Monday, December 17, 2007

Delta Blues Acts Nominated For Grammys This Year

50th GRAMMY NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED... And nominations include Mississippi natives like Pinetop Perkins (who's technically up for 3 Grammys!), Otis Rush, Honeyboy Edwards, Henry Townsend and more.

Category 66 - Best Traditional Blues Album

- 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 Townsend, Pinetop Perkins, Robert Lockwood, Jr. & Honeyboy Edwards [The Blue Shoe Project]

Category 67 - Best Contemporary Blues Album

- 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]

CLICK here for the complete list of Grammy nominations.

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