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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

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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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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R&B 4ever

Rhythm and Blues was originated in the 1940s by African American artists and emerged in the World War II era. Originally labeled as “race music”

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Paul Robeson

Paul Robesonby Amirah Anderson Early Life Paul Bustill Robeson was born April 9th, 1898 in Princeton, New Jersey and died January 23rd, 1976 in Philadelphia,

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R&B (Rhythm&Blues)

Origin Rhythm and Blues otherwise known as R&B was birthed during WWII around 1939-1945. The evolvement of R&B is due to the social changes that

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R&B Artist: The Jackson 5

The Jackson 5 was created in Gary, Indiana with brother Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Micheal. The Jackson 5 is an extremely popular group until

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Black and Proud

Soul was originated by African Americans in the late 1950s and early 1960s. It combines elements of African-American gospel music, R&B and jazz. Soul became

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Impact of R&B

Rhythm and Blues genre originated in the 1940s. The term R&B was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African

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More Than Music

This biographical analysis will detail the life of the Pop sensation, Lena Horne. The data presented includes information regarding the childhood and young adult life

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Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill   Lauryn Noelle Hill was born on May 26 1975 in South Orange, New Jersey. She is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer,

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The Legacy of Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack Summary Bobby Womack was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. Starting in the early 1960s as the lead singer of his family

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Feelin it in my SOUL

Soul music was born from the tree of R&B, and peaked in its popularity in the mid 70s. emerged in the late 50’s off the

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Timeless

I created this poster to recognize brilliant Black artist and genres that blessed this country with their creativity from the 60’s to the 80’s. Many

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What Soul?

This genre was popular in the 1960’s. Soul music was the result of the urbanization and commercialization of rhythm and blues in the early 60s. Soul

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R&B

Rhythm and blues (R&B) became popular after World War II and this genre combines strong background beat with soulful singing. Surging employment rates accelerated in

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R&B Is Where its at!

R&B a genre many of us love! But where are the women! My piece is drawn in majority cool colors, most colors people would associate

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The Smooth Era

The era of R&B, soul, funk and techno R&B or rhythm and blues manifested in the black community during the 1940’s. It wasn’t until the1950s

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Breakthrough!

From 1965 to 1990 many different genres came to their heights. Those include funk, disco, techno, R&B, soul and gospel music. Funk music was integral

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Can you feel it? (R&B)

Rhythm and Blues is one form of Black popular dance music. The name of the genre was originally race music but the name was changed

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R&B, Soul, Funk, Techno

Soul, Techno, Funk, and R&B are four genres of African American music created in the mid twentieth century that had an enormous impact on the

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Music from the 40s-90s

The artwork I created to represent the genres over the years is a timeline. I chose a timeline because when we received this project I

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Music of the Soul

Origin Soul music derived from 1950’s R&B and became a distinct genre in the ’60s. Soul music became most popular in the ’70s. It is

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