SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy® announces the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® collection. Highlighting diversity and musical excellence, the collection acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Through a tradition established nearly 40 years ago, recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprising 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 list currently totals 906 and is displayed at the GRAMMY Museum®.

“The Recording Academy is dedicated to celebrating a wide variety of great music and sound through the decades,” said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. “We are especially honored to welcome this year’s selection of some of the most influential recordings of the last century. Marked by both cultural and historical significance, these works truly have influenced and inspired audiences for generations, and we are thrilled to induct them into our growing catalog of outstanding recordings.”

Representing a great variety of tracks and albums, the 2012 GRAMMY Hall of Fame inductees range from Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The U.S.A. album to civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech from his historic 1963 address at the March on Washington. Also on the highly regarded list are Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” the Rolling Stones’ album Exile On Main St., Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five’s single “The Message,” Bill Cosby’s comedy album I Started Out As A Child, the Original Broadway Cast recording of “St. Louis Woman,” and Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” Others inductees include the entire Anthology Of American Folk Music, Gene Autry, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Doris Day, the Serge Koussevitzky-conducted Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Panchos, Santana, and Paul Simon, among others.

For more information about the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame or the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (to be broadcast live on Feb. 12, 2012, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network), please visit www.grammy.com. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, and www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

For a complete list of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees, please go to: www.grammy.org/recording-academy/awards/hall-of-fame

2012 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees

ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN
EXILE ON MAIN ST.
FOLK MUSIC
The Rolling Stones
Various Artists
Rolling Stones/Atlantic (1972)
Folkways (1952)
Rock (Album)
Folk (Album)

“FIXIN’ TO DIE”
“ANYTHING GOES”

Bukka White
Cole Porter
(Bukka White)
(Cole Porter)
Okeh (1940)
His Master’s Voice (1934)
Blues (Single)
Pop (Single)

FOGGY MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE
BORN IN THE U.S.A.

Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia (1957)
Columbia (1984)
Bluegrass (Album)
Rock (Album)

GRACELAND
“DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS”

Paul Simon
Gene Autry
Warner Bros. (1986)
(June Hershey & Don Swander)
Pop (Album)
Decca (1942)

Country (Single)
HERB ALPERT PRESENTS SERGIO
MENDES & BRASIL ’66
DEJA VU

Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
A&M (1966)
Atlantic (1970)
Pop (Album)
Rock (Album)

“PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND”
“HOW LONG, HOW LONG BLUES”

Mahalia Jackson
Leroy Carr
(Thomas A. Dorsey)
(Leroy Carr)
Columbia (1956)
Vocalion (1928)
Gospel (Single)
Blues (Single)

“QUE SERA, SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE)”
“I HAVE A DREAM”

Doris Day
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
(Jay Livingston & Ray Evans)
Freedom March On Washington
Columbia (1956)
20th Century Fox (1963)
Pop (Single)
Spoken Word (Track)

ROY HARRIS SYMPHONY NO. 3
I STARTED OUT AS A CHILD

Serge Koussevitzky, cond.
Bill Cosby
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Warner Bros. (1964)
RCA Victor (1940)
Comedy (Album)
Classical (Album)

“I WILL SURVIVE”
SANTANA

Gloria Gaynor
Santana
(Freddie Perren & Dino Fekaris)
Columbia (1969)
Polydor (1978)
Rock (Album)
Disco (Single)

ST. LOUIS WOMAN
“KASSIE JONES”

Original Broadway Cast
Furry Lewis
Capitol (1946)
(Walter “Furry” Lewis)
Musical Show (Album)
Victor (1928)

Blues (Single)
“WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS”

Freddy Fender
“KEY TO THE HIGHWAY”
(Freddy Fender & Wayne Duncan)
Big Bill Broonzy
ABC-Dot (1975)
(Big Bill Broonzy & Charles Segar)
Country (Single)
Okeh (1941)

Blues (Single)
“WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT”
Tina Turner

“THE MESSAGE”
(Terry Britten & Graham Lyle)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Capitol (1984)
Featuring Melle Mel And Duke Bootee
Pop (Single)
(Jiggs Chase, Melvin Glover, Sylvia Robinson & Edward Fletcher)
Sugar Hill (1982)
Rap (Single)

MEXICANTOS
Los Panchos
Coda (1945)
Latin (Album)

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