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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 'W': 4 bands in database

Vikings (United Kingdom)Wild Cherries (Australia)
Wild Flowers (United Kingdom)Wilde Flowers (United Kingdom)

Rhythm and Blues artists starting with 'W': 46 artists in database

Alan WhiteArt Wood
Bill WatsonBrian Wilson
Carl WayneCharlie Watts
Chris WhiteChris Williams
Dave WattsDave Winthrop
David WilkinsonEric Wrixon
Gus WarburtonHans Waterman
James MorganJimmy Winston
John WaltersJohn Weider
John WilsonKenny White
Lindsay WellsMartin Wild
Mick WeaverMick Weaver
Mike WebbMuff Winwood
Murray WilkinsNick Wymer
Paul WilliamsRay Wilson
Richard WrightRick Wills
Robert WyattRoger Warwick
Ron WesterbeekRon Wood
Ross WilsonStan Webb
Steve WinwoodTeddy Wadmore
Terry WallaceTerry Wilson
Tinsley WaterhouseTony Wilson
Trevor WilliamsWG "Snuffy" Walden

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