Buffy Sainte-Marie album It's My Way gets nod from U.S. Library of Congress

Canada's Buffy Sainte-Marie now has a spot in the U.S. Library of Congress after her 1964 album It's My Way was chosen as a recording to keep for the ages.

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Canadian singer-songwriter Buffy Saint-Marie's 1964 album It's My Way has been designated as a recording of cultural or historical significance. (Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Canada's Buffy Sainte-Marie now has a spot in the U.S. Library of Congress after her 1964 album It's My Way was chosen as a recording to keep for the ages. 

Along with her album, several other songs were included among the library's choices, including ​Julie London's Cry Me A River and Metallica's Master of Puppets. 

The National Recording Registry preserves recordings of cultural or historical significance.

Other tracks in this year's batch include Mama Tried by Merle Haggard, Where Did Our Love Go by the Supremes, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor, Piano Man by Billy Joel and both the Louis Armstrong and Bobby Darin versions of Mack the Knife

It also includes the albums A Love Supreme by John Coltrane and Abraxas by Santana.

Sainte-Marie was born on the Piapot First Nation, northeast of Regina.

With files from The Associated Press