Best American Artists


TOP MUSICIANS FROM U.S.A.

1. Jimi Hendrix (Guitar Virtuoso)
2. Louis Armstrong (Jazz)
3. Bob Dylan (Folk Rock)
4. Johnny Cash (Country Music)
5. Frank Sinatra (Traditional Pop)
6. Miles Davis (Jazz)
7. Duke Ellington (Jazz)
8. Ella Fitzgerald (Vocal Jazz)
9. Billie Holiday (Vocal Jazz)
10. The Doors (Psychedelic Rock)
11. John Coltrane (Jazz)
12. Simon and Garfunkel (Folk Rock)
13. Nina Simone (Vocal Jazz)
14. James Brown (Funk)
15. Elvis Presley (Rock and Roll)
16. The Velvet Underground (Experimental Rock)
17. The Beach Boys (Pop Rock)
18. Aretha Franklin (Soul)
19. Thelonious Monk (Jazz)
21. Pixies (Alternative Rock)
22. B.B. King (Blues)
23. Marvin Gaye (Soul)
24. Stevie Wonder (Soul)
25. Count Basie (Jazz)
26. Robert Johnson (Delta Blues)
27. Nat King Cole (Vocal Jazz)
28. Tom Waits (Singer Songwriter)
29. Bruce Springsteen (Rock)
30. Leadbelly (Blues)
31. Otis Redding (Soul)
32. Ray Charles (Soul)
33. Muddy Waters (Blues)
34. Nirvana (Grunge)
35. Chuck Berry (Rock and Roll)
36. Charles Mingus (Jazz)
37. Talking Heads (New Wave)
38. Glenn Miller (Swing)
39. George Gershwin (Modern Classical)
40. Charlie Parker (Jazz)
42. Jefferson Airplane (Psychedelic Rock)
43. Lynyrd Skynyrd (Southern Rock)
44. John Williams (Instrumental)
46.  Bessie Smith (Blues)
45. The Stooges (Garage Rock)
47. R.E.M. (Alternative Rock)
    48. Buddy Holly (Rock and Roll)
   49. Janis Joplin (Blues Rock)
  50. John Lee Hooker (Blues)

