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Rhythm and Blues Singers and Groups

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  • James Joseph Brown, Jr (1933 - 2006)
    ) James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and recording artist. He is the originator of funk music and is a major figure of 20th century pop...
  • Kim Allen
    One of the sisters' most memorable dates was in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), when they performed before 80,000 in a concert before the boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George ...
  • Nicki Minaj
    Onika Tanya Maraj (born December 8, 1982), known by her stage name Nicki Minaj ( /mɪˈnɑːʒ/), is a Trinidadian-born American musician. She was born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, and moved to th...
  • Etterlene "Bunny" DeBarge
    Known as Bunny from the Motown produced group DeBarge.

Rhythm and Blues (R&B) singers and groups since 1965 and 1970, many of which started in the United States. Wikipedia

We have to give props to the musicians that made all this possible!

  • Standing in the Shadows of Motown -- The Funk Brothers, Motown -- The Funk Brothers -- Film Documentary Soundtrack. In 1959, Berry Gordy gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company. Over a fourteen year period they were the heartbeat on "My Girl," "Bernadette," I Was Made to Love Her," and every other hit from Motown's Detroit era.

By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number ones hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined - which makes them the greatest hit machine in the history of popular music. They called themselves the Funk Brothers.

Singers

List of R&B musicians

Groups

Producers

Record Labels

  • Arista Records
  • Atlantic Records
  • Motown
  • Anna
  • Tamla
  • Gordy
  • Soul
  • V.I.P.


Songwriters

List of number-one rhythm and blues hits (United States)

List of artists who reached number one on the Billboard R&B chart

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