Bands/Musicians Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Fantasy Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Fantasy Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Fantasy Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Fantasy Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Fantasy Records.

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Arthur Adams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues Arthur Adams is an American blues musician from Medon, Tennessee. Inspired by B.B. King and other 1950s artists, he played gospel music before attending college. He moved to Los Angeles, and ...more

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Barbara Lea is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Cabaret, Jazz Barbara Lea was an American actress and singer.

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Betty Everett is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Southern soul, Rhythm and blues, Country Betty Everett was an American soul singer and pianist, best known for her biggest hit single, the million-selling "The Shoop Shoop Song".

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Bill Evans is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Cool jazz, Third stream, Hard bop William John Evans, known as Bill Evans, was an American jazz pianist and composer who mostly worked in a trio setting. He is considered by some to have been the most influential post-World War ...more

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Bobby Broom is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz-funk, Hard bop, Jazz fusion Bobby Broom, birthname Robert Broom, Jr., is an American jazz guitarist, composer and music educator born and raised in New York City who relocated to Chicago, which has been his home town since ...more

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Bola Sete is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Samba, Jazz, Bossa nova Bola Sete was a Brazilian guitarist. Sete played jazz with Vince Guaraldi as well as with Dizzy Gillespie. His song "Bettina" was featured on the "Tribe Vibes" breakbeat ...more

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Boys Town Gang is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Hi-NRG The Boys Town Gang were a San Francisco based disco and Hi-NRG band. Their popularity peaked in the 1980s, when the group reached number 5 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart with the ...more

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Cal Tjader is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Latin jazz, Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz Callen Radcliffe Tjader, Jr., known as Cal Tjader, was an American Latin jazz musician, known as the most successful non-Latino Latin musician. He also explored various other jazz idioms but ...more

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Cannonball Adderley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Jazz Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single "Mercy Mercy Mercy", a ...more

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Claytoven Richardson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz Claytoven Richardson is an American singer, instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and author.

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Clover is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Clover Rock music Clover was an American country rock band formed in Mill Valley, California, in 1967. They are best known as the backup band for Elvis Costello's 1977 debut album My Aim Is True, and for members ...more

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Country Joe McDonald is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Country rock, Acid rock Country Joe McDonald is an American musician who was the lead singer of the 1960s psychedelic rock group Country Joe and the Fish.

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Creedence Clearwater Revival is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Swamp pop Creedence Clearwater Revival was an American rock band active in the late 1960s and early 1970s. The band consisted of lead vocalist, lead guitarist, and primary songwriter John Fogerty, rhythm ...more

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Damon Harris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Damon Harris Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Damon Harris was an African-American soul and R&B singer, most notable as a member of The Temptations from 1971 to 1975. Twenty years old when he joined the group, Harris was the youngest ...more

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David Bromberg is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Ragtime, Rock music, Rhythm and blues David Bromberg is an American multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter. An eclectic artist, Bromberg plays bluegrass, blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and rock and roll equally well. ...more

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Doug Clifford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Swamp pop, Rock music Douglas Ray "Cosmo" Clifford is an American rock drummer best known as a founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival. After the group dissolved in the early 1970s, Clifford ...more

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Doug E. Fresh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music Douglas E. Davis, better known by the stage name Doug E. Fresh, is a Barbadian born American rapper, record producer, and beat boxer, also known as the Human Beat Box. The pioneer of ...more

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Elliot Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Big band, Jazz Elliot Lawrence is an American jazz pianist and bandleader. Son of the broadcaster Stan Lee Broza, Lawrence led his first dance band at age 20, but he played swing at the time its heyday was ...more

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Esther Marrow is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music Queen Esther Marrow is an American soul and gospel singer.

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Fat Larry's Band is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Funk Fat Larry's Band was an American R&B/funk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which enjoyed some commercial success in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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Frijid Pink is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music, Acid rock Frijid Pink is a Detroit area blues rock band formed in 1967, best known for their version of "House of the Rising Sun", released in 1969. The initial line-up of the band included ...more

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Harvey Fuqua is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Doo-wop, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Harvey Fuqua was an American rhythm and blues singer, songwriter, record producer, and record label executive. Fuqua founded the seminal R&B/doo-wop group the Moonglows in the 1950s. He is ...more

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Jim Post is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jim Post Pop music, Country Jim Post is an American folk singer-songwriter, composer, playwright and actor. In 1968 his pop song "Reach out of the Darkness" charted on the Billboard Hot 100 for 14 weeks, peaking

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John Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Americana, Blues-rock, Swamp pop John Cameron Fogerty is an American musician, songwriter, and guitarist, early in his career best known as the lead singer and lead guitarist for the band Creedence Clearwater Revival and later ...more

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Johnny
Blues-rock, Electric blues, Jazz blues John "Johnny 'Guitar'" Watson, Jr. was an American blues, soul, and funk musician and singer-songwriter. A flamboyant showman and electric guitarist in the style of T-Bone Walker, ...more

