[JPL] Jazz, Blues and Pop Tunes Lead National Recording Registry

Bobby Jackson ftapache1 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Apr 7 00:30:27 EDT 2011


Me too Larry....  What's THAT all about?

Bobby Jackson
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On Apr 6, 2011, at 10:27 PM, Larry Appelbaum wrote:

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> I'm surprised that no one has commented on the final (25th) entry to this year's list. I assumed it might be controversial, but I'm not sure people even read past the press release. 
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> http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2011/11-073.html
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> Larry
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>> Jazz, Blues and Pop Tunes Lead National Recording Registry
>> 04.06.2011
>> 
>> The latest additions to the National Recording Registry of the Library 
>> of Congress have been announced. A total of 25 were named, including a 
>> series of interviews that Willis Conover did with jazz musicians for the 
>> Voice of America.
>> 
>> Of most interest might be what are called the first known audio 
>> recordings. Made by Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville and called 
>> “phonautograms,” they were made in 1853 or 1854 by using a boar bristle 
>> as a scribe, marking onto blacked glass plates. They were not meant to 
>> be listened to; Scott was using them for acoustic research, but modern 
>> technology has allowed the guitar and voice recordings to be heard.
>> 
>> Musical offerings include a large number of jazz, blues and pop 
>> recordings from the likes of Blind Willie Johnson, Professor Longhair, 
>> Henry Mancini (“Peter Gunn”), Captain Beefheart, Al Green (“Let’s Stay 
>> Together”), Steely Dan (“Aja”) and De La Soul. The Boswell Sisters with 
>> the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra, Tammy Wynette (“Stand by Your Man”) and 
>> the Sons of the Pioneers (“Tumbling Tumbleweeds”) also made the cut.
>> 
>> Nonmusical recordings include “Songs of the Humpback Whale,” a sermon 
>> from Rev. C.L. Franklin (Aretha’s father), a Mort Sahl performance and a 
>> series of spoken recordings by “Ishi,” the last Yahi Indian speaking in 
>> his own language.
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