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George Jones, Stanleys make National Recording Registry

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 – George Jones and the Stanley Brothers placed songs on the National Recording Registry's list of 25 culturally significant recordings.

The Librarian of Congress picks sound recordings annually to include on the registry.

Rank Stranger by the Stanley Brothers (1960) and He Stopped Loving Her Today, from Jones (1980) made the list.

The recordings are nominated by the public and a panel of music, sound and preservation experts, the library's National Recording Preservation Board. The panel also helps the librarian pick the recordings. The registry has 275 items.

New recordings picked were:
"No News, or What Killed the Dog," Nat M. Wills (1908)
Acoustic Recordings for Victor Records, Jascha Heifetz (1917-1924)
"Night Life," Mary Lou Williams (1930)
Sounds of the Ivory-billed Woodpecker (1935)
"Gang Busters" (1935-1957)
"Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen," Andrews Sisters (1938)
"Que e Que a Bahiana Tem?" Carmen Miranda (1939)
NBC Radio coverage of Marian Anderson's recital at the Lincoln Memorial (April 9, 1939)
"Tom Dooley," Frank Proffitt (1940)
"Uncle Sam Blues," Oran "Hot Lips" Page, accompanied by Eddie Condon's Jazz Band. V-Disc (1944)
The Mary Margaret McBride Program, Zora Neale Hurston and Mary Margaret McBride, (Jan. 25, 1943)
"Sinews of Peace" (Iron Curtain) Speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., Winston Churchill (March 5, 1946)
"The Churkendoose," Ray Bolger (1947)
"Boogie Chillen," John Lee Hooker (1948)
"A Child's Christmas in Wales," Dylan Thomas (1952)
"A Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge," King's College Choir; Boris Ord, director (1954)
"West Side Story," original cast recording (1957)
"Tom Dooley," the Kingston Trio (1958)
"Rumble," Link Wray (1958)
"The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama," New York Pro Musica under the direction of Noah Greenberg (1958)
"At Last!," Etta James (1961)
"2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks," Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks (1961)
"The Who Sings My Generation," The Who (1966)

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