American musicians born in 1922

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1922:

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 Nogales-January 5, 1979 Cuernavaca) a.k.a. Charlie Mingus, Charlies Mingus, Charles Minugs, Mingus, Charles, The Charles Mingus Group, Charles Mingus And Max Roach, Charles Mingus Octet, Charles Mingus Sextet or Charles Mingus Sextet With Eric Dolphy was an American bandleader, bassist, composer, jazz pianist and musician.

His discography includes: Pithecanthropus Erectus, Mingus Three, East Coasting, Alternate Takes, Coleção Folha clássicos do jazz, Volume 19, Blues & Roots, Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus, Oh Yeah, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus and The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. Genres he performed include Avant-garde jazz, Bebop, Post-bop, Third stream, Free jazz, Orchestral jazz, Jazz, Hard bop and Gospel music.

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Judy Garland

Judy Garland (June 10, 1922 Grand Rapids-June 22, 1969 Chelsea) otherwise known as Frances Ethel Gumm, Joots, Frances Gayne, Alice Gumm, Judy, Baby Gumm, Frances Gumm, Gracie Gumm, Miss Show Business, Marie Gumm or The Garland Sisters was an American singer, actor and vaudeville performer. Her children are Lorna Luft, Liza Minnelli and Joey Luft.

Her albums include Over the Rainbow, Over the Rainbow, Classic Judy Garland: The Capitol Years: 1955-1965, A (Musical) Anthology, America's Treasure, As She Was, At Her Best, Christmas Through the Years, Collectors' Gems From the M-G-M Films and Complete Decca Cast Recordings.

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Bea Arthur

Bea Arthur (May 13, 1922 New York City-April 25, 2009 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Bernice Frankel, Bea Arthur, Beatrice "Bea" Arthur, Bea or Beatrice Arthur was an American comedian, singer and actor. She had two children, Matthew Saks and Daniel Saks.

Her albums include Just Between Friends. Genres she performed include Comedy.

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Frank Wess

Frank Wess (January 4, 1922 Kansas City-October 30, 2013 Manhattan) also known as Wess, Frank was an American jazz musician.

His albums: Tryin' to Make My Blues Turn Green, Opus In Swing, Wheelin' & Dealin', Trombones and Flute, The Frank Wess Quartet, Jazz Is Busting Out All Over, Off Broadway (Extended), Hank and Frank, Hank and Frank II and In a Minor Groove. Genres he performed include Jazz.

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Illinois Jacquet

Illinois Jacquet (October 31, 1922 Broussard-July 22, 2004 New York City) also known as Jacquet, Illinois, Illinois Jaquet, Illimous Jacquet, Jean-Baptiste Illinois Jacquet, The King or The Beast was an American musician, composer and saxophonist.

Discography: The Blues: That's Me!, The Complete Illinois Jacquet Sessions 1945-50, Jumpin' at Apollo, The Message, The King!, The Chronological Classics: Illinois Jacquet 1945-1946, Desert Winds, The Chronological Classics: Illinois Jacquet 1946-1947, Illinois Jacquet and Collates. Genres he performed include Jump blues, Bebop and Swing music.

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Elmer Bernstein

Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922 New York City-August 18, 2004 Ojai) also known as Elmer Berstein, Elmer Burnstein, Elmer Bernstien, Bernstein West or E. Bernstein was an American songwriter, conductor, film score composer, composer, dancer, painter, actor, pianist and teacher. He had four children, Emilie A. Bernstein, Elizabeth Bernstein, Gregory Bernstein and Peter Bernstein.

His albums include Heavy Metal: The Score, Stripes!, A Man and His Movies, The Magnificent Seven / The Hallelujah Trail, Elmer Bernstein by Elmer Bernstein, Last Man Standing: Music Inspired By The Film, Wild Wild West, Great Composers: Elmer Bernstein, Far From Heaven and The Magnificent Seven. Genres he performed include Film score.

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William Kapell

William Kapell (September 20, 1922 New York City-October 29, 1953 Half Moon Bay) also known as Kapell, William was an American pianist.

