Only 25 songs deemed “significant to American history and culture” make the cut.
Each year the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress selects recordings to be preserved as part of the national collection.
This year the Library of Congress added John Coltrane’s “A Love Supreme” to their library—a huge honor as only 25 songs deemed “significant to American history and culture” make the cut.
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“These recordings, by a wide range of artists in many genres of music and in spoken word, will be preserved for future listeners,” said acting Librarian of Congress David S. Mao in a statement. “This collection of blues, jazz, rock, country and classical recordings, interspersed with important recordings of sporting events, speeches, radio shows and comedy, helps safeguard the record of what we’ve done and who we are.”
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“A Love Supreme” makes a total of 450 recordings for The National Recording Registry in the library as report by NY Time’s Artbeat.