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

Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton Who is Toni Braxton? Toni Michele Braxton was born of October 7, 1967. She is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, record producer, actress,

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R&B: The Fourth Stream

The Fourth Stream Rhythm and Blues is a genre that is so iconic to Black history. There are many aspects and factors to R&B and

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R&B: The 5th Stream

The New Millennium   The fusion R&B creations of independent composers ignited the careers of many new artists in the 1990s. Two production techniques were

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The Isley Brothers

Their Early Music Career The Isley Brothers are an R&B/Funk singing group of biological brothers from Cincinnati, OH. They are one most influential R&B groups

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Stand By Me: Ben E King

Stand By Me: Ben E King “I’d sit down with this old guitar I have that’s missing all but three strings—no one else could play

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90’s Girl Groups

History Although most remember the 1990s for gangster rap, many fans remember the soaring girl groups that emerged during the 1990s. The rising interest in

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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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Mary J. Blige: Queen of Hip-Hop R&B

Bibliography Macpherson, Alex. “Mary J Blige on Drugs, Abusive Relationships and Self-Hatred.” The Guardian, Guardian News and Media, 1 Feb. 2008, www.theguardian.com/music/2008/feb/01/urban.  “Mary J. Blige.”

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Jhené Aiko

Bibliography “Jhené Aiko Discography.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 15 Sept. 2020, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jhen%C3%A9_Aiko_discography.  “Jhené Aiko.” IMDb, IMDb.com, www.imdb.com/name/nm1334403/awards.  “Who Is Jhené Aiko? Everything You Need to Know.” Jhene Aiko Biography

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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

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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