Donna Summers' hit "I Feel Love" is now being preserved as a national historic treasure as the timeless song has been selected for induction into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
To mark the registry's 10th anniversary, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington unveiled his selection of Summer's 1977 single and 24 other sound recordings to be preserved as cultural, artistic and/or historical treasures for generations.
Joining Summer's in this years' class of inductees are Dolly Parton's "Coat of Many Colors", Prince and the Revolution's soundtrack to Purple Rain, Leonard Bernstein's 1943 New York Philharmonic debut, the 1912 "Come Down Ma Evenin' Star," the only surviving recording of Lillian Russell, a 1977 concert recording from The Grateful Dead, The Vince Guaraldi Trio's soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas, and the pioneering 1979 hip-hop classic "Rapper's Delight" from The Sugarhill Gang.
The selections span the years 1888 to 1984 and bring the total number of recordings in the registry to 350.
by RTT Staff Writer
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