List of 25 Sounds Saved by Library of Congress

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

WASHINGTON (AP) - A popular tune written after John F. Kennedy's assassination and Chubby Checker's 1960s dance hit "The Twist" will be among 25 recordings selected for preservation at the Library of Congress.

On Thursday, the library is announcing its newest additions to the National Recording Registry.

The 1966 album "Sounds of Silence" by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel is among them. Their song "The Sound of Silence" from the aftermath of President Kennedy's assassination 50 years ago had initially flopped - but became a hit after it was re-edited. That prompted the duo to reunite and quickly record another album.

Garfunkel says he's thrilled and flattered to have his work preserved in the Library of Congress. He says the hit album was a life changer for both performer

1."After You've Gone," Marion Harris (1918)

2."Bacon, Beans and Limousines," Will Rogers (Oct. 18, 1931)

3."Begin the Beguine," Artie Shaw (1938)

4. "You Are My Sunshine," Jimmie Davis (1940)

5.D-Day Radio Broadcast, George Hicks (June 5-6, 1944)

6."Just Because," Frank Yankovic & His Yanks (1947)

7."South Pacific," Original Cast Album (1949)

8."Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniature," Cachao Y Su Ritmo Caliente (1957)

9.Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, Van Cliburn (April 11, 1958)

10.President's Message Relayed from Atlas Satellite, Dwight D. Eisenhower (Dec. 19, 1958)

11."A Program of Song," Leontyne Price (1959)

12."The Shape of Jazz to Come," Ornette Coleman (1959)

13."Crossing Chilly Jordan," The Blackwood Brothers (1960)

14."The Twist," Chubby Checker (1960)

15."Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's," Clarence Ashley, Doc Watson, et al. (1960-1962)

16."Hoodoo Man Blues," Junior Wells (1965)

17."Sounds of Silence," Simon and Garfunkel (1966)

18."Cheap Thrills," Big Brother and the Holding Company (1968)

19."The Dark Side of the Moon," Pink Floyd (1973)

20."Music Time in Africa," Leo Sarkisian, host (July 29, 1973)

21."Wild Tchoupitoulas," The Wild Tchoupitoulas (1976)

22."Ramones," The Ramones (1976)

23."Saturday Night Fever," The Bee Gees, et al (1977)

24."Einstein on the Beach," Philip Glass and Robert Wilson (1979)

25."The Audience with Betty Carter," Betty Carter (1980)


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