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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross" Selected for the 2011 Grammys' Hall of Fame Induction

Hall of Fame is definitely no unfamiliar territory for Jimmy Cliff who was inducted into the 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, his memorable single "Many Rivers to Cross" has been selected among other indelible recordings by the The Recording Academy® for the 2011 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame®.

In continuing its mission to preserve and celebrate music year-round, The Recording Academy® announces the newest additions to its legendary GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® collection. Established by The Academy's National Trustees in 1973, the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame was created to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. 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. With 30 new titles, the list currently totals 881 and is displayed at The GRAMMY Museum®

"The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for which The Academy has become renowned," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy. "These musical treasures have brought us timeless recordings, and each of them deserves to be memorialized. These recordings are living evidence that music remains an indelible part of our culture."

Jimmy Cliff's "Many Rivers to Cross" is among a dynamic group of inductees which includes; The Beatles' "Penny Lane"a nd The Jackson 5's "I'll Be There". Other recordings include Al Jolson's "My Mammy," The Marvelettes' "Hey Mr. Postman," Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again," the Original Broadway Cast recording of Brigadoon, Prince & The Revolution's Purple Rain, and Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long." Other inductees with selections include Joan Baez, Mildred Bailey, Ray Charles, Fats Domino, Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra, Al Green, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys, among others.

It is great to see Jimmy Cliff getting well deserved acknowledgements for his works and legacy. Over the years many believe that Jimmy Cliff has been under rated for his significant contributions to Reggae music and its culture. Now it brings such joy to see a song as memorable as "Many Rivers to Cross" being inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fameamong other historical and memorable songs.


To read more on the 2011 GRAMMY Hall of Fame induction visit: 2011 GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Selections Announced


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