2012 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees announced

Paula David – Fourth Estate Cooperative Reporter

Santa Monica, CA, United States (4E) – 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:

“ACT NATURALLY”

Buck Owens

(Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison)

Capitol (1963)

Country (Single

“AIN’T NOBODY HERE

BUT US CHICKENS”

Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five

(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)

Decca (1946)

R&B (Single)

“ALLONS À LAFAYETTE (LAFAYETTE)”

Joe Falcon

Columbia (1928)

Folk (Single)

BACK IN BLACK

AC/DC

Albert/Atlantic (1980)

Rock (Album)

BAND ON THE RUN

Paul McCartney & Wings

Apple (1973)

Rock (Album)

“BONAPARTE’S RETREAT”

W.H. Stepp

(Traditional arr. Stepp)

Library of Congress (1937)

Country (Single)

“HOUND DOG”

Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton

(Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)

Peacock (1953)

Blues (Single)

“I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)”

James Brown

(James Brown)

King (1965)

R&B (Single)

JOHN COLTRANE AND JOHNNY HARTMAN

John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman

Impulse! (1963)

Jazz (Album)

LOST IN THE STARS

Original Broadway Cast

Decca (1949)

Musical Show (Album)

MINGUS AH UM

Charles Mingus

Columbia (1959)

Jazz (Album)

“MY BLACK MAMA [PARTS 1 & 2]“

Son House

(Son House)

Paramount (1930)

Blues (Single)

“NEAR YOU”

Francis Craig And His Orchestra

(Francis Craig & Kermit Goell)

Bullet (1947)

Pop (Single)

“ON BROADWAY”

The Drifters

(Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann,

Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil)

Atlantic (1963)

R&B (Single)

CROSSCURRENTS

Lennie Tristano Sextet

Capitol (1949)

Jazz (Album)

“EL DÍA QUE ME QUIERAS”

Carols Gardel

(Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pera)

Paramount (1935)

Latin (Single)

ELTON JOHN

Elton John

Uni Records (1970)

Pop (Album)

FOGGY MOUNTAIN BANJO

Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The

Foggy Mountain Boys

Columbia (1961)

Country (Album)

HERE’S LITTLE RICHARD

Little Richard

Specialty (1957)

Rock (Album)

“HIT THE ROAD JACK”

Ray Charles

(Percy Mayfield)

ABC-Paramount (1961)

R&B (Single)

“PIANO MAN”

Billy Joel

(Billy Joel)

Columbia (1973)

Pop (Single)

“STEALIN’ STEALIN’”

Memphis Jug Band

(Will Shade)

Victor (1928)

Blues (Single)

THAT NIGGER’S CRAZY

Richard Pryor

Partee/Stax (1974)

Comedy (Album)

“THEME FROM ‘NEW YORK, NEW YORK’”

Frank Sinatra

(Fred Ebb & John Kander)

Reprise (1980)

Traditional Pop (Single)

“THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN’”

Bob Dylan

(Bob Dylan)

Columbia (1964)

Folk (Track)

“THE TITANIC”

Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman

(Ernest V. “Pop” Stoneman)

Okeh (1924)

Country (Single)

WHITNEY HOUSTON

Whitney Houston

Arista (1985)

Pop (Album)

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