Thursday, December 13, 2007

Anti-Black Hall

I've heard some complaints that this year's inductees are missing a Black presence. I didn't see it that way when I first saw the list of inductees. Gamble & Huff and Little Walter are getting nods. But there is no mistaking the anti-disco bias of the Hall's voters. Chic and Donna Summer are as deserving as a dozen acts I can think of. But the Disco era still resonates with whoever these Hall voters are. I only hope Chic stay on the ballot long enough that the Hall's voters will put them in. And I only hope Summer isn't a one-ballot wonder like Cat Stevens, Abba, Paul Butterfield and others who've shown up once as nominee's then disappeared from future ballots.
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