Useful Notes: National Recording Registry

The National Recording Registry is the musical equivalent of the National Film Registry. It preserves recordings of historical, cultural or aesthetic importance. This includes music, but also recorded radio emissions and speeches.


Recordings in the Registry:

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     2002 inclusions 

     2003 inclusions 
  • "The Lord's Prayer" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" (1890) by Emile Berliner.
  • "Honolulu Cake Walk" (1898) by Vess Ossman.
  • The Victor releases by Bert Williams and George Walker, recorded in 1901.
  • "You're A Grand Old Rag(Flag)" (1906) by Billy Murray.
  • "Chippewa Ojibwe Cylinder Collection" (1907-1910) by Frances Densmore
  • "The Bubble Book" (1917).
  • African-American music on cylinder recordings by Guy B. Johnson (1920s).
  • "Cross of Gold" (1921) speech by William Jennings Bryan.
  • "Okeh Laughing Record" (1922) by Lucie Bernardo and Otto Rathke.
  • "Adeste Fideles" (1925) by Associated Glee Clubs of America.
  • Amédé Ardoin and Dennis McGee cajun-creole Columbia releases (1929).
  • Leadbelly's "Goodnight Irene" (1933).
  • "Every Man A King" (1935) speech by politician Huey P. Long.
  • "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands" (1936) by Marian Anderson.
  • Robert Johnson's The Complete Recordings (1936-1937).
  • Alan Lomax interviews with Jelly Roll Morton (1938).
  • Benny Goodman's "Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert" (1938).
  • A WJSV radio broadcast (1939)
  • Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys' "New San Antonio Rose" (1940).
  • Porgy and Bess (1942) with the original cast by George Gershwin.
  • The string quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by the Budapest Quartet (1940-1950).
  • A report from the match between the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers (1941).
  • Oklahoma! (1943) by Rodgers and Hammerstein, with the original cast.
  • "Othello", played with Paul Robeson, Uta Hagen, José Ferrer and others (1943).
  • "B-Minor Mass" by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Robert Shaw (1947).
  • "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi (1947), performed by the Louis Kaufman and the Concert Hall String Orchestra.
  • "Piano Sonata No°2" by Charles Ives, performed by John Kirkpatrick (1948).
  • Pictures At An Exhibition (1951) by Modest Mussorgsky, performed by Rafael Kubelík and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
  • Billy Graham's "Problems of the American Home" (1954) speech.
  • Glenn Gould's performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Goldberg Variations" (1955).
  • Ella Fitzgerald singing the Cole Porter songbook (1956)
  • Chuck Berry's recording of "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956).
  • Brilliant Corners (1956) by Thelonious Monk
  • Steam locomotive recordings by O. Winston Link (1957-1977).
  • The The Ring of the Nibelung opera, performed by Georg Solti and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1958-1965).
  • "Winds in Hi-Fi" by the Eastman Wind Ensemble with Frederick Fennell (1958).
  • Mingus Ah Um (1959) by Charles Mingus
  • "New York Taxi Driver" (1959) by Tony Schwartz
  • The Ali Akbar College of Music" (1960s-1970s) recordings.
  • Patsy Cline 's recording of "Crazy" (1961).
  • John F. Kennedy's presidential inauguration (1961).
  • Judy Garland , performing at Carnegie Hall in 1961.
  • Otis Redding's "I've Been Loving You Too Long" (1965).
  • Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) by The Beatles.
  • At Folsom Prison (1968) by Johnny Cash.
  • What's Going On (1971) by Marvin Gaye.
  • Tapestry (1971) by Carole King.
  • "A Prairie Home Companion" (1974) by Garrison Keillor.
  • Born To Run (1975) by Bruce Springsteen.
  • The Fania All-Stars, performing live at Yankee Stadium (1975).

