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Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1963 "I Have a Dream" speech was one of 50 recordings preserved in 2002, the first year of existence of the United States National Recording Registry.

The National Recording Registry is a list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States." The registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000,[1] which created the National Recording Preservation Board, whose members are appointed by the Librarian of Congress. The recordings preserved in the United States National Recording Registry form a registry of recordings selected yearly by the National Recording Preservation Board for preservation in the Library of Congress.[1]

The National Recording Preservation Act of 2000 established a national program to guard America's sound recording heritage. The Act created the National Recording Registry, The National Recording Preservation Board and a fund-raising foundation.[2] The purpose of the Registry is to maintain and preserve sound recordings and collections of sound recordings that are culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.[1] Beginning in 2002, the National Recording Preservation Board has selected recordings nominated each year to be preserved. On January 27, 2003, the first 50 recordings were announced by James Billington, the then Librarian of Congress.[3]

The first four yearly lists each had 50 selections. Since 2006, 25 recordings have been selected annually. As of 2022, a total of 600 recordings have been preserved in the Registry. Each calendar year, public nominations are accepted for inclusion in that year's list of selections, which are announced the following spring.

Each yearly list typically includes a few recordings that have also been selected for inclusion in the holdings of the National Archives' audiovisual collection. Recordings on the National Recording Registry that are of a political nature tend to overlap with the audiovisual collection of the National Archives.

Selection criteria

The criteria for selection are:

  • Recordings selected for the National Recording Registry are "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant", and/or inform or reflect culture in the United States.[4]
  • Recordings will not be considered for inclusion in the National Recording Registry if no copy of the recording exists.[4]
  • No recording is eligible for inclusion in the National Recording Registry until ten years after the recording's creation.[4]

Inductees

The list shows overlapping items and whether the National Archives has an original or a copy of the recording.

