Caroline Westbrook

Jewish Talent Shines At Grammy Awards

Written by Caroline Westbrook. Posted in Music, Showbiz

Jewish Talent Shines At Grammy Awards

Published on February 12, 2007 with 2 Comments

Bob DylanJewish talent has triumphed at this year’s Grammy Awards, which were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Among the big winners was legendary producer Rick Rubin, who picked up several gongs for his work with country trio the Dixie Chicks. Their track Not Ready To Make Nice won the awards for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year while their long-player Taking The Long Way was voted Album Of The Year as well as Best Country Album.

Other winners included veteran folk rocker Bob Dylan, who picked up Best Solo Rock performance for Someday Baby, from his most recent album Modern Times. The album also won the Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Grammy.

It was also a good night for the Klezmatics, whose recent release Wonder Wheel – Lyrics By Woody Guthrie won Best Contemporary World Music Album.

And singer-songwriter Randy Newman won the Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media Award for his track Our Town, from the movie Cars. In doing so, he beat fellow nominee Mel Brooks, who was also shortlisted for the award for the song There’s Nothing Like A Show On Broadway, featured in the film version of The Producers.

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  1. What you didn’t mention is that THE KLEZMATICS – Wonder Wheel CD was put
    out by a Jewish Music Label. JMG – Jewish Music Group is the little record
    co. started out by David McLees, formerly of Rhino Records to showcase
    Jewish music and entertainment. For a company that is only a year old, a
    Grammy is a pretty cool accomplishment.

    Don’t you think there should be a JEWISH MUSIC category? I mean
    there is a POLKA category… and a Hawaiian Music category…a whole bunch
    of Gospel and Christian music categories…

    How about some Jewrepresentation.

    How do we go about getting this done?

  2. Isn’t John Mayer Jewish? Anyone know for sure if he is?

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