Paul Robeson Similar Artists

Gracie Fields - 100% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Grace Stansfield, 9 January 1898, Rochdale, Lancashire, England, d. 27 September 1979, Capri, Italy. A singer and comedienne, so popular in the UK during the 30s and 40s that she was its most famous person next to Royalty. Educated occasionally, in-between work in a cotton mill and playing in juvenile troupes, pierrot shows and revues, she took her first big step in 1918 whe Read more

Al Jolson - 54% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Asa Yoelson, 26 May 1886, Srednick, Lithuania (his exact date of birth is uncertain), d. 23 October 1950, San Francisco, California, USA. Shortly before the turn of the century, Jolson’s father, Moses Yoelson, emigrated to the USA. In a few years he was able to send for his wife and four children, who joined him in Washington DC. Moses Yoelson was cantor at a synagogue Read more

Mario Lanza - 54% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Classical Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Alfredo Arnold Cocozza, 31 January 1921, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 7 October 1959, Rome, Italy. An enormously popular star in film musicals and on records during the 50s, with a magnificent operatic tenor voice. The son of Italian immigrants, he took his stage name from the masculine version of his mother’s maiden name, Maria Lanza. From the age of 15, Lanza s Read more

Eddie Fisher - 50% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edwin Jack Fisher, 10 August 1928, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Fisher was a ‘bobby sox idol’, one of the most popular US singers of the 50s, with a strong, melodic voice. He sang with the bands of Buddy Morrow and Charlie Ventura at the age of 18, and his nickname was ‘Sonny Boy’ because of his affection for Al Jolson songs. In 1949 he gained nationw Read more

Pete Seeger - 48% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Folk Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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3 May 1919, New York City, New York, USA. Educated at Harvard University, he is the brother of Peggy Seeger and half-brother of Mike Seeger. Pete Seeger’s mother was a violin teacher, and his father a renowned musicologist. While still young, Pete Seeger learned to play banjo and ukulele, and shortly afterwards he developed his interest in American folk music. Seeger t Read more

The Weavers - 43% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Folk Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US folk group was formed in 1949 by artists with a background of traditional music, and comprised Lee Hays (1914, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, d. 26 August 1981; vocals, guitar), Fred Hellerman (b. 13 May 1927, New York, USA; vocals, guitar), Ronnie Gilbert (b. vocals) and Pete Seeger (b. 3 May 1919, New York City, New York, USA; vocals, guitar, banjo). Previously, Seege Read more

The Golden Gate Quartet - 35% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Jazz
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David Whitfield - 34% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Christian & Gospel Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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2 February 1925, Hull, Yorkshire, England, d. 15 January 1980, Sydney, Australia. A popular ballad singer in the UK during the 50s, with a tenor voice that proved to be suitable for light opera. After working as a labourer, and singing in local clubs, Whitfield spent some time in the merchant navy before signing to Decca Records and having hits in 1953 with ‘Bridge Of S Read more

Ruth Etting - 34% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Soundtracks Vocals
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23 November 1896, David City, Nebraska, USA, d. 24 September 1978, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. This famous torch singer sang on radio and in Chicago nightclubs before making her Broadway debut in Ziegfeld Follies Of 1927 in which she made a tremendous impact with ‘Shaking The Blues Away’. In her next show, Whoopee! (1928), she introduced ‘Love Me Or Leave Read more

Sophie Tucker - 34% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sophie (or Sonia) Kalish-Abuza, 13 January 1884, in transit between Russia and Poland, d. 9 February 1966, New York, USA. A legendary performer of generous proportions, brassy and dynamic, who claimed to be The Last Of The Red-Hot Mamas. The daughter of Russian parents, Tucker was taken to the USA when she was three years old. Sophie’s father took the man’s name an Read more

Fred Astaire - 28% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Frederick Austerlitz, 10 May 1899, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, d. 22 June 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA. One of the greatest - with Gene Kelly - and best-loved dancers in the history of film. The son of an Austrian immigrant, by the age of seven Astaire was dancing in vaudeville with his sister, Adele Astaire (b. Adele Marie Austerlitz, 10 September 1897, Omaha, Nebraska, USA Read more

Al Bowlly - 27% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Easy Listening Jazz Vocals
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The Orioles - 26% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Doo Wop Easy Listening Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly influential vocal group was formed in 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Along with the Ravens, the Orioles were considered the pioneers of rhythm and blues vocal harmony. The group members were Sonny Til (Earlington Carl Tilghman, 18 August 1928, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 9 December 1981, USA; lead), Alexander Sharp (b. 1919, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, d. 1970; Read more

Dick Haymes - 25% match to Paul Robeson

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

Ewan MacColl - 24% match to Paul Robeson

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Henry Miller, 25 January 1915, Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England, d. 22 October 1989, England. The singing talents of his Scottish parents enabled MacColl to learn many of their songs while he was still young. He subsequently wrote many classic and regularly covered songs of his own, including ‘Dirty Old Town’, which was inspired by his home town of Sal Read more

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