Grammy nominations

Posted on: Saturday, Dec 8, 2007

The 2008 Grammy Award nominations have been announced and published on the Grammy site.

http://www.grammy.com/GRAMMY_Awards

There are two blues categories and the nominations are pasted below.

 

Category 66

 

Best Traditional Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Pinetop Perkins On The 88’s – Live In Chicago
    Pinetop Perkins
    [Sagebrush Productions/Vizztone Label Group]
  • Live…And In Concert From San Francisco
    Otis Rush
    [Blues Express, Inc.]
  • 10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd Featuring Various Artists
    [Reprise Records]
  • Old School
    Koko Taylor
    [Alligator Records]
  • Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas
    Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins, Robert Lockwood, Jr. & David
    “Honeyboy” Edwards
    [The Blue Shoe Project]

 

Category 67

Best Contemporary Blues Album
(Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Into The Blues
    Joan Armatrading
    [429 Records]
  • Is It News
    Doyle Bramhall
    [Yep Roc Records]
  • The Road To Escondido
    JJ Cale & Eric Clapton
    [Reprise Records/Warner Music Group]
  • Truth
    Robben Ford
    [Concord Records]
  • The Scene Of The Crime
    Bettye LaVette
    [Anti]

Todays Chicago Blues have a short piece about Chicago nominee Koko Taylor. Their listing of the nominees is also better than mine as each of the nominees has a link to sample or purchase the record.

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