If, like me, you did not tune in to watch the Grammys, here is Entertainment Weekly’s List of Winners.
The biggest winner, by far, was Amy Winehouse with five Grammys. While she couldn’t be there, in person, she rocked the house in London performing her mega-hit, real life drama, Rehab, as well as I’m No Good.
What a great night for real music. Congratulations to Amy Winehouse for being the standard bearer. Make no mistake, her wins make a real statement to the industry.
Lefsetz has a pretty scathing assessment of the travesty of trying to associate Frank Sinatra with the music prowess of Alicia Keys. To quote Aretha…”C’mon now. Please.” Even this is a cry by the industry to harken back the days of good music because, frankly, so little of it is found on today’s charts.
I have to admit that I did flip over from catching up on Jon & Kate Plus Eight on TLC and caught Ree Ree and BeBe Winans singing Never Gonna Break My Faith, which tied with The Clark Sisters to win a Grammy in Best Gospel Performance.
Awesome. But, lawsy mercy she is large. This has to be affecting her health.
Although I was extremely disappointed in the status quo with Justin Timberlake beating out John Mayer in the Best Male Pop Performance for that lame-ass song, What Goes Around Comes Around, it seems that perhaps the tide is starting to turn as Daughtry was shut out, even though his CD was by far the best-seller of the year.
The excitement of the crowd when the legends of great music, like Aretha, Tina Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Fogerty, and the incomprable Little Richard performed indicates that there is a yearning for the great music that built this business. In my opinion, it also exposes how shallow the current promoted music is.
Sorry, but there is nobody even close to the great Richard Penniman in today’s music. As usual, makes ma toe shoot up in ma boot!
Alas, my buddy Geno Delafose lost to Zydeco Legend Terrence Simien. Maybe next year.