- Blues: Topic Page
Slow melancholy jazz music of Black American origin, a typical piece consisting of three four-bar phrases and making use of blue notes.
- Gospel Music: Topic Page
A kind of Christian music based on American folk music, marked by strong rhythms and elaborated refrains, and incorporating elements of spirituals, blues, and jazz.
- Hip Hop Music: Topic Page
While often used to refer to rap music, hip hop more properly denotes the practices of an entire subculture.
- Jazz: Topic Page
An eclectic, expanding collection of 20th century styles, principally instrumental and of black American creation.
- Spiritual: Topic Page
A religious folk song of American origin, particularly associated with African-American Protestants of the southern United States.
- Drum: Topic Page
A percussion instrument consisting of a hollow frame with a skin or other membrane stretched tightly across its opening, sounding when struck.
- Guitar: Topic Page
A musical instrument with a body generally shaped like a figure eight, a long fretted neck and usually six strings that are plucked or strummed.
- Piano: Topic Page
Or pianoforte, musical instrument whose sound is produced by vibrating strings struck by felt hammers that are controlled from a keyboard.
- Trombone: Topic Page
Brass wind musical instrument of cylindrical bore, twice bent on itself, having a sliding section that lengthens or shortens it and thus regulates the pitch.
- Trumpet: Topic Page
Brass wind musical instrument of part cylindrical, part conical bore, in the shape of a flattened loop and having three piston valves to regulate the pitch.
- Aretha Franklin (1942- ): Topic Page
Soul singer, born in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
- B.B. King (1925 - ): Topic Page
Musician, born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA.
- Billie Holiday (1915 - 1959): Topic Page
Billie Holiday is considered one of the greatest jazz singers of all time.
- Charlie Parker (1920 - 1955): Topic Page
American musician and composer. A leader of the bop movement in jazz, Parker is best remembered for his smooth, moody improvisations.
- Chuck Berry (1926 - ): Topic Page
Musician, born in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
- Diana Ross (1944- ): Topic Page
Popular singer and film actress, born in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
- Dizzy Gillespie (1917 - 1993): Topic Page
Jazz trumpeter and composer, born in Cheraw, South Carolina, USA.
- Ella Fitzgerald (1917-1996): Topic Page
American jazz singer known for her scat singing and her interpretations of the work of important American songwriters. Her recordings include Ella Sings Gershwin (1950), The Intimate Ella (1960), and A Classy Pair (1979).
- Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970): Topic Page
Rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter, born in Seattle, Washington, USA.
- Louis Armstrong (1901 - 1971): Topic Page
Jazz trumpeter and singer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
- Michael Jackson (1958-2009): Topic Page