Bands/Musicians Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster

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

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Al Caiola is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Pop music, Rock music, Jazz Al Caiola is a guitarist who plays jazz, country, rock, western, and pop music. He has been both a studio musician and stage performer. He has recorded over fifty albums and has worked with some ...more

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Albertina Walker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Gospel music Albertina Walker was an American gospel singer, song writer, actress, and humanitarian. She was popularly referred to as the "Queen of Gospel Music".

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Big Maybelle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Savoy 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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Bill Frisell is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Soundtrack, Americana, Experimental rock William Richard "Bill" Frisell is an American guitarist, composer and arranger. One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on ...more

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Billy Wright is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Soul blues, Jump blues, Rhythm and blues Billy Wright was an American jump blues singer.

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Bucky Pizzarelli is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Big band, Jazz John Paul "Bucky" Pizzarelli is an American jazz guitarist and banjoist, and the father of jazz guitarist John Pizzarelli and upright bassist Martin Pizzarelli. Pizzarelli has also ...more

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Candi Staton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
House music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues Candi Staton is an American soul and gospel singer, best known in the United States for her 1970 remake of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" and her 1976 disco chart-topper ...more

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Charlie Parker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Bebop Charles Parker, Jr., also known as "Yardbird" and "Bird", was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. Parker was a highly influential jazz soloist and a leading figure in ...more

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Chuck Wayne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Cool jazz, Swing music, Jazz Chuck Wayne was a jazz guitarist who came to prominence in the 1940s. He is best known for his work with Woody Herman's First Herd, and for being the first guitarist in the George Shearing ...more

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Cracker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Alternative country Cracker is an American alternative rock band led by singer David Lowery and guitarist Johnny Hickman. The band is best known for its gold-selling 1993 album, Kerosene Hat, which includes the hit ...more

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David McEnery is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Western music Red River Dave McEnery was an artist, musician, and writer of topical songs. He was born in San Antonio, Texas. He got the nickname "Red River Dave" because he enjoyed singing ...more

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Dexter Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Savoy 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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Dizzy Gillespie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Afro-Cuban jazz, Jazz, Bebop John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, composer and occasional singer. AllMusic's Scott Yanow wrote, "Dizzy Gillespie's contributions to jazz ...more

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Dorothy Love Coates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Gospel music Dorothy Love Coates was an American gospel singer.

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Earl King is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Blues Earl King was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of well known standards such as "Come On" and Professor Longhair's "Big ...more

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Eugene Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Gospel music Eugene Smith was an American gospel singer and composer.

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Faye Adams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Gospel music, Blues Faye Adams is an American singer who recorded rhythm and blues in the 1950s before retiring from the music business.

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George Shearing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Cool jazz, Swing music, Jazz Sir George Shearing, OBE was a British jazz pianist who for many years led a popular jazz group that recorded for Discovery Records, MGM Records and Capitol Records. The composer of over 300 ...more

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Gospel Music Workshop of Ameri... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Gospel Music Workshop of America Gospel music Gospel Music Workshop of America is an international music convention founded by Rev. James Cleveland along with Albertina Walker in 1967.

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Hank Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Bebop Henry "Hank" Jones was an American jazz pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer. Critics and musicians described Jones as eloquent, lyrical, and impeccable. In 1989, The National ...more

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Hank Mobley is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Savoy 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

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Houston Person is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Hard bop, Jazz Houston Person is an American jazz tenor saxophonist and record producer. Although he has performed in the hard bop and swing genres, he is most experienced in and best known for his work in ...more

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Huey
Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll Huey "Piano" Smith is an American rhythm and blues pianist whose sound was influential in the development of rock and roll. His piano playing incorporated the boogie styles of Pete ...more

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Illinois Jacquet is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jump blues, Swing music, Bebop Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, best remembered for his solo on "Flying Home", critically recognized as the first R&B saxophone solo. ...more

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Jackie Verdell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Soul music, Gospel music Jackie Verdell was an American gospel singer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Jim Brickman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Adult contemporary music, New Age music Jim Brickman is an American songwriter and pianist of pop and adult contemporary music, as well as a radio show host. Being named the most charted male adult contemporary artist to date, ...more

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Jimmy Scott is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz James Victor "Jimmy" Scott, also known as "Little" Jimmy Scott, was an American jazz vocalist famous for his unusually high contralto voice and his sensitivity on ballads and ...more

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Joe Wilder is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Swing music, Jazz Joseph Benjamin Wilder was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Wilder was awarded the Temple University Jazz Master's Hall of Fame Award in 2006. The National Endowment for the ...more

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John Lee Hooker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Americana, Electric blues, Talking blues John Lee Hooker was an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. He was born in Mississippi, the son of a sharecropper, and rose to prominence performing an electric guitar-style ...more

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Johnny Hartman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz John Maurice Hartman was an American jazz singer who specialized in ballads and earned critical acclaim, though he was never widely known. He recorded a well-known collaboration with the ...more

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LaShun Pace is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Shun Pace-Rhodes is an actress.

