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www.thoughtco.com/what-is-randb-music-2851217

Sep 9, 2017 ... Rhythm & Blues (abbreviated R&B) is a term used to describe the blues- influenced form of music which has been predominantly performed by African- Americans since the late 1930s. The term 'Rhythm and Blues' was first introduced into the American lexicon in the late 1940s: the name's origin was created ...

www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/arts-culture/rhythm-and-blues-music-overview

Rhythm and blues (R&B), which combines soulful singing and a strong backbeat, was the most popular music created by and for African Americans between the end of World War II (1941-45) and the.

www.britannica.com/art/rhythm-and-blues

Perhaps the most commonly understood meaning of the term is as a description of the sophisticated urban music that had been developing since the 1930s, when Louis Jordan's small combo started making blues-based records with humorous lyrics and upbeat rhythms that owed as much to boogie-woogie as to classic ...

www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Rhythm_and_blues

This combination of R&B style and hip-hop rhythms was termed new jack swing, and artists such as Keith Sweat, Guy, Jodeci, and BellBivDeVoe (featuring former members of New Edition) were featured. Another popular, but short-lived group, with more pronounced R&B roots was Levert, whose lead ...

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Throughout the mid-20th century, rhythm and blues music dominated the music charts and dramatically altered race relations in the United States. Through this lesson, you will explore the origins of the genre and learn about some of the artists that contributed to the style.

folklife.si.edu/talkstory/2016/tell-it-like-it-is-a-history-of-rhythm-and-blues

Sep 20, 2016 ... As we prepare for the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Freedom Sounds festival, we look back into our archives of African American music from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Smithsonian Folkways. A version of this article originally appeared in the ...

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Rhythm and Blues. The term "rhythm and blues," often called "R&B," originated in the 1940s when it replaced "race music" as a general marketing term for all African American music, though it usually referred only to secular, not religious music. The term first appeared in commercial recording in 1948, when RCA Victor ...

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Unlike rural blues music, that was meant to be personal and documentary, rhythm'n'blues was becoming only "good-time music", ever more emancipated from the original social meaning of black music. Appreciation of the original blues was limited to the intellectuals of the Greenwich Village (New York), the same crowd ...