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Black History Month: Duke Ellington

“Put it this way: Jazz is a good barometer of freedom… In its beginnings, the United States of America spawned certain ideals of freedom and independence through which, eventually, jazz was evolved, and the music is so free that many people say it is the only unhampered, unhindered expression of complete freedom yet produced in this country.” - Duke Ellington

The Death of R&B

Rhythm and Blues is a genre of music that emerged in the 1930’s from the urban hubs of America. Musicians like Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, and Mariah Carey are some of the most well known R&B artists. R&B was very popular in the 70’s, 80’s and even in the early 2000’s. Despite R&B’s popularity in the last decade, R&B is dying.