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Kenny Burrell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Cool jazz, Bebop, Blues Kenneth Earl "Kenny" Burrell is an American jazz guitarist known for his collaborations with Jimmy Smith, including the 1965 Billboard Top Twenty hit album Organ Grinder Swing. He has ...more

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Lenny Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music Leonard Charles "Lenny" Williams is an American singer known for his work in the R&B and soul music genres. During the 1970s, he was the lead vocalist for Tower of Power. As a ...more

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Letta Mbulu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
World music, Jazz Letta Mbulu, is a South African jazz singer born and raised in Soweto. She has been active since the 1960s, but left for the United States in 1965 due to Apartheid. In the U.S. she worked with ...more

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Meiko is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Indie pop, Adult album alternative, Pop music Meiko (pronounced MEE-ko) is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter, born and raised in Roberta, Georgia. She released her self-titled debut album in 2007 without the help of a record label or ...more

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Michael Wolff is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Michael Blieden Wolff is an American jazz pianist, composer, producer, and recording artist. He was honored as a Steinway Artist and obtained a Broadcast Music, Inc. award. Wolff has Tourette ...more

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Odetta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Spiritual, Jazz blues Odetta Holmes, known as Odetta, was an American singer, actress, guitarist, songwriter, and a civil and human rights activist, often referred to as "The Voice of the Civil Rights ...more

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Odetta & Larry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Blues Odetta & Larry was a short-lived blues-folk duo in the mid-1950s. It consisted of Odetta and Lawrence B. Mohr, the former of whom became the more well known in ensuing decades.

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Orrin Keepnews is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Orrin Keepnews was an American jazz writer and record producer known for his work for Riverside Records and other labels.

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Rickie Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Rickie Lee Jones is an American vocalist, musician, songwriter and producer. Over the course of a career of over three decades, Jones has recorded in various musical styles including rock, ...more

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Ron Holloway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz Ronald Edward "Ron" Holloway is an American tenor saxophonist. He is listed in the Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz where veteran jazz critic Ira Gitler described Holloway as a ...more

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Ruth Brown is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Popular music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz Ruth Brown was an American singer-songwriter and actress also known as "Queen of R&B" noted for bringing a pop music style to R&B music in a series of hit songs for Atlantic ...more

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Side Effect is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music Side Effect was an American disco and jazz-funk band, that recorded between 1972 and 1982. The group was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1972 by Augie Johnson who became their leader.

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Smak is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock Smak is a Serbian and former Yugoslav rock band from Kragujevac. The group reached the peak of popularity in the 1970s when it was one of the most notable acts of the former Yugoslav rock scene. ...more

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Stanley Turrentine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop, Jazz blues, Bebop Stanley William Turrentine, also known as "Mr. T" or "The Sugar Man", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.

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Stu Cook is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Swamp pop, Rock music Stuart Alden "Stu" Cook is an American bass guitarist, best known for his work in the rock band, Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, Hi-NRG, Dance music Sylvester James, Jr., better known as Sylvester, was an American disco and soul singer-songwriter. Known for his flamboyant and androgynous appearance, he was often described as a drag queen, ...more

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Taxxi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock Taxxi were an English rock band best known for the song "I'm Leaving". The band formed in the late 1970s and first came to prominence in the early 1980s with a few minor AOR hit ...more

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The Blackbyrds is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz-funk, Rhythm and blues The Blackbyrds is an American rhythm and blues and jazz-funk fusion group, formed in Washington, D.C., in 1973 and reformed in 2012 by Keith Killgo.

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The Challengers is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic folk, Rock music, Folk rock The Challengers were an instrumental surf music band started in late 1962. They were located in Los Angeles. They represented a growing love for surf music and helped make the genre popular. ...more

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The Golliwogs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock The Golliwogs were an American rock band that eventually became Creedence Clearwater Revival. The band started out, in 1959, as an instrumental trio called The Blue Velvets. The original line-up ...more

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Tift Merritt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Folk music, Alternative country Catherine Tift Merritt is an American singer-songwriter, musician and North Carolina native. With her longtime band, she has built what has been called a "unique" and critically ...more

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Timex Social Club is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B The Timex Social Club was an American contemporary R&B group, formed in 1982. The group is perhaps best known for its 1986 hit single, "Rumors" and for being major forerunners of ...more

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Tom Fogerty is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Swamp pop, Rock music Thomas Richard "Tom" Fogerty was an American musician, best known as the rhythm guitarist for Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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Vince Guaraldi is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz Vincent Anthony "Vince" Guaraldi, born Vincent Anthony Dellaglio, was an American jazz musician and pianist noted for his innovative compositions and arrangements and for composing ...more

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Woody Shaw is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Fantasy Records Complete Artist Roster
Avant-garde jazz, Hard bop, Post-bop Woody Herman Shaw, Jr. was an American virtuoso trumpeter, flugelhornist, cornetist, composer and band leader, described by NPR Music as "the last great trumpet innovator". Shaw is ...more