To mark the release of this year’s additions to the National Recording Registry, we’re going to feature registry recordings with ties to Kansas City.
The National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress honors and preserves recordings of significant cultural, musical and historical value. The registry contains 17 recordings that has ties to Kansas City.
Part 1 contains recordings added in 2002-2004.
One O’Clock Jump, Count Basie and His Orchestra. Basie’s signature recording was released in 1937 and features some of the best musicians ever to have come from Kansas City, including Lester Young on tenor sax and Buck Clayton on trumpet.
Record producer Dave Dexter Jr., who grew up in Kansas City.
Posted in Historic Recordings, Jazz, Rock
Tagged Buddy Holly, Charlie Parker, Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, Dave Dexter Jr., Lester Young, Nat "King" Cole, National Recording Registry, Niki Sullivan, the Crickets
Niki Sullivan (far left) was the rhythm guitarist for the Crickets, Buddy Holly’s backup band. After retiring from the music business, Sullivan relocated to the Kansas City area, where he lived until he died in 2004.
The late Niki Sullivan, the original rhythm guitarist in Buddy Holly’s backup band the Crickets, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in mid-April.
The Crickets were inducted with several legendary backing bands, all of whom were excluded when their stars were inducted.
Posted in April Milestones, Halls of Fame, Jazz, R&B, Rock
Tagged Big Joe Turner, Buddy Holly, Gene Clark, Jerry Wexler, Jesse Stone, Niki Sullivan, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The Byrds, the Crickets