Famed recordings from Antonio Carlos Jobim ("The Girl from Ipanema"), Santana ("Oye Como Va"), Joao Gilberto ("Chega da Saudade"), Javier Solis ("Sabor a Mi"), and Astor Piazzolla ("Adios Nonino") are

Famed recordings from Antonio Carlos Jobim ("The Girl from Ipanema"), Santana ("Oye Como Va"), Joao Gilberto ("Chega da Saudade"), Javier Solis ("Sabor a Mi"), and Astor Piazzolla ("Adios Nonino") are among the first 17 inductees into the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame.

The Hall was established this year by the Latin Recording Academy to "honor recordings of enduring quality and relevance or historical significance." Recordings that are 25 years old are eligible for induction by a panel that includes music historians and professionals from the recording arts field.

"The Latin Grammy Hall of Fame is one of the Latin Recording Academy's proudest achievements, spotlighting recorded musical masterpieces that have significantly impacted musical history for many generations," Recording Academy president/CEO Michael Greene said in a statement. "This year's inaugural selections are timeless recordings which embody classic compositions that truly have set the precedence for excellence."

Here are the 2001 Latin Grammy Hall of Fame inductees:

"Adios Nonino" (Trovo Argentina album), Astor Piazzolla, 1969
"Besame Mucho" (RCA single), Pedro Vargas, 1941
"Caetano Veloso" (Philips album), Caetano Veloso, 1967
"Chega da Saudade" (Odeon album), Joao Gilberto, 1959
"The Composer of Desafinado Plays" (Verve album), Antonio Carlos Jobim, 1963
"Concierto de Aranjuez" (Columbia album), Regino Sainz de la Maza y Orquesta Nacional de Espana, 1948
"Desafinado" (Odeon single), Joao Gilberto, 1958
"El Dia Que Me Quieras" (RCA single), Carlos Gardel, 1935
"El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)" (RCA single), Don Azpiazu, 1930
"El Reloj" (Odeon Chilena single), Lucho Gatica, 1959
"The Girl From Ipanema" (Verve single), Antonio Carlos Jobim, 1963
"Getz/Gilberto" (Verve album), Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim & Astrud Gilberto, 1963
"La Barca" (Odeon Chilena single), Lucho Gatica, 1960
"Mambo #5" (RCA single), Perez Prado, 1950
"Oye Como Va" (Columbia single), Santana, 1975
"Sabor a Mi" (Columbia single), Javier Solis, 1960
"Somos Novios" (RCA single), Armando Manzanero, 1970