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  • America's Jazz Heritage(198 clicks)
    Smithsonian Institution site with audio and exhibitions.
  • B. B. King(257 clicks)
    Biography, audio clips, more.
  • Bessie Smith(196 clicks)
    Great blues singer from Chattanooga.
  • Biographies: Life and Times of the great ones(213 clicks)
    Ken Burns, "Jazz"
  • Blue Flame Cafe(185 clicks)
    Blues singers. Biographies.
  • Blues Highway Photo Gallery(184 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(200 clicks)
    The official web site.
  • Charlie Parker(174 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(210 clicks)
    One More Once: A Centennial Celebration of the Life and Music of Count Basie
  • Dave Brubeck(192 clicks)
    Fan site for the great jazz pianist, Dave Brubeck.
  • Dixieland Jazz(190 clicks)
    An overview. Goes to the roots. Links included.
  • Django Reinhardt(203 clicks)
    Django Reinhardt was a great guitarist.
  • Duke Ellington(176 clicks)
  • Ella Fitzgerald-Mack the Knife(275 clicks)
    1965 performance.
  • Ella Fitzgerald(210 clicks)
    official site
  • Erroll Garner Archives(173 clicks)
    Current, recent, and archival information about the late renowned jazz pianist-composer.
  • Fats Waller Forever(209 clicks)
    From Rutgers University
  • Grant Dean Wardlow(163 clicks)
    America's foremost blues researcher
  • Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues(163 clicks)
  • Inside Poor Monkey's(183 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(179 clicks)
    Comprehensive history of this very AMERICAN art form.
  • Jazz Online(193 clicks)
    Basic jazz site.
  • Kansas City Sheet Music(176 clicks)
  • Kansas City: Paris of the Plains(169 clicks)
    KC jazz
  • Lester S. Levy Collection of Sheet Music(179 clicks)
    "It contains over 29,000 pieces of music and focuses on popular American music spanning the period 1780 to 1960. "
  • Louis Armstrong(178 clicks)
    Elaborate site. Includes movie footage.
  • Mapping Religion in America(176 clicks)
  • Mississippi Blues(164 clicks)
    by Christine Wilson
  • Muddy Waters(171 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(178 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(201 clicks)
    Includes music clips
  • Photographs From the Golden Age of Jazz(195 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(184 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(198 clicks)
  • Red Hot Jazz Archive(179 clicks)
    Before 1930
  • redsugar's Ella Fitzgerald Page(181 clicks)
    Dedicated to the great jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald.
  • River of Song:The Mississippi(190 clicks)
  • Scott Joplin(238 clicks)
    Bio and links
  • Smithsonian Jazz Class(175 clicks)
  • Stones in my Pathway(198 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(206 clicks)
  • The Red Hot Jazz Archive(205 clicks)
  • Trail of the Hellhound(169 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(183 clicks)
    The Roots Music Listening Room