Collection of streaming files totalling over 50,000 songs. American Music includes contemporary folk/roots/Americana music, early rock & roll, soul, funk, R&B, doo-wop, boogie-woogie, early Biograph recordings, blues, jazz, gospel, spirituals, disco, blues-rock, reggae, bluegrass, country, rockabilly, and honky-tonk. Formerly American Song, this streaming collection also includes African American Song, documenting the history of African American music through its collection of jazz, blues, gospel, ragtime, folk songs, and narratives.
To restrict you results in the American Music interface to African American content:
1. Browse by Genre - there is a broad category called "African American Music," which restricts your results, and which you can narrow further by sub-genre, ensemble, artist, etc.;
2. Browse by Album/Track - there is a "restrict results to African American content only" checkbox on the upper right hand corner of both browses.
Search American Music, Classical Music Library, and Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries in one interface through Music & Performing Arts (Alexander Street Press).