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 Jerry Wexler coined the term "rhythm and blues" in 1949 to replace the outdated term "race music."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 »

What is blues music?

While blues music can't compete with the hip hop and rock 'n' roll songs that dominate popular music charts, these genres sprang from the blues. The blues is an American musical invention and has h... Read More »

What Is Rhythm & Blues Music?

Rhythm & Blues (also called R&B) is a broad term used to classify a wide range of popular music. It is usually used when talking about music created and listened to by a predominantly African Ameri... Read More »

When was blues music started?

Blues music, an indigenous American art form, has a "father" but no clear conception date. As a synthesis of various African-American musical styles, blues music received its mainstream identity th... Read More »