12/04/13

Several Jazz Recordings to Be Honored By Grammys

New “Hall of Fame” inductees include music by Miles, Bird and Armstrong

The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions to its Grammy Hall of Fame, and several jazz classics are listed among this year’s 27 inductees. A song or album must be at least 25 years old before it is eligible for the honor. According to a press release, “Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by the Recording Academy’s National Board of Trustees.” A total of 960 songs have now been inducted.

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Miles Davis 1959
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Gil Scott-Heron, late 1970s
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The jazz-related compositions and albums that will be inducted in January are:

“GEORGIA (ON MY MIND)”
Hoagy Carmichael And His Orchestra
(Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell)
Victor (1930)
Single

"NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN"
Louis Armstrong and the All Stars
(Spiritual Arranged by Henry "Harry" Thacker Burleigh)
Decca (1938)
Single

THE CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Chicago
Columbia (1969)
Album

RELAXIN' WITH THE MILES DAVIS QUINTET
Miles Davis
Prestige (1958)
Album

"THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED"
Gil Scott-Heron
(Gil Scott-Heron)
Flying Dutchman (1970)
Single

"STRANGE THINGS HAPPENING EVERY DAY"
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Rosetta Tharpe)
Decca (1945)
Single

"YARDBIRD SUITE"
Charlie Parker Septet
(Charlie Parker)
Dial (1946)
Single

Other inductees include music by B.B. King, Sam Cooke, Robert Johnson, James Brown and several others.

For a full list of recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, go to: Grammy Hall of Fame.

For information on the Hall of Fame's 40th anniversary, go to Grammy Hall of Fame 40.

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