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"The Grammy Hall of Fame is one of the Academy's most prized endeavors and it represents the most significant recorded musical masterpieces that have had a profound impact on our culture."
—-Neil Portnow, NARAS President

GRAMMY NAMES HALL OF FAME RECORDINGS

"Yankee Doodle Boy," Dylan, Streisand, Bob Marley, B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix, O'Jays Are Immortalized

Recordings by Bob Dylan and Barbara Streisand, along with "Yankee Doodle Boy" and "Love Train" are among the 25 additions to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

"This year's inductees represent an array of genres, including folk, blues, R&B, and country as well as musical shows," said Recording Academy President Neil Portnow in between taking calls from longlost relatives looking for Grammy tickets. "The Grammy Hall of Fame is one of the Academy's most prized endeavors and it represents the most significant recorded musical masterpieces that have had a profound impact on our culture. They all greatly
deserve to be commemorated... and they're all available via illegal downloads."

This year's selections include original cast recordings from musical shows Camelot and Hair, as well as show
recordings of "Fascinating Rhythm" by Fred and Adele Astaire, "Ol' Man River" by Paul Robeson and "Yankee Doodle Boy" by Billy Murray. Recordings also chosen this year include B.B. King's Live At The Regal, the O'Jays' "Love Train," the Carter Family's "Keep on the Sunny Side," Bob Dylan's Bringing It All Back Home,  Bob Marley and the Wailers' Exodus, and Barbra Streisand's The Barbra Streisand Album. Other artists with selections include Jimmy Forrest, the Miracles, Anton Karas, Doc Watson, Bessie Smith and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

The Grammy Hall of Fame was launched in 1973 "to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance" that are at least 25 years old. An entire list of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame recipients through 2005 can be found at www.grammy.com/awards/hall_fame.aspx.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
Original Motion Picture Cast (Gene Kelly)
MGM (1951)

AXIS: BOLD AS LOVE
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Reprise (1968)

THE BARBRA STREISAND ALBUM
Barbra Streisand
Columbia (1963)

BLACK MOUNTAIN RAG
Doc Watson
Vanguard (1964)

BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
Bob Dylan
Columbia (1965)

CAMELOT
Original Broadway Cast (Richard Burton,
Julie Andrews, and Robert Goulet)
Columbia
(1960)

CHOPIN WALTZES
Artur Rubinstein
RCA Victor (1965)

DARKTOWN STRUTTERS' BALL
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Columbia
(1917)

DOWNHEARTED BLUES
Bessie Smith
Columbia (1923)

EXODUS
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Island/Tuff Gong (1977)

FASCINATING RHYTHM
Fred and Adele Astaire accompanied by George Gershwin
English Columbia (1926)

GONE WITH THE WIND
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(Max Steiner)
MGM (1967)

GOODNIGHT IRENE
Gordon Jenkins and His Orchestra
and The Weavers
Decca (1950)

HAIR
Original Broadway Cast
RCA Victor (1968)

KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE
The Carter Family
Victor (1928)
 

LIVE AT THE REGAL
B.B. King
ABC Paramount (1965)

LOVE TRAIN       
The O'Jays
Philadelphia
International (1973)

NIGHT TRAIN
Jimmy Forrest
United (1952)

OL' MAN RIVER
Paul Robeson with Paul Whiteman
& His
Concert Orchestra
Victor (1928)

SHOP AROUND
The Miracles
Tamla (1960)

THE THIRD MAN THEME
Anton Karas 
London
(1950)

THE WIZARD OF OZ — MUSICAL AND
DRAMATIC SELECTIONS RECORDED
DIRECTLY FROM THE SOUNDTRACK OF
MGM'S TECHNICOLOR FILM
Original Motion Picture Cast (Judy Garland)
MGM Records (1956)

WALK DON'T RUN
The Ventures
Dolton
(1960)

WORRIED LIFE BLUES
Big Maceo (Merriweather)
Bluebird (1941)

YANKEE DOODLE BOY
Billy Murray
Columbia (1905)

REVENUE CHART:
RAINING CATS & DOGS
Starring Doja Cat, Nipper and Ms. Larry David (5/13a)
RECORDING ACADEMY LOCKS IN HARVEY MASON JR. AS CEO
Meet the new boss, same as the old boss. (5/14a)
TIME TRAVELING
WITH CLIVE (UPDATE)
Beam us up, Uncle Clive. (5/13a)
ROCK HALL INDUCTEES:
NEW & OVERDUE
Todd gets in. Finally. (5/13a)
KG's HOT ALT SUMMER
She also reviews the best outdoor Bluetooth speakers. (5/13a)
RHYTHM, BLUES AND THE FUTURE
The musical tapestry we know as R&B.
WHO'S NEXT?
Predicting the next big catalog deal.
JUST THE VAX, MA'AM
Once we all get vaccinated, how long before we can party?
WORLDWIDE GROOVE
How is globalization bringing far-flung territories into the musical mainstream?
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