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About The Album Project, Mike wrote:
  Nomination:

The Cranberries - No Need to Argue (1994)
Sunday, 08.2.15 @ 01:52am
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About The Song Project, jtrichey wrote:
  noms:

Golden Earring - Twilight Zone (1983)
Pearl Jam - Wishlist (1998)
Sunday, 08.2.15 @ 00:25am
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About The Album Project, jtrichey wrote:
  nom:

Wishbone Ash - Argus (1972)
Sunday, 08.2.15 @ 00:19am
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About The Song Project, joker wrote:
  The Spencer Davis Group - I'm a Man (1967)
Joe Jackson - I'm the Man (1979)


Artist - Ringo Starr

Genre - Sad Songs
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 22:31pm
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About The Song Project, Paul K wrote:
  Mercyful Fate - A Dangerous Meeting (1984)
Cinderella - Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) (1988)
Taylor Swift - Blank Space (2014)



Genre Vote - Emo/Post-hardcore/Hardcore Punk
Artist Vote - Townes Van Zandt
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 19:30pm
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About The Song Project, Austin wrote:
  Johnny Cash - Don't Take Your Guns to Town (1958)
Michael Jackson - P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (1982)
Lana Del Rey - West Coast (2014)


Artist Vote: Wire
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 19:27pm
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About Sade, dmg wrote:
  "By Your Side" and "The Sweetest Taboo" are as well. I liken Sade to a female-led version of "get it on" soul music in the vein of Marvin Gaye and Barry White. Not exactly the same style, I know, but Sade seems to get the mood going more than anyone. Very sexy music with an added emotional element to it.
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 17:55pm
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About Sade, Sad wrote:
  That's actually pretty funny. I Didn't even realize that when I posted it. 'No Ordinary Love' is a classic.
Mariah Carey makes more sense though.
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 17:04pm
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About Sade, Enigmaticus wrote:
  That's really peculiar Sad, add an "e" to your name and it is Sade.
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 16:19pm
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About Sade, Sad wrote:
  I disagree with Happy. It's a no...
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 15:34pm
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About Sade, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Thank you, Happy for supporting Sade.

Whenever I encounter a situation like a major traffic jam, or just want something pleasant to listen to, Sade always fits the bill. Since Sade is defined as smooth jazz and since smooth jazz is the child of jazz fusion and because jazz fusion is a branch of "progressive rock," then by extension, Sade is "prog adjacent." The characteristic about jazz is that although it may sound simple on the surface, it really is not. There are underlying levels of complexity to this music. This means that those musicians in Sade are top notch musicians and Helen Folasade Adu is not only an extraordinary vocalist, but also a great composer, in her own right.

Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 14:26pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Steve Z wrote:
  Here's who I'd support:

The Chemical Brothers***
Fatboy Slim***
Moby***
Crystal Method***
The Prodigy***
Animal Collective**
Aphex Twin**
Popol Vuh**
Kool and the Gang**
KC and the Sunshine Band**
Toots and the Maytals**
Neu!
Orbital
The Orb
Kasabian
Ratatat**
Enya
Basement Jaxx
Frankie Knuckles** (non-performer)
Belleville Three** (non-performer)
DJ Charles "The Electrifying Mojo" Johnson** (non-performer)

I was a HUGE proponent for Brian Eno for a long time (still am) but once he was inducted in the non-performer category, I sort've nixed putting him on my ballot, because once someone's in the hall in one sort of sense, it's hard to get them in under a different category (unless they're in a band). If Eno gets in as a performer for his solo work, then he'd be the first of his kind.
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 11:55am
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About The Song Project, Steve Z wrote:
  Nominations:
George Thorogood & The Destroyers - One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (1977)
Led Zeppelin - Good Times, Bad Times (1969)
Sia - Elastic Heart (2014)


Artist Vote: The Kinks

Genre Vote: Big Beat
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 11:26am
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About The Song Project, Mike wrote:
  Nominations:

Neneh Cherry - Buffalo Stance
Janet Jackson - If (1993)
Robyn & Royksopp - Do It Again (2014)
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 10:26am
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About Rock Hall Projected, Ian wrote:
  Aphex Twin
Cameo
The Chemical Brothers
Danger Mouse/Gnarles Barkley
Desmond Dekker & The Aces
DJ Shadow
Brian Eno
Fatboy Slim
Gloria Gaynor
KC & the Sunshine Band
Kool & the Gang
Moby
Neu!
Gary Numan/Tubeway Army
The Orb
Orbital
The Prodigy
Mark Ronson (as a Producer/Non-Performer)
Sigur Rós
Toots & the Maytals
Peter Tosh
The Village People
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 07:50am
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About The Song Project, PopeCharming wrote:
  Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Carry On/Questions (1970)
Whitney Houston: I Have Nothing (1991)

Artist Vote: Elton John
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 03:47am
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About Pixies, SotN wrote:
  Personally, the fact that Pixies only had a short peak time means very little. That short peak time influenced Radiohead, Nirvana, Weezer, PJ Harvey, The Strokes, and Pavement. U2 and Bowie have cited them as having made some great music in the 80s.

It's not about how much time you have in the limelight - it's what you do with that time. Pixies set the stage for a lot of the great alternative rock that came out of the 90s. They belong in the Hall.
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 03:34am
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About The Album Project, SotN wrote:
  Nominees:

D'Angelo and the Vanguard - Black Messiah (2014)
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining (1990)

Genre vote nominee:

Post-punk

Artist vote nominee:

Warren Zevon
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 03:06am
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About The Song Project, SotN wrote:
  My nominations:

Bell Biv DeVoe - Poison (1990)
Kool and the Gang - Misled (1984)
Walk the Moon - Shut Up and Dance (2014)


Genre nomination:

TV Show Themes

Artist vote nomination:

Pet Shop Boys
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 02:57am
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About The Song Project, Greg F wrote:
  Genre Nomination:

Surf
Saturday, 08.1.15 @ 00:20am
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About The Song Project, John R.C. wrote:
  Sting - Fields of Gold (1993)
The Supremes - Someday, We'll Be Together (1969)
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 23:52pm
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About The Song Project, Donnie wrote:
  General Nominations

Carl Carlton- Everlasting Love (1974)
The Alan Parsons Project- I Wouldn't Want to Be Like You (1977)


Genre Nomination

1950's Rock and Roll


Artist Nomination

Rihanna
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 22:53pm
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About The Album Project, Donnie wrote:
  General Nomination

Eurythmics- Savage (1987)


Genre Nomination

1960's R&B/Soul


Artist Nomination

John Mellencamp
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 22:51pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Nick wrote:
  Thanks Darren for composing this list.

Here’s the Ones that I would be inclined to support:
Brian Eno
Danger Mouse
Fatboy Slim
KC & the Sunshine Band
Kool & the Gang
Moby
Peter Tosh
The Chemical Brothers

I would also support Moby if there’s enough interest.
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 21:22pm
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About The Album Project, dmg wrote:
  General:

J.J. Cale - Naturally (1972)

Genre:

Tribute Albums

Artist:

The Doobie Brothers
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 17:44pm
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About The Song Project, dmg wrote:
  General:

Counting Crows - A Long December (1996)
The Who - Squeeze Box (1975)

Artist:

Pink Floyd
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 17:28pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, PopeCharming wrote:
  Thanks for compiling this, Darren. The artists on my radar are:


Brian Eno
Danger Mouse
Fela
Mike Oldfield
Moby
Neu!
Orbital
Peter Tosh
Scissor Sisters
The Chemical Brothers

Chemical Brothers is on my short list for the Rock Hall Projected- and Moby and Brain Eno are possibilities as well if there is enough support for them instead.
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 17:24pm
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About The Album Project, Nick wrote:
  August 2015 Nominations:

General Nomination: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band: Live Bullet (1976)

Genre Nomination: Live Albums

Artist Nomination: The Eagles

I’m kinda shocked there isn’t any Bob Seger albums in the Album Project yet. Especially since this was his breakthrough album with mainstream audiences. Classic Seger versions of “Turn the Page,” “Beautiful Loser,” and “Travelin’ Man” that still appear on classic rock stations. Live Bullet is one of the best live albums ever.
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 17:20pm
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About The Song Project, Nick wrote:
  August 2015 Nominations:

