Judy Garland's classic ballad from "The Wizard of Oz", Barbra Streisand's classic ballad from "Funny Girl", the original version of "Hound Dog", a collection of the greatest hits by the Eagles and the debut album from N.W.A. are just some of the recordings that have just been inducted in to the National Recording Registry.
Since 2002, the Library of Congress have selected sound recordings that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important that informs or reflect life in the United States. The twenty-five selected this year feature a wide range of music, commentaries, radio programs, comedy albums and speeches. To date, there have been 475 recordings placed in the National Recording Registry.
Here is the complete list of the twenty-five recordings being inducted in the 2017 National Recording Registry:
The London cylinder recordings of Col. George Gouraud (1888)
“Lift Every Voice and Sing” (singles) - Manhattan Harmony Four (1923) and Melba Moore & Friends (1990)
“Puttin’ on the Ritz” (single) - Harry Richman (1929)
“Over the Rainbow” (single) - Judy Garland (1939)
“I’ll Fly Away” (single) - The Chuck Wagon Gang (1948)
“Hound Dog” (single) - Big Mama Thornton (1953)
“Saxophone Colossus” - Sonny Rollins (1956)
"The Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds", announced by Vin Scully (September 8, 1957)
“Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs” - Marty Robbins (1959)
“The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery” - Wes Montgomery (1960)
“People” (single) - Barbra Streisand (1964)
“In the Midnight Hour” (single) - Wilson Pickett (1965)
“Amazing Grace” (single) - Judy Collins (1970)
“American Pie” (single) - Don McLean (1971)
“All Things Considered” - first broadcast (May 3, 1971)
“The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” - David Bowie (1972)
“The Wiz: Original Broadway Cast Album” - (1975)
“Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)” - Eagles (1976)
“Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha” - (Gunter Schuller, arranger) (1976)
“Wanted: Live in Concert” - Richard Pryor (1978)
“We Are Family” (single) - Sister Sledge (1979)
“Remain in Light” - Talking Heads (1980)
“Straight Outta Compton” - N.W.A (1988)
“Rachmaninoff’s Vespers (All-Night Vigil)” - Robert Shaw Festival Singers (1990)
“Signatures” - Renée Fleming (1997)
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