Jackie Brenston Similar Artists

The Prisonaires - 47% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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As their name suggests, this doo-wop group was formed while each member was in the State Penitentiary, Tennessee, USA. The founding member was lead singer Johnny Bragg (John Henry Bragg, 6 May 1925, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, d. 1 September 2004, Madison, Tennessee, USA), who took on Ed Thurman (b. USA, d. 1973; second tenor), John Drue (b. USA, d. December 1977, Lebanon, Te Read more

Tarheel Slim & Little Ann - 40% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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Bull Moose Jackson - 39% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Benjamin Clarence Jackson, 22 April 1919, Cleveland, Ohio, USA, d. 31 July 1989, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Jackson become interested in music at an early age, and received singing and violin lessons by the age of four. In high school he learned to play the saxophone, and upon his graduation in the late 30s he was hired by legendary trumpeter Freddie Webster to play alto and teno Read more

Paul Gayten - 38% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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29 January 1920, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 29 March 1991. This R&B band leader and producer began his professional career when he formed a combo in the late 30s. Gayten made his first sides for the New Jersey-based Deluxe label in 1947 and immediately had a US R&B hit with ‘(You Don’t Love Me) True’ (number 5). The follow-up, ‘Since I Fell F Read more

Sticks McGhee - 38% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Granville McGhee, 23 March 1918, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, d. 15 August 1961, New York City, New York, USA. Like his more famous brother, Brownie McGhee, Granville learned guitar from his father. After seeing action in World War II, he moved to New York in 1946. The following year, he made his first record, ‘Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee’, under his own name. Howev Read more

Faye Adams - 37% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Fayle Tuell, c.1925, New Jersey, USA. Adams exploded onto the R&B scene in the early 50s with a series of gospel-infused hits that foreshadowed soul music. She began her career in gospel at the age of five when she and her siblings formed a group called the Tuell Sisters. She joined the Joe Morris Orchestra in 1952, and as part of that organization recorded the three son Read more

Sugar Boy Crawford - 35% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: R&B / Soul
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James Crawford, 12 October 1934, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Responsible for one of the two anthems of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras festival, Crawford’s career was cut short when he was assaulted by a policeman. A self-taught pianist, his career began when he and some school friends started an informal band that came to the attention of disc jockey Dr. Daddy-O. He name Read more

Andrew Tibbs - 34% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Melvin Andrew Grayson, 2 February 1929, Columbus, Ohio, USA, d. 5 May 1991, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although little-known now, Tibbs was an important contributor to the early success of the Aristocrat record label, the precursor of Chess Records and Checker Records. His father, Rev. S.A. Grayson, was one of Chicago’s most prominent Baptist ministers and the young Tibbs Read more

Esther Phillips - 31% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Jazz Pop / Rock R&B / Soul Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Esther Mae Jones, 23 December 1935, Galveston, Texas, USA, d. 7 August 1984, Carson, California, USA. This distinctive vocalist was discovered by band leader Johnny Otis. She joined his revue in 1949 where, performing as Little Esther, the teenage singer recorded two number 1 R&B singles, ‘Double Crossing Blues’ and ‘Mistrustin’ Blues’. She then Read more

Little Esther - 31% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
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The Treniers - 31% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Big Al Downing - 30% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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9 January 1940, Lenapah, Oklahoma, USA, d. 4 July 2005, Leicester, Massachusetts, USA. Downing was exposed to both R&B and country music as a boy, and taught himself piano on an instrument that he found on a rubbish dump. In 1958 he took the then unusual step of joining a white group, the Rhythm Rockers, led by Bobby Brant. Changing their name to the Poe-Kats, they recor Read more

Kid Thomas - 30% match to Jackie Brenston

Genres: Blues Jazz
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