Jazz/Pop Vocals (1920–40s) (Reference)

The reference list includes records that have been obtained and/or rated (in blue) as well as many other records that have been recommended from various sources.


The Andrews Sisters

Fred Astaire (1899–1987)

Gene Austen (1900–72)

Alice Babs (1924–2014)

Mildred Bailey (1903–51)

Josephine Baker (1906–75)

Nora Bayes (1880–1928)

Connee Boswell (1907–76)

The Boswell Sisters [1925–1932]

Al Bowlly (1899–1941)

Tiny Bradshaw (1905–58)

Cab Calloway (1907–94)

Eddie Cantor (1892–1964)

Hoagy Carmichael (1899–1981)

Helen Carr (1924–60)

Buddy Clark (1912–49)

Rosemary Clooney (1928–2002)

Nat King Cole (1917–65)

The Comedian Harmonists

Ray Conniff (1916–2002)

Bing Crosby (1903–77)

Sammy Davis Jr. (1925–90)

Doris Day (1922– )

Johnny Desmond (1920–85)

Billy Eckstine (1914–93)

Cliff Edwards (1895–1971)

Ruth Etting (1897–1978)

Dorothy Fields (1905–74)

Ella Fitzgerald (1917–96)

Helen Forrest (1917–99)

Slim Gaillard (1916–90)

Nat Gonella (1908–98)

Babs Gonzales (1919–80)

Teddy Grace (1905–92)

Annette Hanshaw (1910–85)

Marion Harris (1905–44)

Billie Holiday (1915–59)

Bob Hope (1903–2003)

Lena Horne (1917–2010)

Eddy Howard (1914–63)

Helen Humes (1913–81)

The Ink Spots [1936–1950]

Gordon Jenkins (1910–84)

Al Jolson (1885–1950)

Louis Jordan (1908–75)

Mario Lanza (1921–59)

Julia Lee (1902–58)

Peggy Lee (1920–2002)

Ted Lewis (1892–1971)

Vera Lynn (1919– )

Mary Martin (1913–90)

Red McKenzie (1899–1948)

Johnny Mercer (1909–76)

Ethel Merman (1909–84)

The Mills Brothers (1931– )

Vaughn Monroe (1911–73)

Ella Mae Morse (1924–99)

Anita O'Day (1919–2006)

Les Paul (1915–2009)

The Pied Pipers

Louis Prima (1911–78)

Paul Robeson (1898–1976)

Jimmy Rushing (1903–72)

Dinah Shore (1917–94)

Frank Sinatra (1915–2003)

Kate Smith (1907–86)

Jo Stafford (1920–2008)

Kay Starr (1922–2016)

Maxine Sullivan (1911–87)

Mel Tormé (1925–99)

Sarah Vaughan (1924–90)

Helen Ward (1916–97)

Fred Waring (1900–84)

Dinah Washington (1924–63)

Ethel Waters (1896–1977)

Leo Watson (1898–1950)

Ted Weems (1901–63)

Lee Wiley (1915–75)

Bert Williams (1874–1922)

Various Artists


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