Library of Congress Adds 25 Albums and Other Recordings to National Registry — The Doors, the Righteous Brothers and Blind Lemon Jefferson Are Among the Artists; Here’s the Full List

Mar 25, 2015  •  Post A Comment

The Library of Congress has announced a wide-ranging list of 25 recordings to be inducted into its National Recording Registry. Among the recordings: the first album by the Doors, along with Radiohead’s “OK Computer,” the Righteous Brothers single “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'” and Blind Lemon Jefferson’s 1928 single “Black Snake Moan” / “Match Box Blues.”

Here’s the list:


• The Doors, The Doors (1967)

• Stand!, Sly and the Family Stone (1969)

• OK Computer, Radiohead (1997)

• Joan Baez, Joan Baez (1960)

• New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1964)

• Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues, Lincoln Mayorga (1968)

• John Brown’s Body, Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey; directed by Charles Laughton (1953)

• Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites (1995)

• A Wild and Crazy Guy, Steve Martin (1978)

• Songs of the Old Regular Baptists (1997)

• Kiss Me, Kate (original cast album) (1949)

•The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill (1998)

• Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor; Joan Tower, composer (1999)


• You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’, The Righteous Brothers (1964)

• Stand by Me, Ben E. King (1961)

• Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, Johnny Mercer (1944)

• My Funny Valentine, The Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker (1953)

• Mary Don’t You Weep, The Swan Silvertones (1959)

• The Boys of the Lough / The Humours of Ennistymon, Michael Coleman (1922)

• Black Snake Moan / Match Box Blues, Blind Lemon Jefferson (1928)

• Sixteen Tons, Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955)

Other recordings

• Radio Coverage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Funeral—Arthur Godfrey, et al. (April 14, 1945)

• The Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings at University of California, Santa Barbara Library (c. 1890-1910)

• The Benjamin Ives Gilman Collection, recorded at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago (1893)

• Sorry, Wrong Number (episode of “Suspense” radio series, May 25, 1943)

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