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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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4/2/1959 - 4/17/2015

R&B Memorials: Remembering the life, death and legacy of Johnny Kemp

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," has died in Jamaica. He was 55. Jamaica police said Friday that Kemp was found floating at a beach in Montego Bay on Thursday morning. It has not been determined how he died. Reach Media Inc. said Kemp had been scheduled to be on a Caribbean cruise this week but he did not get on the ship. The U.S.-based parent company of the "Tom Joyner Morning Show" did not have further...
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