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TO THE MEMBERS OF TSMC: NOMINATIONS FOR THE LEGACY AWARD (Nov. '13)
To the members of The Soul Music Community (TSMC):

Here are the top 10 Hall of Fame nominations for The Legacy Award (posthumous):

1. RAY CHARLES
2. MICHAEL JACKSON
3. JOHNNIE TAYLOR
4. BOBBY “Blue” BLAND
5. BARRY WHITE
6. WHITNEY HOUSTON
7. WILSON PICKETT
8. BROOK BENTON
9. JACKIE WILSON
10. SAM COOKE

The members should be commended for inducting Soul Music’s shining angel, Minnie Riperton, in this category, truly an awesome achievement. But it would be a huge validation on their part to also induct Ray Charles, the man who INVENTED Soul Music!!

Seriously, members, how can you have a Soul Music Hall of Fame without Ray Charles, the man who fused R&B, gospel & blues styles together? He was the first artist to racially integrate black AND white music! And since you members love voting for jazz artists, it would make sense to vote for him since he also made jazz-inspired recordings throughout his nearly 60 YEARS in music!!

Ray Charles IS the Genius of Soul Music! And if this website is gonna call itself “The Ultimate Destination for Soul Music”, its members cannot ignore the one man who created the roadmap for that destination in the first place!!
Entered By: earlthethird
Monday, November 18, 2013
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