Library of Congress adds 25 recordings to it's collection
The Library of Congress has added 25 recording to it's collection - ranging from important speeches to Pink Floyd to Tchaikovsky.
These new inductees bring the library's total recordings count to 375. The recordings represent historic radio broadcasts, dance crazes, Southern gospel and punk rock.
This year's inductees range from the years 1918 to 1980.
Here are this year's inductees:
1. After You've Gone, Marion Harris (1918)
2. Bacon, Beans and Limousines, Will Rogers (Oct. 18, 1931)
3. Begin the Beguine, Artie Shaw (1938)
4. You Are My Sunshine, Jimmie Davis (1940)
5. D-Day Radio Broadcast, George Hicks (June 5-6, 1944)
6. Just Because, Frank Yankovic & His Yanks (1947)
7. South Pacific, original cast album (1949)
8. Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniature, Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente (1957)
9. Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, Van Cliburn (April 11, 1958)
10. President's message relayed from Atlas satellite, Dwight D. Eisenhower (Dec. 19, 1958)
11. A Program of Song, Leontyne Price (1959)
12. The Shape of Jazz to Come, Ornette Coleman (1959)
13. Crossing Chilly Jordan, The Blackwood Brothers (1960)
14. The Twist, Chubby Checker (1960)
15. Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's, Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson, et al. (1960-1962)
16. Hoodoo Man Blues, Junior Wells (1965)
17. Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel (1966)
18. Cheap Thrills, Big Brother and the Holding Company (1968)
19. The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (1973)
20. Music Time in Africa, Leo Sarkisian (July 29, 1973)
21. Wild Tchoupitoulas, The Wild Tchoupitoulas (1976)
22. Ramones, The Ramones (1976)
23. Saturday Night Fever, The Bee Gee's, et al. (1977)
24. Einstein on the Beach, Philip Glass and Robert Wilson (1979)
25. The Audience With Betty Carter, Betty Carter (1980)
Each year, under the terms of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000, the librarian selects 25 recordings that are "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and at least 10 years old.
These recordings will be housed in the library's Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Va., which contains more than 6 million collection items, including nearly 6 million items total and 3.5 million sound recordings.
What are some culturally significant recordings that you think should be in the collection? If you were the librarian, what would you add?