Recordings by Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee, Jackson Browne, Jeannie C. Riley & More Added to 2019 Grammy Hall of Fame

Recordings by Dolly Parton, Brenda Lee, Jackson Browne, Jeannie C. Riley & More Added to 2019 Grammy Hall of Fame

The Recording Academy announced its list of 25 singles/albums that have been added to the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The 2019 inductees include a number of country-centric recordings, including Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors,” Brenda Lee’s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” Jeannie C. Riley’s “Harper Valley P.T.A.” and Jackson Browne’s 1972 self-titled album.

The Grammy Hall of Fame was established by the Recording Academy’s National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Inductees are selected annually by a special member committee from all branches of the recording arts. Now in its 46th year, the Grammy Hall of Fame boasts 1,088 recordings on display at the Grammy Museum in L.A.

Here’s a full list of 2019 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees:

  • “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (single) — Edward Meeker with The Edison Orchestra (1908)
  • “St. Louis Blues” (single) — W.C. Handy (1914)
  • “La Bamba” (single) — El Jarocho (1939)
  • “Ko Ko” (single) — Charlie Parker’s Ri Bop Boys (1945)
  • “Tenderly” (single) — Sarah Vaughan (1947)
  • “Tenor Madness” (track) — Sonny Rollins Quartet Featuring John Coltrane (1956)
  • “I’m Walkin’” (single) — Fats Domino (1957)
  • ‘Round About Midnight (album) — Miles Davis (1957)
  • “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” (single) — Brenda Lee (1958)
  • “Rumble” (single) — Link Wray & His Ray Men (1958)
  • “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (single) — The Platters (1958)
  • Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Song Book (album) — Ella Fitzgerald (1959)
  • “Wild Thing” (single) — The Troggs (1966)
  • Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (album) — Frank Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim (1967)
  • “Pata Pata” (single) — Miriam Makeba (1967)
  • “Harper Valley P.T.A” (single) — Jeannie C. Riley (1968)
  • “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” (single) — Nina Simone (1969)
  • “Coat of Many Colors” (single) — Dolly Parton (1971)
  • Mass: A Theatre Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers (album) — Leonard Bernstein (1971)
  • Jackson Browne (album) — Jackson Browne (1972)
  • “Move On Up” (single) — Curtis Mayfield (1972)
  • “Walk This Way” (single) — Aerosmith (1975)
  • Jaco Pastorius (album) — Jaco Pastorius (1976)
  • “Hallelujah” (single) — Leonard Cohen (1984)
  • Full Moon Fever (album) — Tom Petty (1989)

photo by Curtis Hilbun,


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