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Marian McPartland is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Ballad, Cool jazz, Swing music Margaret Marian McPartland, OBE, was an English-American jazz pianist, composer and writer. She was the host of Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on National Public Radio from 1978 to 2011. After ...more

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Mattie Moss Clark is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Gospel music Dr. Mattie Moss-Clark was an American gospel choir director and the mother of The Clark Sisters, a world-renowned gospel vocal group. Clark is credited for creating the three-part harmony, a ...more

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Modern Jazz Quartet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz The Modern Jazz Quartet was a jazz combo established in 1952 that played a style of jazz influenced by classical music, cool jazz, blues and bebop. The band performed over a forty-year span with ...more

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Morgana King is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Ballad, Cool jazz, Traditional pop music Morgana King is an American jazz singer and actress. Her best-known role was that of Carmela Corleone in The Godfather and The Godfather Part II.

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Ozzie Cadena is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Ozzie Cadena Jazz Oscar "Ozzie" Cadena was an American record producer with Savoy Records and Prestige Records who recorded gospel and jazz music in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, and helped popularize jazz ...more

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Paul Williams is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jump blues, Rhythm and blues Paul "Hucklebuck" Williams was an American blues and rhythm and blues saxophonist and songwriter. In his Honkers and Shouters, Arnold Shaw credits Williams as one of the first to ...more

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Pepper Adams is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Hard bop, Big band, Jazz Park Frederick "Pepper" Adams III was an American jazz baritone saxophonist and composer. He composed 43 pieces, was the leader on eighteen albums spanning 28 years, and participated ...more

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Ralph Willis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Piedmont blues, Country blues Ralph Willis was an American Piedmont and country blues singer, guitarist and songwriter. Some of his Savoy records were released under pseudonyms, such as Alabama Slim, Washboard Pete and

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Ravi Coltrane is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Post-bop, Jazz Ravi Coltrane is an American post-bop jazz saxophonist. Co-owner of the record label RKM Music, he has produced artists such as pianist Luis Perdomo, guitarist David Gilmore, and trumpeter Ralph ...more

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Ray McKinley is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Big band, Jazz Ray McKinley was an American jazz drummer, singer, and bandleader.

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Rev. James Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Urban contemporary gospel The Reverend Dr. James Edward Cleveland was a gospel singer, musician, and composer. Known as the King of Gospel music, Cleveland was a driving force behind the creation of the modern gospel ...more

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Robert Anderson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Gospel music Robert Anderson was an American gospel singer and composer.

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Roberta Martin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Gospel music Roberta Evelyn Martin was an American gospel composer, singer, pianist, arranger and choral organizer, helped launch the careers of many other gospel artists through her group, The Roberta ...more

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Saucy Monky is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Saucy Monky Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock Saucy Monky are an indie rock band based in Los Angeles, California. The band is fronted by Dublin-born singer and guitarist Annmarie Cullen and East Coast singer Cynthia Catania. Their rhythm ...more

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Slim Gaillard is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Jazz, Bebop Bulee "Slim" Gaillard, also known as McVouty, was an American jazz singer, songwriter, guitarist, pianist, and vibraphonist, noted for his vocalese singing and word play in a language ...more

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Solomon Burke is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll, Soul music Solomon Burke was an American recording artist and vocalist, who shaped the sound of rhythm and blues as one of the founding fathers of soul music in the 1960s and a "key transitional ...more

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Steve Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Steve Reynolds Steve Reynolds is a singer-songwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia. Reynolds was nominated for a 2008 Grammy award for his album, the Carnival Papers. He has released three albums on various ...more

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Sylvia Robinson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Disco, Rhythm and blues Sylvia Vanderpool-Robinson was an American singer, musician, record producer, and record label executive. She was best known for her work as founder/CEO of the hip hop label Sugar Hill Records. ...more

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The Caravans is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Savoy Records Complete Artist Roster
Gospel music The Caravans is a gospel music group that was started in 1947 by Robert Anderson. It reached its peak popularity during the 1950s and 1960s, launching the careers of a number of artists, ...more