100 Greatest 'Roots Of Rock' Artists - Version 1

The List From 5-6-04 to 3-21-05
  1. Louis Jordan (jump blues singer/saxophonist/bandleader)
  2. Wynonie Harris (jump blues singer)
  3. Sonny Til & The Orioles (R&B vocal group)
  4. Big Joe Turner (jump blues shouter)
  5. T-Bone Walker (blues singer/guitarist)
  6. The Ravens (R&B vocal group)
  7. Roy Brown (jump blues singer/songwriter)
  8. Muddy Waters (blues singer/guitarist)
  9. Amos Milburn (R&B singer/pianist)
10. Joe Liggins (R&B singer/songwriter)
11. Les Paul (guitarist)
12. Big Jay McNeely (saxophonist)
13. Julia Lee & Her Boyfriends (R&B singer)
14. Johnnie Ray (pop vocalist)
15. Hank Williams (country singer/songwriter)
16. John Lee Hooker (blues singer/guitarist)
17. Lucky Millinder (R&B bandleader)
18. Tiny Bradshaw (R&B bandleader/singer)
19. Nellie Luchter & Her Rhythm (R&B singer)
20. Ivory Joe Hunter (R&B singer/pianist)
21. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (R&B singer)
22. Mahalia Jackson (gospel singer)
23. Robert Johnson (blues singer/guitarist)
24. Ink Spots (pop/R&B vocal group)
25. Cecil Gant (R&B pianist/singer)
26. Elmore James (blues singer/guitarist)
27. Dinah Washington (R&B/jazz singer)
28. Esquerita (R&B pianist/singer)
29. The Soul Stirrers (gospel group)
30. Jimmy Preston (R&B singer)
31. Bullmoose Jackson (jump blues singer)
32. B.B. King (blues singer/guitarist)
33. Illinois Jaquet (saxophonist)
34. Roy Hamilton (R&B/pop singer)
35. Sister Rosetta Tharpe (gospel singer/guitarist)
36. Roy Milton (R&B singer/drummer)
37. Johnny Moore (guitarist/bandleader)
38. Charles Brown (pianist/singer)
39. Jimmie Rodgers (country singer/guitarist)
40. The Mills Brothers (black pop vocal group)
41. Lionel Hampton (vibraphone player/bandleader)
42. Larry Darnell (R&B singer)
43. Paul Williams (saxophonist)
44. Leadbelly (folk-blues singer/songwriter/guitarist)
45. Jimmy Yancey (country singer/pianist)
46. The Charioteers (gospel/R&B vocal group)
47. Gene Krupa (jazz drummer)
48. Jimmy Witherspoon (R&B singer)
49. Clara Ward Singers (gospel group)
50. Willie Dixon (blues songwriter/bassist)
51. "Stick" McGee (blues/R&B singer)
52. Jimmy Liggins (R&B singer/songwriter)
53. Billy Wright (R&B singer/pianist)
54. Hal Singer (saxophonist)
55. Bill Doggett (organist)
56. Ella Mae Morse (jazz/R&B singer)
57. Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup (blues singer)
58. Wild Bill Moore (saxophonist)
59. Lonnie Johnson (blues singer/guitarist)
60. Hank Snow (country singer)
61. Sonny Thompson (R&B bandleader)
62. Louis Armstrong (jazz singer/trumpeter)
63. Pete Johnson (boogie woogie pianist)
64. Billy Eckstein (R&B/pop singer)
65. The Golden Gate Quartet (gospel group)
66. Moon Mullican (hillbilly pianist)
67. The Delta Rhythm Boys (R&B/gospel group)
68. Camillie Howard (R&B singer/pianist)
69. Sonny Boy Williamson (blues singer/harmonica player)
70. Hardrock Gunter (country singer/pianist)
71. Leon "Archibald" Gross (New Orleans pianist)
72. Buddy Johnson (R&B bandleader)
73. The Blackwood Brothers (white gospel group)
74. Albert Ammons (boogie woogie pianist)
75. Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys (country group)
76. Howlin' Wolf (blues singer)
77. Bill Monroe (bluegrass singer)
78. The "King" Cole Trio (pop/jazz group)
79. Pee Wee Crayton (blues guitarist/singer)
80. Mabel Scott (R&B singer)
81. The Five Scamps (R&B group)
82. Woody Guthrie (folk singer/songwriter)
83. Memphis Minnie (blues singer/guitarist)
84. Lil Greenwood (R&B singer)
85. H-Bomb Furgeson (R&B/blues artist)
86. Lightnin' Hopkins (blues singer/guitarist)
87. Roosevelt Sykes (blues pianist)
88. The Pilgrim Travelers (gospel group)
89. The Louvin Brothers (country harmony singers)
90. Fats Waller (jazz pianist)
91. Hadda Brooks (R&B singer)
92. Tiny Grimes (R&B guitarist)
93. Todd Rhodes (R&B bandleader)
94. Helen Humes (jazz/R&B singer)
95. Meade "Lux" Lewis (boogie woogie pianist)
96. Louis Prima (jazz bandleader)
97. Paul Gayten & Annie Laurie (R&B pianist/singer)
98. Jelly Roll Morton (jazz pianist)
99. Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith (country guitarist)
100. Cab Calloway (scat singer)

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