Additions To Grammy Hall of Fame

Each year National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences adds recordings (both singles and albums) to its Hall of Fame for their historical significance and musical influence. Recordings should be at least 25 years old to be eligible for indcution into the Hall. Special committee reviews recordings to be named to the Hall of Fame with final approval by Academy’s National Board of Trustees.

 

27 new recordings will be inducted in 2014 representing various musical genres and historical eras. Robert Johnson's immortal anthem for Windy City, one of the most performed blues songs, "Sweet Home Chicago" is among inductees. The song was recorded November 23, 1936 for Vocalion Records thus being one of the oldest among this year inductees.

 

Another blues recording inducted into the Hall of Fame is B.B. King's 1952 rendition of Lowell Fulson's "3 O'clock Blues" being his first single recorded.

 

Also inducted are pioneering gospel singer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe's 1945 recording for Decca, "Strange Things Happening Every Day", and Rolling Stone's 1969 recording of Jagger-Richards's legendary "Honky Tonk Women".

 

The 2014 Grammy Awards Ceremony takes place Jan. 26, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and among nominees in Best Blues Album category are James Cotton, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby Rush, Beth Hart/Joe Bonamassa, and Billy Boy Arnold with group of artists.

 

List of all Blues, R&B and associated recordings (in alphabetic order) inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame can be seen here.