Monday, March 25, 2019

Grammy Hall of Fame: Songs

Originally posted 1/24/2019.

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From the Grammy Hall of Fame website: “The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was established by the Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Inductees are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”

Dave’s Music Database has listed all the recipients from 1973-2018 on two separate pages, one for songs and one for albums. Scroll to the bottom of the page for links to other relevant pages.


Year of Induction: Performer “Song” (year released)

A
    • 2015: Abba “Dancing Queen” (1976)
    • 1998: Acuff, Roy “Wabash Cannonball” (1938)
    • 2009: Acuff, Roy “Great Speckled Bird, The” (1938)
    • 2018: Aerosmith “Dream On” (1973)
    • 1998: Alpert, Herb “Lonely Bull, The” (1962)
    • 2008: Alpert, Herb “Taste of Honey, A” (1965)
    • 1999: Anderson, Marian “Ave Maria” (1936)
    • 2008: Anderson, Marian “He's Got the Whole World in His Hands” (1936)
    • 2009: Anderson, Marian “My Country 'Tis of Thee” (1939)
    • 1996: Andrews Sisters, The “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Means That You're Grand)” (1938)
    • 2000: Andrews Sisters, The “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, The” (1941)
    • 2016: Andrews Sisters, The “Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree with Anyone Else But Me” (1942)
    • 1999: Animals, The “House of the Rising Sun, The” (1964)
    • 2011: Animals, The “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” (1965)
    • 1999: Armstrong, Louis “Heebie Jeebies” (1926)
    • 2018: Armstrong, Louis “Savoy Blues” (1927)
    • 1974: Armstrong, Louis “West End Blues” (1928)
    • 2008: Armstrong, Louis “Weather Bird” (1928)
    • 2016: Armstrong, Louis “What Did I Do to Be So Black and Blue?” (1929)
    • 2008: Armstrong, Louis “St. Louis Blues” (1930)
    • 2009: Armstrong, Louis “Stardust” (1931)
    • 2010: Armstrong, Louis “Lazy River” (1931)
    • 2005: Armstrong, Louis “All of Me” (1932)
    • 2014: Armstrong, Louis “Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen” (1938)
    • 2017: Armstrong, Louis “When the Saints Go Marching In” (1939)
    • 1997: Armstrong, Louis “Mack the Knife” (1956)
    • 2001: Armstrong, Louis “Hello Dolly!” (1964)
    • 1999: Armstrong, Louis “What a Wonderful World” (1967)
    • 1999: Arnold, Eddy “Make the World Go Away” (1965)
    • 2006: Astaire, Fred “Fascinating Rhythm” (1926)
    • 2004: Astaire, Fred “Night and Day” (1932)
    • 2000: Astaire, Fred “Cheek to Cheek” (1935)
    • 2008: Astaire, Fred “Top Hat, White Tie, and Tails” (1935)
    • 1998: Astaire, Fred “Way You Look Tonight, The” (1936)
    • 2005: Astaire, Fred “They Can't Take That Away from Me” (1937)
    • 2005: Austin, Gene “Bye Bye Blackbird” (1926)
    • 1978: Austin, Gene “My Blue Heaven” (1927)
    • 1997: Autry, Gene “Back in the Saddle Again” (1939)
    • 2012: Autry, Gene “Deep in the Heart of Texas” (1942)
    • 1985: Autry, Gene “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1949)

    B
    • 2007: Bailey, DeFord “Pan American Blues” (1927)
    • 2011: Bailey, Mildred “Rockin' Chair” (1937)
    • 1998: Barnet, Charlie, & His Orchestra “Cherokee” (1939)
    • 2008: Barry, John “James Bond Theme, The” (1962)
    • 1979: Basie, Count “One O'Clock Jump” (1937)
    • 2005: Basie, Count “Lester Leaps In” (1939)
    • 1992: Basie, Count “Everyday I Have the Blues” (1955)
    • 1985: Basie, Count “April in Paris” (1956)
    • 2015: Bass, Fontella “Rescue Me” (1965)
    • 2008: Bassey, Shirley “Goldfinger “( 1964)
    • 2008: Bayes, Nora “Over There” (1917)
    • 1999: Beach Boys, The “In My Room” (1963)
    • 2017: Beach Boys, The “I Get Around” (1964)
    • 2010: Beach Boys, The “California Girls” (1965)
    • 1994: Beach Boys, The “Good Vibrations” (1966)
    • 1998: Beatles, The “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (1963)
    • 1997: Beatles, The “Yesterday” (1965)
    • 2008: Beatles, The “Help!” (1965)
    • 2002: Beatles, The “Eleanor Rigby” (1966)
    • 1999: Beatles, The “Strawberry Fields Forever” (1967)
    • 2011: Beatles, The “Penny Lane” (1967)
    • 2001: Beatles, The “Hey Jude” (1968)
    • 2004: Beatles, The “Let It Be” (1970)
    • 2011: Bechet, Sidney “Summertime” (1939)
    • 1980: Beiderbecke, Bix “In a Mist” (1928)
    • 2009: Belafonte, Harry “Banana Boat (Day-O)” (1957)
    • 2008: Bellini, Vincenzo “Casta Diva (from "Norma")” (1929)
    • 1994: Bennett, Tony “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (1962)
    • 2009: Bennett, Tony “For Once in My Life” (1967)
    • 1975: Berigan, Bunny, & His Orchestra “I Can't Get Started” (1938)
    • 1988: Berry, Chuck “Maybellene” (1955)
    • 1990: Berry, Chuck “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956)
    • 1999: Berry, Chuck “Johnny B. Goode” (1958)
    • 1999: Big Maybelle “Candy” (1953)
    • 1998: Blakey, Art “Moanin'“ (1958)
    • 1999: Bland, Bobby "Blue" “Turn on Your Love Light” (1961)
    • 2016: Blondie “Heart of Glass” (1978)
    • 1999: Booker T. “Green Onions” (1962)
    • 2008: Boston Pops Orchestra “Jalousie (Jealousy)” (1935)
    • 2018: Bowie, David “Space Oddity” (1969)
    • 2017: Bowie, David “Changes” (1971)
    • 2011: Box Tops, The “Letter, The” (1967)
    • 1998: Brenston, Jackie, & His Delta Cats “Rocket 88” (1951)
    • 1999: Brice, Fanny “My Man (Mon Homme)” (1922)
    • 2012: Broonzy, Big Bill “Key to the Highway” (1941)
    • 2001: Brown, James “Please Please Please” (1956)
    • 1999: Brown, James “Papa's Got a Brand New Bag (Part 1)” (1965)
    • 2013: Brown, James “I Got You (I Feel Good)” (1965)
    • 2010: Brown, James “It's a Man's Man's Man's World” (1966)
    • 2016: Brown, James “Cold Sweat” (1967)
    • 2014: Brown, James “Get Up I Feel Like Being Like a Sex Machine” (1970)
    • 1998: Brown, Les “Sentimental Journey” (1945)
    • 1996: Brubeck, Dave, Quartet “Take Five “( 1959)
    • 2000: Buffalo Springfield “For What It's Worth” (1966)
    • 2016: Buffett, Jimmy “Margaritaville” (1977)
    • 1999: Butterfield, Paul, Blues Band, The “East-West” (1966)
    • 1998: Byrds, The “Mr. Tambourine Man” (1965)
    • 2001: Byrds, The “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)” (1965)
    • 1999: Byrds, The “Eight Miles High” (1966)

    C
    • 1999: Calloway, Cab “Minnie the Moocher (The Ho De Ho Song)” (1931)
    • 2017: Calloway, Cab “Hep! Hep! the Jumpin' Jive” (1939)
    • 2004: Campbell, Glen “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” (1967)
    • 2008: Campbell, Glen “Gentle on My Mind” (1967)
    • 2000: Campbell, Glen “Wichita Lineman” (1968)
    • 2007: Cannon, Gus,'s Jug Stompers “Walk Right In” (1929)
    • 1995: Carmichael, Hoagy “Stardust” (1927)
    • 2014: Carmichael, Hoagy “Georgia on My Mind” (1930)
    • 1998: Carpenters “We've Only Just Begun” (1970)
    • 2000: Carpenters “They Long to Be Close to You “( 1970)
    • 2016: Carr, James “Dark End of the Street, The” (1967)
    • 2012: Carr, Leroy “How Long Blues” (1928)
    • 1998: Carson, Fiddlin' John “Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane” (1923)
    • 1999: Carter Family, The “Wildwood Flower” (1928)
    • 2006: Carter Family, The “Keep on the Sunny Side” (1928)
    • 1998: Carter Family, The “Can the Circle Be Unbroken (Bye and Bye)” (1935)
    • 1993: Caruso, Enrico “Celeste Aida (Heavenly Aida)” (1904)
    • 1975: Caruso, Enrico “Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play) (new version)” (1907)
    • 2001: Cash, Johnny “Folsom Prison Blues” (1955)
    • 1998: Cash, Johnny “I Walk the Line” (1956)
    • 1999: Cash, Johnny “Ring of Fire” (1963)
    • 1999: Cats and the Fiddle, The “I Miss You So” (1939)
    • 1999: Chaliapin, Feodor (performer) “Song of the Flea” (1926)
    • 2001: Champs, The “Tequila” (1958)
    • 2002: Chandler, Gene “Duke of Earl” (1962)
    • 2011: Chapin, Harry “Cat's in the Cradle” (1974)
    • 1990: Charles, Ray “I Gotta Woman” (1955)
    • 2000: Charles, Ray “What'd I Say” (1959)
    • 1993: Charles, Ray “Georgia on My Mind” (1960)
    • 2013: Charles, Ray “Hit the Road Jack” (1961)
    • 2001: Charles, Ray “I Can't Stop Loving You” (1962)
    • 2005: Charles, Ray “America the Beautiful” (1972)
    • 2000: Checker, Chubby “Twist, The” (1960)
    • 2017: Cher “I Got You Babe” (1965)
    • 2015: Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
    • 2002: Chordettes, The “Mr. Sandman” (1954)
    • 2008: Chords, The “Sh-Boom” (1954)
    • 1998: Clapton, Eric “Layla” (1970)
    • 2003: Clapton, Eric “I Shot the Sheriff” (1974)
    • 2003: Clark, Petula “Downtown” (1964)
    • 2011: Cliff, Jimmy “Many Rivers to Cross” (1969)
    • 1992: Cline, Patsy “Crazy” (1961)
    • 2001: Cline, Patsy “I Fall to Pieces” (1961)
    • 1999: Clooney, Rosemary “Hey There” (1954)
    • 1999: Coasters, The “Yakety Yak” (1958)
    • 1999: Cochran, Eddie “Summertime Blues” (1958)
    • 2001: Cocker, Joe “With a Little Help from My Friends” (1968)
    • 2016: Cocker, Joe “You Are So Beautiful” (1974)
    • 1998: Cole, Nat "King" “Straighten Up and Fly Right” (1944)
    • 1974: Cole, Nat "King" “Christmas Song, The (Chesnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” (1946)
    • 2002: Cole, Nat "King" “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” (1946)
    • 2018: Cole, Nat "King" “I Love You for Sentimental Reasons” (1946)
    • 1999: Cole, Nat "King" “Nature Boy” (1948)
    • 1992: Cole, Nat "King" “Mona Lisa” (1950)
    • 2000: Cole, Nat "King" “Unforgettable” (1951)
    • 2005: Collins, Arthur “Alexander's Ragtime Band” (1911)
    • 2003: Collins, Judy “Both Sides Now” (1968)
    • 2000: Coltrane, John “Lush Life” (1963)
    • 1998: Como, Perry “Till the End of Time” (1945)
    • 1998: Cooke, Sam “You Send Me” (1957)
    • 2014: Cooke, Sam “Wonderful World” (1960)
    • 2018: Cooke, Sam “Bring It on Home to Me” (1962)
    • 2000: Cooke, Sam “Change Is Gonna Come, A” (1964)
    • 2015: Cooper, Alice “School's Out” (1972)
    • 2009: Copland, Aaron “Fanfare for the Common Man” (1943)
    • 2009: Copland, Aaron “Appalachian Spring” (1944)
    • 1999: Corea, Chick “Now He Sings, Now He Sobs” (1968)
    • 2013: Craig, Francis “Near You” (1947)
    • 2004: Cramer, Floyd “Last Date” (1960)
    • 1998: Creedence Clearwater Revival “Proud Mary” (1969)
    • 2014: Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son” (1969)
    • 2005: Crosby, Bing “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)
    • 2004: Crosby, Bing “Pennies from Heaven” (1936)
    • 1974: Crosby, Bing “White Christmas” (1942)
    • 1998: Crosby, Bing “Don't Fence Me In” (1944)
    • 2002: Crosby, Bing “Swinging on a Star” (1944)
    • 2009: Crosby, Stills & Nash “Ohio” (1970)
    • 2018: Crudup, Arthur “That's All Right, Mama” (1946)
    • 2004: Crystals, The “He's a Rebel” (1962)

