‘Tis the Grammy Season

Grammy Logo Gold.jpgIn this moment of economic hardship when much of the usual holiday decadence has forced into moderation, even the ridiculously superfluous Grammy Awards announcement extravaganza has had to cut back ticket prices; it's likely the Grammys' conservativeness will be evident in its official selections. And with this humbling reality in which a more fiscally aware public is more dubious of paying (now) $75 a ticket to watch the unveiling of the nominees in person, even with a decent performance lineup, so begins Grammy season. Usually it's a time during which many music aficionados climb atop our high-horses, swath ourselves in grinchiness and pull our sleighs of criticism throughout the land, spreading ambivalence and jeers to one and all.

Us SoulBouncers in SoulBounceville have discriminating tastes that probably won't be reflected during the show airing tomorrow evening, so let's discuss who we wish would get recognition by the Grammy Awards, even if it is just a nomination. Let's spread a little sonic cheer and think wishfully about a magical, fantastical Grammys where Jean Grae and The Foreign Exchange are in contention. Who would you like to see nominated for an award this year?

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12 Responses

  1. I really hope that New Amerykah gets its props. Oops, I forgot, real talent and substance doesn't get awarded.

  2. I would love to see FE's "Leave It All Behind" winning album of the year...

  3. 2008 has been a very good year musically.
    I think i'll join the majority of the readers here in saying i would like to see FE's LIAB nominated. I would also love to see Ra-Re Valverde get the recognition she deserves.
    Other highlights were:
    Angela Johnson - A Womans Touch
    EB - New Amerykah
    Maiysha - This Much Is True
    Wayna - Higher Ground
    Lizz Wight - The Orchard.
    There has been much talk about the absence of females in hip hop this year ... well all i can say is that they are definitely killing the soul/R&B game!

  4. I would love to see Elzhi's Preface nominated for best Rap together with Q-tip's Ranaissance and Grouch's show you my world.

  5. Elzhi nominated would be nice! FOREIGN EXCHANGE, Jean Grae, Algebra Blessett! Statik Selektah, Jake One, Little Brother, Black Milk, Nikka Costa, Janelle Monae, Emily King, Jazmine Sullivan (her not her album HA), S1's 'Music Box', ZO! & TIGALLO (whoo!), AL GREEN, Raphael Saadiq! The Roots!! TALIB KWELI!
    Don't know if all of these are considered 'eligible' or whatever but either way this past year has been a good music year for me! Ay, I know it's not a GRAMMY but I thank ALL these artists for their contribution to my life! Haha

  6. HANDS DOWN: Jazmine Sullivan AND her album. LOL.

  7. I agree with Soul UK that this year has been a good one for music. I'll be mildly content with the Grammys if they're not a Ne-Yo, Alicia Keys, and Weezy, lovefest. I'm all about FE and The Roots.

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  9. All of the artist already mention plus Lalah Hathaway Self Portrait

  10. Well the nominations have been made and, with a couple of exceptions, they're predictable!!!
    Glad they have shown some love to Wayna and Maiysha though, both have released great albums! Also glad to see Raphael Saadiq, Al Green, Jazzmine Sullivan and Anthony David/India.Arie in the mix!!

  11. Oh and congrats to Chrisette Michele who has a nomination too ....

  12. Well, I guess New Amerykah was too weird for the industry. What a shame.
    Glad to see Jannelle Monae get props tho.


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