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Ben Manilla

Ben Manilla appears in the following:

Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

Thursday, December 23, 2010

This hit country song was written in 1970 by Loretta Lynn. With her plaintive, but proud voice, Lynn tells the story of growing up poor in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. Lynn, Nashville veteran Harold Ray Bradley, and Jack White of The White Stripes explain what makes the song a classic.

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Howlin' Wolf: Smokestack Lightning

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The first song in our series is Howlin’ Wolf’s "Smokestack Lightning," a cornerstone of Chicago Blues. Howlin' Wolf's daughter and his longtime guitarist Hubert Sumlin talk about the importance of his music.

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Coal Miner's Daughter

Friday, December 03, 2010

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. One song chosen this year is Loretta Lynn’s 1970 hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” which tells the story of growing up poor in ...

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Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning”

Friday, November 19, 2010

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. One song chosen this year is Howlin’ Wolf’s "Smokestack Lightning," a cornerstone of Chicago Blues. Howlin' Wolf's daughter and longtime guitarist Hubert Sumlin talk ...

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George Jones: He Stopped Loving Her Today

Thursday, December 24, 2009

One of this year's selections is a song so sad that George Jones was initially reluctant to record it. Yet it became one of the most popular songs in country music. 

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The Sounds of American Culture

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. We highlight five of the selections: John Lee Hooker's "Boogie Chillen"; Carmen Miranda's "O Que è Que a Bahiana Tem"; Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner's "The 2,000 Year Old Man"; the George Jones hit "He Stopped Loving Her Today"; and Link Wray's "Rumble."

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The 2,000 Year Old Man

Thursday, December 24, 2009

This 1961 comedy routine by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner is about a man so old, he once knew Jesus — personally — and dated Joan of Arc. Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner explain why "2000 Year-Old Man" will live forever.

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Link Wray: Rumble

Thursday, December 24, 2009

This guitar instrumental altered the course of rock music. The story of Link Wray and "Rumble," from 1958, is told by guitarist Steven Van Zandt, bassist James Hutchinson, and writer Brian Wright-McLeod.

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John Lee Hooker: Boogie Chillen

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our series begins with John Lee Hooker's breakthrough song "Boogie Chillen". Blues veteran Charlie Musselwhite and writer Peter Guralnick explain how Hooker's 1948 song left its mark on American music.

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Carmen Miranda: O Que è Que a Bahiana Tem

Thursday, December 24, 2009

This samba was recorded by the Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda in 1939. Dori Caymmi, the son of the songwriter, and biographer Martha Gil-Montero explain how the song brought Brazilian music to the global marketplace — with unforeseen consequences for Miranda.

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The 2,000 Year-Old Man

Friday, December 18, 2009

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. One of this year's selections is the famous 1961 comedy routine by Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner about a man so old, ...

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Carmen Miranda

Friday, December 11, 2009

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. One song chosen this year is "O Que è Que a Bahiana Tem," a samba recorded by Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda in 1939.

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Boogie Chillen

Friday, December 04, 2009

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all-time. This year's picks include John Lee Hooker's breakthrough song "Boogie Chillen". Blues veteran Charlie Musselwhite and writer Peter Guralnick explain how Hooker's 1948 ...

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