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

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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King Records

This History and Dissolution of King Records Who would have thought that a record label in Cincinnati, whose lifespan is short in comparison to others

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R&B: Gene Chandler

Gene Chandler, born Eugene Dixon, is an African American soul artist who is known for his #1 Billboard Hot 100 chart song hit record named

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The Jackson 5

Early Years The Jackson 5 consisted of five brothers: Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Michael. The family is originally from Gary, Indiana, where they lived

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Timbo-Tim-Timbaland

Timbo- Tim- Timbaland Beginnings Timothy Zachary Mosley, better known as Timbaland, is an award winning producer, writer, DJ, and songwriter, born on March 10, 1970

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The O’Jays

The O’Jays              In 1958 in Canton, Ohio a new R&B group emerged. This group began with 5 high school

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Rhythm & Blues

Orgin Rhythm and blues which is commonly abbreviated R&B  is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s and is

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The Four Tops- R&B

Origin of R&B Rhythm and blues (aka R&B or RnB), a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences, is a musical term for post-war musical chart listings which mainly encompassed

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King Records: R&B Ally

Where Ya From? Origin and Influences “I couldn’t see so why bother?”, this is Syd Nathan’s response to dropping out of school in the ninth

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KRS1: The Teacher

KRS-One : LAWRENCE “KRIS” PARKER KRS ONE: MC’S Act Like They Don’t KnowYoutube Video: Click HereStep Into The WorldYoutube Video:Click HereSelf Destruction: The Stop the

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The Impact of Chess Records

The Impact of Chess Records By: Whitney Holmes The Beginning… At the beginning of the 20thcentury, many African Americans migrated up north to places such

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The Commodores

The Commodores About The Commodores are an American contemporary jazz, funk, soul band that started in the last 1960s in Tuskegee, Alabama. The band was

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Unsung: The Supremes

The Supremes started out as a quartet known as the Primettes. In 1959 two fifteen year olds, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson, met at a

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The Isley Brothers

Origins of the Isley Brothers The Isley Brothers group was formed in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1954. Their career was sparked by their father who had

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Brotherhood: The Temptations

The Original Group Members Elbridge “Al” Bryant, Melvin Franklin, Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams, and Paul Williams Overview Motown Records, nicknamed “Hitsville, U.S.A.” was a force

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R&B- Baby Washington

Baby Washington Justine (Baby) Washington is an American soul artist who topped the U.S Billard Top 40 Hits charts with the hit song “That’s How

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Bo Diddley

Who was Bo Diddley? Ellas McDaniel, professionally known as Bo Diddley was a crossover artist. He played the guitar with a drum like rhythm. Bo

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Billy Ocean Bibliography

“Success can create more madness than happiness.” -Billy Ocean Childhood Billy Ocean was born Leslie Sebastian Charles in Fyzabad, Trinadad and Tobago on January 21,

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Artist Page: Etta James

The Best Of Etta James Nicknamed “Miss Peaches,” singer Etta James (legally known as Jamesetta Hawkins) is known as “The Matriarch of R&B.”  A versatile

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You got Soul?

Soul originated in the 1950s in the southern united states. Parented by R&B and gospel, these two genres both tie into Soul music. Soul keeps

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