Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees for 2013

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In 1973, the Recording Academy (more widely known as the Grammys) established a Hall of Fame to, as it says on their website, “honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old.” GH On November 21, the 2013 class was inducted, marking the 40th anniversary of the Grammy Hall of Fame. UT The full list now comes to 933 entries. UT

Neil Portnow, the President and CEO of the Recording Academy, echoed the Grammy’s mission by calling this new batch of recordings “memorable for being both culturally and historically significant.” HP Inductees include both albums (in italics) and songs (in quotation marks). Here are the 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees:

  • AC/DC Back in Black (1980)
  • James Brown “I Got You (I Feel Good)” (1965)
  • Ray Charles “Hit the Road Jack” (1961)

  • John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963)
  • Francis Craig & His Orchestra “Near You” (1947)
  • The Drifters “On Broadway” (1963)
  • Bob Dylan “The Times They Are A-Changin’” (1964)

  • Joe Falcon “Allons À Lafayette (Lafayette)” (1928)
  • Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, & the Foggy Mountain Boys Foggy Mountain Banjo (1961)
  • Carols Gardel “El Día Que Me Quieras” (1935)
  • Son House “My Black Mama (Parts 1 & 2)” (1930)

  • Whitney Houston Whitney Houston (1985)
  • Billy Joel “Piano Man” (1973)

    Piano Man

  • Elton John Elton John (1970)
  • Louis Jordan “Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens” (1946)
  • Little Richard Here’s Little Richard (1957)
  • Memphis Jug Band “Stealin’ Stealin’” (1928)
  • Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um (1959)

  • Paul McCartney & Wings Band on the Run (1973)
  • Buck Owens “Act Naturally” (1963)
  • Richard Pryor That N*****’s Crazy (1974)
  • Frank Sinatra “Theme from ‘New York New York’” (1980)

  • W.H. Stepp “Bonaparte’s Retreat” (1937)
  • Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman “The Titanic” (1924)
  • Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton “Hound Dog” (1953)

  • Lennie Tristano Sextet Crosscurrents (1949)
  • Various Artists Lost in the Stars (original Broadway cast, 1949)

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