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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Nov. 28, 2016) — In keeping with its ongoing dedication to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its distinctive GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. This year’s collection acknowledges 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 44th year, currently totals 1,038 recordings.
"The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog and are an integral part of our musical, social, and cultural history."
Representing an array of tracks and albums, the 2017 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees range from the Jackson 5’s "ABC" to N.W.A’s Straight Outta Compton. The highly reputed list also features David Bowie’s “Changes,” Elvis Presley’s "Jailhouse Rock," Nirvana’s "Smells Like Teen Spirit," Billie Holiday’s Lady Sings The Blues, Prince’s Sign “O” The Times, Merle Haggard’s Okie From Muskogee, and the Beach Boys' "I Get Around." Other inductees include recordings by Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Deep Purple, Dion, the Everly Brothers, Arlo Guthrie, R.E.M., Sly & The Family Stone, and Sonny & Cher, among others.
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Eligible recipients receive an official certificate from The Recording Academy. For a full list of recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame, visit www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/hall-of-fame.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, songwriters, producers, engineers, and recording professionals dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy,education, and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, "like" The GRAMMYs on Facebook and join the GRAMMYs' social communities on Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube.
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2017 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees
(Songwriters of singles in parentheses)
The Jackson 5
(Berry Gordy, Alphonzo Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, songwriters)
(David Bowie, songwriter)
RCA Victor (1972)
"THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS"
(Steve Goodman, songwriter)
"(HEP-HEP!) THE JUMPIN’ JIVE"
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra
(Cab Calloway, Frank Froeba, Jack Palmer, songwriters)
"I CAN’T MAKE YOU LOVE ME"
(Mike Reid, Allen Shamblin, songwriters)
"I GET AROUND"
The Beach Boys
(Mike Love, Brian Wilson, songwriters)
"I GOT YOU BABE"
Sonny & Cher
(Sonny Bono, songwriter)
(Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, songwriters)
RCA Victor (1957)
LADY SINGS THE BLUES
“LOSING MY RELIGION”
(Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Michael Stipe, songwriters)
Warner Bros. (1991)
(Martin Quittenton, Rod Stewart, songwriters)
(Lalo Schifrin, songwriter)
OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE
SIGN "O" THE TIMES
Paisley Park/Warner Bros. (1987)
"SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT"
(Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic , songwriters)
"SMOKE ON THE WATER"
(Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, songwriters)
Warner Bros. (1973)
"STACK O’LEE BLUES"
Mississippi John Hurt
Blind Willie McTell
(Willie McTell, songwriter)
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON
"THANK YOU (FALETTINME BE MICE ELF AGIN)"
Sly & The Family Stone
(Sly Stone, songwriter)
"WAKE UP LITTLE SUSIE"
The Everly Brothers
(Boudleaux Bryant, Felice Bryant, songwriters)
(Ernie Maresca, songwriter)
"WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN"
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra
"YOU ALWAYS HURT THE ONE YOU LOVE"
(Doris Fisher, Allan Roberts, , songwriters)
"YOU DON’T OWN ME"
(John Madara, David White, songwriters)