25 November 2009

My Oh My

Another Johnny Mercer recording has been inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame:
Johnny Mercer
Capitol (1946)
Pop (Single)

Johnny's in good company. The other recordings inducted this year were by Dooley Wilson, Weather Report, The Beach Boys, Bob Marley and The Wailers, George Carlin, Billie Holiday, King Oliver and His Jazz Band, Duke Ellington and His Famous Orchestra, Ella Fitzgerald/Count Basie, Jose Feliciano, Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, Mahalia Jackson, Muddy Waters, James Brown, Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and His All-Stars, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Janis Joplin, The Doors, The Isley Brothers, Bo Diddley, Harry James and His Orchestra.

A Johnny Mercer recording was previously inducted in 1998:
Johnny Mercer And The Pied Pipers
Capitol (1945)
Traditional Pop (Single)

"The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Award was established by The Recording Academy's National Trustees in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Inductees are selected annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts."

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