Edward Otha “Eddie” South was born in the confusingly named town of Louisiana, Missouri in 1904. Encyclopedic entries on Eddie South are short and consistent, being content to merely state that if it were not for the universal racism of…
Black Composers Forum
Spreadsheet of composers (sorted by date)
Black composer database links
International Dictionary of Black Composers. Samuel A. Floyd Jr., ed. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn. 1999. ISBN 9781884964275
Green, Mildred Denby. Black women composers: a genesis. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1983 ISBN 9780805794502. OCLC 7248595.
Walker-Hill, Helen. From spirituals to symphonies : African-American women composers and their music. University of Illinois Press, 2007. ISBN 9780252074547
Samuel A. Floyd, Jr (ed.), Black Music in the Harlem Renaissance, Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1990
Southern, Eileen. Biographical Dictionary of Afro-American and African Musicians, Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1982.
Crawford, Richard. America's Musical Life: A History. W. W. Norton & Co., 2001 ISBN 0-393-04810-1
George Bridgetower (1778-1860)
Welcome to the forum! In June 2020 I started trying to educate myself about the music and experience of black composers by posting an almost daily entry on my Facebook page. Here in the forum, they are loosely organized by period (see links in box to the right), and I will also post a link to a spreadsheet I am keeping as a resource for musicians looking to explore. To view all the entries, click on "View all posts" as the thumbnail section is limited and only shows the 24 most recent posts. Content is added frequently, so please check back often, and/or follow me on Facebook.