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Complete National Recording Registry Listing

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Title Article/Composer/Recorder Year of Release Year Inducted Genre
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
(single)
Peerless Quartet 1911 2015 Pop (Pre-1955)
Wild Cat Blues
(single)
Clarence Williams Blue Five 1923 2015 Blues
Statesboro Blues
(single)
Blind Willie McTell 1928 2015 Blues
Bonaparte's Retreat W.H. Stepp 1937 2015 Field
Vic and Sade: Decoration Day Parade 1937, May 28 2015 Radio
Mahler Symphony No. 9 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Bruno Walter, conductor 1938 2015 Classical/Opera
Carousel of American Music George M. Cohan, Hoagy Carmichael, Johnny Mercer, et.al. 1940, Sept. 24 2015 Pop (Pre-1955)
Cry Me a River
(single)
Julie London 1955 2015 Pop (Post-1955)
The "Marshall Plan" Speech at Harvard George C. Marshall 1947, June 5 2015 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Destination Freedom: A Garage in Gainesville/Execution Awaited 1949, Sept. 25
and 1949, Oct. 2
2015 Radio
Original Soundtrack from "A Streetcar Named Desire" Alex North 1951 2015 Blues
Mack the Knife
(single)
Louis Armstrong 1956 2015 Pop (Post-1955)
Mack the Knife
(single)
Bobby Darin 1959 2015 Pop (Post-1955)
Fourth Quarter Radio Coverage of Wilt Chamberlin's 100-Point Game (Philadelphia Warriors vs. New York Knicks) Bill Campbell, announcer 1962, Mar. 2 2015 Broadcast/Spoken Word
A Love Supreme
(album)
John Coltrane 1964 2015 Jazz
It's My Way
(album)
Buffy Sainte-Marie 1964 2015 Folk/Ethnic
Where Did Our Love Go
(single)
The Supremes 1964 2015 Pop (Post-1955)
People Get Ready
(single)
The Impressions 1965 2015 Pop (Post-1955)
Mama Tried
(single)
Merle Haggard 1968 2015 Country/Bluegrass
Abraxas
(album)
Santana 1970 2015 Latin
Class Clown
(album)
George Carlin 1972 2015 Comedy/Novelty
Robert and Clara Schumann Complete Piano Trios
(album)
Beaux Arts Trio 1972 2015 Classical/Opera
Piano Man
(single)
Billy Joel 1973 2015 Pop (Post-1955)
Bogalusa Boogie
(album)
Clifton Chenier 1976 2015 Cajun
I Will Survive
(single)
Gloria Gaynor 1978 2015 Disco
Master of Puppets Metallica 1986 2015 Pop (Post-1955)
2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks
(album)
Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner 1961 2008 Comedy/Novelty
3 Feet High and Rising
(album)
De La Soul 1989 2010 Pop (Post-1955)
A Charlie Brown Christmas
(album)
The Vince Guaraldi Trio 1965 2011 Jazz
A Program of Song
(album)
Leontyne Price 1959 2012 Classical/Opera
Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
(single)
Johnny Mercer 1944 2014 Pop (Pre-1955)
Adagio for Strings
(single)
NBC Symphony, Arturo Toscanini 1938, Nov. 5 2005 Classical/Opera
Address at West Point Military Academy William Faulkner 1962, April 19-20 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Address to Congress ("Day of Infamy" speech) Franklin D. Roosevelt 1941, Dec. 8 2006 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Adeste Fideles
(single)
Associated Glee Clubs of America 1925 2003 Choral
Adventures of Robin Hood, The Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1938, May 11 2005 Musical/Soundtrack
After You've Gone
(single)
Marion Harris 1918 2012 Pop (Pre-1955)
Ain't Misbehavin'
(single)
Thomas "Fats" Waller 1929 2004 Jazz
Aja
(album)
Steely Dan 1977 2010 Pop (Post-1955)
Ali Akbar College of Music Archive Selections Ali Akbar College of Music 1960s-1970s 2003 Folk/Ethnic
Allman Brothers Band at Fillmore East, The
(album)
The Allman Brothers Band 1971 2004 Pop (Post-1955)
Allons a Lafayette
(single)
Joe Falcon 1928 2007 Cajun
Also Sprach Zarathustra
(album)
Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1954 2011 Classical/Opera
America's Town Meeting of the Air George V. Denny, Jr. 1941, May 8 2009 Radio
Anthology of Folk Music
(album)
Harry Smith 1952 2005 Folk/Ethnic
Are You Experienced
(album)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967 2005 Pop (Post-1955)
