Grammy’s Smammies!!

Taylor Swift, the only artist that made last night's Grammy awards watchable.

As I’ve mentioned many times before, the annual Grammy awards are nothing but a love fest, catered by the Recording Industry Association of America. This is the chance to reward those artists who are promoted by the big, corporate record labels. Aside from Taylor Swift’s win, I wasn’t impressed with the ceremonies. I’m getting pretty tired of seeing the same people being nominated every year.

In any rate, here are the winners that matter the most to our Internet radio station.

Best Contemporary Jazz Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
75
Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate

Best Jazz Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman
Kurt Elling

Best Improvised Jazz Solo
For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter’s name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only.
Dancin’ 4 Chicken
Terence Blanchard, soloist
Track from: Watts (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
Five Peace Band – Live
Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
For large jazz ensembles, including big band sounds. Albums must contain 51% or more INSTRUMENTAL tracks.
Book One
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Best Latin Jazz Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Juntos Para Siempre
Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés

Best New Age Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Prayer For Compassion
David Darling

Other Notable Winners

Best Male Pop Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Make It Mine
Jason Mraz
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.

Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals
For a collaborative performance, with vocals, by artists who do not normally perform together. Singles or Tracks only.
Lucky
Jason Mraz & Colbie Caillat
Track from: We Sing. We Dance. We Steal Things.

Best Pop Instrumental Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, without vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
Throw Down Your Heart
Béla Fleck
Track from: Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden
Michael Bublé

Best Male R&B Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
Pretty Wings
Maxwell
Track from: Blacksummers’ Night

Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance
For solo, duo, group or collaborative performances, with vocals. Singles or Tracks only.
At Last
Beyoncé
Track from: Cadillac Records Music From The Motion Picture

Best R&B Album
For albums containing 51% or more playing time of VOCAL tracks.
BLACKSummers’ Night
Maxwell

Best Female Country Vocal Performance
For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.
White Horse
Taylor Swift
Track from: Fearless

Best Contemporary World Music Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
WinnerThrow Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions
Béla Fleck

Best Contemporary Blues Album
Vocal or Instrumental.
Already Free
The Derek Trucks Band

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