CASHBOX Magazine has a rich history dating back to the 1940's. As you can imagine thousands of artists have passed through our doors. You can see them in our archive pages. We realized that for various reasons many deserving artists quickly became a thing of the past and have long been forgotten. Others have continued to stay in the mainstream to this day. With the New CASHBOX Hall Of Fame we are going to level the playing field and awards will be presented based on strict criteria by industry veterans.
Initially we will present awards for those still alive from the 30's forward. We will also induct four posthumous awards each month. Inductees will be chosen by industry professionals at CASHBOX and Record World Magazine as well as outside music veterans who have been instrumental in driving this initiative.
Our goal is simple. Give recognition that is earned, not bought while creating a music ecosystem that is genre based and NOT a melting pot of other Hall of Fame collections. It will be accurate, consistent and we will also reach out to the public for their input and suggestions.
We believe that this interactive approach will build excitement and recognition around the world.
CASHBOX Hall Of Fame
Harp Master Gindick for Stage and Workshop
Guitar and harmonica king Jon Gindick has long been known as one of the most exciting harmonica players and teachers on the international scene. His books on playing blues harmonica have sold over 1.5 million copies and created generations of harp players. Gindick’s Mississippi Delta Blues Harmonica Jam Camps, held several times a year in Clarksdale, Mississippi’s Shack Up Inn, are world-famous, and Gindick is legendary for making learning fun, fast and creative. He is often credited with getting more people playing harp than anyone else in the world. Jon’s act as a single performer, playing harmonica & guitar and singing his songs, has opened festivals, led symphonies, closed bars, and earned standing ovations. As a rack player, he is second to none. Jon’s Cd of original songs "When We Die, We All Come Back As Music" was named "Best Blues Album of 2010" by Hollywood Music in Media Awards in 2010. Produced by Los Angeles bass and keyboardist Ralph Carter, several of the songs, including “Ghost Dance” and “School” have been nominated for songwriting awards.Expressing it all is Jon’s of talented pals featuring Jon on harp and guitar, Ralph Carter on bass, and drummer Pete Gallagher. At the core of the band’s passionate performance is Gindick’s rich voice, great songs, and full throated harmonica. It’s a different take on the blues, exactly what you’d expect from Jon Gindick. If you are looking for a multi-talented, well known and charismatic performer who can bring a band, play as a solo, put on workshops and harp shows for his international blues-loving audience, bring in Jon Gindick. You can find his lessons and for-camera performances all over You Tube.
Jon’s Mississippi Delta Blues Harmonica Jam Camps
Each March, May and September Jon Gindick and his team of coaches puts on a 5-day Blues Harmonica n Jam Camp at the Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale, Mississippi. If you want to immerse yourself in blues harp, guitar and your own sacred musicality in the Heart of the Blues Country, this is as good as it gets.“
Jesse's a singer, songwriter and guitarist born and raised in Hawthorne, California! His vocals and songwriting are his main strengths and It's in the love for his guitar playing that he shines. His songs are a mix of well-crafted material and a few intense ballads. The musical pathway of his life has been influenced by some of the biggest artists in Country, Blues and Rock music!
Jesse Damon is back with the release of his sixth solo album "Southern Highway." He has redefined his sound with a southern blues style straight out of Nashville while still maintaining the highest caliber of melodic music for his fans! Jesse Damon’s story takes the listener to another time and place, to the Genesis of all that is American Music!
My name is Kelly Lewis I was born in Duncan, Oklahoma August 12, 1960 I have lived and worked in Duncan all my life. I have always loved music especially Country Music. I graduated Duncan Senior High School In 1978 and went to Murray State College for one semester then I realized that college wasn’t for me. So moved to Dallas and attended Broadcasting School and received a degree and worked as a Disc Jockey in the Dallas area for a short period of time. Then I moved Back to my hometown and worked at the local radio station. The money wasn’t real good then so I invested in some sound equipment and contracted some dances and private parties until I eventually sold it all and worked different jobs and owned my own businesses and was doing well, but my love for music was still there so I started singing a few songs with some local bands when I had the chance.. I always wanted to record my own cd so in 2010 I decided to pursue that with the help of some of my friends that were in that business. I came up with the idea to record a cd for my dads 82nd birthday. I decided to record some Billy Joe Shavers songs because although they were really good songs they were not chartbusters so I thought it would be more original than trying to record hits. Although some were most people haven’t heard them. I wanted this to be special so I hired the best musicians that I could afford and my record producer is Shane McCauley who is very experienced in the music business and had many connections. So we made it and it was really fun to do and hope to do it again
Kurt Shore began writing songs at the age of 12, was professionally recording at the age of 15, and was offered a recording contract at the age of 19 by a subsidiary of ABC/Dunhill, New London Records. As the lead singer, keyboardist and songwriter of the duo, Dialogue, the album was released with the lead song, “Think Father, Think” that began to climb the charts when the label went defunct.
Dialogue then toured the college circuit for three years delighting audiences with what was considered one of the most innovative multi-media shows of the time combining pop songs with theater, comedy, original films, and classical music.
Kurt broke away from Dialogue to open Kajem Studios in 1977.
The studio went on to become one of the East Coast’s premier recording studios, as well as a hub of development for some of Philadelphia’s most successful rock and pop acts such as Cinderella, Bricklin and Pretty Poison. He produced, co-engineered, and arranged the Top 5 Billboard hit, “Catch Me, I’m Falling” by Pretty Poison, as well as other songs on their hit album.
During the Kajem years, Kurt also produced a number of other acts for various record companies including Barrio Boyz, The Great Kat, and R&B act Miles Jaye as well as played piano on the “Long Cold Winter” LP by Cinderella.
In the early 90’s, Shore left Kajem to become a partner in advertising agency, D4 Creative Group, founded by his wife Suzanne Hatfield. The agency has produced hundreds of multi-tactical broadcast and digital campaigns for many national clients such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, McKesson Corporation, Sandia National Laboratories, K’NEX and Cure Auto Insurance.
Kurt and Suzanne have two children, Kory, (1997) and Alek Shore (2003), and live in the suburbs of Philadelphia.