    D
    • 1998: Dalhart, Vernon “Prisoner's Song, The” (1925)
    • 1999: Darin, Bobby “Mack the Knife” (1959)
    • 1999: Davis, Jimmie “You Are My Sunshine” (1940)
    • 2002: Davis, Sammy, Jr. “What Kind of Fool Am I?” (1962)
    • 1999: Davis, Spencer, Group “Gimme Some Lovin'“ (1966)
    • 1999: Day, Doris “Secret Love” (1954)
    • 2012: Day, Doris “Whatever Will Be Will Be (Que Sera Sera)” (1956)
    • 2017: Deep Purple “Smoke on the Water” (1972)
    • 2007: Dekker, Desmond “Israelites, The” (1969)
    • 2007: Delmore Brothers, The “Blues Stay Away from Me” (1949)
    • 1998: Denver, John “Take Me Home, Country Roads “( 1971)
    • 2008: DeShannon, Jackie “What the World Needs Now Is Love” (1965)
    • 2000: Dexter, Al, & His Troopers “Pistol Packin' Mama” (1943)
    • 1998: Diddley, Bo “Bo Diddley” (1955)
    • 2010: Diddley, Bo “Who Do You Love?” (1956)
    • 1999: Dion “I Wonder Why” (1958)
    • 2002: Dion “Runaround Sue” (1961)
    • 2017: Dion “Wanderer, The” (1961)
    • 2000: Dixie Hummingbirds, The “Amazing Grace” (1946)
    • 1998: Doggett, Bill “Honky Tonk (Parts 1 & 2)” (1956)
    • 2016: Domino, Fats “Fat Man, The” (1950)
    • 2002: Domino, Fats “Ain't That a Shame” (1955)
    • 1987: Domino, Fats “Blueberry Hill” (1956)
    • 2011: Domino, Fats “Walking to New Orleans” (1960)
    • 2015: Dominoes, The “Sixty Minute Man” (1951)
    • 1998: Doors, The “Light My Fire” (1967)
    • 2010: Doors, The “Riders on the Storm” (1971)
    • 2009: Dorsey, Jimmy “Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)” (1942)
    • 1998: Dorsey, Tommy “I'm Gettin' Sentimental Over You” (1936)
    • 1998: Dorsey, Tommy, & His Orchestra “Marie” (1937)
    • 1982: Dorsey, Tommy, & His Orchestra “I'll Never Smile Again” (1940)
    • 1999: Drifters, The “Money Honey” (1953)
    • 1998: Drifters, The “There Goes My Baby” (1959)
    • 2001: Drifters, The “Save the Last Dance for Me” (1960)
    • 2013: Drifters, The “On Broadway” (1963)
    • 2014: Drifters, The “Under the Boardwalk” (1964)
    • 1994: Dylan, Bob “Blowin' in the Wind” (1963)
    • 2013: Dylan, Bob “Times They Are A-Changin', The” (1964)
    • 1998: Dylan, Bob “Like a Rolling Stone” (1965)
    • 2002: Dylan, Bob “Mr. Tamborine Man” (1965)

    E
    • 2000: Eagles “Desperado” (1973)
    • 2008: Eagles “Hotel California” (1976)
    • 2008: Earth, Wind & Fire “Shining Star” (1975)
    • 1999: Eckstine, Billy “I Apologize” (1951)
    • 2018: Edison, Thomas Alva “Mary Had a Little Lamb” (1878)
    • 2002: Edwards, Cliff “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940)
    • 1981: Ellington, Duke “Black and Tan Fantasy” (1927)
    • 1975: Ellington, Duke “Mood Indigo” (1931)
    • 2008: Ellington, Duke “It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing” (1932)
    • 2007: Ellington, Duke “Cocktails for Two” (1934)
    • 2009: Ellington, Duke “Caravan” (1937)
    • 2010: Ellington, Duke “Don't Get Around Much Anymore” (1940)
    • 2011: Ellington, Duke “Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me” (1940)
    • 2011: Ellington, Duke “Ko-Ko” (1940)
    • 1976: Ellington, Duke “Take the "A" Train” (1941)
    • 1990: Ellington, Duke “Black, Brown and Beige” (1943)
    • 1999: Ellington, Duke “Diminuendo and Crescendo in Blue” (1956)
    • 2005: Etting, Ruth “Love Me or Leave Me” (1929)
    • 1999: Etting, Ruth “Ten Cents a Dance” (1930)
    • 1998: Everly Brothers, The “Bye Bye Love” (1957)
    • 2017: Everly Brothers, The “Wake Up Little Susie” (1957)
    • 2004: Everly Brothers, The “All I Have to Do Is Dream” (1958)

    F
    • 2000: Faith, Percy “Summer Place, a (Theme from)” (1960)
    • 2013: Falcon, Joseph “Allons a Lafayette” (1928)
    • 2010: Feliciano, Jose “Feliz Navidad” (1970)
    • 2012: Fender, Freddy “Wasted Days and Wasted Nights” (1975)
    • 2003: Fifth (5th) Dimension, The “Up Up and Away” (1967)
    • 2004: Fifth Dimension, The “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In” (1969)
    • 2015: Fisk University Jubilee Quartet “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1910)
    • 1986: Fitzgerald, Ella “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” (1938)
    • 2002: Fitzgerald, Ella “How High the Moon” (1960)
    • 1998: Five Satins, The “In the Still of the Nite (I'll Remember)” (1956)
    • 1999: Flack, Roberta “Killing Me Softly with His Song” (1973)
    • 2003: Flamingos, The “I Only Have Eyes for You” (1959)
    • 1999: Flatt & Scruggs “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” (1950)
    • 1998: Ford, Tennessee Ernie “Sixteen Tons” (1955)
    • 2006: Forest, Jimmy “Night Train” (1952)
    • 2015: Four Seasons, The “Big Girls Don't Cry” (1962)
    • 1998: Four Tops “Reach Out (I'll Be There)” (1966)
    • 1998: Franklin, Aretha “Respect” (1967)
    • 1999: Franklin, Aretha “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” (1967)
    • 2001: Franklin, Aretha “Chain of Fools” (1967)
    • 1999: Frizzell, Lefty “If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time” (1950)
    • 2015: Fuller, Bobby, Four “I Fought the Law” (1966)

    G
    • 2013: Gardel, Carols “El Dia Que Me Quieras” (1935)
    • 1998: Garland, Judy “You Made Me Love You (Dear Mr. Gable)” (1937)
    • 1981: Garland, Judy “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
    • 2010: Garland, Judy “For Me and My Gal” (1942)
    • 1991: Garner, Erroll, Trio “Misty” (1954)
    • 1999: Gaye, Marvin “Ain't No Mountain High Enough” (1967)
    • 1998: Gaye, Marvin “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1968)
    • 2002: Gaye, Marvin “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)” (1971)
    • 2012: Gaynor, Gloria “I Will Survive” (1978)
    • 1999: Gentry, Bobbie “Ode to Billie Joe” (1967)
    • 1997: Gershwin, George “American in Paris, An” (1929)
    • 2000: Getz, Stan “Desafinado” (1962)
    • 2000: Getz, Stan “Girl from Ipanema, The” (1964)
    • 2000: Gilberto, Joao “Chega de Saudade (No More Blues)” (1958)
    • 2000: Gillespie, Dizzy “Groovin' High” (1945)
    • 2004: Gillespie, Dizzy “Night in Tunisia, A” (1946)
    • 1999: Gillespie, Dizzy “Manteca” (1948)
    • 1998: Goodman, Benny “Moon Glow” (1934)
    • 2008: Goodman, Benny “King Porter Stomp” (1935)
    • 1982: Goodman, Benny “Sing Sing Sing with a Swing” (1938)
    • 1987: Goodman, Benny “And the Angels Sing” (1939)
    • 2008: Goodman, Benny “Seven Come Eleven” (1940)
    • 2017: Gore, Lesley “You Don't Own Me” (1963)
    • 2012: Grandmaster Flash “Message, The” (1982)
    • 1999: Green, Al “Let's Stay Together” (1971)
    • 2011: Green, Al “Take Me to the River” (1974)
    • 2002: Guthrie, Arlo “Alice's Restaurant” (1967)
    • 2017: Guthrie, Arlo “City of New Orleans” (1972)
    • 1989: Guthrie, Woody “This Land Is Your Land” (1944)