Recording or collection Performer or agent Release year Induction
year
National
Archives
Edison exhibition recordings (Group of three cylinders):[5]
  • "Around the World on the Phonograph"
  • "The Pattison Waltz"
  • "Fifth Regiment March"
Thomas Edison 1888–1889 2002[6]
Passamaquoddy Indians field recordings Recorded by Jesse Walter Fewkes 1890 2002
"The Stars and Stripes Forever" Berliner Gramophone disc recording Military Band 1897 2002
Metropolitan Opera cylinder recordings (the Mapleson Cylinders) Lionel Mapleson and the Metropolitan Opera 1900–1903 2002
"Casey at the Bat" DeWolf Hopper 1906 2002
"Vesti la giubba" from Pagliacci Enrico Caruso 1907 2002
1895 Atlanta Exposition speech Booker T. Washington 1908 recreation 2002 copy
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" Fisk Jubilee Singers 1909 2002
Lovey's Trinidad String Band recordings for Columbia Records Lovey's Trinidad String Band 1912 2002
Ragtime compositions piano rolls Scott Joplin 1916 [7] 2002
"Tiger Rag" Original Dixieland Jazz Band 1918 2002
"Arkansas Traveler" and "Sallie Gooden" Eck Robertson 1922 2002
"Downhearted Blues" Bessie Smith 1923 2002
Rhapsody in Blue George Gershwin, piano; Paul Whiteman Orchestra 1924 2002
Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven 1925–1928 2002
Victor Talking Machine Company sessions in Bristol, Tennessee Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest Stoneman, and others 1927 2002
Highlander Center Field Recordings Collection Rosa Parks, Esau Jenkins and others 1930s–1980s 2002
Bell Laboratories experimental stereo recordings Philadelphia Orchestra; Leopold Stokowski, conductor 1931–1932 2002
"Fireside chats" radio broadcasts[α] Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933–1944 2002 original
Harvard Vocarium record series T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden and others 1933–1956 2002
"New Music Quarterly" recordings series Henry Cowell, producer 1934–1949 2002
Description of the crash of the Hindenburg Herbert Morrison May 16, 1937 2002 original
The Cradle Will Rock Marc Blitzstein and the original cast of The Cradle Will Rock 1938 2002
"Who's on First?"
Earliest existing radio broadcast version
Abbott and Costello October 6, 1938 2002
The War of the Worlds Orson Welles and The Mercury Theatre on the Air October 30, 1938 2002 copy
"God Bless America"
Radio broadcast premiere
Kate Smith November 11, 1938 2002
The John and Ruby Lomax Southern States Recording Trip John and Ruby Lomax 1939 2002
"Strange Fruit" Billie Holiday 1939 2002
Grand Ole Opry
First network radio broadcast
Uncle Dave Macon, Roy Acuff, and others October 14, 1939 2002
Béla Bartók and Joseph Szigeti in Concert at the Library of Congress Béla Bartók, piano; Joseph Szigeti, violin 1940 2002
The Rite of Spring Igor Stravinsky conducting the New York Philharmonic 1940 2002
Blanton-Webster era recordings Duke Ellington Orchestra 1940–1942 2002
"White Christmas"
original 1942 single
Bing Crosby 1942 2002
"This Land Is Your Land" Woody Guthrie 1944 2002
D-Day radio address to
the Allied Nations (June 6, 1944, order of the day and People of Western Europe speech)[9]
Dwight D. Eisenhower June 6, 1944 2002 original
"Ko Ko" Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, and others 1945 2002
"Blue Moon of Kentucky" Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 1947 2002
"How High the Moon" Les Paul and Mary Ford 1951 2002
Songs for Young Lovers Frank Sinatra 1954 2002
Sun Records sessions Elvis Presley 1954–1955 2002
Dance Mania Tito Puente 1958 2002
Kind of Blue Miles Davis 1959 2002
"What'd I Say", Parts 1 and 2 Ray Charles 1959 2002
The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Bob Dylan 1963 2002
"I Have a Dream" speech Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. August 28, 1963 2002 copy
"Respect"[β] Aretha Franklin 1967 2002
Philomel: For Soprano (Milton Babbitt) Bethany Beardslee, recorded soprano, and synthesized sound 1971 2002
Precious Lord: New Recordings of the Great Gospel Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey Thomas A. Dorsey, Marion Williams, and others 1973 2002
Crescent City Living Legends Collection
(New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Archive/WWOZ New Orleans)
Clifton Chenier, Professor Longhair, Queen Ida, and other performers 1973–1990 2002
"The Message" Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five 1982 2002
"The Lord's Prayer" and "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" Emile Berliner c. 1890 2003[10]
"Honolulu Cake Walk" Vess Ossman 1898 2003
Victor Releases Bert Williams and George Walker 1901 2003
"You're a Grand Old Rag [Flag]" Billy Murray 1906 2003
Chippewa/Ojibwe Cylinder Collection Frances Densmore 1907–1910 2003
The Bubble Book
(the first Bubble Book)
1917 2003
Cylinder recordings of African-American music Guy B. Johnson 1920s 2003
"Cross of Gold" speech
Speech re-enactment
William Jennings Bryan 1921 2003
"The OKeh Laughing Record" Lucie Bernardo and Otto Rathke 1922 2003
"Adeste Fideles" Associated Glee Clubs of America 1925 2003
Cajun-Creole Columbia releases Amédé Ardoin and Dennis McGee 1929 2003
"Goodnight, Irene" Lead Belly 1933 2003
"Every Man a King" speech Huey P. Long February 23, 1934 2003 copy
"He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" Marian Anderson 1936 2003
The Complete Recordings Robert Johnson 1936–1937 2003
Interviews conducted by Alan Lomax Jelly Roll Morton, Alan Lomax 1938 2003
Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Benny Goodman 1938 2003
Complete day of radio broadcasting, WJSV (Washington, D.C.) WJSV, Washington, D.C. September 21, 1939 2003 original
"New San Antonio Rose" Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys 1940 2003
Selections from George Gershwin's Folk Opera Porgy and Bess George Gershwin and the original Broadway cast of Porgy and Bess 1940, 1942 2003
Beethoven String Quartets Budapest Quartet 1940–1950 2003
World Series - Game Four
New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers
Red Barber, Bob Elson and Bill Corum October 5, 1941 2003
Oklahoma!
Original Broadway cast recording
The original Broadway cast of Oklahoma! 1943 2003
Othello Paul Robeson, Uta Hagen, José Ferrer, and others 1943 2003
Bach B-Minor Mass Robert Shaw Chorale 1947 2003
The Four Seasons (Vivaldi) Louis Kaufman and the Concert Hall String Orchestra 1947 2003
Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord" (Ives) John Kirkpatrick 1948 2003
Pictures at an Exhibition (Modest Mussorgsky) Rafael Kubelík conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1951 2003
"Problems of the American Home" Billy Graham 1954 2003
Goldberg Variations (Bach) Glenn Gould 1955 2003
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book Ella Fitzgerald 1956 2003
"Roll Over Beethoven" Chuck Berry 1956 2003
Brilliant Corners Thelonious Monk 1956 2003
Steam locomotive recordings, 6 vol. O. Winston Link[11] 1957–1977 2003
Complete Ring Cycle (Richard Wagner)[β][12] Louis Kaufman and the Concert Hall String Orchestra, Georg Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 1958–1965[13] 2003
Winds in Hi-Fi Eastman Wind Ensemble with Frederick Fennell 1958[14] 2003
Mingus Ah Um Charles Mingus 1959 2003
New York Taxi Driver Tony Schwartz 1959 2003
