Good Grammy’s

By: sonofabeach96

Feb 23 2016

Category: Uncategorized

20 Comments

With the latest edition of the Grammy Award’s show mercifully past us now, I’d like to make note of some instances where they got it right.  I found this years version to be less than stellar, but hey, at least Alabama Shakes won for something.

There were a few Grammy Awards that happened to occur on this date in music history, and they were instances of deserved recognition, in my humble opinion.  Here are a some notable moments and awards from past years:

On this date, in 1978, Grammy Awards were given to Fleetwood Mac for Album of the Year for Rumors,

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to The Eagles for Record of the Year for Hotel California,

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and the Grammy Hall of Fame recognized Billie Holiday.

On this date, in 1993, Grammy Awards were given to Eric Clapton for Record of the Year for Tears In Heaven and Album of the Year for Unplugged,

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and Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Little Richard, Thelonious Monk, Chet Atkins, Fats Waller, Bill Monroe, and Pete Seeger.

And, on this date, in 2000, Carlos Santana won a record 8 Grammy’s for work on Supernatural,

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surpassing the previous record holder, Micheal Jackson, who’s record had stood since 1984.  Lifetime Achievement Awards were given to Willie Nelson, John Lee Hooker, The Bee Gees, and Woody Guthrie.  Hall of Fame Awards were given to Derek and The Dominoes, Frank Sinatra, and Miles Davis.

Oh, and speaking of Woody Guthrie,

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on this date, in 1940, he wrote “This Land Is Your Land” in response to Irving Berlin’s “God Bless Anerica”.  The song was recorded in 1944, published in 1945, then professionally released in 1951.  It’s been covered by numerous artists as it found a resurgence in the folk-era of the early 60’s, such as Bob Dylan and The Kingston Trio.  It, along with 49 other songs, was added to The library of Congress’ National Recording Registry in 2002.

So, there you have it.  Proof positive that the Grammy’s do sometimes get it right.  In honor of all of this useless information, my songs of the day are:

“The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac

“Blue In Green” by Miles Davis

“Wildwood Flower” by Chet Atkins

“New Kid In Town” by The Eagles

“Long Tall Sally” by Little Richard

“Wishin’ It Was” by Santana with Eagle-Eye Cherry

“Layla (unplugged)” by Eric Clapton

“You Go To My Head” by Billie Holiday

“Stardust” by Willie Nelson

“Ain’t Misbehavin'” by Fats Waller

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

“Dust My Broom” by John Lee Hooker

“This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie

“Rhytm-A-Ning” by Thelonious Monk

 

20 comments on “Good Grammy’s”

  1. Oh I love this! Hotel California was the very first record I owned! Some fantastic music here; I’m going to look up the ones I don’t know! 😃

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  2. What a list. Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, and Woody Guthrie.
    I remember when Clapton’s Unplugged came out. I wore that cd out many times over.
    Great post.

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  3. Oh, I love these! I just heard Stevie Nicks and Don Henley on the radio today — Leather and Lace, sigh!

    Like

  4. Another good list. Special points for Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra. When they were on, there were damn few better.

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  5. Fleetwood Mac – Rumours – one of my first albums – still love it now x

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  6. Great names! Thank you for sharing!

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