Albums by Green Day and Notorious B.I.G. join the National Recording Registry

Albums by Green Day and Notorious B.I.G. join the National Recording Registry

Classics like Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to die,Green Day DukiGene Autry's “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and Bobby McFerrin's “Don't Worry, Be Happy” will join the Library of Congress's National Recording Registry.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Tuesday that 25 recordings will be inducted into the prestigious club this year, including Patti Page's “Tennessee Waltz” and an ABBA song. AccessBlondie Parallel lines“No Sunshine” by Bill Withers, Jefferson Airplane Surreal pillow and the jazz standard “Clarinet Marmalade” performed by the all-black 369th U.S. Infantry Band under James Reese Europe after World War I.

The latest selections span from 1919 to 1998 and bring the number of titles in the register to 650. The National Library's recorded audio collection includes nearly four million items, and songs and albums that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” must be ranked first. At least 10 years to qualify.

Other new selections include “La-Di-Da-Di” by Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick, and “La-Di-Da-Di” by Lily Tomlin. This is a recordingThe Cars' debut “Chances Are” by Johnny Mathis, “El Cantante” by Hector Lavoe, and “Catch a Falling Star” by Perry Como/”Magic Moments” and The Chicks. Wide open spaces.

“The Library of Congress is proud to preserve the voices of American history and our diverse culture through the National Recording Registry,” Hayden says in a statement. “We've selected audio treasures worth preserving with our partners this year, including a wide range of music from the past 100 years, as well as comedy. We were thrilled to receive a record number of public nominations, and welcome public input on what we should preserve next.”

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Recordings that round out the 25 selections are: “Rose Room” by Benny Goodman Sextet with Charlie Christian, J.D. Crowe and New South's self-titled album, “Rocket '88'” by Jackie Princeton, His Delta Cats, and Lee Morgan. Lateral“Kauhavan Polkka” by Viola Torpinen and John Roosendaal, “Amor Eterno” by Juan Gabriel, and “Kronos Quartet” Pieces of Africa and the Wisconsin Folksong Group (1937-1946).

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