American R & B : Gospel grooves, funky drummers, and soul power
by Mendelson, Aaron.
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
A singer calls out to the crowd.
An electric bass thumps out a beat.
Horns blare and strings swirl.
These are the sounds of R & B.
Rhythm and blues music evolved from all sorts of sounds: swinging jazz, gritty blues, and African American spiritual songs. The music's smooth mix of styles made it unique, and its passionate performers made it a sensation. Ever since Ray Charles hit the charts in the 1950s, R & B fans have held it down on dance floors. And R & B singers have belted out messages of love and calls for social change.
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|Series||American music milestones.|
-- History and criticism
-- Juvenile literature.
Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature.
Rhythm and blues music.
|Publisher|| Minneapolis :Twenty-First Century Books,2013
|Other Titles|| American rhythm & blues
64 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 61-62) and index.
|ISBN||9780761345015 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
0761345019 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)