Arkansaw Traveler
(single)
Eck Robertson 1922 2002 Country/Bluegrass
Armistice Day broadcast Woodrow Wilson 1923, Nov. 11 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Around the World on the Phonograph Thomas Edison 1888-1889 2002 Technology
Artistry in Rhythm
(single)
Stan Kenton 1943 2011 Folk/Ethnic
At Folsom Prison
(album)
Johnny Cash 1968 2003 Country/Bluegrass
At Last
(single)
Etta James 1961 2008 R&B
At Sunset
(album)
Mort Sahl 1955 2010 Comedy/Novelty
Atlanta Exposition speech Booker T. Washington 1906 recreation 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Azucar Pa' Ti
(album)
Eddie Palmieri 1965 2009 Latin
Bach B-Minor Mass
(album)
Robert Shaw Chorale 1947 2003 Classical/Opera
Bacon, Beans and Limousines Will Rogers 1931, Oct. 18 2012 Radio
Bartok and Szigeti in concert at the Library of Congress Bela Bartok, Joseph Szigeti 1940 2002 Classical/Opera
Barton Hall Concert at Cornell University The Grateful Dead 1977, May 8 2011 Pop (Post-1955)
Be My Baby
(single)
The Ronettes 1963 2006 Pop (Post-1955)
Beethoven String Quartets Budapest Quartet 1940-1950 2003 Classical/Opera
Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op. 84
(single)
Modesto High School Band (California) 1930 2005 Classical/Opera
Begin the Beguine
(single)
Artie Shaw & His Orchestra 1938 2012 Pop (Pre-1955)
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
(single)
The Andrews Sisters 1938 2008 Pop (Pre-1955)
Bell Laboratories experimental stereo recordings Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1931-1932 2002 Classical/Opera
The Benjamin Ives Gilman Collection Recorded at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago Benjamin Ives Gilman 1893 2014 Folk/Ethnic
Black Angels (Thirteen Images from the Dark Land)
(album)
New York Strings Quartet,  George Crumb (composer) 1972 2010 Classical/Opera
Black Bottom Stomp
(single)
Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers 1926 2006 Jazz
Black Snake Moan/Match Box Blues
(single)
Blind Lemon Jefferson 1927 2014 Blues
Blanton-Webster era recordings Duke Ellington Orchestra 1940-1942 2002 Jazz
Blind Joe Death
(album)
John Fahey 1959, 1964, 1967 2010 Pop (Post-1955)
Blue Moon of Kentucky
(single)
Bill Monroe and the Blue Grass Boys 1947 2002 Country/Bluegrass
Blue Suede Shoes
(single)
Carl Perkins 1955 2006 Country/Bluegrass
Blue Yodel (T for Texas)
(single)
Jimmie Rodgers 1927 2004 Country/Bluegrass
Blueberry Hill
(single)
Fats Domino 1956 2005 R&B
Bo Diddley
(single)
Bo Diddley 1955 2011 Pop (Post-1955)
Boas, Franz and George Herzog Interview Kwakwaka'wakw Chief Dan Cranmer 1938 2013 Field
Body and Soul
(single)
Coleman Hawkins 1939 2004 Jazz
Boogie Chillen'
(single)
John Lee Hooker 1948 2008 Blues
Born to Run
(album)
Bruce Springsteen 1975 2003 Pop (Post-1955)
'Boys of the Lough'/'Humours of Ennistymon'
(single)
Michael Coleman 1922 2014 Folk/Ethnic
Brilliant Corners
(album)
Thelonious Monk 1956 2003 Jazz
Broadcast from London Edward R. Murrow 1940, Sept. 21 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime
(single)
Rudy Vallee, Bing Crosby 1932 2013 Pop (Pre-1955)
Bubble Book (the first Bubble Book) Ralph Mayhew, Burges Johnson 1917 2003 Children's
Burnin'
(album)
The Wailers 1973 2006 R&B
Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, The
(album)
Bob Newhart 1960 2006 Comedy/Novelty
Cajun-Creole Columbia releases
(single)
Amade Ardoin, Dennis McGee 1929 2003 Cajun
Caldonia
(single)
Louis Jordan 1945 2013 Blues
Call It Stormy Monday But Tuesday is Just As Bad
(single)
T-Bone Walker 1947 2007 Blues
Canal Street Blues
(single)
King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band 1923, Apr. 5 2009 Jazz
Canzone del Porter from "Martha"
(single)
Edouard de Reszke 1903 2005 Classical/Opera
Carnegie Hall Concert with Buck Owens and His Buckaroos
(album)
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos 1966 2013 Country/Bluegrass
Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert
(album)
Benny Goodman 1938 2003 Jazz
