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DJ Music from StreamingDjs - Rhythm & blues
Rhythm & blues

Decade

'40

Num. DJs

7

QUOTE

"Let your life be in the sunshine not the darkness of your sorrow/You may be alone today but new love will come tomorrow."


AUTHOR

Aretha Franklin



QUOTE

"Let your life be in the sunshine not the darkness of your sorrow/You may be alone today but new love will come tomorrow."


AUTHOR

Aretha Franklin



DESCRIPTION

Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B, is a genre of popular African American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urban, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular. In the early 1950s and beyond, the term "R&B" was frequently applied to blues records. Starting in the 1950s, after this style of music contributed to the development of rock and roll, the term "R&B" became used to refer to music styles that developed from and incorporated electric blues, as well as gospel and soul music. By the 1970s, rhythm and blues was used as a blanket term for soul and funk. In the 1980s, a newer style of R&B developed, becoming known as contemporary R&B.

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SUBGENRES

Contemporary R&B, Smooth R&B


FIGURES

Count Basie, Ruth Brown, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Al Green, Otis redding, Marving Gay...


FROM

The 40s


DJ Music from StreamingDjs - Rhythm & blues
Rhythm & blues

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