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The Library Announces the Newest Titles to its National Recording Registry!

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TODAY IS THE DAY!  As it does every year, the Library of Congress just named its 25 latest additions to its National Recording Registry!

As always, the range of works selected by the Librarian of Congress, with the assistance of the National Recording Preservation Board and the public’s nominations, show great diversity.  The earliest recording is from 1919 while the most recent is from 1998.  While the range of genres run the gamut from psychedelic rock to modern country to comedy (Hello, Lily!) to Latin to new wave rock to jazz and rap and grunge to a song about “the most famous reindeer of them all.”  Among the artists in the mix this year:  ABBA, Notorious BIG, Patti Page, Perry Como, Blondie, The Cars, Bobby McFerrin and the band formerly known as The Dixie Chicks.

To see the full list and press list, please click here.

"The Cars" album cover
“The Cars” (1978)


"Ready to Die" album cover
“Ready To Die” (1994)


"Wide Open Spaces" album cover
“Wide Open Spaces” (1998)


Lily Tomlin in character as Ernestine
“This is a Recording” (1971)


"Parallel Lines" album cover
“Parallel Lines” (1978)


  1. Congratulations, it’s great to see this inspiring list announced!

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