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C C Music Factory

Song(s):
Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now) (1990)

Album(s):
Gonna Make You Sweat (1990)


Caamp

Song(s):
Officer of Love (2020)


Camila Cabello

Song(s):
Bad Things (2016) – see Machine Gun Kelly
Havana (with Young Thug, 2017)
Never Be the Same (2017)
Señorita (2019) – see Shawn Mendes
My Oh My (with DaBaby, 2019)

Album(s):
Camila (2018)


The Cadillacs

Song(s):
Gloria (1954)
Speedoo (1955)


Irving Caesar

Songwriter born 7/4/1895 in New York City, NY. Died 12/18/1996.

Song(s):
Tea for Two (1925) – see Marion Harris
Tea for Two (1939) – see Art Tatum


Shirley Caesar

Song(s):
No Charge (1975)


Charlotte Caffey

New-wave guitarist and keyboardist born10/21/1953 in Santa Monica, CA. With The Go-Go’s (1978-).


John Cage

Song(s):
4:33 (1952)
Andalucia (1973)


Cage the Elephant

Song(s):
Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked (2008)
Shake Me Down (2010)
Come a Little Closer (2013)
Whole Wide World (2017)
Ready to Let Go (2019)

Album(s):
Tell Me I’m Pretty (2016)
Social Cues (2019)


James Cagney

Song(s):
Yankee Doodle Boy (1942)


Sammy Cahn

Musical theater composer born Samuel Cohen on 6/18/1913 in New York City, NY. Died 1/15/1993.

Song(s) Composed by Cahn:
I’ve Heard That Song Before (1943) – see Harry James


Colbie Caillat

Song(s):
Bubbly (2007)

Album (s):
Breakthrough (2009)


Jonathan Cain

Rock keyboardist and songwriter born Jonathan Leonard Friga on 2/26/1950 in Chicago, IL. Member of The Babys (79-80), Journey (80-86, 96-), and Bad English (87-91).


Scott Cain

Song(s):
I’m Moving On (2002)


Cake

Song(s):
The Distance (1996)

Album(s):
Showroom of Compassion (2011)


Anne Caldwell


Bobby Caldwell

Song(s):
What You Won’t Do for Love (1978)


Sarah Caldwell


J.J. Cale

Song(s):
Cocaine (1976)

Album(s):
The Road to Escondido (with Eric Clapton, 2006)


John Cale

Experimental rock singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer born 3/9/1942 in Gamant, Carmathenshire, Wales. With the Velvet Underground (1965-68) and later a solo artist.

Song(s):
Paris 1919 (1973)
Fear Is a Man’s Best Friend (1974)
Close Watch (1975)
Lay My Love (with Brian Eno, 1990)

Album(s):
Paris 1919 (1973)
Music for a New Society (1982)
Songs for Drella (with Lou Reed, 1990)
Wrong Way Up (with Brian Eno, 1990)

Album(s) Produced by Cale:
The Stooges (1969) – see The Stooges
Modern Lovers (1973) – see The Modern Lovers
Horses (1975) – see Patti Smith


California Swag District

Song(s):
Teach Me How to Dougie (2010)


Bill Callahan

Album(s):
Dream River (2013)


Maria Callas

Opera singer born 12/2/1923 in New York City, NY. Died 9/16/1977.


Anthony Callea

Song(s):
The Prayer (2005)
Rain/Bridge Over Troubled Water (2005)


The Call

Song(s):
Let the Day Begin (1989)


The Calling

Song(s):
Wherever You Will Go (2001)


Cab Calloway

Jazz big band leader born Cabell Calloway III on 12/15/1907 in Rochester, NY. Died 11/18/1994.

Song(s):
Minnie the Moocher (1931)
I've Got the World on a String (1932)
Hep! Hep! The Jumpin' Jive (1939)


Bernie Calvert

Rock guitarist and keyboardist born Bernard Bamfort Calvert on 9/16/1942 in Brierfield, UK. With The Hollies.


Eddie Calvert

Song(s):
O Mein Papa (Oh My Papa) (1953)


Camel

Album(s):
Mirage (1974)
The Snow Goose (1975)


Cameo

Song(s):
She’s Strange (1984)
Word Up! (1986)
Candy (1986)


Camera Obscura

Song(s):
Lloyd, I'm Ready to Be Heartbroken (2006)


Matt Cameron

Grunge-rock drummer born 11/28/1962 in San Diego, California. With Soundgarden (1987-96), one-time project Temple of the Dog (90), and Pearl Jam (98-).


Albert Campbell

Singer born 8/19/1872 in Brooklyn, NY. Died 1/25/1947. Recorded solo but had his greatest success as a duo with Henry Burr. Both of them recorded with the Peerless Quartet (1904-25) and the Sterling Trio (1916-22) as well.

Song(s):
My Wild Irish Rose (1899)
Ma Blushin' Rosie (1900)
Will You Love Me in December As You Do in May? (1906)
Love Me and the World Is Mine (1906)
When I Was Twenty-One and You Were Sweet Sixteen (1912) – see Henry Burr
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1913) – see Henry Burr
I'm on My Way to Mandalay (1914) – see Henry Burr
Closer to My Heart (1915) – see Henry Burr
There's a Quaker Down in Quaker Town (1916) – see Henry Burr
Lookout Mountain (1917) – see Henry Burr
Till We Meet Again (1919) – see Henry Burr
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles (1919) – see Henry Burr


Glen Campbell

Country singer/songwriter and guitarist born 4/22/36 in Billstown, AK. Died 8/8/2017. With his uncle Dick Bills' band (54-58) and the Champs (60) before going solo and becoming a prolific studio musician, which included being the touring keyboardist with the Beach Boys (12/64-4/65) and Sagittarius (67). Own TV show The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour from 1968-72. In films True Grit, Norwood, and Strange Homecoming. Voice in animated film Rock-A-Doodle. CMA Awards: 1968 Male Vocalist of the Year; 1968 Entertainer of the Year.

Song(s):
Gentle on My Mind (1967)
By the Time I Get to Phoenix (1967)
I Wanna Live (1968)
Wichita Lineman (1968)
Galveston (1969)
Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)
Southern Nights (1977)
I’m Not Gonna Miss You (2014)

Album(s):
By the Time I Get to Phoenix (1967)
Gentle on My Mind (1967)
Bobbie Gentry and Glen Campbell (1968) – see Bobbie Gentry
Wichita Lineman (1968)
Rhinestone Cowboy (1975)


Mike Campbell

Rock guitarist born 2/1/1950 in Panama City, FL. With Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers.


Tevin Campbell

Song(s):
Tomorrow (A Better You, a Better Me) (1990) – see Quincy Jones
Tell Me What You Want Me to Do (1991)
Alone with You (1992)
Can We Talk (1993)


Vivian Campbell

Rock guitarist born 8/25/1962 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. With Ronnie James Dio (83-86), Whitesnake (87-88), Lou Gramm (89), Riverdogs (90), Shadow King (91), and Def Leppard (1992-).


Camper Van Beethoven

Song(s):
Take the Skinheads Bowling (1985)
Pictures of Matchstick Men (1989)


Can

Album(s):
Tago Mago (1971)
Future Days (1973)


Canario y Su Grupo

Songs(s):
Lamento Borincano (1930)


Candlebox

Song(s):
You (1993)
Far Behind (1993)
Understanding (1995)


Canned Heat

Song(s):
On the Road Again (1968)
Going Up the Country (1968)
Refried Boogie (1968)


Cannibal & the Headhunters

Song(s):
Land of 1000 Dances (1965)


Effie I. Canning

Song(s) written by Canning:
Rock-a-Bye Baby (1884)


Freddy Cannon

Rock singer ("Way Down Yonder in New Orleans," "Pallsades Park") born Frederick Anthony Picariello, Jr. on 12/4/1940 in Revere, Massachusetts.

Song(s):
Tallahassee Lassie (1959)
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans (1959)


Gus Cannon

Blues musician born 9/12/1883 in Red Banks, MI. Died 10/15/1979. With Cannon's Jug Stompers.

Song(s):
Walk Right In (Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers, 1930)


Eddie Cantor

Singer born 1/31/1892. Died 10/10/1964.

Song(s):
Margie (1921)
No, No, Nora (1923)
Charley, My Boy (1924)
If You Knew Susie Like I Know Susie (1925)
Makin’ Whoopee (1929)


Blu Cantrell

Song(s):
Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops!) (2001)


Jim Capaldi

Rock drummer born Nicola James Capaldi on 8/2/1944 in Evesham, Worcestershire, England. Died 1/28/2005. With Traffic (d/v: 1967-74, 1994, 2004).


Lewis Capaldi

Song(s):
Someone You Loved (2018)
Before You Go (2019)

Album(s):
Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent (2019)


Capital Cities

Song(s):
Safe and Sound (2012)


Jimmy Capps


The Capris

Song(s):
There's a Moon Out Tonight (1960)


Captain & Tennille

Song(s):
Love Will Keep Us Together (1975)
Lonely Night (Angel Face) (1976)
Muskrat Love (1976)
Do That to Me One More Time (1979)


Captain Beefheart

Experimental rock singer/songwriter born Don Glen Vliet on 1/15/1941 in Glendale, CA. Died 12/17/2010.

Song(s):
Moonlight on Vermont (1969)
Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkey on My Knee (1980)

Album(s):
Safe As Milk (1968)
Trout Mask Replica (1969)
Clear Spot (1972)


Alessia Cara

Song(s):
Here (2015)
Scars to Your Beautiful (2015)
1-800-273-8255 (2017) – see Logic
Stay (2017) – see Zedd
Let Me Down Slowly (2019) – see Alec Benjamin


Irene Cara

Song(s):
Fame (1980)
Flashdance...What a Feelin' (1983)


Mike Carabello

Percussionist born 11/18/1947 in San Francisco, CA. With Santana (1966-71, 2014-16).


Caravan

Album(s):
In the Land of Grey and Pink (1971)


Cardi B

Rapper born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar Cephus on 10/11/1992 in New York City, New York.

