Newly Registered

Would you be crazy to crank up “The Osage Bank Robbery,” episode of “The Lone Ranger” (December 17, 1937); “The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart,” Bob Newhart (1960); “The Wailers Burnin’,” The Wailers (1973); and “Graceland,” Paul Simon (1986) on your IPod? Possibly, but you might also be paying homage to the 2006 National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. This year’s list brings the total to 225 recordings deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant,” and that will be preserved forever and ever and ever.

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2 Responses to Newly Registered

  1. Leets says:

    Are they serious about some of these?

  2. Kristy says:

    Oh, I don’t know — I think they’ve done a pretty good job of selecting interesting examples from all of recorded sound. What would you take out?

    Plus, if you don’t like it, you can always nominate new recordings for next year’s list.

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