Thursday, May 15, 2008

Recordings added to the National Recording Registry 2007

See and hear clips HERE at the National Recording Registry, Library of Congress. The list:

The National Recording Registry 2007

Montage of Recordings named to the 2007 National Recording Registry. (6:52).


* This is a national list and many of the items listed are housed in collections across the country. The Library of Congress does not currently hold copies of all the recordings listed.
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Recordings are listed in chronological order:

1. The First Trans-Atlantic Broadcast (March 14, 1925)

2. "Allons a Lafayette," Joseph Falcon (1928)

3. "Casta Diva," from Bellini's Norma. Rosa Ponselle; accompanied by the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Giulio Setti. (Recorded December 31, 1928, and January 30, 1929.)

4. "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again," Thomas A. Dorsey (1934)

5. "Sweet Lorraine," by Art Tatum (1940)

6. Fibber's Closet Opens for the First Time, Fibber McGee and Molly radio program (March 4, 1940)

7. Wings Over Jordan radio broadcast (May 10, 1942)

8. Fiorello LaGuardia reading the comics (1945 )

9. "Call it Stormy Monday but Tuesday is Just As Bad," T-Bone Walker (1947)

10. Harry S. Truman Speech at the 1948 Democratic National Convention (July 15th, 1948)

11. "The Jazz Scene," various artists (1949)

12. "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels," Kitty Wells (Recorded May 30, 1952)

13. "My Fair Lady," original cast recording (1956)

14. Navajo Shootingway Ceremony Field Recordings representing the David McAllester Collection (Recorded by David McAllester 1957-1958)

15. "‘Freight Train,' and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes," Elizabeth Cotten (1959)

16. United States Marine Band (1963)

17. "Oh, Pretty Woman," Roy Orbison (1964)

18. "Tracks of My Tears," Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (1965)

19. "You'll Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song," Ella Jenkins (1966)

20. "Music from the Morning of the World," Various Artists, Recorded by David Lewiston (1966)

21. "For the Roses," Joni Mitchell (1972)

22. "Headhunters," Herbie Hancock (1973)

23. Ronald Reagan Radio Broadcasts (1976-1979)

24. "The Sounds of Earth," Disc prepared for the Voyager spacecraft (1977)

25. "Thriller," Michael Jackson (1982)

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