Songs Released 1893-1953

1893
The Unique Quartette "Mama's Black Baby Boy"


1902
The Dinwiddie Colored Quartet "Down on the Old Camp Ground"

1909
The Fisk Jubilee Singers "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"


1911
Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan "Alexander's Ragtime Band"


1920
Mamie Smith "Crazy Blues"

1922
Trixie Smith "My Man Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll)"

1923
Bessie Smith "Downhearted Blues"

1925
Papa Charlie Jackson "Shake That Thing"
Ma Rainey "See See Rider"
Bessie Smith with Louis Armstrong and Fred Longshaw "St. Louis Blues"

1926
Blind Lemon Jefferson "That Black Snake Moan"
Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers "Black Bottom Stomp"
Paul Robeson "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot"

1927
DeFord Bailey "Pan American Blues"
Jim Jackson "Kansas City Blues"
Blind Lemon Jefferson "Matchbox Blues"
Blind Willie Johnson "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground"
Blind Willie Johnson "Motherless Children"
Uncle Dave Macon "Rock About My Saro Jane"
Jimmie Rodgers "Blue Yodel (T for Texas)"

1928
Louis Armstrong "West End Blues"
Hoagy Carmichael and his Pals "Star Dust"
Leroy Carr "How Long, How Long Blues"
The Carter Family "Keep On the Sunny Side"
The Carter Family "Wildwood Flower"
“Georgia Tom” Dorsey and “Tampa Red” Whittaker "It's Tight Like That"
Mississippi John Hurt "Frankie and Johnny"
Mississippi John Hurt "Stack O' Lee Blues"
Furry Lewis "Kassie Jones"
Blind Willie McTell "Statesboro Blues"
Memphis Jug Band "Stealin' Stealin'"
Ma Rainey and Her Tub Jug Washboard Band "Prove It On Me Blues"
Bessie Smith "Empty Bed Blues"
Clarence "Pine Top" Smith "Pine-Top's Boogie Woogie"

1929
Louis Armstrong "St. Louis Blues"
Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers "Walk Right In"
Blind Roosevelt and Uaroy Graves "Crazy About My Baby"
Charley Patton "Pony Blues"

1930
Eddie James "Son" House "My Black Mama Blues"
Mississippi Sheiks "Sitting on Top of the World"
Jimmie Rodgers "Blue Yodel No. 9"
Paul Whiteman Orchestra "Body and Soul"

1932  
Fred Astaire "Night and Day"
Washboard Rhythm Kings "Tiger Rag"

1933
Leadbelly "Goodnight, Irene"
Ethel Waters "Stormy Weather"

1934
Austin Coleman and Joe Washington Brown "Good Lord (Run Old Jeremiah)"
Thomas Dorsey "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again"
Leadbelly "The Midnight Special"

1935
Milton Brown and his Musical Brownies "Taking Off"
The Carter Family "Can the Circle Be Unbroken"
Big Joe Williams "Baby Please Don't Go"

1936
Roy Acuff and the Crazy Tennesseans "The Great Speckled Bird"
Roy Acuff and the Crazy Tennesseans "Wabash Cannonball
Robert Johnson "Crossroads Blues"
Robert Johnson  "Sweet Home Chicago
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys "Steel Guitar Rag"

1937  
Count Basie "One O'Clock Jump"
Robert Johnson "I Believe I'll Dust My Broom"
Robert Johnson "Hell Hound on My Trail"
Robert Johnson "Love in Vain"
Leadbelly "Rock Island Line"
Sonny Boy (John Lee) Williamson "Early in the Morning"
Sonny Boy (John Lee) Williamson "Good Morning (Little) School Girl"

1938
Ella Fitzgerald and Chick Webb's Orchestra "Rock It For Me"
The Golden Gate Quartet "John the Revelator"
The Golden Gate Quartet "Rock My Soul"
Benny Goodman and his Orchestra "Sing, Sing, Sing"
The Light Crust Doughboys "Pussy, Pussy, Pussy"
Sister Rosetta Tharpe with the Lucky Millinder Orchestra "Rock Me"
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys "Ida Red"

