Where did blues music originate?

Answer The blues originated from the plantation-style, call and response-type singing by African-American slaves in the southern United States. They had brought over a primitive banjo from Africa; in the ... Read More »

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Where did rhythm and blues music originate?

Modern rhythm and blues (R&B) music was invented in 1940s. Jerry Wexler coined the term "rhythm and blues" in 1949 to replace the outdated term "race music." Rhythm and blues music developed across... Read More »

Where did calypso music originate?

Calypso music, "one of the Caribbean's classic African-derived styles," originated on the islands of Trinidad and Tobago off the coast of Venezuela, according to National Geographic. Calypso music ... Read More »

Where did funk music originate?

Funk music originated in the mid-1960s, when James Brown combined R&B music with Jazz. The music was widely appreciated in the African America culture. Its popularity increased in the 1970s. George... Read More »

Where did soul music originate?

From 1965 to 1968, Stax Records artists Sam & Dave had a string of soul music hits like "Soul Man" and "Hold On, I'm Comin'" that became indelible icons of the genre of music known as American soul... Read More »