Bands/Musicians Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster

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

List artists include Billie Holiday, Little Richard and many additional artists as well.

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

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Ahmad Jamal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Ahmad Jamal Cool jazz, Jazz, Bebop Ahmad Jamal is an American jazz pianist, composer, group leader, and educator. For five decades, he has been one of the most successful small-group leaders in jazz.

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Al Bernard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Al Bernard Pop music, Jazz, Blues Alfred A. "Al" Bernard was an American vaudeville singer, known as "The Boy From Dixie", who was most popular during the 1910s through early 1930s.

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Alberta Hunter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Alberta Hunter Jazz, Blues Alberta Hunter was an American blues singer, songwriter, and nurse. Her career had started back in the early 1920s, and from there on, she became a successful jazz and blues recording artist, ...more

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Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart Blues Alvin Youngblood Hart is a Grammy Award-winning American musician.

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Anders Osborne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Anders Osborne Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Blues Anders Osborne is an American singer and songwriter.

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Andrew Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Andrew Jenkins Folk music, Gospel music, Country The Rev. Andrew W. Jenkins was a leading composer of American country, folk and gospel songs. He is credited with more than 800 compositions, about a third of which were nonsacred. He and his ...more

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Annie Laurie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Annie Laurie Jump blues, Rhythm and blues Annie Laurie is an African American jump blues and rhythm and blues singer. She is most associated with the bandleader and songwriter, Paul Gayten, although she also registered hit singles in ...more

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Benny Carter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Benny Carter Swing music, Big band, Jazz Bennett Lester "Benny" Carter was an American jazz alto saxophonist, clarinetist, trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader. He was a major figure in jazz from the 1930s to the ...more

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Benny Goodman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Benny Goodman Swing music, Big band, Jazz Benjamin David "Benny" Goodman was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing". In the mid-1930s, Benny Goodman led one of ...more

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Bertha
Bertha "Chippie" Hill Blues Bertha "Chippie" Hill, was an American blues and vaudeville singer and dancer, best known for her recordings with Louis Armstrong.

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Big Joe Williams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Joe Williams Delta blues Joseph Lee Williams, billed throughout his career as Big Joe Williams, was an American Delta blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, notable for the distinctive sound of his nine-string guitar. ...more

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Big Maybelle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Maybelle Rhythm and blues, Gospel music, Blues Mabel Louise Smith, known professionally as Big Maybelle, was an American R&B singer and pianist. Her 1956 hit single "Candy" received the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.

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Big Walter Horton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Walter Horton Blues Walter Horton, better known as Big Walter Horton or Walter "Shakey" Horton, was an American blues harmonica player. A quiet, unassuming and essentially shy man, Horton is remembered as ...more

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Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Billie Holiday Torch song, Ballad, Swing music Billie Holiday was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. ...more

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Billy Stewart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Billy Stewart Chicago soul, Rhythm and blues, Northern soul Billy Stewart was an American musical artist, with a highly distinctive scat-singing style, who enjoyed popularity in the 1960s.

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Blind Willie McTell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Blind Willie McTell Ragtime, Piedmont blues, East Coast blues Blind Willie McTell was a Piedmont and ragtime blues singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues, ...more

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Bob Atcher is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Bob Atcher James Robert Owen "Bob" Atcher was an American country musician.

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Bob Wills is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Bob Wills Western swing James Robert Wills, better known as Bob Wills, was an American Western swing musician, songwriter, and bandleader. Considered by music authorities as the co-founder of Western swing, he was ...more

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Casa Loma Orchestra is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Casa Loma Orchestra Jazz The Casa Loma Orchestra was a popular American dance band active from 1927 to 1963. From 1929 until the rapid multiplication in the number of swing bands from 1935 on, the Casa Loma Orchestra ...more

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Champion Jack Dupree is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Champion Jack Dupree Boogie-woogie, Blues William Thomas Dupree, best known as Champion Jack Dupree, was an American blues pianist. His birth date has been given as July 4, July 10, and July 23, 1908, 1909, or 1910. He died on January ...more

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Charlie Spand is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Charlie Spand Boogie-woogie, Blues Charlie Spand was an American blues and boogie-woogie pianist and singer, noted for his barrelhouse style. Spand was deemed one of the most influential piano players of the 1920s. Little is ...more

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Chuck Willis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Chuck Willis Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Harold Willis is a songwriter.

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Earl Johnson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Earl Johnson Robert Earl Johnson was an old time fiddler who was influenced by the music of Gid Tanner and his Skillet Lickers.

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Eva Taylor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Eva Taylor Jazz, Blues Eva Taylor is an actress.

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Frank Ferera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Frank Ferera 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.

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Frank Hutchison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Frank Hutchison Old-time music, Piedmont blues, Country blues Frank Hutchison was an American early country blues and Piedmont blues musician and songwriter. Hutchison was best known as a slide guitar player, where he held the guitar in his lap.

