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 84 91
2 Louis Armstrong
2 2 36 194 155
3 Billie Holiday
3 3 25 170
4 Robert Johnson
4 4 302
5 Hank Williams
5 5 23 214
6 Charlie Parker
6 6 29 257
7 Benny Goodman
7 7 47 339
8 Bessie Smith
8 8 541
9 Bing Crosby
9 9 290 532
10 Nat King Cole
10 10 49 356
11 Dizzy Gillespie
11 11 31 313
12 Louis Jordan
12 12 585
13 Glenn Miller
13 13 637
14 The Carter Family
14 14 682
15 Lead Belly
15 15 737
16 Judy Garland
16 16 241 231 515
17 Count Basie
17 17 18 280
18 Woody Guthrie
1 208 18 63 588
19 Fred Astaire
18 19 819
20 Fats Waller
19 20 824
21 Jelly Roll Morton
20 21 852
22 Jimmie Rodgers
21 22 881
23 Coleman Hawkins
22 23 215 798
24 Charles Trenet
23 24 254 839
25 Blind Lemon Jefferson
24 25 896
26 Édith Piaf
25 26 87 362 567
27 Bill Monroe
26 27 937
28 Paul Whiteman
27 28 941
29 Artie Shaw
28 29 956
30 Django Reinhardt
29 30 1002
31 John Lee Hooker
30 31 192 204 231 426
32 Thelonious Monk
31 32 7 169 136
33 Blind Willie Johnson
32 33 1053
34 Gene Autry
33 34 1075
35 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
34 35 1083
36 Charlie Christian
35 36 1104
37 Al Jolson
36 37 1127
38 Cab Calloway
37 38 1138
39 Bix Beiderbecke
38 39 1151
40 Sidney Bechet
39 40 1152
41 The Andrews Sisters
40 41 1154
42 Tommy Dorsey
41 42 1180
43 Carlos Gardel
42 43 1211
44 Original Dixieland Jazz Band
43 44 1216
45 Mississippi John Hurt
44 45 1229
46 Mahalia Jackson
45 46 119 891
47 Woody Herman
46 47 1241
48 T-Bone Walker
47 48 1265
49 Frank Sinatra
48 49 4 67 695 72
50 Lionel Hampton
49 50 1299
51 Wynonie Harris
50 51 1301
52 King Oliver
51 52 1305
53 Frankie Trumbauer
52 53 1313
54 Charley Patton
53 54 1360
55 The Ink Spots
54 55 1370
56 Mamie Smith
55 56 1405
57 Roy Acuff
56 57 1429
58 Ella Fitzgerald
57 58 9 556 219
59 Spike Jones
58 59 1458
60 Lena Horne
59 60 1467
61 Blind Willie McTell
60 61 1476
62 Yves Montand
61 62 580 1335
63 The Orioles
62 63 127 1012
64 Lydia Mendoza
63 64 1531
65 Les Brown
64 65 1535
66 Ma Rainey
65 66 1537
67 Bunny Berigan
66 67 1538
68 Leo Reisman
67 68 1584
69 Skip James
68 69 447 1267
70 The Sons of the Pioneers
69 70 1593
71 Enrico Caruso
70 71 1597
72 Don Azpiazu
71 72 1600
73 Lester Young
72 73 79 924
74 Leroy Carr
73 74 1628
75 Fletcher Henderson
74 75 1635
76 Roy Brown
75 76 1636
77 Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
76 77 1648
78 Clarence "Pine Top" Smith
77 78 1649
79 Charles Brown
78 79 234 1413
80 Kate Smith
79 80 1667
81 Stan Kenton
80 81 126 1085
82 Bennie Moten
81 82 1677
83 Harry James
82 83 1695
84 Ethel Waters
83 84 1721
85 Miles Davis
84 85 2 27 53 416 16
86 Jimmie Davis
85 86 1769
87 James P. Johnson
86 87 1782
88 Muddy Waters
87 88 17 119 267 192
89 Cliff Edwards
88 89 1836
90 Hoagy Carmichael
89 90 1837
91 Chick Webb
90 91 1847
92 Lee Konitz
2 189 92 2119
93 Paul Robeson
91 93 1861
94 Ernest Tubb
92 94 660 1723
95 Patsy Montana
93 95 1877
96 Sophie Tucker
94 96 1881
97 Sister Rosetta Tharpe
95 97 1895
98 Art Tatum
96 98 100 1096
99 Big Bill Broonzy
97 99 1904
100 Amos Milburn
98 100 282 1772
101 Meade Lux Lewis
99 101 1922
102 Big Joe Williams
100 102 1953
103 Earl Hines
101 103 1960
104 Gene Austin
102 104 1964
105 Solomon Linda
103 105 1970
106 Lennie Tristano
3 203 106 46 756
107 George Gershwin
104 107 1983
108 Dooley Wilson
105 108 1991
109 Sousa's Band
106 109 2019
110 Sonny Boy Williamson (I)
107 110 2023
111 Eddie Cantor
108 111 2058
112 Vaughn Monroe
109 112 2075
113 Mississippi Sheiks
