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Here are 2011 Grammy nominations in the two categories Grammy uses to recognize blues music.
Even though it's hard to give them a lot of credibility, it's always interesting to see how the Mother of All Music Awards treats the blues.
They actually have a few worthwhile selections this year, but I'm not sure about how they decide what goes in which category. Seems like Buddy Guy's latest should be "traditional," and even though I thought Cyndi Lauper's "Memphis Blues" was an interesting effort, it hardly seemed Grammy-worthy. And I'm not even sure that several of the "contemporary" category could really be called blues albums.
Oh, well. We report. You decide.
Best Traditional Blues Album
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