The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy's Collection

The Ultimate Grammy Box: From the Recording Academy's Collection

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Overview

This four-disc, 73-song survey of six decades of Grammy winners may not contain too many surprises. But like the recent SONY MUSIC 100 YEARS: SOUNDTRACK FOR A CENTURY box, it stands as a fascinating survey of the pop, country, rock, R&B, and jazz titans who have dominated American music since end of the Depression -- from Duke Ellington to Boyz II Men, Louis Armstrong to Lauryn Hill, Billie Holiday to Beck. Beginning in 1938, with Ella Fitzgerald performing "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" with Chick Webb and His Orchestra, and winding up in 1998 with Lauryn Hill's "To Zion," the set runs down a stunning list of huge-selling, life-changing, cultural-moment-defining performances. Heart tuggers -- from George Jones's immortal "He Stopped Loving Her Today" to Celine Dion's immortally sentimental "My Heart Will Go On" -- get big play, as do such enduring novelties as Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto's "The Girl from Ipanema," the Bee Gees' "Stayin' Alive," and Beck's "Where It's At." But the main point of the songs compiled here is a combination of mass appeal, mainstream innovation, and straight-up musical brilliance that results in "a classic." Simply check out the first ten songs on disc one: "Good Vibrations," "What's Going On," "Respect," "Band on the Run," "Always on My Mind," "Heartbreak Hotel," "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," "Purple Haze," "God Bless the Child," "Take the 'A' Train." Wow. A pop fantasy, indeed.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/16/1999
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646978320
catalogNumber: 69783

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Leontyne Price   Track Performer
Johnny Cash   Track Performer
George Jones   Vocals,Track Performer
Willie Nelson   Track Performer
Tammy Wynette   Track Performer
Henry Mancini   Track Performer
Woody Guthrie   Track Performer
Peter, Paul and Mary   Track Performer
Peggy Lee   Track Performer
Dionne Warwick   Track Performer
Beach Boys   Track Performer
Michael Bolton   Track Performer
Boyz II Men   Track Performer
Chicago   Track Performer
Shawn Colvin   Track Performer
Céline Dion   Track Performer
Bob Dylan   Track Performer
Earth, Wind & Fire   Track Performer
Gloria Estefan   Track Performer
Four Tops   Track Performer
Aretha Franklin   Track Performer
Green   Track Performer
Buddy Holly   Track Performer
Whitney Houston   Track Performer
Michael Jackson   Track Performer
Billy Joel   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Elton John   Track Performer
Gladys Knight   Track Performer
Roy Orbison   Track Performer
Elvis Presley   Track Performer
Tina Turner   Track Performer
Tony Bennett   Track Performer
Miles Davis   Track Performer
Ella Fitzgerald   Track Performer
Stan Getz   Track Performer
Astrud Gilberto   Track Performer
Yo-Yo Ma   Track Performer
Annie Lennox   Track Performer
Domenico Modugno   Track Performer
Sheryl Crow   Track Performer
Frankie Yankovic   Track Performer
Vladimir Horowitz   Track Performer
5th Dimension   Track Performer
Louis Armstrong   Track Performer
Billie Holiday   Vocals,Track Performer
Mariah Carey   Vocals,Track Performer
Chaka Khan   Track Performer
Patsy Cline   Track Performer
John Coltrane   Track Performer
Duke Ellington   Track Performer
Vince Gill   Track Performer
B.B. King   Track Performer
LeAnn Rimes   Track Performer
Carlos Santana   Track Performer
Bill Monroe & His Bluegrass Boys   Track Performer
Chick Webb & His Orchestra   Track Performer
Gladys Knight & the Pips   Track Performer
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass   Track Performer
Jimi Hendrix Experience   Track Performer
Paul McCartney & Wings   Track Performer
Rufus   Track Performer

