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About The Song Project, Printthelegends wrote:
@SotN alright, that sounds about right. Thanks for the history! I participate in this project a bunch, but not as much as many others. But maybe it should be voted into the main project at this point though at this point?

Would anyone support that vote?
Sunday, 03.29.15 @ 03:11am


About Roy Hamilton, bill g wrote:
****ROY HAMILTON****

This man should be in the ROCK AND ROLL HALL of FAME !!!

"WHY?" you ask .

Have you heard his music ?

Have you READ his Wikipedia article ??

(I didn't THINK so.)

Here it is....

Roy Hamilton (April 16, 1929 Ė July 20, 1969)[1] was an American singer, who achieved major success in the United States R&B and pop charts in the 1950s. He is best known for his recordings of "You'll Never Walk Alone", "Unchained Melody" and "You Can Have Her".[

BIOGRAPHY :

Born in Leesburg, Georgia, United States, Hamilton moved to Jersey City in 1943, studied commercial art, had operatic and classical voice training, and was a heavyweight Golden Gloves boxer, before joining the gospel quartet, The Searchlight Singers in 1948. In 1947, he entered and won an amateur talent show at the Apollo Theater with his rendition of "You'll Never Walk Alone". However, he did not record commercially until 1953, when he was discovered singing in a New Jersey club by a local DJ Bill Cook, who became his manager. Columbia Records saw him as a possible "crossover" singer with a foothold in both pop and R&B, and signed him to their subsidiary label Epic. His first single, "You'll Never Walk Alone", became an R&B number 1 for eight weeks, and a national US Top 30 hit in 1954, and shot Hamilton to fame.

He followed up with a string of singles that reached both R&B and pop audiences, many of which were popular show tunes of the day. These included "If I Loved You So" (#4 R&B), "Ebb Tide" (#5 R&B), "Hurt" (#8 R&B), "Unchained Melody" (#1 R&B, #6 pop), and "Donít Let Go" (#2 R&B, #13 pop).[citation needed] His style and sound directly influenced later artists such as Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson, Jerry Lee Lewis, Charlie Rich and the the Righteous Brothers, all of whom covered his music .

In mid-1956, Hamilton announced his retirement due to his illness with tuberculosis and exhaustion, but returned the following year. When he came back, he adopted the harder gospel sound of his youth, to compete with rock and roll and the emerging soul sound. Hamilton appeared in the film Let's Rock, in 1958. His last hit record, "You Can Have Her" (#6 R&B, #12 pop), came in 1961, and was followed by the album Mr. Rock And Soul (1962). The Epic label treated Hamilton as a major star and issued sixteen albums by him. However, by the mid 1960s, his career declined while recording with MGM and then RCA.

In mid-1956, Hamilton announced his retirement due to his illness with tuberculosis and exhaustion, but returned the following year. When he came back, he adopted the harder gospel sound of his youth, to compete with rock and roll and the emerging soul sound. Hamilton appeared in the film Let's Rock, in 1958. His last hit record, "You Can Have Her" (#6 R&B, #12 pop), came in 1961, and was followed by the album Mr. Rock And Soul (1962). The Epic label treated Hamilton as a major star and issued sixteen albums by him. However, by the mid 1960s, his career declined while recording with MGM and then RCA.

His final recordings were made in Memphis, Tennessee, at record producer Chips Moman's American Sound Studio at the same time that Elvis Presley recorded there in early 1969.[6] Songs released from those sessions were versions of James Carr's "The Dark End of the Street", Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe", and "Angelica", a Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil song that had been submitted to Presley, but which he then turned over to Hamilton.

Later years and death

Hamilton died later in 1969, not long after suffering a stroke, at age 40, in New Rochelle, New York. Hamilton's "You'll Never Walk Alone" disc was brought in from the US by a sailor friend of Gerry Marsden. As a result, Gerry & the Pacemakers recorded the track to further success.

Hamilton was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

"Hurt".

"Ebb Tide"

"Unchained Melody"

"Don't Let Go"

"You'll Never Walk Alone"

How many artists were influenced by , and recorded these songs ??

Roy Hamilton should be inducted !!!



Sunday, 03.29.15 @ 00:13am


About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
Final Rankings for Round 18 (of 18) of the 2014 Non-Performers - Songwriters and Non-Peformers - Producers / Engineers re-rankings are now complete.

