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NOMINATIONS FOR R&B PIONEER (March 2014)

To all the registered users of SoulMusic.com:

Here are the top 10 Hall of Fame nominations for R&B Pioneer (1960-1979):

1. THE JACKSON 5
2. THE MIRACLES
3. BROOK BENTON
4. SAM COOKE
5. JOE SIMON
6. JACKIE WILSON
7. TYRONE DAVIS
8. WILSON PICKETT
9. PARLIAMENT/FUNKADELIC
10. BARRY WHITE

QUESTION: How did the members nominate Chris Jasper in this category, despite the fact that he didn’t begin his solo career until 1987, which is 8 years past the above timeline for this award? When you look at the names of the Soul giants listed above, who haven’t been nominated yet, and you consider that the members almost voted in an artist who didn’t even qualify for this award, you reach only one conclusion… SOME OF THESE MEMBERS DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING!!

Members, its real simple: READ THE RULES, THEN FOLLOW THEM!! The rules for this award clearly state that the artist had to have their greatest success between 1960 and 1979. It’s true that Mr. Jasper was a member of The Isley Brothers during this time, but the members didn’t vote for the entire group. They only voted for Mr. Jasper, who was totally ineligible since he didn’t go solo yet, and had no business being on the ballot at all.

Members, when you continue to make such stupid mistakes in your voting, you’re not only making it difficult for the website, but also for the many great artists & groups who deserve to be honored for their historic achievements to Soul music. This category is an excellent opportunity for those artists, and the only thing the members need to do is just use their brains & follow the rules when they’re voting. That shouldn’t be so hard, now would it?

Entered By: earlthethird
Thursday, March 06, 2014
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