The original cast recording of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, The Gerry Mulligan Quartet’s version of “My Funny Valentine” and the album New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band are among the recordings slated for entry into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.
Other singles and albums being inducted include Ben E. King’s classic “Stand By Me”, Johnny Mercer’s “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positibe”, Sly and the Family Stone’s groundbreaking album Stand!, Radiohead’s OK Computer, The Doors self-titled debut and “Black Snake Moan”/”Matchbox Blues” from Blind Lemon Jefferson.
Started in 2000, the National Recording Registry inducts 25 recordings each year based on their cultural, historical or aesthetic significance. Currently the number of recordings in the registry sits at 425.
For an in depth list of this years inductees, CLICK HERE.