The R&B Archives: Origins of a Genre

Pinpointing the exact moment that R&B was created is difficult for a couple of reasons. However, its origins are rooted in Ragtime, but it is a fusion of African American and Afro-Cuban sounds. The big band sound of jazz music transitioned popular music from Ragtime to a smoother, rhythmic style during the 1920s and 1930s.

Surrender: Don’t Change Lyrics

Mental health garners a tremendous amount of attention is today’s society. “Don’t Change” was ahead of its time, considering the psychological significance of someone loving you just the way you are. Everyone needs to hear the words, “Don’t change! I want you just the way you are,” from someone who really means it.