History of the BLUES MUSIC is full of curiosities and mysteries. Critics describe it as a soulful and emotional music. Lyrics is about the lives of African-Americans - their hardships, hopes and loves. It was created in the 19th century on Southern plantations. Slavers or descendants of slaves originated the genre.
According to Nero (n.d) Rhythm and blues is a term used to describe the blues-influenced form of music predominantly performed by African Americans since late 1930’s. Jerry Wexler was the first person to introduce the term Rhythm and Blues in the billboard magazine (Sacks, 1993). However, according to Cohn(1993) the term ‘Race music’ was first used to describe this type of music and been changed into Rhythm and Blues after the world war because it was deemed to be offensive. R&B music can be said to be an evolution of blues music and only contrasted when R&B music tends to have more volume and intensity compared to blues music to suit the condition. This is done so by introducing new instruments such as electric guitar and bass (Cahoon, 2004).
With the change in normal teen behavior, came a change in the way teens saw music. No longer were they into the innocent, mellow music of their parent’s time. By 1940, a majority of American households owned a radio. This caused American music more accessible as opposed to the World War 1 period. Thus, pop music such as Rock and roll from World War 2 inundated homes and America’s ears and build morale.
Rock and Roll is a popular music genre of which has received widespread in the mid-1950s. This genre was formed from the combination of the main characteristics of African-American and "white" genres such as country music as well as rhythm and blues. Style of white performers was called rockabilly. Rockabilly is a musical genre, actually, it is a form of early rock 'n' roll, which is a synthesis of rock and roll and country music (especially its southern subgenre - hillbilly and possibly bluegrass). Also, rockabilly was greatly influenced by the swing and boogie-woogie.
Music was becoming something that had an impact on people’s lives. It influenced people’s choices at work, at home, in public. A major impact to music during the 60s was the invasion of the British in the beginning part of the decade. During the early 60s bands from the 50s were still producing hits. Brenda Lee, Ray Charles, Chubby Checker, etc.
Rock and roll is just beginning to be accepted as an art form, as opposed to just another musical trend. It’s only been popular since the mid twentieth century. However, despite the genre’s young age, it has hugely impacted the US, and the rest of the world. It’s a versatile genre, one that each generation can make into their own. Due to this, it reflects the values of the past sixty years far better than classical or jazz music is able to, yet still appears to be resilient, not just a passing fad like pop music.
The band influenced the culture of people in big amounts was the Beatles. In 60th of 20 century they were the main figure in music. Four boys from Liverpool did a huge breakthrough in music industry. The Fab four is their name among the people, fans, and reporters. Lots of people had a dream to see the performance of the group.
The Impact of Commercialization on R&B Music: From the 1990s to the Modern Days Since its advent, the music industry was focused on making the most out of artists. Not a single music genre became an exception to that rule because the power of financial decisions is superior to the independent artists and their desire to keep up with the roots of their preferred genre. Unfortunately, the trends that are currently present in the music industry seriously limit the possibilities of those who do not follow those trends. Within the framework of this paper, the history of R&B and its course of development is reviewed so as to draw conclusions regarding the current state of this music genre and its nearest future. The author of this paper evaluated the most relevant evidence in order to come up with the most accurate conclusions and critically scrutinized the rhythmic and lyrical trends of modern R&B music.
Brooks inspired other musicians and producers from the rock world to integrate into country music. Bands such as AC/DC, Def Leppard and the Cars all made the transition over. In the following years, an abundant amount of rock musicians, such as Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Darius Rucker, and Robert Plant have tested the water, even changed their identify to country artists (Ears). However, the shift from rock to country was not the only change in the music industry. Mainstream country artists have even began to incorporate hip-hop and rap into their music (Ears).
No matter who you are or where you are, you will always be listening to music regardless if you’d want to or not. Though you may have different taste in music, you will always listen to some genres that you do not like. Some people will try to find themselves in other music and be inspired by the same subject. But someone had to be the first to get the idea of music and other just came along and changed it to their prospective along the journey of hundreds of musicians that made it and tons more than didn’t make it, they still pursued it because it was what they enjoyed and what they found to be what is most important to them. Rapping has come a very long way from people doing it how they would back in the day and how there is a complete different style today.