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2017's entries into the National Recording Registry announced


As with the Film Registry, the Librarian of Congress picks 25 titles that are culturally, historically, and/or aesthetically significant that are at least 10 years old.

The main entries are Judy Garland's Over the Rainbow, Barbra Streisand's People, the [sign in to see URL]'s Straight Outta Compton and Vin Scully's call of the last Dodgers-Giants game at New York's Polo Grounds. Also going in were albums The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars from David Bowie, Remain in Light from Talking Heads, Wanted: Live in Concert from Richard Pryor, and the original cast album of Broadway's The Wiz.

The first episode of NPR's All Things Considered also went in this year with songs by Wilson Pickett, Don McLean, Big Mama Thornton, Marty Robbins, Melba Moore, Judy Collins, Renee Fleming, Sonny Rollins and Sister Sledge.



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Re: 2017's entries into the National Recording Registry announced


Full List:

The 1888 London cylinder recordings of Col. George Gouraud (1888): Includes the voices of Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone and Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert & Sullivan among a number of prominent poets, scientists, musicians and politicians of the day, a 4,000-voice chorus performing "Israel in Egypt," and Gouraud's friends and family.

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" (singles), Manhattan Harmony Four (1923); Melba Moore and Friends (1990): Text by James Weldon Johnson in 1900 and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson in 1905. The 1990 version included Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Dionne Warwick and Bobby Brown.

"Puttin' on the Ritz," Harry Richman (1929): Recorded hundreds of times, it's Harry Richman's original version for the film Puttin' on the Ritz that goes in.

"Over the Rainbow," Judy Garland (1939): The Classic from Wizard of Oz finally goes in.

"I'll Fly Away," The Chuck Wagon Gang (1948): Another song covered by hundreds, the original goes in.

"Hound Dog," Big Mama Thornton (1953): Made famous by Elvis, it was originally inspired by Big Mama Thornton who would record it.

Saxophone Colossus, Sonny Rollins (1956)

Brooklyn Dodgers vs. New York Giants at the Polo Grounds, announced by Vin Scully (Sept. 8, 1957): Both teams were moving to Califonia at the end of the season thus marking the final game at the Polo Grounds for the Giants.

Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, Marty Robbins (1959): Considered Robbins' greatest success and his signature work. His Iconic El Paso was part of the album.

The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery, Wes Montgomery (1960)

"People," Barbra Streisand (1964): From Funny Girl it would become Streisand's signature song

"In the Midnight Hour," Wilson Pickett (1965)

"Amazing Grace," 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 cast album (1975)

Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975), Eagles (1976)

Scott Joplin's "Treemonisha," Gunther Schuller, arr. (1976)

Wanted: Live in Concert, Richard Pryor (1978)

"We Are Family" (single), Sister Sledge (1979)

Remain in Light, Talking Heads (1980)

Straight Outta Compton, [sign in to see URL] (1988)

Rachmaninoff's "Vespers (All-Night Vigil)," Robert Shaw Festival Singers (1990)

"Signatures," Renee Fleming (1997)

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