The BlackPast Music Library, 530-2021

Black musicians, Lisbon, Portugal, ca. 1522
African Musicians in Lisbon, detail of The Engagement of St Ursula and Prince Etherius tapestry, ca. 1520
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As you can see from the 1520 Tapestry from Lisbon, Portugal, musicians of African ancestry have contributed to the world of musical sound for centuries. This page, the Music Library, uses YouTube videos to provide representative samples of the varied types of music composed and performed by these artists from around the world. They begin with a composition written in the year 530, by Ethiopian religious and musical scholar St. Yared.  His composition is called Deggua Yared.

This musical library brings together all of the more than 400 artists profiled on in all the major musical genres. You can see below their names, composition\song, the year it was released, and the genre. Click on the name of the artist and you will be taken to his or her entry. There you will find the most popular composition\song by that artist. You can sort this list by artist, song, year, and genre. This list will expand regularly with new entries profiling additional artists.

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Aaron Joseph NevilleTell It Like It IsR&B1966
Ada "Bricktop" SmithSt. Louis BluesBlues1970
Afrika BambaataaPlanet RockHip Hop/Rap1986
Al GreenLet's Stay TogetherR&B1971
Al JarreauWe're in This Love TogetherJazz1981
Alberta HunterLook for the Silver LiningBlues1983
Alicia KeysEmpire State of MindR&B2009
Alphonse Trent OrchestraBlack and Blue RhapsodyJazz1928
Alton AdamsVirgin Islands MarchWorld1921
Amythyst KiahBlack MyselfCountry2020
Anderson. PaakLeave the Door Open Hip Hop/Rap2021
Andre WattsRachmaninoff Piano Concerto # 2Classical1988
Andy PalacioGi mi Punta RockWorld1997
Anne Wiggins BrownSummertimeClassical1935
Antoine "Fats" DominoBlueberry HillR&B1956
Aretha FranklinRespectR&B1967
Art BlakeyI Could Have Danced All NightJazz1957
Arthur ConleySweet Soul MusicR&B1967
Arthur PrysockThey All Say I'm The Biggest FoolPop/Popular1946
Arthur WoodleyLa bohèmeClassical2013
Audra Ann McdonaldClimb Ev'ry MountainClassical2018
B.B. KingThe Thrill Is GoneBlues1969
Baaba MaalBaayoWorld2016
Barry WhiteCan't Get Enough of Your LoveR&B1974
Ben E. KingStand By MeR&B1961
Benjamin "Bennie" MotenBaby DearJazz1927
Bertha Lee PattonYellow BeeBlues1934
Bessie SmithSt. Louis BluesBlues1927
Betty WrightCleanup WomanR&B1971
BeyoncéSingle LadiesR&B2010
Bill WithersLean on MeR&B1972
Billie HolidayI'm Gonna Lock My HeartBlues1938
Billy EckstineI ApologizePop/Popular1951
Billy PrestonOut of SpaceR&B1972
Billy TaylorBilly Taylor meets Stanley Turrentine and Gary BurtonJazz1997
Billy Thomas StrayhornLush LifeJazz1964
Blind Lemon JeffersonBlack Snake MoanBlues1928
Bo DiddleyBo Diddley LiveRock & Roll/Rock1965
Bob MarleyOne LoveReggae1965
Bobby Blue BlandNothing You Can DoR&B1964
Bobby WomackIf You Think You're Lonely NowR&B1981
Bobi WineKyarengaWorld2018
Boyz II MenEnd Of The RoadR&B1992
Brian Stokes MitchellMake Them Hear YouPop/Popular1996
Buddy Bolden BandDixielandRagtime1906
Bukka WhiteParchman Farm BluesBlues1939
Cab CallowayJumpin JiveJazz1943
CameoShe's StrangeR&B1984
