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 24 79 62
2 Louis Armstrong
2 2 35 193 111
3 Billie Holiday
3 3 27 131
4 Robert Johnson
4 4 252
5 Benny Goodman
5 5 52 235
6 Charlie Parker
6 6 28 193
7 Hank Williams
7 7 25 185
8 Bing Crosby
8 8 279 339
9 Bessie Smith
9 9 388
10 Nat King Cole
10 10 43 273
11 Dizzy Gillespie
11 11 34 275
12 Louis Jordan
12 12 464
13 Glenn Miller
13 13 465
14 The Carter Family
14 14 493
15 Fred Astaire
15 15 525
16 Judy Garland
16 16 219 203 373
17 Count Basie
17 17 18 234
18 Jelly Roll Morton
18 18 629
19 Fats Waller
19 19 631
20 Lead Belly
20 20 640
21 Al Jolson
21 21 672
22 Woody Guthrie
1 193 22 58 484
23 Jimmie Rodgers
22 23 690
24 Thelonious Monk
23 24 7 159 121
25 Bill Monroe
24 25 290 688
26 Paul Whiteman
25 26 723
27 Coleman Hawkins
26 27 233 670
28 Artie Shaw
27 28 757
29 Blind Lemon Jefferson
28 29 782
30 Édith Piaf
29 30 84 354 482
31 The Andrews Sisters
30 31 319 801
32 Django Reinhardt
31 32 885
33 The Ink Spots
32 33 887
34 Tommy Dorsey
33 34 902
35 Gene Autry
34 35 905
36 Woody Herman
35 36 908
37 Cab Calloway
36 37 936
38 Charlie Christian
37 38 941
39 John Lee Hooker
38 39 212 197 236 396
40 Blind Willie Johnson
39 40 962
41 Sidney Bechet
40 41 278 923
42 Ella Fitzgerald
41 42 8 336 172
43 Charles Trenet
42 43 229 877
44 Bix Beiderbecke
43 44 1001
45 Spike Jones
44 45 1007
46 Mississippi John Hurt
45 46 1032
47 Original Dixieland Jazz Band
46 47 1056
48 Mahalia Jackson
47 48 93 719
49 Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys
48 49 1073
50 Roy Acuff
49 50 1087
51 King Oliver
50 51 1110
52 Carlos Gardel
51 52 1111
53 Leo Reisman
52 53 1122
54 Frankie Trumbauer
53 54 1129
55 Frank Sinatra
54 55 4 60 625 67
56 T-Bone Walker
55 56 1173
57 The Sons of the Pioneers
56 57 1188
58 Lionel Hampton
57 58 1215
59 Ma Rainey
58 59 1217
60 Les Brown
59 60 1230
61 Charley Patton
60 61 1242
62 Skip James
61 62 465 1068
63 Mamie Smith
62 63 1247
64 Enrico Caruso
63 64 1278
65 Lena Horne
64 65 1279
66 Blind Willie McTell
65 66 1295
67 Leroy Carr
66 67 1297
68 Ethel Waters
67 68 1300
69 Lydia Mendoza
68 69 1313
70 Fletcher Henderson
69 70 1342
71 The Mills Brothers
70 71 1349
72 Paul Robeson
71 72 1368
73 Bunny Berigan
72 73 1371
74 Wynonie Harris
73 74 1375
75 Lester Young
74 75 98 909
76 Harry James
75 76 1409
77 Sister Rosetta Tharpe
76 77 1419
78 Hoagy Carmichael
77 78 1424
79 Clarence "Pine Top" Smith
78 79 1433
80 Eddie Cantor
79 80 1438
81 Gene Austin
80 81 1448
82 James P. Johnson
81 82 1454
83 Kate Smith
82 83 1457
84 Cliff Edwards
83 84 1460
85 Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs
84 85 1461
86 Sophie Tucker
85 86 1474
87 Bennie Moten
86 87 1475
88 The Orioles
87 88 132 975
89 Patsy Montana
88 89 1482
90 Miles Davis
89 90 2 24 46 389 16
91 Yves Montand
90 91 582 1329
92 Jimmie Davis
91 92 1489
93 Charles Brown
92 93 230 1235
94 Stan Kenton
93 94 111 968
95 Fanny Brice
94 95 1513
96 Sousa's Band
95 96 1518
97 Chick Webb
96 97 1531
98 Art Tatum
97 98 102 964
99 Mississippi Sheiks
98 99 1567
