“New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band,” a 1964 recording made by singer-pianist Barrett and charter members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, is among the 25 sound recordings selected for induction into the Library of Congress National Recording Registry.

The album was recorded in-concert at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by Barrett, the Humphrey Brothers (clarinetist Willie and trumpeter Percy), trombonist “Big Jim” Robinson, bassist Alcide “Slow Drag” Pavageau, banjoist Emanuel Sayles and drummer Josie “Cie” Frazier.

“This is the magical essence of New Orleans jazz,” the Library of Congress announcement says of “New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band.”

Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the 25 additions to the registry on Wednesday, March 25, Barrett’s birthday. The newly inducted recordings were recognized for their cultural, artistic and/or historical significance to American society and the nation’s audio legacy.

“Congress understood the importance of protecting America’s aural patrimony when it passed the National Recording Preservation Act 15 years ago,” Billington said. “By preserving these recordings, we safeguard the words, sounds and music that embody who we are as a people and a nation.”

Other recordings inducted include Blind Lemon Jefferson’s “Black Snake Moan”/“Match Box Blues” (1928); Johnny Mercer’s “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” (1944); The Swan Silvertones’ “Mary Don’t You Weep” (1959); debut albums by The Doors (1967) and Lauryn Hill (1998); Joan Baez’s first solo album (1960); “Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites” (1995) and Radiohead’s “OK Computer” (1997).

Barrett, who died in 1983 at 85, was a self-taught musician who performed with the Original Tuxedo Orchestra from 1923 and 1936. She also worked with Armand Piron, John Robichaux and Sidney Desvigne. In the 1960s, she and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band became widely recognized jazz artists.

Barrett’s red skullcap and garters with Christmas bells that jingled in rhythm earned her the nickname Bell Gal. She toured internationally, appeared on the cover of Glamour magazine and was featured in international publications.

“It’s amazing how well ‘Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band’ has held up over time,” Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall creative director and current Preservation Hall Jazz Band bass and tuba, said of the album. “It’s a true testament to the timelessness of New Orleans Music and the Preservation Hall Band.

“Wherever we travel in the world, we meet people who have a connection to that recording,” Jaffe added. “Recently, I met a lady who visited Preservation Hall in the 1960s when she was 17. Her parents bought her a copy of Sweet Emma. She carried it with her, in her arms all summer for the remainder of their cross-country vacation. Forty-some years later, she brought it to our concert to share the story with us. It’s touched people in a way beyond music. It’s a memory of a time, a place, an experience … It’s an honor to Sweet Emma and everyone who had a hand in making the album.”

2014 National Recording Registry (Listing in Chronological Order)

1. Vernacular Wax Cylinder Recordings at University of California, Santa Barbara Library (c.1890-1910)

2. The Benjamin Ives Gilman Collection, recorded at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition at Chicago (1893)

3. “The Boys of the Lough”/“The Humours of Ennistymon” (single)—Michael Coleman (1922)

4. “Black Snake Moan”/ “Match Box Blues”(single)—Blind Lemon Jefferson (1928)

5. “Sorry, Wrong Number” (episode of “Suspense” radio series, May 25, 1943)

6. “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” (single)—Johnny Mercer (1944)

7. Radio Coverage of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Funeral—Arthur Godfrey, et al. (April 14, 1945)

8. “Kiss Me, Kate” (original cast album) (1949)

9. “John Brown’s Body” (album)—Tyrone Power, Judith Anderson, and Raymond Massey; directed by Charles Laughton (1953)

10. “My Funny Valentine” (single)—The Gerry Mulligan Quartet featuring Chet Baker (1953)

11. “Sixteen Tons” (single)—Tennessee Ernie Ford (1955)

12. “Mary Don’t You Weep” (single)—The Swan Silvertones (1959)

13. “Joan Baez” (album)—Joan Baez (1960)

14. “Stand by Me” (single)—Ben E. King (1961)

15. “New Orleans’ Sweet Emma Barrett and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band” (album)—Sweet Emma and her Preservation Hall Jazz Band (1964)

16. “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’” (single)—The Righteous Brothers (1964)

17. “The Doors” (album)—The Doors (1967)

18. “Stand!” (album)—Sly and the Family Stone (1969)

19. “Lincoln Mayorga and Distinguished Colleagues” (album)—Lincoln Mayorga (1968)

20. “A Wild and Crazy Guy” (album)—Steve Martin (1978)

21. “Sesame Street: All-Time Platinum Favorites” (album)—Various (1995)

22. “OK Computer” (album)—Radiohead (1997)

23. “Songs of the Old Regular Baptists”—Various (1997)

24. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill” (album)—Lauryn Hill (1998)

25. “Fanfares for the Uncommon Woman” (album)—Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Marin Alsop, conductor; Joan Tower, composer (1999)