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RockBoar.com 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".


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhythm_and_blues

Rhythm and Blues bands starting with 'P': 4 bands in database

Alan Price (United Kingdom)Alan Price Set (United Kingdom)
Georgie Fame & Alan Price (United Kingdom)Paice Ashton Lord (United Kingdom)
 

Rhythm and Blues artists starting with 'P': 25 artists in database

Alan PriceAndy Petre
Anthony PhillipsBrian Parrish
Bruce PalmerCharlie Prince
Chris PyneDave Pether
Duffy PowerHarry Prytherch
Ian PaiceJim Parker
Jimmy PageJimmy Powell
Jochen PetersJohnny Parker
Keith PowellMalcolm Pool
Mel PachutaMick Palmer
Mike PattoPoli Palmer
Ray PhillipsRobert Palmer
Ron Perrit

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