His albums: reDiscovered, , Piano Concerto No. 2 / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and William Kapell Edition, Volume 1: Mazurkas.

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Johnny Smith

Johnny Smith (June 25, 1922 Birmingham-June 12, 2013 Colorado Springs) a.k.a. Smith, Johnny was an American guitarist.

Discography: The Complete Roost Johnny Smith Small Group Sessions, Moonlight in Vermont, Walk, Don't Run!, Kaleidoscope, The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar, My Dear Little Sweetheart, Guitar & Strings, Phase II and Johnny Smith. Genres related to him: Cool jazz and Mainstream jazz.

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Ali Akbar Khan

Ali Akbar Khan (April 14, 1922 Comilla-June 18, 2009 San Anselmo) otherwise known as Khan, Ustad Ali Akbar, Khan, Ali Akbar, Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, Khansahib, Ustad or Ostad Ali Akbar Khan was an American classical indian music performer, composer, musician and film score composer. He had seven children, Aashish Khan, Alam Khan, Manik Khan, Medina Khan, Pranesh Khan, Dhyanesh Khan and Amaresh Khan.

His albums include Journey, Legacy, Swara Samrat, Artistic Sound Of Sarod, Passing on the Tradition, Plays Alap: A Sarod Solo (disc 2), Traditional Music of India, The 80 Minute Raga, Then and Now: The Music of the Great Master Continues and AIR, Volume 1. His related genres: North Indian Classical, Hindustani classical music, Indian classical music and Film score.

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Al Haig

Al Haig (July 19, 1922 Newark-November 16, 1982 New York City) also known as Allan Warren Haig or Haig, Al was an American jazz pianist and pianist.

His discography includes: Milestones, Al Haig Trio and Sextets, Jazz Will-O-The-Wisp, Freedom Jazz Dance, Prezervation, Duke 'n' Bird, , , A Portrait of Bud Powell and Blue Manhattan. Genres he performed include Bebop.

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Kay Starr

Kay Starr (July 21, 1922 Dougherty-) a.k.a. Kay Star, Katherine Laverne Starks or Kat Starr is an American singer and actor.

Discography: The One, the Only Kay Starr, Moonbeams and Steamy Dreams, The Jazz Masters, Complete Lamplighter Recordings 1945-1946, I've Got to Sing: 1944-1948, The RCA Years, Jazz Singer / I Cry by Night, Movin' / Movin' On Broadway, The Ultimate Kay Starr and Wheel of Fortune. Genres: Traditional pop music and Jazz.

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Joe Morris

Joe Morris (January 1, 1922 Montgomery-November 1, 1958 Phoenix) was an American bandleader.

His related genres: Jazz and Rhythm and blues.

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Jaki Byard

Jaki Byard (June 15, 1922 Worcester-February 11, 1999 Boston) a.k.a. Byard, Jaki was an American jazz pianist and composer.

His albums include Maybeck Recital Hall Series, Volume Seventeen, Hi-Fly, Here's Jaki, Out Front!, Sunshine of My Soul, The Jaki Byard Experience, Solo Piano / Jaki Byard With Strings, Phantasies, To Them – To Us and Phantasies II. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Yvonne De Carlo

Yvonne De Carlo (September 1, 1922 West Point Grey-January 8, 2007 Woodland Hills) also known as Margaret Yvonne Middleton, Yvonne de Carlo, Peggy Yvonne Middleton, Yvonne DeCarlo, Peggy, Margaret, Sweetheart, Lily, The Gothic Donna Reed or Dilly was an American singer, actor and pin-up girl. She had two children, Michael Morgan and Bruce Morgan.

Genres: Jazz and Pop music.

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Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 Amarillo-June 17, 2008 Los Angeles) a.k.a. Tula Ellice Finklea, Lily Norwood, Felia Siderova or Maria Istomina was an American singer, actor, dancer, pin-up girl and ballet dancer. She had two children, Tony Martin Jr. and Nicholas Charisse.

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Yma Súmac

Yma Súmac (September 13, 1922 Cajamarca-November 1, 2008 Los Angeles) also known as Yma Sumac, Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castillo, Zoila Augusta Emperatriz Chavarri del Castill, Sumac, Yma or The Peruvian Songbird was an American singer.

