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Singer Alicia Keys performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City, just months after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

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Singer Alicia Keys performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City, just months after the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

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When the World Trade Center was demolished on September 11, 2001, staff at the city’s largest public radio station struggled to report the news – not because their transmitter was on top of one of the twin towers. But our colleagues at the WNYC diligently informed New Yorkers of the horror and chaos of that terrible day and gave first-hand eyewitness accounts of the attack.

For now, WNYC’s 9/11 broadcasts will be archived. Every year since 2000, when the registry was first established by congressional law, the Library of Congress selects 25 topics to be preserved for posterity.

The LOC will routinely list what it calls “sounds of history,” and this year, President Franklin D. Roosevelt will run in those elections. Includes full presidential speeches by Roosevelt and WSB-Atlanta’s Hong Aaron’s 715th Home Run. .

“When Aaron hit that homer, Hamilton’s on-air enthusiasm matched those on the stand,” the Library of Congress said in a statement. “Almost as memorable as the 715th home run, Hamilton’s ‘unbreakable record’ was broken, one of the greatest calls ever made to baseball and radio.”

The registry is part of the LOC’s promotion of security efforts. How could it better advertise itself than involve the country’s most beloved musicians? This year’s debutants, as usual, include plenty of celebrities and classic rock staples. Full albums newly added to Duke Ellington’s record since 1956 Ellington in Newport Until 1997 Funa Vista Community Club To Linda Ronstadt’s 1987 Career Milestone, Canciones de Mi Padre.

Linda Ronstadt hosts the show Canciones De Mi Padre cOnce in 1989.

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Canciones de Mi Padre The album that I always wanted to create because of my Mexican heritage, “Ronstadt said in a statement.” I love the musical traditions that came with it. I always thought they were world class songs. And I thought they were songs that transcended the musical language barrier. “

Other Notable Albums Included in the 2022 Record ‘Alicia Keys’ Songs in Minor, Bonnie Wright Nick of Time And the Wu-Tong Clans Enter Wu-Tank (36 rooms)Since 1993. According to the Library of Congress, the album “will reshape the sound of hardcore rap and re-emphasize the creative potential of the East Coast rap scene.

But this list also knocks dust off more vague, implicit and affidavit contributions. Early recording – 1921’s “Harlem Street” – by jazz pianist James P. Johnson’s first known record was “The Charleston”. Almost a century later, the most recent addition, the podcast episode: WTF with Mark Maron, Since 2010, Robin Williams has featured in a hot, exciting and startling intimate conversation. Four years later, the comedian commits suicide at the age of 63.

As part of the announcement, Congress Librarian Carla Hayden said, “The National Record reflects the various music and voices that have shaped our country’s history and culture. Focuses on this year’s exams for the registry.

The exams are listed chronologically as follows:

1. “Harlem Street” – James P. Johnson (1921)

2. Franklin d. Roosevelt: Complete Presidential Speeches (1933-1945)

3. “Walking the Floor Over You” – Ernest Dub (1941) (solo)

4. “On the Note of Success” (May 8, 1945)

5. “Jesus Give Me Water” – The Soul Stirrers (1950) (solo)

6. “Ellington at Newport” – Duke Ellington (1956) (album)

7. “We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite” – Max Roche (1960) (Album)

8. “Christmas Song” – Not King Cole (1961) (solo)

9. “Tonights the Night” – The Shirels (1961) (album)

10. “Moon River” – Andy Williams (1962) (solo)

11. “In C” – Terry Riley (1968) (album)

12. “It’s a Small World” – The Disneyland Boys Choir (1964) (solo)

13. “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” – The Four Tops (1966) (solo)

14. Hong Aaron’s 715th Carrier Home Run (April 8, 1974)

15. “Bohemian Rhapsody” – The Queen (1975) (solo)

16. “Don’t Stop Believing ‘- Journey (1981) (solo)

17. “Consciousness of Me Patre” – Linda Ronstadt (1987) (album)

18. “Nick of Time” – Bonnie Wright (1989) (album)

19. “The Low End Theory” – Tribes called Quest (1991) (album)

20. “Enter the Wu-Dong (36 rooms)” – Wu-Dong Clan (1993) (album)

21. “Funa Vista Social Club” (1997) (album)

22. “Livin ‘La Vida Loca” – Ricky Martin (1999) (solo)

23. “Songs in a Minor” – Alicia Keys (2001) (album)

24. WNYC Broadcasts for 9/11 (Sep. 11, 2001)

25. “WTF with Mark Maron” (Guest: Robin Williams) (April 26, 2010)

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