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Re: [ARSCLIST] New LoC Recording Registry

No, the Registry celebrates recordings that are of cultural, historical, OR aesthetic significance to America, regardless the origin of the recording or the recording artist. While many of the recordings pined for by members of the list have been discussed or suggested, the ultimate arbiter of the list is the Librarian of Congress, with the help of various LC staff members. The members of the NRPB are diverse in their backgrounds and views, and can disagree among themselves or the Librarian (and of course with those outside the process) as to which recordings are most worthy for selection year-to-year. Each year care is taken to try to balance the selections among genres, styles, artists, epochs, and technological issues. Everyone on this list (and beyond) is welcome to suggest recordings for the Librarian's consideration at http://www.loc.gov/rr/record/nrpb/nrpb-form.html. Please note the stated criteria at http://www.loc.gov/rr/record/nrpb/nrpb-nrr.html. Nominations that also include reasons *why* the recording is important help to inform those of us who might otherwise be unaware of that recording's significance. 
Jim Farrington
MLA representative to NRPB


From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List on behalf of Roger Kulp
Sent: Thu 6/11/2009 5:11 PM
To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New LoC Recording Registry

I was under the impression it was just for American artists.


--- On Wed, 6/10/09, Tom Fine <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Tom Fine <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New LoC Recording Registry
To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009, 6:39 PM

Jim has a good point. Why is the Who in the LOC registry? Are there any Ventures, Seeds, Strawberry Alarmclock, Hourglass? Also, as much as I love the Who, they've freely admitted that their early stuff was heavily copped from James Brown, Motown, Stax, Duke/Peacock, etc. Why not put the original source material in the Registry first? The Who album that belongs in the all the registries is "Tommy" and perhaps "Quadrophenia." Those were truly something new and different.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- From: "Jim Sam" <jsam.audio@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2009 12:28 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New LoC Recording Registry

This is par for course, really.  The date for Brown's Live at the
Apollo was wrong before.

Also, any one want to place a bet on how many more British,
Boomer-idol rock stars get theirs before an American punk or metal
band?  I find it fascinating that there's plenty of proto- and
post-punk, but no punk.  Kinda want to go to Vegas and place a bet
that we'll see "Stairway to Heaven" on the registry before "Blitzkrieg
Bop," "Nervous Breakdown," or "Master of Puppets" (or even "Shout at
the Devil").

On Wed, Jun 10, 2009 at 9:05 AM, James Harrod<jaharrod@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Taking Mike Fitzgerald's lead, I would also like to point out the following
> error in the LOC announcement:
> http://www.loc.gov/today/pr/2009/09-108.html
> 23. "2000 Years with Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks," Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks
> (1961)
> The secret to living 2000 years? "Never touch fried foods!" In their party
> routine first performed for friends, Mel Brooks played a 2000-year-old man,
> while Carl Reiner, as the straight man, interviewed him. After much
> convincing, the two writers for Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows," recorded
> their ad-libbed dialogue for a 1961 album. Interview subjects ranged from
> marriage ("I was married over 200 times!") and children ("I have over 1500
> children and not one of them ever comes to visit!") to transportation ("What
> was the means of transportation? Fear.").
> The above album was recorded and released in 1960 by Richard Bock as World
> Pacific WP-1401. Steve Allen wrote the original liner notes. Bock later
> sold the masters to Capitol Records. The Capitol LP release used William
> Claxton's photograph of Reiner and Brooks that appeared on the World Pacific
> album.
> Jim Harrod


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