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  Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue Tour :: The Tommy Castro Band
Spearheaded by Tommy Castro and Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise founder, Roger Naber, it brings the energy and excitement of this decade's hottest blues ticket from the High Seas to the land!
These late night jams are the highlight of each day of music on the Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise, and all four of the acts featured in the Revue are favorites of the Blues Cruise community passengers, as tallied by cruiser feedback.
Blues Wax will be following the Revue with live reports from the road.
www.tommycastro.com /LRBR.html   (538 words)

  Rhythm and blues - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By the 1970s, rhythm and blues was being used as a blanket term to describe soul and funk.
Today the acronym RandB is almost always used instead of the full rhythm and blues, and mainstream use of the term refers to a modern version of soul and funk-influenced pop music that originated at the demise of disco in 1980.
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson was a one-man fusion; a bebop saxophonist and a blues shouter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rhythm_and_blues   (2186 words)

 Rhythm-and-Blues Music - MSN Encarta
Despite vast differences between genres, such as rap and jump blues, there are common musical and social elements that link the many styles of R&B. The approach to musical rhythm is the most important distinguishing characteristic of R&B music and its substyles.
Typically, the rhythm section consists of a drum set, bass, piano (sometimes organ instead of or in addition to piano), and guitar, while the horn section features saxophones, trumpets, and occasionally trombones.
Rhythm and blues originated from the sociological, industrial, and technological changes that took place in the United States just prior to and during World War II (1939-1945).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557760/Rhythm-and-Blues_Music.html   (1012 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Rhythm and Blues Music: Overview
Rhythm and blues (RandB), which combines soulful singing and a strong backbeat, was the most popular music created by and for African Americans between the end of World War II (1941-45) and the
Billboard magazine coined the term rhythm and blues to rename its "race records" chart in 1949, reflecting changes in the social status, economic power, and musical tastes of African Americans.
In this and later recordings, Charles mixed blues and gospel styles, laying the groundwork for the emotional, churchy vocals of soul music.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?path=/TheArts/Music/Blues&id=h-1654   (998 words)

 LyricsVault: History of music; Rhythm and Blues
For me, the Blues is essentially about emotional expression and is predominantly a vocal medium - although there are many examples of blues instrumentals to refute this assertion, it is the singer who expresses the feelings of the blues; and there are a number of vocal techniques which are used to create the desired effects.
Rhythm and Blues is perhaps most commonly understood as the term used to describe the sophisticated urban music that grew out of the urbanisation of the blues which began in the 1930s.
By the early 1960s rhythm and blues, in its narrowest sense, was an ageing and waning genre, certainly from the perspective of straight record sales.
www.lyricsvault.net /history/rhythm_and_blues.html   (1299 words)

 The Rhythm and Blues Music Primer - The R&B History File
Rhythm and Blues was and still is a term used for a number of post-war American popular music forms.
There are of course a range of blues intrumentations which accompany the central vocal performance (the bending of guitar strings, the classic bottleneck of so many of the great blues guitarists, the harmonica imitating the idioms of the human voice etc. etc.) and which clearly help to create the unique blues performance.
One of the critical external factors which moved the blues form forward was the economic migration from the American South to the cities of the North by millions of fl southern workers.
www.rhythmandtheblues.org.uk /pdhist.shtml   (707 words)

 Rhythm-and-Blues Music - MSN Encarta
The crucial innovation of fl rock and roll was in the expression of rhythm.
Funk de-emphasized melody and harmony, bringing rhythm, which was commonly understood as the defining aspect of African music, to the foreground.
In contrast to funk, however, disco was dominated by arrangements featuring strings and synthesizers that tended to boost the importance of beats one and three, often creating a heartbeat-like rhythm.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557760_2/Rhythm-and-Blues_Music.html   (1364 words)

 Rhythm and Blues St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
Rhythm and Blues was the urban popular fl music of the 1940s and 1950s.
The precursors of rhythm and blues came from the jazz and blues worlds, which were starting to come closer together in the 1930s.
The new rhythm and blues performers of the 1940s, though, were a phenomenon of the new independent labels.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419101026   (839 words)

 Blues Lamp Feature: Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival
The Winthrop Rhythm and Blues Festival ignites the small turn-in-the-road town of Winthrop, Washington into the center of the blues universe on the third weekend of July.
The slender blues vocalist is larger than life and her overwhelming energy is at home in front of the the larger audiences that dwarf lesser performers.
She is the recipent of the 1999 Boston Blues Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, twice nominated for the W.C.Handy Award, and has appeared at the prestigious Lionel Hampton Jazz Club at Le Meridien Etoile in Paris.
www.blueslamp.com /winthrop_blues_festival.html   (1161 words)

