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198.  Barry White

The mantra of Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll mantra may not completely apply to Barry White; but the Sex part sure does. If there is any other artist who has been the backdrop to fornication more than Barry White, we would like to know who that might be.

With a distinctive soothing bass voice and an ear for music, Barry White was a hit making machine throughout the 70’s. White used his voice to craft some beautiful Soul music that had elements of Pop, Funk and Disco. If Barry White sang a song, there was no point even trying to cover it; nobody could match the sexuality he put into a tune. What might hurt Barry White; is that the bulk of his material drew from similar theme and the over the top style in some of his work does not help him either. Even though those drawbacks are evident, his overall work behind the scenes may very well be accounted for and the smooth Soul of Barry White could very well find himself in the Hall sooner or later.

Should Barry White be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 68.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.8%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 1998
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Galveston, TX)
  • Why they will get in: He is undoubtedly an icon in the music world.
  • Why they won't get in: As talented as he was, he has a perception of being too one dimensional.
  • Essential Albums: Stone Gon’ (1973)
    Can’t Get Enough (1974)
    Barry White Sings for Someone You Love (1977)
    The Man (1978)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Honey Please Can’t You See (From Stone Gon’, 1973)
    Can’t Get Enough of Your Love (From Can’t Get Enough, 1974)
    You’re the First, the Last, My Everything (From Can’t Get Enough, 1974)
    It’s Ecstasy When You Lay Down Next To Me (From Barry White Sings for Someone You Love, 1977)
    Your Sweetness is My Weakness (From The Man, 1978)

Should Barry White be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 68.6%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 13.7%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 9.8%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 7.8%
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