American musicians born in 1931

Here are 50 famous musicians from United States of America were born in 1931:

Ike Turner

Ike Turner (November 5, 1931 Clarksdale-December 12, 2007 San Marcos) a.k.a. Icky Renrut, Izear Luster Turner Jr., The Ike and Tina Turner Revue, Ike & Tina Turner Revue, Ike & Tina Turner, Ike and Tima Turner, Ike and Tina Turner, Lover Boy, Issac Wister Turner or Issac Wister (Ike) Turner was an American record producer, songwriter, singer, musician, bandleader and music arranger. He had seven children, Ronnie Turner, Michael Turner, Ike Turner Jr, Mia Turner, Linda Trippeter, Twanna Turner Melby and Raymond Craig Turner.

His albums include Ike Turner 1958-1959, Risin' With the Blues, My Blues Country, A Black Man's Soul, Jack Rabbit Blues – The Singles of 1958–1960, Trailblazer, Bad Dreams, , Here And Now and . Genres he performed include Funk, Soul blues, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Memphis blues, Rock and roll and Blues rock.

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Jerry Herman

Jerry Herman (July 10, 1931 New York City-) also known as Original Mame Cast, Herman, Jerry, Gerald Herman or Gerald Sheldon Herman is an American composer, lyricist and songwriter.

His albums: Hello, Dolly! (1964 original Broadway cast), Hello, Dolly! (1969 film cast), Hello, Dolly! (1994 Broadway revival cast), Mame, Ethel Merman Sings the New Songs from Hello, Dolly!, Hello, Dolly! (1965 original London cast), Hello, Dolly! (1967 Broadway cast), Parade (1960 original off-Broadway cast), The Grand Tour (1979 original Broadway cast) and La Cage aux folles (1983 original Broadway cast). Genres he performed include Musical theatre.

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Sam Cooke

Sam Cooke (January 22, 1931 Clarksdale-December 11, 1964 Hacienda Motel) also known as Sam Cook or Samuel Cook was an American singer, entrepreneur and singer-songwriter. He had one child, Linda Womack.

His albums include At the Copa, The Man Who Invented Soul, Sam Cooke 20 Great Hits, 20 Greatest Hits, All Hits, Greatest, Hits!, Keep Movin' On, Portrait of a Legend 1951–1964 and Sam Cooke with The Soul Stirrers. Genres related to him: Gospel music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music, Pop music and Jazz.

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Scotty Moore

Scotty Moore (December 27, 1931 Gadsden-) also known as Winfield Scott Moore III, Moore, Scotty, Winfield Scott Moore or Scotty is an American guitarist, actor and audio engineer.

Related albums: All the King's Men, 706 ReUnion: A Sentimental Journey and The Guitar That Changed The World. Genres: Rock music and Rock and roll.

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George Jones

George Jones (September 12, 1931 Saratoga-April 26, 2013 Nashville) a.k.a. Thumper Jones, George "Thumper" Jones, Thumber Jones, George Glenn Jones, Georges Jones, No Show Jones, The Possum, George C. Jones, No-Show Jones, Possum or George Thumper Jones was an American singer, singer-songwriter, songwriter and musician. He had four children, Susan Jones, Jeffrey Jones, Bryan Jones and Tamala Georgette Jones.

His albums: The New Favorites of George Jones, With Love, I Am What I Am, At His Best, One Woman Man, She Thinks I Still Care (The Complete United Artists Recordings 1962-64), 50 Years of Hits, Hits I Missed... And One I Didn't, 14 Greats and 16 Biggest Hits. Genres: Country, Gospel music and Rockabilly.

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Richard Holmes

Richard Holmes (May 2, 1931 Camden-June 29, 1991 St. Louis) also known as Richard \"Groove\" Holmes, Richard Groove Holmes, Richard 'Groove' Holmes, Groove Holmes, Richard Groove Homes, Richard Arnold "Groove" Holmes or Richard Arnold Holmes was an American organist and musician.

