R&B Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List

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List of Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners from every year the award has been given out. All Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners are listed below in order of popularity, but can be sorted by any column. People who won the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award award are listed along with photos for every Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winner that has a picture associated with their name online. You can click on the name of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award award recipients to get more information about each. People who won the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award are usually listed by year, but on this list you've got a complete list of Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners from all years. If this proves to not be a full list of Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners, you can help make it so by adding to this one. This list includes the most memorable and well-known Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners of all time. Anybody who won the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award usually has a picture associated with their name, so all the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award-winning people are listed here with photos when available. This list spans the history of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award, so most of the famous Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award winners are here and can be a good starting point for making a list of your favorites. This list answers the question "who are all the people who have ever won Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award?" If you're looking for all the nominees, you can click the links above the title of this page to the Listopedia page where you'll find a directory of award nominees, as well as the rest of the award winners lists we have. You may want to copy this fact-based list to build your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social sites you frequent. The list you're viewing is made up of items like Gene Chandler and Barbara Mason. (161 items)
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Al Green is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Albert "Al" Greene, often known as The Reverend Al Green, is an American singer best known for recording a series of soul hit singles in the early 1970s, including "Tired of Being ...more
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Al Hibbler is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Albert George "Al" Hibbler was an American baritone vocalist, who sang with Duke Ellington's orchestra before having several pop hits as a solo artist. Some of Hibbler's singing is ...more
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Albert King is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Albert King was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing. King was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in May
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Aretha Franklin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer and songwriter. She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was ...more
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Arthur Prysock is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Arthur Prysock
Arthur Prysock was an American jazz singer best known for his live shows and his baritone influenced by Billy Eckstine. Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Prysock moved to Hartford, ...more
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Ashford & Simpson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were a husband-and-wife songwriting-production team and recording artists. Ashford was born in Fairfield, South Carolina, and Simpson in the Bronx, New York. ...more
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Baby Washington is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Justine Washington, usually credited as Baby Washington, but credited on some early records as Jeanette Washington, is an American soul music vocalist, who had 16 rhythm and blues chart entries ...more
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Barbara Lewis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Barbara Lewis is an American singer and songwriter whose smooth style influenced rhythm and blues.
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Barbara Lynn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Barbara Lynn is an American rhythm and blues and electric blues guitarist, singer and songwriter. She is best known for her R&B chart-topping hit, "You'll Lose A Good Thing".
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Barbara Mason is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Barbara Mason is an American R&B/soul singer with several R&B and pop hits in the 1960s and 1970s, best known for her self-written 1965 hit song, "Yes, I'm Ready".
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Ben E. King is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Benjamin Earl King, known as Ben E. King, is an American soul and R&B singer. He is perhaps best known as the singer and co-composer of "Stand by Me"—a US Top 10 hit in both 1961 ...more
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Berry Gordy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Berry Gordy, Jr. is an American record producer, and songwriter. He is best known as the founder of the Motown record label, as well as its many subsidiaries.
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Betty Everett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Betty Everett was an American soul singer and pianist, best known for her biggest hit single, the million-selling "The Shoop Shoop Song".
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Betty Wright is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Bessie Regina Norris, better known by her stage name, Betty Wright, is a Miami-based soul and R&B singer-songwriter, who won fame in the 1970s with hits such as "Clean Up Woman" ...more
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Bettye LaVette is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Bettye LaVette is an American soul singer-songwriter who made her first record at sixteen, but achieved only intermittent fame until 2005, with her album I've Got My Own Hell to Raise. Her ...more
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Big Jay McNeely is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Cecil James McNeely, known as Big Jay McNeely, is an American rhythm and blues saxophonist.
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Bill Doggett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Bill Doggett was an American jazz and rhythm and blues pianist and organist. He is best known for his compositions "Honky Tonk" and "Hippy Dippy", and variously working with ...more
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Bill Pinkney is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Bill Pinkney was an American performer and singer. Pinkney was often said to be the last surviving original member of The Drifters, who achieved international fame with numerous hit records. He ...more
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Bo Diddley is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Ellas Otha Bates, known by his stage name Bo Diddley, was an American R&B and Chicago Blues vocalist, guitarist, songwriter and music producer. He was also known as The Originator because of ...more
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Bobby Bland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Robert Calvin "Bobby" Bland, né Brooks, also known professionally as Bobby "Blue" Bland, was an American blues singer. Bland developed a sound that mixed gospel with ...more
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Bobby Byrd is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Bobby Howard Byrd, better known as Bobby Byrd, was an American R&B/soul singer, songwriter, bandleader, talent scout, record producer, and musician, who played an integral and important part ...more
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Bobby Day is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Robert James Byrd, known by the stage name Bobby Day, was an American rock and roll and R&B musician.
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Bobby Womack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Robert Dwayne "Bobby" Womack was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Since the early 1960s, when he started his career as the lead singer of his family musical group the ...more
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Booker T. & the M.G.'s is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Booker T. & the M.G.'s is an instrumental R&B/funk band that was influential in shaping the sound of Southern soul and Memphis soul. Original members of the group were Booker T. Jones, ...more
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Brenda Holloway is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award Winners List
Brenda Holloway is an American singer and songwriter, who was a recording artist for Motown Records during the 1960s. Her best-known recordings are the soul hits, "Every Little Bit ...more