Soul California Soul Bands List

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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.

List includes P!nk, Janet Jackson and more.

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
Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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