Ali Akbar College of Music,
Archive Selections
1960s–1970s 2003
"Crazy" Patsy Cline 1961 2003
Kennedy Inauguration Ceremony John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert Frost, and others January 20, 1961 2003 original
Judy at Carnegie Hall Judy Garland 1961 2003
"I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)" Otis Redding 1965 2003
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles 1967 2003
At Folsom Prison Johnny Cash 1968 2003
What's Going On Marvin Gaye 1971 2003
Tapestry Carole King 1971 2003
A Prairie Home Companion
First broadcast
Garrison Keillor July 6, 1974 2003
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen 1975 2003
Live at Yankee Stadium Fania All-Stars 1975 2003
"Gypsy Love Song" Eugene Cowles 1898 2004[15]
"Some of These Days" Sophie Tucker 1911 2004
"The Castles in Europe One-Step (Castle House Rag)" Europe's Society Orchestra 1914 2004
"Swanee" Al Jolson 1920 2004
Armistice Day radio broadcast Woodrow Wilson November 10, 1923 2004 original
"See See Rider" Gertrude "Ma" Rainey 1924 2004
"Charleston"
Representative of the Edison Disc Master Mold Collection at the Edison National Historic Site
Golden Gate Orchestra 1925 2004
"Fascinating Rhythm" Fred and Adele Astaire; George Gershwin, piano 1926 2004
NBC radio coverage of Charles A. Lindbergh's arrival and reception in Washington, D.C. June 11, 1927 2004 copy
"Stardust" Hoagy Carmichael 1927 2004
"Blue Yodel No. 1 (T for Texas)" Jimmie Rodgers 1927 2004
"Ain't Misbehavin'" Thomas "Fats" Waller 1929 2004
"Gregorio Cortez"
Representative of the Arhoolie Foundation's Strachwitz Frontera Collection, University of California
Trovadores Regionales 1929 2004
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano; Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra 1929 2004
"The Suncook Town Tragedy" Mabel Wilson Tatro July 1930 2004
Oral narrative from the Lorenzo D. Turner Collection Rosina Cohen 1932 2004
"Stormy Weather" Ethel Waters 1933 2004
"Body and Soul" Coleman Hawkins 1939 2004
Peter and the Wolf
(Sergey Prokofiev)
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor;
Richard Hale, narrator;
Boston Symphony Orchestra
1939 2004
"In the Mood" Glenn Miller and His Orchestra 1939 2004
Broadcast from London Edward R. Murrow September 21, 1940 2004 copy
King James version of the Bible Alexander Scourby 1940-1944, released 1966 2004
We Hold These Truths Norman Corwin December 15, 1941 2004 original
Piano Concerto No. 1, op. 23, Bb minor
(Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky)
Vladimir Horowitz, piano;
Arturo Toscanini, conductor;
NBC Symphony Orchestra
April 25, 1943 2004
"Down by the Riverside" Sister Rosetta Tharpe 1944 2004
U.S. Highball (A Musical Account of a Transcontinental Hobo Trip) Harry Partch, Gate 5 Ensemble 1946[γ] 2004
Four Saints in Three Acts
Broadway cast recording
Virgil Thomson and members of the original Broadway cast of Four Saints in Three Acts 1947 2004
"Manteca" Dizzy Gillespie Big Band with Chano Pozo 1947 2004
The Jack Benny Program Jack Benny March 28, 1948 2004
"Foggy Mountain Breakdown"[β] Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs 1949 2004
"Lovesick Blues" Hank Williams 1949 2004
Guys and Dolls
Original Broadway cast recording
The original Broadway cast of Guys and Dolls 1950 2004
"Old Soldiers Never Die"
(Farewell Address to the United States Congress)
General Douglas MacArthur April 19, 1951 2004 copy
Songs by Tom Lehrer Tom Lehrer 1953 2004
"Hoochie Coochie Man" Muddy Waters 1954 2004
"Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)" The Penguins 1954 2004
Tuskegee Institute Choir Sings Spirituals Tuskegee Institute Choir, directed by William L. Dawson 1955 2004
Giant Steps John Coltrane 1959 2004
Messiah Eugene Ormandy, conductor; Richard P. Condie, choir director; Mormon Tabernacle Choir; Philadelphia Orchestra 1959 2004
Drums of Passion Michael Babatunde Olatunji 1960 2004
Peace Be Still James Cleveland 1962 2004
"The Girl from Ipanema" (Garota de Ipanema) Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto 1963 2004
Live at the Apollo James Brown and The Famous Flames 1963 2004
Pet Sounds The Beach Boys 1966 2004
Remarks broadcast from the moon Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong July 21, 1969 2004 original
At Fillmore East The Allman Brothers Band 1971 2004
Star Wars (Soundtrack)[β] John Williams 1977 2004
Recordings of Asian elephants Katharine B. Payne 1984 2004
Fear of a Black Planet[β] Public Enemy 1990 2004
Nevermind Nirvana 1991 2004
"Canzone del Porter"
from Martha by von Flotow
Representative of the Columbia Grand Opera Series
Edouard de Reszke 1903 2005[17]
"Listen to the Lambs"
Representative of the Hampton Quartet Collection, Hampton University
Hampton Quartette; recorded by Natalie Curtis Burlin 1917 2005
"Over There" Nora Bayes 1917 2005
"Crazy Blues"[18] Mamie Smith 1920 2005
"My Man" and "Second Hand Rose" Fanny Brice 1921 2005
"Ory's Creole Trombone" Kid Ory June 1922 2005
Second inauguration of Calvin Coolidge Calvin Coolidge March 4, 1925 2005
"Tanec Pid Werbamy (Dance Under the Willows)" Pawlo Humeniuk 1926 2005
"Singin' the Blues" Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke 1927 2005
First official transatlantic telephone conversation W.S. Gifford and Sir Evelyn P. Murray January 27, 1927 2005 original
"El manisero (The Peanut Vendor)"
(Two versions)
Rita Montaner, vocal with orchestra
and
Don Azpiazú and His Havana Casino Orchestra
1927
and
1930
2005
Light's Golden Jubilee Celebration
(Thomas Edison, honoree)
Graham McNamee, host;
speeches by Herbert Hoover, Marie Curie, Henry Ford, Albert Einstein
October 21, 1929 2005 copy
Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op. 84 Modesto High School Band 1930 2005
Show Boat Helen Morgan, Paul Robeson, James Melton and others;
Victor Young, conductor; Louis Alter, piano
1932 2005
"Wabash Cannonball" Roy Acuff 1936 2005
"One O'Clock Jump" Count Basie and His Orchestra 1937 2005
Columbia Workshop
Episode: The Fall of the City
Orson Welles, narrator;
Burgess Meredith, Paul Stewart
April 11, 1937 2005 copy
The Adventures of Robin Hood radio broadcast Erich Wolfgang Korngold, composer;
Basil Rathbone, narrator
May 11, 1938 2005
Joe Louis-Max Schmeling fight Clem McCarthy, announcer June 22, 1938 2005
"John the Revelator" Golden Gate Quartet 1938 2005
"Adagio for Strings" (Samuel Barber) Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony[19] November 5, 1938 2005
Command Performance
Episode: No. 21
Bob Hope, master of ceremonies; Lena Horne; Ginny Simms; Les Baxter & His Orchestra; Rosalind Russell July 7, 1942 2005 copy
"Straighten Up and Fly Right" Nat "King" Cole 1943 2005
The Fred Allen Show
debut of Senator Claghorn
Fred Allen, Kenny Delmar October 7, 1945 2005
"Jole Blon (Jolie Blonde)" Harry Choates 1946 2005
Tubby the Tuba Victor Jory & Léon Barzin 1946 2005
"Move On Up a Little Higher" Mahalia Jackson 1948 2005
Anthology of American Folk Music Edited by Harry Smith 1952 2005
Damnation of Faust (Hector Berlioz) Boston Symphony Orchestra with the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society 1954 2005
"Blueberry Hill" Fats Domino 1956 2005
Variations for Orchestra by Elliott Carter
Louisville Orchestra First Edition Recordings series
Louisville Orchestra conducted by
