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    A new batch of inductees to the Library of Congress has been announced by the National Recording Registry, and includes albums from Louis Armstrong, Metallica, the Supremes, Merle Haggard, John Coltrane, and 20 others.

    David S. Mao, acting Librarian of Congress, announced the 25 additions earlier today. All the albums, "have been recognized for their cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation's aural legacy," according to the Library of Congress Mao went on to say, "These recordings, by a wide range of artists in many genres of music and in spoken word, will be preserved for future listeners. This collection of blues, jazz, rock, country and classical recordings, interspersed with important recordings of sporting events, speeches, radio shows and comedy, helps safeguard the record of what we've done and who we are."

    See the entire list of inductees below:

    "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"—Columbia Quartette (The Peerless Quartet) (1911)
    "Wild Cat Blues"—Clarence Williams' Blue Five (1923)
    "Statesboro Blues"—Blind Willie McTell (1928)
    "Bonaparte's Retreat"—W.H. Stepp (1937)
    Mahler Symphony No. 9—Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; Bruno Walter, conductor. (1938)
    "Carousel of American Music"—George M. Cohan, Irving Berlin, Johnny Mercer, Arthur Freed, Shelton Brooks, Hoagy Carmichael, others (September 24, 1940)
    "Vic and Sade"—Episode: "Decoration Day." (June 4, 1937) Radio
    The "Marshall Plan" Speech—George C. Marshall (June 5, 1947)
    "Destination Freedom"—Episodes: "A Garage in Gainesville" and "Execution Awaited" (September 25, October 2, 1949)
    Original soundtrack from "A Streetcar Named Desire"—Alex North, composer. (1951)
    "Cry Me a River"—Julie London (1955)
    "Mack the Knife" (singles)—Louis Armstrong (1956); Bobby Darin (1959).
    Fourth-quarter radio coverage of Wilt Chamberlin's 100-point game (Philadelphia Warriors vs. New York Knicks)—Bill Campbell, announcer (March 2, 1962)
    "A Love Supreme"—John Coltrane (1964)
    "It's My Way"—Buffy Sainte-Marie (1964) (album)
    "Where Did Our Love Go" (single)—The Supremes (1964)
    "People Get Ready" (single)—The Impressions (1965)
    "Mama Tried" (single)—Merle Haggard (1968)
    "Abraxas"—Santana (1970)
    "Class Clown"—George Carlin (1972)
    "Robert and Clara Schumann Complete Piano Trios"—The Beaux Arts Trio (1972)
    "Piano Man" (single)—Billy Joel (1973)
    "Bogalusa Boogie"—Clifton Chenier (1976)
    "I Will Survive"—Gloria Gaynor (1978)
    "Master of Puppets"—Metallica (1986)

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