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The Songs and The Artists  

Artists (sorted by genre).

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Rufus Thomas
B.B. King
Bonnie Raitt
Mamie Smith
Bessie Smith
Robert Johnson
Son House
Keb' Mo'
Keith Richards
Albert Ammons
Pete Johnson
Whistler's Jug Band
Sonny Boy

Robert Lockwood

James Cotton
Howlin' Wolf
Hubert Sumlin
Willie Dixon
Buddy Guy
The Paul Butterfield
    Blues Band

Sam Lay
Elvis Presley


Marty Stuart
Ricky Skaggs
The Whites
Jimmie Rodgers
Fiddlin' John Carson
The Carter Family
Merle Haggard
Willie Nelson
Douglas B. Green
Uncle Dave Macon
Roy Acuff
DeFord Bailey
Ken Maynard
Gene Autry
Bob Wills
Ray Benson of
    Asleep at the Wheel

Merle Travis
Kitty Wells
Hank Williams
Ernest Tubb
Lefty Frizzell


Doc Watson
Ralph Stanley
Earl Scruggs
Bill Monroe
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver
Bela Fleck and
    the Flecktones

Flatt and Scruggs


Bernice Johnson-

Mavis Staples
The Staple Singers
Thomas A. Dorsey
The Soul Stirrers
Sister Rosetta

Mahalia Jackson
Clara Ward Singers
Edwin Hawkins
Kirk Franklin
The Fisk Jubilee Singers


Marc and Ann Savoy
The Balfa Brothers
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys
Clifton Chenier
Joe Falcon and
    Cleoma Breaux

Dennis McGee


Lydia Mendoza
Flaco Jimenez
Narciso Martinez
Valerio Longoria
Little Joe

Mingo Saldivar


Arlo Guthrie
Woody Guthrie
Huddie Ledbetter
    (Lead Belly)

Pete Seeger
The Weavers
Peter Yarrow
The Kingston Trio
The New Lost
    City Ramblers

Peter, Paul,
    and Mary

Bob Dylan
    John Hurt

The Freedom Singers
Clarence Ashley

Native American

Robert Mirabal
Robbie Robertson
Floyd Red Crow

R. Carlos Nakai


Bascom Lamar

Sam Phillips
John Lomax
Alan Lomax


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