Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Rolling Stones earn Grammy nomination for blues covers album

The Rolling Stones have earned a Grammy Awards nomination in the Best Traditional Blues Album category for their 2016 covers record, “Blue & Lonesome.”

Recorded over three days in December 2015 at British Grove Studios in West London, the band’s first studio album in over a decade features a pair of guest appearances by Eric Clapton and updated versions of tunes originally recorded by blues legends Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and Magic Sam, among others.

The group played live in the studio without overdubs and were joined on two tunes by Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own record.

“Blue & Lonesome” debuted at No. 1 in both the UK and Australia while snagging a No. 4 entry on the US Billboard 200.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28 via the CBS Television Network.

Earlier this year, Mick Jagger confirmed that The Rolling Stones are working on new music, which would represent their first project of new songs since 2005’s “A Bigger Bang.”

On December 1, the band will release “On Air”, a collection of live recordings of the group between 1963 to 1965 from a variety of BBC shows from the era.

60th annual Grammy Awards

Best Traditional Blues Album

• "Migration Blues" - Eric Bibb
• "Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio" - Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio
• "Roll And Tumble" - R.L. Boyce
• "Sonny & Brownie's Last Train" - Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
• "Blue & Lonesome" - The Rolling Stones

See also:

AUDIO: Rolling Stones stream 1963 BBC performance of Roll Over Beethoven
AUDIO: Rolling Stones stream 1965 BBC performance of Satisfaction
AUDIO: Rolling Stones preview 1960s BBC live package On Air
VIDEO: The Rolling Stones stream Wild Horses from Sticky Fingers Live
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