Sully | Jan 19, 2012 | Comments 27
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Blues is an American art form that should be recognized. Without it, there would be nothing else! Willie Dixon said it best, “The blues had a baby and they call it rock & roll”.
A little TV coverage would be nice too.
Fully agree lets have some BLUES T.V. Blues-time
Blues is the foundation of popular music. It needs to be recognized as such. Just listen to xmradio’s Bluesville channel and you’ll know what I mean. Please consider adding it for reviews for those in consideration.
It’s time that people stopped treating blues like it’s some guilty pleasure that you don’t want your friends to know you listen to, or love to play. The musicans who created this music , as well as those who continue to carry on it’s long standing traditions,and those who are forging new paths for blues need to be given their due. A Grammy catagory for Blues is long over due. After all, with out blues many very famous musicians would just now be retireing from their day jobs. Love you Jazz, R&B, Funk, Rock, Pop,Hip hop,Rap, etc, etc. But ! Blues came first.
Hey ! when are there going to be some behind The Music featuring Blues artists?
Since I was a child growing up in Ms and hearing this great music, all I’ve wanted to do is play it. I now have a blues band and we are heading to play the I.B.C.
Blues is perhaps the single most influential music genre OF ALL TIME. Ignoring this genre completely undermines the credibility of the Grammys. ‘Roots’ is a cop-out anyway and the term is virtually meaningless in context.
It is completely ridiculous that the Grammy people recognize over-hyped, Target-Marketed but generally talentless Pop Music “artists” that are here today and gone tomorrow, but refuse to recognize one of THE most important musical foundations in North America: Blues Music!
Please do this! Blues is an art form in and of itself!
“BLUES is the ROOTS,everything else is the FRUITS”…Enough Said…
While I realize that Blues is represented under American Roots Music, I feel it is not getting the recognition it deserves. Blues is at the root of everything we recognize as popular music today. With the recent passing of so many blues legends just recently, it would in the least be a good gesture.
It is absolutely ridiculous that the Grammys would overlook such a major force in American Music. They have essentially relegated blues music to the back of the bus, or at the very least to the kids table.
Blues is the essence of all the american art forms…sad to see it taken for granted.
Seriously? Blues music goes unrecognized but there is a catagory for Polka? I’m going out on a limb here but maybe there are a few more Blues fans than Polka fans in the world!
This is like stripping the back bone of American Music!
My God, Blues is the foundation of ALL music; Blues music deserves to be recognized. The artists deserve to be recognized, commended and rewarded for their achievements. Thanks for lovin’ the Blues!
THANK YOU for doing this Blues Revue!!!! Thank you.
The majority of Grammy winners cite influential blues artists on their websites, guitarists more often than not.
Shame on the Grammies. Let’s call them the Shammies.
It’s all about the money, and sadly, that’s where they’re at….
Really! And JustinBackstreetKids are okay?!!! I’m sure they honed their art with sweat, slavery and discrimination! They probably text their songs in (if can even write). Really!!!
Part of the failing of the whole music industry is that it directs itself to whatever the flavor of the month is. Radio & the industry and unfortunately the Grammy’s are not interested in cultivating the music, just that cutesy or opulent perormer, whether they have any merit. Then they suffer when the interest in that singular performer fails to continue to draw interest.
Shame, shame, shame on the grammies. Kind of makes the whole grammy thing a farce. No wonder I can’t watch more than ten minutes of their awards ceremony. In 45 years I’ve never once witnessed a blues artist dumping accolades on him or herself while accepting a prestigous blues award, that’s not the case during the hip hop, rock and roll, rap presentation. That of course is just my opinion.
The Grammy Awards is evolving. Possibly they might be open to people showing a strong interest in blues; however, you will need to get major living blues artists on your side to make changes.
I am happy to see this petition. It is about time they put the Blues where it belongs on Grammy night and not the day before.
There is no genre of music that I have heard more credited to the influence of platinum selling rock artists than blues. I have even been surprised to hear so many hard rock and heavy metal artists credit it as well. It needs far more exposure than it is given.
Blues is a unique genre of music and it should be recognized as such. So many Rock Bands have been influenced by the Blues. A special Thanks goes out to Blues Revue for the opportunity to sign this petition.
Without there having been the blues as the catalyst,there’d
be no pop,jazz,rock and roll,and rhythm and blues, or hip hop
,from which to base them all on.
Blues is a uniquely American mode of expression, from which
sprang artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones,
Clapton,Hendrix …pretty much anyone on the charts,since
radio began taking note of listeners preferences,and
certainly in the last 50 years.
Blues is roots,and roots are that from which everything grows.
Ignoring the progenitor of all that from which even your
paycheques originate,isn’t just wrong,it’s shameful.
Please correct that.
Blues should be recognised, of course it should be, it’s music.There are more blues fans out there than you could evernimagine, all over the owrld. Get with the program. Blues fans want a voice too and so do the talented musicians. The power of Blues!!!
How can the Grammys state the award is for “excellence in music” when it doesn’t even recognize one of the true American art forms – blues? It’s our heritage! Shame on them!
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