Today, the Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, announced the 25 newest inductees to the National Recording Registry. The selections range is date from 1920 to 2008 and cover almost every genre known to recorded sound including jazz, pop, rock, spoken word, classical, rap, children’s recordings and even disco.
Some of the luminaries on the list include Dusty Springfield, Dr. Dre, Cheap Trick, Memphis Minnie, Whitney Houston and Glen Campbell.
For a full list of titles and artists, see the link below.
National Registry Announcement
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, January 23 (7:30 p.m.) The Roaring Twenties (Warner Bros., 1939) Prohibition became the law of the land at the stroke of midnight on January 17, 1920, and lasted until December 1933. This period of failed social experimentation provided the inspiration for […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, November 21 (7:30 p.m.) Funeral in Berlin (Paramount, 1966) British Intelligence agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine) is sent to Germany to arrange the defection of Colonel Stok (Oskar Homolka), a Russian intelligence officer posted to East Berlin, despite Harry’s suspicions of […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, October 24 (7:30 p.m.) The Monster Squad (TriStar Pictures, 1987) The Monster Squad, a secret club of five pre-teen, old-horror-movie loving boys, find their obsession with the genre useful when their town in suddenly invaded by the Wolfman, Frankenstein, the Mummy […]
Packard Campus Theater Schedule for August, 2019 The 50th anniversary of the legendary Woodstock Music Festival will be celebrated with two programs on Saturday, August 10 – a 2 p.m. matinee of rare outtakes that didn’t make it into the 1970 documentary and at 7:30, the original release of Woodstock which was added to the […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Friday, July 5 (7:30 p.m.) Footloose (Paramount, 1984) Kevin Bacon, in the role that made him a star, plays Chicago teenager Ren McCormack who is transplanted to an ultra-conservative small town in Utah where dancing is outlawed. Recruiting his best pal, the […]
Allee Willis today in her home For the past 25 years, the Library of Congress has celebrated the nation’s heritage sound recordings and has highlighted the importance of their long-term preservation by nominating 25 aesthetically, culturally or historically significant recordings to the National Recording Registry. The National Recording Registry includes recordings ranging from rap to […]
The following is a guest post by Jenny Paxson of the Packard Campus. Thursday, April 4 (7:30 p.m.) Pre-Code Double Feature Finishing School (RKO, 1934) The scandalous goings-on in an upper-crust private school for young women is the setting for this pre-Code school girl dramedy, co-directed (with George Nichols Jr.) by screenwriter Wanda Tuchock (Hallelujah!, […]
This morning, the Library of Congress announced the newest 25 additions to its National Recorded Sound Registry. Marking its 17th year this year, the National Recording Registry which honors all types of recorded sound–from music to spoken word to radio broadcasts—as long as the recordings have been historically, culturally or aesthetically significant. The latest 25 takes the […]
The Joe Smith Collection is a fascinating one—it’s made up of interviews recorded in the late 1980s by retired record company executive Joe Smith with over two hundred musicians and fellow industry execs for an oral history of the recording industry and of pop music as told by its creators and promoters. Smith’s long career […]