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The term rhythm & blues or R & B was originally made up to use as a promotional or marketing term at the end of the 1940s.[1]

Background[edit | edit source]

By the early 1950s R & B came to mean and describe the music by popular African American artists music and recordings.

Examples of R & B songs[edit | edit source]

  • "Saturday Night Fish Fry" by Louis Jordan
  • "Pink Champagne" Joe Liggins

References[edit | edit source]

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