American Popular Music

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  • The Mulligan Guards Ball

    Edward Green "Ned" Harrigan (Oct 26,1844-June 6, 1911)
  • Cordelias Arpirations

    Edward Green "Ned" Harrigan (Oct 26,1844-June 6, 1911)
  • The Fortune Teller

    Victor Herbert (Feb 1,1859-May 24, 1924)
  • "Maple Leaf Rag"

    By Scott Joplin (Nov 24,1868-Apr 1,1917)
  • "Doc Brown's Cakewalk"

    By Charles Leslie Johnson (Dec 3,1876-Dec 28,1950)
  • The Governors Son

    George Michael Cohan (July 4,1878-Nov 5,1942)
  • Babes in Toyland

    Victor Herbert (Feb 1,1859-May 24, 1924)
  • "The Wreck of the Old 97"

    By Marion Try Slaughter, or "Vernon Dalhart" (Apr 6, 1883-Sept14,1948)
  • Little Johnny Jones

    George Michael Cohan (July 4,1878-Nov 5,1942)
  • "Dill Pickles"

    By Charles Leslie Johnson (Dec 3,1876-Dec 28, 1950)
  • "Sensation"

    By Joseph Francis Lamb (Dec 6,1887-Sept 3,1960)
  • "American Beauty Rag"

    By Joseph Francis Lamb (Dec 6,1887-Sept 3,1960)
  • "Pretty Baby"

    By Anotonio Junius "Tony" Jackson (Oct 25,1882-Apr 20, 1921)
  • Fred Waring Incorporated choral music into pop

    Fredrick Malcolm "Fred" Waring (June 9, 1900- July 29,1984)
  • "Kitten on the Keys"

    By Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey (Apr 3,1895-Nov22,1971)
  • W.C. Handy combined traditional blues melodies with ragtime and jazz.

    William Christopher Handy, or W.C. Handy, (Nov 16, 1873- Mar 28,1958)
  • "Dizzy Fingers"

    By Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey (Apr 3,1895-Nov 22,1971)
  • "St. Louis Blues"

    William Christopher Handy, or W.C. Handy, (Nov 16, 1873- Mar 28,1958)
  • "Sleep"

    By Fredrick Malcolm "Fred" Waring (June 9, 1900- July 29,1984)
  • "The Prisoner's Song"

    By Marion Try Slaughter, or "Vernon Dalhart" (Apr 6, 1883-Sept14,1948)
  • "That's A Plenty" and "Clarienettis"

    Both by Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman (May 30,1909-June 13,1986)
  • "The Naked Dance"

    By Anotonio Junius "Tony" Jackson (Oct 25,1882-Apr 20, 1921)
  • Xavier Cugat popularized the rumba

    Xavier Cugat (Jan 1, 1900-Aug 27,1990)
  • Artie Shaw would help create Third Stream Music

    Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, or Artie Shaw, (May 23, 1910-Dec 30, 2004)
  • "Montana Plains"

    By Ruby Rose Blevins, or "Patsy Montana", (Oct 30,1908-May 3,1996)
  • "I Want to be a Cowboy's Sweetheart"

    By Ruby Rose Blevins, or "Patsy Montana", (Oct 30,1908-May 3,1996)
  • "Begin the Beguine"

    By Xavier Cugat (Jan 1, 1900-Aug 27,1990)
  • Bob Wills pioneered western swing by blending blues and country.

    James Robert "Bob" Wills (Mar 6,1905-May 13,1975)
  • "New San Antonio Rose"

    By James Robert "Bob" Wills (Mar 6,1905-May 13,1975)
  • "Begin the Beguine"

    By Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, or Artie Shaw, (May 23, 1910-Dec 30, 2004
  • "Uncle Pen"

    By William Smith "Bill" Monroe (Sept 13, 1911-Sept 9, 1996)
  • Hammerstein made 1st musical to use dance to further plot and helped combine entertainment with serious subjects.

    Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12,1895-Aug 23, 1960)
  • Oklahoma!

    Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28,1902-Dec 30, 1979)
  • "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)

    By Sollie Paul "Tex" Williams (Aug 23, 1917-Oct 11, 1985)
  • "Blue Moon of Kentucky"

    By William Smith "Bill" Monroe (Sept 13, 1911-Sept 9, 1996)
  • The Everly Brothers are known for their steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing.

    The Everly Brothers: Isaac Donald "Don" Everly (Feb 1,1937) and Phillip "Phil" Everly (Jan 19,1939)
  • Elvis Presley combined music from both sides of the color line with an unique vocal sound.

