Bands/Musicians Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster

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

Artists here include everything from Billie Holiday to Benny Goodman.

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

If any musical artists are missing from this Vocalion Records artists list, you can add them at the bottom of the list. (41 items)

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Albert Ammons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Albert Ammons Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues Albert Ammons was an American pianist and player of boogie-woogie, a bluesy jazz style popular from the late 1930s into the mid-1940s.

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Amos Easton is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Amos Easton 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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Austin And Lee Allen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Austin And Lee Allen Old-time music, Country The Allen Brothers were an American country music duo popular in the 1920s and 1930s. They were nicknamed "The Chattanooga Boys" since many of their songs mentioned Chattanooga.

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Benny Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Benny Carter 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) 5 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Benny Goodman 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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Big Bill Broonzy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Bill Broonzy 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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Big Joe Turner is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Joe Turner Jump blues, Rock music, Swing music Big Joe Turner was an American blues shouter from Kansas City, Missouri, United States. According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, "Rock and roll would have never happened without him." ...more

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Big Joe Williams is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Joe Williams 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 Walter Horton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Big Walter Horton 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) 10 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Billie Holiday 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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Blind John Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Blind John Davis Boogie-woogie, Jazz, Blues Blind John Davis was an African-American, blues, jazz and boogie-woogie pianist and singer. He is best remembered for his recordings including "A Little Every Day" and

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Blind Uncle Gaspard is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Blind Uncle Gaspard Cajun music Alcide "Blind Uncle" Gaspard was a partially blind vocalist and guitarist from Louisiana who alternated between string-band music and traditional Cajun balladry on his recordings for ...more

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Blind Willie McTell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Blind Willie McTell 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 Wills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Bob Wills 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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Bull City Red is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Bull City Red Piedmont blues, East Coast blues, Gospel music Bull City Red was an American, Piedmont blues guitarist, singer, and predominately washboard player, most associated with Blind Boy Fuller and the Reverend Gary Davis. Little is known of Red's ...more

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Casey Bill Weldon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Casey Bill Weldon Blues, Country blues Casey Bill Weldon was an American country blues musician, born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas who later lived and worked in Chicago was known as one of the great early pioneers of the slide guitar. He ...more

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Charlie Patton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Charlie Patton 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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Cow Cow Davenport is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Cow Cow Davenport Boogie-woogie, Piano blues Charles Edward "Cow Cow" Davenport was an American boogie-woogie and piano blues player as well as a vaudeville entertainer. He also played the organ and sang.

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Cripple Clarence Lofton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Cripple Clarence Lofton Boogie-woogie, Blues Cripple Clarence Lofton, born Albert Clemens in Kingsport, Tennessee, was a noted boogie-woogie pianist and singer.

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Dennis McGee is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Dennis McGee Cajun music Dennis McGee was one of the earliest recorded Cajun musicians. A fiddle player, he recorded and performed with Creole accordionist and vocalist Amédé Ardoin, with accordionist ...more

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Eva Taylor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Eva Taylor Jazz, Blues Eva Taylor is an actress.

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Frank Ferera is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Frank Ferera 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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Furry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Furry Lewis Country blues, Delta blues Walter E. "Furry" Lewis was an American country blues guitarist and songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. Lewis was one of the first of the old-time blues musicians of the 1920s to be ...more

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Irving Kaufman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Irving Kaufman Irving Kaufman born Isidore Kaufman Syracuse, New York was a prolific early twentieth century singer, recording artist and Vaudeville performer. The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, he was a ...more

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Johnny Long is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Johnny Long Swing music, Big band Johnny Long was an American violinist and bandleader, known as "The Man Who's Long on Music". He was raised on a farm in Newell, North Carolina, currently a subdivision of Charlotte. ...more

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Kate McTell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Kate McTell Gospel music, Blues Kate McTell, was an American blues musician and nurse from Jefferson County, Georgia. She is known primarily as the former wife of fellow blues musician, Blind Willie McTell, whom she ...more

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Mattie Delaney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Mattie Delaney Mattie Delaney was an American delta blues singer and guitarist. She was active in the 1930s with only two known recordings: "Down the Big Road Blues," and "Tallahatchie River

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Memphis Minnie is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Memphis Minnie Blues Lizzie Douglas, known as Memphis Minnie, was a blues guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter whose recording career lasted from the 1920s to the 1950s. She recorded around 200 songs, some of the ...more

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Montana Taylor is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Montana Taylor Boogie-woogie, Piano blues Arthur "Montana" Taylor was an American boogie-woogie and piano blues pianist, best known for his recordings in the 1940s, and regarded as the leading exponent of the

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Nick LaRocca is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Nick LaRocca Jazz, Dixieland Dominic James "Nick" LaRocca, was an early jazz cornetist and trumpeter and the leader of the Original Dixieland Jass Band. He is the composer of one of the most recorded jazz classics ...more

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Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cow... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys Western music Otto Gray and his Oklahoma Cowboys were the first nationally-famous cowboy western music band in the United States, and the first cowboy band to appear on the cover of The Billboard. Formed in ...more

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Pinetop Smith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Pinetop Smith Boogie-woogie, Blues Clarence Smith, better known as Pinetop Smith or Pine Top Smith was an American boogie-woogie style blues pianist. His hit tune, "Pine Top's Boogie Woogie," featured rhythmic ...more

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Rosa Henderson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Rosa Henderson Classic female blues, Jazz Rosa Henderson was an American jazz and classic female blues singer, and vaudeville entertainer.

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Sammy Kaye is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Sammy Kaye Swing music, Big band, Jazz Sammy Kaye, born Samuel Zarnocay, Jr., was an American bandleader and songwriter, whose tag line, "Swing and sway with Sammy Kaye", became one of the most famous of the Big Band Era.

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Scrapper Blackwell is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Scrapper Blackwell Chicago blues, Piedmont blues Francis Hillman "Scrapper" Blackwell was an American blues guitarist and singer; best known as half of the guitar-piano duo he formed with Leroy Carr in the late 1920s and early 1930s, ...more

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Sons of the Pioneers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Sons of the Pioneers Western music, Country The Sons of the Pioneers are one of the United States' earliest Western singing groups. Known for their vocal performances, their musicianship, and their songwriting, they produced innovative ...more

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The Charioteers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
The Charioteers Pop music The Charioteers was an American gospel and pop vocal group from 1930 to 1957.

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Tiny Hill is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Tiny Hill Big band, Jazz Harry Lawrence “Tiny” Hill was a band leader of the Big Band era. During the height of his career Hill was billed as “America’s Biggest Bandleader” because of his weight of over 365 lb. His ...more

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Uncle Am Stuart is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Uncle Am Stuart Old-time music Ambrose Gaines "Uncle Am" Stuart was an American Old-time fiddle player. After winning various fiddle contests across the Southern Appalachian region in the late 19th and early 20th ...more

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Victoria Spivey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Victoria Spivey Blues Victoria Spivey was an American blues singer and songwriter. During a recording career that spanned forty years, from 1926 to the mid-1960s, she worked with Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, ...more

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Virginia Liston is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Vocalion Records Complete Artist Roster
Virginia Liston Classic female blues, Jazz Virginia Liston was an American classic female blues and jazz singer. She spent most of her career in black vaudeville. Liston recorded "You Can Dip Your Bread In My Gravy, But You Can't ...more