Buffy Sainte-Marie album It's My Way gets nod from U.S. Library of Congress
More recognition for indigenous Canadian singer-songwriter after her 2015 Polaris win
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.
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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