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.
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.
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."