Thursday, July 1, 2010

Patti Smith and Loretta Lynn Added to the National Recording Registry

Patti Smith's Horses  and Loretta Lynn's Coal Miner's Daughter  are among the twenty-five new recordings added to The Library of Congress's National Recording Registry for 2009. (Glorious Noise)

"Among the selections are hip-hop icon Tupac Shakur, who paid homage to mothers struggling to survive in "Dear Mama"; Loretta Lynn’s biographical hit, "Coal Miner’s Daughter"; Bill Cosby’s second album, "I Started Out As a Child," of short vignettes drawn mainly from his childhood; the 1923 recording, "Canal Street Blues," by King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band that epitomizes the New Orleans sound; the last sessions by the 1961 lineup of the Bill Evans Trio and possibly the greatest live recordings in the history of jazz; and the Marine Corps Combat Field Recording Collection of the second battle of Guam, which vividly documents rare battle sounds and personal accounts by troops before, during and after the battle."

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