110 113 2080
114 Tampa Red
111 114 2112
115 Fisk Jubilee Singers
112 115 2120
116 Jimmie Lunceford
113 116 2134
117 The Mills Brothers
114 117 2158
118 Eck Robertson
115 118 2160
119 Joseph Falcon
116 119 2161
120 Fiddlin' John Carson
117 120 2183
121 Joe Liggins
118 121 2190
122 Tex Williams & His Western Caravan
119 122 2231
123 Stick McGhee
120 123 2244
124 Vernon Dalhart
121 124 2256
125 Big Maceo
122 125 2284
126 Tommy Johnson
123 126 2288
127 Lucienne Boyer
124 127 2292
128 Max Steiner
125 128 2302
129 Ben Selvin
126 129 2317
130 Fanny Brice
127 130 2339
131 Big Joe Turner
128 131 34 626
132 Harry Choates
129 132 2355
133 Luiz Gonzaga
130 133 2372
134 Sarah Vaughan
131 134 39 698
135 Arthur Smith
132 135 2456
136 Trio Matamoros
133 136 2478
137 Francis Craig
134 137 2501
138 Blind Alfred Reed
135 138 2523
139 Clarence Williams
136 139 2535
140 Betty Hutton
137 140 2550
141 Walter Huston
138 141 2580
142 Memphis Jug Band
139 142 2597
143 Ray Ventura
140 143 2630
144 Ethel Merman
141 144 2649
145 Bob Hope
142 145 2665
146 Mistinguett
143 146 2699
147 Anton Karas
144 147 2708
148 Jim Europe's 369th Infantry "Hellfighters" Band
145 148 2717
149 Marlene Dietrich
146 149 2718
150 The Peerless Quartet
147 150 2734
151 Clarence "Tom" Ashley
148 151 2737
152 Josephine Baker
149 152 2738
153 Gene Kelly
150 153 129 1367
154 Eddy Arnold
151 154 2799
155 Harry Richman
152 155 2803
156 Bertha "Chippie" Hill
153 156 2805
157 Dock Boggs
154 157 2811
158 W.H. Stepp
155 158 2825
159 Ray Noble
156 159 2857
160 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
157 160 2870
161 Sol Hoopii
158 161 2882
162 Merle Travis
159 162 2889
163 The Boswell Sisters
160 163 2927
164 Billy Murray
161 164 2931
165 Perry Como
162 165 2952
166 Memphis Minnie
163 166 2966
167 The Harmonicats
164 167 2991
168 Mary Lou Williams
165 168 3023
169 Carmen Miranda
166 169 3039
170 Nora Bayes
167 170 3081
171 Marian Anderson
168 171 3084
172 Xavier Cugat
169 172 3111
173 Richard "Rabbit" Brown
170 173 3126
174 Berthe Sylva
171 174 3128
175 Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
172 175 3130
176 Emmett Miller
173 176 3139
177 Lucienne Delyle
174 177 3148
178 The Golden Gate Quartet
175 178 3151
179 New Orleans Rhythm Kings
176 179 3154
180 Johnny Otis
177 180 132 1488
181 Isham Jones
178 181 3170
182 Kokomo Arnold
179 182 3183
183 Helen Kane
180 183 3186
184 Kid Ory
181 184 3195
185 Tino Rossi
182 185 3198
186 Lucky Millinder
183 186 3203
187 Ruth Etting
184 187 3210
188 Louisiana Rhythm Kings
185 188 3220
189 DeFord Bailey
186 189 3252
190 Charlie Poole
187 190 3253
191 Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
188 191 3264
192 Joe Venuti
190 192 3277
193 Furry Lewis
191 193 3329
194 Pixinguinha
192 194 3339
195 Johnny Mercer
193 195 3350
196 Mildred Bailey
194 196 3353
197 Son House
195 197 425 2021
198 Dexter Gordon
196 198 152 859
199 Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy
197 199 3394
200 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
198 200 3401
201 Chauncey Olcott
199 201 3462
202 Damia
200 202 3471
203 Red Norvo
201 203 3476
204 Germaine Sablon
202 204 3483
205 Al Dexter
204 205 3515
206 St. Louis Jimmy Oden
205 206 3556
207 Robert Petway
206 207 3557
208 Erskine Hawkins
207 208 3558
209 Concha Piquer
209 209 3596
210 Chuck Wagon Gang
210 210 3605
211 The Delmore Brothers
211 211 3623
212 Vera Lynn
212 212 3681
213 The Haydn Quartet
213 213 3696
214 Pawlo Humeniuk
214 214 3775