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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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