Great Scot! Cast Album of Brigadoon Inducted Into Grammy Hall of Fame

News   Great Scot! Cast Album of Brigadoon Inducted Into Grammy Hall of Fame
The original cast album of the Broadway musical Brigadoon is among 30 records named as 2011 inductees into the Grammy Hall of Fame, The Recording Academy announced on Dec. 7.

The score by composer Frederick Loewe and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner includes such standards as "Almost Like Being in Love," "The Heather on the Hill," "Waitin' for My Dearie" and "There But for You Go I." The fantastical musical about a pair of Americans who stumble upon a magical village in Scotland was announced for a Broadway revival in recent seasons, but the show (directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford) did not materialize.

Of interest to fans of show music and American popular song are the following Grammy Hall of Fame inductees:

Original Broadway Cast
RCA Victor (1947)
Musical Show (Album)

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra
Featuring Al Hibbler
Victor (1944)
R&B (Single)

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
Victor (1940)
Jazz (Single) "MY MAMMY"
Al Jolson
Brunswick (1927)
Traditional Pop (Single)

Sidney Bechet
Blue Note (1939)
Jazz (Single)

Bill Evans Trio
Riverside (1961)
Jazz (Album)

The Grammy Hall of Fame is part of The Recording Academy's continuing mission to preserve and celebrate music. Established by The Academy's National Trustees in 1973, the Grammy Hall of Fame was created to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, and final approval is made by The Recording Academy Trustees. With these 30 new titles, the list currently totals 881 and is displayed at The Grammy Museum.

The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on Feb. 13, 2011, at 8 PM ET/PT on CBS. Visit

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