Where did it all start anyway? Hm
baroque or something. Not sure. Lets start with ragtime since its the earliest sort of rhytmic vibe I can think of and work our way through apart maybe from :
fiddle music. But in best angloamerican tradition ragtime is a good place to begin.
The principle here is name a tag - then the leading name then go to next tag on the list of this leading act - if its taken then go for second Get it?. Ready? going to exclude tags who are just different spellings.
ragtime: Scott Joplin
20s: Al Jolson
jazz: Miles Davis
trumpet: Chet Baker
cool jazz: The Dave Brubeck Quartet
instrumental: Yann Tiersen
Soundtrack: Hans Zimmer
Classical: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Hm did not see that coming! Well cant give up now..
composers : Ludwig van Beethoven