Robert S. Whitney
1956 2005
"Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" Jerry Lee Lewis 1957 2005
"That'll Be the Day"[β] Buddy Holly and The Crickets 1957 2005
Poème électronique Edgard Varèse 1958 2005
Time Out The Dave Brubeck Quartet 1959 2005
"Schooner Bradley" and/or "Clifton's Crew"[δ]
Representative of the Ivan Walton Collection at Bentley Library, University of Michigan
Pat Bonner June 1960[ε] 2005
United States Military Academy address William Faulkner April 19–20, 1962 2005
Studs Terkel interview with James Baldwin
Representative of the Studs Terkel Collection at the Chicago History Museum (formerly the Chicago Historical Society)
Studs Terkel, James Baldwin September 29, 1962[25] 2005
"Dancing in the Street"[β] Martha and the Vandellas 1964 2005
Live at the Regal B.B. King 1965 2005
Are You Experienced The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967 2005
We're Only in It for the Money Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention 1968 2005
Switched-On Bach Wendy Carlos 1968 2005
"Oh Happy Day" Edwin Hawkins Singers 1969 2005
Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers Firesign Theatre 1970 2005
"The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" Gil Scott-Heron 1971 2005
Will the Circle Be Unbroken Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1972 2005
The old foghorn, Kewaunee, Wisconsin Recorded by James A. Lipsky 1972 2005
Songs in the Key of Life Stevie Wonder 1976 2005
Daydream Nation Sonic Youth 1988 2005
"Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent" Cal Stewart 1904 2006[26]
"Il Mio Tesoro" John McCormack; orchestra conducted by Walter Rogers 1916 2006
National Defense Test General John J. Pershing September 12, 1924 2006 copy
"Black Bottom Stomp" Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers 1926 2006
"Wildwood Flower" Carter Family 1928 2006
"Pony Blues" Charley Patton 1929 2006
"You're the Top" Cole Porter 1934 2006
The Lone Ranger
Episode: "The Osage Bank Robbery"
Earle Graser, John Todd December 17, 1937 2006
Native Brazilian Music Pixinguinha, Donga, Cartola, José Espinguela and others; recording supervised by Leopold Stokowski 1940 (released 1942) 2006
"Day of Infamy" speech to Congress Franklin D. Roosevelt December 8, 1941 2006 copy
"Peace in the Valley" Red Foley and the Sunshine Boys 1951 2006
"Polonaise in A Major" ("Polonaise militaire"), Op. 40, No. 1, by Frédéric Chopin Artur Rubinstein 1952 2006
"Blue Suede Shoes" Carl Perkins 1955 2006
Interviews with William "Billy" Bell
(Canadian-Irish northwoods work songs)
Representative of the Edward D. Ives Collection at the Maine Folklife Center, University of Maine
Recorded by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives 1956 2006
Howl Allen Ginsberg 1959 2006
The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart Bob Newhart 1960 2006
"Be My Baby"[β] The Ronettes 1963 2006
We Shall Overcome Pete Seeger 1963 2006
"A Change Is Gonna Come"[β] Sam Cooke 1964 2006
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"[β] The Rolling Stones 1965 2006
The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground and Nico 1967 2006
The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake Eubie Blake 1969 2006
Burnin' The Wailers 1973 2006
Live in Japan Sarah Vaughan 1973 2006
Graceland Paul Simon 1986 2006
The first transatlantic broadcast March 14, 1925 2007[27][28]
"Allons à Lafayette" Joe Falcon 1928 2007
"Casta Diva" from Bellini's Norma Rosa Ponselle and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Giulio Setti December 31, 1928 and January 30, 1929 2007
"If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again" Thomas A. Dorsey 1934 2007
"Sweet Lorraine" Art Tatum 1940 2007
Fibber McGee and Molly
Fibber's closet opens for the first time
Jim Jordan, Marian Jordan March 4, 1940 2007
Wings Over Jordan May 10, 1942 2007
Fiorello H. La Guardia reading the comics Fiorello H. La Guardia 1945[29] 2007
"Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)" T-Bone Walker 1947 2007
Speech at the 1948 Democratic National Convention Harry S. Truman July 15, 1948 2007
The Jazz Scene Various artists, produced by Norman Granz 1949 2007
"It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" Kitty Wells 1952 2007
My Fair Lady
Original Broadway cast recording
Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, and the original Broadway cast of My Fair Lady 1956 2007
Navajo Shootingway ceremony field recordings
Representative of the David McAllester Collection at Wesleyan University
Recorded by David McAllester
Ray Winnie and Diné Tsosi, singers[30]
1957–1958 2007
"Freight Train" and Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes Elizabeth Cotten 1959 2007
United States Marine Band Recordings for the National Cultural Center 1963 2007
"Oh, Pretty Woman" Roy Orbison 1964 2007
"The Tracks of My Tears" Smokey Robinson and the Miracles 1965 2007
You'll Sing a Song and I'll Sing a Song Ella Jenkins 1966 2007
Music from the Morning of the World Various artists, recorded by David Lewiston 1966 2007
For the Roses Joni Mitchell 1972 2007
Head Hunters Herbie Hancock 1973 2007
Ronald Reagan radio broadcasts Ronald Reagan 1975–79 2007
Murmurs of Earth
Disc prepared for the Voyager spacecraft
compilation produced by Carl Sagan 1977 2007
Thriller[β] Michael Jackson 1982 2007
"No News, or What Killed the Dog" Nat M. Wills 1908 2008[31]
Acoustic recordings for Victor Talking Machine Company Jascha Heifetz 1917–1924 2008
"Night Life" Mary Lou Williams 1930 2008
Sounds of the ivory-billed woodpecker Recorded by Arthur Allen and Peter Paul Kellogg 1935 2008
Gang Busters
First episode, broadcast under the title G-Men
July 20, 1935 2008
"Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" The Andrews Sisters 1938 2008
"O Que É Que A Baiana Tem?" Carmen Miranda 1939 2008
NBC Radio coverage of Marian Anderson's recital at the Lincoln Memorial[β] Marian Anderson April 9, 1939 2008
"Tom Dooley" Frank Proffitt 1940 2008
Mary Margaret McBride Mary Margaret McBride and Zora Neale Hurston January 25, 1943 2008
"Uncle Sam Blues"
(V-Disc)
Oran "Hot Lips" Page, accompanied by Eddie Condon's Jazz Band 1944 2008
"Sinews of Peace" (Iron Curtain) Speech at Westminster College, Fulton, Missouri Winston Churchill March 5, 1946 2008
The Churkendoose Ray Bolger 1947 2008
"Boogie Chillen'" John Lee Hooker 1948 2008
A Child's Christmas in Wales Dylan Thomas 1952 2008
A Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge. King's College Choir; Boris Ord, director 1954 2008
West Side Story
Original Broadway cast recording
The original Broadway cast of West Side Story and the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leonard Bernstein 1957 2008
"Tom Dooley" The Kingston Trio 1958 2008
"Rumble" Link Wray 1958 2008
The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama New York Pro Musica under the direction of Noah Greenberg 1958 2008
"Rank Stranger" The Stanley Brothers 1960 2008
"At Last" Etta James 1961 2008
2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks 1961 2008
The Who Sings My Generation The Who 1966 2008
"He Stopped Loving Her Today" George Jones 1980 2008
"Fon der Choope (From the Wedding)" Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra April 4, 1913 2009[32]
