[Dixielandjazz] Re: Jim Cullum Band and Grammys
mophandl at landing.com
Wed Feb 26 18:17:13 PST 2003
> Hi Don,
> What does NARAS stand for?
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
> All the best,
> Rob McCallum
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Don Mopsick <mophandl at landing.com>
> To: DJML <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 4:06 PM
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Jim Cullum Band and Grammys
> > Steve Barbone writes:
> > "Listen to Jim Cullum, whose band plays a little different book and
> > members make a living at it. Isn't he playing OKOM? Of course he is."
> > Thanks for the plug. Seriously, the JCJB has been on the air for 13
> > is heard weekly by about 1 million people over 150 public radio staions,
> > 30,000 read the monthly newsletter, Jazz Me News. So, we're not exactly
> > unknown, but have never been Grammy-nominated.
> > In order to nominate, you must be a member of NARAS, which costs $50 a
> > I have first-hand experience of someone who shall remain nameless who
> > bunch of guys $50 to join NARAS, so they could nominate and vote for his
> > album, which then won a Grammy that year!
> > I point this out to show you how utterly bogus the Grammy Award is.
> > it would be nice to get one, so I could impress those who don't know
> > If someone did that paid-nomination thing for us, I would much prefer to
> > nominated (and win) in the general jazz category, because to me "jazz"
> > the most accurate word there is to describe the music of the JCJB, and
> > musically speaking, classic jazz in general can certainly hold its own
> > against any other flavor of jazz.
> > The endurance of Riverwalk on radio is proof that there is a market for
> > classic jazz. No one in the band ever thought we would last this long.
> > us give thanks.
> > mopo
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