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Blondie photo by Ros O'Gorman

Blondie photo by Ros O'Gorman

Recording Academy Adds 26 Tracks To Grammy Hall of Fame

by Roger Wink, VVN Music on November 19, 2015

in News,Noise Pro

The Recording Academy has announced 26 new recordings which are to be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

With the new additions, the Academy has now enshrined 1,013 recordings over its 43 years with all displayed at their Los Angeles museum. To be eligible, a recording must have been made at least 25 years ago and exhibit qualitative and historical significance.

Neil Portnow, president/CEO of the Recording Academy, said “The Recording Academy remains dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music through the decades. Spanning more than 50 years, the 2016 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame entries are an outstanding collection, marked by both historical and cultural significance. These works have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations and we are proud to induct them into our catalog of distinguished recordings.”

Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2016 Grammy Hall Of Fame inductees range from the Andrews Sisters’ Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) to the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty album. Also added to the highly regarded list are Blondie’s Heart Of Glass, Joe Cocker’s You Are So Beautiful, John Coltrane’s 1961 album Lush Life, Roberta Flack’s 1969 album First Take, Fleetwood Mac’s self-titled 1975 album, and the O’Jays’ For The Love Of Money. Other inductees include recordings by Jimmy Buffett, Fats Domino, Bob Dylan And The Band, John Lee Hooker, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, the Pretenders, and the Zombies, among others.

Louis Armstrong actually has two recordings being enshrined, the album Ella and Lewis with Ella Fitzgerald and the track (What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue.

The following are the new inductees:

American Beauty – Grateful Dead
The Basement Tapes – Bob Dylan & the Band
Ella and Lewis – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
First Take – Roberta Flack
Lush Life – John Coaltrane
Miles Smiles – Miles Davis Quintet
Pretenders – Pretenders
Randy Newman – Randy Newman

Boom Boom – John Lee Hooker
Celebration – Kool & the Gang
Cold Sweat (Part 1) – James Brown
The Dark End of the Street – James Carr
Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me) – Andrews Sisters
The Fat Man – Fats Domino
For the Love of Money – O’Jays
Heart of Glass – Blondie
I Love Rock ‘N Roll – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
The Loco-Motion – Little Eva
Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
Rock Island Line – Lead Belly
She’s About a Mover – Sir Douglas Quintet
She’s Not There – Zombies
This Train – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue – Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker


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