The History of R&B

R&B, which stands for Rhythm and Blues, was created to replace the designation race music. The original term race music was considered offensive so the term Rhythm and Blues was implemented. It was used as a form of music that made black people come together. R&B was often thought of as love songs. By the 1970’s R&B was coined as a term that was inclusive to styles such as soul and funk.

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R&B Artists From The Spelmanite Point of View

The R&B in Jodeci

The R&B in Jodeci Jodeci revolutionized the R&B sound. The Beginning Jodeci has its roots in the church. The group was composed of the Hailey

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The Real King of R&B

The Real King of R&B Luther Vandross Who was Luther Vandross? Luther Ronzoni Vandross Jr. was an African American songwriter, singer, and record producer. Before

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MOTOWN

MOTOWN About Motown… Motown was an R&B and soul record label founded by Berry Gordon Jr. Motown is one of the most influential record labels

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Barry White

Bibliography  https://www.allmusic.com/artist/barry-white-mn0000149044 https://www.discogs.com/artist/18978-Barry-White https://www.smoothradio.com/features/5-little-known-facts-the-life-of-barry-white/ Barry Eugene Carter/ Barry White (1944-2003) https://www.biography.com/musician/barry-white https://aaregistry.org/story/barry-white-sophisticated-soul-singer/  

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Aaliyah

By: Jada Farley-Cook Sources Biography. “Aaliyah.” Biography.com, A&E Networks Television, 22 Aug. 2019, www.biography.com/musician/aaliyah. Aaliyah. “Biography.” Aaliyah, www.aaliyah.com/biography/. Huey, Steve. “Aaliyah: Biography & History.” AllMusic,

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Record Row: Who Knew?

Record Row: Who Knew? Amaia Calhoun Ten blocks of Michigan Avenue between Roosevelt and Cermak…in the 1950s to early 1970s these 10 blocks on the

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Stolen Music?!

There’s no doubt that white people have stolen a lot of things from our people let alone our culture. This story behind the stolen music

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Albums and Activism

The central theme of What’s Going On and the album of the same name had the inspiration of Marvin Gaye’s life. When his brother had

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Talk About Tink

Trinity Laure’Ale Home better known as Tink, is a 25 year old R&B artist. With singles such as “Treat Me Like Somebody” and “Million” Tink

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How DId We Listen to Music?

How Did We Listen to Music? By: Aniyah Peterson 2000s Post Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music did not always exist. These streaming services became available

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First Post

First Post: Jamila Woods Jamila Woods is a 26-year-old contemporary Neo-Soul singer and poet from Chicago. Not only does she have two albums: HEAVN and

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Artist Post: Musiq Soulchild

Lets Talk About : Musiq Soulchild Taalib Johnson better known as Musiq Soulchild was born and raised in  Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. Being deeply inspired by 1970s soul

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Rhythm & Blues

R&B or rhythm and blues manifested in the black community during the 1940’s. It wasn’t until the 1950s that is gained exposure and was played

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Soul

Soul Soul music is a genre of music that is timeless and is still evolving today. Originating in the about the early 1960s, Soul takes

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Rhythm and Blues

Rhythm and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnktgvHxLFA R&B first stream was in Los Angeles (late 1940s) and this genre came out of jazz. An electrical guitar was played and

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Queen Diva: Mariah Carey

Mariah CareyBy Kendall Heath Methodology      This research was conducted by compiling, reading, and analyzing scholarly articles that recount the life and accomplishments of

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SWV Artist Paper

SWV Music Group Introduction SWV, which stands for, Sister with Voices, is an American R&B vocal trio from New York City. The members of this

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Ari Lennox Artist Post

Ari Lennox Previous Next Ari Lennox, who’s real name Courtney Shanade Salter, is a 28 year old singer from Washington D.C.  She would be considered

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Blues Review- Kendall Jones

The blues has deep roots in American history, particularly African American history. The blues originated on Southern plantations in the 19th Century. African Americans had

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Blues with some Rhythm!

Can’t Escape the Rhythm & the Blues R&B is an abbreviation for Rhythm & Blues. It is blues-influenced genre name was originally created for use

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H.E.R

ORIGIN Gabriella ‘Gabi’ Wilson was born in Vallejo, CA on June 27, 1997  She got her start as a ‘child prodigy’. She can sing and

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Atlantic Records: R&B

Rhythm and blues evolved during World War II and is a form of Black dance music.  Its development is associated with economic, demographic, and social

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Frankie Lymon: 1954-1968

Origin Career Lymon was born on September 30, 1942 in Harlem, New York Lymon played under the genre American rock and roll/rhythm and blues.  He

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Rhythm & Blues

Motown Records 01.12.1959 Music and Musicians Who Founded Motown? On January 12, 1959, a young African-American songwriter from Detroit named Berry Gordy founded the company

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Tori Kelly

Thesis Tori Kelly is an immensely talented artist, musician, and music producer that deserves more recognition and popularity in the music industry.  Origin Born on

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Masego, he can do it all!

Masego Micah Davis, “Masego”, was born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised in a Christian community in Newport News, Virginia. “Masego” means “blessed” in Tswana, the

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Rhythm & Blues

Motown RecordsA look on one of the most famous record labelsClick Here Motown Records is an American record label that started in 1959. Motown was

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