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1. "A-Tisket, A-Tasket" was recorded in 1938 by Chick Webb and His Orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald on Decca Records. What instrument did Chick Webb play?
2. In 1999 "Blowin' in the Wind" received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Peter, Paul and Mary took the song to Number Two on the Billboard Charts and released an album of the same name in 1963. Who wrote "Blowin' in the Wind"?
3. The 1940 RCA Victor recording of "Stardust" by Artie Shaw And His Orchestra was recognized with an award in 1988. In 1995 the composer's 1927 version on Gannett Records also received the award. Who composed the music for "Stardust"?
4. Bobby Darin was awarded the Grammy Award for Record of the Year for a 1959 song that was recognized in 1999 with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Which song earned both awards for Darin?
5. Harry Nilsson's 1969 recording, "Everybody's Talkin'", was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award 30 years later. Which 1969 movie included the song in the soundtrack?
6. Several Jazz artists have been honored with Grammy Hall of Fame Awards. Miles Davis has received several. Which release was NOT a Miles Davis recording?
7. Which Grammy Hall of Fame Award winning song was posthumously released as a single on January 8, 1968?
8. Despite 30 years of recording, Dean Martin has only received one Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Which song was a Dean Martin hit?
9. The 1958 Brunswick single of the R&B hit, "Lonely Teardrops", was recognized in 1999. Berry Gordy and Tyran Carlo composed the classic. Which artist recorded the song?
10. The 1950 Chess Records release, "Rollin' Stone", was recognized by the Academy in 2000. The song was the inspiration for the name of the British band, The Rolling Stones. Which artist wrote and released the song?
11. The Beatles were given honors for many of their albums. Which of the listed Beatles albums was released first?
12. In 1971 James Taylor released "You've Got A Friend" on the Ode label. The single was given a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2001. The following year the single released by the composer was recognized. Who wrote and released "You've Got A Friend" in 1971?
13. Which album was a 1962 Ray Charles release?
14. Many Broadway and film soundtracks were recorded on albums and have been memorialized by the Grammy Hall of Fame Award. Decca Records released the soundtrack for "Annie Get Your Gun" in 1946 and the album received the award in 1998. Ray Middleton was the principal male lead. Who was the female lead?
15. "Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" was a 1954 single on Dootone records. It was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 and has the distinction of being one of the early rock and roll hits to make the charts. Which group recorded the original version on Dootone?
16. Which 1963 release was the subject of lengthy FBI investigation regarding obscene lyrics?
17. Which American composer was honored for his 1959 RCA Victor album, "Appalachian Spring"?
18. Which artist received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for his 1931 release, "Minnie the Moocher", in 1999? He performed the song almost fifty years later in "The Blues Brothers" (1980).
19. The 1954 album, "An Evening with Andres Segovia" received the award in 1999. What instrument did Andres Segovia play?
20. The 1965 Motown classic "My Girl" received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. Which Motown group recorded "My Girl"?
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