156. The Pointer Sisters

156. The Pointer Sisters
On the surface, casual observers of the Pointer Sisters may view them as group who had a few catchy hits in the early 80’s. Scratch a little deeper and you find a group with longevity that was able to succeed in multiple styles.   The Pointer Sisters could very well be the chameleons of the Pop world. They have been able to be successful in genres as diverse as Pop, Disco, Jazz, Soul, R&B, Country, Rock and Funk. Other artists have recorded in such vast multiple genres, but nobody was able to do as effortlessly and naturally. Regardless of what style the Pointer Sisters did, it felt as if that was what they were meant to sing. These factors make the Pointer Sisters much stronger candidates than at first glance, as they can represent multiple genres in a potential induction. Throw in the fact that they had a very long run, and a possibility that the Hall may look to push more female candidates and their chances only improve.         The Bullet Points:   Eligible Since: 1998   Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Oakland, CA)   Why They Will Get In: Their capability to crossover into multiple genres really helps them here.   Why They Won’t Get In: The Hall may look towards other girl groups ahead of them   Nominated In: Never   Essential Albums: Steppin’ (1975) Energy (1978) Special Things (1980) Break Out (1983)   Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: How Long (From Steppin’, 1975) Slow Hand (From Black & White, 1980) Jump For My Love (From Among the Living, 1983) Dare Me (From Contact, 1985) He Made Me Turn (From Serious Slammin’, 1988)   www.thepointersisters.com {acepolls 188}

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