The Billboard book of top 40 R & B and hip-hop hits

by Whitburn, Joel.

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks ML156.4.B6 W24 2006x
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Music - Open Stacks
Call Number  ML156.4.B6 W24 2006x
This first edition of The Billboard Book Of Top-40 R&B & Hip-Hop Hits offers complete and authoritative chart information on the most popular rhythm and blues and hip-hop songs and artists to reach the top 40 positions on Billboard's R&B Singles chart from 1942 - the present. From the days of Louis Jordan and Bullmoose Jackson and his Buffalo Bearcats, swing, and World War II, Billboard began keeping tabs on the bestsellers in record stores in Harlem, New York. That Harlem Hit Parade chart of 1942, the starting point of this book, was Billboard's first accounting of the growing interest in a style of music that would come to be known as rhythm and blues or R&B. Throughout the '40s and early '50s, the R&B chart hosted a fair amount of pop crossover artists like The King Cole Trio and the Ink Spots and blues shouters like Wyononie Harris and Roy Brown. When rock 'n' roll revolutionized popular culture in the mid '50s, artists like Fats Domino, Little Richard, and Ray Charles were added to the charts as well. Grandmaster Flash/Melle Mel and the Furious Five were incorporated into these charts as well, bringing us up to today's artists like Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, and Usher.
Additional Information
Subjects Rhythm and blues music -- Discography.
Rhythm and blues music -- Statistics.
Rhythm and blues musicians.
Rap (Music) -- Discography.
Rap (Music) -- Statistics.
Rap musicians.
Publisher New York :Billboard,2006
Other Titles Billboard (Cincinnati, Ohio : 1963)
Billboard book of top forty R & B and hip-hop hits
Top 40 R & B and hip-hop hits
Top forty R & B and hip-hop hits
Language English
Notes "Complete chart information about America's most popular R&B and hip-hop songs and artists, 1942-2004"--Cover.
Description x, 813 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 0823082830
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