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'This level of honour just blows my mind:' Run-DMC, Gloria Estefan songs join U.S. recording registry

From CBC - March 21, 2018

Songs performed by Tony Bennett, Gloria Estefan and Run-DMC are among 25 recordings being added to the National Recording Registry.

The Library of Congress announced on Wednesday the list of titles being honoured for their cultural and historic importance to the American soundscape.

"To think that something that just came out of my mouth and out of my creativity is being put on this level of honour just blows my mind,"Run-DMC's Joseph Simmons (aka Rev. Run), said of thepioneering rap group's hit crossover albumRaising Hell being inducted into the registry.

"The thing that I remember most about Raising Hellis that it was so much great energy that it was made very easily."

Bennett's standard I Left My Heart in San Franciscois also being added, along withRhythm is Gonna Get Youby Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine.

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