 Rhythm and Blues
Rhythm and Blues is a descriptive term that has never had a clear single meaning.
Blues shouters developed their raucous style in order to be heard above the big bands of the'30s and '40s.
The jump bands began as smaller versions of the swing bands, consisting of a rhythm section and a couple horns that played hard driving riffs and solos over blues progressions, and a boogie derived bass and beat.The overall rhythm accented the backbeats.
www.history-of-rock.com /rhythm_and_blues.htm   (438 words)

 A A World . Reference Room . Articles . Rhythm and Blues | PBS
Another hallmark of small-group rhythm and blues was the relegation of the guitar, if indeed there was one, to a time-keeping status, because guitar soloing was considered “country” and unsophisticated.
By mid-decade rhythm and blues had come to mean fl popular music that was not overtly aimed at teenagers, since the music that was becoming known as rock and roll sometimes featured lyrics that concerned first love and parent-child conflict, as well as a less subtle approach to rhythm.
Because the distinction between rock and roll and rhythm and blues was not based on any hard-and-fast rules, most performers issued records that fit in both categories.
www.pbs.org /wnet/aaworld/reference/articles/rhythm_and_blues.html   (1181 words)

 Blues Guitar Rhythm Lesson at Access Rock
Our blues guitar rhythm and blues shuffle lessons showed you how to play a basic "boogie" pattern.
This blues rhythm starts with the simple "boogie" rhythm, then replaces the last 2 eighth notes with an eighth note triplet rhythm which is hammered.
There isn't an easy way to play A5 rhythm 3 so use A5 measure 1 or 2 (if you are trying to play the 12 bar blues with rhythm 3).
www.accessrock.com /AdvancedLessons/blues-guitar-rhythm.asp   (336 words)

 RHYTHM and BLUES : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As that era decayed, both fl and white acts shrank in size; pop singers took over in white music and two strands of blues and party-pop succeeded jazz in the fl: the evolution of the Lucky Millinder band from full-sized 'swing band' to a smaller group illustrates the process.
Rhythm and blues was a magpie music; anything that was fun was thrown in.
As the bands got smaller the electric guitar became more important: the country blues (a guitar-based music) had come to town, adding itself to the mixture, and the electrified guitar could be heard in noisy taverns.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/r/R72.HTM   (773 words)

 Rhythm and Blues Foundation Website
The Rhythm and Blues Foundation is an independent non-profit service organization with a worldwide reputation for meeting the needs of former rhythm and blues artists.
The Rhythm and Blues Foundation had its beginnings in 1987 during discussions about royalty issues between entertainer Ruth Brown, prominent entertainment attorney Howell Begle, and the head of Atlantic Records, Ahmet Ertegun.
The Rhythm and Blues Foundation was established in 1988 to promote recognition, financial support, educational outreach and historic and cultural preservation of rhythm and blues music through various grants and programs in support of R&B and Motown artists from the 1940s through the 1970s.
www.rhythm-n-blues.org /pubs/101_531_1401.CFM   (282 words)

 Rhythm and Blues
But that has not stopped a bitter fight between the old pillars of the church and the Divine Rhythm Society, a group of mostly young and straight seekers with roots in the ecstasy-fuelled rave scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Ron Siegel, who is both a parishioner and a member of the rhythm society, said the drug issue is ‘being used to get Kevin out as rector.’ ‘The core issue is a split in the congregation with the traditionalists and people who want some change,’ he said.
While the rhythm society has a written policy against drug use at its events, many of the parish members suspected that something more than coffee was fuelling the hip, all-night parties.
trushare.com /94Mar03/MR03AMER.htm   (1064 words)

 A History of Rhythm'n'Blues
The blues was mutating according to the changing social and artistic landscape.
Another Mississippi refugee, vocalist J.B. Lenoir, was the first to aim blues music at contemporary political events, for example in the scathing Korea Blues (1951) and Eisenhower Blues (1955), and to indulge in histrionic behavior on stage (basically the progenitor of both Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger).
When blues music was accepted by the white masses (basically, with the advent of rock'n'roll), the influence was reciprocal: white popular music would never be the same again, but fl music too would never be the same again.
www.scaruffi.com /history/rb.html   (5682 words)

 Rhythm and Blues: strumenti, spartiti e interpreti
Il blues è un genere musicale nato a metà del 1800 nelle piantagioni che si snodavano lungo la Cotton Belt negli USA.
Il blues è il padre della musica moderna.
Il blues nacque dall'incontro fra la tradizione musicale africana e gli strumenti musicali europei (cfr.
www.rhythmandblues.it   (257 words)

