Inductees include recordings by George Carlin, Judy Garland, Mahalia Jackson, and Bob Marley
The Recording Academy announced the newest additions to its GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, adding 25 recordings to a timeless list that now includes 851 titles. The Hall Of Fame serves as a celebration and reminder of the triumphs and achievements of the recording arts. Selections are drawn from all categories of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Recording Academy has become renowned. The list and recordings now reside as a collection on display at the GRAMMY Museum.
"This year's GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees highlight a diverse array of masterpiece recordings that have had a profound impact on our musical history," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "The selections are timeless staples that span six decades and represent a wide range of genres from comedy to rock, reggae, jazz, and R&B. They all greatly deserve to be memorialized."
The selected recordings range from 1923's "Dipper Mouth Blues" by King Oliver & His Jazz Band to 1977's "Birdland" by Weather Report. Other recordings also chosen this year include Louis Armstrong's "Lazy River," the Beach Boys' "California Girls," James Brown's "It's A Man's Man's Man's World," George's Carlin's Class Clown, the Doors' "Riders On The Storm," José Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad," and Bob Marley & The Wailers' Catch A Fire. Other artists with selections include Bo Diddley, Judy Garland, Harry James & His Orchestra, the Isley Brothers, Mahalia Jackson, Janis Joplin, Gene Kelly, Johnny Mercer, Jelly Roll Morton, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
The Recording Academy's National Trustees established the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Hall Of Fame recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, and final approval is made by The Recording Academy Trustees.
For a complete list of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees, click here.