Episode 5: Rhythm & Blues

Rhythm and blues, R&B, a sensual blend of the best of African-American music, where the soulfulness of gospel and the blues meets the wild rhythms of jazz. Toss in some swing, funk, folk, rock and simmer it in a history of struggle and resistance, and you've got music with not only a story to tell but a beat that just won't quit.

Follow along in The National Museum of African American Music's six episode series highlighting African Americans' impact on spirituals and gospel, the Blues, Jazz, Rhythm & Blues, and Hip Hop presented by Renasant Bank.

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