Six 2017 Grammy Winners Reviewed: PG Music Podcast

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 06:28 AM Written by 

 

I didn't make Grammy picks.  I rarely if ever do. I know a bit about the politics and intrigues that go with it.  I was a member of the Nashville Chapter of NARAS for about 15 years with voting privileges.   Besides, I judge records on the merits (or lack of same) of the music itself. I don't care--and never have--if an album is going Platinum or sales are anemic.   Six albums I reviewed on my 2016 "Believe Your Ears" podcasts ended up Grammy winners, either the entire album or an individual song.   Here's the six, with links to the original podcasts from last year.

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Best Country Album: Sturgill Simpson: A Sailor's Guide To Earth

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Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: Willie Nelson: Summertime:Willie Sings Gershwin

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Best Jazz Album and Best Improvised Jazz Solo: John Scofield "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" from the album Country For Old Men

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Best Traditional Blues Album: Bobby Rush Porcupine Meat

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Best American Roots Song: The Time Jumpers: "Kid Sister" from the album Kid Sister

The song, a Vince Gill original, paid tribute to the late Dawn Sears, who sang with the band and often toured with Gill as a vocalist.  She was the wife of Time Jumpers fiddler Kenny Sears.

 

 

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