Recordings by Billie Holiday, Count Basie Added to Grammy Hall of Fame

Classic Arts News   Recordings by Billie Holiday, Count Basie Added to Grammy Hall of Fame
 
The Recording Academy inducted 20 records into its Grammy Hall of Fame this week, including a 1932 "All of Me" by Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday's 1944 "Embraceable You," and Count Basie's 1939 performance of "Lester Leaps In."

The hall now includes 659 titles‹both singles and albums‹drawn from the recorded history of jazz, pop, rock, and jazz.

Also inducted this year were Irving Berlin's "Alexander's Ragtime Band," recorded by Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan in 1911; Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn"; and Al Jolson's "California, Here I Come," as well as recordings by Frank Sinatra, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Bob Marley, Judy Garland, and others.

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