Song(s):
Bodak Yellow (Money Moves) (2017)
Girls Like You (2017) – see Maroon 5
No Limit (2017) – see G-Eazy
Motor Sport (2017) – see Migos
I Like It (with Bad Bunny & J. Balvin, 2018)
Money (2018)
Finesse (2018) – see Bruno Mars
Please Me (with Bruno Mars, 2019)
Up (2020)
WAP (with Megan Thee Stallion, 2020)
Rumors (2021) – see Lizzo

Album(s):
Invasion of Privacy (2018)


Cardigans

Song(s):
Lovefool (1996)


Matt Cardle

Song(s):
When We Collide (2010)


Danny Carey

Rock drummer with Tool.


Jake Carey

Doo-wop bass singer born 9/9/1926 in Pulaski, VA. Died 12/10/1997. With The Flamingos.


Mariah Carey

Pop singer born 3/27/1970 in Huntington, Long Island, NY. Irish-American and Black-Venezuelan parentage. Referred to as the "Songbird Supreme" by the Guinness World Records, the 1990 Best New Artist Grammy winner is known for her five-octave vocal range. She is the only artist to have her first five singles top the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and is second only to the Beatles with 19 total chart-toppers. Her songs "One Sweet Day" (1995) and "We Belong Together" (2005) rank in the top 10 biggest #1 songs in the history of the Billboard charts.

Song(s):
Mariah Carey: Top 42 Songs
Vision of Love (1990)
Love Takes Time (1990)
Someday (1990)
I Don’t Wanna Cry (1990)
Emotions (1991)
Can’t Let Go (1991)
Make It Happen (1991)
I’ll Be There (live, 1992)
Dreamlover (1993)
Hero (1993)
Without You (1993)
All I Want for Christmas Is You (1994)
Fantasy (1995)
One Sweet Day (with Boyz II Men, 1995)
Always Be My Baby (1995)
Honey (1997)
When You Believe (with Whitney Houston, 1998)
Heartbreaker (with Jay-Z, 1999)
Thank God I Found You (with Joe & 98 Degrees, 1999)
Loverboy (with Cameo, 2001)
We Belong Together (2005)
Don’t Forget About Us (2005)
Shake It Off (2005)

Album(s):
Mariah Carey (1990)
Emotions (1991)
Music Box (1993)
Merry Christmas (Christmas, 1994)
Daydream (1995)
Butterfly (1997)
#1's (compilation: 1990-98, released 1998)
The Emancipation of Mimi (2005)


Zeke Carey

Doo-wop singer born Ezekiel Carey on 1/24/1933. Died 1/1/2000. With The Flamingos.


Frankie Carle

American jazz/big band leader born 5/25/1903. Died 3/7/2001.

Song(s):
A Little on the Lonely Side (with Paul Allen, 1945)
Oh! What It Seemed to Be (with Marjorie Hughes, 1946)
Rumors Are Flying (with Marjorie Hughes, 1946)


Brandi Carlile

Song(s):
The Story (I Was Made for You) (2007)
That Wasn’t Me (2012)
The Joke (2017)
The Mother (2018)
Crowded Table (2019) – see The Highwomen
Right on Time (2021)
Broken Horses (2021)

Album(s):
By the Way, I Forgive You (2018)


George Carlin

Album(s):
Class Clown (comedy, 1972)


Belinda Carlisle

New wave rock singer born 8/17/1958 in Los Angeles, CA. With the Go-Go’s (1978-) and a solo singer ("Heaven Is a Place on Earth").

Song(s):
Mad About You (1986)
Heaven Is a Place on Earth (1987)


Bill Carlisle


Bob Carlisle

Song(s):
Butterfly Kisses (1997)


Steve Carlisle

Song(s):
WKRP in Cincinnati (1981)


Bun E. Carlos

Rock drummer born Brad Carlson on 6/12/1950 in Rockford, IL. With Cheap Trick (1973-2010).


Roberto Carlos

Brazilian pop singer and composer born 4/19/1941.


Wendy Carlos

Album(s):
Switched on Bach (1969)


Carl Carlton

R&B singer/songwriter born 5/21/1953 in Detroit, Michigan.

Song(s):
Everlasting Love (1974)
She's a Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) (1981)


Vanessa Carlton

Song(s):
A Thousand Miles (2002)


Eric Carmen

Song(s):
All by Myself (1975)
Never Gonna Fall in Love Again (1976)
Make Me Lose Control (1988)


Hoagy Carmichael

Songwriter born Hoagland Howard Carmichael on 11/22/1899 in Bloomington, IN. Died 12/27/1981.

Song(s) composed by Carmichael:
Stardust (music by Carmichael, performed by Hoagy Carmichael & His Pals; 1927)
Stardust (1931) – see Louis Armstong
Georgia on My Mind (1930)
Lazy River (1931) – see Louis Armstrong
Stardust (1941) – see Artie Shaw
Huggin’ and Chalkin’ (1946)
Stardust (1957) – see the Dominoes
Georgia on My Mind (1960) – see Ray Charles


Kim Carnes

Pop/rock singer/songwriter born 7/20/1945 in Los Angeles, CA.

Song(s):
Bette Davis Eyes (1981)


Billy Carpenter

Song(s):
Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1925) – see Gene Austin


Carleton Carpenter

Song(s):
The Aba Daba Honeymoon (1951) – see Debbie Reynolds


Karen Carpenter

Pop singer and drummer born 3/2/1950 in New Haven, Connecticut. Died 2/4/1983. With her brother Richard in the duo the Carpenters.


Mary Chapin Carpenter

American country singer born 2/21/1958.

Song(s):
It Don’t Bring You (1989)
Down at the Twist and Shout (1990)
Passionate Kisses (1992)
He Thinks He’ll Keep Her (1992)
Shut Up and Kiss Me (1994)

Album(s):
State of the Heart (1989)
Come on, Come On (1992)
Stones in the Road (1994)


Carpenters

Pop/adult contemporary brother-sister duo from New Haven, CT. Richard played piano from age 9. To Downey, CA in 1963. Karen played drums in group with Richard and bass player Wes Jacobs in 1965. The trio recorded for RCA in 1966. After a period with the band Spectrum, the Carpenters recorded as a duo for A&M in 1969. Won the 1970 Best new Artist Grammy Award. Hosts of the TV variety show Make Your Own Kind of Music in 1971. Active: 1968-1983 Members: Richard Carpenter (born 10/15/46) and Karen Carpenter (born 3/2/50; died 2/4/83 of heart failure due to anorexia nervosa).

Song(s):
They Long to Be Close to You (1970)
We’ve Only Just Begun (1970)
Merry Christmas Darling (1970)
Rainy Days and Monday (1971)
Superstar (1971)
For All We Know (1971)
Goodbye to Love (1972)
Hurting Each Other (1972)
Top of the World (1973)
Yesterday Once More (1973)
Please Mr. Postman (1974)

Album(s):
The Singles 1969-1973 (compilation: 1969-73, released 1973)
The Singles 1969-1981 (compilation: 1969-81, released 2000)


Eric Carr

Rock drummer born Paul Charles Caravello in New York City, NY on 7/12/1850. Died 11/24/1991. With Kiss (1980-1991).


James Carr

Song(s):
Pouring Water on a Drowning Man (1966)
The Dark End of the Street (1967)

Album(s):
You Got My Mind Messed Up (1966)


Joe "Fingers" Carr

Song(s):
Down Yonder (1951)
The Portuguese Washerwoman (1956)


Leroy Carr

Blues singer born 3/27/1905 in Nashville, TN. Died 4/29/1935.

Song(s):
How Long, How Long Blues (with Scrapper Blackwell, 1928)
Blues Before Sunrise (with Scrapper Blackwell, 1934)

Album(s):
Blues Before Sunrise (1962)


Vikki Carr

Song(s):
It Must Be Him (1967)


Wes Carr

Song(s):
You (2008)


Paul Carrack

Pop/rock singer born 4/22/1951 in Sheffield, England. Fronted the band Ace ("How Long"), offered guest vocals for Squeeze, and worked with Mike the Mechanics ("Silent Running"). Also worked as a solo singer ("Don't Shed a Tear," "I Need You").

Song(s):
Top 30 Songs
How Long (1974) – see Ace
Tempted (1981) – see Squeeze
Silent Running (1985) – see Mike the Mechanics
The Living Years (1988) – see Mike the Mechanics


Keith Carradine

Song(s):
I'm Easy (1976)


José Carreras

Song(s):
Amigos Para Siempre (Friends for Life) (with Sarah Brightman, 1992)

Album(s):
The Three Tenors in Concert/Mehta (live, opera: 1990) – see Luciano Pavarotti


Diahann Carroll


Harry Carroll


Jim Carroll Band

Song(s):
People Who Died (1980)


The Cars

New wave rock group formed in Boston, MA in 1976. Members: Ric Ocasek (v/g: 78-88, 00, 10-11, 18), Benjamin Orr (b/v: 78-88, 00), Elliot Easton (g: 76-88, 00, 10-11, 18), Greg Hawkes (k/sax: 76-88, 00, 10-11, 18), David Robinson (d: 76-88, 00, 01-11, 18).

Song(s):
Just What I Needed (1978)
My Best Friend’s Girl (1978)
You’re All I’ve Got Tonight (1978)
Shake It Up (1981)
You Might Think (1984)
Drive (1984)

Album(s):
The Cars (1978)
Candy-O (1979)
Panorama (1980)
Shake It Up (1981)
Heartbeat City (1984)
Door to Door (1987)
Move Like This (2011)


Fiddlin' John Carson

Song(s):
The Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane (1923)


Benny Carter

Jazz/big band leader born Bennett Lester Carter on 8/8/1907 in Harlem, NY. Died 7/12/2003.

Song(s):
I’m Lost (with Dick Gray, 1944)


Betty Carter

Jazz snger born Lillie Mae Jones on 5/16/1929 in Brooklyn, NY. Died 9/26/1998.

Album(s):
The Audience with Betty Carter (1979)


Clarence Carter

Song(s):
Slip Away (1968)
The Dark End of the Street (1969)
Patches (1970)
Sixty Minute Man (1973)


Deana Carter

Song(s):
Strawberry Wine (1996)
We Danced Anyway (1996)
How Do I Get There (1997)


Elliott Carter Jr.

Classical composer.

Album(s):
Variations for Orchestra (1956)


Johnny Carter

R&/doo-wop singer born 6/20/1945 in Chicago, IL. Died 8/21/2009. With The Flamingos and The Dells.


