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    • The New Blue Music: Changes in Rhythm & Blues, 1950-1999

    • American Made Music Series
    • By: Richard J. Ripani
    • Narrated by: Kenneth Lee
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Rhythm & blues emerged from the African American community in the late 1940s to become the driving force in American popular music over the next half-century. Although sometimes called "doo-wop", "soul", "funk", "urban contemporary", or "hip-hop", R&B is actually an umbrella category that includes all of these styles and genres. It is in fact a modern-day incarnation of a musical tradition that stretches back to 19th-century America, and even further to African beginnings.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very technical, dry and repetitive

    • By Aaron on 01-27-13

    Regular price: $19.95