The Grammy Hall of Fame has announced their new class, which inducts what they feel are iconic albums and songs that helped shape the musical world.

Which ones are they?

They are:

Albums:

American Beauty (1970) by The Grateful Dead.

Ella and Louis (1956) by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.

First Take (1969) by Roberta Flack.

Fleetwood Mac (1975) by Fleetwood Mac.

Lush Life (1961) by John Coltrane

Margaritaville (1977) by Jimmy Buffett

Miles Smiles (1967) by Miles Davis

Pretenders (1980) by The Pretenders

Randy Newman (1968) by Randy Newman



Songs:

Boom Boom (1962) by John Lee Hooker.

Celebration (1980) by Kool & the Gang.

Cold Sweat-Part 1 (1967) by James Brown and the Famous Flames.

The Dark End of the Street (1967) by James Carr

“Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree (1942) by the Andrews Sisters.

The Fat Man (1949) by Fats Domino

For the Love of Money (1974) by The O’Jays.

Heart of Glass (1979) by Blondie

I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll (1982) by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

The Loco-Motion (1962) by Little Eva

Rock Island Line (1942) by Lead Belly

She’s About A Mover (1965) by Sir Douglas Quintet

She’s Not There (1964) by The Zombies

This Train (1939) by Sister Rosetta Sharpe

What Did I Do To Be So Black and Blue (1929) by Louis Armstrong

You Are So Beautiful (1974) by Joe Cocker



While Notinhalloffame.com is not exactly enamored with the Grammys, we do recognize that for many this is quite the honor and we would like to congratulate those involved with these albums and singles for obtaining this accolade.



13. John Coltrane

With this selection, we approach an artist who we just couldn’t figure out where to place; or even if we should place him at all. Was John Coltrane right for the Roots and Early Influence category? We didn’t think so as his greatest success and period of influence was simultaneous with the British Invasion. Does Jazz have a viable place in the Hall? We think so, as Miles Davis is in and many a Rock genre is Jazz infused. Besides, if any Jazz great had a “Rock Star” quality, it was John Coltrane.