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NOMINATIONS FOR MALE ARTIST (March 2014)
To the members of The Soul Music Community (TSMC):

Here are the top 15 Hall of Fame nominations for Male Artist:

1. GENE CHANDLER
2. JOE SIMON
3. BEN E. KING
4. CHUCK JACKSON
5. CLARENCE CARTER
6. JERMAINE JACKSON
7. PRINCE
8. BILLY OCEAN
9. LARRY GRAHAM
10. KEITH SWEAT
11. FREDDIE JACKSON
12. BABYFACE
13. GLENN JONES
14. BOBBY BROWN
15. JOHNNY GILL

Okay, members, you win.

For now, I’ve decided to withdraw my support for B.B. King being nominated, since he’s primarily a Blues artist, which would make him ineligible, in accordance with the website’s rules. I just hope some of the members would respect the rules also, and stop nominating Smooth Jazz artists into the Hall.

Nevertheless, you still have the singers in the list above to dwell upon, some of them legendary, but still forgotten. Remember, we must use this Hall of Fame to REMEMBER those legends who made significant contributions to the music we love, instead of just your personal favorites from your CD collection.

This Hall of Fame must be used to help the fans REMEMBER the many great, but largely forgotten artists who continue to influence & inspire Soul singers today. After all, you wouldn’t have a Will Downing or an Al Jarreau (your chosen inductees) were it not for the major contributions of Soul legends like Gene Chandler, Joe Simon, Ben E. King, Chuck Jackson or Clarence Carter.

I’ve already done my part in this worthwhile cause. Now its time for members to do their part as well.
Entered By: earlthethird
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
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