Grammy nominations

Posted on: Saturday, Dec 8, 2007

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

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

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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