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“Time Is On My Side”: American Rhythm and Blues

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Thu, 12 May 2011 11:33:00 GMT
<p>In partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Festival features a special rhythm and blues (R&amp;B) program that brings live music to our nation's front lawn. R&amp;B was shaped by the migration of African Americans from southern rural areas who brought their musical traditions to northern and western urban areas during and after World War II. R&amp;B took form during one of the most innovative periods of Black music during the 20th century.</p><p>R&amp;B encompasses a range of performance styles and ensembles, such as instrumental combos of various sizes, vocal groups, and solo artists and singers. Stylistically, R&amp;B’s musical roots are in big band, gospel, vocal quartets, boogie, and blues.</p><p>Listen to “Time is on My Side” by Irma Thomas below: </p> <div class="tag">Audio</div> <div class="card audio-card full-border-card no-underline no-image-audio-card"> <div class="details"> <div class="details-inner"> <div class="title-wrapper"> <div class="title"> <span class="light"><span class="er">Time Is On My Side- Irma Thomas</a></span></span> </div> </div> <div class="audio-player"> <audio class="mejs-player-svg" src="" data-mejsoptions='{"startVolume": 0.5, "setDimensions": false}'></audio> </div> </div> </div></div>&nbsp;<p><em>Van Luong is the festival blogger for the 2011 Folklife Festival. </em></p>&nbsp;
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