The Texan country blues singer, guitarist, and pianist influenced generations of blues musicians.
Little Richard was one of the most innovative musicians in popular music, with classic singles like 'Tutti Frutti' and 'Long Tall Sally' that earned him the nickname of 'The Innovator, the Originator,...
The jazz saxophonist and clarinetist accompanied and played with acts like Count Basie's band, Billie Holiday, and Nat King Cole.
Miles Davis is one of the most influential figures in jazz and popular music, with an expansive career featuring classic albums like Kind of Blue, On the Corner, A Tribute to Jack...
The late singer and pianist was famous for songs like "Sweet Lorraine" and "Too Young," as well as for being the first African-American man to host a national TV show.
Nina Simone was one of the most influential and acclaimed artists in soul and R&B and was equally acclaimed for her civil rights activism.
The Grammy-winning jazz pianist from Montreal was referred to as the "Maharaja of the keyboard" by Duke Ellington.
Ray Charles was one of the most famous singers of the 20th century, with a nearly unparalleled career in expanding the boundaries of R&B's sound
Julie London was a US singer who released jazz albums throughout the 1950s and 1960s while also maintaining a successful acting career.
Johnny Cash was one of the most famous country singer-songwriters in American popular culture, with classic albums like At Folsom Prison.
John Lee Hooker was a Mississippi blues guitarist known for playing Delta blues, as well as singles like 'One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer'.
John Coltrane was a saxophonist/composer who stands as one of the greatest jazz artists in history, famous for A Love Supreme & Giant Steps.
Patsy Cline was one of the most influential artists in country music, known for crossing over into pop as well as numerous classic hit singles.
Jimmy Smith was an innovative jazz organist who had a prolific solo career and collaborated with artists like Quincy Jones and Frank Sinatra.
The jazz singer from Jamestown, North Dakota was known for her unique stage persona and hit singles that defined her career.