This is the Artist Directory index where you’ll find links to all of the records that have been reviewed to date for each artist along with basic biographical information and brief overviews of their career.

Because of the different ways artists can be credited, for consistency’s sake artists here will be listed alphabetically by the FIRST name appearing on their record label, be it the first word of a group’s name, a stage name (such as Big, Little or other moniker), or their first given name, rather than by surname. If an artist changes how they’re attributed at some point during their career we’ll generally include all records under their most frequent attribution or the one in which they enjoyed their greatest success.

 
 
– A –
 
ALBENNIE JONES
AMOS MILBURN
ANDREW TIBBS
ANNIE LAURIE
 

 
 
– B –
 
BEA JOHNSON
THE BEAVERS
BIG JAY McNEELY
BIG JIM WYNN
BIG JOE TURNER
BIG JOHN GREER
BIG MAYBELLE
BILLY WRIGHT
THE BLENDERS
BOBBY NUNN
BUDDY BANKS
BUMPS MYERS
 

 
 
– C –
 
CALVIN BOZE
CECIL GANT
CHARLIE “BOOGIE WOOGIE” DAVIS
CHARLIE SINGLETON
CHRIS POWELL & THE FIVE BLUE FLAMES
CHUBBY NEWSOM
CLARENCE GARLOW
CLARENCE SAMUELS
CLIFFORD BLIVENS
CONRAD JOHNSON (CONNEY’S COMBO)
COUSIN JOE
CROWN PRINCE WATERFORD
 

 
 
– D –
 
DAVE BARTHOLOMEW
DEE WILLIAMS
THE DIXIEAIRES
DOC POMUS
DOLES DICKENS
DON JOHNSON AND HIS BAND
THE DOZIER BOYS
 

 
 
– E –
 
EARL BOSTIC
EARL JACKSON
EDDIE CHAMBLEE
EDDIE GORMAN
EDDIE MACK
EDDIE “SUGARMAN” PENIGAR
EDDIE WILLIAMS & HIS BROWN BUDDIES
EDDIE WOODLAND
EDGAR HAYES & HIS STARDUSTERS
ERLINE “ROCK AND ROLL” HARRIS
 

 
 
– F –
 
THE FIVE SCAMPS
FLOYD DIXON
FORREST SYKES
THE FOUR BLUES
THE FOUR TUNES
FRANK “FLOORSHOW” CULLEY
FREDDIE MITCHELL
 

 
 
– G –
 
GATEMOUTH BROWN
GENE PHILLIPS & HIS RHYTHM ACES
GOREE CARTER
THE GREAT GATES
 

 
 
– H –
 
HAL SINGER
HARRY CRAFTON
 

 
 
– I –
 
IVORY JOE HUNTER
 

 
 
– J –
 
THE JAMES QUINTET
JAMES VON STREETER
J. B. SUMMERS
JESSE THOMAS
JIMMY “BABY FACE” LEWIS
JIMMY LIGGINS
JIMMY PRESTON
JOAN SHAW
JOE HOUSTON
JOE LUTCHER
JOE MORRIS
JOE SWIFT
JOE THOMAS
JOHNNY OTIS
JUMP JACKSON
 

 
 
– K –
 
KANSAS CITY JIMMY (SMITH)
 

 
 
– L –
 
LARRY DARNELL
LAVERN BAKER
L. C. WILLIAMS
LESTER WILLIAMS
LITTLE ESTHER
LITTLE WILLIE JACKSON
LITTLE WILLIE LITTLEFIELD
LONNIE LYONS
 

 
 
– M –
 
MADONNA MARTIN
MANHATTAN PAUL
MAXWELL DAVIS
MR. GOOGLE EYES (JOE AUGUST)
 

 
– N –
 
 

 
 
– O –
 
THE ORIOLES
 

 
 
– P –
 
PANAMA FRANCIS
PAUL BASCOMB
PAUL GAYTEN
PAUL “HUCKLEBUCK” WILLIAMS
PEPPERMINT HARRIS
PERCY MAYFIELD
PETE JOHNSON
 

 
 
– Q –
 
 

 
 
– R –
 
THE RAVENS
RAY CHARLES
THE RAY-O-VACS
RENÉ HALL
THE RHYTHM KINGS
RICHARD LEWIS (THE BARONS)
THE ROBINS
ROY BROWN
RUTH BROWN
 

 
 
– S –
 
SAMMY PRICE
SAM “THE MAN” TAYLOR
THE SHADOWS
SMILEY LEWIS
SMILIN’ SMOKEY LYNN
SONNY THOMPSON
STICK McGHEE
 

 
 
– T –
 
TEDDY BUNN
TINA DIXON
TINY BRADSHAW
TINY GRIMES
TINY WEBB
T.J. FOWLER
TODD RHODES
TOM ARCHIA
TOMMY RIDGLEY
THE TRENIERS
TUFF GREEN
 

 
 
– U –
 
 

 
 
– V –
 
THE VELVETONES
 

 
 
– W –
 
WILD BILL MOORE
WYNONIE HARRIS
 

 
 
– X –
 
THE X-RAYS
 

 
 
– Y –
 
 

 
 
– Z –