The Andantes

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1989 (The 1990 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2011 (ranked #9 in the Sidemen (Backing Groups) category) .

The Andantes @ Wikipedia

The Andantes Videos

Will The Andantes be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Yes they should go in in the side"men" category as they were a prolific female session singing group for the Motown record label. Some artists they backed include: Martha & The Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, Jackie Wilson, the Supremes, the Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, Edwin Starr and Jimmy Ruffin among others.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 08.7.10 @ 03:11am


The Andantes:

Jackie Hicks
Marlene Barrow
Louvain Demps

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Tuesday, 11.22.11 @ 11:33am


http://www.freep.com/article/20130404/ENT04/304040197/motown-museum-girl-groups-adantes?odyssey=obinsite

*****The ANDANTES*****

Motown's unsung female trio, finally get acclaim !!!

Posted by Bill G. on Saturday, 04.13.13 @ 01:16am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnMbVLklOLA

The story of Motown's legendary female background group...heard on many hit recordings that have sold millions of records.Should be inducted in the Musical Excellence category.

Posted by Bill G. on Monday, 04.22.13 @ 02:09am


The Andantes were the backbone of Motown. Other record labels attempted to lure them away from Gordy. In addition to their blend of harmony, each was musically trained and often rewrote the music for the instrumentalists as well as created the background vocal intercessions. The group may be heard on an estimated 20,000 recordings, many of which charted in the top ten. It is way past time that the trio gets its due for the contributions to our cultural history.

Posted by Ron on Tuesday, 06.17.14 @ 15:36pm


heard it through the grapevine not much longer would be my baby ooooo!

Posted by aaron chambers on Saturday, 08.9.14 @ 17:08pm


Those Angelic voices was what did it for me on every single that they were featured on, and is still a sound that gives me goose bumps. I think that it is a travesty that they were not financially compensated for their contribution to the "sound of young america", a sound that made Motown record Corp millions of dollars, but left those Angels out in the cold. B.G. should be ashamed of himself, and yes they belong in the hall.

Posted by Stan W. Mack on Tuesday, 12.13.16 @ 19:09pm


"Those Angelic voices was what did it for me on every single that they were featured on, and is still a sound that gives me goose bumps. I think that it is a travesty that they were not financially compensated for their contribution to the "sound of young america", a sound that made Motown record Corp millions of dollars, but left those Angels out in the cold. B.G. should be ashamed of himself, and yes they belong in the hall."

Yes, they definitely belong in the Hall, as do The Funk Brothers, Jr Walker & The All-Stars, Ashford & Simpson, Whitfield and Strong,The Spinners, The Marvelettes, Mary Wells, The Commodores...and even Rick James & The Stone City Band.
But, the "Hallowed Hall" has no interest in inducting Motown acts anymore. (Yes, The Spinners were with Motown, too...long before their stint on Atlantic) . They have no interest in inducting ANY R&B acts anymore. All they care about is Rock and Rap.

Posted by Bill G on Thursday, 12.15.16 @ 03:21am


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