Crooners (57 Artists) 9 of 23 Genres

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57 Crooner artists in blog:

The Crooners is an epithet for artists of the early to mid 1920s through the 1950s, all of whom can be characterized by a distinctive soft, subtle style — or in other words, “crooning.” These artists were generally accompanied by a band (or, think of jazz ensembles of the early 20th century) or more like a simple piano piece.

Frankie Avalon
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Avalon, Frankie (1940- ). “Venus” Posts 29 & 33 (https://youtu.be/PIb3VCbBrHo) (RQ 10).

William Bell
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Bell, William (1939- ). “Tryin to Love Two” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/3ks8m7LKJm0) (RQ 10).

Tony Bennett
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Bennett, Tony. (1926- ) “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” Post 30 (https://youtu.be/QIowMwbHTSI) (RQ 10).

Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett
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A decade ago, jazz icon Tony Bennett and pop superstar Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) (1986- ) struck up one of the great Odd Couple partnerships in recent music history. Singing together first on his album Duets II- “Lady is a Tramp” (https://youtu.be/ZPAmDULCVrU) (RQ 10), and then on their co- album, Cheek to Cheek (https://youtu.be/G46O8YiLHXI) (RQ 10), Bennett and Gaga made history on the charts while proving some things never go out of style. Now, with Love For Sale, Bennett and Gaga are serving up another round but with a poignant twist: It may be Bennett’s final album. He’s 95, and has been living with Alzheimers disease. One of the cuts on the album is “I Get a Kick Out of You:” (https://youtu.be/iTdHQ065A_o) on August 6, 2021.

Maxine Brown
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Brown, Maxine (1939- ). “All in My Mind” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/muck0gnVPHY) (RQ 9).

Betsy Brye
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Brye, Betsy (1949- ). “Sleepwalk” Post 51 (https://youtu.be/xGc7oRXObCs) (RQ 7).

Johnny Burnette
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Burnette, Johnny (1934-1964). Career cut short due to a boat crash. “Dreamin” Post 51 (https://youtu.be/TnkjOHVK-H4) (RQ 10).

Lewis Capoldi
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Capoldi, Lewis (24 yrs old). “Before You Go” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/Jtauh8GcxBY) (RQ 10).

James Carr
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Carr, James (1942-2001). “Forgetting You” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/hL6Jf5jeFXI) (RQ 10).

Cher Sarkisian
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Cher Sarkisian (1946- ). “Believe” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/nZXRV4MezEw) (RQ 10).

Eric Clapton
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Clapton, Eric (1945- ). “Tears in Heaven” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/h-33Y9T9iQA) (RQ 10+).

Patsy Cline
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Cline, Patsy (1932-1963). Her plane, flown by her experienced manager, crashed and killed her.“Crazy” Posts 12 & 36 (https://youtu.be/MbnrdCS57d0) (RQ 10).

Nat King Cole
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Cole, Nat King (1919-1965). “Mona Lisa & Unforgettable” Posts 18, 29 & 33 (https://youtu.be/NIDX18Xl16s) (RQ 8).

Phil Collins
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Collins, Phil (1951- ). “In the Air Tonight” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/YkADj0TPrJA) (RQ 10).

Perry Como
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Como, Perry (1912-2001). “Round and Round” Posts 29 & 33 (https://youtu.be/L6G1v4zADjI) (RQ 10).

Bobby Darin
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Darin, Bobby (1936-1973). “Dream Lover & Beyond the Sea” Posts 30, 33 & 56 (https://youtu.be/wVHAQX5sSaU) (RQ 9).

Mac Davis
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Davis, Mac (1942-2020). “Baby Don’t Get Hooked on Me” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/vtamk3rcShc) (RQ 10+).

Justin Degryse
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Degryse, Justin (14 yrs old). “Lovely” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/tDNfPUAF14U) (RQ 8).

Johnny Desmond
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Desmond, Johnny (1919-1985). “So Nice to be Your Neighbor” Post 51 (https://youtu.be/gQI665Pb5U8) (RQ 9).

Neil Diamond
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Diamond, Neil (1941- ). “Greatest Hits” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/ctLFhWVrntE) (RQ 10).

Tommy Edwards
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Thomas Jefferson Edwards (October 15, 1922 – October 23, 1969) was an American singer and songwriter. His most successful record was the multi-million-selling song “It’s All in the Game”, (https://youtu.be/Y_DWxUb0vjs) (RQ 10) becoming the first African-American to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Born in Richmond, Virginia. He sang his hit song on The Ed Sullivan Show, on September 14, 1958. The song was composedby then-future U.S. Vice-President Charles G. Dawes in 1911 as “Melody in A Major” with lyrics written in 1951 by Carl Sigman. Edwards originally recorded and charted the song in 1951, but it climbed to only no. 18. The better-known 1958 version was on the same record label (MGM) and was backed by the same orchestra leader (Leroy Holmes), but with a different arrangement more suited to the rock and roll-influenced style of the time. As well as topping the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, the song also got to number one on the R&B chart and the UK Singles Chart. The single sold over 3.5 million copies globally, earning gold discstatus. The gold disc was presented in November 1958. Also on 1958, he recorded “Please Love Me Forever” (https://youtu.be/DVjqnEmh2cs) which charted No61. His second biggest hit was his 1959 re-recording of “Please, Mr. Sun” (https://youtu.be/bycxE1aYPYU) (TQ 10). It was written by Ramon Martin Getzov and Sid Frank. The song reached #11. Also, “Love Is All We Need” (https://youtu.be/Z5yC73cnIcY) (RQ 10) which reached #15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Eddie Fisher
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Fisher, Eddie (1928-2010). “I Need You Now” Post 1 (https://youtu.be/Oy-JLPpNte4) (RQ 10).