"Canal Street Blues" King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band April 5, 1923 2009
Tristan und Isolde, NBC broadcast Metropolitan Opera, featuring Kirsten Flagstad and Lauritz Melchior March 9, 1935 2009
"When You Wish Upon a Star"[β] Cliff Edwards 1938 (recorded) / 1940 (released) 2009
America's Town Meeting of the Air: "Should Our Ships Convoy Materials to England?" George V. Denny, Jr. (host); Reinhold Niebuhr, John Flynn (guests) May 8, 1941 2009
The Library of Congress Marine Corps Combat Field Recording Collection, Second Battle of Guam Alvin M. Josephy Jr., et. al July 20-August 11, 1944 2009
"Evangeline Special" and "Love Bridge Waltz" Iry LeJeune 1948 2009
The Little Engine That Could Paul Wing, narrator 1949 2009
Leon Metcalf Collection of recordings of the First People of western Washington State Leon Metcalf 1950–1954 2009
"Tutti Frutti" Little Richard 1955 2009
"Smokestack Lightning" Howlin' Wolf 1956 2009
Gypsy
Original Broadway cast recording
Ethel Merman and the original Broadway cast of Gypsy 1959 2009
"Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)" Max Mathews 1961 2009
The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings Bill Evans Trio June 25, 1961 2009
I Started Out as a Child Bill Cosby 1964 2009
Azucar Pa' Ti Eddie Palmieri 1965 2009
Today! Mississippi John Hurt 1966 2009
Silver Apples of the Moon Morton Subotnick 1967 2009
Soul Folk in Action The Staple Singers 1968 2009
The Band The Band 1969 2009
"Coal Miner's Daughter" Loretta Lynn 1970 2009
Red Headed Stranger Willie Nelson 1975 2009
Horses Patti Smith 1975 2009
"Radio Free Europe"
original Hib-Tone single[33]
R.E.M. 1981 2009
"Dear Mama" 2Pac 1995 2009
Phonautograms[34] Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville ca. 1853–1861 2010[35]
"Take Me Out to the Ball Game" Edward Meeker, accompanied by the Edison Orchestra 1908 2010
Yahi language cylinder recordings Ishi, last surviving member of the Yahi tribe 1911–1914 2010
"Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground" Blind Willie Johnson 1927 2010
"It's the Girl" The Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra 1931 2010
"Mal Hombre" Lydia Mendoza 1934 2010
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" The Sons of the Pioneers 1934 2010
Talking Union The Almanac Singers 1941 2010
Jazz at the Philharmonic Nat "King" Cole, Les Paul, Buddy Rich, others July 2, 1944 2010
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina's "Pope Marcellus Mass" Roger Wagner Chorale 1951 2010
"The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest" Reverend C. L. Franklin 1953 2010
"Tipitina" Professor Longhair 1953 2010
At Sunset Mort Sahl 1955 2010
Interviews with jazz musicians for the Voice of America Willis Conover 1955–56 2010
The Music from Peter Gunn Henry Mancini 1958 2010
United Sacred Harp Musical Convention in Fyffe, Alabama field recordings by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins 1959 2010
Blind Joe Death John Fahey 1959, 1964, 1967 2010
"Stand by Your Man"[β] Tammy Wynette 1968 2010
Trout Mask Replica Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band 1969 2010
Songs of the Humpback Whale Frank Watlington, Roger Payne, and others 1970 2010
"Let's Stay Together"[β] Al Green 1971 2010
Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land) (George Crumb) New York Strings Quartet 1972 2010
Aja Steely Dan 1977 2010
GOPAC Strategy and Instructional Tapes Newt Gingrich, others 1986–1994 2010
3 Feet High and Rising[36] De La Soul 1989 2010
Edison Talking Doll cylinder 1888 2011[37]
"Come Down Ma Evenin' Star" Lillian Russell 1912 2011
"Ten Cents a Dance" Ruth Etting 1930 2011
Voices from the Days of Slavery Various 1932–1975 2011
"I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart" Patsy Montana 1935 2011
"Fascinating Rhythm" Sol Hoʻopiʻi 1938 2011
Artistry in Rhythm Stan Kenton 1943 2011
New York Philharmonic debut of Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein November 14, 1943 2011
Hottest Women's Band of the 1940s International Sweethearts of Rhythm 1944–1946 (released 1984) 2011
"Hula Medley"[38] Gabby Pahinui 1947 2011
Indians for Indians (Hour) Don Whistler March 25, 1947 2011
I Can Hear It Now: 1933-1945 Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly 1948 2011
"Let's Go Out to the Programs" The Dixie Hummingbirds 1953 2011
Also Sprach Zarathustra Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1954, 1958 2011
"Bo Diddley"/ "I'm a Man" Bo Diddley 1955 2011
"Green Onions"[β] Booker T. & the M.G.'s 1962 2011
A Charlie Brown Christmas[β] Vince Guaraldi Trio 1965 2011
Forever Changes Love 1967 2011
The Continental Harmony: The Gregg Smith Singers Perform Music of William Billings The Gregg Smith Singers 1969 2011
"Coat of Many Colors" Dolly Parton 1971 2011
Mothership Connection Parliament 1975 2011
Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University[39] Grateful Dead May 8, 1977 2011
"I Feel Love" Donna Summer 1977 2011
"Rapper's Delight"[40] Sugarhill Gang 1979 2011
Purple Rain[β] Prince and The Revolution 1984 2011
"After You've Gone" Marion Harris 1918 2012[41]
"Bacon, Beans and Limousines"[42] Will Rogers October 18, 1931 2012
"Begin the Beguine" Artie Shaw 1938 2012
"You Are My Sunshine" Jimmie Davis 1940 2012
D-Day Radio Broadcast George Hicks June 5–6, 1944 2012
"Just Because" Frank Yankovic & His Yanks 1947 2012
South Pacific
Original Broadway cast recording
Mary Martin, Ezio Pinza, and the original Broadway cast of South Pacific 1949 2012
Descargas: Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature Cachao 1957 2012
Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 Van Cliburn[43] April 11, 1958 2012
President's Message Relayed from Atlas Satellite Dwight D. Eisenhower December 19, 1958 2012
A Program of Song[44][45] Leontyne Price 1959 2012
The Shape of Jazz to Come Ornette Coleman 1959 2012
"Crossing Chilly Jordan" Blackwood Brothers 1960 2012
"The Twist" Chubby Checker 1960 2012
Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson, others 1960–1962 2012
Hoodoo Man Blues Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band feat. Buddy Guy 1965 2012
Sounds of Silence[β] Simon & Garfunkel 1966 2012
Cheap Thrills Big Brother and the Holding Company 1968 2012
The Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd 1973 2012
Music Time In Africa
Episode: "Mauritania" (premiere episode)
Leo Sarkisian July 29, 1973 2012
The Wild Tchoupitoulas The Wild Tchoupitoulas 1976 2012
Ramones Ramones 1976 2012
Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack[β] The Bee Gees, et al. 1977 2012
Einstein on the Beach Philip Glass and Robert Wilson 1979 2012
The Audience with Betty Carter Betty Carter 1980 2012
"The Laughing Song" George W. Johnson c.1896 2013[46][47]
"They Didn't Believe Me" Harry Macdonough and Alice Green 1915 2013
"Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?"
(Two Versions)
Bing Crosby
and
Rudy Vallee
1932 2013
Recordings of Kwakwaka’wakw Chief Dan Cranmer Franz Boas and George Herzog 1938 2013
"Were You There" Roland Hayes 1940 2013
The Goldbergs
Episode: "Sammy Goes to the Army"
Gertrude Berg and cast July 9, 1942 2013
"Caldonia" Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five 1945 2013
"Dust My Broom" Elmore James 1951 2013
