Louis Armstrong song inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame

Louis Armstrong song inducted into Grammy Hall of Fame

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Posted on December 3, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Dominic Massa / Eyewitness News

What do Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, U2, Dolly Parton and The Rolling Stones have in common?  All have songs being inducted next year into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

The 27 inductees for 2014 were announced Tuesday, bringing the list of songs on the Grammy Hall of Fame list to 960.

Armstrong’s 1938 recording of “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen,” recorded by Armstrong and his All Stars, is being included in the list for historic preservation.  The single, a version of the classic spiritual arranged by Henry “Harry” Thacker Burleigh, was released on the Decca label, according to the Recording Academy, which produces the Grammy awards and runs the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Armstrong has nearly a dozen songs in the Hall of Fame: “West End Blues”, “Hello, Dolly!,” “All of Me” and “What a Wonderful World," as well as his versions of “St. Louis Blues“ with Bessie Smith, “Lazy River,” “Mack the Knife,” “Star Dust,” “Heebie Jeebies” and “Porgy and Bess” with Ella Fitzgerald.

Other New Orleans stars with songs in the Hall of Fame include Fats Domino (“Ain’t That a Shame,” “Blueberry Hill” and “Walking to New Orleans”), the Meters (“Cissy Strut”), Professor Longhair (“Tipitina”), the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Mahalia Jackson and former Gov. Jimmie Davis (“You Are My Sunshine”). 

Little Richard’s “Tutti-Frutti,” recorded at Cosimo Matassa’s studios, is also included, as is Johnny Horton’s “Battle of New Orleans” and Labelle’s recording of “Lady Marmalade,” produced by New Orleanian Allen Toussaint and Vicki Wickham.

“This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance,” according to a Grammy press release.

Recordings are reviewed by a special committee comprised of professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees.

The 2014 Grammy Hall of Fame inductees also include the Mary Poppins Original Cast Sound Track album, Sugarhill Gang's early rap hit "Rapper's Delight,” as well as the Drifters' classic "Under The Boardwalk.”
  Also included: B.B. King's "3 O'Clock Blues," Dolly Parton's "Jolene," the Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women," and U2's album The Joshua Tree.

Next year, to mark the Grammy Hall of Fame’s 40th anniversary, the Recording Academy announced it will also release a book profiling many of the songs inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The Grammy award nominations will be announced Friday in a special concert televised on CBS and Channel 4.  The 56th annual Grammy Awards will be telecast Jan. 26 on CBS.

 

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