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Transcript of R&B Music
History of R&B
Music journalist Jerry Wexler coined the term "rhythm and blues" for the new music. A typical R&B band
Why I like R&B:
I like R&B because it makes me feel something. It makes me feel every emotion that the artist is trying to display in the song. Every artist and every song makes me feel different, some makes me feel really sad and melancholy, other makes me fell happy and full of life, others give me an energy that only R&B music can give me. Music for me is an escape from the real world and every time I want to escape from my problems i listen to music and i feel like everything is gonna be alright at the end.
Cuban artists influenced American R&B artists in the 1950s, making the form more distinctive, while African-American R&B artists influenced white rock bands.
Rhythm and blues
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 the rich and varied folk music of the African Americans .
First performed by African American artists, rhythm and blues became the biographical mirrors of work songs, ballads or lyrics from minstrel shows, church hymns and gospel music, and some of the secular music of America in the 1900s. The combination of rhythm and blues brought forth the manifestation of particular emotions by the singer or lead instrument in reflections of the very melodic and soulful "blues" with an accompaniment of "rhythmic" concentration and force.
The roots of R&B music date back to the 1920s, when African-Americans migrated from rural areas to major cities. This migration brought
African-American musicians together and created a large audience for their music, leading to the popularity of jazz and blues.By the 1940s, artists such as Louis Jordan were combining aspects of jazz and blues and incorporating new instruments and heavier beats.
from the 1940s through 1970 consisted of one or two electric guitars, an electric bass, one or two saxophones, a piano, and drums.
By the 1970s, R&B referred to various genres such as soul, disco and funk.
Contemporary R&B is characterized by a more polished production and may eliminate the piano and saxophone. Vocals and beats take on a greater performance, especially due to the prevalence of hip-hop. Since the 1990s, R&B artists have frequently collaborated with hip-hop artists, blurring the lines between the two genres.
Here's a list of some of the greatest R&B artists of all time: