Cyndi Lauper, Neil Diamond, And More Added To National Recording Registry

Music by Cyndi Lauper, Neil Diamond and Curtis Mayfield are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry.More »

By wpengine on March 22, 2019

Music by Cyndi Lauper, Neil Diamond and Curtis Mayfield are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library Of Congress has named 25 audio recordings to be inducted to the Registry, a compendium of sound recordings deemed representative of America’s artistic, cultural and historic treasures. The recordings include Lauper’s She’s So Unusual, Mayfield’s Super Fly, and The Best of Schoolhouse Rock. Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” and Jay-Z’s Blueprint album have also been added. The registry is also adding Robert F. Kennedy’s recorded speech after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1968 assassination. Singles by acts such as Cab Calloway, Nina Simone, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Ritchie Valens were also chosen for preservation. “The National Recording Registry honors the music that enriches our souls, the voices that tell our stories and the sounds that mirror our lives” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. “The influence of recorded sound over its nearly 160-year history has been profound and technology has increased its reach and significance exponentially,” she added. “The Library of Congress and its many collaborators are working to preserve these sounds and moments in time, which reflect our past, present and future.” Copyright(c) 2019 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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