General Nominations:
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Run Through the Jungle (1970)
The Isley Brothers: This Old Heart of Mine (1966)

Artist Nomination: The Who
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 17:13pm
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About The Song Project, Greg F wrote:
  My Nominations:

Dire Straits- Romeo and Juliet (1980)
Loggins and Messina- Danny's Song (1971)
Madonna- Living For Love (2014)

Artist:

Madonna
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 16:44pm
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About The Album Project, Greg F wrote:
  My Nominations:

Madonna- Erotica (1992)
Lucinda Williams- Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (2014)

Genre:

Industrial

Artist:

Madonna
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 16:41pm
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About The Album Project, Greg F wrote:
  My Nominations:

Madonna- Erotica (1992)
Lucinda Williams- Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone (2014)

Genre:

Industrial

Artist:

Madonna
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 16:41pm
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About Rock Hall Projected, Darren wrote:
  This month's genre is the combination genre of Dance/Electronic/Disco/Reggae/Ska/Dub/World Music.

Here are some prominent, eligible artists that I think fit within this genre:

Air
Animal Collective
Aphex Twin
Basement Jaxx
Brian Eno
Burial
Burning Spear
Cameo
Crystal Method
Danger Mouse
Deadmau5
Desmond Dekker
DJ Shadow
Enigma
Enya
Fatboy Slim
Fela
Gary Numan / Tubeway Army
Girl Talk
Gloria Gaynor
Happy Mondays
Hot Chip
Justice
Kasabian
KC & the Sunshine Band
Kool & the Gang
Mark Ronson
Matisyahu
Michael Franti
Mike Oldfield
Moby
Neu!
Orbital
Paul Oakenfold
Peter Tosh
Scissor Sisters
Sigur Rós
Sister Sledge
Snow
The Chemical Brothers
The Field
The Orb
The Prodigy
The Trammps
The Village People
The Weather Girls
Thelma Houston
Times New Viking
Toots & the Maytals
Tricky
VNV Nation
Wild Cherry
Yello

As always, this is not an official list. If any artists are missing or if you feel that any artists don't belong in this genre, please feel free to bring your concerns to the attention of the board.
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 16:35pm
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About The Album Project, Darren wrote:
  The Album Project:

Nominations for this month are now open. Every voter can nominate one album from 2014 and one album from 2014 or prior to 2014. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 3rd.


The following albums are automatically nominated as the result of losing the tiebreaker in last month's Album Project Vote, Artist Vote or Genre Project Votes:

Katy Perry - Teenage Dream (2010)
Mariah Carey - The Emancipation of Mimi
The Bangles - Different Light (1986)

Each voter must vote for exactly 6 albums to have their ballot count.

There will be 5 days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 8th. The top 5 vote-getters will be inducted, with a tiebreaker taking place if necessary.


The Genre Vote:

The following genres are automatically nominated as a result of losing the previous genre selection vote but receiving at least four nominations:

90's Electronica
Art Rock/Progressive Rock
Funk
Jazz
Metal
Movie Soundtracks
Novelty

Each voter will be allowed to nominate one additional genre this month if they choose to do so. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 3rd.

"Punk" is ineligible for nomination until September, as it was the selected genre from February.

"70's R&B" is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

"90's American Alternative Rock" is ineligible for nomination until November, as it was the selected genre from April.

"Hip Hop/Rap" is ineligible for nomination until December, as it was the selected genre from May.

"80's Pop" is ineligible for nomination until January, as it was the selected genre from June.

"Female Pop Stars" is ineligible for nomination until February, as it was the selected genre from July.

"90s British Rock/Pop" is now once again eligible for nomination, after spending six months ineligible.


Every voter will be able to vote for 5 nominated album genres. Any genre that receives less than 4 votes in the genre selection will not be automatically nominated for the genre vote next month (any genre that receives 4 votes, but doesn't with the selection vote would be automatically nominated).

There will be three days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 6th, followed by a discussion period to nail down the specifics of the votes (which albums qualify for the genre, whether or not there will be an early influence vote, whether or not the genre will be split along chronological or other lines, etc.). The discussion period will continue until the conclusion of the Album Project voting (which may or may not require a tiebreaker).

