Bands/Musicians Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster

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

Artists include everything from Big Bill Broonzy to Jerry Butler & The Impressions.

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

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Alberta Hunter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Paramount 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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Amos Easton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Chicago blues, Piedmont blues, Blues
Amos Easton, better known by the stage name Bumble Bee Slim, was an American Piedmont blues singer and guitarist.

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Big Bill Broonzy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Chicago blues, Folk music, Spiritual
Big Bill Broonzy was a prolific American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. His career began in the 1920s when he played country blues to mostly African-American audiences. Through the ...more

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Bill Chinnock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Country, Blues
Bill Chinnock, also referred to as Billy Chinnock, was an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Chinnock grew up in the nearby Essex County communities of East ...more

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Charlie Patton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Country blues, Delta blues
Charley Patton, also known as Charlie Patton, was an American Delta blues musician. He is considered by many to be the "Father of the Delta Blues", and is credited with creating an ...more

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Charlie Spand is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Paramount 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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Dan Sane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Memphis blues, Country blues
Dan Sane was an American Memphis and country blues guitarist and songwriter. He was a working associate of Frank Stokes and, according to Allmusic journalist, Jason Ankeny, "they had ...more

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Frank Ferera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Paramount 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.

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Frank Stokes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Country blues, Delta blues
Frank Stokes was an American blues musician, songster, and blackface minstrel, who is considered by many musicologists to be the father of the Memphis blues guitar style.

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Geeshie Wiley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Geeshie Wiley Blues, Country blues
Geeshie Wiley was an American female blues singer and guitar player. She recorded three records in the early 1930s. There are no known photographs or images of the artist in existence.

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Gus Cannon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Country blues
Gus Cannon appeared in the Give Me the Banjo documentary film.

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Rev. J.M. Gates is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
The Reverend J.M. Gates was an American Christian preacher and Gospel music singer.

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Jabo Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Jabo Williams Boogie-woogie, Blues
Jabo Williams was an African American boogie-woogie and blues pianist and songwriter. His total recorded output was a mere eight sides, which included his two best-known "stunningly ...more

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James
St. Louis blues
James "Stump" Johnson was an American blues pianist and singer from St. Louis.

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Jerry Butler & The Impressions is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Gospel music
The Impressions are an American music group from Chicago, originally formed in 1958. Their repertoire includes doo-wop, gospel, soul, and R&B. The group was founded as The Roosters by ...more

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John Herald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Bluegrass
John Herald was an American folk and bluegrass songwriter, solo and studio musician, and one-time member of The Greenbriar Boys trio.

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Josh White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Piedmont blues, Country blues
Joshua Daniel White, known as Josh White, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter, actor, and civil rights activist. He also recorded under the names "Pinewood Tom" and ...more

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Lambert, Hendricks & Ross is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Vocalese
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross were a vocalese trio formed by jazz vocalists Dave Lambert, Jon Hendricks and Annie Ross.

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Lincoln Chase is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rhythm and blues
Lincoln R. Chase was an African-American songwriter and occasional recording artist. As a writer, his most notable songs were "Such a Night", "Jim Dandy", and several of ...more

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Linda Clifford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Disco, House music, Contemporary R&B
Linda Clifford is an American R&B, disco and house music singer and actress, who scored hits from the 1970s to the 1980s, most notably "If My Friends Could See Me Now", ...more

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Lottie Kimbrough is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Country blues
Lottie Kimbrough was an American country blues singer, who was also billed as Lottie Kimborough, Lottie Beaman, and Lena Kimbrough. Kimbrough was a large woman, and was nicknamed "the ...more

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Lovie Austin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz blues
Lovie Austin was an American Chicago bandleader, session musician, composer, and arranger during the 1920s classic blues era. She and Lil Hardin Armstrong are often ranked as two of the best ...more

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Ma Rainey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Blues
"Ma" Rainey was one of the earliest known American professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. She was billed as The Mother of the Blues. She ...more

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Mark Radice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Mark Radice is an American singer/musician and producer, who has worked with a variety of different artists and achieved minor success with his own material in the 1970s. Having worked with Jim ...more

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May Blitz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Paramount Records Complete Artist Roster
Progressive rock, Psychedelic rock, Hard rock
May Blitz is a British heavy rock power trio that was active in the early 1970s. The group was formed in 1969 by bassist Terry Poole and drummer Keith Baker, the rhythm section of the blues-rock ...more