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More recordings inducted into hall

January 22, 2005|Randy Lewis

The Rolling Stones' "Let It Bleed" album, Bob Marley's "No Woman No Cry" single and Ray Charles' rendition of "America the Beautiful" are among 20 recordings newly inducted into the Recording Academy's Hall of Fame.

Others include Judy Garland's "Meet Me in St. Louis" film soundtrack from 1944, Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn" theme from 1959 and Louis Armstrong's 1932 recording of "All of Me." Bob Hope and Bing Crosby are represented, separately, with Hope's longtime theme song "Thanks for the Memory" and Crosby's Depression-era single "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"

Recordings must be at least 25 years old to be eligible. The newest recording inducted this year is Marley's 1974 single, the oldest Arthur Collins and Byron Harlan's 1911 performance of "Alexander's Ragtime Band." The latest batch of hall-of-fame recordings brings the academy's total to 659 titles since the designation was established in 1973.

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