Classic R&B represents the roots of the contemporary genre widely recognized today. The genre features a distinct drum rhythm and romantic lyrics laced with a saxophone beat for jazzy undertones. The smooth, lush vocals associated with classic R&B are why it has persisted in the music scene, led by talented artists like Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. Doo-wop was an offshoot of classic R&B that became widely popular in the 1950s thanks to its unique vocal harmonies, simple instrumentation and clean beat. It is recognized today as the foundation for many musical innovations. If you’re an old school fan seeking out a night of feel-good music and a whole lot of nostalgia, come out to the next classic R&B or doo-wop concert!