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Published: 2012/02/13

Rebirth Brass Band, Tedeschi Trucks, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Levon Helm Receive Grammys

Bon Iver and his two Grammys

In addition to The Allman Brothers Band’s Lifetime Achievement honor, a number of artists we regularly cover in the pages of Relix and on Jambands.com received awards Grammy awards last night. The 54th annual ceremony took place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center last night. The night also included the reunion of classic Beach Boys members Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Dave Marks and Bruce Johnson, who performed their classic “Good Vibrations” with help from Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Foster the People’s Mark Foster.

On the awards front, indie-folk artist Bon Iver, who got his start in the jamband Mount Vernon and cites Phish and The Slip as early influences, received both the New Artist and Alternative Album awards. During his televised speech, Justin Vernon thanked his musician friends “who will never win awards” as well as the state of Wisconsin. Reigning dupstep kind Skrillex—who cut his teeth at electronic/rock fests like Camp Bisco—also picked up Dance Recording and Dance/Electronica Album awards.

In the jazz world, Chick Corea took home Jazz Instrumental Album and Improvised Jazz Solo awards, Christian McBride Big Band won Large Ensemble Jazz Album and Pat Metheny received New Age Album, while in the folk/roots area Tedeschi Trucks Band won Blues Album, The Civil Wars took home Folk Album, Rebirth Brass Band was awarded for Best Regional Roots Music Album, Stephen Marley was honored with Reggae Album, Alison Krauss & Union Station scored with Bluegrass Album and Levon Helm received Americana Album.

Bela Fleck & the Flecktones also took home Best Instrumental Composition, and Booker T. Jones received Pop Instrumental Album. Perhaps the scene’s biggest score, however, was early Lettuce keyboardist Jeff Bhasker who won Song of the Year and Rap Song for co-writing “All Of The Lights” with Kayne West.
Paul McCartney and Arcade Fire were also part of award winning albums.

A complete list of winners of 2012 Grammy winners is available below

Pop vocal album: Adele’s 21

Album of the year: Adele’s 21

Record of the year: Adele’s Rolling the Deep

Best pop solo performance: Adele’s Someone Like You

Song of the year: Adele’s Rolling in the Deep

Short-form music video: Adele’s Rolling in the Deep

Best rock performance: Foo Fighters’ Walk

Long-form music video: Foo Fighters’ Back and Forth

Hard rock/metal performance: Foo Fighters’ White Limo

Rock song: Foo Fighters’ Walk

Rock Album: Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light

Best rap performance: Otis, by Kanye West and Jay-Z

Rap performance: Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Otis

Best new artist: Bon Iver

Alternative music album: Bon Iver’s Bon Iver

Country duo/group performance: The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow

Folk album: The Civil Wars’ Barton Hollow

Country solo performance: Taylor Swift’s Mean

Country song: Taylor Swift’s Mean

Dance recording: Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

Dance/electronica album: Skrillex’s Scary Monsters and Nice
Sprites

R&B album: Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E.

Country album: Lady Antebellum’s Own the Night

Recording package: Caroline Robert’s Scenes from The Suburbs,
for Arcade Fire

Pop duo/group performance: Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse’s Body and Soul

Pop instrumental album: Booker T. Jones’ The Road from Memphis

Traditional pop vocal album: Tony Bennett and various artists’ Duets II

R&B performance: Corinne Bailey Rae’s Is This Love

Traditional R&B performance: Cee Lo Green and Melanie Fiona’s Fool for You

R&B song: Cee Lo Green and Co.’s Fool for You

Rap/sung collaboration: Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie’s All of the Lights

Rap song: All of the Lights

Rap album: Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

New age album: Pet Metheny’s What’s It All About

Improvised jazz solo: Chick Corea’s 500 Miles High

Jazz vocal album: Terri Lyne Carrington and various artists’ The Mosaic Project

Jazz instrumental: Corea, Clarke and White’s Forever

Large jazz ensemble: Christian McBride Big Band’s The Good Feeling

Gospel/contemporary Christian music performance: Le’Andria Johnson’s Jesus

Gospel song: Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear

Contemporary Christian music song: Laura Story’s Blessings
Gospel album: Kirk Franklin’s Hello Fear

