Obamas favourite records in White House Record Library

January 27th, 2009 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI  

Barack Obama

Washington, January 27 (ANI): Call it a perk for U.S. President Barack Obama or what you may. An official White House vinyl collection contains some of his favourite records.
The expansive White House Record Library collection includes Bob Dylan”’’s Blood on the Tracks and Bruce Springsteen”’’s Born to Run.
It also includes rock vinyl like Led Zeppelin IV, Rolling Stones”” Let It Bleed.
Among punk records are included the Ramones”” Rocket to Russia and the Sex Pistols”” Never Mind the Bollocks, reports People magazine.
The official collection also boasts Santana, Talking Heads, Isaac Hayes, Neil Young and disco.
The record company trade group RIAA spruced up the White House”’’s music collection during the 1969-74 Nixon years by adding 2,000 LPs.
The collection which was once dominated by Pat Boone and John Denvers compositions was switched over to a full-fledged rock library for the Carter administration, in 1979.
The LPs, each in a sleeve with the presidential seal, did sit in a hallway near the third-floor listening room, but were moved down to the basement during Reagan”’’s term.
According the Rolling Stone, a spokesman for Obama says that it has yet to be determined whether the President would like to revitalize the library. (ANI)

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