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what are some classic blues/r&b/soul/jazz singers or performers?

I just realized I know nothing about those types of music but I am really starting to get interested.

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  • zynjen
    Lv 7
    9 years ago
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    Billie Holiday

    Carmen McRae

    Ray Charles

    James Brown

    Sammy Davis, Jr.

    Frank Sinatra

    Louis Prima

    Nina Simone

    Sheila Jordan

    John Pizzarelli

    Mary Stallings

    Rebecca Kilgore

    June Christy

    Carol Sloane

    Mark Murphy

    Chris Connor

    George Benson

    Michael Franks

    Ernestine Anderson

    Al Jarreau

    Anita O'Day

    Johnny Hartman

    Cab Calloway

    Fats Waller

    Dizzy Gillespie

    Lena Horne

    Louis Armstrong

    Mel Tormé

    Ella Fitzgerald

    Chet Baker

    Tony Bennett

    Sarah Vaughan

    Dinah Washington

    Nancy Wilson

    Oscar Brown

    Salena Jones

    Etta James

    Shirley Horn

    Julie London

    Dakota Staton

    Rosemary Clooney

    Dianne Reeves

    Harry Connick, Jr.

    Diane Schuur

    Nat King Cole

    José James

    Clair Marlo

    Bobby Caldwell


    Aretha Franklin

    Stevie Wonder

    Marvin Gaye

    Luther Vandross

    Chaka Khan

    Marilyn Scott

    Philip Bailey

    Marlena Shaw

    Betty Carter

    Nnenna Freelon

    Lou Rawls

    Patti LaBelle

    Kenny Rankin

    James Ingram

    Randy Crawford

    Brian McKnight

    Natalie Cole

    Brenda Russell

    Oleta Adams

    Angelina Bofill

    Roberta Flack

    Kevyn Lettau

    Pauline Wilson

    Debra Laws

    Faith Evans

    Toni Braxton

    Alicia Keys

    Gwen Guthrie

    Ben E. King

    Gladys Knight

    Major Harris

    Billy Preston

    Teddy Pendergrass

    Anita Baker


    Erykah Badu

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  • Etta James

    Al Greene

    Teddy Pendergrass

    Gladys Knight

    Marvin Gaye

    Ray Charles

    Isley Brothers

    James Brown

    Diana Ross


    Ann Nesbly

    Tina Turner

    Aretha Franklin

    Sylvia Striplin

    Luther Vandross

    Berry White

    Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes

    Rick James

    Tina Marie


    The Temptations

    Patti Labelle

    And that's just to name a few classic R&B singers.Listen to some of them on Youtube and you'll get a lot of good recommendations.I really don't listen to jazz or know that many jazz singers.So take your pick at the link below.

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  • hume
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    annoying question, notably counting on what's seen 'classic.' i pass to assert that that's a toss-up between George Jones, Conway Twitty, and Waylon Jennings. ...i'm no longer throwing in Johnny money. He transcends the class. enable the 80's into the class and that i will throw in Ricky Van Shelton and Dwight Yoakam.

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