Camila WilliamsRitorna VincitorClassical1948
Candi StatonWhen Will IR&B2006
Carla ThomasGee WizR&B1961
Carmen McRaeAlfieJazz1967
Carol BriceWe Shall OvercomeClassical1970
Cecil "Big Jay" McNeelyThere Is Something On Your MindR&B1957
Cecil TaylorCallJazz1962
Cecil YoungThat Old Black MagicJazz1952
Cedric BurnsideStep InBlues2021
Chaka KhanI Feel for YouR&B1984
Charles "Charlie" ParkerI Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving MeJazz1949
Charles MingusMoanin'Jazz1960
Charley PattonPoor MeBlues1934
Charley PrideKiss an Angel Good Mornin'Country1971
Charlie WilsonForever ValentineR&B2020
ChicGood TimesR&B1979
Christopher Bridges/LudacrisStand UpHip Hop/Rap2003
Chubby CheckerThe TwistRock & Roll/Rock1960
Chuck BerryRoll Over BeethovenRock & Roll/Rock1956
Clara Ward SingersHow I Got OverGospel1951
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr./ T.I.Live Your Life ft. RihannaHip Hop/Rap2008
Cold Crush BrothersClip from "Wild Style"Hip Hop/Rap1978
Coleman HawkinsThe Girl from IpanemaJazz1964
CommonThe LightHip Hop/Rap2000
Curtis Dubois FullerMoment's NoticeJazz1957
Curtis Jackson III/50 CentIn Da ClubHip Hop/Rap2003
Curtis MayfieldFreddie is DeadR&B1972
D'AngeloUntitled (How Does It Feel)R&B2006
Daniel Bernard RoumainMetamorphosisClassical2020
Darius Carlos RuckerHomegrown HoneyCountry2013
David Louis BartholomewMy Ding A LingR&B1955
Dean DixonBrahms: Symphony No. 1Classical1958
DeFord BaileyJohn HenryCountry1928
Della ReeseDon't You KnowGospel1959
Dexter GordonLady BirdJazz1964
Diana Ross and the SupremesCome See About MeR&B1964
Dinah WashingtonBaby Get LostBlues1949
Dizzy GillespieHe Beeped When He Should Have BoppedJazz1945
DJ Jazzy JeffPeter Piper RoutineHip Hop/Rap2015
DJ Kool HercLet Me Clear My ThroatHip Hop/Rap1996
DMXParty Up (Up in Here)Hip Hop/Rap2000
Donald ByrdYou and MusicJazz1975
Donna SummerBad GirlsRock & Roll/Rock1979
Donny HathawayA Song for YouR&B1971
Dorothy AshbyHip HarpJazz1958
Dorothy Love CoatesHe's Right On TimeGospel1953
Dorothy MaynorCharpentier’s Depuis le jourClassical1940
Dr. DreNuthin' But A G ThangHip Hop/Rap1992
DrakeLemon Pepper FreestyleHip Hop/Rap2021
Earl "Bud" PowellPolka Dots and MoonbeamsJazz1953
Early "Fatha" HinesThat's a PlentyJazz1934
Earth Wind and FireBoogie WonderlandR&B1979
Eazy-EBoy-N-The-HoodHip Hop/Rap1986
Edmund DedeChicago, Grande valse a la AnericaineClassical1891
Edward "Duke" EllingtonTake the A TrainJazz1943
Edward James "Son" HouseDeath Letter BluesBlues1928
Edwin Hawkins Singers Oh Happy DayGospel1969
Elizabeth "Libba" CottonWhen I'm GoneFolk1979
Ella FitzgeraldMack The KnifeJazz1966
Ellis MarsalisZee BluesJazz2015
En VogueHold OnR&B1990
Eric DolphyTake The A Train with Charles Mingus SextetJazz1964
Ernestine AndersonNever Make Your Move Too SoonJazz1981
Erykah BaduBag LadyR&B2000
Ethel WatersStormy WeatherBlues1933
Etta JamesI'd Rather Go BlindRock & Roll/Rock1968
Eubie BlakeDeForest PhonofilmJazz1923
Eva JessyeBless My SoulClassical1913
Fats WallerAin't Misbehavin'Blues1943
Fela KutiPansa PansaWorld1978
Fela SowandeAfrican Suite for StringsClassical1944
Ferdinand Joseph "Jelly Roll" MortonJungle BluesJazz1927
Fletcher HendersonThe StampedeJazz1926
Florence Beatrice Smith PriceSymphony No. 1 in E minorClassical1932
