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The Library did pick the complete Fred Allen broadcast but elected to chose one featuring an Allen's Alley segment.  The complete broadcast was selected--the Allen's Alley serves mostly as the justification

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Is there any reason why the "Academy" didn't see fit to elect the whole 
complete 30 minute Fred Allen broadcast, and opted instead for just the 
Allen's Alley segment?  What's that all about?  Now they're electing 
portions of broadcasts?  This is ridiculous.

Also, why is there no mention of Stan Kenton backing up Nat King Cole on 
#23?

The Robin Hood broadcast, listed as #18, is probably an episode of the 
Lux Radio Theater series.

And the #17 listing of an Orson Welles broadcast is most likely an 
episode of Mercury Theater, isn't it?

Is this what happens when Congress cuts budgets?  Are we to expect more 
of this sloppiness in years to come?

Bob Conrad
Fort Lee, NJ


Stephen C Leggett wrote:

>List is still not online but it and more info will soon be at:
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>NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY ANNOUNCED
>2005 National Recording Registry (in chronological order)
>1. "Canzone del Porter" from "Martha (von Flotow)," Edouard de Reszke (1903)
>2. "Listen to the Lambs," Hampton Quartette; recorded by Natalie Curtis Burlin (1917)
>3. "Over There," Nora Bayes (1917)
>4. "Crazy Blues," Mamie Smith (1920)
>5. "My Man" and "Second Hand Rose," Fanny Brice (1921)
>6. "Ory's Creole Trombone," Kid Ory (June 1922)
>7. Inauguration of Calvin Coolidge (March 4, 1925)
>8. "Tanec pid werbamy/Dance Under the Willows," Pawlo Huemiuk (1926)
>9. "Singin' the Blues," Frankie Trumbauer and his Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke (1927) 
>10. First official transatlantic telephone conversation (Jan. 7, 1927)
>11. "El Manisero" ("The Peanut Vendor"), Rita Montaner, vocal with orchestra (1927); "El Manisero," Don Azpiazu and his orchestra (1930) 
>12. Light's Golden Jubilee Celebration (Oct. 21, 1929)
>13. Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Op. 84, Modesto High School Band (1930)
>14. "Show Boat," Helen Morgan, Paul Robeson, James Melton and others; Victor Young, conductor; Louis Alter, piano (1932) 
>15. "Wabash Cannonball," Roy Acuff (1936)
>16. "One o'Clock Jump," Count Basie and his Orchestra (1937)
>17. Archibald MacLeish's "Fall of the City," Orson Welles, narrator, Burgess Meredith, Paul Stewart (April 11, 1937) 
>18. "The Adventures of Robin Hood" radio broadcast of May 11, 1938
>19. Joe Louis-Max Schmeling fight, Clem McCarthy, announcer (June 22,1938)
>20. "John the Revelator," Golden Gate Quartet (1938) 
>21. "Adagio for Strings," Arturo Toscanini, conductor; NBC Symphony (1938)
>22. "Command Performance" show No.21, Bob Hope, master of ceremonies (July 7, 1942)
>23. "Straighten Up and Fly Right," Nat "King" Cole (1943)
>24. Allen's Alley segment from "The Fred Allen Show"(Radio broadcast of Oct. 7, 1945)
>25. "Jole Blon," Harry Choates (1946)
>26. "Tubby the Tuba," Paul Tripp (words) and George Kleinsinger (music) (1946)
>27. "Move on up a Little Higher," Mahalia Jackson (1948)
>28. "Anthology of American Folk Music," edited by Harry Smith (1952) 
>29. "Schooner Bradley," performed by Pat Bonner (??1952-60)
>30. "Damnation of Faust," Boston Symphony Orchestra with the Harvard Glee Club and Radcliffe Choral Society (1954)
>31. "Blueberry Hill," Fats Domino (1956)
>32. "Variations for Orchestra," Louisville Orchestra (1956)
>33. "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," Jerry Lee Lewis (1957)
>34. "That'll Be the Day," Buddy Holly (1957)
>35. "Poeme Electronique," Edgard Varese (1958)
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>36. "Time Out," The Dave Brubeck Quartet (1959)
>37. Studs Terkel interview with James Baldwin (Sept. 29, 1962)
>38. William Faulkner address at West Point Military Academy (1962) 
>39. "Dancing in the Street," Martha and the Vandellas (1964)
>40. "Live at the Regal," B.B. King (1965)
>41. "Are You Experienced?" Jimi Hendrix Exerience (1967)
>42. "We're Only in It for the Money," Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention (1968)
>43. "Switched-On Bach," Wendy Carlos (1968)
>44. "Oh Happy Day," Edwin Hawkins Singers (1969)
>45. "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me the Pliers," Firesign Theatre (1970)
>46. "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron (1970)
>47. "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (1972)
>48. The old fog horn, Kewaunee, Wis., recorded by James A. Lipsky (1972)
>49. "Songs in the Key of Life," Stevie Wonder (1976) 
>50. "Daydream Nation," Sonic Youth (1988)
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