Aerosmith, Tom Petty, Dolly Parton among 2019 GRAMMY Hall inductions

Continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, the Recording Academy has announced the newest inductions to its distinguished GRAMMY Hall Of Fame. The latest additions recognize a diverse range of both singles and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Each year recordings are reviewed 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 25 new titles, the Hall, now in its 46th year, currently totals 1,088 recordings and is on display at The GRAMMY Museum.

“The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame is proud to be a pillar of musical excellence and diversity year after year, honoring some of the most iconic recordings of all time,” states Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. “We are proud to acknowledge the ever-changing landscape and evolution of musical expression for which the Academy has become known. We’re honored to add these masterpieces to our growing catalog and are delighted to celebrate the impact they’ve had on our musical, social, and cultural history.”

Representing myriad tracks and albums, the 2019 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from Aerosmith’s “Walk This Way” to Miles Davis’ ‘Round About Midnight. The highly reputed list also features Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Song Book, Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” Dolly Parton’s “Coat Of Many Colors,” Nina Simone’s “To Be Young, Gifted And Black,” Tom Petty’s Full Moon Fever, The Platters’ “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” and Fats Domino’s “I’m Walkin’.” Other inductees include recordings by Leonard Bernstein, Jackson Browne, Leonard Cohen, El Jarocho, W.C. Handy, Miriam Makeba, Curtis Mayfield, Edward Meeker With The Edison Orchestra, Charlie Parker’s Ri Bop Boys, Jaco Pastorius, Jeannie C. Riley, Sonny Rollins Quartet Featuring John Coltrane, Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Troggs, Sarah Vaughan, and Link Wray & His Ray Men.

2019 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees
  • BERNSTEIN: MASS—A THEATRE PIECE FOR SINGERS, PLAYERS AND DANCERS
    Columbia Masterworks (1971)
    Album
  • “COAT OF MANY COLORS”
    Dolly Parton
    RCA Victor (1971)
    Single
  • ELLA FITZGERALD SINGS THE GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN SONG BOOK
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Verve (1959)
    Album
  • FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA & ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM
    Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
    Reprise (1967)
    Album
  • FULL MOON FEVER
    Tom Petty
    MCA (1989)
    Album
  • “HALLELUJAH”
    Leonard Cohen
    Columbia (1984)
    Single
  • “HARPER VALLEY P.T.A”
    Jeannie C. Riley
    Plantation (1968)
    Single
  • “I’M WALKIN’”
    Fats Domino
    Imperial (1957)
    Single
  • JACKSON BROWNE
    Jackson Browne
    Asylum (1972)
    Album
  • JACO PASTORIUS
    Jaco Pastorius
    Epic (1976)
    Album
  • “KO KO”
    Charlie Parker’s Ri Bop Boys
    Savoy (1945)
    Single
  • “LA BAMBA”
    El Jarocho
    Victor (1939)
    Single
  • “MOVE ON UP”
    Curtis Mayfield
    Curtom (1972)
    Single
  • “PATA PATA”
    Miriam Makeba
    Reprise (1967)
    Single
  • “ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE”
    Brenda Lee
    Decca (1958)
    Single
  • ‘ROUND ABOUT MIDNIGHT
    Miles Davis
    Columbia (1957)
    Album
  • “RUMBLE”
    Link Wray & His Ray Men
    Cadence (1958)
    Single
  • “SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES”
    The Platters
    Mercury (1958)
    Single
  • “ST. LOUIS BLUES”
    W.C. Handy
    Columbia (1914)
    Single
  • “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME”
    Edward Meeker With The Edison Orchestra
    Edison (1908)
    Single
  • “TENDERLY”
    Sarah Vaughan
    Mercury (1947)
    Single
  • “TENOR MADNESS”
    Sonny Rollins Quartet Featuring John Coltrane
    Prestige (1956)
    Track
  • “TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK”
    Nina Simone
    RCA Victor (1969)
    Single
  • “WALK THIS WAY”
    Aerosmith
    Columbia (1975)
    Single
  • “WILD THING”
    The Troggs
    Fontana/Atco (1966)
    Single

Author: Buddy Iahn

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