Genre: rhythm and bluesPlay genre
Rhythm and blues is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s. It combines elements of jazz, blues, and gospel music, with a focus on strong rhythms and soulful vocals. The genre gained popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, with artists often incorporating electric guitars and drums into their sound. Rhythm and blues music often deals with themes of love, heartbreak, and social issues. It has influenced many other genres, including rock and roll, soul, and funk.