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

Women of R&B

Women of R&B Anita Baker Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus, luctus nec ullamcorper mattis, pulvinar dapibus leo. Patti LaBelle

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R&B Through the Years

First Stream (1940s-1950s) https://youtu.be/CnI_LuCJ4Ekhttps://youtu.be/nPeTtg3fTB8 Second Stream (mid 1950s- mid 1960s) https://youtu.be/u0Ujb6lJ_mMhttps://youtu.be/eFFgbc5Vcbw Third Stream (1960s- mid 1970s) https://youtu.be/9_y6nFjoVp4https://youtu.be/Or6Kgo3UsrU Fourth Stream (1970s-1980s) https://youtu.be/TvnYmWpD_T8https://youtu.be/CGib6okEeZ4 Fifth Stream (1990s-present) https://youtu.be/ZeP–wHHiy8https://youtu.be/9aZhLmXzAz8

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Is R&B Dead?

Many people today, consisting of artists, fans, and musical connoisseurs, have a strong belief that the genre of R&B is officially dead and gone with

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Obama Snubbed Etta James

Obama Snubbed Etta James It is January 20, 2009. Barack Obama has just been inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States. You turn

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Sam Cooke’s Soulful Legacy

Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers Sam Cooke Sam Cooke, originally a gospel singer, had a short-lived life filled with incredible accomplishments and an extraordinarily

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Artist Paper: Chaka Khan

Queen of Funk: Chaka Khan By: Demi Browder Sources Artist Website: Khan, Chaka. Chakakhan.com, 2019, chakakhan.com/main-page/about/. Interviews: Lyubovny, Vlad. “Chaka Khan on Her Hits, Prince, Whitney,

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Artist Paper Bibliography- Frank Ocean

Project by Claire Jackson Artist: Frank Ocean Opinion/topic: How Frank Ocean deconstructs heteronormativity in rap/r&b. https://www.pdcnet.org/palimpsest/content/palimpsest_2013_0002_0002_0187_0199 https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/xmlui/handle/1794/23515 https://scholarshare.temple.edu/bitstream/handle/20.500.12613/469/p15037coll12_2702.pdf?sequence=1 https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1367549414526730 https://scarab.bates.edu/honorstheses/326/ https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14769948.2019.1554329

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Elementor #98275

The Worlds Best Performer Hands down, as of who is still alive, it’s the Queen Bee!!! Don”t argue with me.

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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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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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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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