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2015 Grammy nominations announced

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Thanks for this. I had a quick shufti at the world music (yukk) nominations and found

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Toumani & Sidiki Diabate - Toumani & Sidiki - World Circuit

I went straight onto Amazon and bought the download. No time to listen to it tonight, but tomorrow...

Strange, I thought Sidiki (Toumani's father) was dead. Brilliant, classical, kora player, one of the greatest of his generation.

MG

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Doesn't look all that bad too me, though certainly a bit traditional or perhaps even stodgy. But I'd listen to most of it.

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Thanks for this. I had a quick shufti at the world music (yukk) nominations and found

813EbKAsDQL._SL1440_.jpg

Toumani & Sidiki Diabate - Toumani & Sidiki - World Circuit

I went straight onto Amazon and bought the download. No time to listen to it tonight, but tomorrow...

Strange, I thought Sidiki (Toumani's father) was dead. Brilliant, classical, kora player, one of the greatest of his generation.

MG

That's a very good recording. I don't have the CD with me but I think it's a different Sidiki (brother or cousin of Toumani).

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Looks like I'd do well to stay clear of 90-95% of it

That's all?

I'm thinking 98-99% is more in my range.

God, how awful are the Grammy's anymore?

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Looks like I'd do well to stay clear of 90-95% of it

That's all?

I'm thinking 98-99% is more in my range.

God, how awful are the Grammy's anymore?

Not much worse than they've EVER been! Remember way back when Jethro Tull was nominated in the "Heavy Metal" category?

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Not much worse than they've EVER been! Remember way back when Jethro Tull was nominated in the "Heavy Metal" category?

Nominated?!

They fucking WON!!!!

Not that I have an ax to grind with Jethro Tull, but Heavy Fucking Metal?!

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Are we talking about all the Grammys or just the jazz Grammys? How can you say you don't want anything to do with Kenny Barron and Bobby Hutcherson and Rufus Reid and Chick Corea (ok, maybe the Scientology thing is a little creepy)? And I know most of the Board thinks Jason Moran's Fats Waller thing is an abomination. But I've certainly seen worse slates...

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Not much worse than they've EVER been! Remember way back when Jethro Tull was nominated in the "Heavy Metal" category?

Nominated?!

They fucking WON!!!!

Not that I have an ax to grind with Jethro Tull, but Heavy Fucking Metal?!

Maybe that wasn't a mistake, maybe it was on purpose, as a joke (or not)...just something to consider.

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Thanks for this. I had a quick shufti at the world music (yukk) nominations and found

813EbKAsDQL._SL1440_.jpg

Toumani & Sidiki Diabate - Toumani & Sidiki - World Circuit

I went straight onto Amazon and bought the download. No time to listen to it tonight, but tomorrow...

Strange, I thought Sidiki (Toumani's father) was dead. Brilliant, classical, kora player, one of the greatest of his generation.

MG

That's a very good recording. I don't have the CD with me but I think it's a different Sidiki (brother or cousin of Toumani).

Ah, thanks Ken. Yes, that makes more sense than a posthumous recording :D

Listened to it earlier. It IS a fine album.

MG

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I must confess I haven't paid attention to these sorts of self-aggrandizing industry awards productions for quite some time, so I'm guessing it isn't new, but there's really a category for "best improvised jazz solo?" As opposed to a fully composed jazz solo??

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happy that they're finally giving Wayne Shorter a Lifetime Achievement Award!!

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Jeff Lynne just announced that E.L.O. will be performing at the Grammys this year. It now goes on my to-be-watched list for the first time in probably 20 years.

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Jeff Lynne has to be one of the most underrated Rock artists of all time.

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Do they still have the Best Liner Notes things?

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What about the Comedy record categories? Do the still make comedy records? Do people still laugh?

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3 Cajun groups nominated in this category (Bonsoir Catin, Magnolia Sisters, JoEl Sonnier)

51. BEST REGIONAL ROOTS MUSIC ALBUM

Light The Stars
Bonsoir, Catin
Label: Valcour Records
Hanu 'A'ala
Kamaka Kukona
Label: Hanu Arts & Entertainment
Love's Lies
Magnolia Sisters
Label: Arhoolie Records
The Legacy
Jo-El Sonnier
Label: Takau Records
Ceremony
Joe Tohonnie Jr.
Label: Cool Runnings Music

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nice to see Shepp nominated, though I haven't heard the new record.

Most of this appears to be pabulum - no surprise there.

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I did not watch the show, but I was pleased to see an award was given to Glen Campbell. I have not heard the song for which he won the award, but it was nice to see him given one last tip o' the hat from his peers.

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Did Manfred get his?

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