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Champaign Label Preserved 1890’s Recording Named To National Registry

By Jeff Bossert

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One of the recordings now part of the Library of Congress’ national registry is considered the first ‘hit’ song by an African-American.  A Champaign-based record label is among those who have worked to preserve it.  





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