Today, the Library of Congress announced its 25 new additions to the National Recording Registry.
Amongst the recordings the Library of Congress plans to preserve are Tammy Wynette’s signature song “Stand By Your Man” and Captain Beefheart’s landmark album Trout Mask Replica. It is interesting to note that Trout Mask Replica was released less than a year after “Stand By Your Man.” The diversity of great music that was recorded in the late 1960s is absolutely remarkable.
However, I think it is safe to say that this marks the first and only time Tammy Wynette and Captain Beefheart will be mentioned together in the same sentence. But who knows? Perhaps Wynette is standing by Don Van Vliet in music heaven.
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