | Eddie Cantor
28 | Vernon Dalhart
29 | James P. Johnson
30 | Meade Lux Lewis
31 | Eck Robertson
32 | Joseph Falcon
33 | Fred Astaire
34 | Fiddlin' John Carson
35 | Tampa Red
36 | Fletcher Henderson
37 | Tommy Johnson
38 | Clarence Williams
39 | Ethel Waters
40 | Memphis Jug Band
41 | Blind Alfred Reed
42 | Clarence "Tom" Ashley
43 | Isham Jones
44 | Helen Kane
45 | Dock Boggs
46 | Bertha "Chippie" Hill
47 | Kid Ory
48 | Emmett Miller
49 | Mistinguett
50 | Ruth Etting
51 | DeFord Bailey
52 | Charlie Poole
53 | Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
54 | Richard "Rabbit" Brown
55 | Furry Lewis
56 | Bennie Moten
57 | New Orleans Rhythm Kings
58 | Pawlo Humeniuk
59 | Berthe Sylva
60 | Louisiana Rhythm Kings
61 | Michael Coleman
62 | Victor Symphony Orchestra
63 | Joe Venuti
64 | Earl Hines
65 | Will Fyffe
66 | Trovadores Regionales
67 | Gid Tanner
68 | Rita Montaner
69 | Harry McClintock
70 | Golden Gate Orchestra
71 | Arthur Gibbs
72 | Associated Glee Clubs of America

1930s
1 | Robert Johnson
2 | Billie Holiday
3 | Duke Ellington
4 | Benny Goodman
5 | Count Basie
6 | Fred Astaire
7 | Lead Belly
8 | Glenn Miller
9 | Judy Garland
10 | Louis Armstrong
11 | Coleman Hawkins
12 | Cab Calloway
13 | Bing Crosby
14 | The Carter Family
15 | Leo Reisman
16 | Roy Acuff
17 | Carlos Gardel
18 | Artie Shaw
19 | Sidney Bechet
20 | Tommy Dorsey
21 | Lydia Mendoza
22 | Kate Smith
23 | Bunny Berigan
24 | Fats Waller
25 | Skip James
26 | Don Azpiazu
27 | Gene Autry
28 | Art Tatum
29 | The Sons of the Pioneers
30 | Patsy Montana
31 | Chick Webb
32 | The Ink Spots
33 | The Andrews Sisters
34 | Ethel Waters
35 | Solomon Linda
36 | Big Joe Turner
37 | Django Reinhardt
38 | Ben Selvin
39 | Mississippi Sheiks
40 | Big Joe Williams
41 | Jimmie Lunceford
42 | Bennie Moten
43 | Sonny Boy Williamson (I)
44 | Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
45 | Sister Rosetta Tharpe
46 | Ella Fitzgerald
47 | Bob Hope
48 | Harry Richman
49 | Max Steiner
50 | Ethel Merman
51 | W.H. Stepp
52 | Earl Hines
53 | Jimmie Rodgers
54 | Lester Young
55 | Lucienne Boyer
56 | Walter Huston
57 | Marian Anderson
58 | Ray Noble
59 | Trio Matamoros
60 | The Boswell Sisters
61 | Mary Lou Williams
62 | Carmen Miranda
63 | Fletcher Henderson
64 | Sol Hoopii
65 | Ray Ventura
66 | Josephine Baker
67 | Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
68 | Son House
69 | Kokomo Arnold
70 | Bessie Smith
71 | Blind Willie Johnson
72 | The Golden Gate Quartet
73 | Woody Herman
74 | Mildred Bailey
75 | Ruth Etting
76 | Red Norvo
77 | Leroy Carr
78 | Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy
79 | Glahe Musette Orchestra
80 | Reverend Thomas A. Dorsey
81 | Damia
82 | Teddy Wilson
83 | Vera Lynn
84 | Charlie Christian
85 | Cannon's Jug Stompers
86 | Rina Ketty
87 | The Monroe Brothers
88 | Rudy Vallée
89 | Ted Weems
90 | Eddy Duchin
91 | Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers
92 | Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
93 | Kay Kyser

