(abbreviation R & B)
A form of popular music of African-American origin that arose during the 1940s from blues, with the addition of driving rhythms taken from jazz. It was an immediate precursor of rock and roll.
- Our sound is a crazy blend of hip hop, R & B and electronic sounds.
- Second, while many festivals seek to preserve the Delta blues, most feature a variety of musical styles, including rhythm and blues, soul, gospel, and rock and roll.
- For just as with rhythm and blues, hip hop is also riddled with racial, ethnic, class, gender, and generational contradictions.
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Syllabification: rhythm and blues
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