“Who Do You Love?” Twenty-Five Songs Added to the Grammy Hall of Fame

November 25, 2009 by  
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grammy songsThe Grammy Hall of Fame awardees for 2009 were just announced yesterday. Twenty-five songs that are at least twenty-five years old can qualify for the award by ‘the academy,’ if they are deemed to have “qualitative or historical significance.” The special Grammy Hall of Fame award was started in 1973 and 851 songs are included so far. Several standouts this year are: California Girls (The Beach Boys), Twist and Shout (The Isley Brothers) and As Time Goes By-“A kiss is just a kiss.” (Dooley Wilson).BoDiddley

As I look over the list, all the tracks look interesting to me, but just a few grabbed my attention this morning. Bo Diddly`s Who Do You love? is most famous for its funky rhythm and has been used countless times in various Rock & Roll riffs. Quicksilver Messenger Service forged its sparkling career from the shakin` rhythms of this song. The Doors` classic Riders On the Storm is on there also, fairly close to the bottom. What is the lyric of Jim Morrison all about, really?

So review the list, please…There are quite a few here that are fuzzy for me, and could stand a fresh spin. If you read this, Big Band and Classic Jazz (Thomas Durnin), I`m requesting Dipper Mouth Blues by King Oliver & His Jazz Band. P.S. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL! (source-Daily Contributor)