Carlos Santana, "The Girl From Ipanema" Top the List; "99 Bottles of Cerveza" Snubbed
The Latin Recording Academy today announced the first 17 honorees to be inducted into the newly launched Latin Grammy Hall of Fame.

This year’s honored recordings include Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Garota de Ipanema (The Girl From Ipanema)," Carlos Santana's 1970 cover of Tito Puente’s "Oye Como Va," Joao Gilberto's album "Chega da Saudade" and the original 1948 version of the musical Concierto de Aranjuez.
The Latin Grammy Hall of Fame was established this year by the Latin Recording Academy to honor single tracks and LPs of enduring quality, relevance or historical significance. Balloting is open to recordings released more than 25 years ago, and inductees are selected by a panel of recording arts professionals, including musicologists and historians.
"The Latin Grammy Hall of Fame is one of the Latin Recording Academy's proudest achievements, spotlighting recorded musical masterpieces that have significantly impacted musical history for many generations," said Latin Recording Academy President/CEO Michael Greene. "This year's inaugural selections are timeless recordings which embody classic compositions that truly have set the precedence for excellence and a lot of remakes."