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Mix: Rhythm and Blues

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Rhythm and blues originated in the 1940s and was initially a term used by record companies to describe music marketed predominantly to African Americans. Since then, R&B has seen a shift in its definition and is commonly used to describe a variety of music styles and genres, including: jazz, rock n roll, gospel, soul, funk, disco and reggae.

Listen to some of our recommended R&B songs and share your favorites, below…

ALEXIS’ PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_dD-nVS6ps?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: SWV | Song:  Weak

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gkx6Qe7-U0E?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Aaliyah| Song:  One in a Million

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHzkICG47LU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Boys II Men | Song:  Motown Philly

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfRNRymrv9k?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Mariah Carey | Song:  Always Be My Baby

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOuq-DuHOjU?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Joe | Song:  I Wanna Know


DEE’S PICKS:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Al Green | Song: Let’s Stay Together

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD-9eOWsp8o?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: Isley Brothers | Song: It’s Your Thing

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQGXa3FiXKM?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: The Miracles | Song: Shop Around

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnYESenjoGY?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: All-4-One | Song: I Swear
Oh boy. I used to play this album on repeat. I loved all of the tracks but a couple other album favorites, “So Much in Love” and “(She’s Got) Skillz.”

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xgR3Myvdn8?hl=en"><img src="http://thespecblog.com/wp-content/plugins/images/play-tub.png" alt="Play" style="border:0px;" /></a>Artist: K-Ci & JoJo | Song: All My Life
I’m only including this song because it brings me back to school dances during my elementary years.

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