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Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Imperial Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Imperial Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Imperial 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 Imperial 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 Imperial Records.

Everything from Cher to Warren Zevon is included on this list.

This page can help answer questions like, "Who are the best Imperial Records bands?" and "Which artists are signed by Imperial Records?"

If any musical artists are missing from this Imperial Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (82 items)
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Albert Collins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Blues
Albert Collins was an American electric blues guitarist and singer with a distinctive guitar style. Collins was noted for his powerful playing and his use of altered tunings and capo. His long ...more
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Amos Milburn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Jump blues, Boogie-woogie, Rhythm and blues
Joseph Amos Milburn, Jr. was an American rhythm and blues singer and pianist, popular during the 1940s and 1950s. He was born and died in Houston, Texas. One commentator noted, "Milburn ...more
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April Stevens is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
April Stevens is an American singer. She has recorded since she was 15 years old. Her most popular solo recording was her RCA Victor recording of "I'm in Love Again". Accompanied by an ...more
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Archibald is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Archibald Rhythm and blues
Leon T. Gross, who performed and recorded as Archibald, was an influential American rhythm and blues pianist and singer who had a hit in 1950 with "Stack-A-Lee", a version of
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Billy J. Kramer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
British Invasion, Merseybeat, Mersey sound
Billy J. Kramer is a pop singer. In the 1960s he was managed by Brian Epstein, who also managed the Beatles, and he recorded several original Lennon and McCartney compositions.
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Bo Rhambo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Bo Rhambo
Ewell Goldyn Rhambo, known as Bo Rhambo, is an American trumpeter and tenor saxophonist. Originally a trumpeter, he organized his band playing local dances and parties. He then went on to play ...more
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Bob Harrington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Bob Harrington
Bob Harrington was an American jazz vibraphonist. Harrington was also adept at drums and piano in addition to vibraphone. He played with Charlie Barnet in the early 1950s on piano, and worked ...more
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Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Psychedelic pop, Experimental rock, Trad jazz
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band was a band created by a group of British art-school students of the 1960s. Combining elements of music hall, trad jazz and psychedelic pop with surreal humour and ...more
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Boogie Bill Webb is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, Louisiana blues
Boogie Bill Webb was an American Louisiana blues and R&B guitarist, singer and songwriter. Webb's own style of music combined Mississippi country blues with New Orleans R&B. His best ...more
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Buzy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, J-pop
Buzy was a Japanese female pop music group, made up of members Nao Toyama, Mayumi Niwa, Mao Miyazato, Yurisa Asama, Sachiko Iwanaga and Yumi Takeda. They released their first single ...more
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Cher is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop
Cher is an American singer, songwriter, actress, model, fashion designer, television host, comedian, dancer, businesswoman, philanthropist, author, film producer, director, and record producer. ...more
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Chuck Carbo is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Chuck Carbo
Hayward "Chuck" Carbo was an American R&B singer, best known for his time as a vocalist in the New Orleans group The Spiders. Carbo sang with his brother, Leonard "Chick" ...more
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Classics IV is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz fusion, Pop rock, Soft rock
The Classics IV is a band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, in 1965. The band is often credited for establishing the "soft southern rock" sound. The band, led by singer ...more
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Cyssero is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Cyssero Hip hop music
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Dave Bartholomew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Rhythm and blues, Big band
Dave Bartholomew is a musician, band leader, composer and arranger, prominent in the music of New Orleans throughout the second half of the 20th century. His band consisted of himself, drummers ...more
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Dorothy Shay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Novelty song
Dorothy Shay was an American popular comedic recording artist in the late 1940s and early 1950s, who later became a character actress. She was known as the "Park Avenue Hillbillie".
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Dorsey Burnette is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Rockabilly
Dorsey Burnette was an early rockabilly singer. With his younger brother, Johnny Burnette, and a friend named Paul Burlison, he was a founder member of The Rock and Roll Trio. He is also the ...more
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Earl King is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Blues
Earl King was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of well known standards such as "Come On" and Professor Longhair's "Big ...more
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Ernie Freeman is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Orchestra, Rhythm and blues
Ernest Aaron "Ernie" Freeman was an American pianist, organist, bandleader and arranger. He was responsible for arranging many successful rhythm and blues and pop records from the
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Fat Joe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Joseph Antonio Cartagena, better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper. He is also the CEO of Terror Squad Entertainment, and member of musical groups D.I.T.C. and Terror Squad. ...more
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Fats Domino is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rock music, Boogie-woogie
Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. Domino released five gold records before 1955. He also had 35 Top 40 American hits and has a music style based ...more
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Faye Adams is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Gospel music, Blues
Faye Adams is an American singer who recorded rhythm and blues in the 1950s before retiring from the music business.
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Fender IV is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Fender IV Rock music, Surf music
The Fender IV were an American surf rock band of the 1960s. The Fender IV were started up in Baltimore, by guitarist Randy Holden. Although almost prevented by a bumble bee, he successfully ...more
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Frances Faye is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Frances Faye was a United States cabaret and show tune singer and pianist. She was born to a working-class Jewish family in Brooklyn, New York City. She was a second cousin of actor Danny Kaye.
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Frank Ferera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Imperial Records Complete Artist Roster
Frank Ferera was a Hawaiian musician who recorded successfully between 1915 and 1930. He was the first star of Hawaiian music and influenced many later artists.