Obadiah Carter

R&B singer born on 12/12/1925 in Spartanburg, SC. Died 6/30/1994. With The Five Royales.


Vivian Carter


The Carter Family

"The First Family of Country Music." Influential for generations to follow. All Virginia-born. Maybelle's daughter June carried on the family tradition singing with husband Johnny Cash. Active: 1928-1935 Members: A.P. (Alvin Pleasant) Carter, wife Sarah (lead vocalist and autoharp), and her cousin Maybelle (alto vocalist and guitar).

Song(s):
Wildwood Flower (1928)
Keep on the Sunny Side (1928)
I’m Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes (1929)
Worried Man Blues (1930)
Can the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By) (1935)
Gold Watch and Chain (1933)


Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine

Song(s):
The Only Living Boy in New Cross (1992)


Eliza Carthy

Song(s):
Worcester City (2002)


Enrico Caruso

Operatic tenor born 2/25/1873 in Naples, Italy. Died 8/2/1921. Made operatic debut in 1894 after European acclaim. Came to America in 1902 and began working with the New York Metropolitan Opera. Made his first recording for Victor in 1904. No other individual was more responsible for the growth of the recording industry during this era.

Song(s):
Celeste Aida (Heavenly Aida) (1904)
Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play) (1907)
Love Is Mine (1912)
Over There (1918)


Robert Casadesus


Jack Casady

Rock bassist born John William Casady on Washington, DC on 4/13/1944. With Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna, and Jefferson Starship.


Pablo Casals


The Cascades

Song(s):
Rhythm of the Rain (1963)


Neko Case

Song(s):
Hold on Hold On (2006)
Atomic Number (2016) – see k.d. lang
Last Lion of Albion (2018)

Album(s):
Hell-On (2018)
Case/Lang/Viers (2016) – see k.d. lang


Adrianna Caselotti

Song(s):
Someday My Prince Will Come (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1938)
I’m Wishing/One Song (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1938)


Fred Cash

R&B singer born 10/8/1940 in Chattanooga, TN. With The Impressions.


Johnny Cash

Links: DMDB profile page - official site - Facebook - Wikipedia

Country singer born J.R. Cash on 2/26/32 in Kingsland, AR. Died 9/12/2003. In U.S. Air Force, 1950-54, where he adopted the name Johnny Ray. Backed by the Tennessee Two: Luther Perkins (g) and Marshall Grant (b). First recorded for Sun in 1955. On Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry in 1957. Own TV show for ABC from 1969-71. Worked with June Carter from 1961; married her in March 1968. Father of Rosanne Cash and stepfather of Carlene Carter. Recorded with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Kris Kristofferson as "The Highwaymen." Brother of Tommy Cash. Known as "The Man in Black." CMA Awards: 1969 Vocal Group of the Year (with June Carter), 1969 Male Vocalist of the Year, 1969 Entertainer of the Year. Had one of the all-time great career resurgences in the 1990s and 2000s with his stripped-bare covers recorded with producer Rick Rubin.

Song(s):
Cry! Cry! Cry! (1955)
Hey Porter (1955)
Folsom Prison Blues (1955; live: 1968)
I Walk the Line (1956)
Get Rhythm (1956)
There You Go (1956)
Home of the Blues (1957)
Give My Love to Rose (1957)
Ballad of a Teenage Queen (1957)
Big River (1957)
Guess Things Happen That Way (1958)
The Ways of a Woman in Love (1958)
Don’t Take Your Guns to Town (1958)
Ring of Fire (1963)
Understand Your Man (1964)
Jackson (with June Carter Cash, 1967)
Daddy Sang Bass (1968)
A Boy Named Sue (live, 1969)
Girl from the North Country (1969) – see Bob Dylan
Sunday Mornin’ Coming Down (1970)
Flesh and Blood (1970)
What is Truth? (1970)
One Piece at a Time (1976)
Highwayman (1985) – see The Highwaymen
Drive On (1994)
I’ve Been Everywhere (1996)
Hurt (2002)
Personal Jesus (2002)
Redemption Day (2019) – see Sheryl Crow

Album(s):
The Complete Million Dollar Session (Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins & Elvis Presley; recorded 1956, released 1987)
The Sun Years (compilation: 1954-58, released 1985)
Ride This Train (1960)
I Walk the Line (1964)
At Folsom Prison (live, 1968)
At San Quentin (live, 1969)
The Essential Johnny Cash 1955-1983 (box: 1955-83, released 1992)
American Recordings (produced by Rick Rubin, 1994)
American II: Unchained (1996)
American III: Solitary Man (produced by Rick Rubin, 2000)
American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)
The Legend of Johnny Cash (compilation: 1955-2003, released 2005)

The DMDB Blog:
Johnny Cash Goes to #1 on the Country Charts: July 21, 1956 (7/21/11)


Rosanne Cash

Song(s):
Seven Year Ache (1981)
My Baby Thinks He’s a Train (1981)
Blue Moon with Heartache (1981)
I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me (1985)
Never Be You (1985)
The Way We Make a Broken Heart (with John Hiatt, 1987)
Tennessee Flat Top Box (1987)
If You Change Your Mind (1988)
Runaway Train (1988)
It’s Such a Small World (1988) – see Rodney Crowell
I Don’t Want to Spoil the Party (1989)
The Long Way Home (2014)

Album(s):
Seven Year Ache (1981)
Interiors (1990)


The Casinos

Song(s):
Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye (1966)


Casper Magico

Song(s):
Te Boté (with Nio Garcia, Bad Bunny, Nicky Jam, & Ozuna, 2017)


David Cassidy

Song(s):
Cherish (1971)


Eva Cassidy

Song(s):
Over the Rainbow (1992)

Album(s):
Songbird (1998)


Shaun Cassidy

Song(s):
Da Doo Ron Ron (1977)
That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll (1977)


Cassie

Song(s):
Me & U (2006)


The Castaways

Song(s):
Liar Liar (1965)


Irene & Vern Castle

Song(s):
The Castle Walk (1914)


Deen Castronovo

Rock drummer and singer born 8/17/1964 in Westminster, CA. Member of Wild Dogs (83-87), Bad English (89-91), Hardline (92), Journey (98-15).


Catherine Wheel

Song(s):
Black Metallic (1991)


Cat Power

Song(s):
The Greatest (2006)


The Cats and the Fiddle

Song(s):
I Miss You So (1939)


Felix Cavaliere

Rock songwriter and keyboardist born 11/29/1942 in Village of Pellham, NY. With The Rascals.


Carmen Cavallaro

Jazz/big band leader born 5/6/1913 in New York City, NY. Died 10/12/1989.


Nick Cave

Rock singer and guitarist born 9/22/1957 in Warracknabeal, Victoria, Australia.

Song(s):
Tupelo (1985)
The Carny (1986)
The Mercy Seat (1988)
Death Is Not the End (1988)
Red Right Hand (1994)
Stagger Lee (1996)
Into My Arms (1997)

Album(s):
Tender Prey (1988)
The Boatman’s Call (1997)
Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (2004)
Ghosteen (2019)


Adriano Celentano


Jean Cerchi

Song(s):
There’ll Be Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs Over Dover (1942)


Peter Cetera

Jazz-rock/pop singer/songwriter born 9/13/1944 in Chicago, Illinois. With Chicago (1967-85) and a solo artist ("Glory of Love," "The Next Time I Fall").

Song(s):
Glory of Love (1986)
The Next Time I Fall (with Amy Grant, 1986)
One Good Woman (1988)


Frank Chacksfield

Song(s):
Ebb Tide (1953)
Limelight (Terry’s Theme) (1953)


Chad & Jeremy

Song(s):
A Summer Song (1964)


The Chainsmokers

Song(s):
Roses (with Rozes, 2015)
Don’t Let Me Down (with Daya, 2016)
Closer (with Halsey, 2016)
Paris (2017)
Something Just Like This (with Coldplay, 2017)


The Chairmen of the Board

Song(s):
Give Me Just a Little More Time (1970)


Feodor Chaliapin

Song(s):
Song of the Flea (w. Modest Mussorgsky, performed by Feodor Chaliapin, 1926)


Jimmy Chamberlin

Rock drummer with Smashing Pumpkins.


Martin Chambers

Rock drummer born on 9/4/1951 in Hereford, UK. With The Pretenders.


The Chambers Brothers

Song(s):
Time Has Come Today (1967)


Kasey Chambers

Song(s):
The Captain (1999)
Not Pretty Enough (2002)


Chameleons

Song(s):
In Shreds (1982)


Chamillionaire

Song(s):
Ridin’ (with Krayzie Bone, 2006)


The Champs

Song(s):
Tequila (1958)


Chance the Rapper

Song(s):
No Problem (with Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz, 2016)
I’m the One (2017) – see DJ Khaled

Album(s):
Coloring Book (2016)


Justin Chancellor


Chas Chandler

Rock bassist and producer born Byron James Chandler on 12/18/1938 in South Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Died 7/17/1996. With The Animals.


Gene Chandler

R&B singer born Eugene Drake Dixon on 7/6/1937 in Chicago, IL.

Song(s):
Duke of Earl (1962)


Bruce Channel

Song(s):
Hey! Baby (1962)


The Chantays

Song(s):
Pipeline (1963)


The Chantels

Song(s):
Maybe (1958)


Harry Chapin

Song(s):
Taxi (1972)
Sniper (1972)
Dogtown (1972)
Cat’s in the Cradle (1974)
What Made America Famous (1974)


Saul Chaplin


Mike Chapman

Australian record producer/songwriter born Michael Donald Chapman on 4/13/1947. Created singles for the Sweet and produced albums for Blondie and the Knack.


Ron Chapman


Tracy Chapman

Folk singer/songwriter born 3/30/1964 in Cleveland, OH.

