2010 Grammy Awards Nominations in the Blues Category!

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The Grammy nominations have finally arrived and we’ve got the blues listings! Among the notable contenders is Charlie Musselwhite, for his The Well album. We’ve spoken with Charlie about this amazing album and reviewed it on this site. Congratulations, Charlie! Buddy Guy’s stirring album Living Proof, which a review is pending for here, also won a nomination. Also a special congratulations for Cyndi Lauper and Kenny Wayne Shepherd for their nominations in respective categories. Both have very strong blues roots, and this year have both paid homage to their patriarchal genres with the release of their respective blues albums.

Without further ado….
66. Best Traditional Blues Album
Vocal or Instrumental

Giant
James Cotton
[Alligator]

Memphis Blues
Cyndi Lauper
[Mercer Street Records]

The Well
Charlie Musselwhite
[Alligator]

Joined At The Hip
Pinetop Perkins & Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith
[Telarc]

Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites
Jimmie Vaughan
[Shout! Factory]


67. Best Contemporary Blues Album
Vocal or Instrumental

Nothing’s Impossible
Solomon Burke
[E1 Music]
Tribal
Dr. John And The Lower 911
[429 Records]
Living Proof
Buddy Guy
[Silvertone/Jive]
Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
Bettye LaVette
[ANTI-]
Live! In Chicago
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Featuring Hubert Sumlin, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith,
Bryan Lee, And Buddy Flett
[Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records]

You can check out the American Roots genre on the Grammy website here!

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