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Welcome to BackBeat R&B!

Hey there, fellow music enthusiasts! I’m absolutely thrilled to have you here at BackBeat R&B, the rhythmic heartbeat of soulful melodies and smooth tunes. I’m Belinda, the proud Founder of this online publication, and I can’t wait to take you on a journey through the captivating world of R&B, Jazz, and Lifestyle.

A Musical Odyssey

BackBeat R&B is not just a blog—it’s a labor of love that stems from my earliest memories. My fascination with old school music started way back when I was just a young kid, grooving to the timeless rhythms that filled my home. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to my Dad, who not only loved music but also knew how to move to the beat. He instilled in me a passion for soulful melodies that has stayed with me throughout my life.

Meeting Legends, Making Memories

One of the most incredible aspects of this musical adventure is the opportunity to meet and interview some of the greatest artists in the industry. It’s been an absolute honor to share conversations with legendary figures like Chi-Lites’ Marshall Thompson, Manhattans’ Gerald Alston, Dramatics’ LJ Reynolds, and Klymaxx’s Joyce Fenderella Irby, among many others. Their stories and insights have enriched my appreciation for the artistry behind the music we adore.

Dancing to the Rhythm of Festivals

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of covering numerous music festivals that celebrate the very essence of R&B and Jazz. From the electrifying Newport Jazz Festival to the soul-stirring Capital Jazz Festival, the vibrant Essence Festival, the enchanting Saratoga Festival, The R&B Music Festivals and the iconic concerts of the Temptations, The Four Tops, and many other great legends —the experiences have been nothing short of magical.

A New Groove After Retirement

After dedicating a remarkable 35 years to serving my community in City and County Social Services, I finally retired. But the rhythm of life doesn’t end with retirement—it’s just a new beat waiting to be explored. That’s when I decided to pursue my passion for music through blogging. It has been an enriching and joyous journey so far, and I’m excited to share my discoveries with you.

Join the BackBeat R&B Community

Music is a universal language that brings people together, and I’m thrilled to have you as part of the BackBeat R&B community. Let’s celebrate the richness of soulful melodies, reminisce about the classics, and discover new and exciting talents together. Your thoughts and contributions are highly valued here, so don’t hesitate to join the conversation!

Let the Groove Begin

So, my friends, let the rhythm carry us to new heights of musical euphoria. As we embark on this harmonious adventure, we’ll create beautiful memories, celebrate the magic of timeless music, and open our hearts to the art that moves our souls. Thank you for being a part of BackBeat R&B—I promise it’s going to be an unforgettable ride!

With love and soulful melodies,


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Love, Peace & Happiness,
Belinda Barnes
Creator of BackBeat R&B
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