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California Soul Bands List

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Updated June 8, 2017 3.3k views 87 items

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
Genre: Pop punk and R&B; Nationality: United States of America
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Janet Jackson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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The Black Eyed Peas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list California Soul Bands List
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Etta James is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Rock music, Rhythm and blues & Rock and roll; Nationality: United States of America
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Jerry Garcia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Blues-rock, Rock music & Folk rock; Nationality: United States of America
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Brandy Norwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Dance-pop; Nationality: United States of America
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Sly & the Family Sto... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list California Soul Bands List
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Cold War Kids is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list California Soul Bands List
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Adam Levine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Pop music, Neo soul & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Robin Thicke is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Hip hop music, Blue-eyed soul & Disco; Nationality: Canada
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Natalie Cole is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Pop music & Quiet storm; Nationality: United States of America
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Jason Mraz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Blue-eyed soul & Pop music; Nationality: United States of America
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Ne-Yo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
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Tyrese Gibson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
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Raphael Saadiq is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Hip hop music, Neo soul & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list California Soul Bands List
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Keyshia Cole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Hip hop music, Neo soul & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America
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Sly Stone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Rock music, Rhythm and blues & Soul music; Nationality: United States of America
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War is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list California Soul Bands List
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Kim Carnes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Blue-eyed soul, Pop music & Rock music; Nationality: United States of America
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Sara Bareilles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative & Blue-eyed soul; Nationality: United States of America
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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list California Soul Bands List
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Colbie Caillat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Ballad, Blue-eyed soul & Country pop; Nationality: France
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Fishbone is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list California Soul Bands List
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Aloe Blacc is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list California Soul Bands List
Genre: Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America