RHYTHM & BLUES:
"Gee Martha, what is this we are listening to? Hum? Is it Swing? No, it's not Swing. Is it Jazz? No, it's not jazzy enough to be jazz. Is it Jump? Hum, could be. I hear Dinah's sweet voice cumin' through the speaker."
Blues? Probably, with a rhythm. What makes Rhythm & Blues so different from just plain Blues? The complete package. You see, Blues is soft, warm and cuddly. Blues talks to you about the HARDSHIPS and DISPARE. Rhythm & Blues is rough, upbeat, makes you want to dance all night long. Talks about raisin' Cane. The idea of seeing your problems in a aggressive light makes it all right.
The transition from Jump Blues to R & B was so subtle that most people mistake Jump for R&B. The Difference between the two is attitude.
In 1946, the ATLANTIC RECORD CO. was formed by Ahmet Ertegun in New York City. This was the catalyst of the Rhythm & Blues movement with such acts as:
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