Where did rhythm and blues music originate?

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 Jerry Wexler coined the term "rhythm and blues" in 1949 to replace the outdated term "race music."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

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Where did blues music originate?

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 »

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 »

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 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 »