by Paula David
The Recording Academy has announced Wednesday the inductees for this year's Grammy Hall of Fame.
Now on its 40th year, the Grammy Hall of Fame highlights and recognizes excellence and diversity of music spanning different genres that has had historical impact in the last 25 years and more.
This year's 27 titles add up to the 933 titles accumulated through the years, displayed at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.
NeilPortnow, President and CEO of The Recording Academy said, "With the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations."
"Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social, and cultural history," Portnow added.
This year's inductees represent a diverse repertoire of albums and tracks, including AC/DC's 'Back In Black' album and Billy Joel's single, 'Piano Man.' Other inductees include Whitney Houston and Sir Elton John's self-titled albums, Paul McCartney & Wings' 'Band on the Run' album, Ray Charles' "Hit the Road Jack" and Frank Sinatra's classic hit, 'New York, New York.'
The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with live broadcast on CBS.
This year's Grammy Hall of Fame inductees are:
(Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison)
"AIN'T NOBODY HERE
BUT US CHICKENS"
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
"ALLONS À LAFAYETTE (LAFAYETTE)"
BACK IN BLACK
BAND ON THE RUN
Paul McCartney & Wings
(Traditional arr. Stepp)
Library of Congress (1937)
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
(Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)
"I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)"
JOHN COLTRANE AND JOHNNY HARTMAN
John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
LOST IN THE STARS
Original Broadway Cast
Musical Show (Album)
MINGUS AH UM
"MY BLACK MAMA [PARTS 1 & 2]"
Francis Craig And His Orchestra
(Francis Craig & Kermit Goell)
(Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann,
Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil)
Lennie Tristano Sextet
"EL DÍA QUE ME QUIERAS"
(Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pera)
Uni Records (1970)
FOGGY MOUNTAIN BANJO
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The
Foggy Mountain Boys
HERE'S LITTLE RICHARD
"HIT THE ROAD JACK"
Memphis Jug Band
THAT NIGGER'S CRAZY
"THEME FROM 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK'"
(Fred Ebb & John Kander)
Traditional Pop (Single)
"THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'"
Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
(Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman)
Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
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