List of crooners

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This is a list of crooners—singers in a soft, intimate style made possible by the introduction of microphones and amplification.[1] "Crooner" is an American epithet given to male singers of pop standards, mostly from the Great American Songbook, either backed by a full orchestra, a big band or by a piano. Originally it was an ironic term denoting an emphatically sentimental, often emotional singing style made possible by the use of microphones.

Living crooners[edit]

Deceased crooners[edit]


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