Her albums include Mambo!, Legend of the Jivaro, The Spell of Yma Sumac, Voice of the Xtabay, Miracles, The Ultimate Yma Sumac Collection, Queen of Exotica, Mambo! And More, Babalu / Wimoweh and Sampler Exotica. Genres: Exotica, Lounge music, World music and Mambo.

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Dave Appell

Dave Appell (March 24, 1922 Philadelphia-November 18, 2014) a.k.a. David Appell or Appell, Dave was an American record producer, songwriter, engineer, singer and sailor.

His albums include Ooh, Baby, Ooh / Teenage Meeting.

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Lukas Foss

Lukas Foss (August 15, 1922 Berlin-February 1, 2009 Manhattan) otherwise known as Foss, Lukas or Lukas Fuchs was an American conductor, pianist and composer. He had two children, Eliza Foss and Christopher Brendel Foss.

Discography: Bernstein Century: Time Cycle / Phorion / Song of Songs, The Complete Vocal Chamber Works, Chichester Psalms / Symphony no. 1 / Symphony no. 2, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird and Chamber Selections and Foss: Song of Songs / Ben-Haim: Sweet Psalmist of Israel. Genres related to him: Opera, 20th-century classical music and Ballet.

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Franco Ventriglia

Franco Ventriglia (October 20, 1922 Fairfield-November 27, 2012 Wallingford) was an American singer.

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Bessie Griffin

Bessie Griffin (July 6, 1922 New Orleans-April 10, 1989) also known as Griffin, Bessie or Arlette B. Broil was an American singer.

Her most recognized albums: Portraits in Bronze and The Fabulous Bessie Griffin and the Gospel Pearls.

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Johnny Costa

Johnny Costa (January 17, 1922 Arnold-October 11, 1996 Pittsburgh) also known as Costa, Johnny, John Costa or John D. Costa was an American jazz pianist and composer. His children are John Costa, Jr. and Debbie Elwood.

His most recognized albums: Neighborhood, A Portrait of George Gershwin, Classic Costa, Dream: Johnny Costa Plays Johnny Mercer, Christmas Reflections: Solo Piano, Flying Fingers and Plays Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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Don Robertson

Don Robertson (December 5, 1922 Beijing-) a.k.a. Robertson, Don is an American songwriter.

His discography includes: The Happy Whistler / You're Free to Go.

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Theresa Merritt

Theresa Merritt (September 24, 1922 Emporia-June 12, 1998 The Bronx) also known as Theresa Merritt Hines was an American actor and singer.

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Mundell Lowe

Mundell Lowe (April 21, 1922 Laurel-) a.k.a. Mundell Love or Terry Gibbs Trio is an American musician, film score composer, conductor and guitarist.

His discography includes: A Grand Night For Swinging, The Mundell Lowe Quartet, Guitar Moods, Sweet 'n Lovely, Volume 2, Sweet 'n Lovely, Volume 1, Mundell's Moods, Bananas / Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask and Uptown. His related genres: Jazz and Soundtrack.

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George DeWitt

George DeWitt (December 30, 1922 Atlantic City-July 14, 1979 Miami) also known as George Florentine or George de Witt was an American comedian, singer and actor. He had one child, Jay Florentine.

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Al Alberts

Al Alberts (August 10, 1922 Chester-November 27, 2009 Arcadia) was an American singer.

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Abbey Simon

Abbey Simon (January 8, 1922 New York City-) is an American pianist.

His albums include The Great Composers, Volume 48: Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor / Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and .

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Regina Resnik

Regina Resnik (August 30, 1922 The Bronx-August 8, 2013 Manhattan) otherwise known as Resnik, Regina or Regina Resnick was an American singer and actor.

Her albums include Regina Resnik Song Recital, Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball) and Elektra. Genres related to her: Opera.

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Sonny King

Sonny King (April 1, 1922 Brooklyn-February 3, 2006 Las Vegas) otherwise known as Luigi Antonio Schiavone was an American actor. He had five children, Craig Unger, Shannon Ward, Antoinette Schiavone, Louis Schiavone II and Christopher Schiavone.