A Night at Birdland (Vols. 1 & 2) Art Blakey 1954 2013
"When I Stop Dreaming" The Louvin Brothers 1955 2013
"Cathy's Clown" The Everly Brothers 1960 2013
Texas Sharecropper and Songster Mance Lipscomb 1960 2013
The First Family Vaughn Meader 1962[48] 2013
Lawrence Ritter's Interviews with Baseball Pioneers of the Late 19th and Early 20th Century Lawrence Ritter 1962-1966 2013
Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969 2013
Carnegie Hall Concert with Buck Owens and His Buckaroos Buck Owens and His Buckaroos 1966 2013
"Fortunate Son"[β] Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969 2013
Shaft[β] Isaac Hayes 1971 2013
Only Visiting This Planet Larry Norman 1972[49] 2013
Celia & Johnny[50] Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco 1974 2013
Copland Conducts Copland: Appalachian Spring Aaron Copland 1974 2013
Heart Like a Wheel Linda Ronstadt 1974 2013
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Original Broadway cast recording
The original Broadway cast of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street 1979 2013
The Joshua Tree U2 1987 2013
"Hallelujah" Jeff Buckley 1994 2013
The Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings at University of California, Santa Barbara Library University of California, Santa Barbara 1890-1910 2014[51]
The Benjamin Ives Gilman Collection, recorded at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago Benjamin Ives Gilman 1893 2014
"The Boys of the Lough"/"The Humours of Ennistymon"[52] Michael Coleman 1922 2014
"That Black Snake Moan"/ "Matchbox Blues" Blind Lemon Jefferson 1928 2014
Suspense
Episode: "Sorry, Wrong Number"[53]
Agnes Moorehead May 25, 1943 2014
"Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive" Johnny Mercer 1944 2014
Radio Coverage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Funeral Arthur Godfrey, et al. April 14, 1945 2014
Kiss Me, Kate
Original Broadway cast recording
Cole Porter, Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, and the original Broadway cast of Kiss Me Kate 1949 2014
John Brown's Body Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey; directed by Charles Laughton 1953 2014
"My Funny Valentine"
May 20, 1953 live recording
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker 1953 2014
"Sixteen Tons" Tennessee Ernie Ford 1955 2014
"Mary Don't You Weep" The Swan Silvertones 1959 2014
Joan Baez Joan Baez 1960 2014
"Stand By Me" Ben E. King 1961 2014
New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band 1964 2014
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"[β] The Righteous Brothers 1964 2014
The Doors[β] The Doors 1967 2014
Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues (formerly known as Sheffield S9)[54] Lincoln Mayorga 1968[55] 2014
Stand! Sly and the Family Stone 1969 2014
A Wild and Crazy Guy Steve Martin 1978 2014
Sesame Street: Platinum All-Time Favorites Various 1995 2014
OK Computer Radiohead 1997 2014
Old Regular Baptists: Lined-Out Hymnody from Southeastern Kentucky Indian Bottom Association 1997 2014
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill Lauryn Hill 1998 2014
Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor; Joan Tower, composer 1999[56] 2014
"Let Me Call You Sweetheart" Peerless Quartet 1911 2015[57][58]
"Wild Cat Blues" Clarence Williams' Blue Five 1923 2015
"Statesboro Blues" Blind Willie McTell 1928 2015
"Bonaparte's Retreat"
Representative of Alan and Elizabeth Lomax's 1937 Kentucky recordings
W.H. Stepp 1937 2015
Vic and Sade
Episode: "Decoration Day Parade"[59]
May 28, 1937[60] 2015
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Bruno Walter, conductor 1938 2015
Carousel of American Music George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Arthur Freed, Shelton Brooks, Hoagy Carmichael, others September 24, 1940 2015
The Marshall Plan Speech George C. Marshall June 5, 1947 2015 copy
Destination Freedom
Episodes: "A Garage in Gainesville" and "Execution Awaited"
September 25 and October 2, 1949 2015
A Streetcar Named Desire soundtrack[β] Alex North 1951 2015
"Cry Me a River" Julie London 1955 2015
"Mack the Knife"
(Two Versions)
Louis Armstrong
and
Bobby Darin
1956
and
1959
2015
Fourth-quarter radio coverage of Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game Bill Campbell, announcer March 2, 1962 2015
A Love Supreme John Coltrane 1964 2015
It's My Way! Buffy Sainte-Marie 1964 2015
"Where Did Our Love Go" The Supremes 1964 2015
"People Get Ready" The Impressions 1965 2015
"Mama Tried" Merle Haggard 1968 2015
Abraxas[β] Santana 1970 2015
Class Clown George Carlin 1972 2015
Robert and Clara Schumann Complete Piano Trios[61] Beaux Arts Trio 1972 2015
"Piano Man" Billy Joel 1973 2015
Bogalusa Boogie[62] Clifton Chenier 1976 2015
"I Will Survive" Gloria Gaynor 1978 2015
Master of Puppets Metallica 1986 2015
1888 London cylinder recordings of Col. George Gouraud George Gouraud 1888 2016[63]
"Lift Every Voice and Sing"
(Two Versions)
Manhattan Harmony Four
and
Melba Moore & Friends
1923
and
1990
2016
"Puttin' On the Ritz" Harry Richman 1929 2016
"Over the Rainbow"[β] Judy Garland 1939 2016
"I'll Fly Away" The Chuck Wagon Gang 1948 2016
"Hound Dog" Big Mama Thornton 1952 2016
Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins 1956 2016
New York Giants vs. Brooklyn Dodgers final game commentary Vin Scully September 8, 1957 2016
Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Marty Robbins 1959 2016
The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery Wes Montgomery 1960 2016
People Barbra Streisand 1964 2016
"In the Midnight Hour" Wilson Pickett 1965[64] 2016
"Amazing Grace" Judy Collins 1970 2016
All Things Considered
first broadcast
National Public Radio May 3, 1971 2016
"American Pie" Don McLean 1971[65] 2016
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars David Bowie 1972 2016
The Wiz
Original Broadway cast recording
The original Broadway cast of The Wiz 1975 2016
Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) Eagles 1976 2016
Scott Joplin's Treemonisha Gunther Schuller, arr. 1976 2016
Wanted: Live in Concert Richard Pryor 1978[66] 2016
"We Are Family" Sister Sledge 1979 2016
Remain in Light Talking Heads 1980 2016
Straight Outta Compton N.W.A 1988 2016
Rachmaninoff’s Vespers (All-Night Vigil) The Robert Shaw Festival Singers 1990 2016
Signatures Renée Fleming 1997[67] 2016
“Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta" Victor Herbert and his Orchestra 1911 2017[68]
Standing Rock Preservation Recordings George Herzog and Members of the Yanktoni Tribe 1928 2017
"Lamento Borincano" written by Rafael Hernández Marín
performed by Canario y Su Grupo (including Davilita on lead vocals)
1930 2017
"Sitting on Top of the World" Mississippi Sheiks 1930 2017
The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas Artur Schnabel 1932-1935 2017
"If I Didn't Care" The Ink Spots 1939 2017
Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization April 25-June 26, 1945 2017
Folk Songs of the Hills Merle Travis 1946 2017
"How I Got Over" Clara Ward and the Ward Singers 1950 2017
"(We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock"[β] Bill Haley & His Comets 1954 2017
Calypso Harry Belafonte 1956 2017
"I Left My Heart in San Francisco" Tony Bennett 1962 2017
