Billy Eckstine Similar Artists

Johnny Hartman - 100% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Jazz Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Maurice Hartman, 13 July 1923, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 15 September 1983, New York City, New York, USA. Having started to sing while still at school, Hartman went on to study at musical college. He became a professional following the end of the World War II and first attracted widespread attention singing with Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines in 1947 and two years later Read more

Keely Smith - 94% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dorothy Jaqueline Keely Smith, 9 March 1932, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. A jazzy singer most famous for her work with her husband, band leader Louis Prima. Smith made her professional debut with Prima in 1949, and the couple were married in July 1953. As well as her solo spots with the big band, she frequently duetted with Prima on stylized versions of well-known songs. In 1958, Read more

Vic Damone - 94% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vito Rocco Farinola, 12 June 1928, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. A romantic balladeer with a strong, smooth baritone voice, Damone took singing lessons while working as an usher and elevator operator at New York’s Paramount Theater. After appearing with Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts, he sang at La Martinique Club, a venue known as a nursery for young voc Read more

Joe Williams - 92% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Joseph Goreed, 12 December 1918, Cordele, Georgia, USA, d. 29 March 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Williams began his musical career singing in a gospel group in Chicago and by the late 30s was performing regularly as a solo singer. He had short-lived jobs with bands led by Jimmie Noone and others, was encouraged by Lionel Hampton, who employed him briefly in 1943, and in 195 Read more

June Christy - 86% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Shirley Luster, 20 November 1925, Springfield, Illinois, USA, d. 21 June 1990, Sherman Oaks, California, USA. Christy first came to prominence with the bands of Boyd Raeburn and Stan Kenton, although her chirpy singing style sometimes sat oddly with the earnestly progressive experiments of her employers. Her bright, bubbling personality glowed through her performances and s Read more

Dick Haymes - 81% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Richard Benjamin Haymes, 13 September 1916, Buenos Aires, Argentina, d. 28 March 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the outstanding ballad singers to emerge from the swing era of the late 30s/early 40s, with a deep, warm baritone voice and a straightforward style similar to Bob Manning, another singer who was popular in the 50s. Son of a Scottish father, and an Irish Read more

Steve Lawrence - 80% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Stephen Leibowitz, 8 July 1935, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. The son of a cantor in a Brooklyn synagogue, Lawrence was in the Glee club at Thomas Jefferson High School, where he began studying piano, saxophone, composition and arranging. He made his recording debut for King Records at the age of 16. The record, ‘Mine And Mine Alone’, based on ‘Softl Read more

Dinah Shore - 75% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frances Rose Shore, 29 February 1916, Winchester, Tennessee, USA, d. 24 February 1994, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of her country’s most enduring all-round entertainers, Shore staked her first claim to fame while still at school, on Nashville radio. Further broadcasting and theatre engagements in New York soon followed. She recorded with Xaviar Cugat and Ben Berni Read more

Jack Jones - 69% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Allan Jones, 14 January 1938, Los Angeles, California, USA. A popular singer from the early 60s, Jones has one of the finest, and most versatile, light baritone voices in easy listening popular music. The son of actress Irene Hervey and actor/vocalist Allan Jones, Jack studied singing while still at high school. After graduation in 1957, he joined his father’s act, Read more

Jo Stafford - 65% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 November 1920, Coalinga, near Fresno, California, USA. Although the birth date above is the one that has been accepted for some time, the alternative year of 1917 is given in the booklet accompanying the 1991 CD in the Capitol Records Collectors Series.One of the most popular female singers of the 40s and 50s, while still at high school Stafford st Read more

Chris Connor - 60% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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8 November 1927, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. After singing publicly while still at school, Connor worked with the bands of Claude Thornhill, where she was a member of the vocal group, the Snowflakes, and Herbie Fields in the late 40s and early 50s. Audibly influenced by Anita O’Day, Connor quickly developed her own recognizable style and built a localized reputation. Ha Read more

Margaret Whiting - 60% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 July 1924, Detroit, Michigan, USA. A popular vocalist in the 40s and 50s, recording dozens of hits for Capitol Records, Whiting was the daughter of Richard Whiting, himself a successful songwriter, and author of, among others, ‘On The Good Ship Lollipop’, ‘The Japanese Sandman’ and ‘Ain’t We Got Fun?’. Her aunt, Margaret Young, was a Bru Read more

Arthur Prysock - 59% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Blues Easy Listening Jazz R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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2 January 1929, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA, d. 14 June 1997, Hamilton, Bermuda. After singing with a number of small bands, in 1945 Prysock joined Buddy Johnson, with whom he appeared at many Harlem clubs and ballrooms. Subsequently, he worked as a soloist, signing to Decca Records in 1952 and achieving chart success with a version of the standard ‘I Couldn’t Read more

Johnny Mercer - 56% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Jazz Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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John Herndon Mercer, 18 November 1909, Savannah, Georgia, USA, d. 25 June 1976, Los Angeles, California, USA. A distinguished lyricist, composer and singer, Mercer was an important link with the first generation of composers of indigenous American popular music such as Jerome Kern and Harry Warren, through to post-World War II writers like Henry Mancini. Along the way, he co Read more

Shirley Horn - 53% match to Billy Eckstine

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1 May 1934, Washington, DC, USA, d. 20 October 2005, Cheverly, Maryland, USA. After studying piano formally, Horn continued her musical education at Howard University. She began leading her own group in the mid-50s, and in the early 60s recorded several sessions for Mercury Records, often in company with front-rank bop musicians. For some years Horn spent much of her time in Read more


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