His discography includes: Comin' On Home, Groovin' With Jug, Groove's Groove, After Hours, Book of the Blues, Volume 1, Groove, Misty, New Groove, Soul Message and Blue Groove.

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Walter Norris

Walter Norris (December 27, 1931 Little Rock-October 29, 2011 Berlin) also known as Norris, Walter was an American jazz pianist.

Discography: Live at Maybeck Recital Hall, Volume Four, Hues of Blues, The Trio, Winter Rose, The Trio: Rediscovered and The Last Set - Live at the A-Trane.

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Sonny Clark

Sonny Clark (July 21, 1931 Herminie-January 13, 1963 New York City) a.k.a. Clark, Sonny was an American jazz pianist.

His albums: Cool Struttin', Sonny's Crib, My Conception, Sonny Clark Quintets, Standards, Dial "S" for Sonny, Oakland 1955, Leapin' and Lopin', Blues Mambo and Sonny Clark Trio. Genres related to him: Hard bop and Jazz.

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Brook Benton

Brook Benton (September 19, 1931 Lugoff-April 9, 1988 Queens) a.k.a. Brook Brenton, Brook Benten, Benjamin Franklin Peay or Benton, Brook was an American songwriter, singer, actor and musician.

His discography includes: Beautiful Memories of Christmas, Best of Brook Benton, Brook Benton: Forty Greatest Hits, Endlessly: The Best of Brook Benton, Endlessly, My Country / That Old Feeling, Songs I Love to Sing, 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of Brook Benton, At His Best and The Best of Brook Benton. Genres: Pop music, Rhythm and blues and Soul music.

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Otis Blackwell

Otis Blackwell (February 16, 1931 Brooklyn-May 6, 2002 Nashville) a.k.a. John Davenport was an American singer, pianist and songwriter.

His albums include Daddy Rollin' Stone / Tears, Tears, Tears. His related genres: Rhythm and blues, East Coast blues and Rock and roll.

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Dick Gautier

Dick Gautier (October 30, 1931 Los Angeles-) also known as Dick Gauthier, Richard Gauthier or Dick Gautier is an American comedian, composer, singer, author, actor and voice actor. He has three children, Denise Gautier, Chrissie Gautier and Randy Gautier.

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Horace Parlan

Horace Parlan (January 19, 1931 Pittsburgh-) also known as Horance Parlan, Parlan, Horace or Horace Parlan Quintet is an American jazz pianist.

His most important albums: No Blues, The Complete Blue Note Horace Parlan Sessions, Goin' Home, Us Three, Movin' & Groovin', Speakin' My Piece, Headin' South, Happy Frame of Mind, Blue Parlan and The Maestro. Genres he performed include Post-bop, Bebop, Third stream and Avant-garde jazz.

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Shirley Verrett

Shirley Verrett (May 31, 1931 New Orleans-November 5, 2010 Ann Arbor) a.k.a. Shirley Verret, Verrett, Shirley or Shirley Verrett-Carter was an American singer and actor.

Her albums: Great Operatic Duets, , , , Rigoletto [Highlights], Luisa Miller and Anna Bolena.

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Nat Adderley

Nat Adderley (November 25, 1931 Tampa-January 2, 2000 Lakeland) also known as Adderley, Nat or Nathaniel Carlyle Adderley was an American trumpeter, musician and composer. He had two children, Nathaniel Adderley Jr and Alison Adderley.

His albums: Naturally!: Nat Adderley Quartets, Much Brass, Autobiography, Live at Memory Lane, Calling Out Loud, Naturally!, That's Right!, Work Song, You, Baby and Sayin' Somethin'. Genres he performed include Hard bop and Soul jazz.

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Kenny Burrell

Kenny Burrell (July 31, 1931 Detroit-) also known as Kenny Burell, Burrell, Kenny, Kenny Burrel or Kenneth Earl Burrell is an American guitarist.

His discography includes: Heritage, Sunup to Sundown, Verve Jazz Masters 45, Introducing Kenny Burrell, Blue Muse, Blue Lights, Volume 2, Have Yourself a Soulful Little Christmas, Live at the Village Vanguard, Lotus Blossom and Soul Call. Genres: Bebop, Blues and Cool jazz.

