From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (main entry)

African American Musicians and Singers, Berea College Digital Collection [online]

The Berea College Digital Collection, Sound Archives includes online sound recordings of artists such as the "Six Bits of Rhythm Jug Band," "Barnyard Boys String Band of Jefferson County," "Bluegrass Quartet of Richmond," and others. There is a range of music genres: gospel, hymns, folk, bluegrass, and more. To browse the selections, search using the terms African American and music, or search by name, geographic location, and song title.  Contact the Berea College Library for assistance or additional information.


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Cite This NKAA Entry:

“African American Musicians and Singers,Berea College Digital Collection [online],” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed July 13, 2024,

Last modified: 2017-09-16 00:34:51