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List of California soul music bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as soul music solo artists from California are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great California music that you've never heard before. The soul music bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in California. If you think the best California soul music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular soul music bands from California?" and "Which soul music bands started in California?" then this list will answer your questions.

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P!nk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list California Soul Bands List
P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list California Soul Bands List
Janet Jackson Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music

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The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list California Soul Bands List
The Black Eyed Peas Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Synthpop

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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list California Soul Bands List
Etta James Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list California Soul Bands List
Jerry Garcia Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Brandy Norwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list California Soul Bands List
Brandy Norwood Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Sly & the Family Stone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list California Soul Bands List
Sly & the Family Stone Psychedelic soul, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Cold War Kids is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list California Soul Bands List
Cold War Kids Blues-rock, Soul music, Punk rock

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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list California Soul Bands List
Adam Levine Pop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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Robin Thicke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list California Soul Bands List
Robin Thicke Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul, Disco

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Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list California Soul Bands List
Natalie Cole Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Quiet storm

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Jason Mraz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list California Soul Bands List
Jason Mraz Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

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Ne-Yo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list California Soul Bands List
Ne-Yo Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Tyrese Gibson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list California Soul Bands List
Tyrese Gibson Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Raphael Saadiq is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list California Soul Bands List
Raphael Saadiq Hip hop music, Neo soul, Rock music

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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list California Soul Bands List
En Vogue Girl group, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Keyshia Cole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list California Soul Bands List
Keyshia Cole Hip hop music, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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Sly Stone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list California Soul Bands List
Sly Stone Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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War is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list California Soul Bands List
War Chicano rock, Ska, Rock music

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Kim Carnes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list California Soul Bands List
Kim Carnes Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list California Soul Bands List
Sara Bareilles Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative, Blue-eyed soul

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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list California Soul Bands List
The Pointer Sisters Girl group, New Wave, Pop music

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Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list California Soul Bands List
Colbie Caillat Ballad, Blue-eyed soul, Country pop

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Fishbone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list California Soul Bands List
Fishbone Heavy metal, Reggae fusion, Hard rock

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Aloe Blacc is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list California Soul Bands List
Aloe Blacc Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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98 Degrees is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list California Soul Bands List
98 Degrees Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Carly Smithson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list California Soul Bands List
Carly Smithson Pop music, Rock music, Gothic metal

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Graham Central Station is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list California Soul Bands List
Graham Central Station Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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Teena Marie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list California Soul Bands List
Teena Marie Blue-eyed soul, Disco, Rock music

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Mink DeVille is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list California Soul Bands List
Mink DeVille Doo-wop, Rock music, Cabaret

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Tony! Toni! Toné! is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list California Soul Bands List
Tony! Toni! Toné! Neo soul, Contemporary R&B, New jack swing

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Jhené Aiko is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list California Soul Bands List
Jhené Aiko Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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Bill Withers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list California Soul Bands List
Bill Withers Smooth soul, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list California Soul Bands List
Sylvester Disco, Hi-NRG, Dance music

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Beth Hart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list California Soul Bands List
Beth Hart Blues-rock, Rock music, Jazz fusion

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The 5th Dimension is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list California Soul Bands List
The 5th Dimension Pop music, Sunshine pop, Rhythm and blues

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Goapele is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list California Soul Bands List
Goapele Trip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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Louis Johnson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list California Soul Bands List
Louis Johnson Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Soul music

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Mary Mary is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list California Soul Bands List
Mary Mary Pop music, Electronic dance music, Urban contemporary gospel

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Georgia Anne Muldrow is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list California Soul Bands List
Georgia Anne Muldrow Hip hop music, Electro, Jazz fusion

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Chanté Moore is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list California Soul Bands List
Chanté Moore Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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B.Slade is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list California Soul Bands List
B.Slade Hip hop music, Neo soul, Rhythm and blues

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The Platters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list California Soul Bands List
The Platters Doo-wop, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Tower of Power is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list California Soul Bands List
Tower of Power Jazz-funk, Smooth jazz, Rhythm and blues

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Angelo Moore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list California Soul Bands List
Angelo Moore Ska punk, Spoken word, Ska

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The Hues Corporation is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list California Soul Bands List
The Hues Corporation Pop music, Soul music

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Charles Wright & the Watts 103... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list California Soul Bands List
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Funk

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Mêlée is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list California Soul Bands List
Mêlée Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

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Tramaine is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list California Soul Bands List
Tramaine Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel, Dance music

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Aubrey O'Day is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list California Soul Bands List
Aubrey O'Day Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop