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In the entry regarding the Spinners, a mention was made about the lack of Philly Soul groups in the Hall. The Spinners might get in one day representing the genre, but if they don’t it would not be an impossibility to see the Stylistics take that spot instead.

Some have called the Stylistics one dimensional as the bulk of the material was in ballad form. That may be somewhat true, but when you could produce ballads that were so smooth and soulful it was difficult for fans to want them to produce anything else. The 70’s saw them dominate the R&B charts; many of which were hits that were able to cross over into the Pop charts. Eventually, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will induct another Soul act (not just specifically Philly Soul) and they could do a lot worse than the Stylistics.

 

 

 

 

The Bullet Points:

 

Eligible Since:

1996

 

Country of Origin:

U.S.A. (Philadelphia, Pa)

 

Nominated In:

Never

 

Why They Will Get In:

They are a great representative of their genre.

 

Why They Won’t Get In:

There are other Soul acts that they could fall behind.

 

Essential Albums:

The Stylistics (1971)

Round 2 (1972)

Rockin’ Roll Baby (1973)

Thank You Baby (1975)

 

Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee:

You are Everything (From The Stylistics, 1971)

Betcha By Golly, Wow (From The Stylistics, 1971)

I’m Stone in Love With You (From Round 2, 1972)

You’ll Never Get to Heaven (From Round 2, 1972)

Can’t Give You Anything But My Love (From Thank You Baby, 1975)

 

www.thestylistics.org

Should The Stylistics be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 50%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.8%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 31.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%

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