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Joe Newman

Joe Newman (September 7, 1922 New Orleans-July 4, 1992 New York City) also known as Newman, Joe was an American , .

Discography: I Feel Like a Newman, Hangin' Out, All I Wanna Do Is Swing, Salute to Satch, Joe Newman and the Boys in the Band, Byers' Guide, Blue Seven, Locking Horns, Soft Swingin' Jazz and Good 'n' Groovy.

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Frank Guida

Frank Guida (May 26, 1922 Palermo-May 19, 2007) was an American record producer and songwriter.

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Lew Anderson

Lew Anderson (May 7, 1922 Kirkman-May 14, 2006 Hawthorne) also known as Lewis Burr Anderson was an American singer and actor.

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Bill "Hoss" Allen

Bill "Hoss" Allen (December 3, 1922 Gallatin-February 25, 1997 Nashville) also known as William Trousdale Allen III was an American disc jockey.

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Duke Jordan

Duke Jordan (April 1, 1922 New York City-August 8, 2006 Valby) was an American jazz pianist. His child is Tracey J. Jordan.

His discography includes: Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Flight to Jordan and In Copenhagen 1981. Genres: Bebop.

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Ralph Sutton

Ralph Sutton (November 4, 1922 Hamburg, Missouri-December 30, 2001) a.k.a. Sutton, Ralph was an American jazz pianist.

His albums include 1975. Genres he performed: Jazz.

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Buck Page

Buck Page (June 18, 1922 Pittsburgh-August 21, 2006 Burbank) was an American guitarist and bassist.

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Gerald Wiggins

Gerald Wiggins (May 12, 1922 New York City-July 13, 2008 Los Angeles) also known as Gerry Wiggins or Wiggins, Gerald was an American jazz pianist.

His most important albums: Relax and Enjoy It, Wiggin' Out, Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Eight and The Chronological Classics: Gerald Wiggins 1950.

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Ernie Freeman

Ernie Freeman (August 16, 1922 Cleveland-May 16, 1981 Los Angeles) also known as Ernie Freemann, Ernest Aaron Freeman, Ernest Freeman or Ernest Aaron "Ernie" Freeman was an American pianist, organist and music arranger.

Genres: Rhythm and blues, Jazz, Pop music and Orchestra.

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Bob Keane

Bob Keane (January 5, 1922 Manhattan Beach-November 28, 2009 Hollywood) a.k.a. Robert Kuhn, Robert V. Kuhn or Bob Keene was an American record producer. He had two children, John M. Keane and Tom Keane.

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Charles Brown

Charles Brown (September 13, 1922 Texas City-January 21, 1999 Oakland) a.k.a. Brown Charles, Brown, Charles or Charles Brown Trio was an American singer and jazz pianist.

Discography: Sings Christmas Songs, One More for the Road, The Best of..., In a Grand Style, All My Life, Blues and Other Love Songs, Blues n' Brown, Driftin' Blues, Honey Dripper and So Goes Love. Genres he performed include Rhythm and blues, Blues, Texas blues, Jazz, Rock music, Soul jazz, Soul music, Blues rock and Soul blues.

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John Brim

John Brim (April 10, 1922 Chicago-October 1, 2003 Gary) a.k.a. Brim, John was an American songwriter.

Related albums: The Ice Cream Man, Chicago Blues Session, Volume 12 and Whose Muddy Shoes. Genres he performed: Blues and Chicago blues.

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Ray Anthony

Ray Anthony (January 20, 1922 Bentleyville-) a.k.a. Raymond Antonini, Raymond Antonioni, 'All the Way Ray' Anthony, 'All the Way' Ray Anthony, Ray Anthony and His Orchestra or Raymond "Ray Anthony" Antonini is an American actor, songwriter, trumpeter, bandleader, soldier and musician. He has one child, Perry Anthony.

His albums include Dream Dancing, Volume 2, Dream Dancing Christmas, Swing Back to the 40's, The Best of Ray Anthony, The Ray Anthony Collection, Plays for Dream Dancing, Swings the Thing, Worried Mind / I Almost Lost My Mind, Boogie Blues & Ballads and Dixeland Swing.

