The late Whitney Houston music is now in the Library of Congress!
The iconic singer’s version of “I Will Always Love You” is among the newest recordings inducted into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
God gave me a voice to sing with, and when you have that, what other gimmick is there?
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden last Wednesday named 25 recordings as aural treasures worthy of preservation because of their cultural, historical and aesthetic importance to the nation’s recorded sound heritage.
Two of the additions — Dusty Springfield’s 1969 album “Dusty in Memphis” and Nippy’s rendition of a Dolly Parton classic, “I Will Always Love You” — have a hidden connection. The late singers’ mother, legendary gospel vocalist Cissy Houston, recorded background vocals as a member of The Sweet Inspirations for songs on “Dusty in Memphis.”
Nippy still is and will always be “The Voice” to me!