     2004 inclusions 
  • "Gypsy Love Song" (1898) by Eugene Cowles
  • "Some Of These Days" (1911) by Sophie Tucker.
  • "The Castles in Europe One-Step" (1914) by Europe's Society Orchestra.
  • "Swanee" by Al Jolson (1920).
  • Woodrow Wilson's "Armistice Day" radio broadcast (1923).
  • Ma Rainey's "See See Rider" (1923)
  • "Charleston" (1925) by the Golden Gate Orchestra.
  • "Fascinating Rhythm" (1926) by Fred and Adele Astaire and George Gershwin.
  • Radio report of Charles Lindbergh's arrival in Washington D.C. (1927).
  • "Stardust" (1927) by Hoagy Carmichael.
  • Jimmie Rodgers 1927 recording of "Blue Yodel".
  • Fats Waller's "Ain't Misbehavin'" (1929).
  • "Gregorio Cortez" by the Trovadores Regionales (1929).
  • "Piano Concerto No. 2 in C. minor" by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Leopold Stokowski.
  • "The Suncook Town Tragedy" (1930) by Mabel Wilson Tatro.
  • Oral narrative from the Lorenzo D. Turner Collection by Rosina Cohen (1932).
  • "Stormy Weather" (1933) by Ethel Waters
  • "Body and Soul" (1939) by Coleman Hawkins
  • Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev, performed by Serge Koussevitzky (1939).
  • Glenn Miller's "In The Mood" (1939).
  • Edward R. Murrow radio broadcasts from London (1940).
  • Norman Corwin's "We Hold These Truths" (1941).
  • "Piano Concerto No. 1" by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, performed by Vladimir Horowitz and Arturo Toscanini (1943).
  • "Down By The Riverside" (1944) by Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
  • "U.S. Highball" (1946) by Harry Partch.
  • "Four Saints in Three Acts" (1947) by Virgil Thomson.
  • "Manteca"(1947) by Dizzy Gillespie Big Band and Chano Pozo.
  • The Jack Benny Program (1948)
  • "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" (1949) by Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs (1949).
  • Hank Williams' "Lovesick Blues" (1949).
  • Guys and Dolls (1950), original cast.
  • Douglas MacArthur's "Old Soldiers Never Die" speech (1951)/
  • "Songs by Tom Lehrer" (1953) by Tom Lehrer.
  • Muddy Waters' "Hoochie Coochie Man" (1954)
  • The Penguins' "Earth Angel" (1954).
  • Spirituals sang by the Tuskegee Institue Choir (1955).
  • "Messiah", performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (1958).
  • Giant Steps (1959) by John Coltrane.
  • Drums Of Passion (1960) by Michael Babatunde Olatunji.
  • "Peace Be Still" (1962) by James Cleveland.
  • "The Girl From Ipanema" (1963) by João Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Astrud Gilberto.
  • Live At The Apollo (1963) by James Brown.
  • Pet Sounds (1966) by The Beach Boys.
  • "King James' Bible", read by Alexander Scourby (1966).
  • Neil Armstrong's moon broadcasts (1969).
  • At Fillmore East by The Allman Brothers Band (1971).
  • Star Wars: the soundtrack by John Williams (1977).
  • Recordings of Asian elephants by Katharine B. Payne (1984).
  • Fear Of A Black Planet (1990) by Public Enemy.
  • Nevermind (1991) by Nirvana.