Song(s):
Fast Car (1988)
Talkin’ ‘Bout a Revolution (1988)
Baby Can I Hold You (1988)
Crossroads (1989)
All That You Have Is Your Soul (1989)
The House of the Rising Sun (1990)
Give Me One Reason (1995)
At This Point in My Life (1995)
Telling Stories (There Is Fiction in the Space Between) (2000)

Album(s):
Tracy Chapman (1988)
Crossroads (1989)
New Beginning (1995)
Telling Stories (2000)
Collection (compilation, released 2001)


Olumide Chapters


The Charioteers


The Charlatans

Song(s):
The Only One I Know (1990)


Charlene

Song(s):
I’ve Never Been to Me (1977)
Used to Be (with Stevie Wonder, 1982)


Charles & Eddie

Song(s):
Would I Lie to You? (1992)


Ray Charles

R&B singer born Ray Charles Robinson on 9/23/1930 in Albany, GA. Died 6/10/2004. Well known for integrating multiple genres into his music. To Greenville, FL while still an infant. Partially blind at age 5, completely blind at age 7 (glaucoma). Studied classical piano and clarinet at State School for Deaf and Blind Children, St. Augustine, FL, 1937-45. With local Florida bands; moved to Seattle in 1948. Formed the McSon Trio (aka Maxim Trio and the Maxine Trio) with Gossady McGhee (g) and Milton Garret (b). First recordings were in the King Cole Trio style. Formed own band in 1954. The 1950’s female vocal group, The Cookies, became his backing group, The Raeletts. Singer/actor Jamie Foxx won the Academy Award for Best Actor portraying Charles in Ray!

Song(s):
Ray Charles: Top 50 Songs
I Gotta Woman (1955)
A Fool for You (1955)
Hallelujah, I Love Her So (1956)
Drown in My Own Tears (1956)
Lonely Avenue (1956)
Night Time Is the Right Time (1959)
What’d I Say (1959)
I Believe to My Soul (1959)
Georgia on My Mind (1960)
Let the Good Times Roll (1960)
Come Rain or Come Shine (1960)
One Mint Julep (1961)
Hit the Road Jack (1961)
Unchain My Heart (1961)
I Can’t Stop Loving You (1962)
You Are My Sunshine (1962)
Busted (1963)
Crying Time (1965)
Let’s Go Get Stoned (1966)
Yesterday (1967)
America the Beautiful (1972)
Seven Spanish Angels (with Willie Nelson, 1984)
Baby Grand (1986) – see Billy Joel
I’ll Be Good to You (1989) – see Quincy Jones
Here We Go Again (with Norah Jones, 2004)

Album(s):
The Genius of Ray Charles (1959)
In Person (live: 1959)
The Birth of Soul – The Complete Atlantic Rhythm & Blues Recordings (box: 1952-59, released 1991)
Genius Soul = Jazz (1961)
Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (1962)
Anthology (compilation: 1955-68, charted 10/29/88)
Genius in Concert L.A. (1973)
Genius & Soul: The 50th Anniversary Collection (box: 1949-93, released 1997)
Genius Loves Company (with various artists, 2004)


Sonny Charles & the Checkmates Ltd.

Song(s):
Black Pearl (1969)


Charli XCX

Song(s):
Fancy (2014) – see Iggy Azalea
Boo Clap (2014)


Martin Charnin

Song(s):
Tomorrow (from Annie, performed by Andrea McCardle, 1977) – see Charles Strouse
It’s a Hard-Knock Life (from Annie, 1977) – see Charles Strouse

Album(s):
Annie (cast album: 1977) – see Charles Strouse


Samuel Charters


Cheap Trick

Rock band formed in Rockford, Illinois in 1973. Jon Brant (b: 81-87, 04-07), Bun E. Carlos (d: 73-10), Pete Comita (b: 80-81), Randy Hogan (v: 73-74), Rick Nielsen (g/b: 73-), Tom Petersson (b: 73-80, 87-), Robin Zander (v/rhythm g: 74-).

Song(s):
Big Eyes (1977)
On the Radio (1978)
Surrender (1978)
I Want You to Want Me (live, 1979)
The Flame (1988)

Album(s):
At Budokan (live, 1978)


Chubby Checker

R&B singer born Ernest Evans on 10/3/1941 in Spring Gully, SC.

Song(s):
The Twist (1960)
Let’s Twist Again (1961)
Pony Time (1961)
Limbo Rock (1962)


The Chemical Brothers

Song(s):
The Setting Sun (with Noel Gallagher, 1996)
Block Rockin’ Beats (1997)

Album(s):
Exit Planet Dust (1995)
Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
Surrender (1999)
Push the Button (2005)
We Are the Night (2007)


Clifton Chenier

Album(s):
Bogalusa Boogie (1976)


Cher

Pop singer born Cherilyn Sarkisian on 5/20/46 in El Centro, CA. In duo known as Sonny & Cher (63-74) with her husband Sonny Bono, to whom she was married throughout their singing partnership. Simultaneously recorded as a solo artist, first under the names Bonnie Jo Mason and Cherilyn in 1964, and continued doing so after the duo ceased. Married to rocker Gregg Allman (75-79). Member of group Black Rose (80). Won Best Actress Oscar in 1987 for Moonstruck.

Song(s):
I Got You Babe (1965) – see Sonny & Cher
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (1966)
Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves (1971)
Half Breed (1973)
If I Could Turn Back Time (1989)
The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) (1991)
Believe (1998)


Ed Cherney

Recording engineer and record producer born on 6/16/1950 in Chicago, IL. Died 10/22/2019. Worked with Jackson Browne, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Buddy Guy, Lenny Kravitz, Wynton Marsalis, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, the Rolling Stones, Sting, and others.


Eagle-Eye Cherry

Song(s):
Save Tonight (1998)


Neneh Cherry

Song(s):
Buffalo Stance (1988)
7 Seconds (1994) – see Youssou N’Dour


Kenny Chesney

Country singer born 3/26/1968 in Knoxville, TN.

Song(s):
She’s Got It All (1997)
How Forever Feels (1998)
You Had Me from Hello (1999)
Don’t Happen Twice (2000)
The Good Stuff (2002)
There Goes My Life (2003)
When the Sun Goes Down (with Uncle Kracker, 2004)
Anything But Mine (2004)
Living in Fast Forward (2005)
Summertime (2005)
Beer in Mexico (2005)
Never Wanted Nothing More (2007)
Don’t Blink (2007)
Better As a Memory (2007)
Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven (with the Wailers, 2008)
Down the Road (with MacMcAnally, 2008)
Out Last Night (2009)
The Boys of Fall (2010)
Somewhere with You (2010)
Live a Little (2010)
Reality (2010)
Come Over (2012)
American Kids (2014)
Til It’s Gone (2014)
Wild Child (with Grace Potter, 2014)
Save It for a Rainy Day (2014)
Setting the World on Fire (with Pink, 2016)
All the Pretty Girls (2017)
Get Along (2018)
Here and Now (2020)

Album(s):
When the Sun Goes Down (2004)


Mark Chesnutt

Song(s):
Brother Jukebox (1990)
I’ll Think of Something (1992)
It Sure Is Monday (1993)
Almost Goodbye (1993)
I Just Wanted You to Know (1993)
Gonna Get a Life (1995)
It’s a Little Too Late (1996)
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing (1998)


Leonard Chess

Chess record executive born Lejzor Shmuel Czy%u017C on 3/12/1917 in Motal, Poland. Died 10/16/1969.


Phil Chess

Chess record executive born Fiszel Czy%u017C on 3/27/1921 in Motal, Portland. Died 10/18/2016.


Bob Chester

Song(s):
Practice Makes Perfect (with Al Stuart, 1940)


Charles Chester

Song(s):
Did I Remember? (1936) – see Shep Fields


Maurice Chevalier

Song(s):
Louise (1929)
Isn’t It Romantic? (with Jeannette MacDonald, 1932)
Thank Heaven for Little Girls (1958)
Enjoy It (with Hayley Mills, from In Search of the Castaways, 1962)


Chevelle

Song(s):
The Red (2002)
Face to the Floor (2011)


Chic

Disco group formed in 1972 by Nile Rodgers (g) and Bernard Edwards (b). Included Tony Thompson (d: 77-83). All three members also worked with Sister Sledge ("We Are Family") and Diana Ross ("Upside Down"). Edwards and Thompson also worked with The Power Station. Rodgers also produced for David Bowie (Let’s Dance), INXS ("Original Sin"), Duran Duran ("The Reflex’), Madonna ("Like a Virgin"), and Daft Punk (Random Access Memories).

Song(s):
Dance Dance Dance (Yowza, Yowza, Yowza) (1977)
Le Freak (1978)
Good Times (1979)

Album(s):
Risqué (1979)
Dance, Dance, Dance: The Best of (1982)


Chicago

Jazz-oriented rock group formed in Chicago in 1967 Originally called The Big Thing; later Chicago Transit Authority. To LA in late ‘60’s. Members have included Peter Cetera (v/b: 67-85), Terry Kath (g: 67-78), Robert Lamm (k/v: 67-), Lee Loughnane (trumpet: 67-), James Pankow (trombone: 67-), Walt Parazaider (reeds; 67-17), Jason Scheff (v: 85-16), Danny Seraphine (d: 67-90).

Song(s):
25 or 6 to 4 (1970)
Saturday in the Park (1972)
Just You ‘N’ Me (1973)
If You Leave Me Now (1976)
Hard to Say I’m Sorry (1982)
Hard Habit to Break (1984)
You’re the Inspiration (1984)
Look Away (1988)

Album(s):
Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
Chicago V (1972)
Chicago IX – Greatest Hits (compilation: 1969-73, released 1975) Chicago 17 (1984)


Chickenfoot

Rock supergroup (2008-11). Sammy Hagar (v), Michael Anthony (b), Joe Satriani (g), Chad Smith (d).


The Chiffons

Song(s):
He’s So Fine (1963)
One Fine Day (1963)
A Love So Fine (1963)
Nobody Knows What’s Goin’ on in My Mind But Me (1965)
Sweet Talkin’ Guy (1966)


Desmond Child

Songwriter and producer born John Charles Barrett on 10/28/1953 in Gainesville, FL. Some of the artists with whom he’s worked include Aerosmith, Clay Aiken, Jimmy Barnes, Michael Bolton, Bon Jovi, Cher, Chicago, Kelly Clarkson, Alice Cooper, Dream Theater, Hilary Duff, Selena Gomez, Hall & Oates, Hanson, INXS, Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Jonas Brothers, Kiss, Cyndi Lauper, Ricky Martin, Jesse McCartney, Meat Loaf, Billie Myers, Allanah Myles, Katy Perry, Ratt, LeAnn Rimes, Roxette, Scorpions, Shakira, Billy Squier, Joss Stone, Barbra Streisand, Bonnie Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Steve Vai, John Waite, Weezer, Robbie Williams, Winger, Trisha Yearwood, and Zedd.

