Musicians during the civil war

  • Henry Russell

    Henry Russell
    Russell was an English pianist, baritone singer and composer. He began his career as a kid singer in Elliston’s Children’s Opera company.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Hector Berlioz
    Berlioz was a French Romantic composer. He was best known for his compositions Symphonie fantastique and Grande messe des morts. Berlioz made significant contributions to the modern orchestra. He also composed around 50 songs. His influence was critical for the Romanticism musical era,
  • George F. Root

    George F. Root
    George Frederick Root was a singer song writer during the Civil War era. Born at Sheffield, Massachusetts. Root was awarded the degree of Musical Doctor by the first University of Chicago in 1872. Hes well known For his song the First Gun Is Fired.
  • C. D Benson

    C. D Benson
    Known for his song "Here's your Mule". Benson Wrote and published the song himself. He had many songs during this time out of Nashville, Tenessee.
  • John Hill Hewitt

    John Hill Hewitt
    John was a american song writer, playwriter and poet. One of his most famous song about the American South, was "A Minstrel's Return from the War". John also produced over 300 songs during hsi career.
  • Henry Clay Work

    Henry Clay Work
    He was born in Middletown, Connecticut. In 1865 he wrote his greates hit, 'Marching Through Georgia'. This song has been noted many time such as , The Princeton University football fight song.
  • Giovanni Bottesini

    Giovanni Bottesini
    Giovanni was an Italian Romantic composer, conductor, and a double bass virtuoso. His solo works remain standard for accomplished double bassists to this day. Bottesini was widely known for his virtuosic skill in the bass.
  • Ben Harney

    Ben Harney
    Harney was a American songwriter and entertainer. Ben was also a poineer of rag time music. In 1895 his song "You've Been a Good Old Wagon but You Done Broke Down" is regarded as one of the first published ragtime songs. In the 1920s, Ben was noted by the New York Times for his ragtime work stateing that he "probably did more to popularize ragtime than any other person." A decade later Ben Harney was noted by Time Magazine "Ragtime's Father" in 1938.
  • Dan W. Quinn

    Dan W. Quinn
    Dan was one of the first American singers to become popular in the new kind of music that was called recorded music. His career spanned from 1892 to 1918. Quinn estimated 2,500 titles during his recording career. Quinn retired from recording in 1906. He briefly returned to recording in 1915 to 1918.
  • Len Spencer

    Len Spencer
    Leonard Garfield Spencer was an American early recording artist. His most popular song during 1902 was "Arkansaw Traveler". This song included conversation with a travler and a man playing the fiddle bantering back and fourth.
  • Joe "King" Oliver

    Joe "King" Oliver
    Joe was a jazz cornet player and bandleader. He was most recognized for his playing style and his use of mutes in jazz. Joe was also a notable composer. Mentoring Louis Armstrong. Armstrong stated that , "if it had not been for Joe Oliver, Jazz would not be what it is today."
  • Kate smith

    Kate smith
    Kate Smith began recording in 1926. She professionally became a singer in 1930, when she was discovered by Columbia Records. Best known for her redition of Irving Berlin's "God Bless America'. Kate Smith had a radio, television, and recording career spanning five decades, which reached its all time high in the 1940s.
  • Glenn Miller

    Glenn Miller
    Glenn was an american "Big Band' musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader. His music became popular during the swing era. He was the best selling artist from 1939-1943. Some of jis more noteable songs include, "In the Mood", "Moonlight Serenade", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "A String of Pearls", "At Last".
  • Roland Bernard Berigan

    Roland Bernard Berigan
    Ronland was an american jazz trumpeter known as Bunny Berigan. He rose to the publics eye during the swing era. Berigan was best known for his virtuoso jazz trumpeting.
  • Jimmy Dorsey

    Jimmy Dorsey
    James "Jimmy" Dorsey was a jazz clarinetist, saxophonist, and trumpeter. Know as "JD" he was also a composer and band leader. Some of his pop music include, "I'm Glad There Is You" and "It's The Dreamer In Me".