THIS WAS incredible news! The in-depth essay I researched and wrote for this beautiful box set, won the Best Album Notes Grammy yesterday. I am still over the moon, especially because it was a project that set its larger goal as getting all three nights — and all sets — of Redding’s run at the Whisky A Go Go that April 1966 in pristine listening shape for the world to hear.
Redding was poised to take the next big step in his career and looked at L.A. as not a stepping stone but a launching pad. These recordings reveal his enthusiasm, prowess and charm.
Here’s a little more here about the set.
And this from the LAT about the Grammy win.
4 thoughts on “Grammy Love for Otis”
Thought of you when I saw the list of winners this morning! Congratulations!
I don’t want to be crass or gauche, but, ahem, YOU won the Grammy for your liner notes. The boxed set didn’t win for liner notes. I mean HELLO.
Please do a rewrite of this post immediately.
Oops….Ha, ha…I’ll work on a re-draft…
no you won’t. eye roll.