    H
    • 1999: Haggard, Merle “Mama Tried” (1968)
    • 2017: Haggard, Merle “Okie from Muskogee” (1969)
    • 1982: Haley, Bill “We're Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954)
    • 1996: Hampton, Lionel “Flying Home” (1940)
    • 1999: Harmonicats, The “Peg O' My Heart” (1947)
    • 2008: Harpo, Slim “I'm a King Bee” (1957)
    • 2009: Harris, Wynonie “Good Rockin' Tonight” (1948)
    • 2001: Harrison, Wilbert “Kansas City” (1959)
    • 1974: Hawkins, Coleman “Body and Soul” (1940)
    • 1999: Hawkins, Edwin, Singers “Oh Happy Day” (1969)
    • 1999: Hayes, Isaac “Shaft (Theme from)” (1971)
    • 2000: Hendrix, Jimi “Purple Haze” (1967)
    • 2001: Hendrix, Jimi “All Along the Watchtower” (1968)
    • 2009: Hendrix, Jimi “Star Spangled Banner, the (live)” (1969)
    • 2002: Herman, Woody “At the Woodchoppers' Ball” (1939)
    • 2000: Herman, Woody “Early Autumn” (1947)
    • 1984: Herman, Woody “Four Brothers” (1948)
    • 2018: Holiday, Billie “My Man (Mon Homme)” (1938)
    • 1978: Holiday, Billie “Strange Fruit” (1939)
    • 2005: Holiday, Billie “Embraceable You” (1944)
    • 1989: Holiday, Billie “Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)” (1945)
    • 2010: Holiday, Billie “Crazy He Calls Me” (1949)
    • 1998: Holly, Buddy, & the Crickets “That'll Be the Day” (1957)
    • 1999: Holly, Buddy, & the Crickets “Peggy Sue” (1957)
    • 1999: Hooker, John Lee “Boogie Chillen'“ (1949)
    • 2016: Hooker, John Lee “Boom Boom” (1962)
    • 2005: Hope, Bob “Thanks for the Memory” (1939)
    • 2000: Horne, Lena “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (1942)
    • 2002: Horton, Johnny “Battle of New Orleans, The” (1959)
    • 2013: House, Son “My Black Mama” (1930)
    • 2018: Houston, Whitney “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
    • 1999: Howlin' Wolf “Smokestack Lightning” (1956)
    • 2011: Hurt, Mississippi John “Frankie” (1928)
    • 2017: Hurt, Mississippi John “Stack O' Lee Blues” (1928)
    • 1984: Huston, Walter “September Song” (1939)

    I
    • 2002: Ian, Janis “Society's Child (Baby, I've Been Thinking)” (1967)
    • 2008: Ian, Janis “At Seventeen” (1975)
    • 1998: Impressions, The “People Get Ready” (1965)
    • 1987: Ink Spots, The “If I Didn't Care” (1939)
    • 1999: Isley Brothers, The “Shout (Parts 1 and 2)” (1959)
    • 2010: Isley Brothers, The “Twist and Shout” (1962)

    J
    • 1999: Jackson 5/The Jacksons “I Want You Back” (1969)
    • 2011: Jackson 5/The Jacksons “I'll Be There” (1970)
    • 2017: Jackson 5/The Jacksons “ABC” (1970)
    • 1998: Jackson, Mahalia “Move on Up a Little Higher” (1948)
    • 2010: Jackson, Mahalia “His Eye Is on the Sparrow” (1951)
    • 2012: Jackson, Mahalia “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” (1956)
    • 2008: Jacobs, Little Walter “Juke” (1952)
    • 1998: James, Elmore “I Believe I'll Dust My Broom” (1952)
    • 2008: James, Etta “Wallflower, the (Roll with Me Henry)” (1955)
    • 1999: James, Etta “At Last” (1961)
    • 2008: Jan & Dean “Dead Man's Curve” (1964)
    • 1998: Jefferson Airplane/Starship “White Rabbit” (1967)
    • 1999: Jefferson, Blind Lemon “Matchbox Blues” (1927)
    • 2016: Jett, Joan “I Love Rock and Roll” (1981)
    • 2013: Joel, Billy “Piano Man” (1973)
    • 2004: Joel, Billy “Just the Way You Are” (1977)
    • 1998: John, Elton “Your Song” (1970)
    • 2011: Johnson, Blind Willie “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” (1927)
    • 1998: Johnson, Robert “Crossroads (aka "Cross Road Blues")” (1936)
    • 2014: Johnson, Robert “Sweet Home Chicago” (1936)
    • 2010: Jolson, Al “You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)” (1913)
    • 2004: Jolson, Al “Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody” (1918)
    • 1998: Jolson, Al “Swanee” (1920)
    • 2005: Jolson, Al “California Here I Come” (1924)
    • 2002: Jolson, Al “Sonny Boy” (1928)
    • 2011: Jolson, Al “My Mammy” (1928)
    • 1999: Jones, George “She Thinks I Still Care” (1962)
    • 2007: Jones, George “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (1980)
    • 2007: Jones, Isham “It Had to Be You” (1924)
    • 1995: Jones, Spike, & His City Slickers “Cocktails for Two” (1945)
    • 2007: Jones, Spike, & His City Slickers “All I Want for Christmas Is My Tooth Front Teeth” (1948)
    • 1999: Joplin, Janis “Piece of My Heart” (1968)
    • 2002: Joplin, Janis “Me and Bobby McGee” (1971)
    • 1998: Jordan, Louis “Caldonia” (1945)
    • 2008: Jordan, Louis “Choo Choo Ch'Boogie” (1946)
    • 2009: Jordan, Louis “Let the Good Times Roll” (1946)
    • 2013: Jordan, Louis “Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens” (1946)
    • 1998: Justis, Bill “Raunchy” (1957)

    K
    • 2009: Kane, Helen “I Wanna Be Loved by You” (1928)
    • 2006: Karas, Anton “Third Man Theme, The” (1950)
    • 1999: Kelly, Gene “Singin' in the Rain” (1952)
    • 1985: Kenton, Stan “Artistry in Rhythm” (1944)
    • 2014: King, B.B. “Three O'Clock Blues” (1951)
    • 2004: King, B.B. “Everyday I Have the Blues” (1955)
    • 1998: King, B.B. “Thrill Is Gone, The” (1969)
    • 2002: King, Ben E. “Spanish Harlem” (1960)
    • 1998: King, Ben E. “Stand by Me” (1961)
    • 2001: King, Carole “You've Got a Friend” (1971)
    • 2003: King, Carole “It's Too Late” (1971)
    • 1999: King, Freddie “Hideaway” (1961)
    • 1999: Kingsmen, The “Louie Louie” (1963)
    • 1998: Kingston Trio, The “Tom Dooley” (1958)
    • 1999: Kinks, The “You Really Got Me” (1964)
    • 2018: Knight, Gladys “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” (1967)
    • 1999: Knight, Gladys “Midnight Train to Georgia” (1973)
    • 2016: Kool & the Gang “Celebration” (1980)

    L
    • 2003: LaBelle, Patti “Lady Marmalade” (1974)
    • 1998: Laine, Frankie “That's My Desire” (1947)
    • 2008: Lawrence, Gertrude “Someone to Watch Over Me” (1927)
    • 2007: Led Zeppelin “Whole Lotta Love” (1969)
    • 2003: Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (1971)
    • 2002: Ledbetter, Huddie "Leadbelly" “Goodnight Irene” (1933)
    • 2016: Ledbetter, Huddie "Leadbelly" “Rock Island Line” (1942)
    • 1999: Lee, Brenda “I'm Sorry” (1960)
    • 1998: Lee, Peggy “Fever” (1957)
    • 1999: Lee, Peggy “Is That All There Is?” (1969)
    • 1999: Lennon, John “Imagine” (1971)
    • 2012: Lewis, Furry “Kassie Jones” (1928)
    • 1998: Lewis, Jerry Lee “Great Balls of Fire” (1957)
    • 1999: Lewis, Jerry Lee “Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On” (1957)
    • 2009: Lewis, Ramsey “In Crowd, The” (1965)
    • 2007: Linda, Solomon, & the Evening Birds “Mbube” (1939)
    • 2016: Little Eva “Loco-Motion, The” (1962)
    • 1998: Little Richard “Tutti Frutti” (1955)
    • 1999: Little Richard “Long Tall Sally” (1956)
    • 2002: Little Richard “Lucille” (1957)
    • 2001: London, Julie “Cry Me a River” (1955)
    • 2002: Lovin' Spoonful, The “Do You Believe in Magic” (1965)
    • 1999: Lovin' Spoonful, The “Summer in the City” (1966)
    • 1999: Lunceford, Jimmie “For Dancers Only” (1937)
    • 2001: Lymon, Frankie “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” (1956)
    • 1998: Lynn, Loretta “Coal Miner's Daughter” (1970)
    • 2008: Lynyrd Skynyrd “Free Bird” (1973)
    • 2009: Lynyrd Skynyrd “Sweet Home Alabama” (1974)

    M
    • 2008: MacDonald, Jeanette “Indian Love Call” (1936)
    • 2007: Macon, Uncle Dave “Keep My Skillet Good and Greasy” (1924)
    • 2001: Mamas & the Papas, The “California Dreamin'“ (1966)
    • 2008: Mamas & the Papas, The “Monday Monday” (1966)
    • 2005: Mancini, Henry “Peter Gunn” (1959)
    • 1999: Mancini, Henry “Moon River” (1961)
    • 2003: Mancini, Henry “Days of Wine and Roses, The” (1963)
    • 1999: Marley, Bob “Get Up Stand Up” (1973)
    • 2005: Marley, Bob “No Woman No Cry” (1974)
    • 2007: Marley, Bob “One Love/People Get Ready” (1977)
    • 1999: Martin, Dean “Everybody Loves Somebody” (1964)
    • 2007: Martin, Mary “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” (1939)
    • 2011: Marvelettes, The “Please Mr. Postman” (1961)
    • 2018: Masekela, Hugh “Grazing in the Grass” (1968)
    • 1998: Mathis, Johnny “Chances Are “( 1957)
    • 2008: Mathis, Johnny “It's Not for Me to Say” (1957)
    • 2002: Mathis, Johnny “Misty” (1959)
    • 1999: Mayfield, Percy “Please Send Me Someone to Love” (1950)
    • 1999: McCormack, John “Somewhere a Voice Is Calling” (1916)
    • 2002: McLean, Don “American Pie” (1971)
    • 2017: McTell, Blind Willie “Statesboro Blues” (1928)
    • 2013: Memphis Jug Band, The “Stealin' Stealin'“ (1928)
    • 1998: Mercer, Johnny “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” (1945)
    • 2010: Mercer, Johnny “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” (1946)
    • 2008: Merman, Ethel “You're the Top” (1934)
    • 2006: Merriweather, Big Maceo “Worried Life Blues” (1941)
    • 2011: Meters, The “Cissy Strut” (1969)
    • 2004: Mickey & Sylvia “Love Is Strange” (1956)
    • 2007: Miller, Emmett, & His Georgia Crackers “Lovesick Blues” (1928)
    • 1983: Miller, Glenn “In the Mood” (1939)
    • 1991: Miller, Glenn “Moonlight Serenade” (1939)
    • 1996: Miller, Glenn “Chattanooga Choo Choo” (1941)
    • 1998: Miller, Roger “Dang Me” (1964)
    • 1999: Miller, Roger “King of the Road” (1965)
    • 1998: Mills Brothers, The “Paper Doll” (1942)
    • 2017: Mills Brothers, The “You Always Hurt the One You Love” (1944)
    • 2006: Miracles, The “Shop Around” (1960)
    • 1998: Miracles, The “You've Really Got a Hold on Me” (1962)
    • 2007: Miracles, The “Tracks of My Tears, The” (1965)
    • 2002: Miracles, The “Tears of a Clown, The” (1970)
    • 2008: Mississippi Sheiks, The “Sitting on Top of the World” (1930)
    • 1993: Monk, Thelonious “Round Midnight” (1947)
    • 2009: Monroe, Bill “Mule Skinner Blues” (1940)
    • 1998: Monroe, Bill “Blue Moon of Kentucky” (1947)
    • 2007: Montana, Patsy, & the Prairie Ramblers “I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart” (1936)
    • 1999: Moody Blues, The “Nights in White Satin” (1967)
    • 2001: Moody, James “Moody's Mood for Love” (1952)
    • 2002: Moonglows, The “Sincerely” (1955)
    • 1998: Morgan, Helen “Bill” (1928)
    • 1999: Morrison, Van “Gloria” (1965)
    • 2007: Morrison, Van “Brown-Eyed Girl” (1967)
    • 2010: Morton, Jelly Roll “Kansas City Stomp” (1923)
    • 2006: Murray, Billy “Yankee Doodle Boy” (1905)
    • 2008: Murray, Billy “Give My Regards to Broadway” (1905)