Francis Hall JohnsonRun on Down to the Jordan RiverGospel1940
Francis JohnsonHonour to the Brave: General Lafayette's Grand MarchClassical1825
Frank OceanThinkin' Bout YouHip Hop/Rap2012
Frankie Lymon and the TeenagersWhy Do Fools Fall In LoveR&B1956
Freddie KeppardHigh FeverJazz1926
George "Buddy" CatlettSt. ThomasJazz1958
George BridgetowerHenry: a BallardClassical1812
George Clinton and Parliament\FunkadelicGive Up The FunkRock & Roll/Rock1976
George DukeReach for ItR&B1977
George Morrison OrchestraI Know WhyJazz1920
George ShirleyLa FleurClassical1962
George T. WalkerChariots: An Orchestral RhapsodyClassical1953
Gertrude "Ma" RaineyDeep Moaning BluesBlues1928
Gladys BentleyWorried BluesBlues1928
Gladys KnightMidnight Train to GeorgiaR&B1974
Gloria DavyCalligrammesClassical1953
Gordon HawkinsNabuccoClassical2015
Grace BumbryHabaneraClassical1962
Grand Master FlashThe MessageHip Hop/Rap1982
Habib KoiteTakambaWorld2011
Hale SmithI Want To Die EasyGospel2020
Hank Ballard and the MidnightersThe TwistR&B1959
Harry Lawrence FreemanVoodooClassical1928
Harry Thacker Burleigh Go Down MosesClassical1917
Henri SalvadorLe lion est mort ce soirWorld1962
Herbert "Herb" JeffriesRhythm & Blues RevueR&B1955
Herbie HancockCameleonJazz1975
Honey ConeWant AdsR&B1971
Horace TapscottThe Giant Is AwakenedJazz1969
Howard SwansonShort SymphonyClassical1948
Howlin' WolfHow Many More YearsBlues1951
Huddie (Leadbelly) LedbetterThe Midnight SpecialBlues1925
Hugh MasekelaGrazing In The GrassWorld1968
Ice CubeIt Was A Good DayHip Hop/Rap1991
Ice TShut Up, Be HappyHip Hop/Rap1988
Ignatius SanchoMinuetsClassical1767
India ArieChocolate HighR&B2009
Ink SpotsTo Each His OwnPop/Popular1946
International Sweethearts of Rhythm Jazz BandAll Girl Black Jazz BandJazz1938
Isaac HayesTheme From ShaftR&B1971
Ja RuleAlways On TimeHip Hop/Rap2001
Jackie WilsonLonely TeardropsR&B1958
James Andrew "Jimmy" RushingI Left My BabyBlues1957
James BrownIt's a Man's WorldR&B1966
James CarrTo Love SomebodyR&B1967
James ClevelandPeace Be StillGospel1962
James DepreistMussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition [Promenade/Gnomus]Classical1965
James Price JohnsonHarlem SymphonyClassical1932
James Reese EuropeMissouri BluesJazz1919
James Timothy BrymnValse AngeliquePop/Popular1923
Janelle Monáe RobisonPrime TimeR&B2014
Janet JacksonWhat Have You Done For Me LatelyRock & Roll/Rock1986
Jay ZRun This TownHip Hop/Rap2010
JayaIf You Leave Me NowWorld1989
Jerry ButlerOnly the Strong SurviveR&B1968
Jessye NormanWiegenliedClassical1983
Jimi HendrixVoodoo ChildRock & Roll/Rock1970
Jimmie M. LuncefordRiverside BluesJazz1923
Jimmy CliffThe Harder They ComeReggae1972
Jimmy ScottI'm Through With LoveJazz1956
Jimmy SmithWho's Afraid of Virginia WolfJazz1965
Joan ArmatradingLove and AffectionWorld1974
Joe BrazilPrivate Jam with John ColtraneJazz1958
Joe TexHold On To What You've GotR&B1965
John Adam "Sleepy" EstesJack and Jill BluesBlues1935
John BlankeTudor Music at the Court of Henry VIIIWorld1511
John Lee HookerBoogie ChilunBlues1948
John LegendAll Of MePop/Popular2013
John Leslie "Wes" MontgomeryTequilaJazz1966
John William ColtraneA Love SupremeJazz1965
Johnnie TaylorWho's Making LoveR&B1968
Johnny MathisToo Much Too Little Too LatePop/Popular1978
