Friday, April 14, 2006

A world of music, preserved at the LOC

2005 entries in the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry

Full details and listings at the LOC

Here's a sampling of the 50 recordings chosen for special recognition and preservation
(in chronological order)

1. "Canzone del Porter" from "Martha (von Flotow)," Edouard de Reszke (1903)
6. "Ory's Creole Trombone," Kid Ory (June 1922)
8. "Tanec pid werbamy/Dance Under the Willows," Pawlo Huemiuk (1926)
10. First official transatlantic telephone conversation (Jan. 7, 1927)
11. "El Manisero" ("The Peanut Vendor"), Rita Montaner, vocal with orchestra
(1927); "El Manisero," Don Azpiazu and his orchestra (1930)
15. "Wabash Cannonball," Roy Acuff (1936)
20. "John the Revelator," Golden Gate Quartet (1938)
25. "Jole Blon," Harry Choates (1946)
28. "Anthology of American Folk Music," edited by Harry Smith (1952)
33. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)
35. "Poeme Electronique," Edgard Varese (1958)
36. "Time Out," The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)
37. Studs Terkel interview with James Baldwin (Sept. 29, 1962)
41. "Are You Experienced?" Jimi Hendrix Exerience (1967)
42. "We're Only in It for the Money," Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (1968)
45. "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers," Firesign Theatre (1970)
46. "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron (1970)
47. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1972)
48. The old fog horn, Kewaunee, Wis., recorded by James A. Lipsky (1972)

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