The Most Recommended Artists of 1890-1949
Top Artists of
1890-1949


1890-1949
(Albums)
1890-1949
(Songs)
1890-1949 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s All Time
1 Duke Ellington
1 1 27 86 93
2 Louis Armstrong
2 2 35 196 157
3 Billie Holiday
3 3 25 173
4 Robert Johnson
4 4 305
5 Hank Williams
5 5 23 216
6 Charlie Parker
6 6 29 258
7 Benny Goodman
7 7 47 341
8 Nat King Cole
8 8 48 351
9 Bessie Smith
9 9 546
10 Bing Crosby
10 10 288 536
11 Dizzy Gillespie
11 11 31 321
12 Louis Jordan
12 12 588
13 Glenn Miller
13 13 647
14 The Carter Family
14 14 688
15 Lead Belly
15 15 745
16 Judy Garland
16 16 241 228 516
17 Woody Guthrie
1 208 17 63 589
18 Count Basie
17 18 17 277
19 Fred Astaire
18 19 814
20 Fats Waller
19 20 834
21 Jelly Roll Morton
20 21 868
22 Jimmie Rodgers
21 22 887
23 Coleman Hawkins
22 23 215 805
24 Charles Trenet
23 24 253 840
25 Blind Lemon Jefferson
24 25 893
26 Édith Piaf
25 26 88 360 567
27 Bill Monroe
26 27 943
28 Paul Whiteman
27 28 953
29 Artie Shaw
28 29 975
30 Django Reinhardt
29 30 1014
31 John Lee Hooker
30 31 193 206 230 430
32 Thelonious Monk
31 32 7 168 135
33 Blind Willie Johnson
32 33 1056
34 Gene Autry
33 34 1088
35 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
34 35 1098
36 Charlie Christian
35 36 1127
37 Cab Calloway
36 37 1149
38 Al Jolson
37 38 1154
39 Bix Beiderbecke
38 39 1163
40 Sidney Bechet
39 40 287 1129
41 Tommy Dorsey
40 41 1207
42 The Andrews Sisters
41 42 1216
43 Original Dixieland Jazz Band
42 43 1222
44 Mahalia Jackson
43 44 190 1017
45 Mississippi John Hurt
44 45 1246
46 Carlos Gardel
45 46 1248
47 Woody Herman
46 47 1261
48 T-Bone Walker
47 48 1265
49 Frank Sinatra
48 49 4 71 697 77
50 Lionel Hampton
49 50 1312
51 Wynonie Harris
50 51 1322
52 Frankie Trumbauer
51 52 1332
53 King Oliver
52 53 1334
54 Charley Patton
53 54 1360
55 The Ink Spots
54 55 1387
56 Mamie Smith
55 56 1396
57 Ma Rainey
56 57 1431
58 Roy Acuff
57 58 1448
59 Leo Reisman
58 59 1452
60 Blind Willie McTell
59 60 1473
61 Ella Fitzgerald
60 61 9 555 218
62 Lena Horne
61 62 1483
63 Spike Jones
62 63 1485
64 Yves Montand
63 64 577 1339
65 The Orioles
64 65 126 1016
66 Lydia Mendoza
65 66 1542
67 Les Brown
66 67 1550
68 Bunny Berigan
67 68 1553
69 Skip James
68 69 447 1271
70 The Sons of the Pioneers
69 70 1613
71 Don Azpiazu
70 71 1617
72 Enrico Caruso
71 72 1618
73 Lester Young
72 73 79 918
74 Leroy Carr
73 74 1631
75 Roy Brown
74 75 1645
76 Clarence "Pine Top" Smith
75 76 1649
77 Charles Brown
76 77 231 1400
78 Fletcher Henderson
77 78 1659
79 Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
78 79 1667
80 Kate Smith
79 80 1673
81 Stan Kenton
80 81 111 1053
82 Bennie Moten
81 82 1700
83 Harry James
82 83 1708
84 Ethel Waters
83 84 1767
85 Miles Davis
84 85 2 26 52 412 16
86 Jimmie Davis
85 86 1791
87 James P. Johnson
86 87 1805
88 Muddy Waters
87 88 18 118 266 191
89 Cliff Edwards
88 89 1850
90 Hoagy Carmichael
89 90 1854
91 Chick Webb
90 91 1860
92 Lee Konitz
2 186 92 2155
93 Paul Robeson
91 93 1879
94 Ernest Tubb
92 94 665 1756
95 Sophie Tucker
93 95 1898
96 Patsy Montana
94 96 1899
97 Big Bill Broonzy
95 97 1912
98 Art Tatum
96 98 99 1102
99 Amos Milburn
97 99 282 1790
100 Sister Rosetta Tharpe
98 100 1933
101 Meade Lux Lewis
99 101 1948
102 Big Joe Turner
100 102 34 599
103 Big Joe Williams
101 103 1963
104 Solomon Linda
102 104 1991
105 Lennie Tristano
3 203 105 46 758
106 Earl Hines
103 106 1993
107 George Gershwin
104 107 2001
108 Gene Austin
105 108 2012
109 Dooley Wilson
106 109 2013
110 Sonny Boy Williamson (I)
