25 new recordings included in National Recording Registry

Every year, the National Recording Registry adds 25 more recordings to their preservation project.  These recordings will be preserved due to their importance in the heritage that is the American experience.

The Doors:  The Doors

Johnny Mercer-  “Accentuate the Positive”

Old Regular Baptists:  Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky

101 home made recordings from the Chicago 1893 World’s Fair

Joan Baez:  Joan Baez

Original cast recording:  John Brown’s Body

Sweet Emma Barrett and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Joan Tower:  Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman

Radiohead:  OK Computer

Home recordings from 1890 to 1910s featuring jokes and the sounds of barnyard animals

Blind Lemon Jefferson – “Black Snake Moan”/”Matchbox Blues”

Michael Coleman- “The Boys of the Lough”/”The Humours of Ennistymon”

Steve Martin:  Wild and Crazy Guy

The Swan Silvertones- “Mary, Don’t You Weep”

Lincolin Mayorga: Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleges

Radio coverage of FDR’s 1945 funeral

Lauryn Hill:  The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

Songs from the early days of Sesame Street

Tennessee Ernie Ford- “Sixteen Tons”

Sly and the Family Stone:  Stand

The Righteous Brothers- “You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling”

Ben E King-  “Stand by Me”

Orson Wells’ “Suspense” drama titled “Sorry, Wrong Number”

Original cast recording: Kiss Me Kate

Gerry Mulligan Quartet (f. Chet Baker)- “My Funny Valentine”


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