The Whispers

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Will The Whispers be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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The Whispers

01. Wallace Scott
02. Walter Scott
03. Marcus Hutson
04. Nicholas Caldwell
05. Leaveil Degree

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.5.12 @ 20:31pm


And The Beat Goes On * Rock Steady

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 09.5.12 @ 20:32pm


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Whispers

The Whispers

01. Wallace Scott
02. Walter Scott
03. Marcus Hutson
04. Nicholas Caldwell
05. Leaveil Degree

AND
6. Gordy Harmon -original member who was replaced by Leaveil Degree due to his voice being injured by an auto accident. He was on all of the group's early hits.

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 09.6.12 @ 01:43am


http://www.vocalgroup.org/inductees/the_whispers.htm

The Whispers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003.

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 09.6.12 @ 01:48am


Would Gordy Harmon be inducted?

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.6.12 @ 02:02am


The Whispers

01. Wallace Scott
02. Walter Scott
03. Marcus Hutson
04. Nicholas Caldwell
05. Leaveil Degree
06. Gordy Harmon

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.6.12 @ 02:08am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4A0BlA7I_Q&feature=related

Gordy Harmon was an original member who sang with The Whispers almost a decade, from 1964 until 1973. He SHOULD be inducted with them, should they ever receive the honor.On this clip, you can see the 5 original members introduce themselves.

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 09.6.12 @ 11:56am


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUkWdL6zEH4

The Whispers first national hit : "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong" Top 50 Pop, Top 10 R&B (#6)-1970.
(1974 Soul Train performance-with Gordy Harmon)

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 09.6.12 @ 12:12pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxw58kyzBEQ

The Whispers- "Life and Breath" (1974). (Gordy Harmon, 2nd from Right).

Posted by Bill G. on Thursday, 09.6.12 @ 12:21pm


The Whispers

01. Wallace Scott
02. Walter Scott
03. Marcus Hutson
04. Nicholas Caldwell
05. Gordy Harmon
06. Leaveil Degree

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.8.12 @ 06:01am


Leaveil Degree was the replacement for Gordy Harmon.

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 09.8.12 @ 06:02am


www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAcZ4z-d0bc

***ARTISTS of THE "SOUL TRAIN ERA"***

(IGNORED BY THE RRHOF)

*******The WHISPERS*******

THE WHISPERS have been charting records ever since the 1960's .

From WIKIPEDIA :

The Whispers is a R&B-Dance vocal group from Los Angeles, California, with a consistent track record of hit records dating back to the late 1960s. The Whispers were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2003, and were winners of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's prestigious Pioneer Award in 2008. By popular vote, the group was inducted into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame at SoulMusic.com in December 2012.

The Whispers formed in 1964 in Watts, California. The original members included twin brothers, Wallace "Scotty" and Walter Scott, along with Gordy Harmon, Marcus Hutson and Nicholas Caldwell. After Harmon had his larynx injured in a drunk driving accident in 1973, he was replaced by former Friends of Distinction member Leaveil Degree. Scotty Scott's fluid, melodic voice is featured on virtually all of their hits.
The group scored many hits on the R&B and Billboard Hot 100 charts throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and they hit #1 on the Hot Dance Club Play chart in 1980 with "And the Beat Goes On / "Can You Do the Boogie" / "Out the Box". In 1987, they enjoyed a brief tenure in the Top 40 when "Rock Steady" became their first Top 10 success on the Hot 100, reaching #7, while also capturing the #1 spot on the R&B chart.
Although they recorded mainly in Philadelphia in the early to mid '70s, most of their studio work since has been done in Los Angeles. Their most successful period was in the 1980s with SOLAR Records (Sound Of Los Angeles Records), which was run by their manager at the time, Dick Griffey. The Whispers later established their own production company, Satin Tie Productions, through which they released their independent 2006 album "For Your Ears Only."
The group opened Game 2 of the 1989 World Series at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum with their rendition of the National Anthem.
Marcus Hutson left the group in 1992 due to prostate cancer. According to the Whispers' website, when Hutson died of it in 2000, they vowed to never replace him, and now perform as a quartet.

Posted by Bill G on Wednesday, 08.28.13 @ 12:15pm


www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAcZ4z-d0bc

The Whispers have charted no less than 46 Pop and R&B chart hits on the American Music charts between 1970 and 1997...and charted regionally even before that. At least 14 of their songs were hits in the UK. Their biggest hit was "Rock Steady", which reached The Top 10 on Billboards Pop & R&B Charts (#7 & #1 respectively)

They have been inducted into The Vocal Group Hall of Fame and received The Rhythm & Blues Foundation's prestigious "Pioneer Award".

Posted by Bill G on Wednesday, 08.28.13 @ 12:27pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XM8cwnN-Ds

Over 40 years in the business...still a popular live draw numerous hit records and awards...but they don't deserve induction... because they're not White, play guitars, and have Rockist fans ? Not fair at all...these guys DESERVE IT !!!

Posted by Bill G on Wednesday, 08.28.13 @ 12:44pm


Members of ALL branches of Rock and Roll , including R&B , should be considered for induction...not just "Rock".

The Whispers are still touring today...with 3 out of four ORIGINAL MEMBERS...with the fourth non- original member having been with them since the 1970's
I can't think of a more deserving group....but then , over the last several years, many traditional R&B artists ans groups have been ignored by the Hall...in favor of "fringe artists"...that is , artists who are Black, but are NOT traditional R&B (Disco, Blues, Reggae,etc)

Posted by Bill G on Wednesday, 08.28.13 @ 12:55pm


The Whispers' Certified Albums:

*"The Whispers" (1979) -PLATINUM

*"Imagination" (1980) -GOLD

*"Love Is Where You Find It" (1981)-GOLD

*"Just Gets Better with Time" (1987)-PLATINUM

*"More of the Night" (1990)-GOLD

Posted by Bill G on Wednesday, 08.28.13 @ 13:05pm


RIP Nicholas Caldwell

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.7.16 @ 06:41am


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