Elton John, 'New York New York' Among 2013 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees


Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings,The Recording Academy announces the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame collection. This latest round of inducted recordings helps celebrate 40 years of highlighting diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed annually 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 27 new titles, the list currently totals 933 and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum(®) at L.A. LIVE.

"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," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "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."

Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2013 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from AC/DC's Back In Black album to Frank Sinatra's recording of "Theme from 'New York, New York.'" Also added to the highly regarded list are Billy Joel's "Piano Man," Paul McCartney & Wings' album Band On The Run, Ray Charles' "Hit The Road Jack," the Drifters' "On Broadway," Charles Mingus' album Mingus Ah Um, and self-titled albums from Elton John and Whitney Houston. Other inductees include the Broadway cast recording of "Lost In The Stars," and recordings by JAmes Brown, Bob Dylan, Carlos Gardel, Buck Owens, Richard Pryor, and Little Richard, among others.

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2013 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees:

    "ACT NATURALLY"                         CROSSCURRENTS
    Buck Owens                              Lennie Tristano Sextet
    (Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison)         Capitol (1949)
    Capitol (1963)                          Jazz (Album)
    Country (Single)

                                            "EL DÍA QUE ME QUIERAS"
    "AIN'T NOBODY HERE                      Carols Gardel
    BUT US CHICKENS"                        (Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pera)
    Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five       Paramount (1935)
    (Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)             Latin (Single)
    Decca (1946)
    R&B (Single)                            Elton John
                                            Elton John
    "ALLONS À LAFAYETTE (LAFAYETTE)"        Uni Records (1970)
    Joe Falcon                              Pop (Album)
    Columbia (1928)
    Folk (Single)                           FOGGY MOUNTAIN BANJO
                                            Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The
    BACK IN BLACK                           Foggy Mountain Boys
    AC/DC                                   Columbia (1961)
    Albert/Atlantic (1980)                  Country (Album)
    Rock (Album)

                                            HERE'S Little Richard
    BAND ON THE RUN                         Little Richard
    Paul McCartney & Wings                  Specialty (1957)
    Apple (1973)                            Rock (Album)
    Rock (Album)

                                            "HIT THE ROAD JACK"
    "BONAPARTE'S RETREAT"                   Ray Charles
    W.H. Stepp                              (Percy Mayfield)
    (Traditional arr. Stepp)                ABC-Paramount (1961)
    Library of Congress (1937)              R&B (Single)
    Country (Single)

    "HOUND DOG"                             "PIANO MAN"
    Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton          Billy Joel
    (Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)           (Billy Joel)
    Peacock (1953)                          Columbia (1973)
    Blues (Single)                          Pop (Single)

                                            "STEALIN' STEALIN'"
    JAmes Brown                             Memphis Jug Band
JAmes Brown)                           (Will Shade)
    King (1965)                             Victor (1928)
    R&B (Single)                            Blues (Single)

                                            THAT NIGGER'S CRAZY
Johnny Hartman
    John Coltrane And
Johnny Hartman        Richard Pryor
    Impulse! (1963)                         Partee/Stax (1974)
    Jazz (Album)                            Comedy (Album)

                                            "THEME FROM 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK'"
    Original Broadway Cast                  
Frank Sinatra
    Decca (1949)                            (
Fred Ebb & John Kander)
    Musical Show (Album)                    Reprise (1980)
                                            Traditional Pop (Single)

    Charles Mingus                          "THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'"
    Columbia (1959)                        
Bob Dylan
    Jazz (Album)                            (
Bob Dylan)
                                            Columbia (1964)
                                            Folk (Track)
    "MY BLACK MAMA [PARTS 1 & 2]"
    Son House
    (Son House)                             "THE TITANIC"
    Paramount (1930)                        Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
    Blues (Single)                          (Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman)
                                            Okeh (1924)
                                            Country (Single)
    "NEAR YOU"
    Francis Craig And His Orchestra
    (Francis Craig & Kermit Goell)          
Whitney Houston
    Bullet (1947)                          
Whitney Houston
    Pop (Single)                            Arista (1985)
                                            Pop (Album)

    The Drifters
Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann,
Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil)
    Atlantic (1963)
    R&B (Single)


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