There will be 2 days of nominations for the genre vote, followed by 1 day of review. Any voter can lodge a protest against a nominated album, but only if they feel that the album is being nominated inapproriately. Any album that receives 3 protests will be disqualified from the genre vote. There will be 5 days of voting with the same rules as the Album Project vote.


The Artist Vote:

The 1st through the 3rd (3 days) - Nominations for the Artist Vote will take place. Any voter can nominate one Artist that hasn't already been selected for the Artist Vote.

The following artists are ineligible because they have been previously selected:

Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention
Joni Mitchell
Tom Waits


The 4th through the 8th (5 days) - Artist Vote selection voting will take place. Voters will be allowed to vote for five nominated artists. The artist that receives the most votes will be the selected artist for the month. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. The winner will be selected for the month. The loser(s) will NOT be automatically selected for the next month.

The 9th through the 20th (approx.) - Nominations for the selected artist will take place. Everyone will be allowed to nominate 1 album by the selected artist. If the selected artist has a small enough discography of eligible albums, nominations may be skipped with all eligible albums being eligible for the vote.

The 21st (approx.) through the 25th (5 days) - Voting will take place. Voters can vote for exactly five nominated albums. The two albums that receive the most votes will be inducted into the Album Project. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. Tiebreaker losers will be automatically nominated for the next month's Album Project vote.
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 16:34pm
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About The Song Project, Darren wrote:
  The Song Project:

Nominations for this month will open at 10 PM Central (any nominations posted before then will be counted). Every voter can nominate one song from 2014 and two songs from 2014 or earlier. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 3rd.

Voting will begin at 10 PM Central on the 3rd and conclude at 10 PM Central on the 8th.

The following songs are automatically nominated as a result of losing a tiebreaker in last month's Song Project Vote or in last month's Genre Votes or because an artist with a song in Voter's Choice had a different song inducted into the Project previously:

The Beach Boys - Kokomo (1988)
The Monks - Love Came Tumblin' Down (1966)


Each voter will be required to vote for exactly 12 songs for their ballot to be counted. There will be 5 days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 8th. The top 10 vote-getters will be inducted, with a tiebreaker taking place if necessary.


The Genre Vote:

The following genres are automatically nominated as a result of losing the genre selection vote in June, but receiving at least 4 votes:

1960s R&B/Soul
80's Rock Hits
Art/Experimental/Progressive Rock
Cover Songs
Female Singer-Songwriters
Hip Hop/Rap
Industrial
Instrumentals
Movie, TV & Broadway Musicals
Religious
The British Invasion


Each voter will be allowed to nominate one additional genre this month if they choose to do so. Nominations will end at 10 PM Central on the 3rd.


"70's Classic and Hard Rock" is ineligible for nomination until September, as it was the selected genre from February.

"Essentials and Deeper Cuts from Critically Acclaimed Albums" is ineligible for nomination until October, as it was the selected genre from March.

"1970's R&B and Soul" is ineligible for nomination until November, as it was the selected genre from April.

"Disco And Dance Pop" is ineligible for nomination until December, as it was the selected genre from May.

"Artists with 0 Songs inducted in the Song Project" is ineligible for nomination until January, as it was the selected genre from June.

"60's Garage Rock (American or European)" is ineligible for nomination until February, as it was the selected genre from July.

"One-Hit Wonder" is now once again eligible for nomination, after spending six months ineligible.


There will be three days of voting, ending at 10 PM Central on the 6th, followed by a discussion period to nail down the specifics of the votes (which songs qualify for the genre, whether or not there will be an early influence vote, whether or not the genre will be split along chronological or other lines, etc.). The discussion period will continue until the conclusion of the Song Project voting (which may or may not require a tiebreaker).

Each voter will be allowed to vote for 5 genres (regardless of how many genres are nominated overall). Any genre that receives less than 4 votes in the genre selection will not be automatically nominated for the genre vote next month (any genre that receives 4 votes, but doesn't win the selection vote would be automatically nominated).


There will be 2 days of nominations for the genre vote, followed by 1 day of review. Any voter can lodge a protest against a nominated song, but only if they feel that the song is being nominated inappropriately. Any song that receives 3 protests will be disqualified from the genre vote. There will be 5 days of voting with the same rules as the Song Project vote.


