The Library of Congress has selected 50 recordings to preserve in the National Recording Registry. It includes a Modesto, Calif., high school band playing Beethoven in 1930, a recording of the first official transatlantic telephone conversation, Calvin Coolidge's 1925 inauguration, and the radio broadcast of the Joe Louis, Max Schmeling fight in 1938. Plus, songs from Stevie Wonder, Sonic Youth, Mahalia Jackson, Jimi Hendrix and Martha and the Vandellas. We speak to Eugene DeAnna, head of the Recorded Sound Division of the Library of Congress.
Bands, Presidents Join National Recording Registry
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