     2005 inclusions 
  • "Canzone del Porter" from "Martha" by Edouard de Reszke (1903).
  • "Listen to the Lambs" (1917) by the Hampton Quartette.
  • "Over There" (1917) by Nora Bayes.
  • "Crazy Blues" (1920) by Mamie Smith.
  • "My Man" and "Second Hand Rose" by Fanny Brice (1921).
  • "Ory's Creole Trombone" (1922) by Kid Ory.
  • Calvin Coolidge's 2nd presidential inauguration speech (1925).
  • "Tanec Pid Werbamy/Dance Under The Willows" (1926) by Pawlo Humeniuk.
  • "Singin' The Blues" (1927) by Frankie Trumbauer and Bix Beiderbecke.
  • First official transatlantic telephone conversation (1927).
  • "El Manisero" by Rita Montaner and Don Azpiazu and his Havana Casino Orchestra (1927) (1930).
  • "Light's Golden Jubilee Celebration" (1929).
  • Beethoven's "Egmont Overture" (1930) performed by the Modesto High School Band (1930).
  • "Show Boat" (1932) by Victor Young, and others.
  • "Wabash Cannonball" (1936) by Roy Acuff.
  • "One O' Clock Jump" (1937) by Count Basie.
  • Orson Welles' narrating "The Fall of the City" (1937).
  • The Adventures of Robin Hood: soundtrack by Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1938).
  • Radio broacast of the boxing match between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling (1938).
  • "John the Revelator" by the Golden Gate Quartet (1938).
  • "Adagio For Strings" (1938) by Samuel Barber, performed by Arturo Toscanini
  • "Command Performance", show No. 21, by Bob Hope (1942).
  • Nat King Cole's "Straighten Up and Fly Right" (1943).
  • "The Fred Allen Show" (1945).
  • "Jole Blon" by Harry Choates (1946).
  • "Tubby the Tuba" (1946) by Victor Jory.
  • "Move On Up A Little Higher" (1948) by Mahalia Jackson.
  • "Anthology of American Folk Music" by Harry Smith (1952).
  • "Schooner Bradley" by Pat Bonner (1952-1960).
  • "Damnation of Faust" (1954) by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
  • "Blueberry Hill" (1956) by Fats Domino.
  • "Variations for Orchestra" (1956) by Louisville Orchestra.
  • "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" (1957) by Jerry Lewis.
  • "That'll Be The Day" (1957) by Buddy Holly.
  • "Poème Electronique" (1958) by Edgard Varèse.
  • "Time Out" (1959) by Dave Brubeck.
  • Studs Terkel interview with James Baldwin (1962).
  • William Faulkner addressing the United States Military Academy (1962).
  • "Dancing In The Street" (1964) by Martha and the Vandellas.
  • "Live At The Regal" (1965) by BB King.
  • Are You Experienced (1967) by Jimi Hendrix.
  • We're Only in It for the Money (1968) by Frank Zappa.
  • Wendy Carlos' Switched-On Bach" (1968).
  • "Oh Happy Day" by the Edwin Hawkins Singers (1969).
  • "Don't Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers" (1970) by the Firesign Theatre.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (1970) by Gil Scott-Heron.
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken (1972) by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
  • Foghorn recordings by James A. Lipsky (1972).
  • Songs in the Key of Life (1976) by Stevie Wonder.
  • Daydream Nation (1988) by Sonic Youth.

     2006 inclusions 
  • "Uncle Josh and the Insurance Agent" (1904) by Cal Stewart.
  • "Il Mio Tesoro" (1916) by John McCormack and Walter Rogers.
  • General John J. Pershing's National Defense Test (1924).
  • "Black Bottom Stomp" (1926) by Jelly Roll Morton.
  • "Wildwood Flower" (1928) by The Carter Family.
  • "Pony Blues" (1929) by Charley Patton
  • "You're The Top" (1934) by Cole Porter.
  • The Lone Ranger: A 1937 episode.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt's "Day of Infamy" speech (1941).
  • Native Brazilian music recorded under the supervision of Leopold Stokowski (1942).
  • "Peace In The Valley" by Red Foley and the Sunshine Boys (1951).
  • "Polonaise in A Major" by Frederic Chopin (1952) by Artur Rubinstein.
  • "Blue Suede Shoes" (1955) by Carl Perkins.
  • Interviews with William "Billy" Bell (Canadian-Irish northwoods work songs) (1956).
  • "Howl" (1959), read by Allen Ginsberg.
  • "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" (1960) by Bob Newhart.
  • "Be My Baby" (1963) by The Ronettes.
  • "We Shall Overcome" (1963) by Pete Seeger.
  • "A Change Is Gonna Come" (1964) by Sam Cooke.
  • "Satisfaction" (1965) by The Rolling Stones.
  • The Velvet Underground And Nico (1967) by The Velvet Underground and Nico.
  • "The 86 Years of Eubie Blake" (1969) by Eubie Blake.
  • Burnin' (1973) by Bob Marley.
  • "Live in Japan" (1973) by Sarah Vaughan.
  • Graceland (1986) by Paul Simon.

