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WHO SHOULD WIN YOUR VOTE INTO THE HALL OF FAME? (Feb. ’14)
To all the registered users at SoulMusic.com:

Here are the top choices from this month’s selection of nominations that should be voted into the SoulMusic Hall of Fame:

Female Artist: BETTY WRIGHT

Male Artist: LIONEL RICHIE

Group/Duo: THE DRAMATICS

Instrumentalist: PATRICE RUSHEN

Songwriter: ALLEN TOUSSAINT

Contemporary: R. KELLY

Legacy Award: TEDDY PENDERGRASS

Lifetime Achievement: THE DELLS

R&B Pioneer: OTIS REDDING

(NOTE: For some reason, the Producer category was not included this time around & the website has not given any reason as to why it wasn’t included.)

Members, you’ve been doing an awesome job in your selections for some of the categories, in that some of the above choices were actual tough calls.

I want to emphasize that the above list merely shows the STRONGER choices for each category, but that does not mean that some of the other choices within that category aren’t deserving of your vote also. The best example of this is in the Group/Duo category where ALL THREE groups are excellent choices for induction. Among those three, The Dramatics are the strongest choice by only a slim margin, but The Pointer Sisters and Tavares have also had legendary careers that deserve a Hall of Fame vote. This is the one category where the members voted for the very best groups in the field of Soul Music and not just their own personal favorites. (Chris Jasper for R&B Pioneer? Give me a break!!)

As you can see in the Group/Duo category, when the members do their job voting for the actual Soul Music legends who deserve to be called Hall of Famers, EVERYONE wins: the artists, the fans, the website, the music & its legacy!!
Entered By: earlthethird
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
Entered By: MichaelLewis
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
The Producer category has been added.
Entered By: earlthethird
Wednesday, February 05, 2014
@MichaelLewis Thanks.

One final choice for the Hall of Fame.

Producer - WILLIE MITCHELL
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