Johnny NashI Can See Clearly NowReggae1972
Johnny OtisDouble Crossing BluesR&B1950
Jose Mauricio Nunes GarciaRequiemClassical1816
Jose Silvestre de los Delores WhiteLa Bella CubanaClassical1854
Joseph Nathan "King" OliverDipper Mouth BluesJazz1923
Joseph Vernon "Big Joe Turner"Around the Clock Pts 1 and 2Blues1947
Joseph William "Pinetop" PerkinsPinetop's Boogie WoogieBlues2011
Josephine BakerZouzouJazz1934
Juanita HallSouth Pacific-Bali HaiPop/Popular1958
Juila Amanda PerryStudy for OrchestraClassical1965
Julian "Cannonball" AdderleyMercy, Mercy, MercyJazz1967
Julius Edward McculloughThe Lord's PrayerSacred2019
Kane BrownWhat IfsCountry2016
Kanye WestSlow Jamz (featuring Kanye West & Jamie Foxx)Hip Hop/Rap2003
Kathleen BattleO Mio Babbino CaroClassical2008
Keith SweatNobodyR&B1996
Kendrick LamarHUMBLEHip Hop/Rap2017
Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsWhip AppealR&B1990
Killer MikeA.D.I.D.A.S.Hip Hop/Rap2003
Koko TaylorI'm a WomanBlues1978
Kool & The GangCelebrationR&B1980
KRS OneMy PhilosophyHip Hop/Rap1988
LaFaye JonesThe Game Gets OldR&B2010
Lana "MC Lyte" MoorerRuffneckHip Hop/Rap1993
Lavern BakerTweedle Dee (Singing on Ed Sullivan)R&B1955
Lawrence BrownleePuritani - A te, o caraClassical2012
Lawrence WintersOl' Man RiverClassical1964
Le Chevalier de Saint-GeorgesSymphony Op. 11 No. 1 in D majorClassical1773
Lena HorneStormy WeatherJazz1943
Leontyne PriceLa Forza del destinoClassical1967
Les McCannCompared to WhatJazz1969
Leslie UggamsHallelujah, Baby!Pop/Popular1967
Lil' KimNo TimeHip Hop/Rap1996
Lil' WayneLollipopHip Hop/Rap2008
Lionel Charles Ferbos & the Louisiana ShakersSister Kate at the Fleur de LindyJazz2010
Lionel HamptonHamp's BoogieJazz1988
Little RichardTutti FruttiRock & Roll/Rock1956
Little Willie JohnFeverR&B1958
Lizzo (Melissa Jefferson)Truth HurtsPop/Popular2017
LL Cool JI Can't Live Without My RadioHip Hop/Rap1985
Lloyd PricePersonalityR&B1959
Lola FalanaCoconut GrovePop/Popular1967
Lolita "Roxanne Shanté" GoodenRoxanne's Revenge (Original Street Version)Hip Hop/Rap1984
Lou RawlsYou'll Never Find Another Love Like MinePop/Popular1976
Louis ArmstrongWhat a Wonderful WorldJazz1967
Louis JordanChoo Ch'BoogieR&B1946
Lucien-Leon Guillaume LambertBresilianaClassical1865
Lucille Hegamin"Mamma Whip! Mamma Spank!Blues1921
Luther CampbellIt's Your BirthdayHip Hop/Rap1985
Luther VandrossDance With My FatherR&B2003
M.C. HammerYou Can't Touch ThisHip Hop/Rap1990
Mabel Alice MercerEv'ry Time We Say GoodbyeJazz1956
Maceo PinkardVampire BluesJazz1918
Mahalia JacksonTrouble of the WorldGospel1959
Major LanceThe Monkey TimeR&B1963
Mamie SmithHarlem BluesBlues1935
Margaret Allison BondsMontgomery VariationsClassical1952
Margaret TynesCard AriaClassical2013
María Teresa VeraVeinte AñosWorld1935
Mariah CareyAll I Want for Christmas Is YouPop/Popular1994
Marian AndersonDeep RiverSacred1925
Marion WilliamsI Shall Be ReleasedGospel1969
Martha and the VandellasHeat WaveR&B1963
Martina ArroyoO patria miaClassical1967
Marvin GayeLet's Get It OnR&B1973
Mary J. BligeJust FineR&B2007
Mary Lou WilliamsNight LifeJazz1935
Master PMake Em Say UghHip Hop/Rap1997
Mattiwilda DoddsCaro nomeClassical1958
Max RoachThe Third EyeJazz1984
McCoy TynerMy Favorite ThingsJazz1961
Measha BrueggergosmonYou'll Never Walk AloneClassical2020
