recorded "Wreck of '97"- one of the first country music hits.
term for country music as recorded in Nashville in the 60's and 70's.
Blues and Gospel composer. Author of Precious Lord.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Gospel guitarist and singer who was criticized for recording blues.
Gospel singer from Carrolton who became an international superstar.
A frame drum used in Irish music.
Mandolin player who invented bluegrass music.
Famous banjo player who played with Bill Monroe.
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Grammy Award winning gospel vocal group
Mother Maybell Carter
Country singer who invented "Carter family picking" a guitar style based on blues.
The King of Western Swing, a blend of country and jazz music.
A style of country music based on folk music from the British Isles.
Country Western star. Former wife of George Jones.
Style of jazz made popular in the late 40's by Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie.
Early jazz arranger, composer, and pianist. Wife of Louis Armstrong.
New Orleans blues singer and pianist.
New Orleans drummer. Member of the Meters.
New Orleans pianist whose style blends ragtime, jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie.
Mardi Gras Indians
New Orleans groups who create elaborate costumes based on Native American themes.
Cuban bass player. One if the creators of mambo.
An albino Brazilian composer and multi-instrumentalist.
Name for the underlying rhythm common in Cuban music.
Sophisticated type of of popular music made famous by Tom Jobim.
Dance music from Brazil associayed with Carnival.
Type of music and dance from the Dominican republic. Fast tempos and double rhythm.
An improvised section in Cuban music, or a specific type of piano accompaniment.
Jazz musician and composer from New Orleans. Played with famous swing bands and helped revive the brass band tradition.
Song by Thomas Dorsey, sung by Mahalia Jackson at many civil rights rallies and at the funeral of Martin Luther King.
Name for the style of Jazz music developed in New Orleans in the early 20th century.
Notable composer of bossa nova arrangements.
Brazilian form of Yoruban religion.
Early cuban style with African influence.
Master of the timbales, most famous performer of Salsa.
Willie "the lion" Smith
Jewish stride pianist who played in speak easies in Harlem, as well as a Cantor at the Synagogue.
Famous be-bop alto saxophonist. Known for his incredible technique and drug use.
Famous be-bop trumpet player.
Great Cowboy singing star. Created by Cowboy Code.
Americanized Latin Music. Regarded by Tito Puente as a marketing ploy.
Blind cuban guitar player heavily influenced on mambo.
Gutbucket blues singer, had a huge hit with "Crazy blues" in 1920/
Great Composer, master of "swing" music.
Huge plantation in Northern Mississippi. Home of Delta Blues
Type of blues with explicit lyrics, usually sung by women. Popular in the 30's.
Great blues singer, moved from the Dockery Plantation to Chicago and became world famous.
Region in Brazil with strong African influence on music.
Creator of a Brazilian style known as Tropicalismo. The Bob Dylan of Brazil, exiled for a time.
Great Cuban that combines jazz and latin, led by Chuco Valdez.
One of many styles originated by Miles Davis, played in an emotionally subdued manner.
Chicago blues singer who said, "If you thinkin' evil you got the blues."
Early country music star, famous for his Blue Yodel No. 1.