    By Elvis Aron Presley (Jan 8,1935-Aug 16,1977)
  • "Ran Kan Kan"

    By Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente Jr (Apr 20,1923-June 1,2000)
  • "The Entertainer"

    By Scott Joplin (Nov 24,1868-Apr 1,1917)
  • "See You Later, Alligator"

    By William John Clifton "Bill" Haley (July 6,1925-Feb 9,1981)
  • "Crazy Man, Crazy"

    By William John Clifton "Bill" Haley (July 6,1925-Feb 9,1981)
  • "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White"

    By Damaso Perez Prado (Dec 11,1916-Sept 14, 1989)
  • "Ride, Red, Ride"

    By Henry James "Red" Allen Jr ( Jan 7,1908-Apr 17,1967)
  • "Wake Up Little Susie"

    By The Everly Brothers: Isaac Donald "Don" Everly (Feb 1,1937) and Phillip "Phil" Everly (Jan 19,1939)
  • "Jailhouse Rock"

    By Elvis Aron Presley (Jan 8,1935-Aug 16,1977)
  • "Wild Man Blues"

    By Henry James "Red" Allen Jr ( Jan 7,1908-Apr 17,1967)
  • "Complication

    By Ernesto Antonio "Tito" Puente Jr (Apr 20,1923-June 1,2000)
  • "Splish Splash"

    By Walden Robert Cassotto, or Bobby Darin, (May 14,1936-Dec 20,1973)
  • "Patricia"

    By Damaso Perez Prado (Dec 11,1916-Sept 14, 1989)
  • "Dream Lover"

    By Walden Robert Cassotto, or Bobby Darin, (May 14,1936-Dec 20,1973)
  • No Strings

    Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28,1902-Dec 30, 1979)
  • "Blowin' in the Wind"

    By Robert Allen Zimmerman, or "Bob Dylan", (May 24,1941)
  • "I've Been Loving You Too Long"

    By Otis Ray Redding Jr (Sept 9,1941-Dec 10,1967)
  • "Like a Rolling Stone"

    By Robert Allen Zimmerman, or "Bob Dylan", (May 24,1941)
  • "Try a Little Tenderness

    By Otis Ray Redding Jr (Sept 9,1941-Dec 10,1967)
  • "Purple Haze"

    By Johnny Allen "Jimi" Hendrix (Nov 27,1942-Sept 18,1970)
  • "Little Wing"

    By Johnny Allen "Jimi" Hendrix (Nov 27,1942-Sept 18,1970)
  • "Kozmic Blues"

    By Janis Lyn Joplin (Jan 19,1943-Oct 4,1970)
  • "St. Stephen"

    By Grateful Dead:
    Jerome John "Jerry Garcia" (Aug 1,1942-Aug 9,1995)
    Robert Hall "Bob" Weir (Oct 16,1947)
    Ronald Charles "Pigpen" McKernan (Sept 8,1945-Mar 8,1973)
    Phillip Chapman Lesh (Mar 15,1940)
    Bill Kreutzmann (May 7,1946)
  • "Me and Bobby McGee"

    By Janis Lyn Joplin (Jan 19,1943-Oct 4,1970)
  • "Truckin'"

    By Grateful Dead:
    Jerome John "Jerry Garcia" (Aug 1,1942-Aug 9,1995)
    Robert Hall "Bob" Weir (Oct 16,1947)
    Ronald Charles "Pigpen" McKernan (Sept 8,1945-Mar 8,1973)
    Phillip Chapman Lesh (Mar 15,1940)
    Bill Kreutzmann (May 7,1946)
  • "The Night Miss Nancy Ann's Hotel for Single Girls Burned Down"

    By Sollie Paul "Tex" Williams (Aug 23, 1917-Oct 11, 1985)
  • "Take me Home, Country Roads"

    By Henry John Deutschendorf Jr, or "John Denver", (Dec 31,1943-Oct 12,1997)
  • "Its Too Late"

    By Carol Joan Klein, or "Carole King", (Feb 9,1942)
  • "Freddie's Dead"

    By Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3,1942-Dec 26,1999)
  • "Jazzman"

    By Carol Joan Klein, or "Carole King", (Feb 9,1942)
  • "Thank God I'm a Country Boy"

    By Henry John Deutschendorf Jr, or "John Denver", (Dec 31,1943-Oct 12,1997)
  • "Sara Smile"

    By Hall & Oats:
    Daryl Hall (Oct 11,1946)
    John Oates (Apr 7,1949)
  • "Rich Girl"

    By Hall & Oats:
    Daryl Hall (Oct 11,1946)
    John Oates (Apr 7,1949)
  • "I Feel Love"

    By LaDonna Adrian Gaines, or "Donna Summer", (Dec 31,1948-May 17,2012)
  • "Do Do Wap is Strong in Here"

    By Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3,1942-Dec 26,1999)
  • "Hot Stuff"