    N
    • 2011: Nelson, Willie “On the Road Again” (1980)
    • 2008: Nelson, Willie “Always on My Mind” (1982)
    • 2015: Neville, Aaron “Tell It Like It Is” (1966)
    • 1999: Nilsson, Harry “Everybody's Talkin'“ (1968)
    • 2017: Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (1991)
    • 2010: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The “Mr. Bojangles” (1970)
    • 2005: Noble, Ray “Very Thought of You, The” (1934)

    O
    • 2006: O'Jays, The “Love Train” (1973)
    • 2016: O'Jays, The “For the Love of Money” (1974)
    • 1996: Oliver, King “Chimes Blues” (1923)
    • 2010: Oliver, King “Dipper Mouth Blues” (1923)
    • 1999: Orbison, Roy “Only the Lonely” (1960)
    • 2002: Orbison, Roy “Crying” (1961)
    • 1999: Orbison, Roy “Oh Pretty Woman” (1964)
    • 2006: Original Dixieland Jazz Band “Darktown Strutters' Ball, The” (1917)
    • 2008: Orioles, The “Crying in the Chapel” (1953)
    • 2013: Owens, Buck “Act Naturally” (1963)
    • 1999: Owens, Buck “I've Got a Tiger by the Tail” (1965)

    P
    • 1998: Page, Patti “Tennessee Waltz” (1950)
    • 2002: Parker, Charlie “Billie's Bounce” (1945)
    • 1989: Parker, Charlie “Ornithology” (1946)
    • 2014: Parker, Charlie “Yardbird Suite” (1946)
    • 2018: Parliament/Funkadelic “Flash Light” (1977)
    • 2014: Parton, Dolly “Jolene” (1973)
    • 2007: Parton, Dolly “I Will Always Love You” (1974)
    • 1999: Patton, Charley “Pony Blues” (1929)
    • 2018: Paul, Billy “Me and Mrs. Jones” (1972)
    • 1979: Paul, Les “How High the Moon” (1951)
    • 2005: Paul, Les “Vaya Con Dios (May God Be with You)” (1953)
    • 1998: Penguins, The “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” (1954)
    • 1986: Perkins, Carl “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)
    • 2003: Peter, Paul & Mary “Blowin' in the Wind” (1963)
    • 1998: Piaf, Edith “La Vie En Rose” (1950)
    • 1999: Pickett, Wilson “In the Midnight Hour” (1965)
    • 2000: Pickett, Wilson “Mustang Sally” (1966)
    • 1999: Platters, The “Only You and You Alone” (1955)
    • 2002: Platters, The “Great Pretender, The” (1955)
    • 2008: Police, The “Roxanne” (1978)
    • 2007: Poole, Charlie, & His North Carolina Ramblers “Don't Let Your Deal Go Down Blues” (1925)
    • 1999: Powell, Bud, Trio “Un Poco Loco” (1951)
    • 2005: Powell, Dick “Lullaby of Broadway” (1935)
    • 1998: Presley, Elvis “That's All Right, Mama” (1954)
    • 1988: Presley, Elvis “Hound Dog “( 1956)
    • 1995: Presley, Elvis “Heartbreak Hotel “( 1956)
    • 2002: Presley, Elvis “Don't Be Cruel “( 1956)
    • 2017: Presley, Elvis “Jailhouse Rock” (1957)
    • 2007: Presley, Elvis “Are You Lonesome Tonight? “( 1960)
    • 1999: Presley, Elvis “Suspicious Minds” (1969)
    • 1999: Price, Ray “Crazy Arms” (1956)
    • 1998: Procol Harum “Whiter Shade of Pale, A” (1967)
    • 1998: Professor Longhair “Tipitina” (1953)
    • 2018: Public Enemy “Fight the Power” (1989)
    • 2002: Puente, Tito “Oye Como Va” (1953)

    Q
    • 2004: Queen “Bohemian Rhapsody” (1975)
    • 2009: Queen “We Will Rock You” (1977)
    • 2009: Queen “We Are the Champions” (1977)
    • 1999: Quintette of the Hot Club of France “Djangology” (1935)

    R
    • 2004: Rainey, Ma “See See Rider Blues” (1925)
    • 2017: Raitt, Bonnie “I Can't Make You Love Me” (1991)
    • 1999: Rascals, The “Groovin'“ (1967)
    • 1998: Ray, Johnnie “Cry” (1951)
    • 2011: Redding, Otis “I've Been Loving You Too Long” (1965)
    • 2015: Redding, Otis “Try a Little Tenderness” (1966)
    • 1998: Redding, Otis “Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay” (1968)
    • 2015: Reed, Lou “Walk on the Wild Side” (1972)
    • 1999: Reeves, Jim “He'll Have to Go” (1959)
    • 1999: Reeves, Martha “Dancing in the Street” (1964)
    • 2000: Reinhardt, Django “Nuages” (1940)
    • 2017: REM (R.E.M.) “Losing My Religion” (1991)
    • 1999: Rich, Charlie “Behind Closed Doors” (1973)
    • 2005: Richman, Harry “Puttin' on the Ritz” (1930)
    • 1998: Righteous Brothers, The “You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'“ (1964)
    • 2000: Righteous Brothers, The “Unchained Melody” (1965)
    • 1998: Robbins, Marty “El Paso” (1959)
    • 2015: Robeson, Paul “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1926)
    • 2006: Robeson, Paul “Ol' Man River” (1927)
    • 1985: Rodgers, Jimmie “Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas)” (1928)
    • 2007: Rodgers, Jimmie “In the Jailhouse Now” (1928)
    • 2007: Rodgers, Jimmie “Blue Yodel #9 (Standing on the Corner)” (1930)
    • 2009: Rogers, Roy “Happy Trails” (1948)
    • 1998: Rolling Stones, The “I Can't Get No Satisfaction” (1965)
    • 2018: Rolling Stones, The “Paint It Black” (1966)
    • 2014: Rolling Stones, The “Honky Tonk Women” (1969)
    • 1999: Ronettes, The “Be My Baby” (1963)
    • 2004: Rose, David “Holiday for Strings” (1943)
    • 2014: Run-D.M.C. “Walk This Way” (1986)
    • 2018: Russell, Leon “Song for You, A” (1970)

    S
    • 1999: Sam & Dave “Soul Man” (1967)
    • 2009: Sam the Sham & the Pharoahs “Wooly Bully” (1965)
    • 1998: Santamaria, Mongo “Watermelon Man” (1963)
    • 2009: Savina, Carlo “Godfather, The (Love Theme from)” (1972)
    • 1984: Sayao, Bidu “Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 - Aria” (1945)
    • 2017: Schifrin, Lalo “Mission Impossible” (1968)
    • 2014: Scott-Heron, Gil “Revolution Will Not Be Televised, The” (1970)
    • 1999: Seeger, Pete “We Shall Overcome” (1963)
    • 2002: Seeger, Pete “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” (1964)
    • 2007: Selvin, Ben “Happy Days Are Here Again” (1930)
    • 2002: Shannon, Del “Runaway” (1961)
    • 1977: Shaw, Artie “Begin the Beguine” (1938)
    • 2001: Shaw, Artie “Any Old Time” (1938)
    • 2000: Shaw, Artie “Frenesi” (1940)
    • 1988: Shaw, Artie “Stardust” (1941)
    • 1999: Shirelles, The “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” (1960)
    • 2004: Simon, Carly “You're So Vain” (1972)
    • 2004: Simon, Paul “Sound of Silence, The” (1965)
    • 1999: Simon, Paul “Mrs. Robinson” (1968)
    • 1998: Simon, Paul “Bridge Over Troubled Water” (1970)
    • 2000: Simone, Nina “I Loves You, Porgy” (1959)
    • 1998: Sinatra, Frank “House I Live In, The” (1946)
    • 2005: Sinatra, Frank “One for My Baby and One More for the Road” (1949)
    • 2004: Sinatra, Frank “I've Got the World on a String” (1953)
    • 1998: Sinatra, Frank “I've Got You Under My Skin” (1956)
    • 2008: Sinatra, Frank “Strangers in the Night” (1966)
    • 2000: Sinatra, Frank “My Way” (1969)
    • 2013: Sinatra, Frank “New York New York, Theme from” (1980)
    • 2016: Sir Douglas Quintet, The “She's About a Mover” (1965)
    • 2008: Sister Sledge “We Are Family” (1979)
    • 1999: Sledge, Percy “When a Man Loves a Woman” (1966)
    • 1998: Sly & the Family Stone “Dance to the Music” (1968)
    • 2017: Sly & the Family Stone “Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin” (1969)
    • 2006: Smith, Bessie “Down Hearted Blues” (1923)
    • 1993: Smith, Bessie “St. Louis Blues” (1925)
    • 1983: Smith, Bessie “Empty Bed Blues” (1928)
    • 1983: Smith, Clarence "Pinetop" “Pine Top's Boogie Woogie” (1929)
    • 1982: Smith, Kate “God Bless America” (1939)
    • 1994: Smith, Mamie “Crazy Blues” (1920)
    • 1998: Smith, Sammi “Help Me Make It Through the Night” (1971)
    • 2000: Snow, Hank “I'm Moving On” (1950)
    • 2002: Sons of the Pioneers, The “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” (1934)
    • 1986: Sons of the Pioneers, The “Cool Water” (1941)
    • 1998: Sousa, John Philip “Stars and Stripes Forever, The” (1897)
    • 2008: Springfield, Dusty “Look of Love, The” (1967)
    • 1998: Stafford, Jo “You Belong to Me” (1952)
    • 1999: Staple Singers, The “Uncloudy Day” (1956)
    • 2002: Staple Singers, The “Respect Yourself” (1971)
    • 1999: Staple Singers, The “I'll Take You There” (1972)
    • 1999: Starr, Edwin “War” (1970)
    • 1998: Starr, Kay “Wheel of Fortune” (1952)
    • 2013: Stepp, W.H. “Bonaparte's Retreat” (1937)
    • 2002: Steppenwolf “Born to Be Wild” (1968)
    • 2017: Stewart, Rod “Maggie May” (1971)
    • 2013: Stoneman, Ernest Van (Pop) “Titanic, The” (1925)
    • 1998: Streisand, Barbra “People” (1964)
    • 2008: Streisand, Barbra “Way We Were, The” (1973)
    • 2014: Sugarhill Gang, The “Rapper's Delight” (1979)
    • 1999: Supremes, The “Where Did Our Love Go” (1964)
    • 2001: Supremes, The “Stop! in the Name of Love” (1965)
    • 1999: Supremes, The “You Keep Me Hangin' On” (1966)

