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Unformatted text preview: Rhythm and Blues (R & B) Term gradually replaces “race music” • Music performed by African American artists and marketed (primarily) to African American consumers. • 1949: term adopted by Billboard magazine Southern black, rural musical traditions shaped by the experience of urban migration (Chicago, Detroit, etc.) Rhythm and Blues (R & B) Encapsulates a variety of post-war styles • Blues crooners • Gospel-influenced vocal harmony groups • Swing-influenced “jump blues” • Urban blues • and more R & B audience widens in 1940s and 1950s African-American migration to cities in North + West Growing presence of Black Music on the Radio Jukebox Culture Independent Record Labels • appeal to marginalized markets ignored by major labels Jump Blues Commercially successful R&B subgenre Hard-swinging dance band Small combos (like a pared down swing band) Oriented around the blues and boogie-woogie style boogie woogie: swinging, uptempo, blues-based piano style Louis Jordan (1908–1975) Jump bluesman extraordinaire Singer, saxophonist, showman Interracial appeal, but often performed for segregated audiences Louis Jordan and his Tympany 5...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOLOGY 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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