Marley, Stones Recordings Join Grammy Hall

Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry,” the Rolling Stones’ “Let It Bleed” album and Ray Charles’ rendition of “America the Beautiful” are among the latest additions to the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame. The Hall, which was founded in 1973, now hosts 659 titles.

This year’s crop focuses mainly on the pre-rock era, beginning with Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan’s 1911 single “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.” Other vintage titles to be inducted include “California Here I Come” by Al Jolson with the Isham Jones Orchestra (1924), Gene Austin’s “Bye Bye Blackbird” (1926), Bing Crosby’s “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932) and Bob Hope and Shirley Ross’ “Thanks for the Memories” (1938).

More modern fare is represented by Les Paul and Mary Ford’s “Vaya Con Dios (May God Be With You)” (1953), Frank Sinatra’s “One for My Baby” (1958) and Henry Mancini’s theme “Peter Gunn” (1959).

Grammy Hall of Fame selections must be at least 25 years old, and are selected by a special Academy member committee.


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