rhythm and blues

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Synonyms for rhythm and blues

a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians

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This book provides invaluable insight into the role of Rhythm and Blues within the black community and challenges many stereotypes by exploring the mosaic of African-American identities through its music.
The outfit is now one of the most respected rhythm and blues bands outside the USA.
It is taken from his new Rhythm and Blues Orchestra album, Sex and Jazz and Rock and Roll, out on October 14.
The Rhythm and Blues Foundation is a highly regarded independent non-profit service organization with a worldwide reputation for meeting the needs of former rhythm and blues artists.
It was Allan Freed that named it rock 'n' roll: it was really rhythm and blues,'' said Goines, who has performed with rock greats including Ike and Tina Turner, Del Shannon, Fats Domino and Little Richard, and was the musical director for Bo Diddley, Freddie Cannon, Chuck Berry, the Coasters, Mary Wells, Little Anthony and the Shirelles.
She had not had a hit record in nearly forty years, but her absence from the hit parade had done little or nothing to diminish her stature as one of the true giants of rhythm and blues music.
Founded in 1988, The Rhythm & Blues Foundation provides emergency medical and other needed financial assistance to Rhythm and Blues music legends of the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
After singing sacred music for a time, one of the original members, Henry Byrd, changed his style, left the group, and later became the legendary rhythm and blues pianist "Professor Longhair" (Abbott, Soproco 131).
In high school I began unearthing their rhythm and blues antecedents.
Hard-rocking local outfit the Delgado Brothers is known for a funky mix of rhythm and blues.
To those who actually understand the music, though, rap is a true art form - as much so as jazz, classical, rhythm and blues, or rock 'n' roll.
The veteran singer-guitarist with the Harpo Marx mug delivers another amiably down-home set of blues and rhythm and blues, extolling the virtues of the ``Middle-Aged Man,'' ``Country Blues,'' and of learning how to ``Slow Down.
In fact, what is Rhythm and Blues but post-WWII Blues, and what is Rap but a literal recitation of the Blues over "phat rhythms"?
23, the Los Angeles band Jack Mack and the Heart Attack will perform its brand of rhythm and blues.