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|List of Rock & Roll Hall of Famers - including how many nominations it took them to get inducted.|
Sade, Enigmaticus wrote:
|Last Saturday, I had to have my oil changed in my S.U.V. Since the dealership where I had purchased my S.U.V. is approximately an hour and a half away, I had needed some music to listen to along the way. I had chosen "The Best Of Sade." It was a very appropriate choice. At the first major intersection, the cd started playing the beginning of 'Your Love Is King.' when I had arrived at the dealership, the final notes of 'Pearls' had ended. I had almost one and one half hours of uninterrupted blissful smooth jazz to listen to during that interim period. Helen Folasade's voice had soared on 'Is It A Crime' especially. 'Smooth Operator' was extraordinarily spectacular, each note had been played with amazing precision. Throughout most of their songs, the saxophone playing of Stuart Matthewman was phenomenal. The same thing could be said about Andrew Hale's keyboards and Paul Denman's bass playing. Also, the guitar work was clean and precise. It is no wonder why Sade is so beloved. When I informally ask, does Sade deserve induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame? The answer is always a resounding Yes. |
Sade is considered to be the most successful soul
artist in the United Kingdom. As far as I am concerned, whether you classify this group as "soul," or "jazz," or perhaps even "adult contemporary," leaving them out of our popular music hall of fame is indeed a crime!
One might argue that Sade is jazz and jazz
doesn't really belong in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, but considering the passion behind each of their songs, how much longer should Sade have to wait for induction?
About Mariah Carey, Brandon wrote:
|Of course, Mariah should be inducted. She's tackled every genre of music almost (including Rock...some of her top songs are by rock bands/artists). She's inspired generations. Like all artists, the star might dim as musical tastes change, but she's managed to keep up for decades up until now. Even now, she's still is offered more gigs than anyone that came out with her in the 90's. The RRHoF would be missing a true gem if they passed up on her regardless of what anyone else says to the contrary. You can't argue with success, talent, nor perseverance.|
About The Song Project, Nick wrote:
I’d Support the following:
J.J. Cale: Cocaine (1976)
The Who: Happy Jack (1966)*
The Who: The Real Me (1973)
The Who: Squeeze Box (1975)***
ZZ Top: I Thank You (1980)
ZZ Top: Cheap Sunglasses (1980)
ZZ Top: Pearl Necklace (1981)**
ZZ Top: Got Me Under Pressure (1983)***
The Who should be one of the next artist votes; we are missing a TON of essential Who songs (especially from the 1960s like “Substitute,” “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” “I’m Free,” and “The Kids Are Alright”). I would support them no matter who else appears on this ballot; any of the Who or ZZ Top songs you listed would be get my vote in the General votes as well. I’d be inclined to support ZZ Top again as well but I think The Who are a higher priority right now.
Also, I'll definitely support the 80s Rock Hits as the August Genre Vote (given that will automatically be nominated again). There's a lot of great genres that will be re-nominated again next month that I will not nominate a genre for August.
About The Album Project, Tom H. wrote:
These are the albums from your list that I would support:
J.J. Cale - Naturally (1972)
The Alan Parsons Project - Ammonia Avenue (1984)
Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds (1972)**
Pantera - Far Beyond Driven (1994)
Van Halen - For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge (1991)
Judas Priest - Painkiller (1990)
Avenged Sevenfold - Hail to the King (2013)
The Monkees - More of the Monkees (1967)
Dire Straits - Dire Straits (1978)
Mastodon - Leviathan (2004)**** (if this is on the ballot I will make room for it no matter what else is nominated)
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