     2007 inclusions 
  • The first transatlantic broadcast (1925)
  • "Allons A Lafayette" (1928) by Joe Falcon.
  • "Casta Diva" from Vincenzo Bellini's "Norma" by Rosa Ponselle and the Metropolitan Orchestra (1928-1929).
  • "If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again" (1934) by Thomas A. Dorsey.
  • "Sweet Lorraine" (1940) by Art Tatum.
  • Fibber McGee and Molly (1940)
  • "Wings Over Jordan" (1942).
  • Fiorello H. La Guardia reading the comics (1945).
  • "Call It Stormy Monday" (1947) by T-Bone Walker
  • Harry S Truman's 1948 speech at the Democratic National Convention (1948).
  • "The Jazz Scene" (1949) by Norman Granz.
  • "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" by Kitty Wells (1952).
  • My Fair Lady (1956) by the original cast.
  • The Navajo Shootingway Ceremony Field Recordings (1957-1958) by David McAllester.
  • "Freight Train & Other North Carolina Folk Songs and Tunes" (1959) by Elizabeth Cotten.
  • United States Marine Band recordings (1963).
  • "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964) by Roy Orbison.
  • "The Tracks Of My Tears" (1965) by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.
  • "You'll Sing A Song And I'll Sing A Song" (1966) by Ella Jenkins.
  • "Music From The Morning of the World" (1966) by various artists.
  • "For The Roses" (1972) by Joni Mitchell.
  • Head Hunters (1973) by Herbie Hancock.
  • Ronald Reagan (1976-1979) radio broadcasts.
  • "Murmurs of Earth", disc prepared for the Voyager spacecraft (1977).
  • Thriller (1982) by Michael Jackson.

     2008 inclusions 
  • "No News, or What Killed The Dog" (1908) by Nat M. Willis.
  • Acoustic recordings for Victor Talking Machine Company (1917-1924) by Jascha Heifetz.
  • "Night Life" (1930) by Mary Lou Williams.
  • Sounds of the ivory-billed woodpecker (1935).
  • "Gang Busters" (1935-1957).
  • "Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen" (1938) by The Andrews Sisters.
  • "O Que É Que A Bahiana Tem" (1939) by Carmen Miranda.
  • Marian Anderson's recital in Washington (1939)
  • "Tom Dooley" (1940) by Frank Proffitt.
  • "Mary Margaret McBride" (1943) by Mary Margaret McBride and Zora Neale Hurston.
  • "Uncle Sam Blues" by Oran "Hot Lips" Page and Eddie Condon's Jazz Band (1944).
  • "Sinews of Peace" (1946) by Winston Churchill.
  • "The Churkendoose" (1947) by Ray Bolger.
  • "Boogie Chillen" (1948) by John Lee Hooker.
  • "A Child's Christmas in Wales" (1952) by Dylan Thomas.
  • "A Festival of Lessons and Carols as Sung on Christmas Eve in King's College Chapel, Cambridge" (1954) by King's College Choir, directed by Boris Ord.
  • West Side Story (1957) with the original cast.
  • "Tom Dooley" by The Kingston Trio (1958).
  • "Rumble" (1958) by Link Wray.
  • "The Play of Daniel: A Twelfth-Century Drama" (1958) by the New York Pro Musica.
  • "Rank Stranger" (1960) by The Stanley Brothers.
  • "At Last" (1961) by Etta James.
  • "2000 Years With Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks" (1961) by Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.
  • My Generation (1966) by The Who.
  • "He Stopped Loving Her Today" (1980) by George Jones.

