Monday, 21 December 2009

Blues Grammy Award Nominees Announced

Blues Grammy Award Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards have been announced, and they include husband and wife Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi going head-to-head. The nominees are:
Best Contemporary Blues Album:
* The Robert Cray Band- This Time
* Ruthie Foster- The Truth According to Ruthie Foster
* Mavis Staples- Live: Hope at the Hideout
* Susan Tedeschi- Back to the River
* The Derek Trucks Band- Already Free
Best Traditional Blues Album:
* Ramblin' Jack Elliott- A Stranger Here
* The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito- Blue Again
* John Hammond- Rough and Tough
* Duke Robillard- Stomp! The Blues Tonight
* Various Artists- Chicago Blues: A Living History
The Soundtrack for Cadillac Records, Buckwheat Zydeco's Lay Your Burden Down, and Little Walter: The Chess Masters 1950-1967 received nominations in other categories.
The Grammy Awards will be handed out January 31st, 2010, in Los Angeles. The above nominees are all available in our Amazon Blues Music Store.

Complete 2010 Blues Music Award Nominees

The BMAs will take place May 6, 2010 at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Also garnering multiple nominations are Tommy Castro, Rick Estrin, and Duke Robillard.
Acoustic Album
David Maxwell & Louisiana Red You Got to Move
Maria Muldaur & her Garden of Joy Good Time Music for Hard Times
Saffire-the Uppity Blues Women Havin' The Last Word
Samuel James For Rosa, Maeve and Noreen
Various Artists Things About Comin' My Way - A Tribute to the music of the Mississippi Sheiks

Acoustic Artist
Annie Raines & Paul Rishell
Doug MacLeod
Guy Davis
Louisiana Red
Samuel James

Duke Robillard's Jumpin’ Blues Revue Stomp! the Blues Tonight
Eddie C. Campbell Tear This World Up
Joe Louis Walker Between a Rock and the Blues
Louisiana Red & Little Victor's Juke Joint Back to the Black Bayou
Various Artists Chicago Blues A Living History

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year

Candye Kane
Magic Slim
Rick Estrin
Super Chikan
Taj Mahal
Tommy Castro

Duke Robillard's Jumpin' Blues Revue
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats
The Mannish Boys
Tommy Castro Band

Best New Artist Debut

Greg Nagy Walk That Fine Thin Line
Joanne Shaw Taylor White Sugar
Marquise Knox Man Child
Monkey Junk Tiger in your Tank
The California Honeydrops Soul Tub!

Contemporary Blues Album

Candye Kane Superhero
Joe Louis Walker Between a Rock and the Blues
Rick Estrin and the Nightcats Twisted
Ronnie Earl and the Broadcasters Living in the Light
Tommy Castro Hard Believer

Contemporary Blues Female Artist

Bettye LaVette
Candye Kane
Janiva Magness
Ruthie Foster
Shemekia Copeland

Contemporary Blues Male Artist

Derek Trucks
Joe Louis Walker
John Nemeth
Michael Burks
Tommy Castro

Delmark Records It Ain't Over! Delmark Celebrates 55 Years of Blues, Live at Buddy Guy's Legends
Eagle Eye Media Live at Montreux 1993 (B.B. King)
Jo Films& Roadside Productions Hot Flash - The Documentary (Saffire-the Uppity Blues Women)
Mojo Rodeo Records A Night in Woodstock (Paul Rishell & Annie Raines)
Vincent Productions Down to the Crossroads Vol. 1 (George Thorogood & the Destroyers w/ Eddie Shaw)

Bear Family Records Taking Care of Business (1956-1973) (Freddie King)
Chess Authorized Bootleg (Muddy Waters)
Eagle Records Essential Montreux (Gary Moore)
Hip-O Select The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967) (Little Walter)
Landslide Records Sean's Blues (Sean Costello)

Bill Stuve
Bob Stroger
Larry Taylor
Mookie Brill
Patrick Rynn

Cedric Burnside
Jimi Bott
Kenny Smith
Sam Carr
Tony Braunagel

Derek Trucks
Duke Robillard
Joe Louis Walker
Lurrie Bell
Ronnie Earl


Billy Branch
Jason Ricci
Kim Wilson
Mark Hummel
Rick Estrin

Al Basile
Big James Montgomery
Deanna Bogart
Eddie Shaw
Keith Crossan

Buckwheat Zydeco (accordion)
Gerry Hundt (mandolin)
Johnny Sansone (accordion)
Otis Taylor (banjo)
Rich Del Grosso (mandolin)

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Award
Bruce Katz
David Maxwell
Eden Brent
Henry Butler
Henry Gray

Rock Blues Album
Derek Trucks Band Already Free
Jason Ricci & New Blood Done with the Devil
Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat Tijuana Bible
Mike Zito Pearl River
Tinsley Ellis Speak No Evil

Cyril Neville & Mike Zito “Pearl River” (Pearl River--Mike Zito)
James “Super Chikan” Johnson “Fred's Dollar Store” (Chikadelic--Super Chikan)
Joe Louis Walker “I'm Tide” (Between a Rock and the Blues--Joe Louis Walker)
John Hahn & Oliver Wood “Never Going Back to Memphis” (Never Going Back--Shemekia Copeland)
Vyasa Dodson “At Least I'm Not With You” (At Least I'm Not With You--The Insomniacs)

Soul Blues Album

Charles Wilson Troubled Child
Darrell Nulisch Just for You
Johnny Rawls Ace of Spades
Latimore All About the Rhythm and the Blues
Mighty Sam McClain Betcha Didn't Know

Soul Blues Female Artist

Barbara Carr
Denise LaSalle
Irma Thomas
Shirley Brown
Sista Monica Parker

Soul Blues Male Artist
Curtis Salgado
Darrell Nulisch
Jackie Payne
Johnny Rawls

Traditional Blues Album
John Primer All Original
Johnnie Bassett The Gentleman is Back
Louisiana Red & Little Victor's Juke Joint Back to the Black Bayou
Super Chikan Chikadelic
Various Artists Chicago Blues A Living History

Traditional Blues Female Artist
Ann Rabson
Debbie Davies
Fiona Boyes
Shirley Johnson
Zora Young

Traditional Blues Male Artist

Duke Robillard
John Primer
Johnnie Bassett
Louisiana Red

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