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Grammy Award For Best Contemporary Folk Album
The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album was awarded from 1987 to 2011. Until 1991 the award was known as the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording. In 2007, this category was renamed Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album. As of 2010 the category was split into two categories; Best Contemporary Folk Album and Grammy Award for Best Americana Album, Best Americana Album. An award for Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, Best Traditional Folk Album was also presented. Prior to 1987 contemporary and traditional folk were combined as the Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording, Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording. Following the 2011 Grammy Award ceremony, the award was discontinued due to a major overhaul of Grammy categories. Beginning in 2012, this category merged with the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album, Best Traditional Folk Album category to form the new Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, Best Folk Album category. ...
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Grammy Award
The Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or just Grammy, is an award presented by the Recording Academy, the US Recording Academy to recognize "Outstanding Achievement in the music industry" of the United States. The trophy depicts a gilded Phonograph, gramophone. The Grammys are the first of the Big Three television networks, Big Three networks' major music awards held annually (before the Billboard Music Awards, ''Billboard'' Music Awards in Summer, and the American Music Awards in Fall). The Grammy is considered one of the EGOT, four major annual American entertainment awards, along with the Academy Awards (for film achievements), the Emmy Awards (for television achievements), and the Tony Awards (for theater and Broadway achievements). The annual award ceremony features performances by prominent artists and presentation of awards that showcase achievements made by industry recording artists. The 1st Annual Grammy Awards, first Grammy Awa ...
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Asimbonanga
"Asimbonanga", also known as "Asimbonanga (Mandela)", is an Music in the movement against apartheid, anti-apartheid song by the South African racially integrated band Savuka, from their 1987 album ''Third World Child''. It alluded to Nelson Mandela, imprisoned on Robben Island at the time of song's release, and other anti-apartheid activists. It was well received, becoming popular within the movement against apartheid, and was covered by several artists including Joan Baez and the Soweto Gospel Choir. Background, lyrics, and composition The Afrikaner National Party (South Africa), National Party (NP) was elected to power in South Africa in 1948, and remained in control of the government for the next 46 years. The White South African, white minority held all political power during this time, and implemented the system of apartheid. Savuka was formed in 1985 by many of the members of the band Juluka, often credited with being the first racially integrated band in South Africa, tho ...
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Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls are an American folk rock music duet (music), duo from Atlanta, Georgia, United States, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. The two met in elementary school and began performing together as high school students in Decatur, Georgia, part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. They started performing with the name Indigo Girls as students at Emory University, performing weekly at The Dugout, a bar in Druid Hills, Georgia#Economy, Emory Village. They released a self-produced, full-length record album entitled ''Strange Fire'' in 1987, and contracted with a major record company in 1988. After releasing nine albums with major record labels from 1987 through 2007, they have now resumed self-producing albums with their own IG Recordings company. Outside of working on Indigo Girls–related projects, Ray has released solo albums and founded a not-for-profit, non-profit recording label, organization that promotes independent musicians, while Saliers is an entrepreneur in th ...
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32nd Grammy Awards
The 32nd Annual Grammy Awards were held in 1990. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Award winners The award for Grammy Award for Best New Artist was originally awarded to Milli Vanilli, but on 20 November 1990, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences revoked Milli Vanilli's Grammy after Milli Vanilli members Robert Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan and producer Frank Farian admitted the duo did not sing at all on their album, ''Girl You Know It's True''. As of 2020, this is the only time a Grammy has been revoked. General *Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Record of the Year **Arif Mardin (producer) & Bette Midler for "Wind Beneath My Wings" *Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Album of the Year **Don Was (producer) & Bonnie Raitt for ''Nick of Time (album), Nick of Time'' *Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Song of the Year **Jeff Silbar & Larry Henley (songwriters) for "Wind Beneath My Wings" performed by Bette Midler Blues *Grammy A ...
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Sweet Honey In The Rock
Sweet Honey in the Rock is an all-women band, all-woman, African American, African-American a cappella ensemble. They are an United States, American three-time Grammy Award–nominated troupe who express their history as black women through song, dance, and sign language. Originally a four-person ensemble, the group has expanded to five-part harmonies, with a sixth member acting as a sign-language interpreter. Although the members have changed over four decades, the group continues to sing and perform worldwide. Musical career Sweet Honey in the Rock was founded in 1973 by Bernice Johnson Reagon, who was teaching a vocal workshop with the Washington, D.C. Black Repertory Company. Reagon retired from the group in 2004. The name of the group was derived from a song, based on Book of Psalms, Psalm 81:16, which tells of a land so rich that when rocks were cracked open, honey flowed from them. Johnson has said that this first song in which four women blended their voices was so powerf ...
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Short Sharp Shocked
''Short Sharp Shocked'' is the second album by Michelle Shocked. Originally released in 1988, it was remastered and reissued in 2003 as a two-CD set by Shocked's own label, Mighty Sound. The title is a play on the phrase short, sharp shock. The record title and cover image is similar to that of the 1984 Chaos U.K. album ''Short Sharp Shock (Chaos UK album), Short Sharp Shock''. The photograph of Shocked that appears on the cover was taken by Chris Hardy of the ''San Francisco Examiner'' at a protest in San Francisco during the 1984 Democratic National Convention. The 2003 re-issue de-contextualized the original photograph by closely cropping it to Shocked's face. Track listing All songs written by Michelle Shocked except as noted. The final track is a remake of "Fogtown", originally from ''The Texas Campfire Tapes'', with punk band MDC (band), MDC. It was not listed on the sleeve or disc as Shocked "wanted it to surprise people". # "When I Grow Up" – 3:34 # "Hello Hopeville" ...
