Introduction and History –
Rhythm and blues, commonly known as rhythm & blues or R&B, is a word used to describe numerous forms of postwar African-American popular music, as well as some white rock music that was influenced by it. Jerry Wexler developed the word in 1947, when editing the charts for the trade publication Billboard and discovering that record companies releasing Black popular music thought the chart titles of the time (Harlem Hit Parade, Sepia, and Race) were insulting. After using the phrase rhythm and blues in news pieces for the preceding two years, the magazine altered the name of the chart in its June 17, 1949, issue. Although the records that followed featured on Billboard’s rhythm-and-blues chart in a range of styles, the word was used to include a variety of modern forms that arose at the time. Perhaps the most widely accepted definition of the term is as a description of the sophisticated urban music that had been developing since the 1930s, when Louis Jordan’s small combo began making blues-based records with humorous lyrics and upbeat rhythms that owed as much to boogie-woogie as to classic blues forms. This song, often known as jump blues, established a rhythm that became the dominant Black popular music genre during and after World War II.
Jordan, Amos Milburn, Roy Milton, Jimmy Liggins, Joe Liggins, Floyd Dixon, Wynonie Harris, Big Joe Turner, and Charles Brown were among its most prominent practitioners. Many of the songs in these singers’ repertoires were in the standard 12-bar A-A-B blues form, while others were pure pop tunes, light jazz instrumentals, or pseudo-Latin compositions.
Valentine’s R&B Bash More Information 2022-
- Saturday – Feb 12, 2022 , Time- 7:00 PM
- Baxter Arena, Omaha, NE
Due to the current state of the nation And The COVID 19, The Big R&B Show feat: Jagged Edge, Sysco w Dru Hill, Ginuwine & Jon B Scheduled for September 19th At The Baxter Arena, Has been postponed to Feb 12th, 2022 for a Big Valentine’s Day Weekend Show.
Currently held tickets will be honored for the new date, and no action is needed. Your ticket will be honored for the rescheduled date. For any further ticket inquiries please reach out to point of purchase.