Connie Francis
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Francis, Connie (1937- ). “Who’s Sorry Now” Posts 29, 33 & 36 (https://youtu.be/i9QEAtcz3o8) (RQ 10).

Georgia Gibbs
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Gibbs, Georgia (1918-2006). “Kiss of Fire” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/CJbcQBQHWOE) (RQ 10).

Leslie Gore
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Gore, Leslie (1946-2015). “You Don’t Own Me” Post 2 (https://youtu.be/cTpvirQ-hPA) (RQ 10).

Billy Holliday
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Holliday, Billie (1915-1959). She died at only 44 from cirrhosis. “Summertime” Post 18 (https://youtu.be/THflqYOqm3A) (RQ 8).

Engelbert Humperdinck
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Humperdinck, Engelbert (1936- ). “Release Me” Posts 31 & 33 (https://youtu.be/gB-szamMr6s) (RQ 9).

Richard Istle
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Istel, Richard (21 yrs old). “Stay” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/eraXYpTy1PI) (RQ 8).

Etta James
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James, Etta (1938-2012). “At Last” Posts 36 & 38 (https://youtu.be/S-cbOl96RFM) (RQ 10).

Tom Jones
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Jones, Tom (1940- ). “Its Not Unusual” Posts 31 & 33 (https://youtu.be/k-HdGnzYdFQ) (RQ 10).

Kitty Kallen
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Kallen, Kitty (1921-2016). “In the Chapel in the Moonlight” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/pzC3Qhe7S_U) (RQ 8).

Andy Kim
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Kim, Andy (1946- ). “Baby I Love You” Post 5 (https://youtu.be/kdrpRKiVwi8) (RQ 10).

Ben E. King
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King, Ben E. (1938-2015). “Stand by Me” Post 5 (https://youtu.be/hwZNL7QVJjE) (RQ 10).

Frankie Lane
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Laine, Frankie (1913-2007). “I Believe” Posts 29 & 33 (https://youtu.be/FDMYMbj8_4A) (RQ 10).

Brenda Lee
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Lee, Brenda (1944- ). “I’m Sorry” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/BGLR25EJtfE) (RQ 10).

Ketty Lester
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Lester, Ketty (1934- ). “Love Letters” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/a4WYgS8H9tA) (RQ 10).

Julie London
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London, Julie (1926-2000). “Cry Me a River” Post 35 (https://youtu.be/gCGNYJOrebA) (RQ 9).

Lulu (Marie Lawrie)
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LuLu – Marie Lawrie (1948- ). “To Sir with Love” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/tgZ6TW8K5YI) (RQ 10).

Barbara Lynn
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Lynn, Barbara (1942- ). “You’ll Lose a Good Thing” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/-fk6lgA10MQ) (RQ 9). Left-handed lead guitar.

Vera Lynn
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Lynn, Vera (1917-2020). “My Son My Son” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/1UoB94tLdpc) (RQ 8).

Gloria Lynn
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Lynne, Gloria (1929-2013). “I Wish You Love” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/LqFHesriZpA) (RQ 10).

Barry Manilow
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Manilow, Barry (1943- ). “Greatest Hits” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/qK7UCPBywss) (RQ 10).

Little Peggy March
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March, Little Peggy (1948- ). “I Will Follow Him” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/jgPMYQTINNk) (RQ 8).

Johnny Mathis
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Mathis, Johnny (1935- ). “Chances Are” Posts 29 & 33 (https://youtu.be/NEH3uqbpsm8) (RQ 9).

Dean Martin
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Martin, Dean (1917-1995). “That’s Amore” Posts 29 & 33 (https://youtu.be/OnFlx2Lnr9Q) (RQ 10).

Scott McKenzie
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McKenzie, Scott (1939-2012). “San Francisco” Post 51 (https://youtu.be/7I0vkKy504U) (RQ 9).

Dara McNicholl
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McNicholl, Dara (12 yrs old). “Nothing Compares to You” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/rkeiNQypKdY) (RQ 9).

Johnny Mercer
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Mercer, Johnny (1909-1976). “Autumn Leaves” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/VX8PPyZNiq0) (RQ 10+).

Bette Midler
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Midler, Bette (1945- ). “The Rose” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/2fnaFzFluM0) (RQ 10).

Garnett Mimms
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Mimms, Garnett (1933- ). “For Your Precious Love” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/aVv2wsyqfVs) (RQ 10+).

