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2022 National Recording Registry: The Annotated Full List

“Harlem Strut” — James P. Johnson (1921) – the jazz pianist created stride out of rag time and a fast tempo, limburgh like sound
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Complete Presidential Speeches (1933-1945)

“Walking the Floor Over You” — Ernest Tubb (1941) (single) – the first country music explosion is traditionalism personified

“On a Note of Triumph” Norman Corwin (May 8, 1945) – the radio reporter announces the end of World War II

“Jesus Gave Me Water” — The Soul Stirrers (1950) (single) – Sam Cooke’s first band

Ellington at Newport — Duke Ellington (1956) (album)
We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite — Max Roach (1960) (album)

“The Christmas Song” — Nat King Cole (1961) (single) as long as their are English speaking Christians…

Tonight’s the Night — The Shirelles (1961) (album) -one of my great gets was seeing the Shirelles at The Town Hall as part of a girl groups review

“Moon River” — Andy Williams (1962) (single) – our huckleberry friend…

In C — Terry Riley (1968) (album) – the experimental classicist minimalism

“It’s a Small World” — The Disneyland Boys Choir (1964) (single) – one of my most memorable experiences was going on the “Small World” ride and bellowing along to this song till my great-niece Mriam’s spot on review: “I don’t like your singing” she told me…

“Reach Out, I’ll Be There” — The Four Tops (1966) (single)
Hank Aaron’s 715th Career Home Run (April 8, 1974)
“Bohemian Rhapsody” — Queen (1975) (single)
“Don’t Stop Believin’” — Journey (1981) (single)

Canciones de Mi Padre — Linda Ronstadt (1987) (album) – translates to “Songs Of My Father” and a perfect collection of Mexican traditional songs
Nick of Time — Bonnie Raitt (1989) (album)

The Low End Theory — A Tribe Called Quest (1991) (album) – enter rap

Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) — Wu-Tang Clan (1993) (album) -enter the Wu

Buena Vista Social Club, Buena Vista Social Club (1997) (album)
“Livin’ La Vida Loca” — Ricky Martin (1999) (single)
Songs in A Minor — Alicia Keys (2001) (album)
WNYC broadcasts for the day of 9/11 (Sept. 11, 2001) -well, quite

“WTF with Marc Maron” (Guest: Robin Williams) (April 26, 2010)

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