Are You Lonesome Tonight To Grammy Hall Of Fame

The song "Are You Lonesome Tonight as recorded by Elvis in 1960 is a 2007 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. It is the sixth Elvis recording to receive this honor. The five others are: his original 1956 recordings of Hound Dog (inducted 1988) and Heartbreak Hotel (inducted 1995), his original 1954 recording of That's All Right (inducted 1998), his original 1969 recording of Suspicious Minds (inducted 1999), and his original 1956 recording of Don't Be Cruel (inducted 2002). The Hall of Fame recognizes "early recordings of lasting, qualitative or historical significance," with many inductees being recordings that were created and released before the 1958 inception of NARAS and the Grammy Awards. Are You Lonesome Tonight as recorded by Elvis in 1960 is a 2007 Grammy Hall of Fame inductee. It is the sixth Elvis recording to receive this honor. The five others are: Hound Dog (1956 recording, inducted 1988), Heartbreak Hotel (1956 recording, inducted 1995), That's All Right (1954 recording, inducted 1998), Suspicious Minds (1969 recording, inducted 1999) and Don't Be Cruel (1956 recording, inducted 2002). The Recording Academy's national trustees established the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Many inductees are recordings that were created and released before the 1958 inception of NARAS and the Grammy Awards. A press release from the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences: Selections Represent Some of Music's Most Important and Lasting Recordings SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Jan. 10, 2007) - The Recording Academy® announced the newest additions to its GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®, adding 44 recordings to a timeless list that now includes 728 titles. The Hall Of Fame serves as a celebration and reminder of the triumphs and achievements of the recording arts. Selections are drawn from all major categories of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Recording Academy has become renowned. "This year's GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees spotlight a diverse array of masterpiece recordings that have had a profound impact on our musical history," said Neil Portnow, President of The Recording Academy. "They exemplify some of the best qualities that make the recording arts essential to our culture, and they all greatly deserve to be commemorated." The selections range from 1924's "It Had To Be You" by Isham Jones & His Orchestra to 1980's "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by George Jones. Other recordings also chosen this year include Van Morrison's "Brown Eyed Girl," Elvis Presley's "Are You Lonesome Tonight?," Star Wars - Motion Picture Soundtrack by John Williams cond. London Symphony Orchestra, Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," Bob Marley & The Wailers' "One Love," The Miracles' "The Tracks Of My Tears," and Duke Ellington & His Orchestra's "Cocktails For Two." Other artists with selections include the Clash, Elvis Costello, Spike Jones & His City Slickers, Patsy Montana & The Prairie Ramblers, Bob Newhart, the Ramones, Bill Withers, and Led Zeppelin. The Recording Academy's National Trustees established the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. Hall Of Fame recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, and final approval is made by The Recording Academy Trustees. For more information about the Hall Of Fame or the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (to be broadcast live on Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network), please visit A complete list of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame inductees for 2007 follows. An entire list of GRAMMY Hall Of Fame recipients through 2006 can be found at 2007 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Inductees ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS (IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH) Spike Jones & His City Slickers RCA Victor (1948) Novelty (Single) AM I BLUE? Ethel Waters Columbia (1929) Traditional Pop (Single) ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? Elvis Presley RCA Victor (1960) Pop (Single) BARBER: VIOLIN CONCERTO Leonard Bernstein cond. New York Philharmonic with Isaac Stern Columbia (1964) Classical (Album) BEETHOVEN: SYMPHONY NO. 7 IN A MAJ. OP. 92 Arturo Toscanini cond. New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra RCA Victor (1936) Classical (Album) BLUE YODEL #9 (STANDING ON THE CORNER) Jimmie Rodgers (Featuring Louis Armstrong) Victor (1930) Country (Single) BLUES STAY AWAY FROM ME The Delmore Brothers King (1949) Country (Single) BROWN EYED GIRL Van Morrison Bang (1967) Rock (Single) THE BUTTON-DOWN MIND OF BOB NEWHART Bob Newhart Warner Bros. (1960) Comedy (Album) A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Vince Guaraldi Trio Fantasy (1965) Film & TV Soundtracks (Album) CHEAP THRILLS Big Brother & The Holding Company Columbia (1968) Rock (Album) A CHORUS LINE Original Broadway Cast Columbia (1975) Musical Show (Album) COCKTAILS FOR TWO Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Victor (1934) Jazz (Single) COPLAND: SYMPHONY NO. 3 Antal Dorati cond. Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra Mercury (1951) Classical (Album) DON'T LET YOUR DEAL GO DOWN BLUES Charlie Poole Columbia Records (1925) Country (Single) ELGAR: VIOLIN CONCERTO Yehudi Menuhin with Sir Edward Elgar cond. London Symphony Orchestra Victor (1932) Classical (Album) HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN Ben Selvin & His Orchestra Columbia (1930) Traditional Pop (Single) HAPPY TOGETHER The Turtles White Whale (1967) Pop (Single) HE STOPPED LOVING HER TODAY George Jones Epic (1980) Country (Single) I WANT TO BE A COWBOY'S SWEETHEART Patsy Montana & The Prairie Ramblers Vocalion (1935) Country (Single) I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU Dolly Parton RCA (1974) Country (Single) IN THE JAILHOUSE NOW Jimmie Rodgers Victor (1928) Country (Single) ISRAELITES Desmond Dekker & The Aces Uni (1969) Reggae (Single) IT HAD TO BE YOU Isham Jones & His Orchestra Brunswick (1924) Traditional Pop (Single) KEEP MY SKILLET GOOD AND GREASY Uncle Dave Macon Vocalion Records (1924) Country (Single) LEAN ON ME Bill Withers Sussex (1972) R&B (Single) LONDON CALLING The Clash Epic (1979) Rock (Album) LOVESICK BLUES Emmett Miller & His Georgia Crackers Okeh (1928) Country (Single) MBUBE Solomon Linda & The Evening Birds Singer (1939) World Music (Single) MY AIM IS TRUE Elvis Costello Columbia (1977) Rock (Album) MY HEART BELONGS TO DADDY Mary Martin Decca (1938) Traditional Pop (Single) ONE LOVE Bob Marley & The Wailers Coxsone (1965) Reggae (Single) PAN AMERICAN BLUES DeFord Bailey Brunswick (1927) Country (Single) PORTRAIT IN JAZZ Bill Evans Trio Riverside (1960) Jazz (Album) RAMONES Ramones Sire (1976) Rock (Album) SCHOENBERG: GURRE-LIEDER Leopold Stokowski cond. Philadelphia Orchestra, Soloists, Choruses Victor (1932) Classical (Album) SHOSTAKOVICH: SYMPHONY NO. 5 Leonard Bernstein cond. New York Philharmonic Columbia (1959) Classical (Album) STAR WARS - MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK John Williams cond. London Symphony Orchestra 20th Century (1977) Film & TV Soundtracks (Album) THELONIOUS MONK WITH JOHN COLTRANE Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane Jazzland (1961) Jazz (Album) THE TRACKS OF MY TEARS The Miracles Tamla (1965) R&B (Single) WALK RIGHT IN Cannon's Jug Stompers Victor (1930) Blues (Single) WANTED! THE OUTLAWS Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Jessi Colter, Tompall Glaser RCA Victor (1976) Country (Album)
Source: EPE - Elvis Presley Enterprises / Updated: Jan 11, 2007 

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Devon (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 17, 2007report abuse
We all know who the King of rock and roll is and will always be!!!!!!
nevstar (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 12, 2007report abuse
I'm sorry, but I have to say "big deal!". It just gets added to a whole list of other songs which have long been forgotten. If memory serves me correctly, 'Are You Lonesome Tonight?' was nominated for a grammy shortly after it was released. It obviously didn't win. (Was it 'A Summer Place' by Percy Faith that won?) It should have won back then. It is such a shame that Elvis wasn't awarded more grammies during his lifetime. The lifetime achievement award he won back in 1971 was awarded to him in a hotel room! Oh how I would have loved to see him on stage getting the standing ovation that he deserved from his peers. PS. I have also long thought that there should be a special 'Elvis Presley Grammy' awarded to artists for their special contributions to the music industry.
Dorulet (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2007report abuse
Wow... this is really great... Elvis still gets awards, and he fully deserves them. Glad to see that even Van Morrison enters the awards (he's my second favourite, after Elvis of course)
Brian Quinn (profilecontact) wrote on Jan 11, 2007report abuse
A well deserved entry to the Grammy Hall Of Fame. Fantastic rendition of this song by The King. A truly standout performance. Elvis would have been proud.

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