 Rhythm, Country & Blues   (Site not responding. Last check: )
RHYTHM COUNTRY & BLUES is a collection of duets between well-known country, R&B and blues performers.
Thanks to the vision of producer Don Was and his star-studded cast of song stylists, the remarkable musical collaborations that comprise RHYTHM COUNTRY AND BLUES are never treated as an historical anomaly but as the most natural thing in the world.
RHYTHM COUNTRY AND BLUES concludes with a felicitously earnest bit of corn called "Patches," in which George Jones and B.B. King tell the heroic tale of all those fl sharecroppers and white tenant farmers who were so po' they couldn't afford an -o or an -r, yet persevered in spite of it all.
musicstore.mymmode.com /album.do?albumID=5963079   (468 words)

 Doo Wop Mp3 - Definition Of Genre - Original Rhythm And Blues
Doowop is a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music popular in the mid-1950s to the early 1960s in America.
It became the fashion in the 1990s to keep expanding the definition backward to take in Rhythm and Blues groups from the mid-1950s and then further back to include groups from the early 1950s and even the 1940s.
Since doo-wop rhythms were originally provided by the snapping of fingers and clapping of hands, background beats are usually simple and heavy (with an emphasis on the second and fourth beats).
www.jeffosretromusic.com /defdoowop.html   (3176 words)

 Year of the Blues, Blues Music, blues festivals, Jazz, African-American culture
Blues music wakes people up in the morning and lulls them to sleep at night.
We hear blues in all forms on American music - rock, pop, hip-hop, country, folk, rap, punk, funk, jazz, etc. The common thread is the BLUES and it's on call 24/365, just turn on your radio, TV, cell phone, Internet....
Whereas blues music is the most influential form of music indigenous to the United States, providing the roots for contemporary music heard around the world such as rock and roll, jazz, rhythm and blues, and country, and even influencing classical music;
www.bluesforpeace.com /year-of-blues.htm   (312 words)

 Rhythm and Blues
The term "Rhythm and Blues" was coined in 1947 by Jerry Wexler as a replacement for the terms "race music" "sepia music" and "Harlem Hits Parade" during a reorganization of the Billboard charts
1947: The term "Rhythm and Blues" was coined in 1947 by Jerry Wexler as a replacement for the terms "race music" "sepia music" and "Harlem Hits Parade" during a reorganization of the Billboard charts [...]
Blues, for instance, was considered to be primitive.
www.jahsonic.com /RB.html   (1687 words)

 Rhythm and Blues Revues
New York disc jockey Alan Freed hosted a number of rhythm and blues "cavalcades" that caused quite a stir due to the enthusiasm of the mixed race audience.
While the rhythm and blues revues are long gone, it may still be possible to see a touring show of fl gospel performers, similarly packaged and advertised.
Rhythm and blues recordings are not always easy to find, but if anyone has them it is likely to be the Internet's leading music shop -- CD NOW.
www.geocities.com /~jimlowe/randb/rbdex.html   (2151 words)

 Rhythm And Blues
Rhythm 'n' blues diva and sometime movie actress (POETIC JUSTICE, NUTTY PROFESSOR 2:THE KLUMPS) Janet Jackson's 1989 album RHYTHM NATION...
This program features rhythm and blues from New York City's famed Apollo Theater, known for introducing fresh musical talent and...
Ray Charles - Rhythm And Blues: The Early Recordings 1949-1955
www.bluesbr.com /rhythm-and-blues.htm   (143 words)

 !Legendary Rhythm + Blues Cruise, Music Cruise, Blues Cruise, Theme Cruise, West Coast Cruise, Caribbean Cruise
Deborah Coleman is, as USA Today notes, "one of blues music’s most exciting young talents.” Along with a discography that now spans a decade, she also gives knockout live performances that have made her one of the hottest commodities on the contemporary blues scene.
Hawkeye performs a wide variety of traditional blues, ballads, swing, and original tunes, on six-string and twelve-string guitar, and is an adept and exciting practitioner of slide guitar and slide mandolin.
This self-described "song interpreter" is a one-of-a-kind, and her interpretations of jazz, blues, soul and pop, in addition to her own songs, are expressive and memorable.
www.bluescruise.com /4day.html   (2470 words)

 Rhythm Room Blues CD Review   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Starting with his own blues record label, at the ripe old age of 21 no less; he's gone on to amass a blues collection that is astounding, a muscular harp player as well, he's backed many of the finest blues performers around, and he also sports his own club, The Rhythm Room, in Phoenix.
His "Nightmare Blues" and "Goin' Down South," both originals, are solid and rooted in the Mississippi Hill country where he resides, and while he's just as potent on "Rollin' And Tumblin' " and "Long Haired Doney," he's miscredited as penning both.
Blues On Stage is a ® Trademark of Ray Stiles.
www.mnblues.com /cdreview/2002/rhythmroomblues-cr.html   (506 words)

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