Sunday, March 24, 2019

National Recording Registry: Songs

Originally posted 3/24/2019.

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The National Recording Registry was established by the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000. The Librarian of Congress appoints members to the National Recording Preservation Board which, since 2002, has selected 25 recordings annually for preservation in the Library of Congress. As the website says, the recordings showcase “the range and diversity of American recorded sound heritage in order to increase preservation awareness.” This particular page lists songs which have inducted into the Registry.


Year of Induction: Performer “Song” (Year released/recorded)

A
  • 2005: Roy Acuff & the Smoky Mountain Boys “Wabash Cannonball” (1938)
  • 2003: Marian Anderson “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” (1936)
  • 2008: The Andrews Sisters “Bei Mir Bist Du Schon (Means That You’re Grand)” (1938)
  • 2015: Louis Armstrong “Mack the Knife” (1956)
  • 2003: Associated Glee Clubs of America “O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)” (1925)
  • 2004: Fred and Adele Astaire with George Gershwin (piano) “Fascinating Rhythm” (1926)
  • 2005: Don Azpiazu & His Havana Casino Orchestra “The Peanut Vendor (El Manisero)” (1930)

B
  • 2005: Count Basie “One O’Clock Jump” (1937)
  • 2005: Nora Bayes “Over There” (1917)
  • 2017: Tony Bennett “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (1962)
  • 2003: Emile Berliner “The Lord’s Prayer” (1890)
  • 2003: Emile Berliner “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” (1890)
  • 2003: Lucie Bernardo and Otto Rathke “The Okeh Laughing Record” (1922)
  • 2003: Chuck Berry “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956)
  • 2012: Blackwood Brothres “Crossing Chilly Jordan” (1960)
  • 2005: Pat Bonner “Schooner Bradley” (1960)
  • 2011: Booker T. & the MG’s “Green Onions” (1962)
  • 2010: The Boswell Sisters with the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra “It’s the Girl” (1931)
  • 2005: Fanny Brice “Second Hand Rose” (1921)
  • 2005: Fanny Brice “My Man (Mon Homme)” (1922)
  • 2013: Jeff Buckley “Hallelujah” (1994)

C
  • 2018: Cab Calloway “Minnie the Moocher” (1931)
  • 2004: Hoagy Carmichael “Stardust” (1927)
  • 2006: The Carter Family “Wildwood Flower” (1928)
  • 2002: Enrico Caruso “Pagliacci, Act I: Vesti La Giubba (On with the Play)” (1907)
  • 2002: Ray Charles “What’d I Say” (1959)
  • 2012: Chubby Checker “The Twist” (1960)
  • 2017: Chic “Le Freak” (1978)
  • 2005: Harry Choates “Jole Blon (Jolie Blonde)” (1946)
  • 2016: The Chuck Wagon Gang “I’ll Fly Awa” (1948)
  • 2003: Patsy Cline “Crazy” (1961)
  • 2005: Nat “King” Cole “Straighten Up and Fly Right” (1943)
  • 2014: Michael Coleman “The Boys of the Lough/The Humours of Ennistymon” (1922)
  • 2016: Judy Collins “Amazing Grace” (1970)
  • 2006: Sam Cooke “A Change Is Gonna Come” (1964)
  • 2004: Gregorio Cortez “Trovadores Regionales” (1929)
  • 2004: Eugene Cowles “Gypsy Love Song” (1898)
  • 2013: Creedence Clearwater Revival “Fortunate Son” (1969)
  • 2013: Bing Crosby “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)
  • 2002: Bing Crosby “White Christmas” (1942)

D
  • 2015: Bobby Darlin “Mack the Knife” (1959)
  • 2012: Jimmie Davis “You Are My Sunshine” (1940)
  • 2005: Edouard de Reszke “Canzone del Porter from Martha (von Flotow)” (1903)
  • 2018: Deep River Boys “They Look Like Men of War” (1941)
  • 2018: Neil Diamond “Sweet Caroline” (1969)
  • 2011: Bo Diddley “Bo Diddley” (1955)
  • 2011: Bo Diddley “I’m a Man” (1955)
  • 2011: The Dixie Hummingbirds “Let’s Go Out to the Programs” (1953)
  • 2005: Fats Domino “Blueberry Hill” (1956)
  • 2007: Thomas A. Dorsey “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again” (1934)