Technical Credits

MC Hammer   Producer
Chet Atkins   Producer
Jerry Reed   Producer
Herb Alpert   Producer
Bee Gees   Producer
Marvin Gaye   Producer
John Lennon   Producer
Material   Producer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Bonnie Raitt   Producer
Soundgarden   Producer
Bruce Springsteen   Producer
Toto   Producer
Luther Vandross   Composer,Producer
Maurice White   Producer
Brian Wilson   Producer
Steve Winwood   Producer
Vinícius de Moraes   Composer
Herbie Hancock   Producer
Quincy Jones   Producer
Robert Kraft   Producer
Bobby McFerrin   Producer
Santana   Producer
Burt Bacharach   Producer
Carole Bayer Sager   Producer
Jerry Leiber   Producer
Willie Mitchell   Producer
Yoko Ono   Producer
Art Satherley   Producer
James Horner   Composer,Producer
Beck   Producer
Albhy Galuten   Producer
Ernie Altschuler   Producer
Moses Asch   Producer
George Avakian   Producer
Michael Beinhorn   Producer
Bill Bottrell   Producer
Owen Bradley   Producer
Terry Britten   Producer
Terry Brown   Producer
Tony Camillo   Producer
Mariah Carey   Composer
Mary Chapin Carpenter   Producer
Jorge Casas   Producer
Fred Catero   Producer
Chas Chandler   Producer
John Coltrane   Composer
Lamont Dozier   Composer,Producer
Jack Douglas   Producer
Daryl Dybka   Producer
Geoff Emerick   Producer
Emilio Estefan   Producer
Fred Foster   Producer
Thomas Frost   Producer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Linda Goldstein   Producer
Albert B. Grossman   Producer
James William Guercio   Producer
Eddie Holland   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer,Producer
Bones Howe   Producer
John Jennings   Producer
Will Jennings   Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim   Composer
Bob Johnston   Producer
Daniel Lanois   Producer
Rhett Lawrence   Producer
John Leventhal   Producer
Alfred Lion   Producer
George Merrill   Composer
Harry Meyerson   Producer
Narada Michael Walden   Producer
Chips Moman   Producer
Bob Monaco   Producer
Jerry Moss   Producer
Michael Omartian   Producer
Clay Ostwald   Producer
Chuck Plotkin   Producer
Phil Ramone   Producer
L.A. Reid   Producer
Mike Reid   Composer
Karl Richardson   Producer
Leo Robin   Composer
Shannon Rubicam   Composer
Bobby Scott   Composer
Billy Sherrill   Producer
Charles Stepney   Producer
Mike Stoller   Producer
Bill Szymczyk   Producer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Russ Titelman   Producer
Reed Vertelney   Composer
Don Was   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Stevie Wonder   Producer
Richard Mohr   Producer
Robert K. Oermann   Liner Notes
Michael Kapp   Producer
Ron Weisner   Producer
Simon Rady   Producer
Michael Green   Executive Producer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Producer
Bob Shelton   Composer
Joe Shelton   Composer
Dust Brothers   Producer
Lauryn Hill   Producer
Gabrielle Raumberger   Art Direction
Wilbur C. Rimes   Producer
Philip Coady   Producer
Ben Margulies   Composer
Bill Dees   Composer
Ric Marlow   Composer
James Allen II Shamblin   Composer
George Cory   Composer
Douglass Cross   Composer
Joseph Kiely   Illustrations
Laurence Hill   Producer
Joseph Hughes   Composer
David Freeman   Composer
Che Guevara   Producer
Francesco Migliacci   Composer
Stephen Lipson   Producer

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I AM LAURYN HILL'S #1 FAN AND TO ME SHE IS THE BEST ARTIST IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. SHE DOESN'T KNOW ME BUT I HAVE STRONG BELIEFS THAT SHE IS MY COUSIN AND ONE OF THESE DAYS I HOPE TO MEET HER AND TELL HER. LAURYN HILL'S DIFFERENT BUT UNIQUE STYLES MAKE HER A GREAT ARTIST. I DONT FEEL THAT THERE IS ANY OTHER FEMALE ARTIST THAT HAS HER STYLES AND TALENTS ALL IN ONE. SHE HAS THE WHOLE NINE YARDS AND SHE DOES NOT HIDE ANY OF IT. SHE EXPRESSES HER TRUE FEELINGS AND I FOR ONE CAN SAY SHE IS A PRIME EXAMPLE OF BEING REAL.