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Albums by Green Day, Notorious B.I.G. Join National Recording Registry

Albums by Green Day, Notorious B.I.G. Join National Recording Registry – Classics like the infamous BIG ready to dieGreen Day DookieGene Autry’s “Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer” and Bobby McFerrin’s “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” will be added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden announced Tuesday that 25 recordings are entering the prestigious club this year, including Patti Page’s “Tennessee Waltz,” ABBA’s Arrivalof Blondie parallel lines.Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” Jefferson Airplane Realistic pillow and the jazz standard “Clarinet Marmalade,” performed by the all-black 369th U.S. Infantry Band led by James Reese Europe after World War I.

The most recent selections span from 1919 to 1998 and bring the number of titles on the registry to 650. The National Library’s recorded sound collection includes approximately 4 million items, and songs and albums that qualify as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” are at least 10 years old.

Other new selections include Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick’s “La-Di-Da-di,” Lily Tomlin’s This is a recording.The Cars’ self-titled debut, Johnny Mathis’ “Cances Are,” H├ęctor Lavoe’s “El Cantante,” Perry Como’s “Catch a Falling Star”/”Magic Moments” and The Chicks’ Wide open spaces..

“The Library of Congress is proud to preserve American history and the sounds of our diverse culture through the National Recording Registry,” Hayden said in a statement. What’s On, featuring a wide range of music from the last 100 years, as well as comedy. We were delighted to receive a record number of public nominations, and we welcome the public’s input on what we should reserve next.

The recordings that round out the 25 selections are: “Rose Room” with the Benny Goodman Sextet from Charlie Christian, J.D. Crowe and the New South’s self-titled album, “Rocket ’88” by Jackie Branston and his Delta Cats, Lee Morgan’s Sidewinder“Cahuan Polka” by Viola Terpinen and John Rosendahl, “Amor Eterno” by Juan Gabriel, Kronos Quartet Pieces of Africa and the Wisconsin Folksong Collection (1937-1946).

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