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Al Hirt

Al Hirt (November 7, 1922 New Orleans-April 27, 1999 New Orleans) a.k.a. Al (He's The King) Hirt, Alois Maxwell Hirt or Hirt, Al was an American trumpeter and bandleader.

His discography includes: Master Of Jazz, All Time Greatest Hits, Bourbon Street Parade, Cotton Candy / Sugar Lips, Cotton Candy, Greatest Hits, Honey in the Horn / Our Man in New Orleans, Honey in the Horn / That Honey Horn Sound, Honey in the Horn and Jazzin' at the Pops. His related genres: Jazz and Dixieland.

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Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis

Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis (March 2, 1922 New York City-November 3, 1986 Culver City) also known as Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davies, Eddie Lockjaw David, Eddie Davis, Eddie "Lockjaw" Dawis, Davis, Eddie "Lockjaw", Eddie \"Lockjaw\" Dawis or Edward Davis was an American musician.

His albums include The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Cookbook, Volume 1, Goin' to the Meetin', The Chronological Classics: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis 1946-1947, The Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis Cookbook, Volume 2, The Tenor Giants Featuring Oscar Peterson, Jaw's Blues, The Chronological Classics: Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis 1948-1952, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis 4 – Montreux '77, The Toughest Tenors and Live at Minton's. His related genres: Jazz, Soul jazz, Bebop and Swing music.

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Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas (January 21, 1922 Garden City-January 22, 1994 Universal City) also known as Telli Savales, Telly Aristoteles Savalas, Telli Savalas, Aristotelis Savalas, Golden Greek or Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas was an American singer, actor and television director. His children are called Christina Savalas, Candace Savalas, Ariana Savalas, Penélope Savalas, Christian Savalas and Nick Savalas.

His albums include Greatest Hits, Telly, If, Try To Remember, This Is Telly Savalas... and You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'. Genres: Easy listening.

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Tommy Edwards

Tommy Edwards (February 17, 1922 Richmond-October 22, 1969 Henrico County) otherwise known as Edwards, Tommy or Thomas Edwards was an American singer, songwriter, musician and actor.

Related albums: The Complete Hits of Tommy Edwards, It's All in the Game, The Best of Tommy Edwards, It's All in the Game / All Over Again, Please Mr. Sun / The Morning Side of the Mountain, Tommy Edwards Sings Golden Country Hits and Paul Simon Plus. Genres: Rhythm and blues, Pop music and Jazz.

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Jimmy Liggins

Jimmy Liggins (October 14, 1922 Oklahoma-July 18, 1983 Durham) also known as Liggins, Jimmy was an American musician.

His albums include Drunk / I'll Never Let You Go.

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King Pleasure

King Pleasure (March 24, 1922 Oakdale-March 21, 1981 Los Angeles) was an American singer.

His albums include Moody's Mood for Love and King Pleasure Sings, Annie Ross Sings.

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Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy Dandridge (November 9, 1922 Cleveland-September 8, 1965 West Hollywood) also known as Dorothy Danridge, Dorothy Jean Dandridge, Miss D, Dottie, Dottie Mae, Bessie Mae, Dorothy Daindridge, The Dandridge Sisters, Dorothy Dandridge-Nicholas, Dorothy Nicholas, Dorothy Dandridge-Denison or Dorothy Denison was an American singer, actor and pin-up girl. Her child is Harolyn Suzanne Nicholas.

Her discography includes: Smooth Operator.

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Jean Ritchie

Jean Ritchie (December 8, 1922 Viper, Kentucky-) also known as Jeannie Ritchie or The Mother of Folk is an American singer, singer-songwriter and musician. She has two children, Jon Pickow and Peter Pickow.

Related albums: Ballads From Her Appalachian Family Tradition, None but One / High Hills and Mountains, The Most Dulcimer, Carols for All Seasons, Marching Across the Green Grass and Other American Children's Game Songs and Children's Songs and Games From the Southern Mountains. Genres related to her: Folk music.

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