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  • America's Jazz Heritage(130 clicks)
    Smithsonian Institution site with audio and exhibitions.
  • B. B. King(174 clicks)
    Biography, audio clips, more.
  • Bessie Smith(136 clicks)
    Great blues singer from Chattanooga.
  • Biographies: Life and Times of the great ones(133 clicks)
    Ken Burns, "Jazz"
  • Blue Flame Cafe(126 clicks)
    Blues singers. Biographies.
  • Blues Highway Photo Gallery(117 clicks)
    "Travel the Blues "Highway" that millions of blacks traversed as they migrated from the South to Chicago through the images of photographer William Albert Allard. See the places and people that keep the blues alive"
  • Charlie "Yardbird" Parker(142 clicks)
    The official web site.
  • Charlie Parker(117 clicks)
    "Photo Tour and listen to some Parker midi files -and enjoy! Most visitors also find the Links page an excellent research tool for Charlie Parker on the web. There you can find links to many other Charlie Parker pages, biographies, recent news stories related to CP, sites decribing his gravesite, as well as pages which can help you gain a deeper appreciation of CP's music and the theory he employed to create it."
  • Count Basie(135 clicks)
    One More Once: A Centennial Celebration of the Life and Music of Count Basie
  • Dave Brubeck(133 clicks)
    Fan site for the great jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck.
  • Dixieland Jazz(129 clicks)
    An overview. Goes to the roots. Links included.
  • Django Reinhardt(130 clicks)
    Django Reinhardt was a great guitarist.
  • Duke Ellington(116 clicks)
  • Ella Fitzgerald-Mack the Knife(184 clicks)
    1965 performance.
  • Ella Fitzgerald(139 clicks)
    official site
  • Erroll Garner Archives(119 clicks)
    Current, recent, and archival information about the late renowned jazz pianist-composer.
  • Fats Waller Forever(131 clicks)
    From Rutgers University
  • Grant Dean Wardlow(108 clicks)
    America's foremost blues researcher
  • Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues(110 clicks)
  • Inside Poor Monkey's(124 clicks)
    Transformed in the 1950s from a sharecropper shack that was built probably in the 1920s, Poor Monkey's Lounge is the one of the last rural jook joints in the Mississippi Delta.
  • Jazz History(123 clicks)
    Comprehensive history of this very AMERICAN art form.
  • Jazz Online(130 clicks)
    Basic jazz site.
  • Kansas City Sheet Music(115 clicks)
  • Kansas City: Paris of the Plains(110 clicks)
    KC jazz
  • Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music(122 clicks)
    "It contains over 29,000 pieces of music and focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960. "
  • Louis Armstrong(121 clicks)
    Elaborate site. Includes movie footage.
  • Mapping Religion in America(119 clicks)
  • Mississippi Blues(108 clicks)
    by Christine Wilson
  • Muddy Waters(110 clicks)
    This site is owned by and produced at the direction of The Estate of McKinley Morganfield, aka Muddy Waters.
  • Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943(112 clicks)
    "Now What a Time": Blues, Gospel, and the Fort Valley Music Festivals, 1938-1943 consists of approximately one hundred sound recordings, primarily blues and gospel songs, and related documentation from the folk festival at Fort Valley State College (now Fort Valley State University), Fort Valley, Georgia.
  • Official George and Ira Gershwin Site(122 clicks)
    Includes music clips
  • Photographs From the Golden Age of Jazz(135 clicks)
    "The William P. Gottlieb Collection, comprising over sixteen hundred photographs of celebrated jazz artists, documents the jazz scene from 1938 to 1948, primarily in New York City and Washington, D.C. In 1938 Gottlieb began working for the Washington Post, where he wrote and illustrated a weekly jazz column--perhaps the first in a major newspaper. After World War II he was employed as a writer-photographer for Down Beat magazine, and his work also appeared frequently in Record Changer, the Saturday Review, and Collier's. During the course of his career, Gottlieb took portraits of prominent jazz musicians and personalities, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Earl Hines, Thelonious Monk, Stan Kenton, Ray McKinley, Benny Goodman, Coleman Hawkins, Ella Fitzgerald, and Benny Carter. This online collection presents Gottlieb's photographs, annotated contact prints, selected published prints, and related articles from Down Beat magazine. "
  • Popular Music:The Templeton Sheet Music Collection(124 clicks)
    From Mississippi State University, music of "nineteenth and early twentieth century America. The sheet music illustrates a broad spectra of music genres, from the ragtime of Scott Joplin to the dixieland of W. C. Handy to the smooth ballads of Irving Berlin to the stirring patriotic anthems of John Phillips Sousa and George M. Cohan to the early roots of big band sounds."
  • Ragtime(140 clicks)
  • Red Hot Jazz Archive(111 clicks)
    Before 1930
  • redsugar's Ella Fitzgerald Page(123 clicks)
    Dedicated to the great jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald.
  • River of Song:The Mississippi(130 clicks)
  • Scott Joplin(162 clicks)
    Bio and links
  • Smithsonian Jazz Class(116 clicks)
  • Stones in my Pathway(145 clicks)
    The project combines portraits of blues musicians playing at home and in clubs with images that describe what remains of the rural African-American culture that gave rise to the blues. Examples include, juke joints, cotton farming, sacred music, rural church services, river baptisms, folk religion and superstition, life on Parchman penitentiary, hill country African fife and drum music, and diverse regional blues styles. In addition, Steber is combining these images with field interviews that put the photographs in an historical perspective.
  • The Blues(138 clicks)
  • The Red Hot Jazz Archive(144 clicks)
  • Trail of the Hellhound(113 clicks)
    "Trail of the Hellhound provides an overview of two distinct styles of blues practiced in the Lower Mississippi Valley, extensive biographies of the region's greatest blues musicians, and pictures and descriptions of sites to visit. Begin with the site map of the Lower Mississippi Valley and decide which areas to explore."
  • Vintage Hot Jazz from the 1920s(121 clicks)
    The Roots Music Listening Room