Weekend listening for music lovers

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The Sounds of American Culture, an annual radio series featuring recordings from the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, brings the story of John Lee Hooker’s first hit song to this week’s edition of Studio 360. “Boogie Chillen” is the first of five new pieces to air; next week Carmen Miranda’s “O Que é que a Bahiana tem” gets the spotlight (more details here). Sounds of American Culture, produced by Ben Manilla and Media Mechanics with support from the Library of Congress, brings attention to the limited number of recordings that are added to the registry each year. Previous installments, several of which won New York Festival Awards, aired on NPR.

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