Grammys honouring 25 recordings
The Grammys’ greatest-hits playlist just got a little longer.
The American Recording Academy will induct 25 new songs and albums into its Hall of Fame collection for 2012, organizers have announced.
New additions to the list of 906 classics range from Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 LP Born in the U.S.A., The Rolling Stones’ 1972 double-album Exile on Main St. and Grandmaster Flash’s 1982 rap landmark The Message to Cole Porter’s Anything Goes, Bill Cosby’s 1964 comedy album I Started Out as a Child and Dr. Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech from 1963. Canadian Neil Young is on the list for Deja Vu, his 1970 album with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash.
Recordings must be at least 25 years old and exhibit qualitative or historical significance to be considered for the list.
This year’s additions will be officially inducted into the collection during Grammy Week in Los Angeles in February. Nominations for the 54th annual Grammy Awards will be announced Wednesday, November 30th, in conjunction with the annual Grammy Nominations Concert Live!!
Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night TV special airing on on CBS and Global at 10 p.m. (9 p.m. Central).
The hardware will be handed out at Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Feb. 12.
The full list of 2012 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees:
• Exile on Main St. | The Rolling Stones (1972)
• Born in the U.S.A. | Bruce Springsteen (1984)
• Deja Vu | Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970)
• Graceland | Paul Simon (1986)
• Santana | Santana (1969)
• Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 | Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 (1966)
• The Message | Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee (1982)
• What’s Love Got to Do With It | Tina Turner (1984)
• I Will Survive | Gloria Gaynor (1978)
• Wasted Days & Wasted Nights | Freddy Fender (1975)
• Anthology of American Folk Music | Various Artists (1952)
• Foggy Mountain Jamboree | Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs (1957)
• Deep in the Heart of Texas | Gene Autry (1942)
• Anything Goes | Cole Porter (1934)
• Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be) | Doris Day (1956)
• Fixin’ to Die | Bukka White (1940)
• Key to the Highway | Big Bill Broonzy (1941)
• How Long, How Long Blues | Leroy Carr (1928)
• Kassie Jones | Furry Lewis (1928)
• Precious Lord, Take My Hand | Mahalia Jackson (1956)
• I Started Out as a Child | Bill Cosby (1964)
• I Have a Dream | Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1963)
• Roy Harris Symphony No. 3 | Serge Koussevitzky, cond.; Boston Symphony Orchestra (1940)
• St. Louis Woman | Original Broadway Cast (1946)
• Mexicantos | Los Panchos (1945)