JJ Cale's "Slower Baby" featured on Palmetto soundtrack
JJ Cale's "Slower Baby" from his Closer To You CD on Delabel/Virgin is featured on the soundtrack for the new Woody Harrelson /Elizabeth Shue film, Palmetto.
John Lee Hooker A Double Grammy Winner
John Lee Hooker's Don't Look Back won the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album then shocked viewers when the title track also won the Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals. The duet with Van Morrison, beat out competition including Barbra Streisand / Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand / Bryan Adams, Stevie Wonder / Babyface and Tony Bennett / Billie Holiday.
BeauSoleil's Long Awaited Grammy Triumph
Finally, on their eighth Grammy Nomination, BeauSoleil won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Record. On accepting the award, Michael Doucet noted that this represented the first Grammy ever won by a Cajun. Doucet joined Asleep At The Wheel, Jo-El Sonnier and Dr. John later for a performance at the official post-Grammy party.
Duke Robillard on Dylan's Triple Grammy Winner
Duke Robillard played on Bob Dylan's multiple Grammy winning, Time Out Of Mind as well as Ruth Brown's Grammy nominated R+B=Ruth Brown. He went directly from the Dylan sessions in Florida to Ruth Brown's sessions in New Orleans last year to participate in each project.
'98 Grammy Award Winners Help Launch Wainwright's Little Ship!
The record was produced by John Leventhal who shared Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year honors for his shared songwriting and production, respectively, of Shawn Colvin's "Sunny Came Home". Colvin herself, a standout for her two Grammy wins, shares vocals with Wainwright on two tracks on Little Ship, "Mr. Ambivalent" and "Our Own War".
Among the musicians on the record, playing bass and pedal steel respectively, are Tony Garnier and Larry Campbell of Bob Dylan's Band. Dylan picked up three Grammys for his latest CD, Time Out Of Mind.
Photography and artwork for Little Ship was handled by Hugh Brown who scored two Grammy wins for Best Recording Package for Titanic, Music As Heard On The Fateful Voyage and Best Recording Package, Box Set, for Beg Scream & Shout! The Big Ol' Box of 60s Soul.
Executive Producer for Little Ship was Mike Kappus, who also coordinated John Lee Hooker's double Grammy winning Don't Look Back project with Van Morrison. That record took Best Traditional Blues Recording honors and then shocked many by beating out Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder and Babyface for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals for the CD's title track. Wainwright will be touring extensively throughout the year in support of the Little Ship.