Radio Series Highlights Library Of Congress' Honored Recordings
December 3, 2009 at 11:26 AM (PT)
"The Sounds of American Culture," a radio series produced by BEN MANILLA and MEDIA MECHANICS, is back to spotlight the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS’ National Recording Registry. Every year, Librarian of Congress JAMES H. BILLINGTON, along with the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS' National Recording Preservation Board, name a limited number of "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" recordings each year to the NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY for preservation.
Profiles of the seventh annual registry begins the weekend of December 5th-6th, 2009 and will be available as podcasts at a later date. This year's honorees include:
* "Boogie Chillen" by JOHN LEE HOOKER (1948) - Airing December 5th-6th.
* "O Que é Que a Bahiana Tem" by CARMEN MIRANDA (1939) - Airing DECEMBER 12th-13th.
* "2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks" by CARL REINER and MEL BROOKS (1961)
* "He Stopped Loving Her Today" by GEORGE JONES (1980)
* "Rumble" by LINK WRAY (1958)