     2009 inclusions 
  • "Fon der Choope (From the Wedding)" by Abe Elenkrig's Yidishe Orchestra (1913).
  • "Canal Street Blues" by King Oliver (1923).
  • "Tristan und Isolde" by Metropolitan Opera (1935).
  • "When You Wish Upon A Star" (1938) by Cliff Edwards.
  • "America's Town Meeting Of The Air" (1941) by George V. Denny, Reinhold Niebuhr and John Flynn.
  • The Library of Congress Marine Corps Combat Field Recording Collection, Second Battle of Guam (1944).
  • "Evangeline Special" and "Love Bridge Waltz" (1948) by Iry Le Jeune.
  • "The Little Engine That Could" (1949) by Paul Wing.
  • Leon Metcalf Collection of recordings of the First People of western Washington State (1950-1954).
  • "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard (1955).
  • "Smokestack Lightning" (1956) by Howlin Wolf.
  • Gypsy (1959).
  • "The Complete Village Vanguard Recordings" (1961) by the Bill Evans Trio.
  • "Daisy Bell" (1961) by Max Mathews.
  • "I Started Out As A Child" (1964) by Bill Cosby.
  • "Azucar Pa' Ti" (1965) by Eddie Palmieri.
  • "Today!" (1966) by Mississippi John Hurt.
  • "Silver Apples of the Moon" (1967) by Morton Subotnick.
  • "Soul Folk In Action" (1968) by The Staple Singers.
  • The Band (1969) by The Band.
  • "Coal Miner's Daughter" (1970) by Loretta Lynn.
  • Redheaded Stranger (1975) by Willie Nelson.
  • Horses (1975) by Patti Smith.
  • "Radio Free Europe" (1981) by R.E.M.
  • "Dear Mama" (1995) by Tupac Shakur.

     2010 inclusions 
  • Phonautograms by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville (1853-1861).
  • "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" (1908) by Edward Meeker.
  • "Yahi language" cylinder recordings by Ishi, the last surviving member of the Yahi tribe (1911-1914).
  • "Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground" (1927) by Blind Willie Johnson.
  • "It's The Girl" (1931) by The Boswell Sisters and the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra.
  • "Mal Hombre" (1934) by Lydia Mendoza.
  • "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" (1934) by The Sons of the Pioneers.
  • "Talking Union" (1941) by The Almanac Singers.
  • "Jazz At The Philharmonic" (1944) by Nat King Cole, and others.
  • "Pope Marcellus Mass" by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1951), performed by the Roger Wagner Chorale.
  • "The Eagle Stirreth Her Nest" (1953) by Reverend C.L. Franklin.
  • "Tipitina" (1953) by Professor Longhair.
  • "At Sunset" (1955) by Mort Sahl.
  • Interviews with jazz musicians for the Voice of America (1956) by Willis Conover.
  • Peter Gunn: soundtrack by Henry Mancini (1958).
  • United Sacred Harp Musical Convention in Fyffe, Alabama (1959) by Alan Lomax and Shirley Collins.
  • "Blind Joe Death" (1959) (1964) (1967) by John Fahey.
  • "Stand By Your Man" (1968) by Tammy Wynette.
  • Trout Mask Replica (1969) by Captain Beefheart.
  • "Songs of the Humpback Whale" (1970) by Frank Watlington, Roger Payne and others.
  • "Let's Stay Together" (1971) by Al Green.
  • "Black Angels" (1972) by the New York Strings Quartet.
  • "Aja" (1977) by Steely Dan.
  • GOPAC Strategy and Instructional Tapes by Newt Gingrich (1986-1994).
  • Three Feet High And Rising (1989) by De La Soul.

     2011 inclusions 
  • Edison Talking Doll cylinder (1888).
  • "Come Down Ma Evenin' Star" by Lillian Russell (1912).
  • "Ten Cents A Dance" (1930) by Ruth Etting.
  • "Voices From The Days Of Slavery" (1932-1975)
  • "I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart" (1935) by Patsy Montana.
  • "Fascinating Rhythm" (1938) by Sol Hoopii.
  • "Artistry in Rhythm" (1943) by Stan Kenton.
  • Leonard Bernstein's New York Philharmonic debut (1943).
  • Hottest Women's Band of the 1940s" by International Sweethearts of Rhythm (1944-1946).
  • "Hula Medley" (1947) by Gabby Pahinui.
  • "Indians for Indians" (1947) by Don Whistler.
  • "I Can Hear It Now" (1948) by Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly.
  • "Let's Go Out To The Programs" (1953) by The Dixie Hummingbirds.
  • "Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss, conducted by Fritz Reiner (1954) (1958).
  • "Bo Diddley" and "I'm A Man" (1955) by Bo Diddley.
  • "Green Onions" (1962) by Booker T. & The MG's.
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965): soundtrack by Vince Guaraldi Trio.
  • "Forever Changes" (1967) by Love.
  • "The Continental Harmony: The Gregg Smith Singers Perform Music of William Billings" by The Gregg Smith Singers (1969).
  • Coat Of Many Colors (1971) by Dolly Parton.
  • Mothership Connection (1975) by Parliament.
  • "Barton Hall Concert At Cornell University" (1977) by The Grateful Dead.
  • "I Feel Love" (1977) by Donna Summer.
  • "Rapper's Delight" (1979) by The Sugarhill Gang.
  • Purple Rain (1984), soundtrack by Prince.