"My Girl"[β] The Temptations 1964 2017
King Biscuit Time Sonny Boy Williamson II and others 1965 2017
The Sound of Music soundtrack[β] Various 1965 2017
"Alice's Restaurant Massacree" Arlo Guthrie 1967 2017
New Sounds in Electronic Music Steve Reich, Richard Maxfield, Pauline Oliveros 1967 2017
An Evening with Groucho Groucho Marx 1972 2017
Rumours[β] Fleetwood Mac 1977 2017
"The Gambler" Kenny Rogers 1978 2017
"Le Freak" Chic 1978 2017
"Footloose" Kenny Loggins 1984 2017
Raising Hell Run-DMC 1986 2017
"Rhythm Is Gonna Get You" Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine 1987 2017
Yo-Yo Ma Premieres: Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra Yo-Yo Ma & the Philadelphia Orchestra performing Christopher Rouse, Leon Kirchner, and Richard Danielpour 1996 2017
Yiddish Cylinders from the Standard Phonograph Company of New York and the Thomas Lambert Company c.1901-1905 2018[69]
"The Memphis Blues" Victor Military Band 1914 2018
Melville Jacobs Collection of Native Americans of the American Northwest Melville Jacobs 1929-1939 2018
"Minnie the Moocher" Cab Calloway 1931 2018
Bach Six Cello Suites Pablo Casals 1936–1939 2018
"They Look Like Men of War" Deep River Boys 1941 2018
Gunsmoke
Episode: "The Cabin"
William Conrad and cast December 27, 1952 2018
Complete Recorded Monologues Ruth Draper 1954-1956 2018
"La Bamba" Ritchie Valens 1958 2018
"Long Black Veil" Lefty Frizzell 1959 2018
Stan Freberg Presents the United States of America Volume One: The Early Years Stan Freberg 1961[70] 2018
Go Dexter Gordon 1962 2018
War Requiem Benjamin Britten 1963 2018
"Mississippi Goddam" Nina Simone 1964[71] 2018
"Soul Man" Sam & Dave 1967 2018
Hair
Original Broadway cast recording
The original Broadway cast of Hair 1968 2018
Robert F. Kennedy's speech on the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Robert F. Kennedy April 4, 1968 2018
"Sweet Caroline" Neil Diamond 1969 2018
Super Fly Curtis Mayfield 1972 2018
Ola Belle Reed Ola Belle Reed 1973 2018
"September" Earth, Wind & Fire 1978 2018
"You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"[β] Sylvester 1978 2018
She's So Unusual Cyndi Lauper 1983 2018
Schoolhouse Rock!: The Box Set Various 1996[72] 2018
The Blueprint Jay-Z 2001[73] 2018
"Whispering" Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra 1920 2019[74][75]
"Protesta per Sacco e Vanzetti"/"Sacco e Vanzetti" Compagnia Columbia; Raoul Romito 1927 2019
"La Chicharronera" Narciso Martínez and Santiago Almeida 1936 2019
Arch Oboler's Plays
Episode: "The Bathysphere"
November 18, 1939 2019
"Me and My Chauffeur Blues" Memphis Minnie 1941 2019
The 1951 National League Tiebreaker: New York Giants vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Russ Hodges, announcer October 31, 1951 2019
Tosca (Puccini) Victor de Sabata, conductor, with Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano and others 1953 2019
"Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" Allan Sherman 1963 2019
WGBH broadcast of the Boston Symphony on the day of the John F. Kennedy assassination Boston Symphony Orchestra Nov. 22, 1963 2019
Fiddler on the Roof
Original Broadway Cast recording
Zero Mostel and the original Broadway cast of Fiddler on the Roof 1964 2019
"Make the World Go Away" Eddy Arnold 1965 2019
Hiromi Lorraine Sakata collection of Afghan traditional music Recorded by Hiromi Lorraine Sakata 1966–67, 1971–73 2019
"Wichita Lineman" Glen Campbell 1968 2019
Dusty in Memphis[β] Dusty Springfield 1969 2019
Mister Rogers Sings 21 Favorite Songs from "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" Fred Rogers 1973[76] 2019
Cheap Trick at Budokan Cheap Trick 1978 2019
Suite No. 1 in E flat, Suite No. 2 in F (Holst) / Music for the Royal Fireworks (Handel) / Fantasia in G (Bach)
Special edition audiophile pressing
Frederick Fennell and the Cleveland Symphonic Winds 1978 2019
"Y.M.C.A." Village People 1978 2019
A Feather on the Breath of God Gothic Voices; Christopher Page, conductor; Hildegard von Bingen, composer 1981/2 (released 1985)[77] 2019
Private Dancer Tina Turner 1984 2019
Ven Conmigo Selena 1990[78] 2019
The Chronic Dr. Dre 1992[79] 2019
"I Will Always Love You" Whitney Houston 1992 2019
Concert in the Garden Maria Schneider Orchestra 2004 2019
Percussion Concerto (Higdon) Colin Currie 2008[80] 2019
"St. Louis tinfoil" recording Thomas Edison 1878 2020[81]
"Nikolina" Hjalmar Peterson 1917 2020
"Smyrneikos Balos" Marika Papagika 1928 2020
"When the Saints Go Marching In" Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra 1938 2020
Christmas Eve broadcast Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill December 24, 1941 2020
The Guiding Light
Episode: November 22, 1945
November 22, 1945 2020
Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues Odetta 1957 2020
"Lord, Keep Me Day by Day" Albertina Walker and the Caravans 1959 2020
Roger Maris hits his 61st home run Phil Rizzuto[82] October 1, 1961 2020
Aida Leontyne Price, et al. 1962 2020
"Once a Day" Connie Smith 1964 2020
Born Under a Bad Sign Albert King 1967 2020
Free to Be ... You & Me Marlo Thomas and Friends 1972 2020
The Harder They Come Jimmy Cliff 1972[83] 2020
"Lady Marmalade" Labelle 1974 2020
Late for the Sky[β] Jackson Browne 1974[84] 2020
Bright Size Life Pat Metheny 1976 2020
"Rainbow Connection"[β] Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson)[85] 1979[86] 2020
"Celebration" Kool & the Gang 1980 2020
Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs Jessye Norman 1983[87] 2020
Rhythm Nation 1814 Janet Jackson 1989 2020
Partners[88] Flaco Jiménez[89] 1992[90][91] 2020
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" Israel Kamakawiwo'ole 1993[92] 2020
Illmatic Nas 1994 2020
This American Life: "The Giant Pool of Money" Ira Glass, Adam Davidson & Alex Blumberg[93] May 9, 2008 2020
"Harlem Strut" James P. Johnson 1921 2022[ζ][95]
Complete presidential speeches Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933–1945 2022[ζ]
"Walking the Floor Over You" Ernest Tubb 1941 2022[ζ]
On a Note of Triumph Norman Corwin May 8, 1945 2022[ζ]
"Jesus Gave Me Water" The Soul Stirrers 1950 2022[ζ]
Ellington at Newport Duke Ellington 1956 2022[ζ]
We Insist! Max Roach 1960 2022[ζ]
"The Christmas Song"
1961 stereo recording
Nat King Cole 1961 2022[ζ]
Tonight's the Night The Shirelles 1961 2022[ζ]
"Moon River" Andy Williams 1962 2022[ζ]
"It's a Small World (After All)" Disneyland Boys Choir[96] 1964 2022[ζ]
"Reach Out I'll Be There"[β] Four Tops 1966 2022[ζ]
In C Terry Riley 1968 2022[ζ]
Hank Aaron's 715th career home run Milo Hamilton[97] April 18, 1974 2022[ζ]
"Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen 1975 2022[ζ]
"Don't Stop Believin'" Journey 1981[98] 2022[ζ]
Canciones de Mi Padre[99] Linda Ronstadt 1987 2022[ζ]
Nick of Time Bonnie Raitt 1989 2022[ζ]
The Low End Theory A Tribe Called Quest 1991 2022[ζ]
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) Wu-Tang Clan 1993[100] 2022[ζ]
Buena Vista Social Club[β] Buena Vista Social Club 1997[101] 2022[ζ]
"Livin' la Vida Loca" Ricky Martin 1999 2022[ζ]
Songs in A Minor Alicia Keys 2001[102] 2022[ζ]
Broadcasts for the day of 9/11[103] WNYC[104] September 11, 2001 2022[ζ]
WTF with Marc Maron
Episode: "Robin Williams"
Marc Maron and Robin Williams April 26, 2010 2022[ζ]

