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Have you ever turned on the radio and thought to yourself where did this all start In fact the root of RB run deep Rhythm and Blue is a commonly used term to describe the sophisticated urban music which started back as far back as the 1920s Over the decades thanks to different artists and their styles RB has evolved into what it is today Despite all of the publications on RB the origins of it remain unclear However strong influential evidence can be found in early songs of the Deep South RB clearly has its origins in the secular folk music of the American black musician- the Blues The Blues was a form of emotional expression that was centered on a predominately vocal medium Interestingly enough the first real blues recordings were made in the 1920s by woman such as Ma Rainey Ida Cox and Bessie Smith Afterwards followed many renowned musicians One of the most influential of them all in the development of the blues is Louis Jordan who who originally with a relatively small band began to make blues based records with humorous lyrics and a rhythm owing as much to boogie woogie as to the more traditional classic blues Delta Blues was also very well known Delta Blue comes from a region in the southern part of Mississippi a place referred to as the land where the blues were born Allmusiccom In the 1940s blues became very popular in Chicago People at that time wanted to hear faster and louder music Audience enjoyed dancing to this kind of music In the 1950s people wanted a different change in the music Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry made a really big change Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry invented what we call today Rock and Roll In the 1960s blue became known as the soul music Soul music inspired other styles of music like Pop and Funk music Pop music in fact
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