100 Don Azpiazu
99 100 1568
101 Big Bill Broonzy
100 101 1615
102 Fisk Jubilee Singers
101 102 1620
103 Billy Murray
102 103 1627
104 Tommy Johnson
103 104 1632
105 George Gershwin
104 105 1643
106 Vaughn Monroe
105 106 1651
107 Fiddlin' John Carson
106 107 1678
108 Ben Selvin
107 108 1679
109 Big Joe Williams
108 109 1681
110 Big Joe Turner
109 110 40 587
111 Blind Alfred Reed
110 111 1694
112 Ernest Tubb
111 112 590 1506
113 Dooley Wilson
112 113 1714
114 Sonny Boy Williamson (I)
113 114 1718
115 Lee Konitz
2 201 115 461 1510
116 Eck Robertson
114 116 1731
117 Jimmie Lunceford
115 117 1732
118 Earl Hines
116 118 1747
119 Roy Brown
117 119 1756
120 Tampa Red
118 120 1766
121 Meade Lux Lewis
119 121 1775
122 Sarah Vaughan
120 122 39 601
123 Joseph Falcon
121 123 1785
124 Vernon Dalhart
122 124 1809
125 Solomon Linda
123 125 1813
126 Ethel Merman
124 126 1816
127 Eddy Arnold
125 127 551 1544
128 Muddy Waters
126 128 16 114 259 170
129 Max Steiner
127 129 1913
130 Amos Milburn
128 130 292 1715
131 Big Maceo
129 131 1931
132 Lennie Tristano
3 228 132 44 712 664
133 Harry Choates
130 133 1956
134 Ruth Etting
131 134 1965
135 Marian Anderson
132 135 1985
136 Trio Matamoros
133 136 1995
137 The Haydn Quartet
134 137 2000
138 Francis Craig
135 138 2007
139 Bob Hope
136 139 2011
140 The Peerless Quartet
137 140 2034
141 Dock Boggs
138 141 2040
142 Betty Hutton
139 142 2053
143 Joe Liggins
140 143 2084
144 Tex Williams & His Western Caravan
141 144 2099
145 Vess L. Ossman
142 145 2131
146 Luiz Gonzaga
143 146 2157
147 Lucienne Boyer
144 147 2169
148 Clarence "Tom" Ashley
145 148 2185
149 Walter Huston
146 149 2203
150 Clarence Williams
147 150 2224
151 Anton Karas
148 151 2230
152 Johnny Mercer
149 152 2235
153 Harry Richman
150 153 2247
154 The Delmore Brothers
151 154 2259
155 The Boswell Sisters
152 155 2280
156 Nora Bayes
153 156 2292
157 Bertha "Chippie" Hill
154 157 2317
158 Charlie Poole
155 158 2333
159 Johnny Moore's Three Blazers
156 159 2340
160 Jim Europe's 369th Infantry "Hellfighters" Band
157 160 2372
161 Helen Kane
158 161 2375
162 DeFord Bailey
159 162 2436
163 Memphis Jug Band
160 163 2440
164 Sol Hoopii
161 164 2441
165 Perry Como
162 165 2443
166 Mistinguett
163 166 2456
167 Gene Kelly
164 167 128 1240
168 Emmett Miller
165 168 2477
169 The Harmonicats
166 169 2487
170 Kokomo Arnold
167 170 2505
171 W.H. Stepp
168 171 2511
172 Ray Ventura
169 172 2531
173 Isham Jones
170 173 2547
174 Mary Lou Williams
171 174 2554
175 Carmen Miranda
172 175 2570
176 Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
173 176 2574
177 Memphis Minnie
174 177 2585
178 Kid Ory
175 178 2591
179 The Golden Gate Quartet
176 179 2594
180 Ray Noble
177 180 2602
181 Tino Rossi
178 181 2615
182 Josephine Baker
179 182 2630
183 Arthur Smith
180 183 2639
184 Richard "Rabbit" Brown
181 184 2647
185 Merle Travis
182 185 2658
186 Marlene Dietrich
183 186 2701
187 Chauncey Olcott
184 187 2720
188 Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
185 188 2722
189 Xavier Cugat
186 189 2751