DMDB Podcast: The Best of Desmond Child (1979-2009)

Songs Written by Child:
Desmond Child: Top 50 Songs
I Was Made for Lovin’ You (1979) – see Kiss
You Give Love a Bad Name (1986) – see Bon Jovi
Livin’ on a Prayer (1986) – see Bon Jovi
Dude Looks Like a Lady (1987) – see Aerosmith
Angel (1987) – see Aerosmith
Bad Medicine (1988) – see Bon Jovi
What It Takes (1989) – see Aerosmith
Poison (1989) – see Alice Cooper
The Cup of Life (1998) – see Ricky Martin
Livin’ La Vida Loca (1999) – see Ricky Martin


Jane Child

Song(s):
Don’t Wanna Fall in Love (1990)


Childish Gambino

Song(s):
Redbone (2016)
This Is America (2018)


Toni Childs

Rock singer born 10/29/1957 in Orange, California. Was briefly in Berlin as the lead singer. Provided backing vocals on David David’s Boomtown album.

Song(s):
Don’t Walk Away (1988)
I Saw God in the Supermarket (2008)

Album(s):
Union (1988)
House of Hope (1991)
The Woman’s Boat (1994)
The Ultimate Collection (compilation, released 2000)
Keep the Faith (2008)
Citizens of the Planet (2014)
It’s All a Beautiful Noise (2015)


The Chi-Lites

R&B vocal quartet from Chicago, IL. Formed in 1959.

Song(s):
Have You Seen Her (1971)
For God’s Sake Give More Power to the People (1971)
Oh Girl (1972)


Alex Chilton

Song(s):
Bangkok (1977)


Terry Chimes

Rock drummer born Terence Chimes on 7/5/1956 in Stepney, London, England. With The Clash.


The Chimes

Song(s):
Once in a While (1960)


Chino & Nacho

Song(s):
Andas en Mi Cabeza (with Daddy Yankee, 2016)


The Chipmunks

- see David Seville


The Chips

Song(s):
Rubber Biscut (1956)


Harry Choates

Song(s):
Jole Blon (1947)


The Choirboys

Song(s):
Run to Paradise (1989)


Frédéric Chopin

Classical composer and pianist born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin on 3/1/1810 in Duchy of Warsaw, Poland. Died 10/17/1849.

Album(s):
Polonaise, op. 40, no. 1 ("Polonaise Miltaire") (1842)
Nocturnes for Piano (1827-1846)
Waltzes (1831-1847)
Mazurkas (1830-1849)


The Chordettes

Song(s):
Mr. Sandman (1954)
Lollipop (1958)


The Chords

Song(s):
Sh-Boom (1954)


Charlie Christian

Jazz guitarist born 7/29/1916 in Bonham, TX. Died 3/2/1942. Worked with Benny Goodman.

Song(s):
Breakfast Feud (with Benny Goodman, 1941)

Album(s):
Genius of the Electric Guitar (box: 1939-41, released 2002)


Lou Christie

Song(s):
The Gypsy Cried (1962)
Lightnin’ Strikes (1965)


Tony Christie

Song(s):
Is This the Way to Armadillo? (with Peter Kay, 1971/2005)


Edwin Pearce Christy

Songs by Christy:
Goodnight Ladies (1847)


The Chuck Wagon Gang

Song(s):
I'll Fly Away (1948)


Chumbawumba

Song(s):
Tubthumping (1997)


The Church

Song(s):
Under the Milky Way (1988)


Eric Church

Country singer born Kenneth Eric Church on 5/3/1977 in Granite Falls, NC.

Song(s):
Drink in My Hand (2011)
Springsteen (2011)
The Only Way I Know (2012) – see Jason Aldean
Give Me Back My Hometown (2014)
Talladega (2014)
Record Year (2015)
Raise ‘Em Up (2015) – see Keith Urban
Some of It (2018)
Does to Me (2019) – see Luke Combs
Hell of a View (2020)

Album(s):
Chief (2011)
Mr. Misunderstood (2015)


Frank Churchill

Album(s):
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (soundtrack: 1938)


Ciara

Song(s):
Goodies (with Petey Pablo, 2004)
1-2 Step (2004)
Like You (2005) – see Bow Wow
Promise (2006)


Gabriella Cilmi

Song(s):
Sweet About Me (2008)


Cinderella

Song(s):
Nobody's Fool (1986)
Shake Me (1986)
Don't Know What You Got 'Til It's Gone (1988)
Gypsy Road (1988)
Coming Home (1988)


Circle Jerks

Album(s):
Group Sex (1980)


Jimmy Clanton

Song(s):
Just a Dream (& His Rockets, 1958)


Eric Clapton

Blues-rock guitarist and singer/songwriter born Eric Patrick Clapton on 3/30/1945 in Ripley, England. With The Roosters (63), Yardbirds (63-65), John Mayall's Bluesbreakers (65-66), Powerhouse (66), Cream (66-69), Blind Faith (69), Delaney & Bonnie (69), Plastic Ono Band (70), Derek the Dominos (70), Bunburys (88). Has worked as a solo artist since 1970. Nicknamed "Slowhand" in 1964 while with the Yardbirds.

DMDB profile page

Song(s):
Eric Clapton et al: Top 100 Songs
For Your Love (1965) – see Yardbirds
I Feel Free (1966) – see Cream
Sunshine of Your Love (1967) – see Cream
Strange Brew (1967) – see Cream
White Room (1968) – see Cream
Badge (1969) – see Cream Crossroads (live, 1969) – see Cream
After Midnight (1970)
Layla (1971) – see (Derek the Dominos
I Shot the Sheriff (1974)
Willie and the Hand Jive (1974)
Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (1975)
Lay Down Sally (1977)
Cocaine (1977)
Wonderful Tonight (1977)
Pretending (1989)
Tears in Heaven (1992)
Layla (Unplugged, 1992)
Circus Left Town (live, 1992)
It's Probably Me (1992) – see Sting
Change the World (1996)
My Father's Eyes (1998)

Album(s):
Eric Clapton: Studio Albums Ranked
Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton (1966) – see John Mayall, 1966)
Fresh Cream (1966) – see Cream
Disraeli Gears (1967) – see Cream
Wheels of Fire (1968) – see Cream
Goodbye (1969) – see Cream
Blind Faith (1969) – see Blind Faith
On Tour with Eric Clapton (live with Delaney & Bonnie, 1969)
Eric Clapton (1970)
Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (1970) – see Derek the Dominos
461 Ocean Boulevard (1974)
There's One in Every Crowd (1975)
No Reason to Cry (1976)
Slowhand (1977)
Backless (1978)
Timepieces (compilation: 1970-1978, released 1982)
Another Ticket (1981)
The Cream of Clapton (compilation: 1966-81, released 1995)
Money and Cigarettes (1983)
Behind the Sun (1985)
August (1986)
Crossroads (box: 1963-87, released 1988)
Journeyman (1989)
Unplugged (live, 1992)
From the Cradle (1994)
Pilgrim (1998)
Chronicles (compilation: 1983-99, released 1999)
Riding with the King (with B.B. King, 2000)
Reptile (2001)
Me and Mr. Johnson (Robert Johnson covers, 2004)
Back Home (2005)
The Road to Escondido (with J.J. Cale, 2006)
Clapton (2010)
Old Sock (2013)
The Breeze: An Appreciation of J.J. Cale (with friends, 2014)
Forever Man (compilation: 1982-2014, released 2015)
I Still Do (2016)


Sidney Clare


Alan Clark

Rock keyboardist born 3/5/1952 in County Durham, England. With Dire Straits (1980-95).


Buddy Clark

American traditional pop singer born 7/26/1911. Died 10/1/1949.

Song(s):
Linda (1947) – see Ray Noble
Peg O’ My Heart (1947)
It’s a Big Wide Wonderful World (with Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra, 1949)
You’re Breaking My Heart (with Harry Zimmerman’s Orchestra, 1949)


Claudine Clark

Song(s):
Party Lights (1962)


Dave Clark

Rock songwriter and drummer born 12/15/1939 in Tottenham, London, England. Leader of the Dave Clark Five.


The Dave Clark Five

Song(s):
Glad All Over (1963)
Bits and Pieces (1964)
Because (1964)
Can't You See That She's Mine (1964)
Catch Us if You Can (1965)
Over and Over (1965)
At the Scene (1966)


Dick Clark

DJ and television personality born 11/30/1929 in Mount Vernon, NY. Died 4/18/2012. Nicknamed "America's Oldest Teenager" for his role in bringing dance music to a national teen audience in the early days of rock and roll with TV's American Bandstand, which ran from 1957-1987. Also launched the American Music Awards and was the annual host for the Rockin' New Year's Eve ball.

The DMDB Blog:
Dick Clark Takes Over American Bandstand: July 9, 1956 (7/9/11)


Gary Clark Jr.

Song(s):
When My Train Pulls In (2001)

Album(s):
This Land (2019)


Gene Clark

Folk/country/rock singer/songwriter born Harold Eugene Clark on 11/17/1944 in Tipton, MO. Died 5/24/1991 from a bleeding ulcer exasterbated by excessive drinking. With the New Christy Minstrels (1962-64); The Jet Set (64); the Byrds (64-66, 73); the Gosdin Brothers (66-67); Dillard and Clark (68-69); solo (72-84); McGuinn, Clark, & Hillman (79-80); and with Carla Olson (87). Wrote or co-wrote some of the Byrds' best-known songs, including "I'll Feel a Whole Lot Better" and "Eight Miles High."

DMDB profile page.


Petula Clark

Adult contemporary singer born Sally Olwen Clark on 11/15/1932 in Epsom, Surrey, England. Has sold over 68 million records throughout her career. On radio at age 9, own show Pet's Parlour at age 11. TV series in England in 1950. First U.S. record release for Coral in 1953. Appeared in over 20 British movies from 1944-57; revived her movie career in the late 1960s, starring in Finian's Rainbow and Goodbye Mr. Chips.

