More Catalogue Gold from the Grammys

Just as we noted the box sets and other catalogue sets that were nominated for Grammys this year, we would also like to tip the hat to the recordings that were put into the Grammy Hall of Fame, as announced Monday.

Thirty recordings, including nine LPs, have been added to a group that now includes 881 classic pieces of music. The oldest recordings on the list are two singles, “Dark Was the Night – Cold Was the Ground” by Blind Willie Johnson and “My Mammy” by Al Jolson (both released in 1927); the newest is Prince and The Revolution’s Purple Rain, released in 1984.

Rest assured we’ll be covering some of these recordings in future Reissue Theory posts!

Read the press release here; the complete list is after the jump.

Clifton Chenier, Bogalusa Boogie (Arhoolie, 1976)

Various Artists, Brigadoon: Original Broadway Cast Recording (RCA Victor, 1947)

Harry Chapin, “Cat’s in the Cradle” (Elektra, 1974)

The Meters, “Cissy Strut” (Josie, 1969)

Blind Willie Johnson, “Dark Was the Night – Cold Was the Ground” (Columbia/Vocalion, 1927)

Duke Ellington & His Orchestra featuring Al Hibbler, “Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me” (Victor, 1944)

Mississippi John Hurt, “Frankie” (Okeh, 1928)

Ray Charles, Genius + Soul = Jazz (Impulse, 1961)

Weather Report, Heavy Weather (Columbia, 1977)

The Jackson 5, “I’ll Be There” (Motown, 1970)

Otis Redding, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” (Volt, 1965)

Joan Baez, Joan Baez (Vanguard, 1960)

Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra, “Ko-Ko” (Victor, 1940)

Keith Jarrett, The Köln Concert (ECM, 1975)

The Box Tops, “The Letter” (Mala, 1967)

Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys, “Lovesick Blues” (MGM, 1949)

Jimmy Cliff, “Many Rivers to Cross” (A&M, 1969)

Al Jolson, “My Mammy” (Brunswick, 1927)

Willie Nelson, “On the Road Again” (CBS, 1980)

The Beatles, “Penny Lane” (Capitol, 1967)

The Marvelettes, “Please Mr. Postman” (Tamla, 1961)

Prince and The Revolution, Purple Rain: Music from the Motion Picture (Warner Bros., 1984)

Mildred Bailey “Rockin’ Chair” (Vocalion, 1937)

Sergei Rachmaninoff, Schumann: Carnaval Op. 9 (RCA Victor, 1929)

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys Featuring Leon McAuliffe, “Steel Guitar Rag” (Vocalion, 1936)

Sidney Bechet, “Summertime” (Blue Note, 1939)

Bill Evans Trio, Sunday at the Village Vanguard (Riverside, 1961)

Al Green, “Take Me to the River” (Hi, 1974)

Fats Domino, “Walking to New Orleans” (Imperial, 1960)

The Animals, “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” (MGM, 1965)

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