190 Doris Day
187 190 104 1227
191 New Orleans Rhythm Kings
188 191 2788
192 Johnny Otis
189 192 145 1417
193 The Monroe Brothers
190 193 2812
194 St. Louis Jimmy Oden
191 194 2813
195 Robert Petway
192 195 2821
196 Glen Gray & The Casa Loma Orchestra
194 196 2831
197 The American Quartet
195 197 2848
198 Furry Lewis
196 198 2849
199 Son House
197 199 431 1886
200 Marion Harris
198 200 2869
201 Concha Piquer
199 201 2870
202 Berthe Sylva
200 202 2888
203 Lucienne Delyle
202 203 2922
204 Louisiana Rhythm Kings
203 204 2927
205 Molly O'Day
204 205 2932
206 Chuck Wagon Gang
205 206 2941
207 Ted Daffan's Texans
206 207 2943
208 Uncle Dave Macon
207 208 2981
209 Michael Coleman
208 209 3010
210 Frank Stanley
209 210 3015
211 Red Norvo
210 211 3025
212 Al Dexter
211 212 3038
213 Joe Venuti
212 213 3040
214 Pawlo Humeniuk
213 214 3042
215 Reverend Thomas A. Dorsey
214 215 3062
216 Erskine Hawkins
215 216 3089
217 Victor Symphony Orchestra
216 217 3095
218 Arthur Collins
217 218 3109
219 Russ Morgan
218 219 3110
220 Harry McClintock
219 220 3119
221 Glahe Musette Orchestra
220 221 3136
222 Mildred Bailey
221 222 3137
223 Will Fyffe
222 223 3185
224 Dexter Gordon
223 224 140 807
225 Frank Yankovic
224 225 3198
226 Vera Lynn
225 226 3291
227 Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra
226 227 3292
228 Rina Ketty
227 228 3311
229 Ivory Joe Hunter
229 229 287 2768
230 Edward Meeker
230 230 3378
231 Europe's Society Orchestra
231 231 3390
232 Andy Kirk & His Twelve Clouds of Joy
232 232 3407
233 Eddy Duchin
233 233 3410
234 Kay Kyser
234 234 3415
235 The Dixie Hummingbirds
235 235 267 662 2150
236 Floyd Tillman
236 236 3452
237 Associated Glee Clubs of America
237 237 3454
238 Damia
238 238 3459
239 The Pied Pipers
239 239 3471
240 The Stanley Brothers
240 240 272 319 1496
241 Teddy Wilson
241 241 3480
242 Dinah Washington
242 242 59 918
243 Arthur Gibbs
243 243 3497
244 Lucky Millinder
244 244 3499
245 Germaine Sablon
245 245 3525
246 Peggy Lee
246 246 133 335 1076
247 Art Mooney
247 247 3535
248 The Southern Sons
248 248 3549
249 Trovadores Regionales
249 249 3556
250 Jack Guthrie
250 250 3580
251 Iry LeJeune
251 251 3601
252 Frankie Carle
252 252 3619
253 Frankie Laine
253 253 3625
254 Vic Damone
254 254 3627
255 Rita Montaner
255 255 3642
256 Gid Tanner
256 256 3649
257 John McCormack
257 257 3725
258 Harry MacDonough & Alice Green
258 258 3734
259 Jean Sablon
259 259 3736
260 Golden Gate Orchestra
260 260 3757
261 Bascom Lamar Lunsford
261 261 3761
262 Sam Mayo
262 262 3775
263 Ezio Pinza
263 263 3781
264 Ossman-Dudley Trio
264 264 3812
265 W.C. Handy
265 265 3818
266 Ted Weems
266 266 3825
267 U.S. Marine Band
267 267 3827
268 Horace Heidt and His Brigadiers
268 268 3831
269 Cannon's Jug Stompers
269 269 3850
270 Billy Jones
270 270 3857
271 Rudy Vallée
271 271 3875
272 Larry Clinton & His Orchestra
272 272 3879
273 Jo Stafford
273 273 226 2316
274 David Rose
274 274 3886
275 Francis Lemarque
275 275 3896
276 Jeanette MacDonald & Nelson Eddy
276 276 3906