Rhythm and Blues University is an on-line private educational corporation, not yet accredited. It helps to teach and preserve the true legacy of modern popular American music; and its interchangeable cultural names of Rhythm and Blues music and Rock and Roll. The University's philosophy is based upon important graduate school research. It was published in book form, Rock Music Is Rhythm and Blues, in 1974 by the Michigan State University Press. Thereby, RBU’s honorary degree represents the manifestation of bona fide academic research.

Conclusively, Rock and Roll music is an African American cultural art form. It has been adopted and mastered by many enthusiasts in other cultures and around the world.

The University has distilled its priority research on the Rhythm and Blues origin of Rock and Roll's name and music. “The Knowledge” is a single page document which contains twenty-one cititations.  Another document, Still, Rock Music is Rhythm and Blues, is an academically referred article, published pre-Internet era, in The Black Perspective In Music. Admittedly, the accompliished Rhythm and Blues artist, Sonny Dae, is not  African American. Lastly, "youtube" videos help to illustrate a series of presentations.

Upon mastery and acceptance of The knowledge, supporters can apply to the University to receive an honorary degree, Doctor of Rhythm and Blues Knowledge.

The University has awarded its honorary doctoral degree to people throughout the world who understand and accept that the true culture of Rock Music is Rhythm and Blues. The latter represents the basic set of criteria by which unheralded "knowledge keepers" can be idenntified, acknowledged and officially honored by Rhythm and Blues University.


We certify, rock music is rhythm and blues 

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