The Sounds of America: Dusty In Memphis
BMPAudio’s Peabody Award winning series, now called The Sounds of America, is airing this year on NPR’s 1A program.
Every year, the U.S. Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to preserve for all time in the National Recording Registry. These recordings include music, speeches, public events, disasters, native languages, historical moments, sporting games… audio that is important to our American culture and heritage.
The series continues today with a profile of Dusty Springfield’s 1969 album Dusty In Memphis. Guests include Dusty’s longtime friend and late-career manager Vicki Wickham, author/musician/educator Warren Zanes, and studio musicians Bobby Wood and Gene Chrisman who played on the album.
You can find a list of 1A’s affiliate radio stations here.
You can read more about this year’s National Recording Registry selections here.