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Radiohead, The Doors, Lauryn Hill, and more selected for National Recording Registry

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The Library of Congress’ have selected their annual 25 recorded works to join the National Recording Registry. Among them, Radiohead’s OK Computer (1997), The Doors self-titled debut album (1967), Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (1998), the Righteous Brothers single “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” (1964), the defining Ben E. King track “Stand By Me” (1962), and 19 others. The entire catalog of inductees is now at 425, according to Variety

Non-music choices include radio coverage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Funeral (1945) and Steve Martin’s A Wild and Crazy Guy (1978). 

Librarian of Congress James Billington said in a statement regarding the yearly selection: “Congress understood the importance of protecting America’s aural patrimony when it passed the National Recording Preservation Act 15 years ago. By preserving these recordings, we safeguard the words, sounds and music that embody who we are as a people and a nation.”

A complete list of 2014 selections are below: 

– Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings at University of California, Santa Barbara Library (c.1890-1910)

– The Benjamin Ives Gilman Collection, recorded at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago (1893)

– “The Boys of the Lough”/”The Humours of Ennistymon” (single)—Michael Coleman (1922)

– “Black Snake Moan”/ “Match Box Blues” (single)—Blind Lemon Jefferson (1928)

– “Sorry, Wrong Number” (episode of “Suspense” radio series, May 25, 1943)

– “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” (single)—Johnny Mercer (1944)

– Radio Coverage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Funeral—Arthur Godfrey, et al. (April 14, 1945)

 – Kiss Me, Kate (original cast album) (1949)

John Brown’s Body—Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey; directed by Charles Laughton (1953)

– “My Funny Valentine” (single)—The Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker (1953)

– “Sixteen Tons” (single)—Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955)

– “Mary Don’t You Weep” (single)—The Swan Silvertones (1959)

Joan Baez (album)—Joan Baez (1960)

– “Stand by Me” (single)—Ben E. King (1961)

New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (album)— Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1964)

– “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” (single)—The Righteous Brothers (1964)

The Doors (album)—The Doors (1967)

Stand! (album)—Sly and the Family Stone (1969)

Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues (album)—Lincoln Mayorga (1968)

A Wild and Crazy Guy (album)—Steve Martin (1978)

Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites (album)—Various (1995)

OK Computer (album)—Radiohead (1997)

Songs of the Old Regular Baptists—Various (1997)

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (album)—Lauryn Hill (1998)

Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman (album)—Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor; Joan Tower, composer (1999)