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American R & B

Gospel Grooves, Funky Drummers, And Soul Power

By Aaron. Mendelson

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.

Find out what drove R & B's earliest performers to stand up and sing. Follow the music's path from gospel choirs to wild funk bands. And learn more about legends such as James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, and Beyoncé.

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9780761345015


Format: Book
Author: Mendelson, Aaron.
Summary: Presents a history of R&B music in the United States, profiles the genre's most notable past and present stars, and features song and album suggestions.
Title: American R & B : Gospel grooves, funky drummers, and soul power / Aaron Mendelson.
Publisher Date: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, c2013.
Subject: Soul music -- History and criticism Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism
Isbn: 9780761345015 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper) 0761345019 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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System Items Available: 3
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Call Number: PER ART Music Men
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Bib Id: 411994

Format: Book
Author: Mendelson, Aaron.
Summary: Presents a history of R&B music in the United States, profiles the genre's most notable past and present stars, and features song and album suggestions.
Title: American R & B : Gospel grooves, funky drummers, and soul power / Aaron Mendelson.
Publisher, Date: Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, c2013.
Description: 64 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
Series: American music milestones
Subjects: Soul music -- History and criticism
Subjects: Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism
Other Title: Soul/Rhythm and blues
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 64) and index.
LCCN: 2011045636
ISBN: 9780761345015 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0761345019 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: PER ART Music Men