Casey at the Bat DeWolf Hopper 1915 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Casta Diva from "Norma"
(single)
Rosa Ponselle, Guilio Setti 1928, Dec. 31 2007 Classical/Opera
Castles in Europe One-Step (Castle House Rag)
(single)
Europe's Society Orchestra  1914 2004 Jazz
Cathy's Clown
(single)
Everly Brothers, The 1960 2013 Pop (Post-1955)
Celia & Johnny
(album)
Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco 1974 2013 Latin
Change is Gonna Come, A
(single)
Sam Cooke 1964 2006 R&B
Charles A. Lindbergh's arrival and reception in Washington, D.C. Charles A. Lindbergh, et.al. 1927, June 11 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Charleston
(single)
Golden Gate Orchestra 1925 2004 Technology
Cheap Thrills
(album)
Big Brother and the Holding Company 1968 2012 Pop (Pre-1955)
Child's Christmas in Wales, A Dylan Thomas 1952 2008 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Chippewa/Ojibwe Cylinder Collection Frances Densmore 1907-1910 2003 Field
Chopin Polonaise Op. 40, No. 1 ("Polonaise Militaire") Artur Rubinstein 1952 2006 Classical/Opera
Churkendoose, The Ray Bolger 1947 2008 Children's
Coal Miner's Daughter
(single)
Loretta Lynn 1970 2009 Country/Bluegrass
Coat of Many Colors
(single)
Dolly Parton 1971 2011 Country/Bluegrass
Come Down Ma Evenin' Star
(single)
Lillian Russell 1912 2011 Pop (Pre-1955)
Command Performance (No. 21) Bob Hope 1942, July 7 2005 Radio
Complete "Ring Cycle"
(album)
George Solti, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra 1958-1965 2003 Classical/Opera
Complete Recordings, The Robert Johnson 1936-1937 2003 Blues
Complete Village Vanguard Recordings
(album)
Bill Evans Trio 1961, June 25 2009 Jazz
Continental Harmony: Gregg Smith Singers Perform Music of William Billings
(album)
The Gregg Smith Singers 1969 2011 Choral
Coolidge Inauguration Ceremony Calvin Coolidge, et.al. 1925, March 4 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Copland Conducts Copland: Appalachian Spring
(album)
Aaron Copland 1974 2013 Classical/Opera
Cradle Will Rock (original cast recording)
(album)
Mark Blitzstein 1938 2002 Musical/Soundtrack
Crazy
(single)
Patsy Cline 1961 2003 Country/Bluegrass
Crazy Blues
(single)
Mamie Smith 1920 2005 Blues
Crescent City Living Legends Collection New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Archive/WWOZ New Orleans 1973-1990 2002 Jazz
Cross of Gold speech William Jennings Bryan 1921 re-enactment 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Crossing Chilly Jordan
(single)
The Blackwood Brothers 1960 2012 Gospel
Cylinder recordings of Metropolitan Opera Lionel Mapleson 1900-1903 2002 Classical/Opera
Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two) Max Mathews, John L. Kelly, Jr., and Carol Lockbaum 1961 2009 Technology
Damnation of Faust
(album)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, et.al. 1954 2005 Choral
Dance Mania
(album)
Tito Puente 1958 2002 Latin
Dancing in the Street
(single)
Martha and the Vandellas 1964 2005 R&B
Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground
(single)
Blind Willie Johnson 1927 2010 Gospel
Daydream Nation
(album)
Sonic Youth 1988 2005 Pop (Post-1955)
D-Day radio address to the Allied Nations Dwight D. Eisenhower 1944, June 6 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
D-Day Radio Broadcast George Hicks June 5-6, 1944 2012 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Dear Mama Tupac Shakur 1995 2009 Rap
Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniature
(album)
Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente 1957 2012 Latin
Description of crash of Hindenburg Herbert Morrison 1937, May 6 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers
(album)
Firesign Theatre 1970 2005 Comedy/Novelty
The Doors
(album)
The Doors 1967 2014 Pop (Post-1955)
Down by the Riverside
(single)
Sister Rosetta Tharpe 1944 2004 Gospel
Down-Hearted Blues
(single)
Bessie Smith 1923 2002 Blues
Drums of Passion
(album)
Michael Babatunde Olatunji 1960 2004 Folk/Ethnic