Memphis MinnieDirty Mother for YouBlues1935
Method ManBring the PainHip Hop/Rap1994
Michael D. RaphaelEmmett Till: The OperaClassical2007
Michael JacksonBillie JeanPop/Popular1982
Mickey GuytonBlack Like MeCountry2021
Miles DavisAll BluesJazz1959
Milt JacksonTahitiJazz1952
Milton NascimentoCanção da AméricaWorld1980
Minnie RipertonLovin' YouR&B1974
Miriam MakebaPata PataWorld1967
Mississippi John HurtCandy Man BluesBlues1928
Missy ElliottWork ItHip Hop/Rap2002
Mongo SantamariaWatermelon ManWorld1963
Mos DefMs. Fat BootyHip Hop/Rap1999
Muddy WaterGot My Mojo Workin'Blues1956
Nancy WilsonFace It, Girl It's OverPop/Popular1967
NasIf I Ruled the World (Imagine That) ft. Lauryn HillHip Hop/Rap1996
Nat "King" ColeWhen I Fall In LovePop/Popular1957
Natalie HinderasRachmaninoff Etude-tableaux in E-flat minor Op. 39Classical1978
Nel Ust Wyclef JeanGone Till NovemberHip Hop/Rap1997
Nelson HallLiebestraumClassical2019
Nicki MinajMoment 4 Life ft. DrakeHip Hop/Rap2010
Nina SimoneNo. 5Folk1965
Nipsey HussleFDTHip Hop/Rap2016
Nissim BlackMothaland BounceHip Hop/Rap2020
Notorious BIGSky's the LimitHip Hop/Rap1997
OdettaSanty AnnoFolk1956
Oklahoma City Blue DevilsBlue Devil BluesJazz1929
Olly WilsonShango MemoryClassical1995
Ornette ColemanFreeJazz1961
Oscar Emmanuel PetersonOn A Clear DayJazz1968
Otis ReddingThe Dock of the BayR&B1968
Patti LaBelleLady MarmaladeR&B1974
Paul "Hucklebuck" WilliamsThe Huckle-BuckR&B1949
Paul FreemanRequiem Mass: IV. Sequence: Dies irae - Ingemisco - Inter ovesClassical2019
Paul RobesonOle Man RiverPop/Popular1936
Pearl Mae BaileyBefore the Parade Passes Me ByJazz1968
Philippa Duke SchuylerBach-Liszt Prelude: Fugue in A minor”Classical1965
Phyllis HymanDon't Want to Change the WorldR&B1991
Portia WhiteThink On MeClassical1968
PrincePurple RainRock & Roll/Rock1984
Public EnemyFight the PowerHip Hop/Rap1989
Queen LatifahJust Another DayHip Hop/Rap1993
Quincy JonesKiller JoeJazz1969
R. KellyIgnitionR&B2003
Rafael PayareSymphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120Classical2020
Rahsaan Roland KirkBreath-A-ThonJazz1971
Ray CharlesGeorgia on My MindR&B1960
Reri GristLesson SceneClassical1963
Richie HavensFreedomFolk1979
Rick JamesGive It to Me BabyRock & Roll/Rock1981
Robert "Black Rob" RossWhoa!Hip Hop/Rap2000
Robert "Bob" ColeUnder the Bamboo TreeRagtime1902
Robert "Bobby" ShortYou've Got That ThingJazz1971
Robert "Bumps" BlackwellSumpin' JumpinJazz1955
Robert JohnsonKind Hearted Woman BluesBlues1936
Robert McFerrin Sr.CortigianiClassical1957
Robert Nathaniel DettJuba DanceRagtime1913
Roberta AlexanderDrei lieder Op. 29, NachtgangClassical2015
Roberta FlackKilling Me SoftlyPop/Popular1973
Roland HayesGo Down, MosesClassical1922
Ronnie (Spector) and the RonettesBe My BabyR&B1963
Rosetta "Sister Rosetta" TharpeUp Above My HeadGospel1948
Ruby BishopYo Feets Too BigJazz2013
Ruby ElzySt. Louis BluesBlues1941
Run DMCWalk This WayHip Hop/Rap1986
Ruth BrownThis Little Girl's Gone Rockin'R&B1958
SadeNo Ordinary LoveR&B1992
Saint YaredDeggua YaredSacred530
Salif KeitaYamoreWorld2002
Salome BeyBlue S.A.Pop/Popular1970
Sam and DaveHold On, I'm ComingR&B1966
Samuel Coleridge-TaylorAfrican Suite: Danse negreClassical1898
Sanford AllenColeridge-Taylor Perkinson Blue/s Forms for Solo Violin: IIIClassical2012
