Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Take THAT, Cockroaches!!

I love that the US government sees fit to name 25 recordings worthy of taking extraordinary measures to protect for posteriy each year, and then does it. 225 recordings have been carefully arhived and would presumably survive a nuclear holocaust. That's just cool.

This year's additions:

2006 National Recording Registry (in chronological order)

"Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent," Cal Stewart (1904)
"Il mio tesoro," John McCormack, orchestra conducted by Walter Rogers (1916)
National Defense Test, September 12, 1924 (1924)
"Black Bottom Stomp," Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers (1926)
"Wildwood Flower," The Carter Family (1928)
"Pony Blues," Charley Patton (1929)
"You’re the Top," Cole Porter (1934)
"The Osage Bank Robbery," episode of "The Lone Ranger" (December 17, 1937)
Address to Congress, December 8, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt (1941)
Native Brazilian Music, recorded under the supervision of Leopold Stokowski (1942)
"Peace in the Valley," Red Foley and the Sunshine Boys (1951)
Chopin Polonaise, op. 40, no. 1 ("Polonaise militaire"), Artur Rubinstein (1952)
"Blue Suede Shoes," Carl Perkins (1955)
Interviews with William ‘Billy’ Bell, recorded by Edward D. Ives (1956), representing the Edward D. Ives Collection held at the Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine, Orono, Maine and the Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
"Howl," Allen Ginsberg (1959)
"The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart," Bob Newhart (1960)
"Be My Baby," The Ronettes (1963)
"We Shall Overcome," Pete Seeger (1963) recording of Pete Seeger's June 8, 1963, Carnegie Hall concert
"(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction," Rolling Stones. (1965)
"A Change is Gonna Come," Sam Cooke (1965)
"Velvet Underground and Nico," Velvet Underground (1967)
"The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake," Eubie Blake (1969)
"The Wailers Burnin’," The Wailers (1973)
"Live in Japan," Sarah Vaughan (1973)
"Graceland," Paul Simon (1986)

Until Whenever

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