Rudy Vallee Similar Artists

Marion Harris - 100% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 2000s
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Mary Ellen Harrison, 1896, Henderson, Kentucky, USA, d. 23 April 1944, New York City, New York, USA. A very popular singer on New York’s cabaret circuit during the first quarter of the twentieth century, Harris recorded several blues and jazz sessions for Victor Records between 1916 and 1928. Hits such as ‘I Ain’t Got Nobody’, ‘Paradise Blues’, Read more

Sophie Tucker - 92% match to Rudy Vallee

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

Ted Lewis - 78% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s
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Fanny Brice - 71% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1980s
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29 October 1891, New York City, New York, USA, d. 29 May 1951. In her early teens Brice appeared on the stage in both legitimate musical shows and in vaudeville. In 1910 she was booked into impresario Florenz Ziegfeld’s lavish Ziegfeld Follies and was the outstanding star in several subsequent editions of those revues for the next dozen years, gradually rising to become Read more

Mae West - 38% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Jane West, 17 August 1892 (1893 is sometimes cited), Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 22 November 1980, Los Angeles, California, USA. On stage from the age of five, West was billed as ‘The Baby Vamp’. She appeared in Broadway revues and plays such as Á La Broadway and Vera Violetta (both 1911), Sometime (1918), and The Mimic World (1921). She Read more

Ray Noble - 36% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Big Band & Swing Easy Listening Jazz Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Stanley Raymond Noble, 17 December 1903, Brighton, Sussex, England, d. 2 April 1978, London, England. The son of a part-time songwriter and musician, Noble attended choir school, Dulwich College and Cambridge University before studying at the Royal College of Music. In 1926 he won a Melody Maker arranging contest and worked for music publisher Lawrence Wright and Jack Payne Read more

Eddy Duchin - 31% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Big Band & Swing
Decades Active: 1960s 1990s 2000s
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1 April 1909, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, d. 9 February 1951, New York City, New York, USA. Immortalized by Tyrone Power, who portrayed the pianist-band leader in the movie-biography The Eddy Duchin Story, with Carmen Cavallaro providing the soundtrack keyboard work. Though trained as a pharmacist, Duchin opted to become a professional musician during the late 20s and, af Read more

Jeanette MacDonald - 26% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Nelson Eddy (29 June 1901, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, d. 6 March 1967) and Jeanette MacDonald (b. 18 June 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 14 January 1965, Houston, Texas, USA). Often called the most successful singing partnership in the history of the cinema, their series of eight operetta-style films vividly caught the imagination of 30s audiences. Eddy came f Read more

Red Nichols - 26% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ernest Loring Nichols, 8 May 1905, Ogden, Utah, USA, d. 28 June 1965, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Taught by his father, cornettist Nichols quickly became a highly accomplished performer. Strongly influenced by early white jazz bands, and in particular by Bix Beiderbecke, he moved to New York in the early 20s and was soon one of the busiest musicians in town. He recorded hundreds Read more

Clarence Williams - 19% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Blues Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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8 October 1893, Plaquemine, Louisiana, USA, d. 6 November 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Although Williams first made his mark as a pianist, singer and dancer, it was as a composer, record producer, music publisher and entrepreneur that he made a lasting impact on jazz. Before he was in his teens he had decided upon a career in showbusiness and had run away from home to Read more

Glen Gray - 17% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Erskine Hawkins - 15% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Big Band & Swing Blues Jazz
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Claude Thornhill - 14% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
Decades Active: 1940s 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 August 1909, Terra Haute, Indiana, USA, d. 1 July 1965, New York City, New York, USA. Thornhill studied piano formally, playing jazz with a friend, Danny Polo. In the early 30s he was resident in New York City, playing with Hal Kemp, Don Voorhees, Paul Whiteman, Benny Goodman and many other leaders. In the mid-30s he worked with Ray Noble and André Kostelanetz. Lat Read more

Dorothy Lamour - 13% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1940s 1990s 2000s
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Mary Leta Dorothy Stanton (or Kaumeyer), 10 December 1914, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 22 September 1996, Los Angeles, California, USA. An actress and singer particularly remembered for the series of ‘Road’ films with Bing Crosby and Bob Hope in which she invariably wore her trademark sarong. Crowned Miss Orleans at the age of 14, she moved to Chicago in the e Read more

Jessie Matthews - 13% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1907, London, England, d. 19 August 1981, Pinner, Middlesex, England. A member of a large and poor family, Matthews became a professional dancer at the age of 10. After a few years in the chorus of several shows in London’s West End, she achieved recognition with a series of ingénue roles and some bit parts in films. After appearing in stage production s Read more


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