Monday, June 13, 2005

Posterity, Defined

The always-worth-a-daily-visit Terry Teachout of About Last Night links to a very interesting list, of the recordings selected by the National Recording Registry to be archived and saved for the ages. Listed chronologically, the titles range from some of the first recordings made (the first listing is circa 1888) to Nirvana's Nevermind. Also represented are such luminaries as Scott Joplin, Booker T. Washington, Al Jolson, Robert Johnson, Orson Welles, Bille Holiday, Muddy Waters, Frank Sinatra, Patsy Cline, and Dr Martin Luther King, Jr., among many, many others. Well worth a scroll-through.

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