Dust My Broom
(single)
Elmore James 1951 2013 R&B
Eagle Stirreth Her Nest Rev. C.L. Franklin 1953 2010 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
(single)
The Penguins 1954 2004 R&B
Edison Talking Doll cylinder n/a 1888, Nov. 2011 Technology
Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake, The
(album)
Eubie Blake 1969 2006 Musical/Soundtrack
Einstein on the Beach
(album)
Phillip Glass, Robert Wilson 1979 2012 Classical/Opera
El Manisero ("The Peanut Vendor")
(single)
Rita Montaner,  Don Azpiazu and His Havana Casino Orchestra 1927; 1930 2005 Latin
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book
(album)
Ella Fitzgerald 1956 2003 Pop (Post-1955)
Evangeline Special
(single)
Iry Le Jeune 1947 2009 Cajun
Every Man a King speech Huey P. Long 1935, Feb. 23 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Fall of the City ("The Columbia Workshop") Archibald MacLeish 1937, April 11 2005 Radio
Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman
(album)
Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor; Joan Tower, composer 1999 2014 Classical/Opera
Fascinating Rhythm
(single)
Adele Astaire, Fred Astaire, George Gershwin 1926 2005 Musical/Soundtrack
Fascinating Rhythm
(single)
Sol Hoopii 1938 2011 Folk/Ethnic
Fear of a Black Planet
(album)
Public Enemy 1990 2004 Rap
Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge, A
(album)
King's College Choir 1954 2008 Choral
Fibber McGee and Molly (Fibber's closet opens for the first time) Jim and Marian Jordan 1940, March 4 2007 Radio
Fifth Regiment March Thomas Edison 1888-1889 2002 Technology
Fireside Chats Franklin D. Roosevelt 1933-1944 2002 Radio
First Family
(album)
Vaughn Meader, et.al. 1962 2013 Comedy/Novelty
First official transatlantic telephone conversation W.S. Gifford, Sir Evelyn P. Murray 1927, Jan.7 2005 Technology
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
(single)
Flatt and Scruggs 1949 2004 Country/Bluegrass
Fon der Choope (From the Wedding)
(single)
Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra 1914, Apr. 4 2009 Folk/Ethnic
For the Roses
(album)
Joni Mitchell 1972 2007 Pop (Post-1955)
Forever Changes
(album)
Love 1967 2011 Pop (Post-1955)
Fortunate Son
(single)
Creedence Clearwater Revival 1969 2013 Pop (Post-1955)
Four Saints in Three Acts
(album)
Virgil Thomson 1947 2004 Classical/Opera
Four Seasons, The
(album)
Louis Kaufman and the Concert Hall String Orchestra 1947 2003 Classical/Opera
Fred Allen Show, The Fred Allen 1945, Oct. 7 2005 Radio
Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The
(album)
Bob Dylan 1963 2002 Pop (Post-1955)
'Freight Train' and Other Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes
(album)
Elizabeth Cotten 1959 2007 Folk/Ethnic
Gang Busters Phillips H. Lord 1935-1957 2008 Radio
Giant Steps
(album)
John Coltrane 1959 2004 Jazz
Girl from Ipanema
(single)
Stan Getz, et.al. 1963 2004 Pop (Post-1955)
God Bless America (radio broadcast premiere) Kate Smith 1938, Nov. 11 2002 Pop (Pre-1955)
Goldberg Variations
(album)
Glenn Gould 1955 2003 Classical/Opera
Goldbergs, The Gertrude Berg, et.al. 1942, Jul. 9 2013 Radio
Goodnight, Irene
(single)
Lead Belly 1933 2003 Folk/Ethnic
GOPAC Strategy and Instructional Tapes Newt Gingrich, et.al. 1986-1994 2010 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Graceland
(album)
Paul Simon 1986 2006 Pop (Post-1955)
Grand Ole Opry (first network radio broadcast) Roy Acuff, et.al. 1939, Oct. 14 2002 Country/Bluegrass
Green Onions Booker T. and the MG's 1962 2011 Pop (Post-1955)
Guys & Dolls (original cast recording)
(album)
Vivian Blaine, Stubby Kaye, Frank Loesser, et.al. 1950 2004 Musical/Soundtrack
Gypsy
(album)
Ethel Merman, et.al. 1959 2009 Musical/Soundtrack
Gypsy Love Song
(single)
Eugene Cowles 1898 2004 Musical/Soundtrack
Hallelujah
(single)
Jeff Buckley 1994 2013 Gospel
Harvard Vocarium record series W.H. Auden, T.S. Eliot, Tennessee Williams, et.al. 1930s-1940s 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