    T
    • 1986: Tatum, Art “Tea for Two” (1939)
    • 1998: Taylor, James “Fire and Rain” (1970)
    • 2002: Taylor, James “You've Got a Friend” (1971)
    • 1998: Temptations, The “My Girl” (1964)
    • 1999: Temptations, The “Papa Was a Rollin' Stone” (1972)
    • 2016: Tharpe, Sister Rosetta “This Train” (1939)
    • 2014: Tharpe, Sister Rosetta “Strange Things Happening Every Day” (1944)
    • 2014: Thomas, B.J. “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head” (1969)
    • 2002: Thomas, Rufus “Walking the Dog” (1963)
    • 1999: Thompson, Hank “Wild Side of Life, The” (1952)
    • 2013: Thornton, Willie Mae 'Big Mama' “Hound Dog” (1953)
    • 1977: Trumbauer, Frankie “Singin' the Blues” (1927)
    • 1998: Tubb, Ernest “Walking the Floor Over You” (1941)
    • 1995: Tucker, Sophie “Some of These Days” (1911)
    • 1998: Turner, Big Joe “Shake, Rattle and Roll” (1954)
    • 1999: Turner, Tina “River Deep Mountain High” (1966)
    • 2003: Turner, Tina “Proud Mary” (1971)
    • 2012: Turner, Tina “What's Love Got to Do with It?” (1984)
    • 2007: Turtles, The “Happy Together” (1967)
    • 1999: Twitty, Conway “Hello Darlin'“ (1970)

    U-V
    • 2000: Valens, Ritchie “La Bamba” (1958)
    • 1998: Vaughan, Sarah “If You Could See Me Now” (1946)
    • 2006: Ventures, The “Walk Don't Run” (1960)
    • 1997: Victor Symphony Orchestra “American in Paris, an “( 1929)
    • 1999: Vincent, Gene, & His Blue Caps “Be-Bop-A-Lula” (1956)

    W
    • 2002: Walker, Junior, & the All Stars “Shotgun” (1965)
    • 1991: Walker, T-Bone “Call It Stormy Monday” (1947)
    • 1984: Waller, Fats “Ain't Misbehavin'“ (1929)
    • 1999: Waller, Fats “Honeysuckle Rose” (1935)
    • 2015: Waller, Fats “Jitterbug Waltz” (1942)
    • 2014: War “Low Rider” (1975)
    • 2000: Warwick, Dionne “Don't Make Me Over” (1962)
    • 1998: Warwick, Dionne “Walk on By” (1964)
    • 2008: Warwick, Dionne “Alfie” (1967)
    • 1999: Washington, Dinah “Teach Me Tonight” (1954)
    • 1998: Washington, Dinah “What a Diff'rence a Day Makes” (1959)
    • 2001: Washington, Dinah “Unforgettable” (1959)
    • 1998: Waters, Ethel “Dinah” (1926)
    • 2007: Waters, Ethel “Am I Blue?” (1929)
    • 2003: Waters, Ethel “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (1933)
    • 2010: Waters, Muddy “I Feel Like Going Home” (1948)
    • 2000: Waters, Muddy “Rollin' Stone” (1950)
    • 1998: Waters, Muddy “Hoochie Coochie Man” (1954)
    • 1999: Waters, Muddy “Got My Mojo Working” (1957)
    • 2006: Watson, Doc “Black Mountain Rag” (1964)
    • 2010: Weather Report “Birdland” (1977)
    • 2006: Weavers, The “Goodnight Irene” (1950)
    • 1998: Wells, Kitty “It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” (1952)
    • 1999: Wells, Mary “My Guy” (1964)
    • 2012: White, Bukka “Fixin' to Die” (1940)
    • 1998: Whiteman, Paul “Whispering” (1920)
    • 1974: Whiteman, Paul “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924)
    • 2012: Whiteman, Paul “Anything Goes” (1934)
    • 1999: Who, The “My Generation” (1965)
    • 2018: Williams, Andy “Moon River” (1962)
    • 1981: Williams, Bert “Nobody” (1906)
    • 2015: Williams, Hank “Honky Tonkin'“ (1948)
    • 1999: Williams, Hank “I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry” (1949)
    • 2011: Williams, Hank “Lovesick Blues” (1949)
    • 2001: Williams, Hank “Hey Good Lookin'“ (1951)
    • 2002: Williams, Hank “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” (1952)
    • 1983: Williams, Hank “Your Cheatin' Heart” (1953)
    • 2011: Wills, Bob “Steel Guitar Rag” (1936)
    • 2015: Wills, Bob “San Antonio Rose” (1939)
    • 1998: Wills, Bob “New San Antonio Rose” (1940)
    • 2010: Wilson, Dooley “As Time Goes By” (1942)
    • 1999: Wilson, Jackie “Lonely Teardrops” (1958)
    • 1999: Wilson, Jackie “Your Love Keeps Lifting Me Higher and Higher” (1967)
    • 1999: Withers, Bill “Ain't No Sunshine” (1971)
    • 2007: Withers, Bill “Lean on Me” (1972)
    • 1998: Wonder, Stevie “Superstition” (1972)
    • 2002: Wonder, Stevie “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” (1972)

    X-Y-Z
    • 1999: Wynette, Tammy “Stand by Your Man” (1968)
    • 1999: Yankovic, Frank, & His Yanks “Just Because” (1948)
    • 2000: Young, Faron “Hello Walls” (1961)
    • 1999: Young, Lester “Just You, Just Me” (1944)
    • 2016: Zombies, The “She's Not There” (1964)

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

National Recording Registry: Songs

Originally posted 3/24/2019.

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The National Recording Registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. The Librarian of Congress appoints members to the National Recording Preservation Board which, since 2002, has selected 25 recordings annually for preservation in the Library of Congress. As the website says, the recordings showcase “the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage in order to increase preservation awareness.” This particular page lists songs which have inducted into the Registry.


Year of Induction: Performer “Song” (Year released/recorded)

A
  • 2005: Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys “Wabash Cannonball” (1938)
  • 2003: Marian Anderson “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” (1936)
  • 2008: The Andrews Sisters “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You’re Grand)” (1938)
  • 2015: Louis Armstrong “Mack the Knife” (1956)
  • 2003: Associated Glee Clubs of America “O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)” (1925)
  • 2004: Fred and Adele Astaire with George Gershwin (piano) “Fascinating Rhythm” (1926)
  • 2005: Don Azpiazu & His Havana Casino Orchestra “The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)” (1930)

B
  • 2005: Count Basie “One O’Clock Jump” (1937)
  • 2005: Nora Bayes “Over There” (1917)
  • 2017: Tony Bennett “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (1962)
  • 2003: Emile Berliner “The Lord’s Prayer” (1890)
  • 2003: Emile Berliner “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” (1890)
  • 2003: Lucie Bernardo and Otto Rathke “The Okeh Laughing Record” (1922)
  • 2003: Chuck Berry “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956)
  • 2012: Blackwood Brothres “Crossing Chilly Jordan” (1960)
  • 2005: Pat Bonner “Schooner Bradley” (1960)
  • 2011: Booker T. & the MG’s “Green Onions” (1962)
  • 2010: The Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra “It’s the Girl” (1931)
  • 2005: Fanny Brice “Second Hand Rose” (1921)
  • 2005: Fanny Brice “My Man (Mon Homme)” (1922)
  • 2013: Jeff Buckley “Hallelujah” (1994)

C
  • 2018: Cab Calloway “Minnie the Moocher” (1931)
  • 2004: Hoagy Carmichael “Stardust” (1927)
  • 2006: The Carter Family “Wildwood Flower” (1928)
  • 2002: Enrico Caruso “Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play)” (1907)
  • 2002: Ray Charles “What’d I Say” (1959)
  • 2012: Chubby Checker “The Twist” (1960)
  • 2017: Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
  • 2005: Harry Choates “Jole Blon (Jolie Blonde)” (1946)
  • 2016: The Chuck Wagon Gang “I’ll Fly Awa” (1948)
  • 2003: Patsy Cline “Crazy” (1961)
  • 2005: Nat “King” Cole “Straighten Up and Fly Right” (1943)
  • 2014: Michael Coleman “The Boys of the Lough/The Humours of Ennistymon” (1922)
  • 2016: Judy Collins “Amazing Grace” (1970)
  • 2006: Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964)
  • 2004: Gregorio Cortez “Trovadores Regionales” (1929)
  • 2004: Eugene Cowles “Gypsy Love Song” (1898)
  • 2013: Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son” (1969)
  • 2013: Bing Crosby “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)
  • 2002: Bing Crosby “White Christmas” (1942)

D
  • 2015: Bobby Darlin “Mack the Knife” (1959)
  • 2012: Jimmie Davis “You Are My Sunshine” (1940)
  • 2005: Edouard de Reszke “Canzone del Porter from Martha (von Flotow)” (1903)
  • 2018: Deep River Boys “They Look Like Men of War” (1941)
  • 2018: Neil Diamond “Sweet Caroline” (1969)
  • 2011: Bo Diddley “Bo Diddley” (1955)
  • 2011: Bo Diddley “I’m a Man” (1955)
  • 2011: The Dixie Hummingbirds “Let’s Go Out to the Programs” (1953)
  • 2005: Fats Domino “Blueberry Hill” (1956)
  • 2007: Thomas A. Dorsey “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again” (1934)

E
  • 2018: Earth, Wind & Fire “September” (1978)
  • 2009: Cliff Edwards “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940)
  • 2009: Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra “Fon der Choope (From the Wedding)” (1913)
  • 2017: Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” (1987)
  • 2011: Ruth Etting “Ten Cents a Dance” (1930)
  • 2004: Europe's Society Orchestra “The Castles in Europe One-Step (Castle House Rag)” (1914)
  • 2013: The Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” (1960)

F
  • 2007: Joe Falcon “Allons a Lafayette” (1928)
  • 2002: Fisk Jubilee Singers “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1909)
  • 2004: Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” (1949)
  • 2006: Red Foley & the Sunshine Boys “Peace in the Valley” (1951)
  • 2014: Tennessee Ernie Ford “Sixteen Tons” (1955)
  • 2002: Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)
  • 2018: Lefty Frizzell “Long Black Veil” (1959)

G
  • 2016: Judy Garland “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
  • 2015: Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978)
  • 2002: Paul Whiteman with George Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924)
  • 2004: Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto “The Girl from Ipanema” (1964)
  • 2004: Dizzy Gillespie with Chano Pozo “Manteca” (1947)
  • 2004: Golden Gate Orchestra “Charleston” (1925)
  • 2005: Golden Gate Quartet “John the Revelator” (1938)
  • 2002: Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five “The Message” (1982)
  • 2010: Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (1971)
  • 2017: Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre” (1967)
  • 2002: Woody Guthrie “This Land Is Your Land” (1944)