Fred Paris & The Satins
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Paris, Fred(1936-2022) (& The Satins). “In the Still of the Night” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/MRb1-SAAIzs) (RQ 9).

Ronan Parke
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Parke, Ronan (14 yrs old). “Fellin Good” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/KzUl2eiKx5E) (RQ 9).

Gene Pitney
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Pitney, Gene (1940-2006). “Only Love Can Break a Heart” Post 33 (https://youtu.be/71ctQukD5ZA) (RQ 8).

Jane Powell
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Powell, Jane (1929-2021). “True Love” Post 36. (https://youtu.be/NLXm8DxOs78)

Jordan Rabbone
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Rabbone, Jordan (14 yrs old). “What About Us” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/kvlM4y2IfJM) (RQ 9).

Teddy Randazzo
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Randazzo, Teddy (1935-2003). “Teenage Senorita” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/AsOudbJgNYo) (RQ 9).

Debbie Reynolds
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Reynolds, Debbie (1932-2016). “Tammy” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/04tUSchumE0) (RQ 10+).

Righteous Brothers
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Righteous Brothers (Bill Medley & Bobby Hatfield) Active 1962-1971. “Unchained Melody” Post 33 (https://youtu.be/IYj2hex99gY) (RQ 8).

Johnny Rivers
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Rivers, Johnny (1942- ). “Mountain of Love & Poor Side of Town” Posts 10 & 33 (https://youtu.be/NUrf0CgTuVU) (RQ 8).

Ruel (Vincent van Dijk)
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Ruel (Vincent van Dijk). Nineteen years old. “Don’t Tell Me” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/DsYqnA13zF4) (RQ 10).

Leon Russell
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Russell, Leon – pianist. (1942-2016) “A Song for You” Post 19 (https://youtu.be/4lKnb5IEATg) (RQ 10+).

Freddie Scott
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Scott, Freddie (1933-2007). “Hey Girl” Post 6 (https://youtu.be/y_ajTwJGU-U) (RQ 10).

Xhemaj Sefeden
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Sefeden, Xhemaj. “Everything I Wanted” Post 37 (https://youtu.be/4mDXSNDGNkM) (RQ 9).

Nina Simone
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Simone, Nina (1933-2003). “I Loves You Porgy” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/74EUydjLy9U) (RQ 10+).

Frank Sinatra
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Sinatra, Frank (1915-1998). “My Way & Young at Heart” Posts 29, 33 & 38 (https://youtu.be/qQzdAsjWGPg) (RQ 10).

Bert Sommer
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Sommer, Bert (1949-1990). Appeared in the musical Hair. “She’s Gone” Post 51 (https://youtu.be/IAP3m9WfvHo) (RQ 8).

J.D. Souther
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Souther, J. D. (1945- ) “You’re Only Lonely” Post 56 (https://youtu.be/quglprlSQ8k) (RQ 9).

Jo Stafford
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Stafford, Jo. (1917-2008) “You Belong to Me” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/zQfF84ackMM) (RQ 10).

Percy Sledge
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Sledge, Percy (1940-2015). “When a Man Loves a Woman” Post 33 (https://youtu.be/KwPxhWU1koE) (RQ 10).

Barbara Streisand
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Streisand, Barbara (1942- ). “Evergreen” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/udLeOOy6em4) (RQ 10).

Connie Stevens
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Stevens, Connie (1938- ). “Sixteen Reasons” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/gATwzVx1lCs) (RQ 10).

The Crests
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The Crests (1954- ). “Sixteen Candles” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/1JEuCF4QOZs) (RQ 10).

The Danleers
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The Danleers (1958-1964). “One Summer Night” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/QT4LJxBBaF0) (RQ 10).

The Lettermen
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The Lettermen (1959-). “When I Fall in Love” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/cbL8VsbqKHk) (RQ 8).

The Platters
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The Platters (1952- ). “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/H2di83WAOhU) (RQ 10).

Carla Thomas
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Thomas, Carla (1942- ). “Gee Whiz & Greatest Hits” Posts 6 & 36 (https://youtu.be/PZTEm47v4Mo) (RQ 10).

Irma Thomas
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Thomas, Irma (1941- ). “Wish Someone Would Care” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/YUrxs2K7UYY) (RQ 9).

Sarah Vaughn
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Vaughn, Sarah (1924-1990). “If You Could See Me Now” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/IqXr–IQ_kA) (RQ 10).

Bobby Vee
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Vee, Bobby (1943-2016). “Run to Him” 36 (https://youtu.be/Y6x7D0-qiUs) (RQ 10).

Bobby Vinton
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Vinton, Bobby (1935- ). “Roses Are Red” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/HRFVpEMlz-8) (RQ 10+)

Jackie Wilson
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Wilson, Jackie (1934-1984). “Lonely Tear Drops” Post 33 (https://youtu.be/J9vG5BhOKaY) (RQ 10).

Timi Yuro
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Yuro, Timi (1940-2004). “I’m So Hurt” Post 36 (https://youtu.be/7C2JYGKcb6Y) (RQ 10).