Contemporary Christian music album: Chris Tomlin’s And If Our God Is For Us…

Latin pop, rock or urban album: Mana’s Drama Y Luz

Regional Mexican or Tejano album: Pepe Aguilar’s Bicentenario

Bands or Norteno album: Los Tigres Del Norte’s Los Tigres Del Norte and Friends

Tropical Latin album: Cachao’s The Last Mambo

Americana album: Levon Helm’s Ramble at the Ryman

Bluegrass album: Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane

Blues album: Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Revelator

Regional roots music album: Rebirth Brass Band’s Rebirth of New Orleans

Reggae album: Stephen Marley’s Revelatino Pt. 1: The Root of Life

World music album: Tinariwen’s Tassili

Children’s album: All About Bullies… Big & Small

Spoken world album (includes poetry, audio books and story telling): Betty White’s If You Ask Me (And of Course You Won’t)

Comedy album: Louis C.K.’s Hilarious

Musical theatre album: The Book of Mormom

Compilation soundtrack for visual media: Boardwalk Empire: Vol. 1

Score soundtrack for visual media: Alexandre Desplat’s The King’s Speech

Song written for visual media: I See the Light (from Tangled)

Instrumental composition: Bela Fleck and Howard Levy’s Life in Eleven

Instrumental arrangement: Gordon Goodwin’s Rhapsody in Blue for Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band

Instrumental arrangement accompanying vocalist: Jorge Calandrelli’s Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me), for
Tony Bennett and Queen Latifah

Boxed or special limited edition package: Dave Bett and Michelle Holme’s The Promise: The Darkness on the Edge of Town Story

Album notes: Hear Me Howling: Blues, Ballads & Beyond as recorded by the San Francisco Bay by Chris Strachwitz in the 1960s

Historical album: Band on the Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition)

Engineered album, non-classical: Alison Krauss and Union Station’s Paper Airplane

Producer of the year, non-classical: Paul Epworth

Remixed recording, non-classical: Cinema (Skrillex Remix)

Surround sound album: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs (Super Deluxe Edition)

Engineered album, classical: Aldridge: Elmer Gantry

Producer of the year, classical: Judith Sherman

Orchestral performance: Brahms, Symphony No. 4 by Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel

Opera recording: Adams: Doctor Atomic

Choral performance: Light & Gold – Eric Whitacre, conductor (Christopher Glynn & Hila Plitmann; The King’s Singers, Laudibus, Pavão Quartet & The Eric Whitacre Singers)

Small-ensemble performance: Mackey: Lonely Motel – Music from Slide

Classical instrumental solo: Schwantner: Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra by Christopher Lamb, Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Nashville Symphony

Classical vocal solo: Joyce DiDonato with Kazushi Ono and Orchestre de l’Opera National de Lyon with Choeur de l’Opera National de Lyon for Diva Divo

Contemporary classical composition: Robert Aldridge and Herschel Garfein’s Elmer Gantry

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JingleJingle February 14, 2012, 01:22:51

rebirth was awesome at the grammys. so great that nola brass is getting love form the mainstream! i just saw the Soul Rebels Brass Band from nola last week at the brooklyn bowl. it was probably THE BEST show ive ever seen in my life. there were like 1000 people there, all dancing their hearts out for 2 1/2 hours soul rebels are my favorite of the brass bands outa . not easy to graciously blend soul, funk with old school instrumental hip hop. band is killing. nola all the way! soulrebelsbrassband.com

myronaykroyd February 14, 2012, 01:31:58

@JingleJingle love the SOUL REBELS BRASS! they are killing, saw them in nola last year. huge congrats to rebirth and all of nola! bola needs as much love as possible!

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