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Black Women Musicians This link opens in a new window
A list of some of the most iconic black women musicians!
Encyclopedia Brittanica This link opens in a new window
General information for children, teens, and adults!
Freegal This link opens in a new window
Basically, Freegal is the best thing ever! Free music!! 5 free downloads every week!
List of Black Musicians This link opens in a new window
Although not exhaustive, here is a list of notable black musicians!
Online Catalog This link opens in a new window
Search the catalog by artist or album title. Also, use the lefthand sidebar to refine the "type" of resource, i.e. CD or Compact Disc.
Online Catalog results for African American Musicians--Biographies This link opens in a new window
Brings together a list of biographies about African American musicians!
Music by Black Americans
The history and tradition of Black American music is rich and spans generations and genres. Perhaps more poignantly, the history of American popular music itself is deeply rooted inthe African American tradition. Gospel, Blues, and Rhythm and Blues music--or R&B--are cornerstones of American culture upon which newer genres of music have been built and expanded. Pictured above: Elizabeth Cotton & Mississippi John Hurt