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Freddie Spruell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Freddie Spruell Freddie Spruell was an American Delta blues guitarist and singer. He was variously billed as Papa Freddie or Mr. Freddie, and he is generally regarded as the first Delta bluesman to be recorded. ...more

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G. Love & Special Sauce is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
G. Love & Special Sauce Alternative hip hop, Blues-rock, Rhythm and blues G. Love & Special Sauce is an alternative hip-hop band from Philadelphia. They are known for their unique, "sloppy", and "laid back" blues sound that encompasses classic ...more

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Rev. J.M. Gates is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Rev. J.M. Gates The Reverend J.M. Gates was an American Christian preacher and Gospel music singer.

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Johnnie Ray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Johnnie Ray Traditional pop music John Alvin "Johnnie" Ray was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Extremely popular for most of the 1950s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor of what would ...more

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Johnny
Johnny "Guitar" Watson 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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Johnny Desmond is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Johnny Desmond Traditional pop music Johnny Desmond, born Giovanni Alfredo De Simone, was an American popular music singer.

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Kelly Harrell is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Kelly Harrell Kelly Harrell was a country music singer in the 1920s. He recorded more than a dozen songs for OKeh and Victor Records and wrote songs which were recorded by other artists, including Jimmie ...more

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Kendra Spotswood is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Kendra Spotswood Kendra Spotswood is an American soul singer and is considered to be one of the most underrated singers of the girl group era. She is known best for her collaboration with Van McCoy, her ...more

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Laura Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Laura Smith Classic female blues, Country blues Laura Smith was an American classic female blues and country blues singer. She is best known for her recordings of "Gonna Put You Right In Jail" and her version of "Don't You ...more

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LaVern Baker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
LaVern Baker Rhythm and blues, Blues Delores LaVern Baker was an American rhythm and blues singer, who had several hit records on the pop chart in the 1950s and early 1960s. Her most successful records were "Tweedlee ...more

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Lawrence Eugene Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Lawrence Eugene Williams Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Williams was an American rhythm and blues and rock and roll singer, songwriter, producer, and pianist from New Orleans, Louisiana. Williams is best known for ...more

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Little Axe is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Little Axe Hip hop music, Doo-wop, Rap music Little Axe is the stage name of Skip McDonald an American musician. McDonald played jazz, doo-wop, and gospel when young, and relocated to New York City as a teenager with his band of friends, ...more

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Little Hat Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Little Hat Jones Texas blues, Blues George "Little Hat" Jones was an American Texas blues musician.

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Little Richard is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Little Richard Jump blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues Richard Wayne Penniman, known by his stage name Little Richard, is an American recording artist, songwriter, and musician. He has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more ...more

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Lonnie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Lonnie Johnson St. Louis blues, Jazz blues, Piedmont blues Alonzo "Lonnie" Johnson was an American blues and jazz singer/guitarist, violinist and songwriter who pioneered the role of jazz guitar and jazz violin, and is recognized as the first ...more

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Major Lance is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Major Lance Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music Major Lance was an American R&B singer. After a number of US hits in the 1960s, including "The Monkey Time" and "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um", he became an iconic figure in ...more

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Margie Joseph is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Margie Joseph Soul music, Gospel music Margaret Marie "Margie" Joseph is an American R&B, soul and gospel singer. Her greatest success came in the 1970s with her versions of Paul McCartney's "My Love" and The ...more

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Marie Knight is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Marie Knight Rhythm and blues, Gospel music Marie Knight was an American gospel and R&B singer.

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Martha Copeland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Martha Copeland Classic female blues, Gospel music Martha Copeland was an American classic female blues singer, who recorded 34 songs between 1923 and 1928. Her best known offerings are "Everybody Does It Now," "Good Time Mama ...more

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Memphis Minnie is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Memphis Minnie Blues Lizzie Douglas, known as Memphis Minnie, was a blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter whose recording career lasted from the 1920s to the 1950s. She recorded around 200 songs, some of the ...more

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Mississippi John Hurt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Mississippi John Hurt Folk music, Country, Blues John Smith Hurt, better known as Mississippi John Hurt was an American country blues singer and guitarist. Raised in Avalon, Mississippi, Hurt taught himself how to play the guitar around age ...more

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Nick LaRocca is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Nick LaRocca Jazz, Dixieland Dominic James "Nick" LaRocca, was an early jazz cornetist and trumpeter and the leader of the Original Dixieland Jass Band. He is the composer of one of the most recorded jazz classics ...more

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Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cow... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys Western music Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys were the first nationally-famous cowboy western music band in the United States, and the first cowboy band to appear on the cover of The Billboard. Formed in ...more

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Papa Celestin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
Papa Celestin Jazz, Dixieland Oscar "Papa" Celestin was an American jazz bandleader, trumpeter, cornetist and vocalist.