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R&B is B(l)ack and Involved

Bob Merlis, Words & Music, July 1972

WE'VE BEEN experiencing a remarkable phenomenon in recent months; the re-emergence of rhythm and blues as an important force in American popular music. Since it emerged from "race music" in the late forties, R&B has historically exercised an influence on pop music far out of proportion to its actual popularity.

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