Notes

  1. ^ The original 25 recordings from July 24, 1933, and July 28, 1934, are preserved at the Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, New York.[8]
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak This recording or parts of it appear in a National Film Registry inductee.
  3. ^ The essay accompanying the U.S. Highball listing seems to concern the later 1958 Gate 5 recording.[16]
  4. ^ Library of Congress sources conflict regarding the Pat Bonner recording in the registry. A list of 2005 additions names both "Schooner Bradley" and "Clifton's Crew".[20] The original press release names only "Schooner Bradley",[21] while a list with expanded descriptions names only "Clifton's Crew".[22]
  5. ^ Dates listed for the Pat Bonner selections include 1952-60,[23] June 1960,[22] and June 11, 1960,[20] although the essay for "Clifton's Crew" says "the only known recording" was made August 24, 1938.[24]
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y The class of 2022 saw a shift with the current calendar year being cited as the "induction year," as opposed to the previous year. Consequently, 2021 was skipped over.[94]

Statistics

As of 2022, the oldest recording on the list is Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville's Phonautograms which date back to the 1850s.[105] The most recent is the Robin Williams episode of WTF with Marc Maron from 2010.[106][107]

Selections vary widely in duration. The early Edison recordings and the instrumental "Rumble" by Link Wray, as well as "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets clock in at under three minutes. The Edison "Talking Doll" cylinder is only 17 seconds long and some of Scott de Martinville's Photoautograms are just as brief. Meanwhile, Georg Solti's recording of Wagner's complete Ring Cycle is approximately 15 hours in duration,[108] Alexander Scourby's recitation of the King James Bible is over 80 hours, and Lyndon B. Johnson's recordings are nearly 850 hours in length.

Artists with/people who appear on multiple entries

List of names

See also

References

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