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 world music; the interchangeable cultural expression 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 welcomed and mastered by many people in other diverse cultures around the world. Consequently, Rhythm and Blues history is varied and complex.

RBU's research has traced the creation of Rock and Roll to Rhythm and Blues, in both name and music; interchangeable with R&B at birth and maturity. The University's powerful "knowledge” has been distilled into a single page document which contains twenty-one ciitations. Another complementary document, "Still, Rock Music is Rhythm and Blues," is an academically referred article. It was published during the pre-Internet era, 1982, in The Black Perspective In Music. Unknown then, the accomplished Rhythm and Blues artist, Sonny Dae, is not an African American. Lastly, "youtube" videos help to illustrate that "rock music is rhythm and blues."

Based upon mastery and defense of Rhythm and Blues research, keepers and guardians of the culture can approach 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 defend 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 identified, acknowledged and officially honored by Rhythm and Blues University.


About Rhythm and Blues University

Transferring Rhythm and Blues Knowledge