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New National Recording Registry Class Is "Superfly"
New National Recording Registry Class Is "Superfly"

Washington, District of Columbia -The classic radio western “Gunsmoke”; Ritchie Valens’ groundbreaking 1958 sensation “La Bamba”; Sam & Dave’s 1967 hit single “Soul Man”; the revolutionary 1968 Broadway musical “Hair”; and Neil Diamond’s 1969 “Sweet Caroline,” …

Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn
William P. Gottlieb
Library of Congress Acquires Archive of Jazz Great Billy Strayhorn

Washington, District of Columbia -Nov. 29 Marks the 103rd Anniversary of Strayhorn’s Birth The Library of Congress announced today that it has acquired the original manuscripts documenting the work of composer, arranger and pianist Billy Strayhorn. …

Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global Ella 100 Celebration
Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial Year Commemorated With A Global Ella 100 Celebration

Los Angeles, California -The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Verve Label Group and UMe are pleased to announce some of the major initiatives confirmed as part of this year's Ella 100 centennial celebration honoring one of the most beloved and influential …

Library Acquires Jazz Legend Max Roach's Legacy Collection
Albert Kok
Library Acquires Jazz Legend Max Roach's Legacy Collection

Washington, District of Columbia -Archive Includes Personal Papers, Musical Scores and Audiovisual Recordings The life and music of jazz great Max Roach, one of the founding fathers of the modernist style known as bebop, will be forever memorialize …

Library of Congress Launches Music Consortium Website
Library of Congress Launches Music Consortium Website

Washington, District of Columbia -Participants Include Juilliard, the British Library, New York Public Library The Library of Congress has launched a Music Consortium Treasures website that gives online access to some of the world's most valued music manuscript and …

Universal Music Group Donates Over 200,000 Master Recordings to the Library of Congress
Carol M. Highsmith
Universal Music Group Donates Over 200,000 Master Recordings to the Library of Congress

Washington, District of Columbia -Library’s Largest Musical Gift Features Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Bing Crosby & Others The American people, through the nation’s library, will receive a post-holiday gift of vintage sound recordings from one of the world …

MODA Entertainment Announces Library of Congress Acquires Dexter Gordon Collection of Jazz
MODA Entertainment Announces Library of Congress Acquires Dexter Gordon Collection of Jazz

NEW YORK, NY, April 09, 2010 -- Considered one of the world’s greatest tenor saxophonists, jazz legend Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) was once quoted as saying, “Jazz to me is a living music. It’s a music that since its beginning has expressed t …

Susan Vita Appointed Chief of Library of Congress Music Division
Susan Vita Appointed Chief of Library of Congress Music Division

Washington, District of Columbia -Susan Vita, chief of Special Materials Cataloging from December 1996 until she became acting chief of the Music Division in June 2005, has been appointed chief of the Library of Congress Music Division. “Sue Vita came to the Music …

Rare Jazz Tapes Uncovered Featuring Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane
Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, photograph by Bernard Gotfryd
Rare Jazz Tapes Uncovered Featuring Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane

Washington, District of Columbia -At a press conference today in Washington, D.C., the Library of Congress announced that historically significant concert tapes, featuring the legendary jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk and iconic saxophonist John Coltrane, had b …

Library of Congress Names Music Division Chief
Library of Congress Names Music Division Chief

Washington, District of Columbia -Jon W. Newsom, a 30-year Library of Congress veteran who has been serving as acting chief of the Music Division since January 1995, was recently named chief of the division. Mr. Newsom, who also served as acting chief from 1985 to …