Grammy Hall of Fame Adds 27 New Titles

The Recording Academy has added 27 new recordings to their Grammy Hall of Fame collection ranging from Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman's 1924 country single The Titanic to Whitney Houston's debut album from 1985.

To qualify for the Hall, a record must be 25 years old and "exhibit qualitative or historical significance." The Academy Board of Trustees make the selection each year from nominees submitted from all branches of the organization. The 27 new inductees bring the total for the Hall to 933.

"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.

The new inductees:

Singles
  • The Titanic - Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman (1924)
  • Allons À Lafayette (Lafayette) - Joe Falcon (1928)
  • Stealin' Stealin' - Memphis Jug Band (1928)
  • My Black Mama (Parts 1 & 2) - Son House (1930)
  • El Dia Que Me Quieras - Carlos Gardel (1935)
  • Bonaparte's Retreat - W.H. Stepp (1937)
  • Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens - Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five (1946)
  • Near You - Francis Craig and His Orchestra (1947)
  • Hound Dog - Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton (1953)
  • Hit the Road Jack - Ray Charles (1961)
  • On Broadway - Drifters (1963)
  • Act Naturally - Buck Owens (1963)
  • The Times The Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan (1964)
  • I Got You (I Feel Good) - James Brown (1965)
  • Piano Man - Billy Joel (1973)
  • Theme From "New York New York" - Frank Sinatra (1980)
Albums
  • Lost in the Stars - Original Broadway Cast (1949)
  • Crosscurrents - Lennie Tristano Quintet (1949)
  • Here's Little Richard - Little Richard (1957)
  • Mingus Ah Um - Charles Mingus (1959)
  • Foggy Mountain Band - Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys (1961)
  • John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman - John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (1963)
  • Elton John - Elton John (1970)
  • Band on the Run - Paul McCartney & Wings (1973)
  • That Nigger's Crazy - Richard Pryor (1974)
  • Back in Black - AC/DC (1980)
  • Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)

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