98. The Dominoes

We continue our list with a Doo Wop group that practically predates Rock and Roll. Because of that fact, we once again had the struggle whether this was a group that belonged in the Roots and Influences category. Considering that they are not yet in, we have to wonder if the Hall of Fame committee is confused too.   Drawing from gospel influences, Billy Ward and the Dominoes created vocal arrangements that became a key component in how songs were done by black vocal groups in the future. They had multiple R&B hits, most notably, Sixty Minute Man which by some accounts could be classified as the first rock record. That particular song; crossed the boundaries of raunchiness and launched them on a successful run of R&B hits that appealed to audiences both black and white. The Dominoes also launched the careers of the legendary Jackie Wilson and Clyde McPhatter. With their pedigree and influence the Dominoes have to be considered one of the more curious omissions from the Hall. The Bullet Points:   Previous Rank: 2010: #55  Eligible Since: 1983 Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New York City)   Why They Will Get In: They are one of the few links left not inducted that helped shape rock and roll. Why They Won’t Get In: They have been ignored this long, so why let them in now? Nominated In: 1997 Class Essential Album: Jukebox Hits 1951-1957 Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Sixty Minute Man (1951) Have Mercy Baby (1952) I’d Be Satisfied (1952) Pedal Pushin’ Papa (1953) The Bells (1953)   www.home.att.net/~marvy42/Dominoes/dom01.html (Tribute Site)      {youtube}EEv3Xk-mCXU{/youtube} {youtube}XHq1A8DwW18{/youtube} {youtube}89OsgCH8MJ8{/youtube} {youtube}WXu_sT-YatA{/youtube}    {acepolls 60}

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