Thursday, May 24, 2012

Listen to the Latest Additions to the National Recording Registry

The Library of Congress has announced this year's selections for the National Recording Registry. Established ten years ago, the registry contains recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and are at least 10 years old.

Not all of the 25 sound recordings are of music, but many of the musical selections are already in our collection:
  • "I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart," Patsy Montana (1935) [On The Best of Patsy Montana (CD 21574)]
  • "Artistry in Rhythm," Stan Kenton & and his Orchestra (1943) [On The Complete Capitol Studio Recordings of Stan Kenton 1943-47 (CD 15435-15441)]
  • "Let’s Go Out to the Programs," The Dixie Hummingbirds (1953) [On The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds (CD 2786)]
  • "Also Sprach Zarathustra," Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1954, 1958) [On Richard Strauss in High Fidelity (CD 3063)]
  • "Bo Diddley" and "I’m a Man," Bo Diddley (1955) [On Bo Diddley; Go Bo Diddley (CD 11579)]
  • "Green Onions," Booker T. & the M.G.’s (1962) (CD 6585)
  • "Forever Changes," Love (1967) (CD 16472)
  • "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Vince Guaraldi Trio (1970) (CD 27615)
  • "Coat of Many Colors," Dolly Parton (1971) (CD 23426)
  • "Mothership Connection," Parliament (1975) (CD 1863)
  • "I Feel Love," Donna Summer (1977) [On The Casablanca Records Story (CD 14082-14085)]
  • "Rapper's Delight," Sugarhill Gang (1979) [On The Sugar Hill Records Story (CD 10273-10277)]
  • "Purple Rain," Prince and the Revolution (1984) (CD 40)

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