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List of Famous Bands from St. Louis

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List of St. Louis bands, listed by their level of fame. This St. Louis musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous St. Louis bands are included, as well as many St. Louis musicians of underground status. This list of St. Louis musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous St. Louis bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

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Chuck Berry is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Rock music, Rhythm and blues & Rock and roll; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Great Twenty-Eight, Maybellene, Two Great Guitars, Rock, Rock, + more

Labels: ATCO Records, Chess Records, Mercury

Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" ...more

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Nelly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Nellyville, Country Grammar, Sweat, Da Derrty Versions: The Reinvention, Sweat / Suit, + more

Labels: Universal Records, Bad Boy South, Derrty Entertainment, Universal Motown Records, Republic Records

Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (born November 2, 1974), known professionally as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. ...more

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Ike & Tina Turner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis

Albums: River Deep - Mountain High, The Soul Anthology, Bold Soul Sister: The Best of the Blue Thumb Recordings, Proud Mary: The Best of Ike and Tina Turner, Nutbush City Limits, + more

Labels: United Artists Records, Minit Records, Sue Records, Blue Thumb Records, Kent Records, + more

Ike & Tina Turner were an American musical duo composed of the husband-and-wife team of Ike Turner and Tina Turner. The duo started as an offshoot splinter act from Ike Turner's Kings of ...more

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#121 of 695 The Best Rock Vocalists #102 of 398 The Best Frontmen in Rock #248 of 454 The Best Duos of All Time

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Chingy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & Dance-pop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Jackpot, Powerballin', Success & Failure, Hoodstar, Hate It or Love It, + more

Labels: Disturbing tha Peace, Slot-A-Lot Records, Def Jam Recordings, Real Talk Entertainment, Interscope Records, + more

Howard Bailey Jr. (Born March 9, 1980), better known by his stage name Chingy, is an American rapper, singer, producer, and actor. Chingy grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and began rapping in his ...more

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#690 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #32 of 103 The Best Musical Artists From Missouri

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T-Bone Burnett is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Americana, Rock music & Rock and roll; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Criminal Under My Own Hat, A Place at the Table, Trap Door, T Bone Burnett, Truth Decay, + more

Labels: Takoma Records, Universal Music Group, Demon Music Group, Arista Records, Warner Bros. Records, + more

Joseph Henry "T Bone" Burnett III (born January 14, 1948) is an American record producer, musician, and songwriter. Burnett rose to fame as a guitarist in Bob Dylan's band during the ...more

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#115 of 303 The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters #53 of 329 The Best Americana Bands & Artists of All Time

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Pee Wee Russell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Post-bop, Jazz & Bebop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Ask Me Now!, The College Concert, The Spirit of '67, Jazz Original, We're in the Money, + more

Labels: Atlantic Records

Charles Ellsworth "Pee Wee" Russell (March 27, 1906 – February 15, 1969), was a jazz musician. Early in his career he played clarinet and saxophones, but he eventually focused solely ...more
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Anacrusis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis

Albums: Screams and Whispers, Manic Impressions, Suffering Hour, Reason, Hindsight, + more

Labels: Metal Blade Records

Anacrusis is a Progressive Thrash metal band from St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Anacrusis was one of the first bands to attempt to blend thrash and progressive metal. Their albums Manic Impressions ...more
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J-Kwon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & Gangsta rap; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Hood Hop 2, Hood Hop, J-Kwon, Hood Hop 2.5, Fresh Azimiz, + more

Labels: So So Def Recordings, EMI, Jive Records, Zomba Group of Companies, Arista Records

Jerrell C. Jones (born March 28, 1986), better known by his stage name J-Kwon, is an American rapper from St. Louis best known for his 2004 rap single "Tipsy," which rose to number 2

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Story of the Year is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis

Albums: Page Avenue, In the Wake of Determination, The Black Swan, The Constant, Story of the Year, + more

Labels: Maverick Records, Epitaph Records, Geffen Records

Story of the Year is an American rock band formed in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1995. The band was originally formed under the name Big Blue Monkey. They changed their name to Story of the Year in ...more

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Truth Hurts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Contemporary R&B; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Ready Now, Truthfully Speaking, Addictive, Truth

Labels: Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records, Giant Records

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Angela Winbush is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues & Soul music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Greatest Love Songs, Angela Winbush, Ultimate Collection, The Real Thing, Sharp

Labels: Island Records, Hip-O Records, Mercury, Elektra Records

Angela Lisa Winbush (born January 18, 1955) is an American R&B/soul singer-songwriter and musician who rose to fame first in the 1980s R&B duo René & Angela, also scoring hits ...more

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#64 of 103 The Best Musical Artists From Missouri #76 of 128 The Greatest Black Female Singers

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The Urge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis

Albums: Fat Babies in the Mix, Receiving the Gift of Flavor, Master of Styles, Too Much Stereo, Magically Delicious, + more

