The Recording Academy has named 27 new recordings to the Grammy Hall of Fame, which preserves and celebrates the greatest recordings in history.
The honored singles are an eclectic bunch ranging from MOR pop hits (“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head”) and country standards (“Jolene”) to pioneering rap (“Rapper’s Delight”). The album list is dominated by classic rock staples (“After the Gold Rush,” “All Things Must Pass,” “Cosmo's Factory,” “The Joshua Tree”).
Blues and jazz fans have plenty to celebrate as well, seeing as how the list includes worthy recordings from Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong, B.B. King, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Here is the complete list.
• Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)
• Georgia (On My Mind) - Hoagy Charmichael and His Orchestra (1930)
• Get Up - I Feel Like Being a Sex Machine - James Brown (1970)
• Honky Tonk Woman - Rolling Stones (1969)
• Jolene - Dolly Parton (1973)
• Low Rider - War (1975)
• Nobody Know the Trouble I've Seen - Louis Armstrong and the All Stars (1938)
• Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head - B.J. Thomas (1969)
• Rapper's Delight - Sugarhill Gang (1979)
• The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Gil Scott-Heron (1970)
• Strange Things Happening Every Day - Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1945)
• Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson (1937)
• 3 O'Clock Blues - B.B. King (1952)
• Under the Boardwalk - Drifters (1964)
• Walk This Way - Run DMC (1986)
• Wonderful World - Sam Cooke (1960)
• Yardbird Suite - Charlie Parker (1946)
• After the Gold Rush - Neil Young (1970)
• All Things Must Pass - George Harrison (1970)
• The Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago (1969)
• Cosmo's Factory - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1970)
• Doc Watson - Doc Watson (1964)
• The Joshua Tree - U2 (1987)
• Kristofferson - Kris Kristofferson (1970)
• Mary Poppins (Original Cast Album) - Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and Various Artists (1964)
• Relaxin' With the Miles Davis Quintet - Miles Davis (1958)
• Woodstock: Music From the Original Soundtrack and More - Various Artists (1970)
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