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20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys

By CNN Staff
updated 2:29 PM EST, Fri January 24, 2014
Some albums just never leave you and listening to them today can be like hearing the tracks for the first time. The irony is that sometimes those classics went completely without notice from The Recording Academy, whose honor -- the Grammy -- is largely seen as an indicator of talent and musical contribution. As we wait to see which album the Grammys will name the best from 2013, let's take a look back at 20 of our favorite classic albums that were overlooked, like the Godfather of Soul's "Live at the Apollo 1962." James Brown fans insist it was one of his best performances. Some albums just never leave you and listening to them today can be like hearing the tracks for the first time. The irony is that sometimes those classics went completely without notice from The Recording Academy, whose honor -- the Grammy -- is largely seen as an indicator of talent and musical contribution. As we wait to see which album the Grammys will name the best from 2013, let's take a look back at 20 of our favorite classic albums that were overlooked, like the Godfather of Soul's "Live at the Apollo 1962." James Brown fans insist it was one of his best performances.
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20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
20 classic albums that didn't win Grammys
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