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Phil Woods

Phil Woods (November 2, 1931 Springfield-) also known as Woods, Phil or Philip Wells Woods is an American composer, saxophonist and clarinetist.

His albums include Round Trip, Voyage - with the Bill Charlap Trio, Into The Woods-The Best Of Phil Woods, Flowers For Hodges, Early Quintets, Sugan, Woodlore, Phil Woods and his European Rhythm Machine at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Musique du Bois and Live at the Village Vanguard. Genres he performed include Hard bop, Post-bop, Bebop, Jazz and Crossover jazz.

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John Gilmore

John Gilmore (October 29, 1931 Summit-August 19, 1995 Philadelphia) was an American musician and composer.

His most important albums: Blowing In From Chicago. His related genres: Jazz and Avant-garde jazz.

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Skeeter Davis

Skeeter Davis (December 30, 1931 Dry Ridge-September 19, 2004 Nashville) otherwise known as Skeeter Davies, Mary Frances Penick or Davis, Skeeter was an American singer and songwriter.

Her albums: Gold, RCA Country Hall of Fame, She Sings, They Play (feat. NRBQ), The Best of Skeeter Davis, The Essential Skeeter Davis, The Pop Hits Collection, The Ultimate Collection, The End of the World, Here's the Answer and I'll Sing You a Song and Harmonize Too. Genres she performed: Nashville sound, Pop music and Country.

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Paul Motian

Paul Motian (March 25, 1931 Philadelphia-November 22, 2011 Manhattan) a.k.a. Paul Motian + Bill Frisell + Joe Lovano + Marc Johnson or Motian, Paul was an American drummer and composer.

His most recognized albums: Conception Vessel, Tribute, Dance, Le Voyage, Monk in Motian, Bill Evans, On Broadway Volume 1, Misterioso, It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago and The Story of Maryam. Genres he performed include Jazz, Hard bop, Avant-garde jazz, Bebop, Post-bop and Free improvisation.

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Mitzi Gaynor

Mitzi Gaynor (September 4, 1931 Chicago-) also known as Francesca Marlene von Gerber or Gaynor, Mitzi is an American singer and actor.

Her discography includes: Mitzi.

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John Marascalco

John Marascalco (March 27, 1931 Grenada-) also known as Marascalco, John is an American songwriter.

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Jaye P. Morgan

Jaye P. Morgan (December 3, 1931 Mancos-) also known as Mary Margaret Morgan, Jaye Morgan, J. P., Morgan, Jaye P. or Jaye P. is an American singer, actor and comedian.

Her albums include The Jaye P. Morgan Story and Jaye P. Morgan.

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Ramblin' Jack Elliott

Ramblin' Jack Elliott (August 1, 1931 Brooklyn-) also known as Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Elliott Charles Adnopoz, Elliott, Ramblin' Jack or Jack Elliott is an American songwriter and singer. He has one child, Aiyana Elliott.

His albums include Kerouac's Last Dream, The Ballad of Ramblin' Jack, I Stand Alone, Me & Bobby McGee, Sings Woody Guthrie and Jimmie Rodgers & Cowboy Songs, The Essential Ramblin' Jack Elliott, The Long Ride, Hard Travelin': Songs By Woody Guthrie And Others, Country Style / Live and Friends of Mine. Genres he performed include Folk music.

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Wynton Kelly

Wynton Kelly (December 2, 1931 Jamaica-April 12, 1971 Toronto) also known as Kelly, Wynton was an American jazz pianist, musician and pianist.

His albums: Interpretations (feat. Hank Mobley), Kelly Blue, Kelly Great, Piano Interpretations, Piano, Kelly at Midnight, Undiluted, Someday My Prince Will Come, Full View and Comin' in the Back Door. His related genres: Jazz.

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Donald Leake

Donald Leake (November 6, 1931-December 31, 1997) was an American dentist.

