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Nirvana, Public Enemy Preserved

April 12, 2005 (2:33 am) GMT
Nirvana has been chosen as one of the 50 selections worthy of preservation by the library's National Recording Registry

Nirvana's landmark 1991 album "Nevermind," which launched a radio revolution and ushered in the grunge era, has been chosen as one among 50 others listed in this year selections worthy of preservation by the library's National Recording Registry. The National Recording Preservation Board, consists of 20 experts from the music industry and preservation field, picked the 50 nominees from nominations made by the public for recordings considered "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

And so the recordings chosen in the list are those considered to help developing a seminal style and have become evergreens, which include; "Gypsy Love Song" (1989) by Eugene Cowles; "Ain't Misbehavin'" (1929) by Fats Waller; Glenn Miller's "In the Mood" (1939); Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" (1949); the Penguins' doo-wop classic "Earth Angel" (1955); John Coltrane's groundbreaking "Giant Steps" (1959); "The Girl From Ipanema," with Stan Getz, Joao Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Astrud Gilberto (1963); and James Brown's "Live at the Apollo" (1965).

Besides, the list also include recent recordings, like the Allman Brothers Band's "At Fillmore East" (1971); the "Star Wars" soundtrack by John Williams (1977); and Public Enemy's "Fear of a Black Planet" (1989). Non-musicla selections that also listed in the 50 is astronaut Neil Armstrong's broadcast from the moon. Those selection of 50 recordings was announced April 5, 2005.

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