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From: "David Seubert" <[log in to unmask]>
> If you hadn't seen it yet, the 2002 National Recording Registry is up on
> the Library of Congress web site:
Having finally seen this (the first post didn't link to the list), I'm
surprised what IS on it (some items are historic milestones, but were only
recorded by accident as a result of having been broadcast...I question
their inclusion in a list of *recordings*...) and what ISN'T (the first
Smith Okeh, for one...Dalhart's "Wreck of the Old 97 for another...and I
can think of more!)
It would be interesting to omit the items that belong on a list of
milestones rather than recording milestones, along with a few that appear
to be nods to political correctness, and assemble a list of important
commercial recordings that were intended as recordings!
My opinion only...