Whitney Houston, Elton John Albums Among Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees
Ray Charles' "Hit the Road Jack" and Billy Joel's "Piano Man" are also being honored by the Recording Academy this year.
On the Grammy Hall of Fame’s 40th anniversary, the Recording Academy is honoring Whitney Houston, Elton John, AC/DC and more.
In total, 27 recordings will be added to the collection this year. Among them are Ray Charles’ “Hit the Road Jack,” James Brown’s “I Feel Good,” Billy Joel’s “Piano Man,” Frank Sinatra’s theme from “New York, New York” and Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’.” Also being inducted is AC/DC’s classic 1980 album Back in Black, Paul McCartney & the Wings’ Band on the Run from 1974 as well as self-titled albums from Elton John (1970) and Whitney Houston (1985). See a complete list on the next page.
"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 and 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."
The growing collection on display at the Grammy Museum at L.A. Live now includes a total of 933 recordings. Albums and singles chosen must be at least 25 years old and exhibit qualitative or historical significance.
(writers: Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison)
"AIN'T NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS"
Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five
(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
"ALLONS À LAFAYETTE (LAFAYETTE)"
BACK IN BLACK
BAND ON THE RUN
Paul McCartney & Wings
(Traditional arr. Stepp)
Library of Congress (1937)
Lennie Tristano Sextet
"EL DÍA QUE ME QUIERAS"
(Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pera)
Uni Records (1970)
FOGGY MOUNTAIN BANJO
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys
HERE'S LITTLE RICHARD
"HIT THE ROAD JACK"
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
(Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)
"I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)"
JOHN COLTRANE AND JOHNNY HARTMAN
John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
LOST IN THE STARS
Original Broadway Cast
Musical Show (Album)
MINGUS AH UM
"MY BLACK MAMA [PARTS 1 & 2]"
Francis Craig and His Orchestra
(Francis Craig & Kermit Goell)
(Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann, Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil)
Memphis Jug Band
THAT NIGGER'S CRAZY
"THEME FROM 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK' "
(Fred Ebb & John Kander)
Traditional Pop (Single)
"THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'"
Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
(Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman)