Butterfield Hall of Fame petition

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Butterfield Hall of Fame petition

Postby bosco » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:10 pm

Please sign the 2007 petition for Paul-

http://www.petitiononline.com/pb17d42/petition.html

Check out some of the names already on the petition-

Peter Madcat Ruth, Jason Ricci, Corky Seigle...

If Bobby Darin, The Moonglows, The Flamingos, The Ramones and The Clash can get in, you can't tell me a pioneer like Butterfield doesn't belong. Thanks!

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Postby ricochet » Thu Jul 06, 2006 4:14 pm

Done.
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Postby jeffl » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:27 pm

Done.
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Postby 1armbandit » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:02 pm

Done
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Postby Elecktrablue » Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:55 pm

Also done. :D
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Postby dblues » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:22 pm

On the list at # 190
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Postby songdog » Fri Jul 07, 2006 3:31 pm

did it
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Postby oleman » Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:02 pm

an honor to sign
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Postby nizer » Sat Jul 08, 2006 11:25 pm

#701
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Postby dblues » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:06 am

Just so's you all know, Paul Butterfield was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame this year. The petition (as talked about here and which I signed early on) is for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, which seems a bit strange as I don't consider him an RnR performer.
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Postby bosco » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:29 pm

I don't consider him an RnR performer

Well, the Blues evidently had a baby and they named it Rock n Roll.

The RnR Hall of Fame apparently decided early on that they weren't going to pidgeon hole inductees and would paint them all with the same broad brush if they influenced the rock genre and were deemed qualified.

Here is a partial list of RnR HOF inductees from just the first 10 years(1986-1996) of the Hall's 20 year existence-

Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Lead Belly, Ma Rainey, Wilson Pickett, Elmore James, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Willie Dixon.

I think most would agree that none of these performers remotely qualify as Rock n Rollers either. The question then becomes, "does Paul deserve to be enshrined among his contemporaries?" and not whether he was considered "Rock and Roll."

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Postby dblues » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:27 am

I didn't mean to infer he shouldn't be there. Hell I signed the petition months ago.(#190) I knew Paul and the more recognition he gets the better I say.
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Postby bosco » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:39 pm

Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Big Joe Turner, Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Lead Belly, Ma Rainey, Wilson Pickett, Elmore James, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Willie Dixon.

Interesting to note that almost all of the above listed artists were inducted to the RnR HOF under the "Early Influences" category and not the "Performer" category. Not a single harp blower among them either...no Sonny Boy, No Little Walter.

This might suggest that these blues and R&B stars were recognized and enshrined for their songs and songwriting, many of which later became crossover rock and roll hits.

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Postby dcblues » Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:53 pm

Maybe this video will help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfU2slRZrT8

Or maybe not. :)
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Postby bosco » Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:18 pm

I'm speechless.

DC, you should be workin' for the IRS the way you like to stick pins in people's balloons!

FWIT- Butterfield was the only reason that clip even resembled music.

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