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D. J. Fontana

D. J. Fontana (March 15, 1931 Shreveport-) a.k.a. Dominic Joseph Fontana or D. J. is an American drummer and musician.

His albums include All the King's Men. Genres he performed include Rock and roll.

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Jack Clement

Jack Clement (April 5, 1931 Whitehaven-August 8, 2013 Nashville) also known as Cowboy Jack Clement, Jack Henderson Clement, Clement, Jack or Cowboy was an American record producer, songwriter, singer, singer-songwriter and film producer. He had two children, Alison Clement and Niles Clement.

His albums include For Once and For All. Genres: Folk music, Rock music, Country, Rock and roll and Rockabilly.

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Dewey Redman

Dewey Redman (May 17, 1931 Fort Worth-September 2, 2006 New York City) a.k.a. Redman, Dewey or Walter Dewey Redman was an American musician, saxophonist and composer. His children are called Joshua Redman and Tarik Redman.

His discography includes: Tarik, Living on the Edge, Musics, Red and Black in Willisau, Coincide, Soundsigns, The Ear Of The Behearer, Choices, African Venus and Look for the Black Star. Genres he performed include Jazz, Free jazz, Post-bop and Avant-garde jazz.

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Tommy Allsup

Tommy Allsup (November 24, 1931 Owasso-) also known as Allsup, Tommy is an American record producer and musician.

His discography includes: Hightower Boogie Woogie. Genres: Country, Rock music, Rock and roll and Western swing.

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Jimmy Lyons

Jimmy Lyons (December 1, 1931 Jersey City-May 19, 1986 New York City) also known as Lyons, Jimmy was an American musician.

His albums include Give It Up, Something in Return, Nuba and Wee Sneezawee. Genres related to him: Avant-garde jazz, Free jazz and Jazz.

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Richie Powell

Richie Powell (September 5, 1931 New York City-June 26, 1956 Pennsylvania Turnpike) was an American jazz pianist, pianist and musician.

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Eric Von Schmidt

Eric Von Schmidt (May 28, 1931 Bridgeport-February 2, 2007 Fairfield) also known as Ric Von Schmidt or Von Schmidt, Eric was an American songwriter, singer, singer-songwriter and painter.

His most recognized albums: Living on the Trail, Dick Farina & Eric Von Schmidt and The Folk Blues of Eric Von Schmidt. Genres he performed: Blues and Folk music.

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Marion Brown

Marion Brown (September 8, 1931 Atlanta-October 18, 2010) otherwise known as Brown, Marion was an American , .

Related albums: Juba-Lee, Marion Brown Quartet, Three for Shepp, Vista, Soul Eyes, Live in Japan, November Cotton Flower, Afternoon of a Georgia Faun, and Gesprächsfetzen. Genres related to him: Avant-garde and Jazz.

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Philippa Schuyler

Philippa Schuyler (August 2, 1931 Harlem-May 9, 1967) was an American journalist and musician.

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Bobby Osborne

Bobby Osborne (December 7, 1931 Hyden-) also known as Osborne, Bobby or The Osborne Brothers is an American musician and actor.

His albums: Try a Little Kindness.

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Don Gardner

Don Gardner (May 9, 1931 Philadelphia-) is an American singer.

Genres: Rhythm and blues.

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Lionel Batiste

Lionel Batiste (February 11, 1931 New Orleans-July 8, 2012 New Orleans) also known as Uncle Lionel Batiste or Unc was an American singer and musician.

Genres: Jazz and Blues.

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Bob Gibson

Bob Gibson (November 16, 1931 Brooklyn-September 28, 1996 Portland) otherwise known as Gibson, Bob was an American singer and songwriter.

His discography includes: Makin' a Mess: Bob Gibson Sings Shel Silverstein, Yes I See and Best of Friends. Genres he performed: Folk music.

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Paul Clayton

Paul Clayton (March 3, 1931 New Bedford-March 30, 1967 New York City) a.k.a. Clayton, Paul was an American singer and singer-songwriter.

