Recording Academy Adds 25 Titles to Grammy Hall of Fame

Artists including Louis Armstrong, James Brown and the Beach Boys join collection.

Last Updated: November 24, 2009 @ 5:29 PM

The Recording Academy added 25 recordings to its Grammy Hall of Fame on Tuesday, bolstering a list that now includes 851 titles.

Recordings selected range from 1923’s "Dipper Mouth Blues" by King Oliver & His Jazz Band to 1977’s "Birdland" by Weather Report.

Also inducted were Louis Armstrong’s "Lazy River," the Beach Boys’ "California Girls," James Brown’s "It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World," the Doors’ "Riders on the Storm" and José Feliciano’s "Feliz Navidad."

Selections come from all categories of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression. The Hall of Fame list is on display at the Grammy Museum.

"This year’s Grammy Hall of Fame inductees highlight a diverse array of masterpiece recordings that have had a profound impact on our musical history," Neil Portnow, president-CEO of the Recording Academy, said in a statement.

The Recording Academy’s National Trustees established the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old.

The complete list of inductees:

"AS TIME GOES BY"
Dooley Wilson
Decca (1944)
Traditional Pop (Single)
 
"BIRDLAND"
Weather Report
Columbia (1977)
Jazz (Single)
"CALIFORNIA GIRLS"
The Beach Boys
Capitol (1965)
Pop (Single)
 
CATCH A FIRE
Bob Marley & the Wailers
Island (1973)
Reggae (Album)
 
CLASS CLOWN
George Carlin
Little David (1972)
Comedy (Album)
 
"CRAZY HE CALLS ME"
Billie Holiday
Decca (1949)
Jazz (Single)
 
"DIPPER MOUTH BLUES"
King Oliver & His Jazz Band
Okeh (1923)
Jazz (Single)
 
"DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE (NEVER NO LAMENT)"
Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra
Victor (1940)
Jazz (Single)
 
ELLA AND BASIE!
Ella Fitzgerald/Count Basie
Verve (1963)
Jazz (Album)
 
"FELIZ NAVIDAD"
Jose Feliciano
RCA Victor (1970)
Latin (Single)
 
"FOR ME AND MY GAL"
Judy Garland & Gene Kelly
Decca (1942)
Traditional Pop (Single)
 
"HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW"
Mahalia Jackson
Columbia (1958)
Gospel (Single)
 
"I FEEL LIKE GOING HOME"
Muddy Waters
Aristocrat (1948)
Blues (Single)
 
"IT’S A MAN’S MAN’S MAN’S WORLD"
James Brown
King (1966)
R&B (Single)
 
JAZZ SAMBA
Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd
Verve (1962)
Jazz (Album)
 
"KANSAS CITY STOMPS"
Jelly Roll Morton
Victor (1928)
Jazz (Single)
 
"LAZY RIVER"
Louis Armstrong
Okeh (1931)
Jazz (Single)
 
LOUIS ARMSTRONG PLAYS W. C. HANDY
Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars
Columbia (1954)
Jazz (Album)
 
"MR. BOJANGLES"
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Liberty (1970)
Pop (Single)
 
PEARL
Janis Joplin
Columbia (1971)
Rock (Album)
 
"RIDERS ON THE STORM"
The Doors
Elektra (1971)
Rock (Single)
 
"TWIST AND SHOUT"
The Isley Brothers
Wand (1962)
R&B (Single)
 
"WHO DO YOU LOVE?"
Bo Diddley
Checker (1956)
R&B (Single)
 
"YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU (I DIDN’T WANT TO DO IT)"
Harry James & His Orchestra
Columbia (1941)
Traditional Pop (Single)
 
"ZIP-A-DEE-DOO-DAH"
Johnny Mercer
Capitol (1946)
Pop (Single)