Rhythm and blues
is an acrostic for rab.
On this page:
- Definition of the noun rhythm and blues
- Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rhythm and blues
- Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Rhythm and blues
- Photos about Rhythm and blues
- Video about Rhythm and blues
- Quotes about Rhythm and blues
- Share this page
|Play/pause||Buy footage||Find more|
Definition of the noun rhythm and blues
What does rhythm and blues mean as a name of something?
- a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
- lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
- synonym of rhythm and blues: R and B
- more generic terms: African-American music / black music = music created by African-American musicians; popular music / popular music genre = any genre of music having wide appeal
Alternative definition of the noun rhythm and blues
- a style of music combining elements of jazz and blues having syncopated rhythms and a strong backbeat; it was developed by African Americans in the late 1940s
- Rhythm and Blues: The Rhythm & Blues was a tag team composed of The Honky Tonk Man and Greg "The Hammer" Valentine in the World Wrestling Federation from 1988 to 1991 and later on in the independent circuit for a short run.
- Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B or RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular. In the commercial rhythm and blues music typical of the 1950s through the 1970s, the bands usually consisted of piano, one or two guitars, bass, drums, saxophone, and sometimes background vocalists. R&B lyrical themes often encapsulate the African-American experience of pain and the quest for freedom and joy. Lyrics focus heavily on the themes of triumphs and failures in terms of relationships, freedom, economics, aspirations, and sex.
- also known as R&B, RnB
- subgenre of Black gospel, Soul music, Zouk
- "Rhythm and Blues" is the seventh studio album by Canadian singer Garou, and his eighth album overall. It was recorded in London at The Sanctuary recording studios by producers "SMV" and is a bilingual French / English dedicated to the spirit of R&B including covers of famous tracks The album contains 6 songs in French and 6 in English.
- genre: Rhythm and blues
- released on
- "Rhythm And Blues" a.k.a. "Rhythm & Blues": Rhythm & Blues is the 27th studio album by American blues musician Buddy Guy. It was released in July 2013 under RCA Records. The album started #27. on the Billboard 200 chart and number 1 on the Blues Album chart.
- released on
- "Rhythm and Blues" is the ninth album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet and their third on the Elektra label. The album features performances by Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake and David Murray and was first released in 1989.
- genre: Jazz
- released in (26 years ago)
- "Rhythm And Blues" a.k.a. "Rhythm & Blues" is a musical album of Greg Abate.
- released in (21 years ago)
- "Rhythm And Blues" a.k.a. "Rhythm & Blues" is a musical album of The Yardbirds.
- released in (16 years ago)
- "Rhythm And Blues" a.k.a. "Rhythm & Blues!" is a musical album of Andre Williams.
- released in (11 years ago)
- "Rhythm And Blues" a.k.a. "Rhythm & Blues" is a musical album of Jimmi Accardi.
- countries: United Kingdom, United States of America
- language: English Language
- producers: Dominic Denny & Hugh Bygott-Webb
- executive producers: Patrick Meehan, David Winters, Stuart St. Paul
- cinematography by Fiona Cunningham-Reid
- edited by Geoff Hogg
- music by Michael Conn
- genres: Indie film, LGBT, Comedy
- released in (15 years ago)
Rhythm and Blues a.k.a. Rhythm & Blues: Rhythm & Blues is a short-lived 1992 American sitcom that aired on NBC for only five weeks from September 24, 1992 to October 22, 1992 with an additional left over episode airing on February 19, 1993. The show stars Roger Kabler, Anna Maria Horsford, Ron Glass, Troy Curvey Jr., Vanessa Bell Calloway, Miguel A. Nunez, Jr., and Christopher Babers.
- read more about Rhythm & Blues
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Rhythm and blues
Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):
by Carole Marsh
Rhythm and blues is a style of music developed by AfricanAmericans.
African American Music (2014)
An Introduction by Mellonee V. Burnim, Portia K. Maultsby
Rhythm and blues is a form of Black dance music that began toevolve during World War II (1939–45). Recorded primarily by small, regional independent record labels, its development is associated with demographic, economic, and social ...
by Mitch Rosalsky
Rhythm and blues is the end product of gospel, minstrel singing, live trios , and the blues, with a touch of barbershop quartet singing thrown in for harmony. The earliest recordings (on cylinders) were by black artists who transferred the ...
In Search of Elvis (1997)
Music, Race, Art, Religion by Vernon Chadwick
Rhythm and blues is a field unto itself."11 A recent historian has put the ...
by Edward M. Komara
Rhythm and blues music by this point in the late 1940s had evolved from folk blues and other "black-music" forms to become a unique hybrid music that was characterized by elements of various styles. Blues and gospel-influenced vocal ...
by BOB KROEPEL
Rock and Roll Accompaniment Rhythm Patterns Rock and Roll developed out of Rhythm and Blues: early Rock rhythm patterns were R & B Shuffles, but in the 1950's the dotted eighth-sixteenth note rhythm pattern with the triplet interpretation ...
From Calaveras to Quinceañeras by Charles Tatum
cHicanO rHyTHM and Blues History and Origins Historically, Chincanos that perform rhythm and blues—a music style...
by Donald G. Godfrey, Frederic A. Leigh
RHYTHM AND BLUES 347 Following these early experimental years, remote broadcasting became almost commonplace, with stations in small towns broadcasting from a newly opened grocery store or department store. Stations in larger ...
by Emmanuel S. Nelson
During the 1940s when Swing turned into Be-Bop, vocal blues separated from jazz and turned into rhythm and blues. Over the years the rhythm and blues designation has been applied to a number of different kinds of popular black music.
Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Rhythm and blues
Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:
Photos about Rhythm and blues
Click on an item to view that photo:
R&B Rust and Blue instead of ... rhythm and blues
Photo credit: Vassilis Online
If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Video about Rhythm and blues
Rhythm and blues Meaning
Video shows what rhythm and blues means. a style of music combining elements of jazz and blues having syncopated rhythms and a strong backbeat; it was ...
See also the pronunciation examples of Rhythm and blues!
Quotes about Rhythm and blues
You can't seperate modern jazz from rock or from rhythm and blues - you can't seperate it. Because that's where it all started, and that's where it all come from - that's where I learned to keep rhythm - in church. (Art Blakey)
Share this page
Go to the usage examples of Rhythm and blues to see it in context!