The Doors debut album and one of the most-played songs on the radio during the 20th century "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin" by the Righteous Brothers and the sounds of a pioneering children’s program are among the recordings recently selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington named 25 new sound recordings to the registry that have been recognized for their cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s audio legacy. According to the press release from the Library of Congress.

The selections named to the 2014 registry feature a rich and varied array of spoken-word and musical recordings—representing nearly every musical category—spanning the years 1890-1999. Among the 2014 rock/pop selections are Joan Baez, the artist’s first solo album; the rhythm and blues classic Stand by Me, Sly and the Family Stone’s 1969 "Stand!" one of the most successful albums of the 1960s; 20 classic songs compiled in the 1995 "Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites"; and one of the landmark records of the 1990s, Radiohead’s "OK Computer."

Spoken-word recordings on the list include Steve Martin’s second comedy album "A Wild and Crazy Guy".

Founded in 1800, the Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution. The Library seeks to spark imagination and creativity and to further human understanding and wisdom by providing access to knowledge through its magnificent collections, programs and exhibitions. Many of the Library’s rich resources can be accessed through its website at


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