     2012 inclusions 
  • "After You've Gone" (1918) by Marion Harris.
  • "Bacons, Beans And Limousines" (1931) by Will Rogers.
  • "Begin the Beguine" (1938) by Artie Shaw.
  • "You Are My Sunshine" (1940) by Jimmie Davis.
  • George Hicks' "D-Day" radio broadcast (1944).
  • "Just Because" (1947) by Frank Yankovic & His Yanks.
  • South Pacific (1949), with the original cast.
  • "Descargas: Cuban Jam Session in Miniature" (1957) by Cachao.
  • Tchaikovsky's "Piano Concerto No.1" by Van Cliburn (1958).
  • Dwight Eisenhower's president's message relayed from Atlas satellite (1958).
  • "A Program of Song" by Leontyne Price (1959).
  • The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959) by Ornette Coleman.
  • "Crossing Chilly Jordan" (1960) by Blackwood Brothers.
  • "The Twist" (1960) by Chubby Checker.
  • "Old Time Music at Clarence Ashley's" (1960-1962) by Clarence Ashley and Doc Watson.
  • "Hoodoo Man Blues" (1965) by Junior Wells and Buddy Guy.
  • "Sounds of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel.
  • Cheap Thrills (1968) by Big Brother And The Holding Company.
  • The Dark Side of the Moon (1973) by Pink Floyd.
  • "Music Time in Africa" (1973) by Leo Sarkisian.
  • "The Wild Tchoupitoulas" (1976) by The Wild Tchoupitoulas.
  • Ramones (1976) by The Ramones.
  • Saturday Night Fever (1977): soundtrack by The Bee Gees, and others.
  • "Einstein On The Beach" (1979) by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson.
  • "The Audience With Betty Carter" (1980) by Betty Carter.

     2013 inclusions 
  • "The Laughing Song" (1896) by George W. Johnson.
  • "They Didn't Believe Me" (1915) by Harry Macdonough and Alice Green.
  • "Brother, Can You Spare A Dime?" (1932) by Bing Crosby and Rudy Vallee.
  • Recordings of Kwakwaka’wakw Chief Dan Cranmer (1938) by Franz Boas and George Herzog.
  • "Were You There" (1940) by Roland Hayes.
  • The Goldbergs (1942).
  • "Caldonia" (1945) by Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five.
  • "Dust My Broom" (1951) by Elmore James.
  • "A Night of Birdland" (1954) by Art Blakey.
  • "When I Stop Dreaming" (1955) by The Louvin Brothers.
  • "Cathy's Clown" (1960) by The Everly Brothers.
  • "Texas Sharecropper and Songster" (1960) by Mance Lipscomb.
  • "The First Family" (1962) by Vaughn Meader.
  • Lawrence Ritter interviews with Baseball Pioneers of the Late 19th and early 20th century (1962-1966).
  • Lyndon Johnson 's presidential recordings (1963-1969).
  • "Carnegie Hall Concert with Buck Owens & His Buckaroos" (1966) by Buck Owens and His Buckaroos.
  • "Fortunate Son" (1969) by Creedence Clearwater Revival.
  • Shaft (1971): soundtrack by Isaac Hayes.
  • "Only Visiting This Planet" (1972) by Larry Norman.
  • "Celia & Johnny" (1974) by Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco.
  • "Copland Conducts Copland: Appalachian Spring" (1974) by Aaron Copland.
  • "Heart Like A Wheel" (1974) by Linda Ronstadt.
  • Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979): original cast recording.
  • The Joshua Tree (1987) by U2.
  • "Hallelujah" (1994) by Jeff Buckley.