The Recording Academy announced the newest additions to its GrammyHall of Fame, adding 33 recordings to a list that now includes 639titles. Selections are drawn from all major categories of music. Theselections include Johnny Cash’s Johnny Cash at San Quentin,Artur Rubenstein’s Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes, Ma Rainey’s”See See Rider Blues” and Glen Campbell’s “By the Time I Get toPhoenix.” Other artists with selections this year include Miles Davis;Earth, Wind & Fire; Al Jolson; B.B. King; and Queen.
“This year’s inductees span nine decades and represent a diversearray of genres from classical and show tunes to blues, jazz and rockand roll,” said Academy president Neil Portnow. “They exemplify thebest qualities that make the recording arts such a vital part of ourculture, and each not only uniquely reflects the zeitgeist of its time,but also possesses the enduring power of transcending time.”
A list of inductees to the Hall of Fame for 2004 can be found at www.grammy.com/press/press_releases/2004/0114a.aspx#list,and the entire list of Grammy Hall of Fame recipients can be found atwww.grammy.com/awards/hall_fame.aspx.