National Recording Registry

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The National Recording Registry is a list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States." The registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, which created the National Recording Preservation Board, whose members are appointed by the Librarian of Congress.wikipedia
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Tiger Rag

Hold That Tiger
In 2003, the 1918 recording of "Tiger Rag" was entered into the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry.

National Recording Preservation Board

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The registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, which created the National Recording Preservation Board, whose members are appointed by the Librarian of Congress.
The United States National Recording Preservation Board selects recorded sounds for preservation in the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.

Louis Armstrong Hot Five and Hot Seven Sessions

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According to the National Recording Registry, "Louis Armstrong was jazz's first great soloist and is among American music's most important and influential figures. These sessions, his solos in particular, set a standard musicians still strive to equal in their beauty and innovation."

Fisk Jubilee Singers

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In 2002 the Library of Congress honored their 1909 recording of "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" by adding it in the United States National Recording Registry.

Metropolitan Opera

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The recordings were later issued on a series of LPs and, in 2002, were included in the National Recording Registry.

This Land Is Your Land

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In 2002, "This Land Is Your Land" was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

Fireside chats

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The series of chats was among the first 50 recordings made part of the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress, which noted it as "an influential series of radio broadcasts in which Roosevelt utilized the media to present his programs and ideas directly to the public and thereby redefined the relationship between President Roosevelt and the American people in 1933."

The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan

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In 2002, Freewheelin' was one of the first 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

Songs for Young Lovers

It was issued as an 8-song, 10" album (Capitol H-488) and as a 45rpm EP set, but it was the first Sinatra "album" not to have a 78rpm multi-disc-album release. In 2002, it was one of 50 recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

Respect (song)

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In 2002, the Library of Congress honored Franklin's version by adding it to the National Recording Registry.

What'd I Say

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It was added to the National Recording Registry in 2002 and ranked at number 10 in Rolling Stones "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".

WJSV broadcast day

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Due to their historical significance, the United States Library of Congress has since added these sound recordings to its National Recording Registry.

Kind of Blue

The album was one of fifty recordings chosen in 2002 by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry, and in 2003 it was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Downhearted Blues

Down Hearted Blues
The National Recording Preservation Board included Smith's recording in the inaugural National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress in 2002.

Who's on First?

Who's on FirstJews on First
An early radio recording was placed in the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry in 2003.

Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five

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In 2002, its first year of archival, "The Message" was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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In 2003, the Library of Congress placed Sgt. Pepper in the National Recording Registry as "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

The Four Seasons (Vivaldi)

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It won the French Grand Prix du Disque in 1950, was elected to the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002, and was selected the following year for the National Recording Registry in the Library of Congress.

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book

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In 2003, it was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

Thomas A. Dorsey

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The Library of Congress added his album Precious Lord: New Recordings of the Great Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey (1973) to the United States National Recording Registry in 2002.

Stardust (1927 song)

StardustStar Dustsong
In 2004, Carmichael's 1927 recording of the song was one of 50 recordings chosen by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

In the Mood

In 2004, the recording was inducted into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry which consists of recordings that are "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

John Williams

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The Library of Congress also entered the Star Wars soundtrack into the National Recording Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

White Christmas (song)

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In 2002, the original 1942 version was one of 50 historically significant recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.

Songs by Tom Lehrer

I Wanna Go Back to DixieThe Irish Ballad
In 2004 it was included into the National Recording Registry