THIS LAND, IS YOUR LAND? “Buscad la belleza, que es la única protesta que merece la pena en este asqueroso mundo” (Ramón Trecet ex locutor de Radio 3). Hoy buscamos la belleza en el blues. http://playlistspotify.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/this-land-is-your-land/
Always wanted to check out proper R&B more i love stuff like The animals, The Who, Chuck Berry, The Kinks, The rolling Stones etc but want to learn more about the genre. The other tags on here are painful. :P
Excuse me if my english is not very good, I'm spanish and this is the first time writing in LastFm.
I think you forgot a lot of british groups that were fundamental in R&B:
Animals, Them, Spencer Davis Group, Pretty Things...and afterwards Eric Burdon, Van Morrison, Steve Winwood, Joe Cocker, Paul Carrack
If you're unsure of what "real" R&B is then take a look at this video counting down the top 50 R&B songs. No Beyonce here!
r&b is basically modern soul-pop music. rhythm and blues is described above. r&b is what people who listened to disco or funk in the 70s would listen to now. rhythm and blues i think is the jazz and blues styles that gave way to rock n roll and soul. r&b is a term that describes pop music especially after funk and disco dominance. thats my take on it.
@LaszloBartok ‘It's sad Beyonce and Big Joe Turner actually have the same tag.’
I don’t think they do. Look at the weighting of the ‘rhythm and blues’ tag for Beyonce: it’s at the same font as ‘latin’. And, Big Joe Turner’s ‘rnb’ and ‘r&b’ are the same as ‘beach music’.
a comment on these comments: ‘rhythm and blues’ does not mean the same thing as ‘R&B’ as evidenced by a comparison of the tags ‘rnb’ and ‘R&B’ with ‘rhythm and blues’ (despite the origin of the abbreviations). So, they are different semantic categories. Perhaps using different labels is a sign of respect for the older musicians. That is, using separate labels distances the new from the old so that whatever ‘disgracing’ that’s going down is clearly not a reflection on the beautiful thing called ‘rhythm and blues’.