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.
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Strategic leader with a knack for building powerfully, productive teams. Former US Army Medic, Certified Personal Trainer, Doctor of Chiropractic Student, & Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Hopeful. En route to becoming a Musculoskeletal Radiologist, I am on a mission to learn everything there is to know about muscles, bones, joints, and the nervous system, living a fitness lifestyle, and applying that knowledge to maximizing human potential. I would also love to see health care organizations implement that knowledge to eliminate chronic pain and disease.
“Get Up On It” was also featured on Keith Sweat album with the same name. This track spent 20 weeks on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. “Get Up On It” eventually peaked at #12 on November 12, 1994.
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.
Being in love makes you want to slow everything down, so you can enjoy all the small moments in time. Commitment, love, affection, and intimacy…The lyrics say it all. I Like!
Unfortunately, we all experience heartbreak, but “I Wish You Well” is the perfect anthem for moving forward to the next chapter in life, without ill will or a desire for revenge.