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R&B – rhythm & blues – originated as a mix of jazz, gospel and blues, but has gone on to incorporate influences from funk, hip-hop, and even rock music. The death of an R&B great can create in us a collective sense of loss and nostalgia, the feeling that an era has passed. This memorial site was created to honor and remember musicians, singers, composers and others who contributed to this vibrant form of musical expression.
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R&B Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Tony Joe White

Tony Joe White was a “swamp rock” legend who wrote the classic songs “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia.” White grew up in Louisiana and began performing at school dances. He signed with Monument Records in 1967, first hitting the charts in 1969 with “Polk Salad Annie.” White’s “swamp rock” music had elements of Cajun, country, blues, rock, and R&B. He was inspired to write songs about his life after hearing Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe.” He wrote “Rainy Night in...
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