Welcome to the new “EarlyRnB” (Early Rhythm & Blues) Website

This website is dedicated to the history of original early Rhythm & Blues (R&B) music emanating from the blues and gospel music traditions from the early 40’s to the early 70’s incorporating its early derivatives Rock and Roll, Soul, Funk, Doo wop, British R&B, New Orleans R&B, Reggae and Ska.

The website is an educational information resource and acts as the custodian of unique and exclusive historical material of the R&B music genre and its derivatives.

The website is an integral part of the ‘Early Music’ group of websites incorporating Earlyblues.com, EarlyBlues.org, EarlyGospel.com and UndergroundRailroad.org.uk – full details on the About page.

This is a new website being built over time so please bear with us as we haven’t yet included all the features or a substantial amount of material. Please re-visit often as we are adding material frequently.

For now start with the About page and enjoy browsing!

Any comments, suggestions, contributions please complete the contact form on the Contact page.  Thank you.


Alan White, Owner and Managing Editor, EarlyRnB.com

– Based in Lancashire, UK, Alan is a music researcher, historian / archivist, and ‘Early Music’ websites publisher.

You can see his Bio here.

KIrk Lang, Editor-in-Chief, EarlyRnB.com

– Based in Connecticut, USA, Kirk is a music researcher, historian, writer who inspired the creation of ‘EarlyRnB.com’.

You can see his Bio here.


Collage © copyright 2020 Kirk Lang

Thanks to Steven Morrow for the logo design