The 2011 Grammy Hall of Fame nominees include Fats Domino, Clifton Chenier and Prince!  Established in 1973, the Hall of Fame acknowledges recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. It's a really interesting list...

2011 Grammy Hall of Fame Nominees

“Bogalusa Boogie” – Clifton Chenier (1976)
“Brigadoon” – Original Broadway Cast (1947)
“Cat’s In The Cradle” – Harry Chapin (1974)
“Cissy Strut” – The Meters (1969)
“Dark Was The Night – Cold Was The Ground” – Blind Willie Johnson (1927)
“Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me” – Duke Ellington & His Orchestra Featuring Al Hibbler (1944)
“Frankie” – Mississippi John Hurt (1928)
“Genius + Soul = Jazz” – Ray Charles (1961)
Heavy Weather – Weather Report (1977)
“I’ll Be There” – The Jackson 5 (1970)
“I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” – Otis Redding (1965)
“Joan Baez” – Joan Baez (1960)
“Ko-Ko” – Duke Ellington & His Famous Orchestra (1940)
“The Köln Concert” – Keith Jarrett (1975)
“The Letter” – The Box Tops (1967)
“Lovesick Blues” – Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys (1949)
“Many Rivers To Cross” – Jimmy Cliff (1969)
“My Mammy” – Al Jolson (1927)
“On The Road Again” – Willie Nelson (1980)
“Penny Lane” – The Beatles (1967)
“Please Mr. Postman” – The Marvelettes
“Purple Rain” – Prince & The Revolution (1984)
“Rockin’ Chair” – Mildred Bailey (1937)
“Schumann: Carnaval Op.9” – Sergei Rachmaninoff (1929)
“Steel Guitar Rag” – Bob Willis & His Texas Playboys Featuring Leon McAuliffe (1936)
“Summertime” – Sidney Bechet (1939)
“Sunday At The Village Vangaurd” – Bill Evans Trio (1961)
“Take Me To The River” – Al Green (1974)
“Walking To New Orleans” – Fats Domino (1960)
“We Gotta Get Out Of This Place” – The Animals (1965)