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Grammys Wave at The Blues
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Grammy winners in the Blues categories awarded earlier this month are; Traditional Blues Album: A Stranger Here, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, (Yup. You read that right!) and Contemporary Blues Album: Already Free, The Derek Trucks Band.

Some Blues-related artists and songs in some non-blues categories included the following winners: Zydeco or Cajun Music Album: Lay Your Burden Down, Buckwheat Zydeco, Traditional R&B Vocal Performance: Beyoncé, "At Last" (covering the Etta James classic), Pop Instrumental Album: Potato Hole, Booker T. Jones (of Booker T & The MGs), Traditional Gospel Album: Oh Happy Day, Various Artists (includes Mavis Staples, Aaron Neville, Al Green, Robert Randolph with mainstream artists), and Historical Album: The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967), Little Walter

Ninety-four-year-old Honeyboy Edwards was awarded a special merit Grammy for lifetime achievement and was the only Blues award announced on the televised portion where he was caught on camera smiling broadly.

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