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DECK THE HALL

26 Albums and Songs Added to the Grammy Hall of Fame for 2016

The Recording Academy has revealed the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees. The 26 entries join the 987 previously announced records; the complete list will be on display at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live.

"The Recording Academy remains dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music through the decades," shared Recording Academy Prexy/CEO Neil Portnow. "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."

Listen to the just-released, official playlist here and see this year's list of inductees below.



2016 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees

AMERICAN BEAUTY
Grateful Dead
Warner Bros. (1970)
Album

THE BASEMENT TAPES
Bob Dylan and the Band
Columbia (1975)
Album

"BOOM BOOM"
John Lee Hooker
(John Lee Hooker)
Vee-Jay (1962)
Single

"CELEBRATION"
Kool & The Gang
(Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown, 
Eumir Decodato, Robert Mickens, Claydes 
Smith, James Taylor, Dennis Thomas,  
Earl Toon, Jr.)
De-Lite (1980)
Single

"COLD SWEAT—PART 1"
James Brown and the Famous Flames
(James Brown, Alfred Ellis)
King (1967)
Single

"THE DARK END OF THE STREET"
James Carr
(Chips Moman, Dan Penn)
Goldwax (1967)
Single

"DON'T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE (WITH ANYONE ELSE BUT ME)"
Andrews Sisters

(Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charlie Tobias)
Decca (1942)
Single

ELLA AND LOUIS
Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Verve (1956)
Album

"THE FAT MAN"
Fats Domino
(Dave Bartholomew, Antoine Domino)
Imperial (1949)
Single

FIRST TAKE
Roberta Flack
Atlantic (1969)
Album

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac
Reprise (1975)
Album

"FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY"
The O'Jays
(Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
Anthony Jackson)
Philadelphia International (1974)
Single

"HEART OF GLASS"
Blondie
(Deborah Harry, Chris Stein)
Chrysalis (1979)
Single

"I LOVE ROCK 'N ROLL"
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
(Jake Hooker, Alan Merrill)
Boardwalk (1982)
Single

"THE LOCO-MOTION"
Little Eva
(Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
Dimension (1962)
Single

LUSH LIFE
John Coltrane
Prestige (1961)
Album

"MARGARITAVILLE"
Jimmy Buffett
(Jimmy Buffett)
ABC (1977)

Single

MILES SMILES
Miles Davis Quintet
Columbia (1967)
Album

PRETENDERS
The Pretenders
Sire (1980)
Album

RANDY NEWMAN
Randy Newman
Reprise (1968)
Album

"ROCK ISLAND LINE"
Lead Belly
(Traditional)

Asch (1942)
Single

"SHE'S ABOUT A MOVER"
Sir Douglas Quintet
(Doug Sahm)

Tribe (1965)
Single

"SHE'S NOT THERE"
The Zombies
(Rod Argent)
Parrot (1964)
Single

"THIS TRAIN"
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Traditional)
Decca (1939)
Single

"(WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO) BLACK AND BLUE"
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
(Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller)
Okeh (1929)
Single

"YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL"
Joe Cocker
(Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston)
A&M (1974)
Single

*songwriters of singles in parentheses

NEAR TRUTHS: SECRETS AND BUYS
We'll miss those smoke-filled rooms. (5/10a)
JUST CALL HIM ACE
Some guys have all the luck. (5/10a)
SONY GETS TOP BMI HONOR
Big ups for the mogul previously known as Big Jon (5/10a)
RAY OF HOPE
Our resident redhead praises girl in red. (5/10a)
'IT'S THE REAL SCHOOL'
Alan Jackson brings back hard country. (5/10a)
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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