    By LaDonna Adrian Gaines, or "Donna Summer", (Dec 31,1948-May 17,2012)
  • "Drivin' My Life Away"

    By Edward Thomas "Eddie" Rabbitt (Nov 27,1941-May 7,1998)
  • "I Love a Rainy Night"

    By Edward Thomas "Eddie" Rabbitt (Nov 27,1941-May 7,1998)
  • "Only Time Will Tell"

    By Asia:
    Geoff Downes (Aug 25,1952)
    John Wetton (June 12,1949)
    Steve Howe (Apr 8,1947)
    Carl Palmer (Mar 20, 1950)
  • "Heat of the Moment"

    By Asia:
    Geoff Downes (Aug 25,1952)
    John Wetton (June 12,1949)
    Steve Howe (Apr 8,1947)
    Carl Palmer (Mar 20, 1950)
  • "Candy Girl"

    By New Edition:
    Ronald Boyd "Ronnie" DeVoe Jr (Nov 17,1967)
    Robert Barisford "Bobby" Brown (Feb 5,1969)
    Ricardo "Ricky" Bell (Sept 18,1967)
    Michael Lamont Bivins (Aug 10, 1968)
    Ralph Edward Tresvant Jr (May 16,1968)
    Johnny Gill (May 22,1966)
  • "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"

    By Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (June 22,1953)
  • "Cool It Now"

    By New Edition:
    Ronald Boyd "Ronnie" DeVoe Jr (Nov 17,1967)
    Robert Barisford "Bobby" Brown (Feb 5,1969)
    Ricardo "Ricky" Bell (Sept 18,1967)
    Michael Lamont Bivins (Aug 10, 1968)
    Ralph Edward Tresvant Jr (May 16,1968)
    Johnny Gill (May 22,1966)
  • "She Bop"

    By Cynthia Ann Stephanie "Cyndi" Lauper (June 22,1953)
  • "How Will I Know"

    By Whitney Elizabeth Houston (Aug 9,1963-Feb 11,2012)
  • "The Greatest Love of All"

    By Whitney Elizabeth Houston (Aug 9,1963-Feb 11,2012)
  • "The Dance"

    By Troyal Garth Brooks (Feb 7,1962)
  • "Vision of Love"

    By Mariah Carey (Mar 27, 1970)
  • "Creep"

    By TLC:
    Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (Apr 26,1970
    Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes (May 27,1971-Apr 25,2002)
    Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas (Feb 27,1971)
  • Carl Perkins pioneered rockability music

    Carl Perkins (Apr 9,1932-Jan 19,1998)
  • "Blue Suede Shoes"

    By Carl Perkins (Apr 9,1932-Jan 19,1998)
  • "Waterfalls"

    By TLC:
    Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (Apr 26,1970
    Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes (May 27,1971-Apr 25,2002)
    Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas (Feb 27,1971)
  • "Always Be My Baby"

    By Mariah Carey (Mar 27, 1970)
  • "Two Pina Coladas"

    By Troyal Garth Brooks (Feb 7,1962)
  • "Baby One More Time"

    By Britney Jean Spears (Dec 2,1981)
  • "Genie in a Bottle"

    By Christina Maria Aguilera (Dec 18,1980)
  • "You Drive me Crazy"

    By Britney Jean Spears (Dec 2,1981)
  • "What a Girl Wants"

    By Christina Maria Aguilera (Dec 18,1980)
  • "Stan"

    By Marshall Bruce Mathers III, or "Eminem" or "Slim Shady", (Oct 17,1972)
  • "Survivor"

    By Destiny's Child:
    Beyonce Giselle Knowles (Sept 4, 1981)
    Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland (Feb 11,1981)
    Tenitra "Michelle" Williams (July 23, 1980)
  • "Get Ur Freak On"

    By Melissa Arnette "Missy Elliott" (July 1, 1971)
  • "Bootylicious"

    By Destiny's Child:
    Beyonce Giselle Knowles (Sept 4, 1981)
    Kelendria Trene "Kelly" Rowland (Feb 11,1981)
    Tenitra "Michelle" Williams (July 23, 1980)
  • "A Thousand Miles"

    By Vanessa Lee Carlton (Aug 16,1980)
  • "Ordinary Day"

    By Vanessa Lee Carlton (Aug 16,1980)
  • "Complicated"

    By Avril Lavigne (Sept 27, 1984)
  • "Sk8er Boi"

    By Avril Lavigne (Sept 27, 1984)
  • "Work It"

    By Melissa Arnette "Missy Elliott" (July 1, 1971)
  • "Lose Yourself"

    By Marshall Bruce Mathers III, or "Eminem" or "Slim Shady", (Oct 17,1972)