List of crooners

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The following is a list of crooners and includes artists who have been described as a crooner at some point in their career. Crooners are singers who sing in a soft, intimate style made possible by the introduction of microphones and amplification.[1]

Golden Age (1920s-1960s)[edit]

Post-Golden Age (1970s-Present)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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