Rhythm & Blues

My Other Great Musical Love Rhythm & Blues

My other great musical love is Rhythm & Blues. Not the R&B/Dance/Hip-hop genre of today, but the Blues-meets-Gospel-Music that evolved through the 1940s thru the 1960s at the hands of master purveyors like Ray Charles, Ruth Brown & Jackie Wilson. Doo-Wop, Soul Music, Motown and even Blue-eyed Soul all found their inspiration in Rhythm & Blues.

Beyond the soulful strain of the voices there were other sounds too. Instruments with names like Hammond, Wurlitzer & Rhodes. Add a horn or three and you’re really cooking.

Whatever style of music I’m singing or writing, Rhythm & Blues is never very far away.