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Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Added To The National Recording Registry

Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Added To The National Recording Registry

Dr. Dre's 'The Chronic' Added To The National Recording Registry

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The classic hip-hop album will be archived in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Dr. Dre‘s The Chronic is one of the 25 recordings to be inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

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The National Recording Registry revealed that The Chronic, as well as Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” and Tina Turner’s Private Dancer, will be archived in the Library of Congress.

“The National Recording Registry is the evolving playlist of the American soundscape. It reflects moments in history captured through the voices and sounds of the time,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden said in a press statement. “We received over 800 nominations this year for culturally, historically or aesthetically significant recordings to add to the registry. As genres and formats continue to expand, the Library of Congress is committed to working with our many partners to preserve the sounds that have touched our hearts and shaped our culture.”

The National Recording Registry now has 550 recordings archived. A full list of the recordingsinducted for the 2019 National Recording Registry can be viewed below.

01 Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra – “Whispering” (1920)
02 Raoul Romito – “Protesta per Sacco e Vanzetti”; Compagnia Columbia – “Sacco e Vanzetti” (1927)
03 Narciso Martinez and Santiago Almeida – “La Chicharronera” (1936)
04 “Arch Oboler’s Plays” episode “The Bathysphere.” (1939)
05 Memphis Minnie – “Me and My Chauffeur Blues” (1941)
06 The 1951 National League tiebreaker: New York Giants vs. Brooklyn Dodgers — Russ Hodges, announcer (1951)
07 Maria Callas, Giuseppe di Stefano, Angelo Mercuriali, Tito Gobbi, Melchiorre Luise, Dario Caselli, Victor de Sabata – Puccini’s “Tosca” (1953)
08 Allan Sherman – “Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh” (1963)
09 WGBH broadcast of the Boston Symphony on the day of the John F. Kennedy assassination (1963)
10 “Fiddler on the Roof” (Original Broadway cast) (1964)
11 Eddy Arnold – “Make the World Go Away” (1965)
12 Hiromi Lorraine Sakata Collection of Afghan Traditional Music (1966-67; 1971-73)
13 Glen Campbell – “Wichita Lineman” (1968)
14 Dusty Springfield – Dusty in Memphis (1969)
15 Fred Rogers – Mister Rogers Sings 21 Favorite Songs From “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” (1973)
16 Cheap Trick – Cheap Trick at Budokan (1978)
17 Frederick Fennell and the Cleveland Symphonic Winds – Holst: Suite No. 1 in E-Flat, Suite No. 2 in F / Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks / Bach: Fantasia in G (1978)
18 Village People – “Y.M.C.A.” (1978)
19 Gothic Voices; Christopher Page, conductor – Hildegard von Bingen: A Feather on the Breath of God (1982)
20 Tina Turner – Private Dancer (1984)
21 Selena – Ven Conmigo (1990)
22 Dr. Dre – The Chronic (1992)
23 Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” (1992)
24 Maria Schneider Orchestra – Concert in the Garden (2004)
25 Colin Currie – Percussion Concerto (2008)



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