Rudy Vallee Similar Artists

Ted Lewis - 97% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1940s
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Mae West - 49% 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 - 46% 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 - 38% 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 - 32% 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 - 32% 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 - 23% 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 - 23% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz
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Jessie Matthews - 17% 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

Dorothy Lamour - 16% 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

Don Redman - 14% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Jazz
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Donald Matthew Redman, 29 July 1900, Piedmont, West Virginia, USA, d. 30 November 1964, New York City, New York, USA. A gifted child, alto saxophonist Redman studied extensively and by his graduation had mastered most of the wind instruments and was also adept at arranging. He then joined a territory band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with whom he visited New York. This Read more

Paul Whiteman - 12% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Big Band & Swing Jazz Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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28 March 1890, Denver, Colorado, USA, d. 29 December 1967, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA. Whiteman’s father was a distinguished music teacher and a career in music seemed the most natural thing for the youngster to follow. A tall, heavily-built individual, Whiteman first learned classical violin, and in his teens was a member of the local symphony orchestra. During Worl Read more

Al Jolson - 11% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Jazz 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

Gene Austin - 11% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Eugene Lucas, 24 June 1900, Gainseville, Texas, USA, d. 24 January 1972, Palm Springs, California, USA. A singer, pianist, songwriter, and all-round entertainer, Austin was known as a ‘soft-voiced’ performer, with an intimate, appealing style. He joined a circus while in his teens, and then served as a bugler in the US Army during World War I. Later, he worked in v Read more

Jane Froman - 11% match to Rudy Vallee

Genres: Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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Ellen Jane Froman, 10 November 1911, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. 22 April 1980, Columbia, Missouri, USA. Raised in Columbia, Missouri, where her mother was head of music at the Christian College, Froman showed early musical promise. Educated at the College and later at the University of Missouri and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, she began singing professionally whil Read more


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