1939
Gene Autry "Back in the Saddle Again"
Woody Guthrie "Pretty Boy Floyd"
Billie Holiday "Strange Fruit"
The Ink Spots "If I Didn't Care"
Solomon Linda and the Evening Birds "Mbube"
Glenn Miller and his Orchestra "In the Mood"
The Port of Harlem Jazzmen "Rocking The Blues"
Sister Rosetta Tharpe "This Train"
Big Joe Turner and Pete Johnson "Roll 'Em Pete"
Jimmy Yancey "Midnight Stomp"

1940
The Will Bradley Orchestra "Down the Road a Piece"
The Cats and the Fiddle "I Miss You So"
The Dixie Hummingbirds "I'll Live Again"
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys "Mule Skinner Blues"
Frank Proffitt "Tom Dooley"
Bukka White "Fixin' to Die Blues"
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys "New San Antonio Rose"

1941
The Andrews Sisters "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"
The Andrews Sisters "(I'll Be with You in) Apple Blossom Time"
Big Bill Broonzy "Key to the Highway"

Charlie Christian "Solo Flight"
The Duke Ellington Orchestra "Take the 'A' Train"
Woody Guthrie "Pastures of Plenty"
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys "Take Me Back to Tulsa"

1942 
Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra with Illinois Jacquet "Flying Home"
Saunders King "S. K. Blues

1943
The Nat King Cole Trio "Straighten Up and Fly Right"
Lena Horne "Stormy Weather"

1944
The Nat King Cole Trio "Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good to You"
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup "Rock Me Mamma"
Woody Guthrie "This Land Is Your Land
Jazz at the Philharmonic "Blues"
Louis Jordan and his Tympani Five “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” 
Sister Rosetta Tharpe "Down By the Riverside"

1945
Charles Brown and the Three Blazers "Drifting Blues"
Ella Fitzgerald with the Ink Spots "Into Each Life Some Rain Must Fall"
Wynonie Harris with the Lucky Millinder Orchestra "Who Threw the Whiskey in the Well"
Helen Humes "Be-Baba-Leba"
Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five "Caldonia"
Joe Liggins and his Honeydrippers "The Honeydripper"
Arthur Smith "Guitar Boogie"
Sister Rosetta Tharpe "Strange Things Happening Every Day"
T-Bone Walker "Mean Old World"

1946
The Nat King Cole Trio "Route 66"
The Delmore Brothers "Hillbilly Boogie"
The Dixie Hummingbirds "Amazing Grace"
The Golden Gate Quartet "Swing Down, Chariot"
Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five "Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens"
Louis Jordan and his Tympany Five "Let the Good Times Roll"
Jack McVea and his All Stars "Open the Door, Richard"
Big Maceo Merriweather "Worried Life Blues"
Ella Mae Morse with the Freddie Slack Band "The House of Blue Lights"
Johnny Otis "Harlem Nocturne"
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys "New Spanish Two Step"

1947
Roy Brown "Good Rockin' Tonight"
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup "That’s All Right, Mama"
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys "Blue Moon of Kentucky"
Muddy Waters "I Feel Like Going Home"
The Ravens "Ol’ Man River"
Sister Rosetta Tharpe with the Dependable Boys “A Wonderful Time Up There (Gospel Boogie)” 
The Trumpeteers "Milky White Way"
T-Bone Walker "Call It Stormy Monday"
Hank Williams "Move It On Over"

1948
Wynonie Harris "Good Rockin' Tonight"
John Lee Hooker "Boogie Chillen"
Mahalia Jackson "Move on Up a Little Higher"
Lonnie Johnson "Tomorrow Night"
Memphis Slim and the House Rockers "Rockin’ the House"
Amos Milburn "Chicken Shack Boogie"
Wild Bill Moore "We’re Gonna Rock, We’re Gonna Roll
Muddy Waters "I Can’t Be Satisfied"
Muddy Waters "Rollin' Stone"
The Orioles "It’s Too Soon To Know"
Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Marie Knight "Up Above My Head"
Dinah Washington "Am I Asking Too Much"