Song(s):
The Little Shoemaker (1954)
Downtown (1964)
I Know a Place (1965)
My Love (1965)
Don’t Sleep in the Subway (1967)
This Is My Song (1967)


Roy Clark

Country singer, guitarist, and host of TV variety show Hee Haw. Born 4/15/1933 in Meherrin, VA.

Song(s):
Come Live with Me (1973)


Sonny Clark

Jazz pianist.


Steve Clark

Rock guitarist born 4/23/1960 in Wisewood, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Died 1/8/1991 of alcohol-related respiratory failure. With Def Leppard (1977-91).


The Clark Sisters


Allan Clarke

Rock singer born Harold Allan Clarke on 4/5/1942 in County Borough of Salford, England. With The Hollies.


Michael Clarke

Rock drummer born Michael James Dick on 6/3/1946 in Spokane, WA. Died 12/19/1993. With The Hollies.

DMDB profile page.


Stanley Clarke


Vince Clarke

Synth-pop/electronica keyboardist born 7/3/1960 in South Woodford, England. With Depeche Mode (1980-81) and Erasure (1985-).


Kelly Clarkson

Pop singer born 4/24/1982 in Fort Worth, TX. Won the first season of TV's American Idol.

Song(s):
A Moment Like This (2002)
Miss Independent (2003)
Breakaway (2004)
Since U Been Gone (2004)
Because of You (2004)
Behind These Hazel Eyes (2004)
Already Gone (2009)
My Life Would Suck Without You (2009)
Don’t You Wanna Stay (2010) – see Jason Aldean
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) (2011)
Mr. Know It All (2011)
Underneath the Tree (2013)

Album(s):
Breakaway (2004)


The Clash

Eclectic punk/new wave rock group formed in London, England. Active: 1976-1986 Members: John "Joe Strummer" Mellor (v – 101ers; The Clash: 76-86; solo), Mick Jones (g – London SS: 75-76; The Clash: 76-84; Big Audio Dynamite: 85-), Keith Levene (g – The Clash; PiL: 75-?, 92), Paul Simonon (b – The Clash: 76-86; Havana 3am: 90-), Terry Chimes (d: 76-77), Nicky "Topper" Headon (d: 77-83), Peter Howard (d: 83-85)

Song(s):
White Riot (1977)
Complete Control (1977)
Capital Radio (1977)
1977 (1977)
Police and Thieves (1977)
White Man in Hammersmith Palais (1978)
Stay Free (1978)
London Calling (1979)
Train in Vain (Stand by Me) (1979)
Spanish Bombs (1979)
Death or Glory (1979)
I Fought the Law (1979)
Should I Stay Or Should I Go (1982)
Rock the Casbah (1982)
Straight to Hell (1982)
This Is England (1985)

Album(s):
The Clash (1977)
London Calling (1979)
Sandinista! (1980)


The Classics

Song(s):
Till Then (1963)


Classics IV

Song(s):
Spooky (1967)
Stormy (1968)
Traces (1969)


Alf Clausen

Film and television composer born Alf Heiberg Clausen on 3/28/1941 in Minneapolis, MN. Scored more than 30 films and television shows including The Simpsons, Moonlighting, The Naked Gun, ALF, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.


Otis Clay

Song(s):
Trying to Live My Life Without You (1972)


Les Claypool

Rock singer and bassist born 9/26/1963. With Primus.


Adam Clayton

Rock bassist born 3/13/1960 in Chinnor, Oxforshire, England. With U2.


Clean Bandit

Song(s):
Rather Be (with Jess Glynne, 2014)
Rockabye (with Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, 2016)
Symphony (2017) – see Zara Larsson


Eddy Clearwater


The Cleftones

Song(s):
Little Girl of Mine (1956)
Heart and Soul (1961)


Jack Clement

Country singer/songwriter and record producer born 4/5/1931 in Memphis, TN. Producer and songwriter for Sam Phillips at Sun Records working with Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, and Carl Perkins. Discovered Jerry Lee Lewis. Also wrote songs for Bobby Bare, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dolly Parton, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Charley Pride, Jim Reeves, Cliff Richard, and Hank Snow.


Benjamin Clementine

Album(s):
At Least for Now (2015)


Clarence Clemons

Rock saxophonist born 1/11/1942 in Norfolk, VA. Died 6/18/2011. With Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.


Reverend James Cleveland

Born 12/5/1931 in Chicago, IL. Died 2/9/1991.

Song(s):
Peace Be Still (1963)

Album(s):
Peace Be Still (1962)


Van Cliburn

Classical pianist born Harvey Lavan Cliburn, Jr. on 7/12/1934 in Shreveport, LA. Died 2/27/2013.


Jimmy Cliff

Song(s):
Many Rivers to Cross (1969)
The Harder They Come (1972)

Album(s):
The Harder They Come (Jimmy Cliff et al, soundtrack: 1973)


Doug Clifford

Rock drummer born 4/24/1945 in Palo Alto, CA. With Creedence Clearwater Revival.


Climax

Song(s):
Precious and Few (1971)


Climax Blues Band

Song(s):
Couldn’t Get It Right (1976)
I Love You (1981)


Patsy Cline

Country singer born Virginia Patterson Hensley on 9/8/1932 in Winchester, VA. Died 3/5/1963.

Song(s):
Walkin' After Midnight (1957)
I Fall to Pieces (1961)
Crazy (1961)
She's Got You (1962)
Sweet Dreams of You (1963)

Album(s):
Showcase (1962)
12 Greatest Hits (compilation: 1957-63, released 1973)
Stop, Look and Listen (compilation, released 1986)
The Collection (box: 1955-63, released 1991)


George Clinton

Highly prolific and influential funk singer/songwriter and producer born 7/22/1940 in Kannapolis, NC. Formed the seminal groups Parliament/Funkadelic.

Song(s):
Atomic Dog (1983)


Larry Clinton

Jazz/big band leader and trumpeter born 8/17/1909 in Brooklyn, NY. Died 5/2/1985.

Song(s):
Cry Baby Cry (with Bea Wain, 1938)
My Reverie (with Bea Wain, 1938)
You Go to My Head (with Bea Wain, 1938)
Love Is Here to Stay (with Bea Wain, 1938)
Heart and Soul (with Bea Wain, 1938)
Deep Purple (with Bea Wain, 1939)
Over the Rainbow (with Bea Wain, 1939)


Rosemary Clooney

Traditional pop singer born 5/23/1928 in Maysville, KY. Died 6/29/2002.

Song(s):
Come on-a My House (1951)
Tenderly (1952)
Half As Much (1952)
Hey There (1954)
This Ole House (1954)
Sophisticated Lady (with Duke Ellington, 1956)


Arthur Clough

Song(s):
Let Me Call You Sweetheart (1911)
Down by the Old Mill Stream (with the Brunswick Quartet, 1911)


The Clovers

R&B/doo-wop vocal group formed in 1946 in Washington, D.C.

Song(s):
Don’t You Know I Love You (1951)
Fool Fool Fool (1951)
One Mint Julep (1952)
Ting-a-Ling (1952)
Money Honey (1953)
Devil or Angel (1955)
Blue Velvet (1955)
Love Potion No. 9 (1959)


Club Nouveau

Song(s):
Lean on Me (1987)


CNCO

Song(s):
Reggaeton Lento (Bailemos) (2016)


Tom Coakley

Song(s):
East of the Sun and West of the Moon (with Carl Ravazza, 1935)


The Coasters

R&B/doo-wop group formed in Los Angeles, CA in 1955. Members: Dennis Anderson (baritone vocals: 11-), Ronnie Bright (bass vocals: 68-09),Primotivo Candelaria (tenor vocals: 08-), Earl "Speedo" Carroll (tenor vocals: 61-79), Albert "Sonny" Forriest (g: 59-61), Robert Fowler (bass vocals: 15-), Carl Gardner (lead vocals: 55-05), Carl Gardner Jr. (lead/tenor/baritone vocals: 97-11), Cornell Gunter (tenor vocals: 58-61), Billy Guy (baritone vocals: 55-73), Vernon Harrell (baritone vocals: 65-67), Leon Hughes (tenor: 55-57), Adolph Jacobs (g: 56-60), Dub Jones (bass vocals: 58-67), J.W. Lance (lead vocals: 01-), Alvin Morse (baritone vocals: 97-08), Jimmy Norman (baritone vocals: 69-97), Bobby Nunn (bass vocals: 55-57), Thomas "Curley" Palmer (g: 62-11), Eddie Whitfield (bass vocals: 09-15), Young Jessie (tenor vocals: 57). Gardner and Nunn were formerly in The Robins.

Song(s):
Searchin’ (1957)
Young Blood (1957)
Yakety Yak (1958)
Charlie Brown (1959)
Poison Ivy (1959)
This is Rock and Roll (1959)
Along Came Jones (1959)

Album(s):
50 Coastin’ Classics (compilation: 1954-68)


Kurt Cobain

Grunge-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born 2/20/1967 in Aberdeen, WA. Died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on 4/8/1994. Started out playing drums with Fecal Matter. Then became a singer and guitarist with Stiff Woodies, Skid Row, and Nirvana (87-94). Married rock singer Courtney Love of Hole on 2/24/92.

Album(s):
Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings (archives: 1987-94, released 2015)


Billy Cobham

Drummer who worked with Miles Davis, Horace Silver, and Mahavishnu Orchestra.


Eddie Cochran

Early rock singer and guitarist born 10/3/1938 in Albert Lea, MN. Died 4/17/1960.

Song(s):
Summertime Blues (1958)
C’Mon Everybody (1958)
20 Flight Rock (1958)
Somethin’ Else (1959)
Three Stars (1959)
Three Steps to Heaven (1960)


Hank Cochran


Tom Cochrane/Red Rider

Song(s):
Lunatic Fringe (Red Rider, 1981)
The Boy Inside the Man (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, 1986)
Big League (Tom Cochrane & Red Rider, 1988)
Life Is a Highway (Tom Cochrane, 1991)
I Wish You Well (1995)


Bruce Cockburn

Song(s):
Lovers in a Dangerous Time (1984)
If I Had a Rocket Launcher (1984)


Jarvis Cocker


Joe Cocker

Blue-eyed soul singer born John Robert Cocker on 5/20/1944 in Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Died 12/22/2014.

