The Recording Academy has released the inductees for the 2013 Grammy Hall of Fame and it's quite the interesting mix.
Just how far does the list run the gamut? Two of the inductees are Frank Sinatra's recording of "Theme from 'New York, New York'" and Richard Pryor's comedy album, "That N-----'s Crazy."
"With the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame celebrating 40 years, it's especially important to note that these entries continue the tradition of inducting a wide variety of recordings that have inspired and influenced both fans and music makers for generations," President/CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow said in a release. "Memorable for being both culturally and historically significant, we are proud to add them to our growing catalog of outstanding recordings that have become part of our musical, social, and cultural history."
Other standouts include AC/DC's "Back In Black," Elton John's self-titled album, and Billy Joel's "Piano Man." The full list is below. The 55th Grammy Awards air on Feb. 10, 2013.
(Johnny Russell, Voni Morrison)
"AIN'T NOBODY HERE BUT US CHICKENS"
Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five
(Joan Whitney, Alex Kramer)
"ALLONS À LAFAYETTE (LAFAYETTE)"
BACK IN BLACK
BAND ON THE RUN
Paul McCartney & Wings
(Traditional arr. Stepp)
Library of Congress (1937)
Lennie Tristano Sextet
"EL DÍA QUE ME QUIERAS"
(Carlos Gardel, Alfredo Le Pera)
Uni Records (1970)
FOGGY MOUNTAIN BANJO
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs And The
Foggy Mountain Boys
HERE'S LITTLE RICHARD
"HIT THE ROAD JACK"
Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton
(Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller)
"I GOT YOU (I FEEL GOOD)"
JOHN COLTRANE AND JOHNNY HARTMAN
John Coltrane And Johnny Hartman
LOST IN THE STARS
Original Broadway Cast
MINGUS AH UM
"MY BLACK MAMA [PARTS 1 & 2]"
Francis Craig And His Orchestra
(Francis Craig & Kermit Goell)
(Jerry Leiber, Barry Mann,
Mike Stoller, Cynthia Weil)
Memphis Jug Band
THAT N-----'S CRAZY
"THEME FROM 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK'"
(Fred Ebb & John Kander)
"THE TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN'"
Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman
(Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman)