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Rolling Stones, Roosevelt to be preserved by U.S. library

Recordings by the Rolling Stones, the Wailers and Velvet Underground are among those selected for preservation at the Washington-based Library of Congress.

Recordings by the Rolling Stones, the Wailers and Velvet Underground are among those selected for preservation at the Washington-based Library of Congress.

The library has selected 25 recordings for preservation in a special sound archive that keeps culturally important recordings for future generations.

The Stones' (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, the Wailers' The Wailers Burnin' and Velvet Underground's Velvet Underground and Nico are on the list.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt's address to Congress the day after the Pearl Harbor attack and an episode of The Lone Ranger radio show from 1937, titled "The Osage Bank Robbery," have also been selected.

The oldest recording selected for preservation this year is an episode of Cal Stewart's 1904 radio show "Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent."

Recordings come from a range of eras, including Black Bottom Stomp from 1926 by Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers, Allen Ginsberg's Howl from 1959 and Paul Simon's Graceland from 1986.

Congress created the registry in 2000 to preserve sound recordings which were at risk of being lost through deterioration or changing technology.

The Librarian of Congress chooses a variety of sounds annually, all more than 10 years old, based on nominations by the public and by a panel of experts.

This year's selection:

  • "Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent," Cal Stewart (1904).
  • Il mio tesoro, John McCormack, orchestra conducted by Walter Rogers (1916).
  • National Defence Test, Sept. 12, 1924.
  • Black Bottom Stomp, Jelly Roll Morton's Red Hot Peppers (1926).
  • Wildwood Flower,The Carter Family (1928).
  • Pony Blues, Charley Patton (1929).
  • You're the Top, Cole Porter (1934).
  • "The Osage Bank Robbery," episode of The Lone Ranger (Dec. 17, 1937).
  • Address to Congress, Dec. 8, 1941, Roosevelt.
  • Native Brazilian Music, recorded under the supervision of Leopold Stokowski (1942).
  • Peace in the Valley, Red Foley and the Sunshine Boys (1951).
  • Chopin Polonaise, op. 40, no. 1, Arthur Rubinstein (1952).
  • Blue Suede Shoes, Carl Perkins (1955).
  • Interviews with William (Billy) Bell, recorded by folklorist Edward D. Ives (1956).
  • Howl, Allen Ginsberg (1959).
  • The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart, Bob Newhart (1960).
  • Be My Baby, The Ronettes (1963).
  • We Shall Overcome, Pete Seeger, June 8, 1963, Carnegie Hall concert.
  • (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, Rolling Stones (1965).
  • A Change is Gonna Come, Sam Cooke (1965).
  • Velvet Underground and Nico, Velvet Underground (1967).
  • The Eighty-Six Years of Eubie Blake, by ragtime and jazz composer Eubie Blake (1969).
  • The Wailers Burnin', the Wailers (1973).
  • Live in Japan, Sarah Vaughan (1973).
  • Graceland, Paul Simon (1986).

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