Sarah Lois VaughnA Lover's ConcertoJazz1959
Scott JoplinThe EntertainerRagtime1902
Sean "Diddy" CombsCan't Nobody Hold Me DownHip Hop/Rap1997
Shirley VerrettPurcell's LamentClassical1971
Sidney BechetI've Found a New BabyJazz1958
Simon EstesThe Lord’s PrayerSacred2016
Sippie WallaceSuitcase BluesBlues1925
Sir Mix-A-LotBaby Got BackHip Hop/Rap1992
Sissieretta JonesO Patria MiaClassical1902
Sister SouljahThe Hate That Hate ProducedHip Hop/Rap1991
Sly & The Family StoneEveryday PeopleR&B1969
Smokey Robinson and the MiraclesTears of a ClownR&B1967
Snoop DoggDrop Like It's HotHip Hop/Rap2004
Solomon BurkeCry to MeR&B1962
Solomon Popoli LindaMbubeWorld1920
Sonny RollinsLive with Jim HallJazz1962
Stevie WonderSuperstitionR&B1972
Sugarhill Gang Rapper's DelightHip Hop/Rap1979
Sun RaLove In Outer SpaceJazz1966
Sylvester JamesYou Make Me FeelR&B1978
Sylvia RobinsonPillow TalkR&B1973
Taj MahalShe Caught the Katy & Left Me A Mule To RideFolk1968
Tammy TerrellYour Precious, Love R&B1967
The Blind Boys of AlabamaToo Close Gospel1964
The CloversDevil Or AngelR&B1956
The CoastersCharlie BrownR&B1956
The DelfonicsDidn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)R&B1970
The DellsOh What a NiteR&B1956
The DriftersSave the Last Dance for MeR&B1960
The FlamingosI Only Have Eyes For YouR&B1959
The GameHate It Or Love itHip Hop/Rap2005
The Isley BrothersIts Your ThingR&B1969
The MarvelettesPlease Mr. PostmanR&B1961
The Mills BrothersYou Always Hurt the One You LovePop/Popular1944
The MoonglowsSincerelyR&B1954
The PlattersThe Great PretenderR&B1955
The ShirellesWill You Still Love Me TomorrowR&B1960
The Soul Stirrers & Sam Cooke Jesus Gave Me WaterGospel1956
The SpinnersIt's a ShameR&B1970
The TemptationsMy GirlR&B1964
Thelonious MonkEvidenceJazz1963
Thomas "Tommy" LadnierReally the BluesJazz1938
Thomas A. DorseyPrecious Lord, Take My HandGospel1932
Thomas Alphonso WilkinsBlack BottomClassical2020
Tina TurnerWhat's Love Got to Do with ItRock & Roll/Rock1984
Todd DuncanPorgy & BessClassical1946
Tommy JohnsonBye Bye BluesBlues1928
Tupac ShakurCalifornia LoveHip Hop/Rap1996
Tyrone DavisCan I Change My MindR&B1969
Ulysses S. KayJoys and FearsClassical1948
Victoria Spivey Black Snake BluesBlues1928
W.C. HandyMemphis BluesBlues1914
WarThe World Is a GhettoR&B1972
Wayne BradyLet's Hear It For the BoyPop/Popular2016
Wayne HendersonFor YouJazz1979
Whitney HoustonI Will Always Love YouPop/Popular1970
Will Marion CookIn DahomeyClassical1903
Will SmithMen In BlackHip Hop/Rap1997
William "Willie the Lion" SmithI'll Follow YouJazz1939
William Allen "Count" BasieOne O'Clock JumpJazz1943
William Grant StillAfro American SymphonyClassical1930
William James DixonThe Seventh SonBlues1969
William Lee Conley "Big Bill" BroonzyHey HeyBlues1952
William Levi DawsonNegro Folk SyphonyFolk1934
William WarfieldOle Man RiverClassical1951
Willie JonesAmerican DreamCountry2020
Willie Lester YoungMean To MeJazz1950
Willie Mae "Big Mama" ThorntonHound DogRock & Roll/Rock1952
Wilson PickettIn the Midnight HourR&B1965
Wynton MarsalisWhere or WhenJazz1993
Young MCBust A MoveHip Hop/Rap1990
Yusef Abdel LateefTrouble In MindJazz2012
Zelma Watson George "Peace in the Valley” & “Move on up a Little Higher"Gospel1979