The Recording Academy has added 26 recordings to the Grammy Hall Of Fame, acknowledging the qualitative or historical significance of singles and albums that represent all music genres and are at least 25 years old.
The inductees range from the Andrews Sisters’ “Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)” to the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty album, and also include Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “I Love Rock ‘n Roll,” Sir Douglas Quintet’s “She’s About a Mover,” Miles Davis Quintet’s Miles Smiles album, Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” John Coltrane’s Lush Life album, The Pretenders self-titled 1980 album and The Zombies’ “She’s Not There.”
“The Recording Academy remains dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music through the decades,” said Recording Academy president/CEO. “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.”
With the 2015 additions, the list of Grammy Hall of Fame inductees now totals 1,013 titles. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special Recording Academy member committee comprised of top recording arts professionals, with final approval by the organization’s national board of trustees.
The 43-year-old Hall of Fame is on display at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
The 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees are:
American Beauty (Grateful Dead, 1970)
The Basement Tapes (Bob Dylan And The Band, 1975)
“Boom Boom” (John Lee Hooker, 1962)
“Celebration” (Kool & The Gang, 1980)
“Cold Sweat–Part 1” (James Brown And The Famous Flames, 1967)
“The Dark End of the Street” (James Carr, 1967)
“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (With Anyone Else But Me)” (Andrews Sisters, 1942)
Ella and Louis (Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong, 1956)
“The Fat Man” (Fats Domino, 1949)
First Take (Roberta Flack, 1969)
Fleetwood Mac (Fleetwood Mac, 1975)
“For the Love of Money” (The O’Jays, 1974)
“Heart of Glass” (Blondie, 1979)
“I Love Rock ‘n Roll” (Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, 1982)
“The Loco-motion” (Little Eva, 1962)
Lush Life (John Coltrane, 1961)
“Margaritaville” (Jimmy Buffett, 1977)
Miles Smiles (Miles Davis Quintet, 1967)
The Pretenders (The Pretenders, 1980)
Randy Newman (Randy Newman, 1968)
“Rock Island Line” (Lead Belly, 1942)
“She’s About a Mover” (Sir Douglas Quintet, 1965)
“She’s Not There” (The Zombies, 1964)
“This Train” (Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 1939)
“(What Did I Do to Be So) Black and Blue” (Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra, 1929)
“You are So Beautiful” (Joe Cocker, 1974)
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