List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients (Q–Z)

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Stormy Weather (song)

1933 torch song written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler.

Arlen in 1960

Ethel Waters' recording of the song in 1933 was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Library of Congress added it to the National Recording Registry in 2004.

Janis Ian

American singer-songwriter who was most commercially successful in the 1960s and 1970s.

Ian performing in concert, 1981
Ian performing at the National Stadium Dublin, Ireland, on May 14, 1981
Ian at a Borders book signing in 2005

In 2001, "Society's Child" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, which honors recordings considered timeless and important to music history.

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane

1961 album by Thelonious Monk issued on Jazzland Records, a subsidiary of Riverside Records.

Because of the historical significance of this album it was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007.

West End Blues

Multi-strain twelve-bar blues composition by Joe "King" Oliver.

Typical boogie woogie bassline on twelve-bar blues progression in C, chord roots in red.

This recording was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1979.

Saint Louis Blues (song)

Popular American song composed by W. C. Handy in the blues style and published in September 1914.

Sheet music cover

The 1925 version sung by Bessie Smith, with Louis Armstrong on cornet, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1993.

Mississippi Sheiks

The Mississippi Sheiks were a popular and influential American guitar and fiddle group of the 1930s.

Their 1930 blues single "Sitting on Top of the World" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2008.

Strange Fruit

Song written and composed by Lewis Allan and recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939.

Meeropol cited this photograph of the lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, August 7, 1930, as inspiring his poem.

Holiday's version was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978.

Ma Rainey

American blues singer and influential early blues recording artist.

Rainey in 1917
Rainey and the band

In 2004, "See See Rider Blues" (performed in 1924) was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and was added to the National Recording Registry by the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress.

Thriller (album)

Sixth studio album by American singer and songwriter Michael Jackson, released on November 30, 1982, by Epic Records.

Thriller was the second Michael Jackson album produced by Quincy Jones.
Jackson (center) with US President Ronald Reagan and First Lady Nancy Reagan at the White House in 1984.
Thrillers music videos and singles—including the Paul McCartney duet "The Girl Is Mine"—are credited with helping promote racial equality in the United States.
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In 2008, 25 years after its release, the record was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and, a few weeks later, was among 25 recordings preserved by the Library of Congress to the National Recording Registry as "culturally significant".

Grammy Hall of Fame

Hall of fame to honor musical recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance.

Hollywood Walk of Fame, in Los Angeles, California, where honorees are named on plaques surrounded by stars

List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients (Q–Z)