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  1. Big Joe Turner (Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., Kansas City, Missouri, May 18, 1911 – Inglewood, California, November 24, 1985) was an American blues…

  2. Roy Milton (31 July 1907 – 18 September 1983) was an American R&B singer, drummer and bandleader.

    Milton’s grandmother was a Native American. He…

  3. Amos Milburn (Houston, Texas, April 1, 1927 – January 3, 1980) was an American rhythm and blues singer and pianist, popular during the 1940s and…

  4. Ella Mae Morse (September 12, 1924 – October 16, 1999) was an American popular singer. Morse blended jazz, country, pop, and rhythm and blues.

    Ella…

  5. Myron C. ("Tiny") Bradshaw (September 23, 1905 – November 26, 1958) was an American jazz and rhythm and blues bandleader, singer, composer,…

  6. Smiley Lewis (5 July 1913 – 7 October 1966) was a New Orleans rhythm and blues musician.

    Lewis was born in DeQuincy, Louisiana, U.S., with the given…

  7. Ivory Joe Hunter (10 October 1914 – 8 November 1974) was an African American R&B singer, songwriter and pianist, best known for his hit recording,…

  8. Harold (Chuck) Willis (January 31, 1928 – April 10, 1958) was an American blues, rhythm and blues, and rock singer and songwriter; he was born in…

  9. Delores LaVern Baker (November 11, 1929 – March 10, 1997) was an American rhythm and blues singer, who had several hit records on the pop chart…

  10. Ruth Brown (January 30, 1928 – November 17, 2006) was an American R&B singer, and actress noted for bringing a popular music style to rhythm and…

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