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KINGS OF MUSIC

Updated list! A pack of 52 kings:

1 King of surf guitar - Dick Dale
2 King of ragtime - Scott Joplin
3 King of ballads - Peabo Bryson
4 King of tango - Carlos Gardel
5 King of reggae - Bob Marley
6 King of the kazoo - Rick Hubbard
7 King of disco soul - George Macrae
8 King of the waltz - Richard Strauss
9 King of kora - Sidiki Diabate
10 King of swamp blues - Tabby Thomas
11 King of honking tenor sax - Big Jay MacNeeley
12 King of crock - Teddy Glenn
13 King of bluegrass - Jimmy Martin
14 King of 12 string guitar - Leadbelly
15 King of calypso - Harry Belafonte
16 King of violinists - Fritz Kreisler
17 King of the twist - Chubby Checker
18 King of slide - Elmore James
19 King of western swing - Bob Wills
20 King of conga - Desi Arnaz
21 King of belly dance music - George Abdo
22 King of salsa - Eddi Torres
23 King of Afro-Cuban jazz - Machito
24 King of rhumba rock - Papa Wemba
25 King of mountain soul - Ralph Stanley
26 King of mambo - Perez Prado
27 King of endless boogie - John Lee Hooker
28 King of pop - Michael Jackson
29 King of country music - Roy Acuff
30 King of pipers - John Ban Mackenzie
31 King of rai - Cheb Khaled
32 King of soul - Otis Redding
33 King of rock and roll - Elvis Presley*
34 King of merengue - Dioris Valladares
35 King of the blues - B B King
36 King of zydeco - Clifton Chenier
37 King of Jewish reggae - Ron Wiseman
38 King of swing - Benny Goodman
39 King of rock 'n' soul - Solomon Burke
40 King of jazz - Paul Whitehead
41 King of slow soul - Percy Sledge
42 King of new age music - David Lanz
43 King of harmonica - Larry Adler
44 King of delta blues - Robert Johnson
45 King of Latin music - Tito Puente
46 King of corn - Spike Jones
47 King of hi de ho - Cab Calloway
48 King of gospel music - James Cleveland
49 King of champagne music - Lawrence Welk
50 King of vibes - Lionel Hampton
51 King of disco - Sylvester*
52 King of skiffle - Lonnie Donegan

*Earlier, Elvis was known as the King of western bop
**Hotly contested by Harry Casey (KC), Maurice Gibb and Giorgio Moroder.

Source: various (list updated and moved from March as there was too much 'king of' stuff together)

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