The Most Recommended Artists of 1890-1949 (Songs)
Top Artists of
1890-1949 (Songs)


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