H
  • 2017: Bill Haley & His Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954)
  • 2005: Hampton Quartette “Listen to the Lambs” (1917)
  • 2012: Marion Harris “After You’ve Gone” (1919)
  • 2004: Coleman Hawkins “Body and Soul” (1940)
  • 2005: Edwin Hawkins Singers “Oh Happy Day” (1969)
  • 2013: Roland Hayes “Were You There” (1940)
  • 2017: Victor Herbert and his Orchestra “Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta” (1911)
  • 2002: Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” (1939)
  • 2005: Buddy Holly & the Crickets “That’ll Be the Day” (1957)
  • 2008: John Lee Hooker “Boogie Chillen” (1948)
  • 2011: Sol Hoʻopiʻi “Fascinating Rhythm” (1938)
  • 2009: Howlin’ Wolf “Smokestack Lightnin’” (1956)
  • 2005: Pawlo Humeniuk “Tanec Pid Werbamy (Dance Under the Willows)” (1926)

I
  • 2015: The Impressions “People Get Ready” (1965)
  • 2017: The Ink Spots “If I Didn’t Care” (1939)

J
  • 2005: Mahalia Jackson “Move on Up a Little Higher” (1948)
  • 2013: Elmore James “Dust My Broom” (1951)
  • 2008: Etta James “At Last” (1961)
  • 2014: Blind Lemon Jefferson “Black Snake Moan” (1928)
  • 2014: Blind Lemon Jefferson “Match Box Blues” (1928)
  • 2015: Billy Joel “Piano Man” (1973)
  • 2010: Blind Willie Johnson “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” (1927)
  • 2013: George W. Johnson “The Laughing Song” (1896)
  • 2008: George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (1980)
  • 2013: Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five “Caldonia” (1945)
  • 2004: Al Jolson “Swanee” (1920)

K
  • 2011: Stan Kenton “Artistry in Rhythm” (1943)
  • 2005: Kid Ory “Ory’s Creole Trombone” (1922)
  • 2014: Ben E. King “Stand by Me” (1961)
  • 2008: The Kingston Trio “Tom Dooley” (1958)

L
  • 2003: Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter “Goodnight Irene” (1933)
  • 2009: Iry LeJeune “Evangeline Special” (1948)
  • 2009: Iry LeJeune “Love Bridge Waltz” (1948)
  • 2005: Jerry Lee Lewis “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (1957)
  • 2009: Little Richard “Tutti Frutti” (1955)
  • 2017: Kenny Loggins “Footloose” (1984)
  • 2015: Julie London “Cry Me a River” (1955)
  • 2010: Professor Longhair “Tipitina” (1953)
  • 2013: The Louvin Brothers “When I Stop Dreaming” (1955)
  • 2009: Loretta Lynn “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1970)

M
  • 2013: Harry MacDonough with Olive Kline “They Didn't Believe Me” (1915)
  • 2016: Manhattan Harmony “Lift Every Voice” (1923)
  • 2005: Martha & the Vandellas “Dancing in the Street (1964)
  • 2017: Canario y Su Grupo with Davilita on lead vocals, written by Rafael Hernández Marín “Lamento Borincano” (1930)
  • 2009: Max Mathews/John L. Kelly Jr./Carol Lockbaum “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” (1961)
  • 2006: John McCormack “Il Mio Tesoro” (1916)
  • 2016: Don McLean “American Pie” (1971)
  • 2015: Blind Willie McTell “Statesboro Blues” (1928)
  • 2010: Edward Meeker “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1908)
  • 2010: Lydia Mendoza “Mal Hombre” (1934)
  • 2014: Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” (1945)
  • 2002: Military Band “Stars and Stripes Forever” (1897)
  • 2004: Glenn Miller “In the Mood” (1939)
  • 2007: The Miracles “The Tracks of My Tears” (1965)
  • 2008: Carmen Miranda “O Que É Que A Bahiana Tem?” (1939)
  • 2017: The Mississippi Sheiks “Sitting on Top of the World” (1930)
  • 2011: Patsy Montana “I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart” (1935)
  • 2005: Rita Montaner “El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)” (1927)
  • 2016: Melba Moore & Friends “Lift Every Voice” (1990)
  • 2006: Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers “Black Bottom Stomp” (1926)
  • 2014: Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker “My Funny Valentine” (1953)
  • 2003: Billy Murray “You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)” (1906)

N-O
  • 2005: NBC Symphony conducted by Arturo Toscanini “Adagio for Strings” (1938)
  • 2009: King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band “Canal Street Blues” (1923)
  • 2007: Roy Orbison “(Oh) Pretty Woman” (1964)
  • 2002: Original Dixieland Jazz Band “Tiger Rag” (1918)
  • 2003: Vess Ossman “Honolulu Cake Walk” (1898)

P
  • 2008: Oran “Hot Lips” Page with Eddie Condon’s Jazz Band “Uncle Sam’s Blues” (1944)
  • 2011: Gabby Pahinui “Hula Medley” (1947)
  • 2002: Charlie Parker, Miles Davs, Dizzy Gillespie, et al “Ko-Ko” (1945)
  • 2011: Dolly Parton “Coat of Many Colors” (1971)
  • 2006: Charley Patton “Pony Blues” (1929)
  • 2002: Les Paul & Mary Ford “How High the Moon” (1951)
  • 2015: Peerless Quartet…Let Me Call You Sweetheart (1911)
  • 2004: The Penguins “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” (1954)
  • 2006: Carl Perkins “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)
  • 2016: Wilson Pickett “In the Midnight Hour” (1965)
  • 2007: Rosa Ponselle and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Giulio Setti “Casta Diva from Bellini’s Norma” (1929)
  • 2006: Cole Porter “You’re the Top” (1934)
  • 2008: Frank Proffitt “Tom Dooley” (1940)

Q-R
  • 2004: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey “See See Rider” (1923)
  • 2003: Otis Redding “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long to Stop Now” (1965)
  • 2009: R.E.M. “Radio Free Europe” (1981)
  • 2016: Harry Richman “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (1929)
  • 2014: The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (1964)
  • 2002: Eck Robertson “Arkansas Traveler” (1922)
  • 2002: Eck Robertson “Sallie Gooden” (1922)
  • 2004: Jimmie Rodgers “Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas)” (1928)
  • 2017: Kenny Rogers “The Gambler” (1978)
  • 2006: The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
  • 2006: The Ronettes “Be My Baby” (1963)
  • 2011: Lillian Russell “Come Down Ma Evenin’ Star” (1912)

S
  • 2018: Sam & Dave “Soul Man” (1967)
  • 2005: Gil Scott-Heron “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (1970)
  • 2009: Tupac Shakur “Dear Mama” (1995)
  • 2012: Artie Shaw “Begin the Beguine” (1938)
  • 2018: Nina Simone “Mississippi Goddam” (1964)
  • 2016: Sister Sledge “We Are Family” (1979)
  • 2002: Bessie Smith “Down Hearted Blues” (1923)
  • 2002: Kate Smith “God Bless America” (1938)
  • 2005: Mamie Smith “Crazy Blues” (1920)
  • 2010: The Sons of the Pioneer “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” (1934)
  • 2008: The Stanley Brothers “Rank Stranger” (1960)
  • 2015: W.H. Stepp “Bonaparte’s Retreat” (1937)
  • 2006: Cal Stewart “Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent” (1904)
  • 2011: Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
  • 2011: Donna Summer “I Feel Love” (1977)
  • 2015: The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go” (1964)
  • 2014: The Swan Silvertones “Mary Don’t You Weep” (1959)
  • 2018: Sylvester “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” (1978)

T
  • 2004: Mable Wilson Tatro “The Suncook Town Tragedy” (1930)
  • 2007: Art Tatum “Sweet Lorraine” (1940)
  • 2017: The Temptations “My Girl” (1965)
  • 2004: Sister Rosetta Tharpe “Down by the Riverside” (1944)
  • 2016: Big Mama Thornton “Hound Dog” (1952)
  • 2005: Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke “Singin’ the Blues” (1927)
  • 2004: Sophie Tucker “Some of These Days” (1911)

U-V
  • 2018: Ritchie Valens “La Bamba” (1958)
  • 2013: Rudy Vallee “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)
  • 2018: Victor Military Band “The Memphis Blues” (1914)

W-X-Y-Z
  • 2007: T-Bone Walker “Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)” (1947)
  • 2004: Fats Waller “Ain’t Misbehavin’” (1929)
  • 2017: Clara Ward & the Ward Singers “How I Got Over” (1950)
  • 2004: Ethel Waters “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (1933)
  • 2004: Muddy Waters “Hoochie Coochie Man” (1954)
  • 2007: Kitty Wells “It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” (1952)
  • 2015: Clarence Williams’ Blue Five “Wild Cat Blues” (2015)
  • 2004: Hank Williams “Lovesick Blues” (1949)
  • 2008: Mary Lou Williams “Night Life” (1930)
  • 2003: Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys “New San Antonio Rose” (1940)
  • 2008: Link Wray “Rumble” (1958)
  • 2010: Tammy Wynette “Stand by Your Man” (1968)
  • 2012: Frank Yankovic & His Yanks “Just Because” (1947)

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

National Recording Registry: Albums

Originally posted 3/23/2019.

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The National Recording Registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. The Librarian of Congress appoints members to the National Recording Preservation Board which, since 2002, has selected 25 recordings annually for preservation in the Library of Congress. As the website says, the recordings showcase “the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage in order to increase preservation awareness.”

This particular page lists albums which have inducted into the Registry. Dave’s Music Database uses a broad definition of album which includes studio albums, live albums, box sets, compilations, album-length classical works, soundtracks, and cast albums.


