Dave’s Music Database: Louis Jordan, the Father of R&B, Is Born: July 8, 1908
Popular R&B vocalists on the finish of the 20th century included Prince, R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey. In the twenty first century, R&B has remained a preferred genre changing into extra pop-oriented and alternatively influenced with profitable artists together with Bruno Mars, SZA (singer), Daft Punk, Robin Thicke, The Weeknd, and Mark Ronson. The transition from country blues to city blues that started within the Twenties was driven by the successive waves of financial disaster and booms which led many rural blacks to move to urban areas, in a motion generally known as the Great Migration. The lengthy boom following World War II induced another large migration of the African-American inhabitants, the Second Great Migration, which was accompanied by a significant enhance of the real revenue of the urban blacks.
From the late 2000s to the present day, blues rock has gained a cultural following, particularly after the rise of the Internet, when artists started creating YouTube channels, boards, and Facebook pages. Alternative rock artists nonetheless combine sturdy components of blues of their music, especially ZZ Ward, Cage the Elephant, Jack White, and the Black Keys. White audiences’ curiosity within the blues through the Sixties increased due to the Chicago-based mostly Paul Butterfield Blues Band featuring guitarist Michael Bloomfield, and the British blues movement.
Billboard magazine coined the term rhythm and blues to rename its “race records” chart in 1949, reflecting modifications within the social standing, economic energy, and musical tastes of … Read More