Definitions

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  • abbr. rhythm and blues

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Examples

  • He turned up the stereo in his office to 11 and played these kind of R & B and pop and gospel tunes, "Bono said at the time.

    American Beat: The Unforgettable Friendship

  • As was understood by white anti-integrationists who declared that “jungle rhythms” turned “white boys and girls” to “the level of the animal,” the appeal of the sensual and emotional liberation represented by R & B threatened to subvert the social basis of their culture.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • By the late 1950s, the popularity of R & B among white youth had become so great that it paved the way for the integration of several Southern universities.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • As has been well documented, many white rock performers found their calling in black juke joints and nightclubs or by listening to R & B on the radio, and the music they created challenged all the tenets of American citizenship.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a black deejay named Shelley Stewart cultivated a large white following in the Birmingham area with his R & B shows on the local black radio station and by spinning records at a weekly whites-only sock hop.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Despite the reports of a harrowing cocaine problem and a highly publicized abusive marriage to singer Bobby Brown that ultimately ended, the 1980s R & B star made it a priority to give of herself in ways that are unparalleled among stars to this day.

    Whitney Houston Tribute: A Look Back At The Star's Enduring Giving Legacy (SLIDESHOW)

  • R & B megastar Whitney Houston may be most loved for the moment when that universally recognized drum beat strikes and she powers in with "And I will always love you."

    Whitney Houston Tribute: A Look Back At The Star's Enduring Giving Legacy (SLIDESHOW)

  • Brandon Casey of the R & B group, Jagged Edge, nursing a snifter of Courvoisier, followed her like an obedient puppy, his eyes intent on the switch of her perfect ass.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • She had a couple of press interviews that afternoon to discuss what was upcoming for the winner of the talent search, and what some of her future plans were for the record label, particularly since Larger Than Lyfe was delving into the genres of R & B and jazz.

    Larger Than Lyfe

  • I was gonna marry Kenny Greene of the R & B group, INTRO, and you were gonna marry “Treach” of Naughty By Nature.

    Larger Than Lyfe

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