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Radiohead, Family Stone, Baez Among 25 Albums Added To U.S. National Recording Registry

image from cps-static.rovicorp.comEach year, the U.S. Library of Congress adds 25 recordings that it believes are of historic significance to its prestigious National Recording Registry. This year, The Doors, Joan Baez, The Family Stone and Radiohead are among the chosen albums.

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1. Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings at University of California, Santa Barbara Library (c.1890-1910)

2. The Benjamin Ives Gilman Collection, recorded at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago (1893)

3. “The Boys of the Lough”/”The Humours of Ennistymon,” Michael Coleman (1922)

4. “Black Snake Moan”/ “Match Box Blues,” Blind Lemon Jefferson (1928)

5. “Sorry, Wrong Number,” from “Suspense” radio series (1943)

image from 2.bp.blogspot.com6. “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive,” Johnny Mercer (1944)

7. Radio Coverage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Funeral, Arthur Godfrey, et al. (1945)

8. “Kiss Me, Kate,” original cast album (1949)

9. “John Brown’s Body,” Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey; directed by Charles Laughton (1953)

10. “My Funny Valentine,” The Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker (1953)

11. “Sixteen Tons,” Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955)

12. “Mary Don’t You Weep,” The Swan Silvertones (1959)

13. “Joan Baez,” Joan Baez (1960)

14. “Stand by Me,” Ben E. King (1961)

15. “New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band,” Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1964)

16. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin,’” The Righteous Brothers (1964)

17. “The Doors,” The Doors (1967)

18. “Stand!” Sly and the Family Stone (1969)

19. “Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues,” Lincoln Mayorga (1968)

20. “A Wild and Crazy Guy,” Steve Martin (1978)

21. “Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites,” Various (1995)

22. “OK Computer,” Radiohead (1997)

23. “Songs of the Old Regular Baptists,” various (1997)

24. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” Lauryn Hill (1998)

25. “Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman,” Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor; Joan Tower, composer (1999)

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