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?"

If any musical artists are missing from this Okeh Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (64 items)

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Ahmad Jamal is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Okeh Records Complete Artist Roster
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 was a Hawaiian musician who recorded successfully between 1915 and 1930. He was the first star of Hawaiian music and influenced many later artists.