Here are the current 2014 Non-Performers - Songwriters re-rankings:

1. Gerry Goffin & Carole King
2. Holland-Dozier-Holland
3. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
4 (tie). Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
4 (tie). Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry
6. Otis Blackwell
7. Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield
8. Doc Pomus
9. Jesse Stone
10. Ashford & Simpson
11 (tie). Bernie Taupin
11 (tie). Mort Shuman
13. Allen Toussaint
14. Burt Bacharach and Hal David
15 (tie). Dave Bartholomew
15 (tie). Laura Nyro


Here are the final tiebreaker ranking results:

Gerry Goffin & Carole King - 62
Holland-Dozier-Holland - 60
Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller - 55

Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil - 41 (2 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker)
Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry - 41 (2 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker)

Otis Blackwell - 35 (3 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker)
Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield - 35 (1 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker)

Doc Pomus - 34
Jesse Stone - 30
Ashford & Simpson - 27

Bernie Taupin - 25 (2 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker)
Mort Shuman - 25 (2 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker)

Allen Toussaint - 24
Burt Bacharach and Hal David - 22

Dave Bartholomew - 14 (2 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker)
Laura Nyro - 14 (2 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker)


We will have a tiebreaker vote to break up the unresolved ties in this vote. Anyone who has participated in this project can vote. To vote, select one non-performer from each pairing. In the event of a tie, the previous rankings listed on this board will be used to break the tie.

4th:

Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil
Ellie Greenwich and Jeff Barry

11th:

Bernie Taupin
Mort Shuman

15th:

Dave Bartholomew
Laura Nyro


Voting will end at 10 PM Central on Monday the 30th.


Here are the current 2014 Non-Performers - Producers / Engineers re-rankings:

1. Phil Spector
2. Jerry Wexler
3. George Martin
4. Quincy Jones
5. Gamble & Huff
6. Brian Eno
7. Sam Phillips
8. John Hammond
9. Thom Bell
10. Dr. Dre
11. Tom Dowd
12. Glyn Johns
13. Giorgio Moroder
14. Ralph Bass
15. John Peel
16. Rick Rubin
17. Milt Gabler
18. Willie Mitchell
19. Lee "Scratch" Perry
20. Todd Rundgren
21 (tie). Eddie Kramer
21 (tie). Johnny Otis
21 (tie). Timbaland
24. Syd Nathan
25. Joe Meek
26. Robert "Mutt" Lange
27. Daniel Lanois
28. Ted Templeman
29. Martin Hannett


Here are the final tiebreaker ranking results:

Phil Spector - 87
Jerry Wexler - 80
George Martin - 78
Quincy Jones - 77
Gamble & Huff - 72
Brian Eno - 65
Sam Phillips - 64
John Hammond - 61
Thom Bell - 56

Dr. Dre - 53 (2 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker Voting)
Tom Dowd - 53 (1 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker Voting)

Glyn Johns - 45
Giorgio Moroder - 44
Ralph Bass - 40
John Peel - 38

Rick Rubin - 37 (2 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker Voting)
Milt Gabler - 37 (1 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker Voting)

Willie Mitchell - 36

Lee "Scratch" Perry - 33 (2 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker Voting)
Todd Rundgren - 33 (1 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker Voting)

Eddie Kramer - 31 (1 Highest Vote In Tiebreaker Voting)
Johnny Otis - 31 (1 Highest Vote In Tiebreaker Voting)
Timbaland - 31 (1 Highest Vote In Tiebreaker Voting)

Syd Nathan - 30
Joe Meek - 28
Robert "Mutt" Lange - 27
Daniel Lanois - 24

Ted Templeman - 6 (2 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker Voting)
Martin Hannett - 6 (1 Higher Votes In Tiebreaker Voting)


We will have a tiebreaker vote to break up the unresolved tie in this vote. Anyone who has participated in this project can vote. To vote, rank all three non-performers in order of preference.

21st:

Eddie Kramer
Johnny Otis
Timbaland

In the event of a tie, rankings will be determined by the number of 1st place votes received. If that still doesn't resolve the tie, the previous rankings will be used.

Voting will end at 10 PM Central on Monday the 30th.
Saturday, 03.28.15 @ 23:50pm


About Revisited Projected Rankings, Darren wrote:
Initial tiebreaker voting is now closed for Round 1 (of 18) of Non-Performer - Industry re-ranking.

These 26 non-performers in the industry category (there was a tie for 25th) scored highest in the tiebreaker and are eligible for ranking between #1 and #25 and will be involved in the final ranking process:

Ahmet Ertegun
Alan Freed
Art Rupe
Bernie Lowe
Berry Gordy, Jr.
Brian Epstein
Chris Blackwell
Clive Davis
Cosimo Matassa
David Geffen
Dick Clark
DJ Kool Herc
Don Cornelius
Dr. Robert Moog
Herb Alpert & Jerry Moss
Jann Wenner
Jim Marshall (Marshall Amps)
Jim Stewart
Leo Fender
Leonard Chess
Lew Chudd
Lou Adler
Robert W. Pittman
Russell Simmons
Sylvia Robinson
Wolfman Jack


To vote, rank all 26 non-performers in order of preference. The top-ranked performer will get 26 points, the second-ranked performer will get 25, etc.

The 25 highest-scoring performers will be ranked between #1 and #25.

Voting will end at 10 PM Central on Monday the 30th.
Saturday, 03.28.15 @ 23:25pm


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