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Class 5: The Rise of R&B 1950s - 60s

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Step back in time to explore the vibrant sounds of 50s and 60s R&B and the early days of Motown in this engaging class. Starting with the groundbreaking work of Louis Jordan, known as the "King of the Jukebox," you'll trace the development of rhythm and blues as it paved the way for the soulful and dynamic Motown sound. Discover how pioneering artists and producers crafted hits that transcended racial and cultural barriers, shaping the music industry and popular culture. Through listening sessions, historical insights, and in-depth discussions, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the artists, songs, and movements that defined an era and left an indelible mark on music history.

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