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.

Count Basie

Esther Bigeou

Blind Blake


Big Bill Broonzy

Bessie Brown

Duke Ellington


Lillian Glinn

Lil Green

Coleman Hawkins


Billie Holiday

Rosetta Howard

Alberta Hunter


Blind Lemon Jefferson

Lonnie Johnson

Robert Johnson


Huddie LeadBelly

Blind Willie McTell

Lizzie Miles


Memphis Minnie

Ma Rainey

Tampa Red


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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