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Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Known as Quest Added to Library of Congress

Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Known as Quest Added to Library of Congress

Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest Added to Library of Congress


Yearly, the Library of Congress selects 25 “culturally, traditionally, or aesthetically vital” items of recorded music to archive into its Nationwide Recording Registry.

This 12 months’s choices embody two iconic hip-hop albums: Wu-Tang Clan’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) and A Tribe Known as Quest’s The Low Finish Concept.

The Library of Congress may even be preserving a pair of basic rock anthems, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” and Journey’s “Don’t Cease Believin,” in addition to Ricky Martin’s 1999 earworm “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” The 4 Tops’ “Attain Out (I’ll Be There),” Bonnie Raitt’s 1989 album Nick of Time.

Launched in 2000, the Library of Congress’ Nationwide Recording Registry goals to protect  “audio treasures worthy of preservation forever primarily based on their cultural, historic or aesthetic significance within the nation’s recorded sound heritage.” To qualify, songs or albums — or spoken phrase recordings — have to be no less than 10 years previous, and the ultimate checklist of 25 entrants is set by the Nationwide Recording Preservation Board.

Discover the complete checklist of newly archived works beneath, and try the Library of Congress’ full registry right here. Final 12 months’s choices included Nas’ Illmatic, Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814, and “Rainbow Connection” from The Muppet Film.

2022 Nationwide Recording Registry:

1. “Harlem Strut” — James P. Johnson (1921)

2. Franklin D. Roosevelt: Full Presidential Speeches (1933-1945)

3. “Strolling the Flooring Over You” — Ernest Tubb (1941) (single)

4. “On a Observe of Triumph” (Could 8, 1945)

5. “Jesus Gave Me Water” — The Soul Stirrers (1950) (single)

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

7. “We Insist! Max Roach’s Freedom Now Suite” — Max Roach (1960) (album)

8. “The Christmas Track” — Nat King Cole (1961) (single)

9. “Tonight’s the Evening” — The Shirelles (1961) (album)

10. “Moon River” — Andy Williams (1962) (single)

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

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

13. “Attain Out, I’ll Be There” — The 4 Tops (1966) (single)

14. Hank Aaron’s 715th Profession Residence Run (April 8, 1974)

15. “Bohemian Rhapsody” — Queen (1975) (single)

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16. “Don’t Cease Believin’” — Journey (1981) (single)

17. “Canciones de Mi Padre” — Linda Ronstadt (1987) (album)

18. “Nick of Time” — Bonnie Raitt (1989) (album)

19. “The Low Finish Concept” — A Tribe Known as Quest (1991) (album)

20. “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)” — Wu-Tang Clan (1993) (album)

21. “Buena Vista Social Membership” (1997) (album)

22. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” — Ricky Martin (1999) (single)

23. “Songs in A Minor” — Alicia Keys (2001) (album)

24. WNYC broadcasts for the day of 9/11 (Sept. 11, 2001)

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



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