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MUSI 2520
Ron Westray

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Music 2520­ September 17  2013 Rhythm and Blues  o 12 bar blues (what makes it rhythm and blues is the 12 bars) o Riff orientated (Riff­ when you say something over and over,  repeated statement) o Solution to Bebop/Complex Jazz (Bebop and Complex Jazz were so  complicated, you couldn’t dance to them) o Rhythm and Blues became popular because it was a solution to Bebop/Complex Jazz  o Transition out of Swing music as being the popular music  o Over backbeat is used (beat 2 and 4 used only) o Shuffle/Triplet (Triplet is 3 notes put into one beat, this gives us the Shuffle) o Elvis was the main person in this field, but he took it originally took his ideas form black  people  Rhythm and Blues  o Chuck Berry o James Brown o Little Richard  o Fats Domino  o Isley Brothers  Rhythm and Blues  o Blues in Hip Hop: Twista (Carl Terrell Mitchel) o Played: Like a 24 (Twista) o Zoom: Blues can still be found in hip­hop Motown  o Motown was a record label o They started The Popular Music stage  The New Popular Music  o William Smokey Robinson  o Michael Jackson  o Played: Rock With You (Michael Jackson) o Marvin Gaye  o Played: Got to Give It Up (Marvin Gaye) (Blurred Lines sampled) o Rick James  o Played: You and I (Rick James) (It starts of Disco (80s) but than switches over to hip  hop (00s)) 
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