Bands/Musicians Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster

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

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Anson Funderburgh is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues Anson Funderburgh is an American blues guitar player and bandleader of Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets since 1978. Their style incorporates both Chicago blues and Texas blues.

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Bobby Parker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Blues Robert Lee "Bobby" Parker, was an American blues-rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is best known for his 1961 song "Watch Your Step", a single for the V-Tone record ...more

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Carol Fran is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Carol Fran Soul blues, Swamp pop, Electric blues Carol Fran is an African American soul blues singer, pianist and songwriter. Fran is best known for her string of single releases in the 1950s and 1960s, and her later musical association with ...more

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Chris Thomas King is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Blues Chris Thomas King is an American New Orleans, Louisiana-based blues musician and actor.

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Darrell Nulisch is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Darrell Nulisch Darrell Nulisch is an American electric blues singer and harmonica player. Prior to his solo career, he was a member of Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets and The Broadcasters. Nulisch's ...more

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Duke Robillard is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Swing music, Rockabilly Michael John "Duke" Robillard is an American blues musician. After playing in various bands and working for the Guild Guitar Company, he co-founded the band Roomful of Blues with ...more

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Earl King is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Black Top 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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Grady Gaines is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Grady Gaines Grady Gaines is an American electric blues, Texas blues and jazz blues tenor saxophonist, who performed and recorded with Little Richard in the 1950s. He also backed other musicians such as Dee ...more

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Guitar Shorty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues Guitar Shorty is an American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is well known for his explosive guitar style and wild stage antics. Billboard magazine said, “his galvanizing guitar work ...more

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James Harman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
James Harman Blues James Harman is an American blues harmonica player, singer, and songwriter. Music journalist Tony Russell described Harman as an "amusing songwriter and an excellent, unfussy blues harp

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Kid Ramos is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Kid Ramos Blues-rock, Electric blues Kid Ramos is an American electric blues and blues rock guitarist, singer and songwriter. Ramos has released four solo albums since 1995 on Black Top and Evidence Records. He has worked with ...more

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Mike Morgan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Mike Morgan Mike Morgan is an American Texas and electric blues musician. He has released thirteen albums to date, on various record labels including Rounder, Black Top and Severn Records. The majority of ...more

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Rick Holmstrom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Rick Holmstrom Electric blues, Rhythm and blues, West Coast blues Rick Holmstrom is an American electric blues and rhythm and blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. Holmstrom has previously worked with William Clarke, Johnny Dyer, and Rod Piazza. He is ...more

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Robert Ealey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Robert Ealey Robert Daniel Ealey was an African American electric blues singer, who performed Texas blues. Among other releases, he recorded a couple of albums for Black Top Records in the 1990s, having ...more

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Robert Ward is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues Robert Ward was an American blues and soul guitarist. He was known for founding the Ohio Untouchables, the band that later would become the Ohio Players. He played the guitar with a unique tone ...more

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Rod Piazza is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues Rod Piazza is an American blues harmonica player and singer. He has been playing with his band The Mighty Flyers since 1980 which he formed with his pianist wife Honey Piazza. Their boogie sound ...more

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Ronnie Earl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Instrumental rock, Jazz fusion Ronnie Earl is an American blues guitarist and music instructor.

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Roomful of Blues is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues-rock, Jump blues, Jazz blues Roomful of Blues is an American blues and swing revival big band based in Rhode Island. With a recording career that spans over 40 years, they have toured worldwide and recorded many albums. ...more

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Rusty Zinn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Electric blues, Reggae Rusty Zinn is an American electric blues and reggae guitarist and singer-songwriter. Zinn released six albums between 1996 and 2009, on Black Top, Alligator, Bad Daddy, and 9 Above Records. He ...more

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Snooks Eaglin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Blues Snooks Eaglin was an American, New Orleans-based guitarist and singer. He was also referred to as Blind Snooks Eaglin in his early years. Born Fird Eaglin, Jr., his vocal style was reminiscent ...more

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Solomon Burke is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Black Top 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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Terrance Simien is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Americana, Creole music, Traditional music Terrance Simien is an American zydeco musician, vocalist and songwriter. He and his band won the Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album for 2008. Simien is an eighth generation Creole ...more

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The Neville Brothers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
New Orleans rhythm and blues, Rhythm and blues, Soul music The Neville Brothers, an American R&B/soul/funk group, was formed in 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Tommy Ridgley is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Blues Tommy Ridgley was an American R&B singer and bandleader in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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W.C. Clark is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Black Top Records Complete Artist Roster
Rhythm and blues, Blues W. C. Clark is an American blues musician. He is known as the "Godfather of Austin Blues" for his influence on the Austin, Texas blues scene since the late 1960s.