Rhythm & Blues, 50’s Black Rock & Roll, 60’s & Soul.
The Blues has it strongest roots in the West Africa, however In The United States, African-Americans were not allowed to play drums till the big world war. Therefore they managed to play acoustic guitar in a percussive manner, recreating the African rhythms and creating the American blues.
As the American blues pianist Champion Jack Dupree has said and song: “This here’s that old time rock ‘n’ roll. We’ve been rocking this since 1929, but you teenagers and the disk jockeys just have heard it. And they don’t know what to think of it.” Champion Jack Dupree simply made an Illustration for the earliest knowledge that Rock and Roll was around in 1929.
Most of these songs that became Rhythm and Blues and Rock and Roll took inspiration from the black churches.
But then, that’s what comes down: from religious lyrics to sex lyrics. Again, sex and religion rocking and rolling together!