107 110 2028
111 Sousa's Band
108 111 2043
112 Eddie Cantor
109 112 2074
113 Mississippi Sheiks
110 113 2091
114 Vaughn Monroe
111 114 2093
115 Tampa Red
112 115 2114
116 Fisk Jubilee Singers
113 116 2157
117 Jimmie Lunceford
114 117 2189
118 Joseph Falcon
115 118 2190
119 The Mills Brothers
116 119 2191
120 Eck Robertson
117 120 2199
121 Joe Liggins
118 121 2222
122 Fiddlin' John Carson
119 122 2225
123 Tex Williams & His Western Caravan
120 123 2256
124 Stick McGhee
121 124 2277
125 Vernon Dalhart
122 125 2293
126 Big Maceo
123 126 2300
127 Lucienne Boyer
124 127 2313
128 Tommy Johnson
125 128 2322
129 Max Steiner
126 129 2324
130 Ben Selvin
127 130 2353
131 Luiz Gonzaga
128 131 2362
132 Fanny Brice
129 132 2377
133 Harry Choates
130 133 2393
134 Sarah Vaughan
131 134 41 699
135 Arthur Smith
132 135 2484
136 Trio Matamoros
133 136 2510
137 Francis Craig
134 137 2536
138 Blind Alfred Reed
135 138 2552
139 Betty Hutton
136 139 2583
140 Clarence Williams
137 140 2589
141 Walter Huston
138 141 2627
142 Ray Ventura
139 142 2632
143 Memphis Jug Band
140 143 2641
144 Ethel Merman
141 144 2683
145 Bob Hope
142 145 2703
146 Mistinguett
143 146 2717
147 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
144 147 2730
148 Marlene Dietrich
145 148 2746
149 Anton Karas
146 149 2752
150 Josephine Baker
147 150 2754
151 Jim Europe's 369th Infantry "Hellfighters" Band
148 151 2759
152 The Peerless Quartet
149 152 2760
153 Clarence "Tom" Ashley
150 153 2778
154 Gene Kelly
151 154 128 1368
155 Bertha "Chippie" Hill
152 155 2836
156 Eddy Arnold
153 156 2839
157 Dock Boggs
154 157 2841
158 Harry Richman
155 158 2845
159 W.H. Stepp
156 159 2869
160 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
157 160 2882
161 Ray Noble
158 161 2901
162 Sol Hoopii
159 162 2908
163 Merle Travis
160 163 2924
164 The Boswell Sisters
161 164 2957
165 Memphis Minnie
162 165 2965
166 Perry Como
163 166 3004
167 The Harmonicats
164 167 3038
168 Carmen Miranda
165 168 3042
169 Mary Lou Williams
166 169 3060
170 Berthe Sylva
167 170 3134
171 Nora Bayes
168 171 3137
172 Marian Anderson
169 172 3140
173 Xavier Cugat
170 173 3156
174 Lucienne Delyle
171 174 3159
175 Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
172 175 3163
176 Richard "Rabbit" Brown
173 176 3166
177 Kokomo Arnold
174 177 3188
178 The Golden Gate Quartet
175 178 3190
179 New Orleans Rhythm Kings
176 179 3193
180 Johnny Otis
177 180 134 1518
181 Emmett Miller
178 181 3206
182 Tino Rossi
179 182 3208
183 Isham Jones
180 183 3218
184 Helen Kane
181 184 3233
185 Kid Ory
182 185 3238
186 Lucky Millinder
183 186 3243
187 Ruth Etting
184 187 3258
188 Louisiana Rhythm Kings
185 188 3269
189 DeFord Bailey
187 189 3310
190 Charlie Poole
188 190 3311
191 Joe Venuti
189 191 3319
192 Pixinguinha
190 192 3321
193 Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
191 193 3323
194 Furry Lewis
192 194 3385
195 Johnny Mercer
193 195 3404
196 Mildred Bailey
194 196 3420
197 Son House
195 197 426 2052
198 Dexter Gordon
196 198 150 856
199 Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy
197 199 3428
200 Billy Murray
198 200 3438
201 Damia
199 201 3482
202 Chauncey Olcott
200 202 3494
203 Germaine Sablon
201 203 3498
204 Red Norvo
202 204 3518
205 St. Louis Jimmy Oden
204 205 3573
206 Robert Petway
205 206 3574
207 Erskine Hawkins
206 207 3575
208 Al Dexter
207 208 3587
209 Concha Piquer
209 209 3629
210 Chuck Wagon Gang
210 210 3644
211 The Delmore Brothers
211 211 3719
212 The Haydn Quartet
212 212 3724
213 Vera Lynn
213 213 3767