He Stopped Loving Her Today
(single)
George Jones 1980 2008 Country/Bluegrass
Headhunters
(album)
Herbie Hancock 1973 2007 Jazz
Heart Like a Wheel
(album)
Linda Ronstadt 1974 2013 Pop (Post-1955)
Heiftez (Jascha) Acoustic recordings for Victor Records Jascha Heifetz 1917-1924 2008 Classical/Opera
He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
(single)
Marian Anderson 1936 2003 Gospel
Highlander Center Field Recording Collection Rosa Parks, Esau Jenkins, et.al. 1930s-1980s 2002 Field
Honolulu Cake Walk
(single)
Vess Ossman 1898 2003 Pop (Pre-1955)
Hoodoo Man Blues
(album)
Junior Wells 1965 2012 Blues
Horses
(album)
Patti Smith 1975 2009 Pop (Post-1955)
Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings
(single)
Louis Armstrong 1925-1928 2002 Jazz
Hottest Women's Band of the 1940s
(album)
International Sweethearts of Rhythm 1944-1946, released 1984 2011 Jazz
How High the Moon
(single)
Les Paul and Mary Ford 1951 2002 Jazz
Howl Allen Ginsberg 1959 2006 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Hula Medley
(single)
Gabby Pahinui 1947 2011 Folk/Ethnic
I Can Hear It Now: 1933-1945
(album)
Edward R. Murrow, Fred W. Friendly 1948 2011 Musical/Soundtrack
I Feel Love
(single)
Donna Summer 1977 2011 Pop (Post-1955)
I Have a Dream speech Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963, Aug. 28 2002 Broadcast/Spoken Word
I Started Out as a Child
(album)
Bill Cosby 1964 2009 Comedy/Novelty
I Want to Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
(single)
Patsy Montana 1935 2011 Country/Bluegrass
If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
(single)
Thomas Dorsey 1934 2007 Gospel
Il mio Tesoro
(single)
John McCormack, Walter Rogers 1916 2006 Classical/Opera
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
(single)
Muddy Waters 1954 2004 Blues
In the Mood
(single)
Glenn Miller and His Orchestra 1939 2004 Jazz
Indians for Indians Keshkekosh (a.k.a. Don Whistler) 1947, Mar. 25 2011 Radio
Interview with James Baldwin Studs Terkel, James Baldwin 1962, Sept. 29 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Interviews with William "Billy" Bell, representing the Edward D. Ives Collection William "Billy" Bell, William, Edward D. ("Sandy") Ives 1956 2006 Field
Ishi, cylinder recordings of Ishi 1911-1914 2010 Broadcast/Spoken Word
It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels
(single)
Kitty Wells 1952, May 30 2007 Country/Bluegrass
It's the Girl Boswell Sisters 1931 2010 Pop (Pre-1955)
I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) Otis Redding 1965 2003 R&B
Jack Benny Program, The Jack Benny 1948, March 28 2004 Radio
Jazz at the Philharmonic
(album)
Nat "King" Cole, Buddy Rich, Les Paul, et.al. 1944, July 2 2010 Jazz
Jazz Scene, The
(album)
Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Lester Young, et.al. 1949 2007 Jazz
Jelly Roll Morton interviews (conducted by Alan Lomax) Jelly Roll Morton, Alan Lomax 1938 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Joan Baez
(album)
Joan Baez 1960 2014 Folk/Ethnic
Joe Louis-Max Schmeling fight Clem McCarthy (announcer) 1938, June 22 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
John Brown's Body
(album)
Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, Raymond Massey 1953 2014 Broadcast/Spoken Word
John the Revelator
(single)
Golden Gate Quartet 1938 2005 Gospel
Johnson (Guy B.) Cylinder recordings of African-American music Guy B. Johnson 1920s 2003 Field
Johnson, Lyndon B. Presidential Recordings Lyndon B. Johnson 1963, Nov. 22; 1969, Jan. 10 2013 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Jole Blon
(single)
Harry Choates 1946 2005 Cajun
Joshua Tree, The
(album)
U2  1987 2013 Pop (Post-1955)
Judy at Carnegie Hall
(album)
Judy Garland 1961 2003 Pop (Post-1955)
Just Because Frank Yankovic and His Yanks 1947 2012 Pop (Pre-1955)
Kennedy Inaugural Ceremony John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Robert Frost, et.al. 1961 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Kind of Blue
