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  1. Una Mae Carlisle (1915-1956) was a U.S. popular-music and jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist.

    Carlisle was born on the 26th December 1915, in Xenia,…

  2. Cleo Brown, later Cleo Patra Brown (Dec. 8, 1909 - Apr. 15, 1995) was an American blues and jazz vocalist and pianist.

    Brown was born in Mississippi…

  3. Ethel Waters (October 31, 1896 – September 1, 1977) was an African-American blues, jazz and gospel vocalist and actress. She frequently performed…

  4. The Mills Blue Rhythm Band was an American big band of the 1930s.

    The band was formed in Harlem, New York City in 1930, with reedman Bingie Madison…

  5. Ruth Etting (November 23, 1897 – September 24, 1978) was an American singing star and actress of the 1920s and 1930s, who had over sixty hit…

  6. Lovie Austin (September 19, 1887 – July 10, 1972) was an American Chicago bandleader, session musician, composer, and arranger during the 1920s…

  7. Blanche Calloway (February 9, 1902 - December 16, 1978) was an African-American jazz singer, bandleader, and composer.
    She was the older sister…

  8. "Sweet Emma" Barrett (March 25, 1897, New Orleans, Louisiana – January 28, 1983) was a self-taught jazz pianist and singer who worked with the…

  9. Annette Hanshaw (October 18, 1901 - March 13, 1985) was one of the first great female jazz singers. In the late 1920s she ranked alongside Ethel…

  10. Popular Jazz vocal group during the 1930's. Martha, Connie, and Vet perfected a mix of rhythm and harmony that would define Jazz vocal groups to…

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