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Michelle Shocked
Michelle Shocked (born Karen Michelle Johnston; February 24, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter. Her music entered the ''Billboard'' Hot 100, was nominated for Grammy award for Best Contemporary Folk Recording, and received a Folk Album of the Year at the CMJ CMJ Holdings Corp. is a music events and online media company, originally founded in 1978, which ran a website, hosted an annual festival in New York City, and published two magazines, ''CMJ New Music Monthly'' and ''CMJ New Music Report''. The ... New Music Awards. Early life Shocked was born Karen Michelle Johnston on February 24, 1962, in Dallas, Texas, at the Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Baylor University Medical Center. Her stepfather was in the US Army and the family moved from base to base, eventually settling in Gilmer, Texas. Her mother was Mormon and she was raised in that faith. Her mother had her committed to a psychiatric hospital for a time during years of drug abuse. Johnston went thr ...
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John Prine Live
''John Prine Live'' is a live album by American American(s) may refer to: * American, something of, from, or related to the United States of America, commonly known as the United States The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US), or America, is ... folk Folk or Folks may refer to: Sociology *Nation *People * Folklore ** Folk art ** Folk dance ** Folk hero ** Folk music *** Folk metal *** Folk punk *** Folk rock *** British folk rock ** Folk religion * Folk taxonomy Arts, entertainment, and media ... singer and songwriter John Prine John Edward Prine (October 10, 1946 – April 7, 2020) was an American country folk singer-songwriter. He was active as a composer, recording artist, live performer, and occasional actor from the early 1970s until his death. He was known fo ..., released in 1988. It was originally released as a double- LP. Recording ''John Prine Live'' was taped mostly during a three-day stint at The Coach ...
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Tracy Chapman (album)
Tracy or Tracey may refer to: * Tracy (name) Places Canada * Tracy, New Brunswick * Sorel-Tracy, Quebec France * Tracy-Bocage, in the Calvados département, Basse-Normandy * Tracy-le-Mont, in the Oise département, Picardy * Tracy-le-Val, in the Oise département, Picardy * Tracy-sur-Loire, in the Nièvre département, Centre * Tracy-sur-Mer, in the Calvados département, Basse-Normandy Greenland * Tracy Glacier (Greenland) United States * Tracy, California ** Tracy Hills AVA, California wine region ** Tracy Municipal Airport (California), airport owned by the City of Tracy ** Deuel Vocational Institution, a California state prison sometimes referred to as "Tracy" ** Tracy station, a train station in southern Tracy, California * Tracy, a Wallingford, Connecticut#Principal communities, neighborhood in Wallingford, Connecticut * Tracy, Illinois * Tracy, Indiana * Tracy, Iowa * Tracy, Kentucky * Tracy, Minnesota ** 1968 Tracy tornado, a 1968 F5 tornado that struck Tracy, ...
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Tracy Chapman
Tracy Chapman (born March 30, 1964) is an American singer-songwriter. A multi-platinum and four-time Grammy Award The Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or just Grammy, is an award presented by the Recording Academy, the US Recording Academy to recognize "Outstanding Achievement in the music industry" of the United State ...–winning artist, Chapman is best known for her hit singles "Fast Car "Fast Car" is a song written and recorded by American singer Tracy Chapman. It was released on April 6, 1988, as the lead single from her 1988 Tracy Chapman (album), self-titled debut studio album. Her appearance on the Nelson Mandela 70th Birthd ...", "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution "Talkin' 'bout a Revolution" is the second single from singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman's Tracy Chapman (album), self-titled debut album. The politically aware song peaked at No. 75 in the United States as opposed to its predecessor, "Fast Car" whic ...", "Baby Can I Hold ...
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31st Grammy Awards
The 31st Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 22, 1989, at Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year. Album of the Year went to George Michael for ''Faith (George Michael album), Faith'', and Song of the Year went to Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy". Award winners ;Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Record of the Year *Linda Goldstein (producer) & Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy" ;Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Album of the Year *George Michael (producer & artist) for ''Faith (George Michael album), Faith'' ;Grammy Award for Song of the Year, Song of the Year *Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy" ;Grammy Award for Best New Artist, Best New Artist *Tracy Chapman Blues *Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album, Best Traditional Blues Recording **Willie Dixon for ''Hidden Charms (Willie Dixon album), Hidden Charms'' *Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album, Best Contempor ...
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Washington Squares
The Washington Squares are a neo-beatnik American folk music revival, folk revival music group. Modeled after early 1960s groups like The Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul and Mary, the group was named after New York City's Washington Square Park, New York, Washington Square Park, emblematic of Greenwich Village. The group, consisting of Bruce Jay Paskow, Tom Goodkind, and Lauren Agnelli, came up with their name over free drinks provided by Agnelli, who was a waitress at a Mickey Ruskin's Chinese Chance off Washington Square Park where Goodkind and Paskow were regulars. Paskow, Goodkind, and Agnelli dressed, played, and sang in a style evocative of the idealistic, left-wing politics, left-leaning folk revival groups of the John F. Kennedy, Kennedy era, but added a layer of post-punk Ronald Reagan, Reagan-era irony. Paskow had previously played in the punk band The Invaders; Agnelli had been in the Nervus Rex and a writer for the Village Voice; Goodkind, the band's leader, had knocked ar ...
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