Year of Induction: Performer/Composer/Recorder Album (Year released/years recorded)

A

B
  • 2002: Milton Babbitt (composer)/Bethany Beardslee (performer) Philomel: For Soprano (1971)
  • 2018: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)/Pablo Casals (performer) Cello Suites (classical, composed 1717-23, recorded 1939)
  • 2003: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)/Glenn Gould (performer) Goldberg Variations (classical, composed 1741, performed 1955)
  • 2003: Johann Sebastian Bach (composer)/Robert Shaw Chorale (performer) Mass in B Minor (classical, composed 1733-1749, recorded 1947)
  • 2014: Joan Baez Joan Baez (1960)
  • 2009: The Band The Band (1969)
  • 2014: Sweet Emma Barrett/Preservation Hall Jazz Band New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1964)
  • 2004: The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (1966)
  • 2003: The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
  • 2007: Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)/Artur Schnabel (performer) Piano Sonatas (32) (classical, composed 1795-1822, recorded 1932-35)
  • 2005: Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)/Modesto High School Band (performer) Egmont Overture (classical, composed 1809-10, recorded 1930)
  • 2003: Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)/Budapest Quartet (performer): String Quartets (16) (classical, composed 1798-1826, performed 1940-50)
  • 2017: Harry Belafonte: Calypso (1956)
  • 2014: Stephen Vincent Benét (composer)/Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey (performers)/Charles Laughton (director): John Brown’s Body (poetry reading, composed 1928, performed 1953)
  • 2008: Leonard Bernstein/Stephen Sondheim (composers): West Side Story (cast album: 1957)
  • 2012: Big Brother & the Holding Company: Cheap Thrills (1968)
  • 2011: William Billings (composer)/The Gregg Smith Singers (performer): The Continental Harmony: The Gregg Smith Singers Perform Music of William Billings (1969)
  • 2006: Eubie Blake: The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake (1969)
  • 2013: Art Blakey: A Night at Birdland (Volumes 1 & 2 (1954)
  • 2005: Hector Berlioz (composer)/ Boston Symphony Orchestra with the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society (performer): La Damanation of Faust (The Damnation of Faust) (classical, composed 1846, performed 1954)
  • 2002: Marc Blitzstein (composer): The Cradle Will Rock (cast: 1938)
  • 2016: David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
  • 2018: Lord Benjamin Britten (composer): War Requiem (classical, composed 1962, performed 1963)
  • 2004: James Brown: Live at the Apollo Volume 1 (live, 1962)
  • 2005: Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (1959)

C
  • 2012: Cachao y Su Ritmo Caliente: Descargas: Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature (1957)
  • 2010: Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (1969)
  • 2015: George Carlin: Class Clown (comedy, 1972)
  • 2005: Wendy Carlos: Switched-On Bach (1968)
  • 2012: Betty Carter: The Audience with Betty Carter (1980)
  • 2005: Elliott Carter (composer)/Louisville Orchestra (performer): Variations for Orchestra (composed 1955, performed 1956)
  • 2003: Johnny Cash: At Folsom Prison (live, 1968)
  • 2015: Clifton Chenier: Bogalusa Boogie (1976)
  • 2004: Reverend James Cleveland: Peace Be Still (1962)
  • 2012: Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)
  • 2004: John Coltrane: Giant Steps (1959)
  • 2015: John Coltrane: A Love Supreme (1965)
  • 2013: Aaron Copland (composer): Appalachian Spring (ballet, composed 1944, performed 1974)
  • 2009: Bill Cosby: I Started Out as a Child (comedy, 1964)
  • 2007: Elizabeth Cotten: Freight Train and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes (1959)
  • 2010: George Crumb (composer)/New York Strings Quartet (performer): Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) (1972)
  • 2013: Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco: Celia & Johnny (1974)

D

E
  • 2016: Eagles: Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975) (compilation: 1971-75, released 1976)
  • 2003: Eastman Wind Ensemble with Frederick Fennell: Winds in Hi-Fi (opera, 1958)
  • 2002: Duke Ellington: The Blanton-Webster Band (box set, recorded 1939-42, released 1990)
  • 2009: Bill Evans Trio: The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings (live, recorded 1961)

F
  • 2010: John Fahey: Blind Joe Death (1959)
  • 2003: Fania All-Stars: Live at Yankee Stadium (live, 1975)
  • 2005: Firesign Theatre: Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers (1970)
  • 2003: Ella Fitzgerald: Sings the Cole Porter Song Book (covers, 1956)
  • 2017: Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1977)
  • 2016: Renée Fleming: Signatures (1997)
  • 2018: Stan Freberg: Presents the United States of America Volume One: The Early Years (comedy, 1961)

G
  • 2003: Judy Garland: Judy at Carnegie Hall (live, 1961)
  • 2003: Marvin Gaye: What’s Going On (1971)
  • 2003: George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin/Dubose Heyward (composers): Porgy and Bess (opera, composed 1935, cast: 1942)
  • 2012: Philip Glass (composer): Einstein on the Beach (1979)
  • 2003: Benny Goodman: The Complete Legendary Carnegie Hall Concert (live, recorded 1938)
  • 2018: Dexter Gordon: Go! (1962)
  • 2003: Billy Graham: Problems of the American Home (spoken, 1954)
  • 2011: Grateful Dead: Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University (live, 1977)
  • 2011: Vince Guaraldi: A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

H
  • 2007: Herbie Hancock: Head Hunters (1973)
  • 2004: George Friedrich Handel (composer)/Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Philadelphia Orchestra (performers)/Eugene Ormandy (conductor)/Richard Condie (choir director): Messiah (classical, composed 1741, performed 1958)
  • 2013: Isaac Hayes: Shaft (soundtrack, 1971)
  • 2008: Jascha Heifetz: Acoustic Recordings for Victor Records (1917-24)
  • 2005: The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced? (1967)
  • 2014: Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998)
  • 2009: Mississippi John Hurt: Today! (1966)

I
  • 2014: Indian Bottom Association: Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky (1997)
  • 2011: International Sweethearts of Rhythm: Hottest Women’s Band of the 1940s (1944-46)
  • 2003: Charles Ives (composer)/John Kirkpatrick (performer): Piano Sonata No. 2 “Concord” (classical, composed and performed 1948)

J
  • 2007: Michael Jackson: Thriller (1982)
  • 2018: Jay-Z: The Blueprint (2001)
  • 2007: Ella Jenkins: You’ll Sing a Song and I’ll Sing a Song (1966)
  • 2003: Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings (compilation: 1936-37, released 1990)
  • 2016: Scott Joplin (composer)/Gunther Schuller (arranger): Treemonisha (musical, composed 1911, performed 1976)
  • 2005: Victor Jory (narrator): Tubby the Tuba (children, 1946)

K
  • 2005: Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): Show Boat (stage debut: 12/27/27, cast recorded 1933)
  • 2005: B.B. King: Live at the Regal (live, recorded 1964, released 1965)
  • 2003: Carole King: Tapestry (1971)
  • 2008: King’s College Choir (performer)/Boris Ord (director): A Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge (1954)
  • 2005: Erich Wolfgang Korngold (composer): The Adventures of Robin Hood (film score, 1938)

L
  • 2018: Cyndi Lauper: She’s So Unusual (1983)
  • 2004: Tom Lehrer: Songs by Tom Lehrer (1953)
  • 2007: Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe (composers): My Fair Lady (cast recording, 1956)
  • 2013: Mance Lipscomb: Texas Sharecropper and Songster (1960)
  • 2004: Frank Loesser (composer): Guys and Dolls (cast recording: 1950)
  • 2011: Love: Forever Changes (1967)
  • 2002: Lovey’s Trinidad String Band: Recordings for Columbia Records (New York City session) (1912)

M
  • 2017: Yo-Yo Ma/Philadelphia Orchestra (performers)Christopher Rouse/Leon Kirchner/Richard Danielpour (composers): Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra (classical, 1996)
  • 2018: Galt MacDermot/Gerome Ragni/James Rado (composers): Hair (cast recording, 1968)
  • 2015: Gustav Mahler (composer)/Vienna Philharmonic (performers)/Bruno Walter (conductor): Symphony No. 9 in D major (classical, composed 1909, performed 1938)
  • 2010: Henry Mancini: The Music from Peter Gunn (soundtrack, charted 1959)
  • 2006: Bob Marley/The Wailers: Burnin’ (1973)
  • 2014: Steve Martin: A Wild and Crazy Guy (comedy, 1978)
  • 2017: Groucho Marx: An Evening with Groucho (comedy, 1972)
  • 2018: Curtis Mayfield: Superfly (soundtrack, 1972)
  • 2014: Lincoln Mayorga: Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues (1968)
  • 2013: Vaughn Meader: The First Family (comedy, 1962)
  • 2015: Metallica: Master of Puppets (1986)
  • 2003: Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (1959)
  • 2007: Joni Mitchell: For the Roses (1972)
  • 2003: Thelonious Monk: Genius of Modern Music, Vol. 1 (1947)
  • 2016: Wes Montgomery: The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery (1960)
  • 2011: Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly: I Can Hear It Now (radio news broadcasts, 1933-45)
  • 2003: Modest Mussorgsky (composer)/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (performers)/Rafael Kubelik (conductor): Tableaux d'une Exposition (Pictures at an Exhibition) (classical, composed for piano in 1874, reworked for orchestra in 1922, performed 1951)

N
  • 2009: Willie Nelson: Red Headed Stranger (1975)
  • 2008: New York Pro Musica under the direction of Noah Greenberg (performers)/students from the school of Beauvais Cathedral (composers): The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama (composed 1227-34, performed 1958)
  • 2006: Bob Newhart: The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart (comedy, 1960)
  • 2004: Nirvana: Nevermind (1991)
  • 2005: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band: Will the Circle Be Unbroken (1972)
  • 2013: Larry Norman: Only Visiting This Planet (1972)
  • 2015: Alex North (composer): A Streetcar Named Desire (soundtrack, 1951)
  • 2016: N.W.A.: Straight Outta Compton (1989)

O
  • 2004: Michael Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion (1960)
  • 2013: Buck Owens & His Buckaroos: Carnegie Hall Concert (live, 1966)

P-Q
  • 2010: Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (composer)/Roger Wagner Chorale (performer): Missa Papae Marcelli (Pope Marcellus Mass) (classical, composed 1562, performed 1951)
  • 2009: Eddie Palmieri: Azucar Pa' Ti (1965)
  • 2011: Parliament: Mothership Connection (1975)
  • 2004: Harry Partch (composer)/Gate 5 Ensemble (performer): U.S. Highball (A Musical Account of a Transcontinental Hobo Trip) (1946)
  • 2010: Roger Payne (producer): Songs of the Humpback Whale (nature recordings, 1970)
  • 2012: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
  • 2014: Cole Porter (composer): Kiss Me, Kate (cast recording 1949)
  • 2002: Elvis Presley: The Sun Sessions (archives, 1954-55)
  • 2012: Leontyne Price: A Program of Song (1959)
  • 2011: Prince & the Revolution: Purple Rain (1984)
  • 2004: Sergey Prokofiev (composer)/Richard Hale (narrator)/Serge Koussevitzky (conductor)/Boston Symphony Orchestra (performer): Peter and the Wolf (1939)
  • 2016: Richard Pryor: Wanted: Live in Concert (comedy, 2016)
  • 2004: Public Enemy: Fear of a Black Planet (1990)
  • 2002: Tito Puente: Dance Mania (1958)

R
  • 2004: Sergei Rachmaninov (composer/pianist)/Philadelphia Orchestra (performer)/Leopold Stowoski (conductor): Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor (classical, composed 1901, performed 1929)
  • 2016: Sergei Rachmaninov (composer)/The Robert Shaw Festival Singers (performers): Vespers (All-Night Vigil) (classical, composed 1915, performed 1990)
  • 2014: Radiohead: OK Computer (1997)
  • 2012: Ramones: Ramones (1976)
  • 2018: Ola Belle Reed Ola Belle Reed (1973)
  • 2017: Steve Reich/Richard Maxfield/Pauline Oliveros (composers): New Sounds in Electronic Music (1967)
  • 2008: Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: 2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (comedy, 1961)
  • 2016: Marty Robbins: Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs (1959)
  • 2003: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): Oklahoma! (cast recording, 1943)
  • 2012: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): South Pacific (cast recording, 1949)
  • 2017: Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II (composers): The Sound of Music (soundtrack, 1965)
  • 2016: Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956)
  • 2013: Linda Ronstadt: Heart Like a Wheel (1974)
  • 2017: Run-D.M.C.: Raising Hell (1986)