   51. Peggy Lee - Jazz Singer
52. Lou Reed - Rock Music
53. Frank Zappa - Experimental Rock
54. Al Green - Soul Music
55. The Byrds - Folk Rock
56. Bill Evans - Jazz
57. Curtis Mayfield - Soul Music
58. Sam Cooke - Soul Music
59. Art Blakey - Jazz
60. Woody Guthrie - Folk Music
61. Herbie Hancock - Jazz Fusion
62. Little Richard - Rock and Roll
63. Benny Goodman - Swing
64. Hank Williams - Country Music
65. Ramones - Punk Rock
66. Bernard Herrmann - Instrumental Music
67. Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Virtuoso
68. Art Tatum - Jazz
69. Samuel Barber - Classical Music Composer
70. Michael Jackson - Pop Music
71. Sonny Boy Williamson - Harmonica Player
72. Bill Withers - Soul Music
73. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Blues Rock
74. Aaron Copland - Classical Music Composer
75. Dizzy Gillespie - Jazz
76. Bing Crosby - Traditional Pop
77. Julie London - Jazz Singer
78. The Allman Brothers Band - Southern Rock
79. Sarah Vaughan - Jazz Singer
80. Dinah Washington - Jazz Singer
81. Howlin' Wolf - Blues
82. Bo Diddley - Rock and Roll
83. Etta James - Blues
84. Roy Orbison - Pop/Rock
85. The Temptations - Soul Music
86. Cannonball Adderley - Saxophone Virtuoso
87. Willie Nelson - Country Music
88. Skip James - Blues
89. Aerosmith - Hard Rock
90. T-Bone Walker - Blues
91. Tom Petty - Rock Music
92. Eric Dolphy - Saxophone Virtuoso
93. Jerry Lee Lewis - Rock and Roll
94. Elmore James - Blues
95. Fats Waller - Jazz
96. Charles Ives - Classical Music Composer
97. The Isley Brothers - Soul Music
98. Jelly Roll Morton - Ragtime
99. Wes Montgomery - Jazz
100. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young - Folk Rock
101. Paul Simon - Folk Rock
102. Parliament-Funkadelic - Funk Music
103. Metallica - Thrash Metal
104. Santana - Rock Music
105. Beastie Boys - Hip Hop
106. Pearl Jam - Grunge
107. Iggy Pop - Punk Rock
108. Prince - Pop/Rock
109. The Smashing Pumpkins - Alternative Rock
110. Steely Dan - Jazz Rock
111. Patti Smith - Alternative Rock
112. Big Bill Broonzy - Blues
113. Blondie - New Wave
114. Tori Amos - Piano Rock
115. Sly & The Family Stone - Funk Music
116. Sonic Youth - Alternative Rock
117. Diana Ross - Disco
118. Buddy Guy - Blues
119. Chet Baker - Jazz
120. Pat Metheny - Jazz Fusion
121. Vladimir Horowitz - Virtuoso Pianist
122. Scott Joplin - Ragtime
123. Charley Patton - Blues
124. Horace Silver - Jazz
125. Little Walter - Harmonica Player
126. Jimmie Rodgers - Country Music
127. Grateful Dead - Psychedelic Rock
128. Henry Mancini - Instrumental Music
129. Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues
130. Blind Lemon Jefferson - Blues
131. Beck - Alternative Rock
132. Son House - Blues
133. Blue Oyster Cult - Hard Rock
134. The Flaming Lips - Alternative Rock
135. Philip Glass - Minimalist Composer
136. Bud Powell - Jazz
137. Elliott Smith - Singer/Songwriter
138. Four Tops - Soul Music
139. Albert King - Blues
140. Cab Calloway - Jazz
141. Keith Jarrett - Jazz
142. Carl Perkins - Rock and Roll
143. Buffalo Springfield - Folk Rock
144. Jerry Goldsmith - Instrumental Music
145. Alice in Chains - Grunge
146. The Carter Family - Folk Music
147. Shirley Horn - Jazz Singer
148. Sun Ra - Jazz
149. Isaac Hayes - Soul Music
150. Guns N'Roses - Hard Rock
151. Alice Cooper - Hard Rock
152. Patsy Cline - Country Music
153. The Everly Brothers - Rock and Roll
154. Bill Monroe - Country Music
155. Louis Jordan - Blues
156. Dave Brubeck - Jazz
157. Derek and the Dominoes - Blues Rock
158. Mississippi John Hurt - Blues
159. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Alternative Rock
160. Nancy Sinatra - Pop Music
161. Blind Willie Johnson - Blues
162. Townes Van Zandt - Folk Music
163. Wayne Shorter - Saxophone Virtuoso
164. Slayer - Thrash Metal
165. Dr. Dre - Hip Hop
166. ZZ Top - Blues Rock
167. Blind Willie McTell - Blues
168. Tool - Alternative Metal
169. Wilson Pickett - Soul Music
170. Van Halen - Hard Rock
171. Earth, Wind & Fire - Funk Music
172. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Rock Music
173. The Mamas & The Papas - Pop/Rock
174. Eagles - Rock Music
175. Mississippi Fred McDowell - Blues
176. Faith No More - Alternative Metal
177. Tony Bennett - Jazz Singer
178. Diana Ross and The Supremes - Soul Music
179. Jeff Buckley - Alternative Rock
180. Love - Psychedelic Rock
181. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Experimental Rock
182. Dexter Gordon - Saxophone Virtuoso
183. Ornette Coleman - Saxophone Virtuoso
184. Rage Against the Machine - Alternative Metal
185. Coleman Hawkins - Saxophone Virtuoso
186. Vince Guaraldi Trio - Jazz
187. Nancy Wilson - Jazz Singer
188. Violent Femmes - Alternative Rock
189. Sam and Dave - Soul Music
190. Lee Morgan - Trumpet Player
191. Lonnie Johnson - Blues
192. Danny Elfman - Instrumental Music
193. Carmen McRae - Jazz Singer
194. The Ronettes - Pop Music
195. Anita O'Day - Jazz Singer
196. The Monkees - Pop Music
197. Misfits - Hardcore Punk
198. John Cage - Minimalist Composer
199. Pavement - Indie Rock
200. Megadeth - Thrash Metal
201. Dead Kennedys - Hardcore Punk
202. Television - Post Punk
203. Jimmy Smith - Jazz
204. Death - Death Metal
205. Eddie Cochran - Rock and Roll
206. Leonard Bernstein - Classical Music Conductor
207. Joe Henderson - Saxophone Virtuoso
208. Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers - Jazz
209. Modest Mouse - Indie Rock
210. Fats Domino - Rock and Roll
211. Steve Reich - Minimalist Composer
212. Harry Nilsson - Pop/Rock
213. Madonna - Pop Dance
214. Clifford Brown - Trumpet Player
215. Waylon Jennings - Country Music
216. Queens of the Stone Age - Stoner Rock
217. Gerry Mulligan - Saxophone Virtuoso
218. The Shins - Indie Pop
219. The White Stripes - Garage Rock
220. Charlie Christian - Virtuoso Guitarist
221. A Tribe Called Quest - Hip Hop
222. Public Enemy - Hip Hop
223. Junior Wells - Blues
224. The Sonics - Garage Rock
225. Kansas - Progressive Rock
226. OutKast - Hip Hop
227. Lester Young - Saxophone Virtuoso
228. Martha and The Vandellas - Soul Music
229. Freddie Hubbard - Trumpet Player
230. J.J. Cale - Blues Rock
231. Pantera - Heavy Metal
232. Iron and Wine - Folk Music
233. Tina Turner - Pop/Rock
234. Nas - Hip Hop
235. DJ Shadow - Hip Hop
236. Billy Joel - Piano Rock
237. 2Pac - Hip Hop
238. Jane's Addiction - Alternative Rock
239. Barry White - Soul Music


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2 comments:

Cathy Kennedy said...

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