Alice Cooper, Abba Songs Among 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees

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Recordings ranging from a 1909 gospel recording to the Sex Pistols’ epochal punk album are among the 2015 inductees into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.

The 27 new inductees, which cut across the entire spectrum of musical genres, brings the total list of Hall of Fame titles (both albums and single recordings) to 987. Each year a special member committee determines a group of recordings, at least 25 years old, which exhibit qualitative or historical importance.

Hall of Fame titles are displayed in an interactive exhibit at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. This year’s inductees will be commemorated in a collector’s edition book that will also focus on the Grammy Foundation’s Grammy Camp program and its preservation and archiving initiatives.

Recording Academy prexy and CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement, “This year’s Grammy Hall Of Fame entries not only represent a diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings but also reflect the changing climate of music through the decades. These memorable, inspiring and iconic recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog — knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history.”

The complete list of 2015 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees:

“AUTOBAHN”
Kraftwerk
Vertigo (1974)
Album

“BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY”
The 4 Seasons
(Bob Crewe, Bob Gaudio)
Vee-Jay (1962)
Single

“BLOOD ON THE TRACKS”
Bob Dylan
Columbia (1975)
Album

“THE BRIDGE”
Sonny Rollins
RCA Victor (1962)
Album

“CALYPSO”
Harry Belafonte
RCA Victor (1956)
Album

“DANCING QUEEN”
ABBA
(Benny Anderson, Stig Anderson, Björn Ulvaeus)
Atlantic (1976)
Single

“HARVEST”
Neil Young
Reprise (1972)
Album

“HONKY TONKIN’”
Hank Williams And His Drifting Cowboys
(Hank Williams)
Sterling (1947)
Single

“I FOUGHT THE LAW”
Bobby Fuller Four
(Sonny Curtis)
Mustang (1965)
Single

“JITTERBUG WALTZ”
“Fats” Waller, His Rhythm And His Orchestra
(“Fats” Waller)
Bluebird/RCA (1942)
Single 

“JOHN PRINE”
John Prine
Atlantic (1971)
Album

“LE FREAK”
Chic
(Nile Rodgers, Bernard Edwards)
Atlantic (1978)
Single

“NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE’S THE SEX PISTOLS”
Sex Pistols
Warner Bros. (1977)
Album

“NICK OF TIME”
Bonnie Raitt
Capitol (1989)
Album

“RESCUE ME”
Fontella Bass
(Raynard Miner, Carl Smith)
Checker (1965)
Single

“SAN ANTONIO ROSE”
Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
(Bob Wills)
Vocalion (1939)
Single

“SCHOOL’S OUT”
Alice Cooper
(Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neil Smith)
Warner Bros. (1972)
Single

“THE SHAPE OFJAZZ TO COME”
Ornette Coleman
Atlantic (1959)
Album

“SIXTY MINUTE MAN”
The Dominoes
(Billy Ward, Rose Marks)
Federal (1951)
Single

“SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN”
Leonard Cohen
Columbia (1967)
Album

“STAND!”
Sly And The Family Stone
Epic (1969)
Album

“STARDUST”
Willie Nelson
Columbia (1978)
Album

“SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT”
Fisk Jubilee Singers
(Wallis Willis)
Victor (1909)
Single

“SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT”
Paul Robeson
(Wallis Willis)
Victor (1926)
Single

“TELL IT LIKE IT IS”
Aaron Neville
(George Davis, Lee Diamond)
Par Lo (1966)
Single

“TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS”
Otis Redding
(Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Harry M. Woods)
Volt (1966)
Single

“WALK ON THE WILD SIDE”
Lou Reed
(Lou Reed)
RCA Victor (1972)
Single

 

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  1. Ron Sobel says:

    Alice Cooper is still going strong with a big tour for 2015.

  2. Judy says:

    YAY Chic,Nile Rogers !!! Well deserved !!

  3. Tina says:

    I luv the schools out album a sing that all kids can relate to. I hope the Alice Cooper band wins it’s been a long time coming.

  4. Emily says:

    Hope Alice Cooper takes this. Considering he’s never won a Grammy, he well deserves one!!

  5. hardrockfootballfanatic says:

    Good to see Alice Cooper on this list. The work Alice did with the original Alice Cooper Group was amazing and he has put out a ton of great solo albums as well. In fact, Alice is still putting out good music and you still won’t find a better live act than Cooper even at his age. Good to see John Prine on there as well. Prine is one of the greatest singer-songwriters ever. Everyone should check out Prine’s musical catalog. There is some really good stuff on all of his albums.

  6. Tom says:

    Nice to see Alice Cooper in here. They were one of the only things worth listening to on Top 40 radio, at that point.

  7. Jim says:

    “NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS, HERE’S THE SEX PISTOLS”
    Sex Pistols
    Warner Bros. (1977)
    Album

    Bravo!

  8. bufu6 says:

    That’s an excellent list. And somewhat of a consolation prize for Kraftwerk who were shunned by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  9. rocky-o says:

    excellent choices…nice surprises…leonard cohen, dylan, sly and the family stone, lou reed, john prine, ornette coleman, alice cooper, otis redding, bobby fuller, sex pistols…what a diverse grouping and all deserving…

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