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Rhythm and blues
Stylistic origins Jazz, Blues, Gospel
Cultural origins 1940s–1950s, United States
Typical instruments Drum kit –Double bass –Saxophone –Horns –Piano – Organ – Electric Guitar –Vocals – Background vocalists
Mainstream popularity Significant from 1940s to 1960s; iconic afterwards
Derivative forms

Funk –Ska –Soul – Rock and roll – Reggae – Disco later: Beat Music - Power pop - Garage rock - Pub rock (UK)

Subgenres
Contemparary R&B – Smooth Jazz
Fusion genres
Rockabilly
Local scenes
New Orleans R&B