Labels: Immortal Records, Epic Records

The Urge is an alternative rock band based in St. Louis, Missouri. Their music combines several genres, including hardcore punk, heavy metal, ska, reggae, funk, rock, and rhythm and blues. ...more
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Ludo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis

Albums: You’re Awful, I Love You, Ludo, Broken Bride, Prepare the Preparations, + more

Labels: Island Records, Capitol Records

Ludo is an alternative rock band from St. Louis, Missouri. The band consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Andrew Volpe, lead guitarist/back up vocalist Tim Ferrell, moog/synth and back up vocalist ...more
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Fontella Bass is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Pop music, Rhythm and blues & Soul music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Very Best Of, Rescued: The Best of Fontella Bass, Free (The Paula Recordings), No Ways Tired, The New Look, + more

Labels: Chess Records

Fontella Marie Bass (July 3, 1940 – December 26, 2012) was an American R&B and soul singer and songwriter best known for her 1965 hit, "Rescue Me."

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#473 of 695 The Best Rock Vocalists #431 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers

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Louise Post is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Alternative rock; Nationality: United States of America
Louise Lightner Post (born December 7, 1966) is an American musician. She is best known for being a vocalist and guitarist of alternative rock band Veruca Salt, which she co-founded with Nina ...more
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So They Say is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis

Albums: Antidote for Irony, Life in Surveillance, So They Say

Labels: Fearless Records

So They Say is an alternative rock band based in St. Louis, Missouri. They released their self-titled debut EP in 2005. Shortly after, in 2006, they released their debut studio album, Antidote ...more
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Josephine Baker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Music hall, Cabaret & French pop music; Nationality: France

Albums: J'ai deux amours, My Greatest Songs, Joséphine Baker, Breezin' Along, The Fabulous Josephine Baker, + more

Labels: Mercury, Columbia, RCA Records

Josephine Baker (born Freda Josephine McDonald, naturalised French Joséphine Baker; 3 June 1906 – 12 April 1975) was an American-born French entertainer, activist, and French Resistance ...more

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Jimmy McCracklin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Jump blues, Rhythm and blues & West Coast blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Southern Blues Cruise, The Mercury Recordings, San Francisco Blues, My Story, The Walk / I'm to Blame, + more

Labels: Rounder Records, Minit Records, Ace Records, Peacock Records, Swing Time Records, + more

Jimmy McCracklin (August 13, 1921 – December 20, 2012) was an American pianist, vocalist, and songwriter. His style contained West Coast blues, Jump blues, and R&B. Over a career that ...more
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Eva Taylor is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Jazz and Blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate / Baby, Won't You Please Come Home, Not Just the Blues

Labels: Vocalion Records, Okeh Records, Edison Records, Black Swan Records, Columbia

Eva Taylor (January 22, 1895 — October 31, 1977) was an American blues singer and stage actress.
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Ellen Foley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Rock music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Night Out, The Very Best Of, Spirit of St. Louis, Another Breath

Labels: Epic Records

Ellen Foley (born June 5, 1951) is an American singer and actress who has appeared on Broadway and television, where she co-starred in the sitcom Night Court. In music, she has released four ...more
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Murphy Lee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Hip hop music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Da Skool Boy Presents Murphy's Law, You See Me, My Shoes, Who Says St. Louis Ain't Hip Hop?, Murphy Lee's Sophomore Album, + more

Labels: Universal Records, Derrty Entertainment

Torhi Harper (born December 18, 1983), better known by his stage name Murphy Lee, is an American rapper, best known as a member of the hip hop group St. Lunatics. Lee is also the chief executive ...more
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Huey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis

Albums: Notebook Paper, Redemption, Strickly Business, 24/7 - 365, Tell Me This (G-5) [Tha Remix] {feat. MeMpHiTz & T-Pain}, + more

Lawrence Franks, Jr., better known by his stage name Huey, is an American rapper from St. Louis, Missouri. He is signed to Jive Records and is best known for his 2006 debut single, "Pop, ...more
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Brendan Kelly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Punk rock; Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Red Scare Industries, Fat Wreck Chords, Asian Man Records

Brendan Kelly (born September 8, 1976) is the bassist/vocalist of Chicago-based punk band The Lawrence Arms, as well as guitarist/lead vocalist in The Falcon and Brendan Kelly and the Wandering ...more
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Ali is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Hip hop music, Pop rap & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Heavy Starch

Labels: Universal Records, Derrty Entertainment

Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Ali may also refer to: Ali (name), the name and list of people of this name
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Billy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Bands from St. Louis
Genre: Pop music, Sunshine pop & Rhythm and blues; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: I Hope We Get to Love in Time

Labels: ABC Records, Columbia

Billy Davis Jr. (born June 26, 1938 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American musician, best known as a member of the 5th Dimension. Along with his wife, Marilyn McCoo, he had hit records during ...more