The Artist Vote:

The 1st through the 3rd (3 days) - Nominations for the Artist Vote will take place. Any voter can nominate one Artist that hasn't already been selected for the Artist Vote.

The following artists are ineligible because they have been previously selected:

Elvis Presley
The Beatles
Van Morrison


The 4th through the 8th (5 days) - Artist Vote selection voting will take place. Voters will be allowed to vote for five nominated artists. The artist that receives the most votes will be the selected artist for the month. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. The winner will be selected for the month. The loser(s) will NOT be automatically selected for the next month.

The 9th through the 20th (approx.) - Nominations for the selected artist will take place. Everyone will be allowed to nominate 1 song by the selected artist.

The 21st (approx.) through the 25th (5 days) - Voting will take place. Voters can vote for exactly five nominated songs. The three songs that receive the most votes will be inducted into the Song Project. In the event of a tie, there will be a two day tiebreaker vote. Tiebreaker losers will be automatically nominated for the next month's Song Project vote.
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 16:33pm
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About Smokey Robinson, Nick wrote:
  Smokey Robinson was just announced as this year's Rock Hall Music Masters series. I think this is an excellent honor for Robinson given his legendary career (in addition to his work with the Miracles, he wrote and produced many of Motown's biggest hits). The tribute concert will take place on November 7 at the Playhouse Theatre in Cleveland.
Friday, 07.31.15 @ 06:41am
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About Duran Duran, vick wrote:
  duran duran a good group but are they the stones, floyd, the beatles, queen, the who NO they are not of that caliber the Rock Hall of Fame should be for the greatest bands immortals say PJ Radiohead Alice In Chains fit the bill my objection would be duran duran has heavy use of synthesizer and other instruments that doesn't remind me of the classic rock sound of petty, mellencamp, bruce sure dd might sneak in the hall on criteria of popularity and influence won't boycott hall if dd makes it though like to see chicago and journey make it hall Chicago bands deserve more recognition
Thursday, 07.30.15 @ 23:50pm
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About Judas Priest, DannyRainbow wrote:
  If Judas Priest will be inducted into the rrhf(soon i hope), this would be the inductees:

ROB HALFORD
GLEN TIPTON
K.K DOWNING
IAN HILL
SCOTT TRAVIS
LES BINK
DAVE HOLLAND

Posted by L,A on Wednesday, 02.29.12 @ 09:14am
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They'll probably include Tim Ripper Owens in the group of nominees for induction. Not that they should, but don't be surprised if they do include him too.
Thursday, 07.30.15 @ 22:56pm
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About Sade, Happy wrote:
  I agree with Enigmaticus
Thursday, 07.30.15 @ 20:43pm
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About Sade, Enigmaticus wrote:
  Last Saturday, I had to have my oil changed in my S.U.V. Since the dealership where I had purchased my S.U.V. is approximately an hour and a half away, I had needed some music to listen to along the way. I had chosen "The Best Of Sade." It was a very appropriate choice. At the first major intersection, the cd started playing the beginning of 'Your Love Is King.' when I had arrived at the dealership, the final notes of 'Pearls' had ended. I had almost one and one half hours of uninterrupted blissful smooth jazz to listen to during that interim period. Helen Folasade's voice had soared on 'Is It A Crime' especially. 'Smooth Operator' was extraordinarily spectacular, each note had been played with amazing precision. Throughout most of their songs, the saxophone playing of Stuart Matthewman was phenomenal. The same thing could be said about Andrew Hale's keyboards and Paul Denman's bass playing. Also, the guitar work was clean and precise. It is no wonder why Sade is so beloved. When I informally ask, does Sade deserve induction into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame? The answer is always a resounding Yes.

Sade is considered to be the most successful soul
artist in the United Kingdom. As far as I am concerned, whether you classify this group as "soul," or "jazz," or perhaps even "adult contemporary," leaving them out of our popular music hall of fame is indeed a crime!

One might argue that Sade is jazz and jazz
doesn't really belong in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, but considering the passion behind each of their songs, how much longer should Sade have to wait for induction?
Thursday, 07.30.15 @ 09:50am
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