Grammy spins more records into hall of fame

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. — The Recording Academy announced the newest additions to its Grammy Hall of Fame today, adding 44 recordings to a timeless list that now includes 728 titles. ...


The Hall Of Fame serves as a celebration and reminder of the triumphs and achievements of the recording arts. Selections are drawn from all major categories of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Recording Academy has become renowned.

"This year's GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees spotlight a diverse array of masterpiece recordings that have had a profound impact on our musical history," said Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy. "They exemplify some of the best qualities that make the recording arts essential to our culture, and they all greatly deserve to be commemorated."

The Recording Academy's National Trustees established the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Hall of Fame recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, and final approval is made by The Recording Academy Trustees.

A complete list of Grammy Hall of Fame inductees for 2007 follows. An entire list of the Hall of Fame recipients through 2006 can be found at the Academy's Web site.


2007 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS (IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH) 
Spike Jones & His City Slickers 
RCA Victor (1948)  
Novelty (Single)

AM I BLUE?  
Ethel Waters 
Columbia (1929)  
Traditional Pop (Single)

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT?
Elvis Presley 
RCA Victor (1960)  
Pop (Single)

BARBER: VIOLIN CONCERTO 
Leonard Bernstein cond. New York Philharmonic with Isaac Stern 
Columbia (1964)  
Classical (Album)

BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 7 IN A MAJ. OP. 92 
Arturo Toscanini cond. New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra 
RCA Victor (1936)  
Classical (Album)

BLUE YODEL #9 (STANDING ON THE CORNER) 
Jimmie Rodgers (Featuring Louis Armstrong) 
Victor (1930)  
Country (Single)

BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME  
The Delmore Brothers 
King (1949)  
Country (Single)

BROWN EYED GIRL 
Van Morrison 
Bang (1967)  
Rock (Single)

THE BUTTON-DOWN MIND OF BOB NEWHART 
Bob Newhart 
Warner Bros. (1960)  
Comedy (Album)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS 
Vince Guaraldi Trio 
Fantasy (1965)  
Film & TV Soundtracks (Album)

CHEAP THRILLS 
Big Brother & The Holding Company 
Columbia (1968)  
Rock (Album)

A CHORUS LINE 
Original Broadway Cast 
Columbia (1975)   
Musical Show (Album)

COCKTAILS FOR TWO
Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 
Victor (1934)  
Jazz (Single)

COPLAND: SYMPHONY NO. 3 
Antal Dorati cond. Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
Mercury (1951)  
Classical (Album)

DON'T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN BLUES 
Charlie Poole 
Columbia Records (1925)  
Country (Single)

ELGAR: VIOLIN CONCERTO 
Yehudi Menuhin with Sir Edward Elgar cond. London Symphony Orchestra 
Victor (1932)  
Classical (Album)

HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
Ben Selvin & His Orchestra 
Columbia (1930)  
Traditional Pop (Single)

HAPPY TOGETHER 
The Turtles 
White Whale (1967)  
Pop (Single)

HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY 
George Jones 
Epic (1980)  
Country (Single)

I WANT TO BE A COWBOY'S SWEETHEART 
Patsy Montana & The Prairie Ramblers 
Vocalion (1935)  
Country (Single)

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU 
Dolly Parton 
RCA (1974)  
Country (Single)

IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW 
Jimmie Rodgers 
Victor (1928)  
Country (Single)

ISRAELITES 
Desmond Dekker & The Aces  
Uni (1969)  
Reggae (Single)

IT HAD TO BE YOU 
Isham Jones & His Orchestra 
Brunswick (1924)  
Traditional Pop (Single)

KEEP MY SKILLET GOOD AND GREASY 
Uncle Dave Macon 
Vocalion Records (1924)  
Country (Single)

LEAN ON ME
Bill Withers 
Sussex (1972)  
R&B (Single)

LONDON CALLING 
The Clash 
Epic (1979)  
Rock (Album)

LOVESICK BLUES 
Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers 
Okeh (1928)  
Country (Single)

MBUBE
Solomon Linda & The Evening Birds 
Singer (1939)  
World Music (Single)

MY AIM IS TRUE 
Elvis Costello 
Columbia (1977)  
Rock (Album)

MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY 
Mary Martin 
Decca (1938)  
Traditional Pop (Single)

ONE LOVE 
Bob Marley & The Wailers 
Coxsone (1965)  
Reggae (Single)

PAN AMERICAN BLUES 
DeFord Bailey 
Brunswick (1927)  
Country (Single)

PORTRAIT IN JAZZ
Bill Evans Trio 
Riverside (1960) 
Jazz (Album)

RAMONES 
Ramones
Sire (1976)  
Rock (Album)

SCHOENBERG: GURRE-LIEDER
Leopold Stokowski cond. Philadelphia Orchestra, Soloists, Choruses
Victor (1932)  
Classical (Album)

SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 5
Leonard Bernstein cond. New York Philharmonic
Columbia (1959)  
Classical (Album)

STAR WARS — MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK
John Williams cond. London Symphony Orchestra
20th Century (1977)  
Film & TV Soundtracks (Album)

THELONIOUS MONK WITH JOHN COLTRANE
Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane
Jazzland (1961)
Jazz (Album)

THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS
The Miracles
Tamla (1965)
R&B (Single)

WALK RIGHT IN
Cannon's Jug Stompers
Victor (1930)
Blues (Single)

WANTED! THE OUTLAWS
Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, Tompall Glaser
RCA Victor (1976)
Country (Album)

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No mention of what form of compensation if any is given to the indutees. Is it just an award? Another "looks good" on a bio resume for a performer? OR is there more?

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