NARAS adds discs to Hall of Fame

'Amazing Grace,' 'Bugle Boy' among new titles

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences has added 49 recordings to its Hall of Fame, which now holds 498 titles.

Established in 1973, the NARAS Hall of Fame honors recordings made at least 25 years ago, as chosen by a panel of recording arts pros, musicologists and historians.

The inductees for the year 2000 include, in the gospel category, “Amazing Grace,” recorded by the Dixie Hummingbirds (Apollo, 1946); blues, “Rollin’ Stone,” Muddy Waters (Chess, 1950); and musical shows, the “Bells Are Ringing” album featuring the original Broadway cast of Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin (Columbia, 1958) and “The King and I” album featuring the original cast of Yul Brynner and Gertrude Lawrence (Decca, 1951).

The following pop songs and albums have also been inducted: “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” the Andrews Sisters (Decca, 1941); “Cheek to Cheek,” Fred Astaire with Leo Reisman and His Orchestra (Brunswick, 1935); “Don’t Make Me Over,” Dionne Warwick (Scepter, 1962); and the “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book” album, Ella Fitzgerald (Verve, 1956).

Also: “My Way,” Frank Sinatra (Reprise, 1969); the “Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!” album, Frank Sinatra (Capitol, 1956); “Stormy Weather,” Lena Horne (RCA Victor, 1942); “Theme From ‘A Summer Place,’ ” Percy Faith and His Orchestra (Columbia, 1960); “(They Long to Be) Close to You,” the Carpenters (A&M, 1970); “Unchained Melody,” the Righteous Brothers (Verve, 1965); and “Unforgettable,” Nat “King” Cole (Capitol, 1951).

The rock revolution is recognized via the induction of the album “A Hard Day’s Night,” the Beatles (United Artists, 1964); “For What It’s Worth,” Buffalo Springfield (Atco, 1967); the “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs” album, Derek and the Dominos (Atco, 1970); “Purple Haze,” Jimi Hendrix Experience (Reprise, 1967); “Rubber Soul” album, the Beatles (Capitol, 1965); album “Sweetheart of the Rodeo,” the Byrds (Columbia, 1968); “The Twist,” Chubby Checker (Parkway, 1960); and “The Beatles (White Album),” the Beatles (Apple, 1968).

The R&B honorees are “A Change Is Gonna Come,” Sam Cooke (RCA Victor, 1965); “Mustang Sally,” Wilson Pickett (Atlantic, 1967); and “What’d I Say (Part I),” Ray Charles (Atlantic, 1959).

Comprising the country contingent are “Hello Walls,” Faron Young (Capitol, 1961); “I’m Movin’ On,” Hank Snow (RCA Victor, 1950); “Pistol Packin’ Mama,” Al Dexter (Okeh, 1943); and “Wichita Lineman,” Glen Campbell (Capitol, 1968)

The jazz tracks that got singled out are “Desafinado,” Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd (Verve, 1962); “Early Autumn,” Woody Herman and His Orchestra (Capitol, 1949); “Frenesi,” Artie Shaw and His Orchestra (Victor, 1940); “Groovin’ High,” Dizzy Gillespie and His Sextet (Guild, 1945); “I Loves You, Porgy,” Nina Simone (Bethlehem, 1959); “Lush Life,” John Coltrane with Johnny Hartman (Impulse, 1963); “Nuages,” Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with the Quintet of the Hot Club of France (Decca, 1946).

Jazz albums honored include “A Night at Birdland,” the Art Blakey Quintet (Blue Note, 1954); “Conversations With Myself,” Bill Evans (Verve, 1963); “Lady in Satin,” Billie Holiday (Columbia, 1958); and “Porgy and Bess,” Miles Davis and Gil Evans (Columbia, 1958).

The three classical albums honored are “Copland: Appalachian Spring,” Aaron Copland conducting the Boston Symphony (RCA Victor, 1959); “Puccini: La Boheme,” Sir Thomas Beecham conducting soloists de Los Angeles, Bjorling, Merrill, Tozzi and Amara (RCA Victor, 1956); and “Stravinsky: Petrouchka, Le Sacre du Printemps,” Igor Stravinsky conducting the Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Columbia, 1961).

Latin flavored discs “Chega De Saudade,” Joao Gilberto (Odeon, 1958); “The Girl From Ipanema,” Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto (Verve, 1964); and “La Bamba,” Ritchie Valens (Del-Fi, 1958) complete the lineup.

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