(album)
Miles Davis, Bill Evans, John Coltrane, et.al. 1959 2002 Jazz
King James Version of the Bible Alexander Scourby 1966 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Kiss Me, Kate
(album)
Original Cast Album 1949 2014 Musical/Soundtrack
Ko Ko
(single)
Charlie Parker, et.al. 1945 2002 Jazz
LaGuardia reading the comics over the radio Fiorello LaGuardia 1945 2007 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Laughing Song
(single)
George W. Johnson c. 1896 2013 Comedy/Novelty
Leon Metcalf Collection Leon Metcalf 1950-1954 2009 Field
Let's Go Out to the Programs
(single)
Dixie Hummingbirds 1953 2011 Gospel
Let's Stay Together
(single)
Al Green 1971 2010 R&B
Library of Congress Marine Corps Combat Field Recording Collection, Second Battle of Guam Alvin Josephy 1944, July 20-Aug. 11 2009 Field
Light's Golden Jubilee Celebration Thomas Edison (honoree) 1929, Oct. 21 2005 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Lincoln Mayorga & Distinguished Colleagues
(album)
Lincoln Mayorga 1968 2014 Classical/Opera
Listen to the Lambs
(single)
Hampton Quartette 1917 2005 Field
Little Engine That Could, The Paul Wing 1949 2009 Children's
Live at the Apollo
(album)
James Brown 1963 2004 R&B
Live at the Regal
(album)
B.B. King 1965 2005 Blues
Live at Yankee Stadium
(album)
Fania All-Stars 1975 2003 Latin
Live in Japan
(album)
Sarah Vaughan 1973 2006 Jazz
Lone Ranger, The (Episode: "The Osage Bank Robbery") Earle Graser 1937, Dec. 17 2006 Radio
Lord's Prayer, The
(single)
Emile Berliner 1888 2003 Technology
Love Bridge Waltz Iry Le Jeune 1948 2009 Cajun
Lovesick Blues
(single)
Hank Williams 1949 2004 Country/Bluegrass
Lovey's Trinidad String Band recordings for Columbia Records (New York City Tour) Lovey's Trinidad String Band 1912 2002 Jazz
Mal Hombre
(single)
Lydia Mendoza 1934 2010 Latin
Manteca
(single)
Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Chano Pozo 1947 2004 Latin
Marine Band Concert album to help benefit the National Cultural Center
(album)
United States Marine Band 1963 2006 Technology
Mary Don't You Weep
(single)
The Swan Silvetones 1959 2014 Gospel
Mary Margaret McBride Mary Margaret McBride, Hurston, Zora Neale 1943, Jan. 25 2008 Radio
Message, The
(single)
Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five 1982 2002 Rap
Messiah
(album)
Eugene Ormandy, Richard Condie, Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Philadelphia Orchestra 1958 2004 Choral
Mingus Ah-Um
(album)
Charles Mingus 1959 2003 Jazz
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
(album)
Lauryn Hill 1998 2014 R&B
Mothership Connection
(album)
Parliament 1976 2011 R&B
Move On Up a Little Higher
(single)
Mahalia Jackson 1948 2005 Gospel
Music From the Morning of the World
(album)
David Lewiston 1966 2007 Folk/Ethnic
Music Time in Africa: Mauritania Leo Sarkisian, host 1973, Jul. 29 2012 Radio
My Fair Lady (original cast recording)
(album)
Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, et.al. 1956 2007 Musical/Soundtrack
My Funny Valentine
(single)
The Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker 1953 2014 Jazz
My Man
(single)
Fanny Brice 1921 2005 Musical/Soundtrack
National Defense Test John J. Pershing 1924, Sept. 12 2006 Technology
Native Brazilian Music
(album)
Leopold Stokowski 1942 2006 Folk/Ethnic
Navajo Shootingway Ceremony field recordings David McAllester 1957-1958 2007 Field
NBC Radio coverage of Marian Anderson's recital at the Lincoln Memorial Marian Anderson 1939, Apr. 9 2008 Gospel
Nevermind
(album)
Nirvana 1991 2004 Pop (Post-1955)
New Music Quarterly Recordings Series Henry Cowell, et.al. 1934-1949 2002 Classical/Opera
New Orleans' Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band
(album)
Sweet Emma and Her Preservation Hall Jazz Band 1964 2014 Jazz
New San Antonio Rose
(single)
Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys 1940 2003 Country/Bluegrass
New York Philharmonic debut of Leonard Bernstein Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic 1943, Nov. 14 2011 Classical/Opera
New York Taxi Driver
(album)
Tony Schwartz 1959 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Night at Birdland, A (Vols. 1 and 2)
(album)
Art Blakey 1954 2013 Jazz
Night Life
(single)
Mary Lou Williams 1930 2008 Jazz
No News, or What Killed the Dog Nat M. Wills 1908 2008 Comedy/Novelty
O Que e que a Bahiana tem
(single)
Carmen Miranda 1939 2008 Latin
Oh Happy Day
(single)
Edwin Hawkins Singers 1969 2005 Gospel
Oh, Pretty Woman
(single)
Roy Orbison 1964 2007 Pop (Post-1955)
OK Computer
(album)
Radiohead 1997 2014 Pop (Post-1955)
Okeh Laughing Record
(single)
Bernardo, Lucie, Otto Rathke 1922 2003 Comedy/Novelty
Oklahoma! (original cast recording)
(album)
Rodgers and Hammerstein 1943 2003 Musical/Soundtrack
Old fog horn (Kewaunee, Wisconsin) James A. Lipsky 1972 2005 Environment
Old Soldiers Never Die (farewell address to Congress) Douglas MacArthur 1951, Apr. 19 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's
(album)
Doc Watson, Clarence Ashley, et.al. 1960-1962 2012 Country/Bluegrass
One O'Clock Jump
(single)
Count Basie and His Orchestra 1937 2005 Jazz
Only Visiting this Planet
(album)
Larry Norman 1972 2013 Gospel
Ory's Creole Trombone
(single)
Kid Ory 1922, June 2005 Jazz
Othello (Broadway production)
(album)
Paul Robeson, et.al. 1943 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Over There
(single)
Nora Bayes 1917 2005 Pop (Pre-1955)
Passamaquoddy Indian field recordings Jesse Walter Fewkes 1890 2002 Field
Pattison Waltz Thomas Edison 1888-1889 2002 Technology
Peace Be Still
(album)
James Cleveland 1962 2004 Gospel
Peace in the Valley
(single)
Red Foley and the Sunshine Boys 1951 2006 Gospel
Pet Sounds
(album)
Beach Boys 1966 2005 Pop (Post-1955)
Peter and the Wolf
(album)
Serge Koussevitzky, et.al. 1939 2004 Children's
Philomel: For Soprano, Recorded Soprano and Synthesized Sound
(album)
Beardslee, Bethany 1971 2002 Classical/Opera
Phonautograms Edouard-Leon Stott de Martinville c. 1853-1861 2010 Technology
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor (Rachmaninoff) Leopold Stokowski 1929 2004 Classical/Opera
Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord Sonata"
(album)
John Kirkpatrick 1948 2003 Classical/Opera
Pictures at an Exhibition
(album)
Rafael Kubelik, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, et.al. 1951 2003 Classical/Opera
Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama, The
(album)
New York Pro Musica, Noah Greenberg 1958 2008 Classical/Opera
Poeme Electronique
(album)
Edgard Varese 1958 2005 Technology
Pony Blues
(single)
Patton, Charley 1929 2006 Blues
Pope Marcellus Mass (Palestrina) Roger Wagner Chorale 1951 2010 Classical/Opera
Porgy and Bess (original cast recording)
(album)
Todd Duncan, Anne Brown, et.al. 1940, 1942 2003 Musical/Soundtrack
Prairie Home Companion, A (first broadcast) Garrison Keillor 1974, July 6 2003 Radio
Precious Lord: New Recordings of the Great Gospel Songs of Thomas A. Dorsey
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Thomas A. Dorsey 1973 2002 Gospel
President's Message Relayed from Atlas Satellite Dwight D. Eisenhower 1958, Dec. 19 2012 Technology
Problems of the American Home
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Billy Graham 1954 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Purple Rain
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Prince 1984 2011 Pop (Post-1955)
Radio broadcasts Ronald Reagan 1976-79 2007 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Radio Coverage of the Funeral of President Franklin D. Roosevelt Arthur Godfrey, et.al. 1945, April 14 2014 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Radio Free Europe
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Rapper's Delight
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Red Headed Stranger
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Willie Nelson 1975 2009 Country/Bluegrass
