The Prisonaires Similar Artists

The Turbans - 57% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Philadelphia R&B group comprised Al Banks (Andrew Banks, 26 July 1937, d. 1977; lead), Matthew Pratt (tenor), Charles Williams (baritone) and Andrew ‘Chet’ Jones (bass). The Turbans have gone down in rock ‘n’ roll history as proverbial one-hit-wonders for their Mambo beat classic, ‘When You Dance’ (US R&B number 3 and pop number 33 Read more

The Nutmegs - 48% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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The Nutmegs comprised lead Leroy Griffin, first tenor James ‘Sonny’ Griffin, second tenor James Tyson, baritone Billy Emery and bass Leroy McNeil. The group was formed in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, in 1954. The Nutmegs are famed for just two records, ‘Story Untold’ (number 2 R&B) and the follow-up, ‘Ship Of Love’ (number 13 R&B), both fro Read more

Don & Juan - 41% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul World Music
Decades Active: 1950s 1990s
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Don And Juan were a US R&B vocal duo who recorded one Top 10 ballad that has since become a doo-wop classic: ‘What’s Your Name’ (1962). Don (Roland Trone) and Juan (b. Claude Johnson) were members of a vocal quartet called the Genies in Brooklyn, New York, USA. In 1959 the Genies released the up-tempo single ‘Who’s That Knockin’’, which Read more

Shep & The Limelites - 41% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1990s 2000s
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R&B vocal group hailing from New York City, USA. James Sheppard (c.1936, Queens, New York City, New York, USA, d. 24 January 1970, Long Island, New York, USA) was lead and songwriter successively for two R&B groups, the Heartbeats and Shep And The Limelites. He created the first ‘song cycle’ (i.e., a string of songs constituting a musical and literary unit) Read more

The Channels - 41% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop
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The Jacks - 41% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s
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Hank Ballard & The Midnighters - 35% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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John Kendricks, 18 November 1936, Detroit, Michigan, USA, d. 2 March 2003, Los Angeles, California, USA. His date of birth is disputed, and varies between 1927 and 1936. Ballard’s truck-driving father died when he was seven years old and he was sent to Bessemer, Alabama, to live with relations. The strict religious and gospel upbringing caused him to run away, and by th Read more

Jackie Brenston - 34% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 2000s
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15 August 1930, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, d. 15 December 1979, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Often credited with making the ‘first’ rock ‘n’ roll record, Brenston’s career quickly reached a peak as a result and then entered a 25-year decline. He had returned from army service in 1947 and learned to play saxophone from local musician Jesse Flowers. Sho Read more

The Larks - 34% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 2000s
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The Velvets - 34% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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The Cardinals - 33% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: R&B / Soul
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The Charts - 33% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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The Blue Jays - 31% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s
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An R&B vocal group from Los Angeles, California, USA, the Blue Jays perfectly embody the transitional era between 50s R&B and 60s soul in their renditions of doo-wop-styled songs with a gospel-style lead vocal. Comprising lead singer Leon Peels (1936, Newport, Arkansas, USA), Alex Manigo, Van Earl Richardson, and Leonard Davidson, the group came together in 1961, and Read more

The Fiestas - 31% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: Doo Wop
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Newark, New Jersey, USA, c.1958, the Fiestas were known for their R&B hit ‘So Fine’, released on Old Town Records the following year. The group consisted of Tommy Bullock (lead vocals), Eddie Morris (tenor), Sam Ingalls (baritone) and Preston Lane (bass). Two conflicting stories about the group’s signing to Old Town have circulated throughout the ye Read more

The Students - 31% match to The Prisonaires

Genres: R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1950s
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