Male Singers

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image of The Ink SpotsThe Ink Spots were a vocal jazz group who gained international fame in the 1930s and 1940s. Their unique musical style presaged the rhythm and blues and rock and roll musical genres.

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Image of The Mills BrothersThe Mills Brothers was a vocal group famous for using vocal approximations of instrumental sounds. They began performing in 1928 and were enormously popular and a key influence on 1950s doo-wop.

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Image of Billy Eckstine

Billy Eckstine (1914-1993) was noted for his rich, almost operatic bass-baritone voice and as an influential band leader who helped usher in a new style of jazz called bebop.

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The Baritones - Billy Eckstine, Al Hibbler, Arthur Prysock, Lou Rawls, and Joe Williams.

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Image of Johnny HartmanJohnny Hartman (1923-1983) specialized in ballads. He recorded with Earl Hines, Dizzy Gillespie, and with Erroll Garner but is best remembered for his 1963 album with saxophonist John Coltrane, a “must-have” for jazz fans.

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