Courtesy of Fantasy Records

Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all-time. This year's picks include John Lee Hooker's breakthrough song "Boogie Chillen". Blues veteran Charlie Musselwhite and writer Peter Guralnick explain how Hooker's 1948 song left its mark on American music. Produced by Ben Manilla and Devon Strolovitch.

The Sounds of American Culture, our series highlighting works in the National Recording Registry, receives production support from the Library of Congress.

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