Boardwalk Empire Vol. 3 Featuring Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Regina Spektor, Loudon Wainwright III and More Out Oct. 27th
POSTED ON Oct 22nd, 2014
New Upcoming Jodorowsky Screenings!
POSTED ON Aug 26th, 2014
The Best Of The Animals + Herman’s Hermits: Their Greatest Hits Added To Clearly Classic Series
POSTED ON Jul 29th, 2014
The Dance of Reality To Be Released On Blu-ray, DVD and Digitally August 25
POSTED ON Jul 22nd, 2014
The Complete SAR Records Recordings by L.C. Cooke Hits Stores 7/29
POSTED ON Jul 17th, 2014
Bobby Womack - In Memoriam.
POSTED ON Jun 30th, 2014
Sam Cooke's Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 To Be Released On Vinyl For The First Time On June 24
POSTED ON Jun 18th, 2014
Soundtrack For Alejandro Jodorowsky's The Dance Of Reality Available Now!
POSTED ON May 19th, 2014
Chubby Checker to Host "My Music: 50s & 60s Party Songs" on PBS
POSTED ON May 30th, 2014
Beg, Borrow & Steal From The Ohio Express Available Now!
POSTED ON Apr 29th, 2014
Entertainment Weekly Premiere's Exclusive New Clip From Jodorowsky's The Dance Of Reality
POSTED ON May 14th, 2014
ABKCO Rolls Out Three More Clearly Classic Stones Titles May 6: Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!, 12 X 5, Through The Past, Darkly
POSTED ON Mar 25th, 2014
ABKCO Record Store Day Vinyl Releases Include Classic Titles From Sam Cooke and The Animals + Videogame Soundtrack for Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Eric Burdon In-Store Set for Miami
POSTED ON Mar 20th, 2014
|Songs From The Rolling Stones And Sam Cooke Among GRAMMY Hall of Fame Entries
Posted on Dec 3rd, 2013
Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy® has announced the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®. This latest round of inducted recordings continues to highlight diversity and recording excellence, and acknowledges both singles and album recordings of all genres at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Recordings are reviewed annually by a special member committee comprised of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts, with final approval by The Recording Academy's National Board of Trustees. With 27 new titles, the list currently totals 960 and is on display at the GRAMMY Museum® at L.A. LIVE.
"Spanning the 1930s to the 1980s, this year's GRAMMY Hall Of Fame entries represent a diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "Memorable and inspiring, these recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog — knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history."
Among this year's entries were two iconic pieces from the ABKCO catalog: The Rolling Stones' "Honky Tonk Women" and Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World."
The single for "Honky Tonk Women" was released in the UK the day after the death of founding member Brian Jones where it remained on the charts for 5 weeks peaking at No. 1. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks from 23 August 1969. It was ranked No. 116 on the list of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.
Sam Cooke's "Wonderful World," co-written with Lou Adler and Herb Alpert was released as a single in the spring of 1960, reaching #12 in the US and #27 in the UK. In 2004, the song was placed 373rd in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.