'Let's Stay Together' added to National Recording Registry

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WASHINGTON (AP) — There are probably a lot of people walking the earth who were conceived to it — and now Al Green’s song “Let’s Stay Together” is getting another bit of recognition. It’s among the 25 songs that will be added this year to the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

The library describes Green’s sound as one that features a “sleek delivery” and “an understated delivery with occasional climbs to a casual, pure falsetto.” Or as they used to call it back in the day, baby-making music.

Other songs on the list include the country music classic: “Stand By Your Man” by Tammy Wynette, the Steely Dan album “Aja” and Henry Mancini jazz-infused theme from the TV show “Peter Gunn.”

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