Blues Revue sends hearty handshakes and pats on the back to all the nominees from this year’s Grammys. Congratulations All!
Some might say my approach to journalism is akin to lickin’ a favorite barbeque sauce off my fingers. Having adopted a simple personal credo of “Don’t write about what you’re not passionate about.” It has been reported that my opinions and passions about certain products enjoyed at Mi Casa can be swayed. Damn Right, you betcha’ and darn tootin’! When you enjoy something, believe in it; well then why not share it? So pass the ribs and that sauce, too. Thanks to my passion for food and a background in marketing it is simply impossible to enjoy the ribs without the sauce, so journalistically it’s impossible for me not to slather on the sauce made by the folks serving up the ribs. That being said, the envelope please…
The Grammy nominations have been announced and this writer will lay off the sauce (barbeque, that is) and get to the heart of the news.
Knowing a little of the reality of this gala event, mainly because of a childlike peek behind the curtain one time, The Grammys have been announced. Whether or not you agree with the politics, glitz, and the almost futuristic Victorian powdered wig ceremonies, it is what it is…
Really cool to be nominated…
The nominee’s are:
For Best Traditional Blues Album-Vocal or Instrumental.
Giant by James Cotton on Alligator Records
Memphis Blues by Cyndi Lauper on Mercer Street Records
The Well by Charlie Musselwhite on Alligator
Joined At The Hip by Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith
Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites by Jimmie Vaughan on Shout! Factory
For Best Contemporary Blues Album-Vocal or Instrumental.
Nothing’s Impossible by Solomon Burke on E1 Music
Tribal by Dr. John And The Lower 911 on 429 Records
Living Proof by Buddy Guy on Silvertone/Jive
Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook by Bettye LaVette on Anti Records
Live! In Chicago by Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big “Eyes” Smith, Bryan Lee and Buddy Flett on Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records
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