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GRAMMY HALL ADDS 25 TITLES

The Recording Academy has selected 25 new titles for the Grammy Hall Of Fame, reaching back to 1928 for singles from bluesmen Mississippi John Hurt and Blind Willie McTell and included tracks from Nirvana, Bonnie Raitt and R.E.M. that just became eligible. The list also includes a 53-year-old song revived this past year.

Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” and Raitt’s version of Mike Reid and Allen Shamblin’s "I Can’t Make You Love Me"—all from 1991—are the newest releases among recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance.

"Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog and are an integral part of our musical, social, and cultural history," Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy, said while changing the needle on his Victrola to play some of the new selections.

Records by The Jackson 5, N.W.A, David Bowie, Billie Holiday, Prince, Merle Haggard and The Beach Boys are on this year’s list as is Lesley Gore’s 1963 version of John Madara and David White’s “You Don’t Own Me,” which was covered this year by Grace and featured in a Toyota ad.  

The Academy's National Board of Trustees approve a committee’s recommendations for the Hall, which now in its 44th year and has honored 1,038 recordings.

The 2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees, featured on a Spotify playlist below, are:

"ABC," The Jackson 5 (Berry Gordy, Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, songwriters) Motown (1970)

"Changes," David Bowie, RCA Victor (1972)

"The City Of New Orleans," Arlo Guthrie (Steve Goodman, songwriter) Reprise (1972) 

"(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin’ Jive," Cab Calloway And His Orchestra (Cab Calloway, Frank Froeba, Jack Palmer, songwriters) Vocalion (1939)

 "I Can’t Make You Love Me," Bonnie Raitt (Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin, songwriters) Capitol (1991)

 "I Get Around," The Beach Boys (Mike Love, Brian Wilson, songwriters) Capitol (1964)

"I Got You Babe," Sonny & Cher (Sonny Bono, songwriter) ATCO (1965)

"Jailhouse Rock," Elvis Presley (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, songwriters) RCA Victor (1957) 

Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday, Clef (1956) 

"Losing My Religion," R.E.M. (Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, songwriters) Warner Bros. (1991) 

"Maggie May," Rod Stewart (Martin Quittenton, Rod Stewart, songwriters) Mercury (1971) 

"Mission—Impossible," Lalo Schifrin, Dot (1967) 

Okie From Muskogee, Merle Haggard, Capitol (1969)

Sign “O” The Times, Prince, Paisley Park/Warner Bros. (1987)

"Smells Like Teen Spirit," Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic,  songwriters) DCG (1991) 

"Smoke On The Water," Deep Purple, (Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice,  songwriters) Warner Bros. (1973)

"Stack O’Lee Blues," Mississippi John Hurt, Okeh (1928)

"Statesboro Blues," Blind Willie McTell, Victor (1928)

Straight Outta Compton, N.W.A, Ruthless/Priority (1988)

"Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)," Sly & The Family Stone (Sly Stone, songwriter) Epic (1969)

"Wake Up Little Susie," The Everly Brothers (Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant, songwriters) Cadence (1957)

"The Wanderer," Dion (Ernie Maresca, songwriter) Laurie (1961)

"When The Saints Go Marching In," Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra, Decca (1939)

"You Always Hurt The One You Love," Mills Brothers (Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts, songwriters) Decca (1944)

"You Don’t Own Me," Lesley Gore (John Madara, David White, songwriters) Mercury (1963)

 

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