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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture    Rhythm and blues, often abbreviated to R&B and RnB, is a genre of popular African-American music that originated in the 1940s. The term was originally used by record companies to describe recordings marketed predominantly to urban African Americans, at a time when "urbane, rocking, jazz based music with a heavy, insistent beat" was becoming more popular.

     The term has subsequently had a number of shifts in meaning. In the early 1950s, the term rhythm and blues was frequently applied to blues records. Starting in the mid-1950s, after this style of music contributed to the development of rock and roll, the term "R&B" became used to refer to music styles that developed from and incorporated electric blues, as well as gospel and soul music. By the 1970s, rhythm and blues was used as a blanket term for soul and funk. In the 1980s, a newer style of R&B developed, becoming known as "Contemporary R&B".


Rhythm and Blues bands starting with 'M': 7 bands in database

Moments (United Kingdom)Muleskinners (United Kingdom)
Musicians Union Band (Netrherlands)Mynah Birds (Canada)
Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders (United Kingdom)Zoot Money (United Kingdom)
Zoot Money's Big Roll Band (United Kingdom)

Rhythm and Blues artists starting with 'M': 53 artists in database

"Little" Roy MillsAdrian Metcalfe
Ali McKenzieAndy Mitchell
Bernie MarsdenBeryl Marsden
Billy Boy MiskimminCharles Miller
Charlie McCrackenColin Manley
Dave MaineDave Markee
Dave MeredithDee Murray
Frank MilleGeorg Meier
George MillerGoldy McJohn
Gypie MayoIan McLagan
Jackie McAuleyJim McCarty
Jimmy McCullochJohn Mayhew
John McLaughlinJohn Mooreshead
Johnny MannJunior Marvin
Kenny McDowellMabron McKinney
Mike “Monty” MontgomeryPat McAuley
Paul MartinezPete McDaniels
Peter MariosaRay Majors
Rick MorcombeRickman Mason
Ronnie MillingSteve Marriott
Steve MatthewsTab Martin
Timothy MaglioneTing Markulin
Tom MorganTony Marsh
Tony McIntyreTony Munroe
Turquoise MarshallVan Morrison
Wayne FontanaWilly Morcus
Zoot Money

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