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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture    Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B and 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.

     The term has subsequently had a number of shifts in meaning. In the early 1950s, the term rhythm and blues was frequently applied to blues records. Starting in the mid-1950s, after this style of music contributed to the development of rock and roll, the term "R&B" became used to refer to music styles that developed from and incorporated electric blues, as well as gospel and soul music. By the 1970s, rhythm and blues was used as a blanket term for soul and funk. In the 1980s, a newer style of R&B developed, becoming known as "Contemporary R&B".


Rhythm and Blues bands starting with 'D': 7 bands in database

Dane Stephens and the Deep Beats (United Kingdom)Deep Feeling (United Kingdom)
Defenders (Denmark)Delaney & Bonnie (United States)
Dimensions (United Kingdom)Simon Dupree & The Big Sound (United Kingdom)
Spencer Davis Group (United Kingdom)

Rhythm and Blues artists starting with 'D': 28 artists in database

B.B. DickersonBob Daisley
Bob DamesChris Dreja
Cyril DaviesDonald "Duck" Dunn
Frank DostalGary Davies
James DwainJeff Dean
Jens Henrik DahlJerry Donahue
Jim DonlingerJohn Davis
Johnny DickKent Dawbney
Kevin DrakeMartin van Duinhoven
Michael DunfordRainer Degner
Rod DemickRoger Deane
Roy DanielRoy Dyke
Spencer DavisTom Donlinger
Wayne DuncanWilly Dowling

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