Song(s):
With a Little Help from My Friends (1968)
Delta Lady (1969)
You Are So Beautiful (1974)
Up Where We Belong (1982) – see Jennifer Warnes

Album(s):
Mad Dogs and Englishmen (live, 1970)
Cocker Happy (1971)


Cockney Rebel

Song(s):
Sebastian (1973)
Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me) (1975)


Cocomelon

Song(s):
Bath Song (2018)
Yes Yes Vegetables Song (2018)


Cocteau Twins

Song(s):
Lorelei (1984)
Ivo (1984)
Heaven or Las Vegas (1990)


David Allen Coe

Song(s):
You Never Even Call Me by My Name (1975)


Alma Cogan

Song(s):
The Homing Waltz (1952)


George M. Cohan

Songwriter born George Michael Cohan on 7/3/1878 in Providence, RI. Died 11/5/1942. One of America's most successful songwriters. His songs were often recorded by Billy Murray, one of the most successful singers of the first quartet of the 20th century. Cohan was known for introducing a new style to American musical comedy and wrote, produced, directed, and starred in more than 40 musicals on Broadway.

Songs written by Cohan:
Top 30 Songs
Yankee Doodle Boy (1905) – see Billy Murray
Give My Regards to Broadway (1905) – see Billy Murray
You're a Grand Old Flag (aka "The Grand Old Rag") (1906) – see Billy Murray
Harrigan (1907) – see Billy Murray
Over There (1917) – see American Quartet
Over There (1917) – see Nora Bayes
Over There (1918) – see Enrico Caruso
Yankee Doodle Boy (1942) – see James Cagney

The DMDB Blog:
George M. Cohan Was Born: July 3, 1878 (7/3/11)


Leonard Cohen

Folk-rock singer/songwriter and guitarist born 9/21/34 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Died 11/7/2016. Has also written the novels The Favorite Game and Beautiful Losers, six volumes of poetry, several documentaries. Has been covered by numerous artists, including Judy Collins, Tim Hardin, Jennifer Warnes, and Jeff Buckley.

Song(s):
Top 50 Songs
Suzanne (1967)
So Long Marianne (1968)
Bird on a Wire (1969)
Famous Blue Raincoat (1971)
Chelsea Hotel #2 (1974)
Hallelujah (1984)
Dance Me to the End of Love (1985)
Everybody Knows (1988)
First We Take Manhattan (1988)
Tower of Song (1988)
You Want It Darker (2016)

Album(s):
The Songs of Leonard Cohen (1968)
Songs of Love and Hate (1971)
You Want It Darker (2016)


Paul Cohen


Marc Cohn

Singer/songwriter and musician born 7/5/1959 in Cleveland, OH.

Song(s):
Walking in Memphis (1991)


Vinnie Colaiuta

Drummer who worked with Frank Zappa, Sting, Jeff Beck, Herbie Hancock, and Chick Corea.


Cold Chisel

Song(s):
Khe Sanh (1978)
Goodbye Astrid Goodbye (1978)


Coldcut

Song(s):
People Hold On (with Lisa Stansfield, 1989)


Coldplay

Song(s):
Yellow (2000)
Trouble (2000)
The Scientist (2002)
Clocks (2002)
Speed of Sound (2005)
Fix You (2005)
Swallowed in the Sea (2005)
Viva La Vida (2008)
Paradise (2011)
Every Teardrop Is a Waterfall (2011)
A Sky Full of Stars (2014)
Adventure of a Lifetime (2015)
Hymn for the Weekend (with Beyoncé, 2015)
Something Just Like This (2017) – see the Chainsmokers
My Universe (with BTS, 2021)

Album(s):
Parachutes (2000)
A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
X & Y (2005)
Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends (2008)
Mylo Xyloto (2011)
Ghost Stories (2014)
A Head Full of Dreams (2015)


Cold War Kids

Song(s):
First (2014)


Cheryl Cole

Song(s):
Fight for This Love (2009)


Cozy Cole

Song(s):
Topsy II (1958)


J. Cole

Rapper born Jermaine Lamarr Cole on 1/28/1985 in Franfurt, Hesse, West Germany.

Song(s):
Power Trip (with Miguel, 2013)
No Role Modelz (2014)
Wet Dreamz (2014)
A Lot (2018) – see 21 Savage
Middle Child (2019)
My Life (with 21 Savage & Morray, 2021)

Album(s):
2014 Forest Hills Drive (2014)


Lloyd Cole & the Commotions

Song(s):
Perfect Skin (1984)

Album(s):
Rattlesnakes (1984)


Nat "King" Cole

Traditional pop singer born Nathaniel Adams Cole on 3/17/1917 in Montgomery, AL. Died 2/15/1965. One of the most popular singers in recording history. Began his career as a jazz pianist. Formed the Nat King Cole Trio in 1939 Wiith guitarist Oscar Moore and bassist Wesley Prince (later replaced by Johnny Miller). The trio soon became the hottest small instrumental combo in the country, but once Nat began to sing, his future course was clear. Nat appeared in several movies from 1953 on, hosted his own TV series. Daughter Natalie Cole also became a singing star.

Song(s):
That Ain’t Right (1942)
Embraceable You (1943)
All for You (King Cole Trio, 1943)
Straighten Up and Fly Right (1944)
Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You? (1944)
I Love You for Sentimental Reasons (King Cole Trio, 1946)
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (1946)
Get Your Kicks on Route 66 (King Cole Trio, 1946)
Nature Boy (with Frank DeVol's Orchestra, 1948)
Mona Lisa (1950)
Orange Colored Sky (1950)
Too Young (1951)
Unforgettable (1951)
Walking My Baby Back Home (1952)
Because You’re Mine (1952)
Pretend (1953)
Answer Me, My Love (1954)
Hold My Hand (1955)
Darling, Je Vous Aime Beaucoup (1955)
When I Fall in Love (1957)
Around the World (1957)
Stardust (1957)
Send for Me (1957)
Lush Life (1961)
Ramblin’ Rose (1962)
Unforgettable (1991) – see Natalie Cole

Album(s):
The King Cole Trio (1945)
The Magic of Christmas (aka "The Christmas Song") (Christmas, 1960)
Ramblin' Rose (1962)


Natalie Cole

R&B singer born 2/6/1950 in Los Angeles, CA. Died 12/31/2015. Daughter of singer Nat "King" Cole.

Song(s):
This Will Be an Everlasting Love (1975)
Inseparable (1975)
Sophisticated Lady (She’s a Different Lady) (1976)
I’ve Got Love on My Mind (1977)
Our Love (1977)
I Live for Your Love (1987)
Miss You Like Crazy (1989)
Unforgettable (with Nat "King" Cole, 1991)

Album(s):
Unforgettable: With Love (1991)


Paula Cole

Song(s):
I Don't Want to Wait (1996)
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? (1996)

Album(s):
This Fire (1996)


Cy Coleman


Jazz songwriter born Seymour Kaufman on 6/14/1929 in New York City, NY. Died 11/18/2004.

Album(s):
City of Angels (composed with David Zippel, musical: 1989)
Will Rogers Follies (composed with Betty Comden & Adolph Green, musical: 1991)


Emil Coleman

Song(s):
Little Man, You’ve Had a Busy Day (with Jerry Cooper, 1934)


Michael Coleman

Song(s):
Boys of the Lough/Humours of Ennistymon (1922)


Ornette Coleman

Jazz saxophonist, violinist, trumpeter, and composer born Randolph Denard Ornette Coleman on 3/9/1930 in Fort Worth, TX. Died 6/11/2015.

Song(s):
Lonely Woman (1959)

Album(s):
The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)
Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation (1960)


Collective Soul

Song(s):
Shine (1993)
December (1995)
The World I Know (1995)
Heavy (1999)
Run (1999)


Phil Collen

Rock guitarist born 12/8/1957 in Hackney, London, England. With Def Leppard (1982-).


Albert Collins

Blues guitarist born Albert Gene Drewery on 10/1/1932 in Leona, TX. Died 11/24/1993.

Song(s):
If Trouble Was Money (1984)

Album(s):
Ice Pickin' (1978)
Showdown! (with Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland, 1985)


Allen Collins

Rock guitarist born Larken Allen Collins Jr. on 7/19/1952 in Jacksonville, FL. With Lynyrd Skynyrd.


Arthur Collins

Pioneering recording artist known as "The King of the Ragtime Singers." He was born 2/7/1864 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Died 8/3/1933. This baritone singer specialized in African-American dialect songs performed on vaudeville and in minstrel shows. He worked as a soloist (1898-1920), with the Big Four Quartet (01), with Byron G. Harlan (01-18), and with the Peerless Quartet (09-18).

Song(s):
Arthur Collins: Top 100 Songs
Hello Ma Baby (1899)
I’d Leave My Happy Home for You (1899)
When You Ain’t Got No More Money (1899)
I Guess I’ll Have to Telegraph My Baby (1899)
Kiss Me Honey Do (1899)
Ma Tiger Lily (1900)
Mandy Lee (1900)
Coon! Coon! Coon! (with Joe Natus, 1901)
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home (1902)
Under the Bamboo Tree (1902)
Down Where the Wurzburger Flows (with Byron G. Harlan, 1902)
Please Go ‘Way and Let Me Sleep (1902)
Hurrah for Baffin's Bay (with Byron G. Harlan, 1903)
Any Rags? (1903)
Goodbye, Eliza Jane (1903)
Under the Anhauser Bush (with Byron G. Harlan, 1904)
The Preacher and the Bear (1905)
My Irish Molly-O (1905)
Camp Meetin' Time (with Byron G. Harlan, 1906)
Arrah Wanna (with Byron G. Harlan, 1907)
Down in Jungle Town (with Byron G. Harlan, 1908)
Yip-I-Addy-I-Ay! (with Byron G. Harlan, 1909)
The Right Church But the Wrong Pew (with Byron G. Harlan, 1909)
Under the Yum Yum Tree (with Byron G. Harlan, 1911)
Put Your Arms Around Me, Honey (I Never Knew Any Girl Like You) (with Byron G. Harlan, 1911)
Alexander’s Ragtime Band (with Byron G. Harlan, 1911)
I'm Going Back to Dixie (aka "I Want to Be in Dixie") (with Byron G. Harlan, 1912)
Everybody's Doing It Now (with Byron G. Harlan, 1912)
Waiting for the Robert E. Lee (with Byron G. Harlan, 1912)
When the Midnight Choo Choo Leaves for Alabam’ (with Byron G. Harlan, 1913)
I Love the Ladies (with Byron G. Harlan, 1914)
The Aba Daba Honeymoon (with Byron G. Harlan, 1914)
Oh How She Could Yacki Hacki Wicki Wachi Woo (That's Love in Honolulu) (with Byron G. Harlan, 1916)
Darktown Strutters’ Ball (with Byron G. Harlan, 1918)

Album(s):
The King of the Ragtime Singers (compilation: 1902-1916, released 2014)


Bootsy Collins

R&B bassist and singer/songwriter born William Earl Collins on 10/26/1951 in Cincinnati, OH. Worked with James Brown and Parliament/Funkadelic. Was also a solo artist.

