Bands/Musicians Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster

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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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Ahmed Abdul-Malik is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz
Ahmed Abdul-Malik was a jazz double bassist and oud player.
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Baby Tate is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Piedmont blues, Country blues
Baby Tate was an American Piedmont blues guitarist, who in a sporadic career spanning five decades, worked variously with guitarists Blind Boy Fuller and Pink Anderson, as well as harmonica ...more
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Barry Harris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop, Bebop
Barry Doyle Harris is an American bebop jazz pianist and educator.
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Betty Roché is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz
Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Roché was an American blues singer who became most famous with her cover of the song "Take the "A" Train". She recorded with the Savoy ...more
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Big Joe Williams is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Prestige 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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Booker Ervin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop
Booker Telleferro Ervin II 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 ...more
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Cal Lampley is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Cal Lampley Jazz
Cal Lampley was an American composer and record producer. He was the second child of Hettie Marina and William Lorenzo Lampley, and had a brother named William Elwood. He graduated with a B.S. ...more
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Cannonball Adderley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop, Jazz fusion, Jazz
Julian Edwin "Cannonball" Adderley was a jazz alto saxophonist of the hard bop era of the 1950s and 1960s. Adderley is remembered for his 1966 single "Mercy Mercy Mercy", a ...more
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Carmell Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Carmell Jones Hard bop, Jazz
Carmell Jones was an American jazz trumpet player.
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Charles McPherson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz
Charles McPherson is an American jazz alto saxophonist born in Joplin, Missouri, and raised in Detroit, Michigan, most notable for his work from 1960 to 1972 with Charles Mingus. McPherson also ...more
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Charles River Valley Boys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Bluegrass, Country
The Charles River Valley Boys were an American bluegrass group who toured and recorded in the 1960s and were best known for their 1966 album, Beatle Country, presenting bluegrass versions of ...more
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Clark Terry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Hard bop, Jazz
Clark Terry was an American swing and bebop trumpeter, a pioneer of the flugelhorn in jazz, composer, educator, and NEA Jazz Masters inductee. He played with Charlie Barnet, Count Basie, Duke ...more
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Claytoven Richardson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz
Claytoven Richardson is an American singer, instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and author.
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Curtis Fuller is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop
Curtis DuBois Fuller is an American jazz trombonist, known as a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and contributor to many classic jazz recordings.
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Dexter Gordon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Hard bop, Jazz
Dexter Gordon was an American jazz tenor saxophonist. He was among the earliest tenor players to adapt the bebop musical language of people such as Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud ...more
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Doug Watkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Doug Watkins Hard bop, Jazz, Bebop
Douglas Watkins was an American hard bop jazz double bassist from Detroit.
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Eddie
Swing music, Jazz, Bebop
Edward Davis, who performed and recorded as Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist.
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Eddie Chamblee is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Eddie Chamblee Rhythm and blues, Jazz
Eddie Chamblee is a saxophonist.
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Eric Dolphy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Avant-garde jazz, Third stream, Post-bop
Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet, and piccolo. Dolphy was one of several ...more
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Eric Von Schmidt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Folk music, Blues
Eric Von Schmidt was an American singer-songwriter and Grammy Award recipient. He was associated with the folk/blues revival of the 1960s and a key part of the East Coast folk music scene that ...more
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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll
Etta James was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, R&B, soul, rock and roll, jazz and gospel. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with ...more
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Funk Inc. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz-funk, Soul music, Soul jazz
Funk, Inc. was a jazz funk/soul jazz group founded in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1969 by Bobby Watley, Eugene Barr, Steve Weakley, Jimmy Munford and Cecil Hunt. During the 1970s they were signed ...more
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George Benson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Jazz
George Benson is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a ...more
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Gil Evans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Cool jazz, Third stream, Jazz fusion
Ian Ernest Gilmore "Gil" Evans was a Canadian jazz pianist, arranger, composer and bandleader. He played an important role in the development of cool jazz, modal jazz, free jazz and ...more
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Hank Mobley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Prestige Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz
Henry "Hank" Mobley was an American hard bop and soul jazz tenor saxophonist and composer. Mobley was described by Leonard Feather as the "middleweight champion of the tenor ...more