Jazz-blues musicians

Posted Mar 20, 2010
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  1. Amy Winehouse
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    Amy Winehouse

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    Amy Jade Winehouse (14 September 1983 – 23 July 2011) was an English singer and songwriter known for her deep vocals and her eclectic mix of musical genres, including soul (sometimes labelled as blue-eyed soul and neo soul), rhythm and blues, and jazz. Winehouse's 2003 debut album, Frank, was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her 2006 follow-up album, Back to Black, led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female artist in a single night, and made her the first British female to win five Grammys, including three of the general field "Big Four" awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.


  2. Candy Johnson
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    Candy Johnson

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    Candy Johnson (February 8, 1944 – October 21, 2012) was an American singer and dancer who appeared in several films in the 1960s.


  3. Marlena Shaw
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    Marlena Shaw

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    Marlena Shaw (born Marlina Burgess, September 22, 1942, New Rochelle, New York, United States) is an American singer. Shaw began her singing career in the 1960s and is still singing today. Her music has often been sampled in hip hop music, and used in television commercials.


  4. Esther Phillips
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    Esther Phillips

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    Esther Phillips (December 23, 1935 – August 7, 1984) was an American singer. Phillips was known for her R&B vocals, but she was a versatile singer, also performing pop, country, jazz, blues and soul music.


  5. Lonnie Johnson
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    Lonnie Johnson

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  6. Bernard Pretty Purdie
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    Bernard Pretty Purdie

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    Bernard Lee "Pretty" Purdie (born June 11, 1939) is an American session drummer, and is considered an influential and innovative exponent of funk. He is known for his precise musical time keeping and his signature use of triplets against a half-time backbeat: the "Purdie Shuffle." He was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013.


  7. Jimmy Witherspoon
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    Jimmy Witherspoon

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    Jimmy Witherspoon (August 8, 1920 – September 18, 1997) was an American jump blues singer.


  8. Jon Hiseman
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    Jon Hiseman

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    Jon Hiseman (born Philip John Hiseman, 21 June 1944 in Woolwich, London) is an English drummer, recording engineer, record producer and music publisher.


  9. Chuck Rainey
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    Chuck Rainey

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    Charles Walter "Chuck" Rainey III (born June 17, 1940, Cleveland, Ohio, United States) is an American bass guitar session musician, known for playing with many well-known American musicians and acts, including Donald Byrd, Steely Dan, Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, The Rascals, Frankie Valli and Joe Walsh.


  10. Teddy Grace
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    Teddy Grace

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    Teddy Grace (Born Stella Gloria Crowson, June 26, 1905, Arcadia, Louisiana – January 4, 1992, La Mirada, California) was an American female jazz singer.


  11. Roy Milton
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    Roy Milton

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    Roy Milton (July 31, 1907 – September 18, 1983) was an American R&B and jump blues singer, drummer and bandleader.


  12. Jimmy Rushing
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    Jimmy Rushing

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    James Andrew Rushing (August 26, 1901 – June 8, 1972), known as Jimmy Rushing, was an American blues shouter, balladeer, and swing jazz singer from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States, best known as the featured vocalist of Count Basie's Orchestra from 1935 to 1948.


  13. Sylvia Syms (singer)
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    Sylvia Syms (singer)

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    Sylvia Syms (December 2, 1917 – May 10, 1992) was an American jazz singer.


  14. Bluesiana Triangle
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    Bluesiana Triangle

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    Bluesiana Triangle was an American jazz, blues and funk group, with Dr. John (keyboards, guitar, vocals), David "Fathead" Newman (saxophone, flute), and Art Blakey (drums). They released two albums for Windham Hill Records. Their second album also featured trombonist Ray Anderson, drummer Will Calhoun, bassists Essiet Okon Essiet and Jay Leonhart (on different tracks), and percussionist Joe Bonadio.


  15. Joe Mooney (musician)
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    Joe Mooney (musician)

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    Joe Mooney (March 14, 1911 – May 12, 1975) was an American jazz and pop accordionist and organist.


  16. Charlie Green (musician)
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    Charlie Green (musician)

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    Charlie Green (c. 1895–November 27, 1935) was an American jazz musician, who was born in Omaha, Nebraska, and died in New York City. He was one of the early jazz trombonists and the soloist in the Fletcher Henderson orchestra (joining slightly before Louis Armstrong).


  17. Jimmy O'Bryant
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    Jimmy O'Bryant

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    Jimmy O'Bryant (c. 1896, Arkansas or Kentucky – June 24, 1928, Chicago) was an American jazz clarinetist, often compared to Johnny Dodds.


  18. Lil Greenwood
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    Lil Greenwood

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    Lil Greenwood (November 18, 1924 – July 19, 2011) was an American Jazz and R&B vocalist.




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