Song(s):
Bootzilla (Bootsy’s Rubber Band, 1978)


Clarence Collins

Doo-wop singer born 3/17/1941 in Brooklyn, NY. With Little Anthony & the Imperials.


Edwyn Collins

Song(s):
A Girl Like You (1995)


Judy Collins

Song(s):
Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) (1964)
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) (1965)
Both Sides Now (1968)
Amazing Grace (1970)
Send in the Clowns (from A Little Night Music, 1975)


Lynn Collins

Song(s):
Think About It (1972)


Phil Collins

Rock singer and drummer born 1/30/1951 in Chiswick, London. With Genesis (1970-92, 2006-07, 2020-22) and Brand X (76-77). Worked as a solo artist since 1981.

DMDB profile page.

Song(s):
Genesis et al: Top 100 Songs
In the Air Tonight (1981)
You Can’t Hurry Love (1982)
Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) (1984)
Easy Lover (1984) – see Philip Bailey
One More Night (1985)
Sussudio (1985)
Separate Lives (with Marilyn Martin, 1985)
A Groovy Kind of Love (1988)
Two Hearts (1988)
Another Day in Paradise (1989)
I Wish It Would Rain Down (1989)
Do You Remember? (1989)
Something Happened on the Way to Heaven (1989)
You’ll Be in My Heart (from Tarzan, 1999)
Strangers Like Me (from Tarzan, 1999)
Two Worlds (from Tarzan, 1999)
Look Through My Eyes (from Brother Bear, 2003)

Album(s):
Face Value (1981)
Hello, I Must Be Going (1982)
No Jacket Required (1985)
…But Seriously (1989)
Hits (compilation: 1981-98, released 1998)
The Singles (compilation: 1981-2010, released 2016)


Color Me Badd

Song(s):
I Wanna Sex You Up (1991)
I Adore Mi Amor (1991)


Jessi Colter

Song(s):
I’m Not Lisa (1975)

Album(s):
Wanted! The Outlaws (1976) – see Waylon Jennings


Alice Coltrane

Album(s):
Journey in Satchidananda (1971)


John Coltrane

Jazz musician born 9/23/1926 in Hamlet, NC. Died 7/17/1967.

Song(s):
Tenor Madness (1956) – see Sonny Rollins
Giant Steps (1959)
Naima (1959)
My Favorite Things (from The Sound of Music, 1960)
In a Sentimental Mood (with Duke Ellington, 1962)
Lush Life (with Johnny Hartman, 1963)
They Say It’s Wonderful (with Johnny Hartman, 1963)
Acknowledgement (A Love Supreme, Part 1) (1964)
Resolution (A Love Supreme, Part II) (1964)

Album(s):
Blue Train (1957)
Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane (with Thelonious Monk, 1957)
Giant Steps (1960)
Live at the Village Vanguard (1961)
Lush Life (1961)
Ballads (1962)
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (with Johnny Hartman, 1963)
A Love Supreme (1965)


Columbia Comedy Trio

1907. Byron G. Harlan, Billy Murray (tenor), Steve Porter (baritone).


Columbia Mixed Double Quartet

Song(s):
America (1916)


Columbia Orchestra

Song(s):
Creole Belles (1901)


Columbia Quartet

Song(s):
Hail! Hail! The Gang's All Here (1918) – see Irving Kaufman


Columbia Male Quartet

– see Peerless Quartet


Columbia Stellar Quartet

Active: 1912-1922 Members: Charles Harrison (tenor: 12-22), John Barnes Wells (12-15), Frank Croxton (baritone: 12-22), Andrea Sarto (12-22), Henry Burr (15-?), Reed Miller (?).

Song(s):
The Battle Hymn of the Republic (1918) – see Charles Harrison


Russ Columbo

Song(s):
Just Friends (with Leonard Joy’s Orchestra, 1932)


Ray Columbus & the Invaders

Song(s):
She’s a Mod (1964)


Shawn Colvin

Folk-rock singer/songwriter and musician born 1/10/1956 in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Song(s):
Diamond in the Rough (1989)
Shotgun Down the Avalanche (1989)
Steady On (1989)
I Don’t Know Why (1992)
Round of Blues (1992)
Every Little Thing He Does Is Magic (1994)
Sunny Came Home (1996)
Crazy (2007)
Shine on You Crazy Diamond (2007) – see Viktor Krauss

Album(s):
Steady On (1989)
Fat City (1992)
Cover Girl (covers, 1994)
A Few Small Repairs (1996)
Uncovered (covers, 2015)
Colvin & Earle (with Steve Earle, 2016)
The Starlighter (2018)


Luke Combs

Song(s):
Hurricane (2017)
When It Rains It Pours (2017)
One Number Away (2017)
Beautiful Crazy (2017)
She’s Got the Best of Me (2018)
Beer Never Broke My Heart (2019)
Even Though I’m Leaving (2019)
Does to Me (with Eric Church, 2019)
Lovin’ on You (2019)
Better Together (2019)
Forever After All (2020)
Cold As You (2020)
Doin’ This (2021)
The Kind of Love We Make (2022)
Going Going Gone (2022)
Fast Car (2023)
Love You Anyway (2023)

Album(s):
This One's for You (2017)
What You See Is What You Get (2019)
Growin’ Up (2022)


Sean Combs

- see Puff Daddy


Betty Comden

Songwriter born 5/3/1919 in New York, NY. Died 11/23/2006.

Song(s):
New York, New York (from On the Town, 1949) – see Gene Kelly
The Party's Over (Judy Holliday, from Bells Are Ringing, 1956) – see Jule Styne

Album(s):
Wonderful Town (musical: 1953) – see Leonard Bernstein
Hallelujah, Baby! (musical: 1968) – see Jule Styne
Will Rogers Follies (musical: 1991) – see Cy Coleman


Tim Commerford

Alternative-rock/rap-metal bassist born 2/26/1968 in Irvine, CA. With Rage Against the Machine (1991-2000, 07-) and Audioslave (01-06).


The Commitments

Song(s):
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You (1991)
Try a Little Tenderness (1991)

Album(s):
The Commitments (soundtrack: 1991)
The Commitments, Volume 2 (1992)


The Commodores

R&B/funk group which formed in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1968. Most of the original members met as freshman at Tuskegee Institute. Members: Andrew Callahan (d/v/k: 68-70), Michael Gilbert (b/trumpet: 68-70), James Ingram (v/d: 70-72), Skyler Jett (v/k:P 82-84), William "WAK" King (trumpet, g/k/v: 68-), Michael Manley (g: 95-05), Ronald LaPread (b: 70-86), Thomas McClary (g/v: 68-84), James Dean "J.D." Nicholas (v/k: 84-), Walter Orange (d/v: 72-), Sheldon Reynolds (g: 83-87), Lionel Richie (v/k/sax: 68-82), Eugene Ward (k: 68-70), Milan Williams (k, rhythm guitar: 68-89).

DMDB podcast: The Best of Lionel Richie

Song(s):
Lionel Richie/Commodores: Top 50 Songs
Machine Gun (1974)
Slippery When Wet (1975)
Just to Be Close to You (1976)
Brick House (1977)
Easy (1977)
Too Hot ta Trot (1977)
Three Times a Lady (1978)
Sail On (1979)
Still (1979)
Lady, You Bring Me Up (1981)
Night Shift (1985)


Common

Song(s):
I Used to Love H.E.R. (1994)
Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop) (with Erykah Badu, 2002)
Glory (with John Legend, 2014)

Album(s):
Be (2005)


The Communards

Song(s):
Don't Leave Me This Way (1986)


Perry Como

Italian-American traditional pop crooner born Pierino Ronald Como on 5/18/1912 in Canonsburg, PA. Died 5/12/2001. Left his hometown barber shop to sing with Freddie Carlone's local band in 1933; about four years later Ted Weems hired him as a featured vocalist. When the Weems band broke up in 1942, he secured a local CBS radio show. Once he started recording the following year there was no stopping him. Como's relaxed style and romantic vocals made his TV series a popular favorite from the early '50s to 1963.

Song(s):
Till the End of Time (1945)
If I Loved You (with Russell Case's Orchestra, from Carousel, 1945)
All Through the Day (1946)
Prisoner of Love (1946)
Surrender (with Russ Case’s Orchestra, 1946)
They Say It’s Wonderful (with Russ Case’s Orchestra, 1946)
Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba (My Bambino Go to Sleep) (with the Satisfiers & Lloyd Shaffer’s Orchestra, 1947)
I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now (with Ted Weems, 1947)
When You Were Sweet Sixteen (with the Satisfiers & Lloyd Shaffer’s Orchestra, 1947)
Because (with Russ Case’s Orchestra, 1948)
Rambling Rose (with the Satisfiers & Russ Case’s Orchestra, 1948)
A – You’re Adorable (The Alphabet Song) (with the Fontane Sisters and the Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra, 1949)
Some Enchanted Evening (1949)
Forever and Ever (with Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra, 1949)
A Dreamer’s Holiday (with Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra, 1949)
You’re Just in Love (with the Fontane Sisters & Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra, 1950)
Hoop-Dee-Doo (with the Fontane Sisters & Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra, 1950)
A Bushel and a Peck (with Betty Hutton & Mitchell Ayres’ Orchestra, 1950)
Hello Young Lovers (from The King and I, 1951)
If (They Made Me a King) (1951)