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“Spanning the 1930s to the 1980s, this year’s Grammy Hall of Fame entries represent a
diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings."
—--Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow
GRAMMY GROWS ITS
RECORD COLLECTION
27 New Hall of Fame Recordings Run Gamut From U2 to Mary Poppins, Satchmo to Sugarhill Gang

The Recording Academy has announced the 2014 inductees into the Grammy Hall ofFame—27 recordings in all, spanning multiple genres.

Among the inducted albums are Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass, U2’sThe Joshua Tree and the soundtracks to Woodstock and Mary Poppins, as well as discs from Miles Davis, Chicago, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Kris Kristofferson.

The individual tracks include Robert Johnson’s “Sweet Home Chicago,” Louis Armstrong’s “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” Hoagy Carmichael’s “Georgia (on My Mind),” the Drifters’ “Under the Boardwalk,” the Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women,” James Brown’s “Sex Machine,” Dolly Parton’s“Jolene,” B.J. Thomas’ Bacharach/David-penned “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head,” Gil Scott-Heron's "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," War's "Low Rider," Run-DMC's "Walk This Way" and the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight.”

Without exception, all of the above-mentioned recordings have made us happy. Especially when we were stoned.

The tracks were selected for exhibiting “qualitative or historical significance" by a special member committee and subject to approval by the Academy’s Board of Trustees. The 27 new titles bring the list of inducted recordings to 960; the list is displayed at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.

“Spanning the1930s to the 1980s, this year’s Grammy Hall of Fame entries represent a diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings,” said Recording Academy President/CEO NeilPortnow. “So it’s only fitting for them to be discussed in an influential and historically significant publication such as … wait, where is this story going to run?

Speaking of the Grammys, the nominees for the 2014 awards will be announced on Friday night at The Grammy Nominations Concert Live!, airing on CBS live from L.A.'s Club Nokia; scheduled performers include Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Robin Thicke and Keith Urban.

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