2011 0-7734-3831-9 This book provides outstanding biographical portraits of seventy- eight Black musicians. All entries were born prior to the Civil Rights Movement and represent the elite of musicians born during their era. The biographical data includes information that establishes a standard of recognition of each entry’s success story. This includes, but is not limited to, honors/awards, commissioned works, selective discography, film/movie appearances, music style, music technique, song titles and major performance. This book contains 103 black and white photographs.