Black History Month Collection

We've compiled a list of musicians we have within the archive that you should know as part of Black History Month.

Discover the music behind these musicians.

Big Maybelle

Chuck Berry

Count Basie


Esther Bigeou

Blind Blake

Big Bill Broonzy


Bessie Brown

Duke Ellington

The Inkspots


Lillian Glinn

Lil Green

Coleman Hawkins


Billie Holiday

Rosetta Howard

Alberta Hunter


Blind Lemon Jefferson

Lonnie Johnson

Pete Johnson


Robert Johnson

Huddie LeadBelly

Eartha Kitt


Blind Willie McTell

Lizzie Miles

Memphis Minnie


Ma Rainey

Tampa Red

Sister Rosetta Tharpe


The Crows

The Dominoes

The Orioles

The Platters

Bessie Smith

Clara Smith


Victoria Spivey

Maxine Sullivan

Sippie Wallace


Fats Waller

Ethel Waters

Bert Williams






Please note, due to copyright some items may only be available as a 45 second snippet.

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