Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Deep Purple, David Bowie and Nirvana songs added to 2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame

Classic tracks by Deep Purple, David Bowie and Nirvana are among 25 recordings added to the 2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame.

Deep Purple’s “Smoke On The Water”, David Bowie’s “Changes”, Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Rod Stewart’s “Maggie May” made the final cut in the latest annual selection of recordings that are at least 25 years old and exhibit qualitative or historical significance as selected by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees.

The 2017 inductees range from the Jackson 5's "ABC" to N.W.A's “Straight Outta Compton”, while the list also features recordings by R.E.M., Prince, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, Bonnie Raitt and Sly & The Family Stone, among others.

"The Grammy Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned," says Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog and are an integral part of our musical, social and cultural history."

The Hall, now in its 44th year, currently totals 1,038 recordings.

The 59th Annual Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live on CBS from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

2017 Grammy Hall Of Fame

Arlo Guthrie – “The City of New Orleans”
The Beach Boys – “I Get Around”
Billie Holiday – Lady Sings the Blues
Blind Willie McTell – “Statesboro Blues”
Bonnie Raitt – “I Can’t Make Your Love Me”
Cab Calloway And His Orchestra – “(Hep-Hep!) The Jumpin’ Jive”
David Bowie – “Changes”
Deep Purple – “Smoke of the Water”
Dion – “The Wanderer”
Elvis Presley – “Jailhouse Rock”
The Everly Brothers – “Wake Up Little Susie”
Jackson 5 – “ABC”
Lalo Schifrin – “Mission Impossible”
Lesley Gore – “You Don’t Own Me”
Louis Armstrong And His Orchestra – “When the Saints Go Marching In”
Merle Haggard – Okie From Muskogee
Mills Brothers – “You Always Hurt the One You Love”
Mississippi John Hurt – “Stack O’Lee Blues”
N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton
Nirvana – “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
Prince – Sign ‘O’ the Times
R.E.M. – “Losing My Religion”
Rod Stewart – “Maggie May”
Sly & The Family Stone – “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)”
Sonny & Cher – “I Got You Babe”

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