E
  • 2018: Earth, Wind & Fire “September” (1978)
  • 2009: Cliff Edwards “When You Wish Upon a Star” (1940)
  • 2009: Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra “Fon der Choope (From the Wedding)” (1913)
  • 2017: Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” (1987)
  • 2011: Ruth Etting “Ten Cents a Dance” (1930)
  • 2004: Europe's Society Orchestra “The Castles in Europe One-Step (Castle House Rag)” (1914)
  • 2013: The Everly Brothers “Cathy’s Clown” (1960)

F
  • 2007: Joe Falcon “Allons a Lafayette” (1928)
  • 2002: Fisk Jubilee Singers “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot” (1909)
  • 2004: Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” (1949)
  • 2006: Red Foley & the Sunshine Boys “Peace in the Valley” (1951)
  • 2014: Tennessee Ernie Ford “Sixteen Tons” (1955)
  • 2002: Aretha Franklin “Respect” (1967)
  • 2018: Lefty Frizzell “Long Black Veil” (1959)

G
  • 2016: Judy Garland “Over the Rainbow” (1939)
  • 2015: Gloria Gaynor “I Will Survive” (1978)
  • 2002: Paul Whiteman with George Gershwin “Rhapsody in Blue” (1924)
  • 2004: Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto “The Girl from Ipanema” (1964)
  • 2004: Dizzy Gillespie with Chano Pozo “Manteca” (1947)
  • 2004: Golden Gate Orchestra “Charleston” (1925)
  • 2005: Golden Gate Quartet “John the Revelator” (1938)
  • 2002: Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five “The Message” (1982)
  • 2010: Al Green “Let’s Stay Together” (1971)
  • 2017: Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre” (1967)
  • 2002: Woody Guthrie “This Land Is Your Land” (1944)

H
  • 2017: Bill Haley & His Comets “We’re Gonna Rock Around the Clock” (1954)
  • 2005: Hampton Quartette “Listen to the Lambs” (1917)
  • 2012: Marion Harris “After You’ve Gone” (1919)
  • 2004: Coleman Hawkins “Body and Soul” (1940)
  • 2005: Edwin Hawkins Singers “Oh Happy Day” (1969)
  • 2013: Roland Hayes “Were You There” (1940)
  • 2017: Victor Herbert and his Orchestra “Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta” (1911)
  • 2002: Billie Holiday “Strange Fruit” (1939)
  • 2005: Buddy Holly & the Crickets “That’ll Be the Day” (1957)
  • 2008: John Lee Hooker “Boogie Chillen” (1948)
  • 2011: Sol Hoʻopiʻi “Fascinating Rhythm” (1938)
  • 2009: Howlin’ Wolf “Smokestack Lightnin’” (1956)
  • 2005: Pawlo Humeniuk “Tanec Pid Werbamy (Dance Under the Willows)” (1926)

I
  • 2015: The Impressions “People Get Ready” (1965)
  • 2017: The Ink Spots “If I Didn’t Care” (1939)

J
  • 2005: Mahalia Jackson “Move on Up a Little Higher” (1948)
  • 2013: Elmore James “Dust My Broom” (1951)
  • 2008: Etta James “At Last” (1961)
  • 2014: Blind Lemon Jefferson “Black Snake Moan” (1928)
  • 2014: Blind Lemon Jefferson “Match Box Blues” (1928)
  • 2015: Billy Joel “Piano Man” (1973)
  • 2010: Blind Willie Johnson “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground” (1927)
  • 2013: George W. Johnson “The Laughing Song” (1896)
  • 2008: George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today” (1980)
  • 2013: Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five “Caldonia” (1945)
  • 2004: Al Jolson “Swanee” (1920)