1949
Goree Carter "Rock Awhile"
Fats Domino "The Fat Man
Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys "Foggy Mountain Breakdown"
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins "T-Model Blues"
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five "Saturday Night Fish Fry"
Sticks McGhee "Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee"
“Wild Bill” Moore "Rock and Roll"
Jimmy Preston and his Prestonians "Rock the Joint"
Professor Longhair and his New Orleans Boys "Mardi Gras in New Orleans"
The Weavers "Rock Island Line"
Hank Williams "Lovesick Blues
Hank Williams "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
Paul Williams and his Hucklebuckers "Huckle-Buck

1950
Charline Arthur "I've Got the Boogie Blues"
Roy Brown and the Mighty Men "Hard Luck Blues"
Ruth Brown "Teardrops from My Eyes"
Cecil Gant "We’re Gonna Rock"
Joe Glazer "We Will Overcome"
Hardrock Gunter and the Pebbles  "Birmingham Bounce"
Ivory Joe Hunter "I Almost Lost My Mind"
Joe Hill Louis "Boogie in the Park"
Percy Mayfield "Please Send Me Someone to Love"
Muddy Waters "Rollin’ and Tumblin’"
Moon Mullican "I’ll Sail My Ship Alone"
Pinetop Perkins "Pinetop's Boogie Woogie"
The Ravens "Count Every Star"
Arkie Shibley and his Mountain Dew Boys "Hot Rod Race"
Hank Snow and his Rainbow Ranch Boys "I’m Movin’ On
The Soul Stirrers "By and By"
The Dominoes "Do Something for Me"
The Weavers "Goodnight Irene"
Howlin' Wolf "Moanin’ at Midnight"

1951
Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats "Rocket 88"
Nat King Cole "Too Young"
The Dominoes "Sixty Minute Man"
The Five Keys "Glory of Love"
Roy Hall and his Cahutta Mountain Boys "Dirty Boogie"
Howlin' Wolf "How Many More Years"
Elmore James "Dust My Broom"
B. B. King "Three O’Clock Blues"
Les Paul and Mary Ford "How High the Moon
Johnnie Ray "Cry
The Soul Stirrers "Jesus Gave Me Water"
Clara Ward and the Ward Singers "How I Got Over"
Hank Williams "Hey, Good Lookin'"

1952
Leroy Anderson "Blue Tango"
The Clovers "One Mint Julip"
The Dominoes "Have Mercy Baby"
Jimmy Forrest "Night Train"
Bill Haley and the Saddlemen "Rock the Joint"
Little Walter "Juke"
Anita O’Day and Her Orchestra "Rock and Roll Blues
Lloyd Price "Lawdy Miss Clawdy"
The Treniers "Rockin’ on Sunday Night"
The Weavers "Wimoweh"
Kitty Wells "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels"

1953
Big Maybelle "Candy"
Ruth Brown "He Treats Your Daughter Mean"
Ray Charles "Mess Around"
The Crows "Gee"
The Dixie Hummingbirds "Let’s Go Out to the Programs"
The Drifters "Money, Honey"
Brother Claude Ely "There Ain’t No Grave Gonna Keep My Body Down"
Percy Faith "Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart"
The “5” Royales "Baby Don’t Do It"
Guitar Slim "The Things That I Used To Do
Bill Haley and his Comets "Crazy Man, Crazy
Dean Martin "That’s Amore
Merrill Moore and the Saddle, Rock & Rhythm Boys "House of Blue Lights"
The Orioles "Crying in the Chapel"
Junior Parker and the Blue Flames "Mystery Train
Les Paul and Mary Ford "Vaya Con Dios"
Professor Longhair "Tipitina"
Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton "Hound Dog
Big Joe Turner "Honey Hush
Dinah Washington "TV Is the Thing
Western Melody Makers "Who Put the Turtle in Myrtle's Girdle"
Hank Williams "Kaw-Liga
Hank Williams  "Your Cheatin’ Heart"

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