Continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, the Recording Academy™ has announced the newest inductions to its distinguished GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. The latest additions recognize a diverse range of both singles and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Each year recordings are reviewed by a special member committee comprised 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 Hall, now in its 46th year, currently totals 1,088 recordings and is on display at GRAMMY Museum®.
“The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame is proud to be a pillar of musical excellence and diversity year after year, honoring some of the most iconic recordings of all time,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We are proud to acknowledge the ever-changing landscape and evolution of musical expression for which the Academy has become known. We’re honored to add these masterpieces to our growing catalog and are delighted to celebrate the impact they’ve had on our musical, social, and cultural history.”
Representing myriad tracks and albums, the 2019 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” to Miles Davis’ ‘Round About Midnight. The highly reputed list also features Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book, Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” Dolly Parton’s “Coat Of Many Colors,” Nina Simone’s “To Be Young, Gifted And Black,” Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever, The Platters’ “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” and Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin’.” Other inductees include recordings by Leonard Bernstein, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, El Jarocho, W.C. Handy, Miriam Makeba, Curtis Mayfield, Edward Meeker With The Edison Orchestra, Charlie Parker’s Ri Bop Boys, Jaco Pastorius, Jeannie C. Riley, Sonny Rollins Quartet Featuring John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Troggs, Sarah Vaughan, and Link Wray & His Ray Men.
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Eligible recipients receive an official certificate from the Recording Academy. For a full list of recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, visit www.grammy.com/grammys/awards/hall-of-fame.
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2019 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees
BERNSTEIN: MASS—A THEATRE PIECE FOR SINGERS, PLAYERS AND DANCERS
Columbia Masterworks (1971)
“COAT OF MANY COLORS”
RCA Victor (1971)
ELLA FITZGERALD SINGS THE GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN SONG BOOK
FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA & ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
FULL MOON FEVER
“HARPER VALLEY P.T.A.”
Jeannie C. Riley
Charlie Parker’s Ri Bop Boys
“MOVE ON UP”
“ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE”
‘ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT
Link Wray & His Ray Men
“SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES”
“ST. LOUIS BLUES”
“TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME”
Edward Meeker With The Edison Orchestra
Sonny Rollins Quartet Featuring John Coltrane
“TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK”
RCA Victor (1969)
“WALK THIS WAY”