Remarks by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong broadcast from the moon Neil Armstrong 1969, July 21 2004 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Respect
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Revolution Will Not Be Televised, The Gil Scott-Heron 1970 2005 Rap
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(album)
New York Philharmonic 1940 2002 Classical/Opera
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Roll Over Beethoven
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Seasame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites
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1995 2014 Children's
Second Hand Rose
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Show Boat
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Silver Apples of the Moon
(album)
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Sixteen Tons
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(single)
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Songs for Young Lovers
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Songs in the Key of Life
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Songs of the Humpback Whale
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Roger Payne, Frank Watlington, et.al. 1970 2010 Environment
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'Sorry, Wrong Number' ('Suspense') Agnes Moorehead, et.al. 1943, May 25 2014 Broadcast/Spoken Word
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Sounds of the ivory-billed woodpecker Arthur Allen, Peter Paul Kellogg 1935 2008 Environment
South Pacific
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Southern States recording trip John and Ruby Lomax 1939 2002 Field
Speech at the Democratic National Convention Harry S. Truman 1948, July 15 2007 Broadcast/Spoken Word
Stand!
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Stand by Me
(single)
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(single)
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Star Wars (soundtrack)
(album)
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Stormy Weather
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(album)
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(single)
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(single)
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(album)
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(single)
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(album)
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(single)
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(single)
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(album)
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(single)
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(single)
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(album)
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(album)
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(single)
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(album)
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(album)
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(single)
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(album)
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(single)
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(single)
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(single)
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(album)
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(single)
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(album)
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(album)
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(album)
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World Series Game Four, New York Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers Red Barber, Bill Corum, Bob Elson 1941, Oct. 5 2003 Broadcast/Spoken Word
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(single)
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