Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours among this year’s inclusions into Library of Congress Recording Registry



Fleetwood Mac’s legendary 1977 album Rumors was among the works of music announced Wednesday for inclusion into the United States Library of Congress National Recording Registry, which each year adds 25 works to the Registry for the purpose of future preservation.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden is tasked with the duty of making selections for the Registry based on cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance. Works of music selected for the Resistry must be at least ten years old.

“This annual celebration of recorded sound reminds us of our varied and remarkable American experience,” Hayden said in a statement, per the Library of Congress official site. “The unique trinity of historic, cultural and aesthetic significance reflected in the National Recording Registry each year is an opportunity for reflection on landmark moments, diverse cultures and shared memories—all reflected in our recorded soundscape.”

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Other notable inclusions in this year’s selections include “(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and the Commets, “My Girl” by The Temptations, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” by Arlo Guthrie (1967), “The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers, the soundrack to the film The Sound of Music, and the album Raising Hell by Run-DMC. Check out a full list of the selections below:

“Dream Melody Intermezzo: Naughty Marietta” (single), Victor Herbert and his Orchestra (1911)
Standing Rock Preservation Recordings, George Herzog and Members of the Yanktoni Tribe (1928)
“Lamento Borincano” (single), Canario y Su Grupo (1930)
“Sitting on Top of the World” (single), Mississippi Sheiks (1930)
The Complete Beethoven Piano Sonatas (album), Artur Schnabel (1932-1935)
“If I Didn’t Care” (single), The Ink Spots (1939)
Proceedings of the United Nations Conference on International Organization (4/25/45-6/26/45)
“Folk Songs of the Hills” (album), Merle Travis (1946)
“How I Got Over” (single), Clara Ward and the Ward Singers (1950)
“(We’re Gonna) Rock Around the Clock” (single), Bill Haley and His Comets (1954)
“Calypso” (album), Harry Belafonte (1956)
“I Left My Heart in San Francisco” (single), Tony Bennett (1962)
“King Biscuit Time” (radio), Sonny Boy Williamson II and others (1965)
“My Girl” (single), The Temptations (1964)
“The Sound of Music” (soundtrack), Various (1965)
“Alice’s Restaurant Massacree” (single), Arlo Guthrie (1967)
“New Sounds in Electronic Music” (album), Steve Reich, Richard Maxfield, Pauline Oliveros (1967)
“An Evening with Groucho” (album), Groucho Marx (1972)
“Rumours,” (album), Fleetwood Mac (1977)
“The Gambler” (single), Kenny Rogers (1978)
“Le Freak” (single), Chic (1978)
“Footloose” (single), Kenny Loggins (1984) remake released in 2011.
“Raising Hell” (album), Run-DMC (1986)
“Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” (single), Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine (1987)
“Yo-Yo Ma Premieres: Concertos for Violoncello and Orchestra” (album), Various (1996)

Click here for a full list of the 500 works included in the National Recording Registry.

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