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The list is out of the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame Inductees. There are tons of great choices, from the Pretenders’ first album to Goffin-King’s “The Locomotion” to Roberta Flack, the O’Jays, the Grateful Dead, and even the Andrews Sisters.  But I am most happy about James Carr’s “Dark End of the Street,” a seminal R&B ballad written by Dan Penn and Chips Moman. James Carr died a footnote, but he remains a shining star. The song, and its writers, are very deserved of all awards.


2016 Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductees

AMERICAN BEAUTY
Grateful Dead
Warner Bros. (1970)
Album

THE BASEMENT TAPES
Bob Dylan and the Band
Columbia (1975)
Album

“BOOM BOOM”
John Lee Hooker
(John Lee Hooker)
Vee-Jay (1962)
Single

“CELEBRATION”
Kool & The Gang
(Robert Bell, Ronald Bell, George Brown, 
Eumir Decodato, Robert Mickens, Claydes 
Smith, James Taylor, Dennis Thomas,  
Earl Toon, Jr.)
De-Lite (1980)
Single

“COLD SWEAT—PART 1”
James Brown and the Famous Flames
(James Brown, Alfred Ellis)
King (1967)
Single

“THE DARK END OF THE STREET”
James Carr
(Chips Moman, Dan Penn)
Goldwax (1967)
Single

“DON’T SIT UNDER THE APPLE TREE (WITH ANYONE ELSE BUT ME)”
Andrews Sisters

(Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charlie Tobias)
Decca (1942)
Single

ELLA AND LOUIS
Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong
Verve (1956)
Album

“THE FAT MAN”
Fats Domino
(Dave Bartholomew, Antoine Domino)
Imperial (1949)
Single

FIRST TAKE
Roberta Flack
Atlantic (1969)
Album

FLEETWOOD MAC
Fleetwood Mac
Reprise (1975)
Album

“FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY”
The O’Jays
(Kenneth Gamble, Leon Huff
Anthony Jackson)
Philadelphia International (1974)
Single

“HEART OF GLASS”
Blondie
(Deborah Harry, Chris Stein)
Chrysalis (1979)
Single

“I LOVE ROCK ‘N ROLL”
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
(Jake Hooker, Alan Merrill)
Boardwalk (1982)
Single

“THE LOCO-MOTION”
Little Eva
(Gerry Goffin, Carole King)
Dimension (1962)
Single

LUSH LIFE
John Coltrane
Prestige (1961)
Album

“MARGARITAVILLE”
Jimmy Buffett
(Jimmy Buffett)
ABC (1977)
Single

MILES SMILES
Miles Davis Quintet
Columbia (1967)
Album

PRETENDERS
The Pretenders
Sire (1980)
Album

RANDY NEWMAN
Randy Newman
Reprise (1968)
Album

“ROCK ISLAND LINE”
Lead Belly
(Traditional)

Asch (1942)
Single

“SHE’S ABOUT A MOVER”
Sir Douglas Quintet
(Doug Sahm)

Tribe (1965)
Single

“SHE’S NOT THERE”
The Zombies
(Rod Argent)
Parrot (1964)
Single

“THIS TRAIN”
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
(Traditional)
Decca (1939)
Single

“(WHAT DID I DO TO BE SO) BLACK AND BLUE”
Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra
(Harry Brooks, Andy Razaf, Fats Waller)
Okeh (1929)
Single

“YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL”
Joe Cocker
(Bruce Fisher, Billy Preston)
A&M (1974)
Single

*songwriters of singles in parentheses

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