Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937 Nominated for Two 2010 GRAMMY Awards
The Green Family Foundation (GFF) is honored that the 2010 GRAMMY nominees recently announced include the Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937 Box Set. The project is an initiative of the The Association for Cultural Equity, and the Alan Lomax Archive in partnership with Harte Recordings, The American Folk Life Center of The Library Of Congress and the Green Family Foundation. The set is nominated for two prestigious GRAMMY Awards in the categories of Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes. We especially congratulate compilation producers Anna Lomax Wood, Jeffrey A. Greenberg, and David Katznelson, mastering engineers Warren Russell-Smith and Steve Rosenthal, and professor and ethnomusicologist Gage Averill who wrote the nominated album notes for the collection.
The full list of nominees in the Best Historical Album category are Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937 (Various Artists), The Beatles (The Original Studio Recordings), The Complete Mother's Best Recordings...Plus! (Hank Williams), Not Fade Away: The Complete Studio Recordings and More (Buddy Holly), and Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968 (Various Artists).
The full list of nominees in the Best Album Notes category are Gage Averill for Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937 (Various Artists), Robert Gordon for Keep An Eye On The Sky (Big Star), Ashley Kahn for Side Steps (John Coltrane), Doug Seroff for There Breathes a Hope: The Legacy of John Work II And His Fisk Jubilee Quartet, 1909-1916 (Fisk University Jubilee Quartet), and Will Sheff for True Love Cast Out All Evil (Roky Erickson With Okkervil River).
We congratulate all the nominees. Final voting is up to National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) members, who may vote in up to eight fields but are encouraged to vote only in their fields of expertise. Ballots are then tabulated by a major independent accounting firm. The winners will be announced at the Grammy Awards, which will be held on February 13, 2011 on CBS.
The Green Family Foundation is proud to be part of the Haiti Repatriation and Cultural Preservation Project that continues to bring Haiti's music back to her and preserve its heritage for future generations.
To purchase a copy of the Alan Lomax In Haiti: Recordings For The Library Of Congress, 1936-1937 box set from Harte Recordings, click here. Amazon users can buy it here. The music is also available in the iTunes store.
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