by Brigham Kmetzsch July 12, 2016

A man’s taste in music says a lot about his personality and frankly –about his character. No genre of music is completely unfit for a gentleman to listen to, but there are certain types of music to help you more fully live up to your potential as a gentleman.

If you’re a gentleman, you tend to also be a renaissance man – accumulating different hobbies, skills, crafts, or trades, fine tuning each one with care and precision. When it comes to music, there should be no difference. Each genre of music has its own distinct feeling and emotion, each containing the souls and the culture of those who created the music. Each is unique and can help enhance any moment in a gentleman’s life: in times of sadness and pain, happiness and romance, and even in times of calm and relaxation.

Having a knowledge of several genres of music and knowing when each is best played can help you stand out as a gentleman and enhance your life and the lives of those you share it with.

Don’t be the guy who only knows the music on the radio. Have some class. Listen to a little Jazz or folk, classical or R&B. Even some rock music will expand your horizons and bring out feelings and emotions only felt through this outlet of music.

Here are the top 3 musicians/artists in the major genres all gentleman should be familiar with. Also included is a popular song by the artist that is a must listen to. Understand there are many genres of music and even all the genres listed have many artists fit for a gentleman. This list should help you get started.


We’ve created a Spotify playlist so you can have easy access to all these songs. Go and start listening, you’ll start to become a finely tuned Gentleman.


Swing/Big Band/Easy Listening 

Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon

Benny Godman – Sing, Sing, Sing

Andy Williams – Can’t Take My Eyes off of you


Vocal Jazz

Nat King Cole – Unforgettable

Ella Fitzgerald – It's Only A Paper Moon

Loui Armstrong – La Vie En Rose



Miles Davis – So What

Charlie Parker – Yardbird Suite

Herbie Hancock – Dolphin Dance



Ray Charles – Georgia On My Mind

Etta James – Something's Got A Hold On Me

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – You Really Got a Hold On Me



Stevie Wonder – Superstition

Aretha Franklin – I Say a Little Prayer

Al Green – Lets Stay Together



Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues

Willie Nelsen – Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

James Taylor – Carolina In My Mind


Rock n’ Roll

Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock

The Beatles – Come Together

Bob Dylan – Blowin’ In The Wind


Classic Rock

Guns n’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love

Jimmy Hendrix – Voodoo Child (Slight return) 

Brigham Kmetzsch
Brigham Kmetzsch


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