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