Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech Among Inductees of 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame

News   Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" Speech Among Inductees of 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame
 
The Recording Academy announced the newest additions to its legendary Grammy Hall of Fame collection Nov. 21.

The collection acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that "exhibit qualitative or historical significance," according to press notes. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprising "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, in a statement. "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."

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 list are Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," the Rolling Stones' album "Exile On Main St.," Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" and more.

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 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network), visit www.grammy.com.

The 2012 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees follow:  
ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN
FOLK MUSIC
Various Artists
Folkways (1952)
Folk (Album)

"ANYTHING GOES"
Cole Porter
(Cole Porter)
His Master's Voice (1934)
Pop (Single)

BORN IN THE U.S.A.
Bruce Springsteen
Columbia (1984)
Rock (Album)

"DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS"
Gene Autry
(June Hershey & Don Swander)
Decca (1942)
Country (Single)

DÉJÀ VU
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Atlantic (1970)
Rock (Album)

EXILE ON MAIN ST.
The Rolling Stones
Rolling Stones/Atlantic (1972)
Rock (Album)
 
"FIXIN' TO DIE"
Bukka White
(Bukka White)
Okeh (1940)
Blues (Single)

FOGGY MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE
Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs
Columbia (1957)
Bluegrass (Album)
 
GRACELAND
Paul Simon
Warner Bros. (1986)
Pop (Album)
 
HERB ALPERT PRESENTS SERGIO MENDES & BRASIL '66
Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
A&M (1966)
Pop (Album)

"HOW LONG, HOW LONG BLUES"
Leroy Carr
(Leroy Carr)
Vocalion (1928)
Blues (Single)
 
"I HAVE A DREAM"
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Freedom March On Washington
20th Century Fox (1963)
Spoken Word (Track)

I STARTED OUT AS A CHILD
Bill Cosby
Warner Bros. (1964)
Comedy (Album)
 
"I WILL SURVIVE"
Gloria Gaynor
(Freddie Perren & Dino Fekaris)
Polydor (1978)
Disco (Single)
 
"KASSIE JONES"
Furry Lewis
(Walter "Furry" Lewis)
Victor (1928)
Blues (Single)
 
"KEY TO THE HIGHWAY"
Big Bill Broonzy
(Big Bill Broonzy & Charles Segar)
Okeh (1941)
Blues (Single)
 
"THE MESSAGE"
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Featuring Melle Mel And Duke Bootee
(Jiggs Chase, Melvin Glover, Sylvia Robinson & Edward Fletcher)
Sugar Hill (1982)
Rap (Single)
 
MEXICANTOS
Los Panchos
Coda (1945)
Latin (Album)
 
"PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND"
Mahalia Jackson
(Thomas A. Dorsey)
Columbia (1956)
Gospel (Single)
 
"QUE SERA, SERA (WHATEVER WILL BE, WILL BE)"
Doris Day
(Jay Livingston & Ray Evans)
Columbia (1956)
Pop (Single)
 
ROY HARRIS SYMPHONY NO. 3
Serge Koussevitzky, cond.
Boston Symphony Orchestra
RCA Victor (1940)
Classical (Album)
 
SANTANA
Santana
Columbia (1969)
Rock (Album)
 
ST. LOUIS WOMAN
Original Broadway Cast
Capitol (1946)
Musical Show(Album)
 
"WASTED DAYS AND WASTED NIGHTS"
Freddy Fender
(Freddy Fender & Wayne Duncan)
ABC-Dot (1975)
Country (Single)
 
"WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT"
Tina Turner
(Terry Britten & Graham Lyle)
Capitol (1984)
Pop (Single)

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