By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Feb 12, 2010 at 1:04 PM

A couple weeks ago, we unveiled the first part of this list of some Milwaukee-related musical greats. Like the first list, this one -- which also features some well-known names -- crossed genres and decades.

And, once again, the list in alphabetical order. The entries are not ranked in any other way -- they have all contributed to Milwaukee's great music scene in their own ways.

  1. Acrophet, metal band that launched the career of Rob Anthony
  2. Luther Allison, bluesman
  3. Michelle Anthony, singer now in Austin, Texas
  4. Louie Bashell, polka musician
  5. Beatallica, building a bridge between the Fab Four and Metallica
  6. Bender, hard rock band signed to TVT Records
  7. Big Bang Theory, flashy '80s pop rockers
  8. Eric Benet, r&b star
  9. Bon Ton Society, Milwaukee's Duran Duran
  10. Boy Dirt Car, Milwaukee noise pioneers
  11. Brewhaus Polka Kings, the name kinda says it all
  12. Peter Buffett, New Age pioneer
  13. The Buzzhorn, grunge outfit signed to Atlantic in 2001
  14. The Championship, rootsy alt.rockers
  15. Clit Boys, hardcore band with national buzz
  16. The Cocksmiths, lamented hard rock outfit
  17. Steve Cohen, blues harmonica player
  18. Colour Radio, Milwaukee's contribution to techno-pop, along with Dark Facade
  19. Coo Coo Cal, hip-hop godfather
  20. The Crusties, loud fast hardcore, with trumpet
  21. Danny Gokey, "American Idol" contestant
  22. Decapitado, lords of loud
  23. Chris DeMay, poet
  24. Stephanie Dosen, singer/songwriter now based in the UK, Massive Attack collaborator
  25. Down by Law, proto punk hip-hop
  26. The Exotics, surf kings
  27. Fever Marlene, acclaimed contemporary rock duo
  28. Terry Frank, blues guitarist
  29. The Frogs, quirky band adored by Eddie Vedder
  30. Frogwater, folk outfit featuring some of the best musicians in town
  31. The Good Luck Joes, made a splash during the last decade
  32. Bunky Green, jazz saxophonist
  33. Tom Green, beloved late Elvis impersonator and so much more
  34. Tommy Greywolf, fiddler and Brooks & Dunn sideman
  35. The Gufs, champions of the turn of the millennium rock scene
  36. Lee Hawkins, r&b singer turned Wall Street Journal reporter and CNBC on-air contributor
  37. Woody Herman, jazz clarinet legend
  38. Daniel Holter, producer, songwriter, musician
  39. Ice Mone, veteran rapper
  40. Jaill, signed to Sub Pop, label debut due in spring.
  41. Junior & the Classics, r&b band featuring Junior Brantley
  42. Kali Tribe, influential hip hop group
  43. Mary Karlzen, transplant with skills and credits
  44. Kevn Kinney, of Drivin N Cryin fame
  45. The Lackloves, globe-trotting power poppers
  46. Lil' Rev, ace guitarist
  47. Liquid Pink, '80s psychedelic trio
  48. Little Blue Crunchy Things, lit the all-ages scene on fire in the early '90s
  49. Les Lokey (aka LuLu), singer/songwriter
  50. The Love Monkeys, mix covers and originals and are ubiquitous
  51. The Lubricants, early adopters of punk
  52. Rico Love, rapper and r&b singer
  53. Mad Trucker Gone Mad, reunited psychobilly stalwarts
  54. Maritime, one of our best-known bands beyond our borders
  55. Pat McCurdy, witty singer/songwriter
  56. Melaniejane, cellist and singer/songwriter
  57. The Mighty Deer Lick, how to describe this '90s-era band?
  58. Mighty Joe Young, blues guitarist
  59. Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra, Milwaukee's mandolin orchestra
  60. The Mistreaters, raucous punks
  61. Frank Morgan, jazz saxophonist
  62. Mortaskuld, Metal Blade Records band from Brew City
  63. Moxy Roxx, defined the local hair metal scene in the 1980s
  64. Mrs. Fun, quirky / artsy jazz
  65. Loey Nelson, sister of ex-mayor, released a fine disc on Warner Bros. in 1989
  66. Nerve Twins, one of the city's best rock bands in the '90s
  67. The New Loud, great new electronica rock outfit
  68. Donovan Owens, teen gospel singer
  69. Jon Paris, blues / rock guitarist
  70. Paris, Texas, local emo pioneers
  71. Justin Perkins, ace producer and current member of Screeching Weasel
  72. Pet Engine, late '90s/early '00s rock quartet
  73. Pezzettino, making bigger waves every day
  74. Punchdrunk, featuring Galen Polivka, now of The Hold Steady
  75. Realm, metal
  76. Riverwest Accordion Club
  77. David Robinson, reggae singer
  78. Jabbo Smith, jazz trumpeter
  79. The Spanic Boys, father son roots rock outfit that landed on SNL, thanks to Sinead
  80. Speech, fronted Arrested Development
  81. Ruby Starr, she's in the WAMI Hall of Fame, you know
  82. Hubert Sumlin, bluesman
  83. Sweetbottom, with Stuermer and Wiegratz
  84. Gary Tanin, of Otto & the Elevators and Xpensive Dogs, also a producer
  85. Taste Emcees, hip-hop pioneers
  86. Temper Temper, 2000s dance punks
  87. Tense Experts, groundbreaking local goth band
  88. Those XCleavers, new wave favorites
  89. Lightning & Thunder, the inimitable duo
  90. Trance and Dance Band, Jerry 4TA's band that first matched Ritchie with DeLorenzo
  91. Trolley, power pop outfit linked to The Nice Outfit
  92. The Tygers, '60s band signed to A&M
  93. US Project, a revolving door of Milwaukee talent
  94. Voot Warnings, a singular personality and local musician
  95. Warp Drive, '80s metal band
  96. Western Box Turtles, western swing masters
  97. The Wigs, power pop band that left Brew City for L.A. in the early '80s
  98. Women's Liberace, predecessor of the also fine Falling Wallendas
  99. Wreck, joined the Wax Trax stable and moved to Chicago
  100. Yipes!, which spawned Pat McCurdy and Mike Hoffman
Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He has be heard on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories, in that station's most popular podcast.