Rubinstein Recording Picked for Grammy Hall of Fame

Classic Arts News   Rubinstein Recording Picked for Grammy Hall of Fame
 
Classic recordings by pianist Artur Rubinstein and the Original Dixieland Jazz Band are among 25 singles and albums inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame this year, the Recording Academy announced.

Rubinstein's 1965 album of Chopin waltzes for RCA Victor was chosen, as was the Original Dixieland Jazz Band's 1917 "Darktown Strutters Ball," one of the first jazz recordings ever made.

Other jazz and blues recordings to be inducted this year include Bessie Smith's 1923 "Downhearted Blues" and Jimmy Forrest's 1952 "Night Train."

The Hall of Fame was created in 1973 to recognize "recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance." There are now 684 titles in the hall.


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