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Re: Public Radio New Year's Eve/ Some Grammy Nominees

Garrett Wollman wrote:

> <<On Wed, 03 Jan 2001 16:03:04 -0500, Norm Rosen <inorm99@earthlink.net> said:
> > 2. Riding with the King  B.B King/Eric Clapton (Reprise) ( The deck may be
> > a little stacked)
> This was WMVY's second-favorite album of 2000, according to the
> countdown show I listened to while driving around on the Cape last
> Monday.  (Ironic, though, that the title track from that album was
> written by John Hiatt!)  WMVY's favorite album of 2000 was David
> Gray's /White Ladder/, which I didn't think much of.  (Their countdown
> was album-based, and while I was listening they played about five
> tracks from each of their top ten.)
> -GAWollman

WMVY has had an eclectic format even before the term " Adult Album alternative "

coined. I met Jeffrey  Damon when he was PD there. I took the ferry from Woods
Hole on the

exact day of "The  Perfect Storm" . Damon worked as an EMT full time, very busy,
but a hell of

a nice guy. He had a policy of only hiring people if they lived on-island, or had
solid plans to

move there before winter set in. I don't know if that policy is still the same.

Not to diminish John Hiatt's absolute genius, but I hope the Grammy committee
would give

the award to lesser- known, just as talented artists, such as Shemekia Copeland.

Koko Taylor,although has been around for a long time, and is one of Alligator's

signees, doesn't have the Beatles-like status that Eric Clapton, and B.B. King

Her winning a Grammy for best contemporary and Traditional blues artist would be