K
  • 2011: Stan Kenton “Artistry in Rhythm” (1943)
  • 2005: Kid Ory “Ory’s Creole Trombone” (1922)
  • 2014: Ben E. King “Stand by Me” (1961)
  • 2008: The Kingston Trio “Tom Dooley” (1958)

L
  • 2003: Huddie “Lead Belly” Ledbetter “Goodnight Irene” (1933)
  • 2009: Iry LeJeune “Evangeline Special” (1948)
  • 2009: Iry LeJeune “Love Bridge Waltz” (1948)
  • 2005: Jerry Lee Lewis “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” (1957)
  • 2009: Little Richard “Tutti Frutti” (1955)
  • 2017: Kenny Loggins “Footloose” (1984)
  • 2015: Julie London “Cry Me a River” (1955)
  • 2010: Professor Longhair “Tipitina” (1953)
  • 2013: The Louvin Brothers “When I Stop Dreaming” (1955)
  • 2009: Loretta Lynn “Coal Miner’s Daughter” (1970)

M
  • 2013: Harry MacDonough with Olive Kline “They Didn't Believe Me” (1915)
  • 2016: Manhattan Harmony “Lift Every Voice” (1923)
  • 2005: Martha & the Vandellas “Dancing in the Street (1964)
  • 2017: Canario y Su Grupo with Davilita on lead vocals, written by Rafael Hernández Marín “Lamento Borincano” (1930)
  • 2009: Max Mathews/John L. Kelly Jr./Carol Lockbaum “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” (1961)
  • 2006: John McCormack “Il Mio Tesoro” (1916)
  • 2016: Don McLean “American Pie” (1971)
  • 2015: Blind Willie McTell “Statesboro Blues” (1928)
  • 2010: Edward Meeker “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (1908)
  • 2010: Lydia Mendoza “Mal Hombre” (1934)
  • 2014: Johnny Mercer with the Pied Pipers “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” (1945)
  • 2002: Military Band “Stars and Stripes Forever” (1897)
  • 2004: Glenn Miller “In the Mood” (1939)
  • 2007: The Miracles “The Tracks of My Tears” (1965)
  • 2008: Carmen Miranda “O Que É Que A Bahiana Tem?” (1939)
  • 2017: The Mississippi Sheiks “Sitting on Top of the World” (1930)
  • 2011: Patsy Montana “I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart” (1935)
  • 2005: Rita Montaner “El Manisero (The Peanut Vendor)” (1927)
  • 2016: Melba Moore & Friends “Lift Every Voice” (1990)
  • 2006: Jelly Roll Morton’s Red Hot Peppers “Black Bottom Stomp” (1926)
  • 2014: Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker “My Funny Valentine” (1953)
  • 2003: Billy Murray “You’re a Grand Old Flag (aka “The Grand Old Rag”)” (1906)

N-O
  • 2005: NBC Symphony conducted by Arturo Toscanini “Adagio for Strings” (1938)
  • 2009: King Oliver’s Creole Jazz Band “Canal Street Blues” (1923)
  • 2007: Roy Orbison “(Oh) Pretty Woman” (1964)
  • 2002: Original Dixieland Jazz Band “Tiger Rag” (1918)
  • 2003: Vess Ossman “Honolulu Cake Walk” (1898)

P
  • 2008: Oran “Hot Lips” Page with Eddie Condon’s Jazz Band “Uncle Sam’s Blues” (1944)
  • 2011: Gabby Pahinui “Hula Medley” (1947)
  • 2002: Charlie Parker, Miles Davs, Dizzy Gillespie, et al “Ko-Ko” (1945)
  • 2011: Dolly Parton “Coat of Many Colors” (1971)
  • 2006: Charley Patton “Pony Blues” (1929)
  • 2002: Les Paul & Mary Ford “How High the Moon” (1951)
  • 2015: Peerless Quartet…Let Me Call You Sweetheart (1911)
  • 2004: The Penguins “Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)” (1954)
  • 2006: Carl Perkins “Blue Suede Shoes” (1956)
  • 2016: Wilson Pickett “In the Midnight Hour” (1965)
  • 2007: Rosa Ponselle and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by Giulio Setti “Casta Diva from Bellini’s Norma” (1929)
  • 2006: Cole Porter “You’re the Top” (1934)
  • 2008: Frank Proffitt “Tom Dooley” (1940)