1940s
1 | Hank Williams
2 | Charlie Parker
3 | Duke Ellington
4 | Nat King Cole
5 | Louis Jordan
6 | Dizzy Gillespie
7 | Billie Holiday
8 | Bing Crosby
9 | Woody Guthrie
10 | Bill Monroe
11 | Édith Piaf
12 | Charles Trenet
13 | Benny Goodman
14 | John Lee Hooker
15 | Thelonious Monk
16 | Woody Herman
17 | Charlie Christian
18 | Mahalia Jackson
19 | Spike Jones
20 | Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
21 | Frank Sinatra
22 | T-Bone Walker
23 | The Andrews Sisters
24 | Glenn Miller
25 | Django Reinhardt
26 | Lionel Hampton
27 | Artie Shaw
28 | Wynonie Harris
29 | Lena Horne
30 | Gene Autry
31 | Les Brown
32 | Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
33 | The Orioles
34 | Ella Fitzgerald
35 | Jimmie Davis
36 | Harry James
37 | Cliff Edwards
38 | Stan Kenton
39 | Yves Montand
40 | Roy Brown
41 | Judy Garland
42 | The Mills Brothers
43 | Charles Brown
44 | Tommy Dorsey
45 | Ernest Tubb
46 | Big Bill Broonzy
47 | Miles Davis
48 | Dooley Wilson
49 | The Ink Spots
50 | Vaughn Monroe
51 | Muddy Waters
52 | Amos Milburn
53 | Lee Konitz
54 | Lennie Tristano
55 | Tex Williams & His Western Caravan
56 | Joe Liggins
57 | Big Maceo
58 | Harry Choates
59 | Sarah Vaughan
60 | Francis Craig
61 | Betty Hutton
62 | Stick McGhee
63 | Johnny Mercer
64 | Coleman Hawkins
65 | Lester Young
66 | Lead Belly
67 | Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
68 | Anton Karas
69 | Luiz Gonzaga
70 | Arthur Smith
71 | Sidney Bechet
72 | The Sons of the Pioneers
73 | Gene Kelly
74 | Merle Travis
75 | Marlene Dietrich
76 | Perry Como
77 | Eddy Arnold
78 | The Harmonicats
79 | Chuck Wagon Gang
80 | Sister Rosetta Tharpe
81 | Johnny Otis
82 | Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
83 | Memphis Minnie
84 | Xavier Cugat
85 | Al Dexter
86 | Lucky Millinder
87 | The Delmore Brothers
88 | Lucienne Delyle
89 | Tino Rossi
90 | Frank Yankovic
91 | Erskine Hawkins
92 | St. Louis Jimmy Oden
93 | Robert Petway
94 | Concha Piquer
95 | Dexter Gordon
96 | Ted Daffan's Texans
97 | The Dixie Hummingbirds
98 | Dinah Washington
99 | Iry LeJeune


Note: This ranking is based on a somewhat different all-time ranking of albums and songs than the online version.
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Re: Top AM Artists by Decade, 1890s-1940s

Post by Live in Phoenix » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:59 pm

Thanks Henrik! This was for some Hall of Acclaim trivia, out of general curiosity, and also for a sort of guide for the eventual early 20th century poll.

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Re: Top AM Artists by Decade, 1890s-1940s

Post by Rob » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:49 pm

Great to see Jim Europe's 369th Infantry "Hellfighters" Band on here!

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Re: Top AM Artists by Decade, 1890s-1940s

Post by Live in Phoenix » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:11 pm

Incidentally, the top performers not inducted by us, by decade:

1890s
1 | Sousa's Band

1900s
1 | Fisk Jubilee Singers

1910s
1 | Original Dixieland Jazz Band

1920s
3 | Jelly Roll Morton

1930s
4 | Benny Goodman

1940s
5 | Louis Jordan

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Re: Top AM Artists by Decade, 1890s-1940s

Post by Hymie » Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:23 am

My personal 10 favorite artists of the 20s, 30s, and 40s.

FAVORITE ARTISTS 1920-1929
1 - Jimmie Rodgers
2 - Bessie Smith
3 - Louis Armstrong
4 - Al Jolson
5 - Paul Whiteman
6 - Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers
7 - Blind Willie McTell
8 - Ted Lewis
9 - Sophie Tucker
10 - Ethel Waters

FAVORITE ARTISTS 1930-1939
1 - Mills Brothers
2 - Billie Holiday
3 - Benny Goodman
4 - Louis Armstrong
5 - Ella Fitzgerald
6 - Duke Ellington
7 - Ink Spots
8 - Bing Crosby
9 - Glenn Miller
10 - Boswell Sisters / Connee Boswell

FAVORITE ARTISTS 1940-1949
1 - Hank Williams
2 - Wynonie Harris
3 - Louis Jordan
4 - Ivory Joe Hunter
5 - Ravens
6 - Delta Rhythm Boys
7 - Muddy Waters
8 - Joe Turner
9 - Roy Milton
10 - Dinah Washington

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