Ukulinganisa kanye ne-blues, evame ukufinyezwa njenge-R & B, uhlobo oluthile lomculo odumile owavela emiphakathini yase-Afrika yaseMelika ku-1940s. Leli gama lasetshenziswa ekuqaleni yizinkampani zokurekhoda ukuchaza ukuqoshwa okudayiswa kakhulu kubantu baseMadolobheni baseMelika, ngesikhathi "umculo we-urbane, wokugwedla, umculo we-jazz onesisindo esinzima, oqhubekayo" usanda kuthanda kakhulu. Emculweni wezentengiselwano kanye nomculo we-blues ovamile wama-1950 nge-1970s, ama-bands ngokuvamile ayeba piyano, eyodwa noma amabili ama-guitar, ama-bass, amadubhu, i-saxophones eyodwa noma ngaphezulu, futhi ngezinye izikhathi ezikhulumayo ezingemuva. Ama-R & B ayingqikithi yamahlaya avame ukufakaza ubuhlungu obunzima be-Afrika-American kanye nokufuna inkululeko nenjabulo, kanye nokunqoba nokuhluleka ngokuphathelene nobuhlobo, ezomnotho, izifiso. Umculo womphefumulo (okuvame ukubhekwa njengomphefumulo) wuhlobo oludumile lomculo oluvela emphakathini wase-Afrika waseMelika e-United States ngasekupheleni kwe-1950s kanye ne-1960 yokuqala. Ihlanganisa izici zomculo we-African-American gospel, isigqi kanye ne-blues ne-jazz. Umculo womphefumulo wathandwa kakhulu ukudansa nokulalela e-United States, lapho amalebula amarekhodi afana ne-Motown, i-Atlantic ne-Stax ayengumthelela ngesikhathi sokunyakaza kwama-Civil Rights. Umphefumulo wabuye wathandwa emhlabeni wonke, wathonya ngokuqondile umculo wegwala nomculo we-Afrika.

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