Q-R
  • 2004: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey “See See Rider” (1923)
  • 2003: Otis Redding “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long to Stop Now” (1965)
  • 2009: R.E.M. “Radio Free Europe” (1981)
  • 2016: Harry Richman “Puttin’ on the Ritz” (1929)
  • 2014: The Righteous Brothers “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (1964)
  • 2002: Eck Robertson “Arkansas Traveler” (1922)
  • 2002: Eck Robertson “Sallie Gooden” (1922)
  • 2004: Jimmie Rodgers “Blue Yodel #1 (T for Texas)” (1928)
  • 2017: Kenny Rogers “The Gambler” (1978)
  • 2006: The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (1965)
  • 2006: The Ronettes “Be My Baby” (1963)
  • 2011: Lillian Russell “Come Down Ma Evenin’ Star” (1912)

S
  • 2018: Sam & Dave “Soul Man” (1967)
  • 2005: Gil Scott-Heron “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” (1970)
  • 2009: Tupac Shakur “Dear Mama” (1995)
  • 2012: Artie Shaw “Begin the Beguine” (1938)
  • 2018: Nina Simone “Mississippi Goddam” (1964)
  • 2016: Sister Sledge “We Are Family” (1979)
  • 2002: Bessie Smith “Down Hearted Blues” (1923)
  • 2002: Kate Smith “God Bless America” (1938)
  • 2005: Mamie Smith “Crazy Blues” (1920)
  • 2010: The Sons of the Pioneer “Tumbling Tumbleweeds” (1934)
  • 2008: The Stanley Brothers “Rank Stranger” (1960)
  • 2015: W.H. Stepp “Bonaparte’s Retreat” (1937)
  • 2006: Cal Stewart “Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent” (1904)
  • 2011: Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” (1979)
  • 2011: Donna Summer “I Feel Love” (1977)
  • 2015: The Supremes “Where Did Our Love Go” (1964)
  • 2014: The Swan Silvertones “Mary Don’t You Weep” (1959)
  • 2018: Sylvester “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” (1978)

T
  • 2004: Mable Wilson Tatro “The Suncook Town Tragedy” (1930)
  • 2007: Art Tatum “Sweet Lorraine” (1940)
  • 2017: The Temptations “My Girl” (1965)
  • 2004: Sister Rosetta Tharpe “Down by the Riverside” (1944)
  • 2016: Big Mama Thornton “Hound Dog” (1952)
  • 2005: Frankie Trumbauer and His Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke “Singin’ the Blues” (1927)
  • 2004: Sophie Tucker “Some of These Days” (1911)

U-V
  • 2018: Ritchie Valens “La Bamba” (1958)
  • 2013: Rudy Vallee “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” (1932)
  • 2018: Victor Military Band “The Memphis Blues” (1914)

W-X-Y-Z
  • 2007: T-Bone Walker “Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just as Bad)” (1947)
  • 2004: Fats Waller “Ain’t Misbehavin’” (1929)
  • 2017: Clara Ward & the Ward Singers “How I Got Over” (1950)
  • 2004: Ethel Waters “Stormy Weather (Keeps Rainin' All the Time)” (1933)
  • 2004: Muddy Waters “Hoochie Coochie Man” (1954)
  • 2007: Kitty Wells “It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels” (1952)
  • 2015: Clarence Williams’ Blue Five “Wild Cat Blues” (2015)
  • 2004: Hank Williams “Lovesick Blues” (1949)
  • 2008: Mary Lou Williams “Night Life” (1930)
  • 2003: Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys “New San Antonio Rose” (1940)
  • 2008: Link Wray “Rumble” (1958)
  • 2010: Tammy Wynette “Stand by Your Man” (1968)
  • 2012: Frank Yankovic & His Yanks “Just Because” (1947)

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