His albums include Sailing and Whaling Songs of from The Days of Moby Dick and Sings Homemade Songs and Ballads/Folk Singer!. Genres related to him: Folk music.

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Makanda Ken McIntyre

Makanda Ken McIntyre (September 7, 1931 Boston-June 13, 2001 New York City) also known as Ken McIntyre or McIntyre, Ken was an American oboist and musician.

His albums include Hindsight, The Complete United Artists Sessions, Looking Ahead, Stone Blues, Chasing the Sun and Introducing the Vibrations.

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Chris Strachwitz

Chris Strachwitz (July 1, 1931 Bogaczów, Lower Silesian Voivodeship-) also known as Christian Alexander Maria Graf Strachwitz von Gross-Zauche und Camminetz, Chris, Christian Alexander Maria, Graf Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz or Christian Alexander Maria Strachwitz is an American record producer, businessperson, teacher, film director and film producer.

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Peter La Farge

Peter La Farge (April 30, 1931 New York City-October 27, 1965 New York City) a.k.a. Peter LaFarge, La Farge, Peter or Oliver Albee LaFarge was an American singer, sailor and songwriter.

His albums include Ira Hayes" and Other Ballads, As Long as the Grass Shall Grow, On the Warpath and On the Warpath / As Long as the Grass Shall Grow. Genres: Folk music.

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Earl Grant

Earl Grant (January 20, 1931 Oklahoma City-June 10, 1970) also known as Grant, Earl was an American organist and musician.

His albums include Little Girl Lost, Winter Wonderland and Singin' and Swingin': The Best of Earl Grant.

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Little Willie Littlefield

Little Willie Littlefield (September 16, 1931 El Campo-June 23, 2013 Leusden) a.k.a. Littlefield, Little Willie was an American musician, record producer and songwriter.

His albums: K.C. Loving / Pleading at Midnight, I'm in the Mood, The Red One, Houseparty, Singalong with Little Willie Littlefield, Yellow Boogie & Blues and Fresh Tracks. Genres he performed include Rhythm and blues, Jump blues and Boogie-woogie.

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Dick Twardzik

Dick Twardzik (April 30, 1931 Danvers-October 21, 1955 Paris) also known as Richard Twardzik or Twardzik, Richard was an American jazz pianist.

His discography includes: 1954 Improvisation and Trio. Genres: Bebop.

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Audrey Schuh

Audrey Schuh (June 11, 1931 New Orleans-) is an American singer.

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Walt Groller

Walt Groller (February 12, 1931 Allentown-) is an American , .

Genres: Polka.

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Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 West End-February 27, 2015) also known as Leonard Simon Nimoy, Leonard Nemoy, Frank Force or The other Dr. Spock was an American photographer, actor, film director, poet, singer, songwriter and voice actor. He had two children, Adam Nimoy and Julie Nimoy.

His discography includes: Highly Illogical, Presents Mr. Spock's Music From Outer Space, Leonard Nimoy Presents Mr. Spock's Music from Outer Space, The Way I Feel, The New World of Leonard Nimoy, The Touch of Leonard Nimoy, The Two Sides of Leonard Nimoy and Spaced Out: The Very Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner.

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Jack Sheldon

Jack Sheldon (November 30, 1931 Jacksonville-) is an American singer, actor, voice actor and musician. He has four children, Kevin Sheldon, John Sheldon, Julie Sheldon and Jesse Sheldon.

His albums: The Quintet and the Quartet, Jack Is Back, There's No One Like Nomo and Jack's Groove.

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Hubert Sumlin

Hubert Sumlin (November 16, 1931 Greenwood-December 4, 2011 Wayne) otherwise known as Huberrt Sumlin or Hubert Charles Sumlin was an American singer, musician and guitarist.

His albums include I Know You, About Them Shoes, Healing Feeling, Hubert Sumlin's Blues Party, I'm the Back Door Man, Wake Up Call, Made in Argentina 1993, Blues Guitar Boss, Blues Anytime and Legends. Genres he performed: Blues, Electric blues and Chicago blues.

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