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Sonny Rollins & Ornette Coleman Albums Included In 2015 Grammy Hall Of Fame

By , Editor | The Jazz Line

The Recording Academy has announced its 2015 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees.

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Every year, a special committee of Academy members select a handful of albums that are at least 25-years-old to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. A total of 27 new albums will join the Hall of Fame in 2015, bringing the total number of albums proudly displayed at the Grammy Museum as some of the best musical works of all time to 987.

Even though jazz is increasingly underrepresented at the annual Grammy awards ceremony, the genre is usually well represented in the Hall of Fame and this year proved no exception.

Sonny Rollins‘ iconic 1962 album ‘The Bridge’ will be inducted this year, as will free-jazz forefather Ornette Coleman with his 1959 album ‘The Shape Of Jazz To Come.’

Other notable singles/albums this year include Chic’s “Le Freak,” ‘Fats’ Waller’s “Jitterbug Waltz,” Otis Redding’s “Try A Little Tenderness,” and Paul Robeson’s “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”

Check out the full list of inductees below:

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 OF JAZZ 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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