Depending on your point of view, Blood, Sweat & Tears was either among the best of the late 60’s or among the worst. As one of the first bands to truly mesh Jazz and Rock, their first album was groundbreaking work. Very quickly, dissention arose within the group and their creative leader, Al Kooper left the group. Blood, Sweat & Tears continued with a series of successful albums, but the music was more poppish and lacked the bite of the debut effort. It made the Rock and Jazz fusion look tame and though this may have helped them sell more records, they subsequently turned off many hardcore musicians. Their best chance may be if the Hall wants to honor Al Kooper, otherwise, they will likely not get in.