THE RECORDING ACADEMY® ANNOUNCES 2012 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® INDUCTEES

Posted on 11-21-11

THE RECORDING ACADEMY® ANNOUNCES 2012 GRAMMY HALL OF FAME® INDUCTEES

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2011) — Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings,The Recording Academy® announces the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® collection. Highlighting diversity and musical excellence, the collection acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Through a tradition established nearly 40 years ago, recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprising of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. With 25 new titles, the list currently totals 906 and is displayed at the GRAMMY Museum®.

"The Recording Academy is dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music and sound through the decades," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "We are especially honored to welcome this year's selection of some of the most influential recordings of the last century. Marked by both cultural and historical significance, these works truly have influenced and inspired audiences for generations, and we are thrilled to induct them into our growing catalog of outstanding recordings."
Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2012 GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees range from Bruce Springsteen's Born In The U.S.A. album to civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech from his historic 1963 address at the March on Washington. Also on the highly regarded list are Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," the Rolling Stones' album Exile On Main St., Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive," Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five's single "The Message," Bill Cosby's comedy album I Started Out As A Child,the Original Broadway Cast recording of "St. Louis Woman," and Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It." Others inductees include the entire Anthology Of American Folk Music,Gene Autry, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Doris Day, the Serge Koussevitzky-conducted Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Panchos, Santana, and Paul Simon, among others.
 
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For a complete list of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees, please go to:

www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/hall-of-fame

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and aYouTube channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.
 

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2012 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees

ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC
Various Artists
Folkways (1952)
Folk (Album)

EXILE ON MAIN ST.

The Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones/Atlantic (1972)

Rock (Album)


"ANYTHING GOES"
Cole Porter

(Cole Porter)
His Master's Voice (1934)
Pop (Single)


"FIXIN' TO DIE"

Bukka White

(Bukka White)

Okeh (1940)

Blues (Single)

BORN IN THE U.S.A.

Bruce Springsteen
Columbia (1984)
Rock (Album)


FOGGY MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE

Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs

Columbia (1957)
Bluegrass (Album)


"DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS"
Gene Autry
(June Hershey & Don Swander)

Columbia (1942)
Country (Single)


GRACELAND

Paul Simon

Warner Bros. (1986)
Pop (Album)


DÉJÀ VU

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Atlantic (1970)
Rock (Album)


HERB ALPERT PRESENTS SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66

Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
A&M (1966)
Pop (Album)


"HOW LONG, HOW LONG BLUES"

Leroy Carr

(Leroy Carr)

Vocalion (1928)

Blues (Single)


"PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND"

Mahalia Jackson

(Thomas A. Dorsey)
Columbia (1956)
Gospel (Single)


"I HAVE A DREAM"

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Freedom March On Washington

20th Century Fox (1963)
Spoken Word (Track)


"QUE SERA, SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE)"
Doris Day
(Jay Livingston & Ray Evans)

Columbia (1956)

Pop (Single)


I STARTED OUT AS A CHILD

Bill Cosby

Warner Bros. (1964)
Comedy (Album)


ROY HARRIS SYMPHONY NO. 3

Serge Koussevitzky, cond.
Boston Symphony Orchestra

RCA Victor (1940)
Classical (Album)


"I WILL SURVIVE"

Gloria Gaynor

(Freddie Perren & Dino Fekaris)
Polydor (1978)
Disco (Single)


SANTANA

Santana

Columbia (1969)
Rock (Album)


"KASSIE JONES"

Furry Lewis

(Walter "Furry" Lewis)
Victor (1928)
Blues (Single)


ST. LOUIS WOMAN

Original Broadway Cast

Capitol (1946)

Musical Show (Album)


"KEY TO THE HIGHWAY"

Big Bill Broonzy
(Big Bill Broonzy & Charles Segar)

Okeh (1941)
Blues (Single)


"WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS"

Freddy Fender

(Freddy Fender & Wayne Duncan)

ABC-Dot (1975)

Country (Single)


"THE MESSAGE"

Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

Featuring Melle Mel And Duke Bootee

(Jiggs Chase, Melvin Glover, Sylvia Robinson & Edward Fletcher)
Sugar Hill (1982)

Rap (Single)


"WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT"

Tina Turner
(Terry Britten & Graham Lyle)

Capitol (1984)

Pop (Single)


MEXICANTOS

Los Panchos

Coda (1945)
Latin (Album