Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster

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

Miles Davis and George Benson are included on this list along with many more.

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    • Albums: Jazz Sounds of Africa, East meets West, Jazz Sahara, Sounds of Africa
    Ahmed Abdul-Malik (born Jonathan Tim, Jr.; January 30, 1927 – October 2, 1993) was a jazz double bassist and oud player.Abdul-Malik is remembered for integrating Middle Eastern and North African music styles in his jazz music. He was a bass player for Art Blakey, Earl Hines, Randy Weston, and Thelonious Monk, among others.
  • Baby Tate
    Piedmont blues, Country blues
    Charles Henry Tate, known as Baby Tate (January 28, 1916 – August 17, 1972) was an American Piedmont blues guitarist, who in a sporadic career spanning five decades worked with the guitarists Blind Boy Fuller and Pink Anderson and the harmonica player Peg Leg Sam. His playing style was influenced by Blind Blake, Buddy Moss, Blind Boy Fuller, Josh White, Willie Walker, and to some extent Lightnin' Hopkins.
  • Barry Harris
    Hard bop, Bebop
    • Albums: The Complete Late Quartets, The Bird of Red and Gold, For the Moment, Preminado, Newer Than New
    Barry Doyle Harris (born December 15, 1929) is an American jazz pianist, bandleader, composer, arranger and educator. He is an exponent of the bebop style.
    • Albums: Singin' & Swingin'
    Mary Elizabeth Roché (January 9, 1918 – February 16, 1999) was an American blues singer. Though she had a sporadic career, she became most noted for her version of "Take the "A" Train" with its composer Duke Ellington, and "was famous for her strong, dramatic way of putting across blues material".
  • Big Joe Williams
    Delta blues
    • Albums: Walking Blues, Absolutely the Best, Baby Please Don't Go, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Vol. 2 (1945-1949)
    Joseph Lee "Big Joe" Williams (October 16, 1903 – December 17, 1982) was an American Delta blues guitarist, singer and songwriter, notable for the distinctive sound of his nine-string guitar. Performing over four decades, he recorded the songs "Baby Please Don't Go", "Crawlin' King Snake" and "Peach Orchard Mama", among many others, for various record labels, including Bluebird, Delmark, Okeh, Prestige and Vocalion. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame on October 4, 1992.The blues historian Barry Lee Pearson (Sounds Good to Me: The Bluesman's Story, Virginia Piedmont Blues) described Williams's performance: When I saw him playing at Mike Bloomfield's "blues night" at the Fickle Pickle, Williams was playing an electric nine-string guitar through a small ramshackle amp with a pie plate nailed to it and a beer can dangling against that. When he played, everything rattled but Big Joe himself. The total effect of this incredible apparatus produced the most buzzing, sizzling, African-sounding music I have ever heard.
  • Booker Ervin
    Hard bop
    • Albums: The Space Book, Tex Book Tenor, The Freedom Book, The Song Book, The Trance
    Booker Telleferro Ervin II (October 31, 1930 – August 31, 1970) was an American tenor saxophone player. His tenor playing was characterised by a strong, tough sound and blues/gospel phrasing. He is best known for his association with bassist Charles Mingus.