Recording Registry adds albums by Janet Jackson, Nas

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Janet Jackson’s socially conscious album “Rhythm Nation 1814,” Louis Armstrong’s jazzy “When the Saints Go Marching In” and Nas’ debut release “Illmatic” are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Labelle’s song “Lady Marmalade” and Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” are some of the titles tapped for preservation this year. The national library chose a few more memorable titles including Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection.” The library selects titles for preservation because of their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape. The titles have to be at least 10 years old.


Jonathan Landrum Jr. for the Associated Press