S
  • 2010: Mort Sahl: At Sunset (1955)
  • 2015: Buffy Sainte-Marie: It’s My Way! (1964)
  • 2015: Santana: Abraxas (1970)
  • 2015: Robert and Clara Schumann (composers)/Beaux Arts Trio (performer): Complete Piano Trios (classical, composed 1846-51, performed 1972)
  • 2003: Tony Schwartz: New York Taxi Driver (spoken, 1959)
  • 2016: Pete Seeger: We Shall Overcome (live, 1963)
  • 2014: Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites (children, 1995)
  • 2012: Simon & Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence (1966)
  • 2006: Paul Simon: Graceland (1986)
  • 2002: Frank Sinatra: Songs for Young Lovers (1954)
  • 2014: Sly & the Family Stone: Stand! (1969)
  • 2016: Charlie Smalls (composer): The Wiz (cast recording, 1975)
  • 2009: Patti Smith: Horses (1975)
  • 2013: Stephen Sondheim (composer): Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street (cast recording, 1979)
  • 2005: Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation (10/88)
  • 2003: Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run (1975)
  • 2009: The Staple Singers: Soul Folk in Action (1968)
  • 2010: Steely Dan: Aja (10/8/77)
  • 2011: Richard Strauss (composer)/Chicago Symphony Orchestra (performers)/Fritz Reiner (conductor): Also Sprach Zarathustra (classical, composed 1896, performed 1954)
  • 2002: Igor Stravinsky (composer)/New York Philharmonic (performers): Le Sacre Du Printemps (The Rite of Spring) (ballet, composed 1913, performed 1940)
  • 2016: Barbra Streisand: People (1964)
  • 2009: Jule Styne/Stephen Sondheim (composers): Gypsy (cast recording, 1959)
  • 2009: Morton Subotnick: Silver Apples of the Moon (2009)

T
  • 2016: Talking Heads…Remain in Light (1980)
  • 2004: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (composer)/Vladimir Horowitz/NBC Symphony Orchestra (performers)/Arturo Toscanini (conductor): Piano Concerto No. 1 (classical, composed 1875, performed 1943)
  • 2012: Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky (composer)/Van Cliburn (performer): Piano Concerto No. 1 (classical, composed 1875, performed 1958)
  • 2004: Virgil Thomson (composer): Four Saints in Three Acts (1947)
  • 2014: Joan Tower (composer)/Colorado Symphony Orchestra (performer)/Martin Alsop (conductor): Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman (classical, composed 1986, performed 1999)
  • 2017: Merle Travis: Folk Songs of the Hills (1946)
  • 2004: Tuskegee Institute Choir/Mormon Tabernacle Choir/Philadelphia Orchestra (performers)/Eugene Ormandy (conductor)/Richard P. Condie (choir director)/William L. Dawson (director): Tuskegee Institute Choir Sings Spirituals (1955)

U
  • 2013: U2: The Joshua Tree (1987)
  • 2007: United States Marine Band: Recordings for the National Cultural Center (1963)

V
  • 2005: Edgard Varèse (composer): Poeme Electronique (composed 1958)
  • 2006: Sarah Vaughan: Live in Japan (live, 1973)
  • 2006: Velvet Underground & Nico: Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
  • 2003: Antonio Vivaldi (composer)/Louis Kaufman/Concert Hall String Orchestra (performers): The Four Seasons (classical, composed 1725, performed 1947)

W
  • 2003: Richard Wagner (composer)/George Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (performers): Der Ring Des Nibelungen (The Ring Cycle) (opera, composed 1848-1874, performed 1958-65)
  • 2009: Richard Wagner (composer)/Metropolitan Opera, featuring Kirsten Flagstad and Lauritz Melchior (performers): Tristan Und Isolde (opera, composed 1857-59, performed 1935)
  • 2012: Junior Wells with Buddy Guy: Hoodoo Man Blues (1965)
  • 2008: The Who: The Who Sings My Generation (1965)
  • 2012: The Wild Tchoupitoulas: The Wild Tchoupitoulas (1976)
  • 2004: John Williams (composer): Star Wars (soundtrack, 1977)
  • 2005: Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life (1976)

X-Y-Z

Various Artists
  • 2005: various artists (performers)/ Harry Smith (compiler): Anthology of American Folk Music (box set, recorded 1923-32, released 1952)
  • 2010: various artists (Nat “King” Cole, Les Paul, Buddy Rich, et al): Jazz at the Philharmonic (live, 1944)
  • 2007: various artists (performers)/Norman Granz (producer): The Jazz Scene (1949)
  • 2007: various artists (performers)/David Lewiston (recorder): Music from the Morning of the World (1966)
  • 2006: various artists (Pixinguinha, Donga, Cartola, Jararaca, Ratinho and José Espinguela)/Leopold Stowowski (supervisor): Native Brazilian Music (1942)
  • 2012: various artists (Bee Gees et al): Saturday Night Fever (soundtrack, 1977)
  • 2018: various artists: Schoolhouse Rock!: The Box Set (children, box set: 1996)

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Dave’s Music Database Hall of Fame: Acts

Originally posted 3/22/2019.

January 22, 2019 marks the 10-year anniversary of the DMDB blog! To honor that, Dave’s Music Database announces its own Hall of Fame. Each month, new inductees will be added. In January, the first dozen inductees were songs. In February, 9 albums were inducted. This month, the top 10 acts of all-time (according to Dave’s Music Database) are being inducted. They are:


The Beatles (active 1960-1970)

Inducted March 2019 as a “Top Ten All-Time Act.”

“They were the greatest and most influential act of the rock era, and introduced more innovations into popular music than any other rock band of the 20th century. Moreover, they were among the few artists of any discipline that were simultaneously the best at what they did, and the most popular at what they did. Relentlessly imaginative and experimental, the Beatles grabbed a hold of the international mass consciousness in 1964 and never let go for the next six years, always staying ahead of the pack in terms of creativity, but never losing their ability to communicate their increasingly sophisticated ideas to a mass audience. Their supremacy as rock icons remains unchallenged to this day.” RU1

Bing Crosby (1903-1977)

Inducted March 2019 as a “Top Ten All-Time Act.”

Bing Crosby was the undisputed best-selling artist until well into the rock era (with over half a billion records in circulation). His everyman persona gave America a symbol of what their country was about during the Depression and World War II. With a far less formal style than the European-influenced classical and popular music of the 1910s and '20s, Crosby put his own stamp on showtunes, film music, country & western songs, patriotic standards, religious hymns, holiday favorites, and ethnic ballads (most notably Irish and Hawaiian).

Tommy Dorsey (1905-1956)

Inducted March 2019 as a “Top Ten All-Time Act.”

“Among the greatest trombonists in jazz history. He and his brother Jimmy played with the California Ramblers, Charleston Chasers, Jean Goldkette, Red Nichols, and Paul Whiteman, among others. Tommy also played with Vincent Lopez and Rudy Vallee. Started his band in 1935 with the heart of the Joe Haymes ensemble, and over the years led an extraordinary array of top musicians. The jazz arrangements of Sy Oliver were among the most acclaimed of the era, and during the early ‘40s the band got a sensational new star in Frank Sinatra.” PM

Michael Jackson (1958-2009)

Inducted March 2019 as a “Top Ten All-Time Act.”

“Michael Jackson was unquestionably the biggest pop star of the ‘80s, and certainly one of the most popular recording artists of all time.” SH He started as a child star in the ‘60s performing with his brothers and became a solo star in the ‘70s. He achieved his greatest success with Thriller, the biggest-selling album of all time and a DMDB Hall of Fame inductee in the first class.

Elton John (1947-)

Inducted March 2019 as a “Top Ten All-Time Act.”

Elton John has been “one of the most successful purveyors of hit songs and records in the history of the music industry.” SHOF “A multifaceted talent, John excels as both a ballad-oriented singer/songwriter and a flamboyant rock and roll star.” RH “He and lyric writer, Bernie Taupin, comprise one of the longest-running and most successful songwriting teams of all time.” SHOF “In terms of sales and lasting popularity, Elton John was the biggest pop superstar of the early ‘70s.” STE His “output was as critical to this decade as the Beatles were to the Sixties and Presley to the Fifties.” RH “Moreover, his longevity as an active recording artist surpasses both of them.” RH

Billy Murray (1877-1954)

Inducted March 2019 as a “Top Ten All-Time Act.”

At a time before radio ruled the waves and recording technology remained primitive, Billy Murray’s success gave the fledgling recording industry the credibility to develop into a popular form of entertainment. He became the most sensational record seller of the entire pre-1920 pioneer era, recording as a solo artist, in duets with Ada Jones, and on group hits with the Haydn Quartet, American Quartet, and the Heidelberg Quintet. In all, he sang on 30 #1 songs. The recording careers of Bing Crosby or Elvis Presley pale in comparison.

Elvis Presley (1935-1977)

Inducted March 2019 as a “Top Ten All-Time Act.”

As the “musician most responsible for popularizing rock & roll on an international level” RU2 it could be argued that Elvis Presley is “the single most important figure in American 20th century popular music.” RU2 While he wasn’t the first white man to sing R&B, he was “the first…to assertively fuse country and blues music into the style known as rockabilly.” RU2 However, he didn’t stop there, also touching on “pop, gospel, and even some bits of bluegrass and operatic schmaltz” RU2 during his 20+ year career.

The Rolling Stones (active 1963-)

Inducted March 2019 as a “Top Ten All-Time Act.”

This London based-band has often been referred to as the greatest rock and roll band of all time. They formed in the early 1960s as a contemporary to the Beatles, but were shaped as a rougher, tougher, and grittier band. True to the band’s guitarist Keith Richards’ reputation as one of the few living beings who would still be kicking after a worldwide holocaust, the band has remained active for six decades, releasing albums and touring.

Frank Sinatra (1915-1998)

Inducted March 2019 as a “Top Ten All-Time Act.”

Frank Sinatra was one of the most important acts of the 20th century, rivaled only by Bing Crosby, Elvis Presley, and the Beatles. Through his ability to make classics from his interpretations of others songs, Sinatra survived ‘50s’ rock and ‘70s’ punk, winning over new fans while retaining a loyal, if aging, group of aficionados. Besides recording nearly 1,500 songs, Sinatra starred in nearly 60 motion pictures (many with his Rat Pack buddies). His turbulent personal life and tough-guy posturing also made him a well-known media figure.

Paul Whiteman (1890-1967)

Inducted March 2019 as a “Top Ten All-Time Act.”

The most popular bandleader of the pre-swing era. Played violin and viola in the Denver & San Francisco Symphony Orchestras before forming his band in 1919 featuring Henry Busse (trumpet) and Frede Grofe (piano/arranger). Almost immediately after the blockbuster debut hit “Whispering,” the Whiteman band became the dominant force in American popular recording, with a staggering profusion of hits. Whiteman’s historic premiere of George Gershwin’s classic “Rhapsody in Blue,” his late-’20s addition of Bix Beiderbecke and other jazz greats, and his introduction to America of Bing Crosby, solidified his stature in popular music history. PM

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