dissabte, 7 de març de 2009


Ya sabemos las nominaciones de la 30 edición de los Blues Music Awards, los antiguos premios W.C. Handy.
Hotel Blues ya tiene sus apuestas. Veremos si este año sigue el acierto demostrado en la anterior edición, donde Dragone, El Director, Chino y compañía, acertaron en sus apuestas en un tanto por ciento muy alto, o si por el contrario volvera a renacer el extraño y maldito efecto conocido como "la maldición de Hotel Blues". Esta maldición hacía que todas aquellas apuestas realizadas por el equipo del hotel se quedaran sin premio. Los representantes de los artistas implicados rogaron encarecidamente a los integrantes del staff del hotel que se olvidaran de ellos.
Ofrecieron lujosos regalos (que el Director acaparó), ofrecieron mujeres (que Dragone acaparó) e incluso mandaron sicarios (que Igor se comió). Pero los habitantes del hotel con más groove del universo radiofónico internacional no dieron su brazo a torcer y finalmente el pasado año la organización de los premios, los managers de los artistas implicados, las familias de los mismos, y una señora de Riudellots de la Selva que pasaba por allí, unieron esfuerzos y dinero, y cedieron ante la insistencia de Hotel Blues.
¿Que pasará este año? Pues ya veremos. De momento aquí os adjuntamos la lista de nominados y las apuestas del equipo del hotel resaltadas en color rojo. Igor no tiene derecho a voto.
Ah!, y también pueden observar que la elección de temas de los últimos programas sigue sin tener parangón.
¿Por cierto, alguien tiene un parangon para dejarnos?


2009 - 30th Blues Music Awards

Acoustic Album of the Year
Eden Brent - Mississippi Number One
Rory Block - Blues Walkin' Like a Man
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines - A Night in Woodstock
Hans Theessink & Terry Evans - Visions
Fiona Boyes, Mookie Brill & Rich Del Grosso - Live from Bluesville

Acoustic Artist of the Year
Doug MacLeod
Rory Block
Otis Taylor
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines
Eden Brent

Album of the Year
The Mannish Boys - Lowdown Feelin'
Curtis Salgado - Clean Getaway
Buddy Guy - Skin Deep
Janiva Magness - What Love Will Do
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On

B.B. King Entertainer of the Year
Janiva Magness
Watermelon Slim
Bobby Rush
Lil' Ed
Magic Slim

Band of the Year
Magic Slim & the Teardrops
Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
The Mannish Boys
Watermelon Slim & the Workers
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials

Best New Artist Debut
Chris James and Patrick Rynn - Stop and Think About It
Delta Highway - The Devil Had a Woman
Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcolm - 2 Man Wrecking Crew
The Homemade Jamz Blues Band - Pay Me No Mind
Eden Brent - Mississippi Number One

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On
Watermelon Slim & the Workers - No Paid Holidays
Janiva Magness - What Love Will Do
Sean Costello - We Can Get Together
Buddy Guy - Skin Deep

Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year
Gaye Adegbalola
Marcia Ball
Robin Rogers
Bettye LaVette
Janiva Magness

Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year
Michael Burks
Elvin Bishop
Sean Costello
Watermelon Slim
Buddy Guy

Broke & Hungry Records, Cathead Blues & Mudpuppy Recordings - M For Mississippi: A Road Trip Through The Birthplace of the Blues
Eagle Eye Media - Albert Collins Live at Montreux 1992
Eagle Eye Media - Carlos Santana Plays Blues At Montreux 2004
Stony Plain Records - Ronnie Earl & Broadcasters - Hope Radio Sessions
Delmark Records - Little Arthur Duncan Live at Rosa's Blues Lounge

Historical Album of the Year
Eagle Records - Albert Collins Live At Montreux 1992
Jamie Records - Barbara Lynn: The Jamie Singles 1962-1965
Delmark Records - On Highway 80 (Sleepy John Estes)
Ruf Records - Rich Man's War: New Blues & Roots Songs of Peace and Protest (Various Artists)
TopCat Records - Hollywood Fats & the Paladins Live 1985

Bob Stroger
Mookie Brill
Larry Taylor
Bill Stuve
Jeff Turmes

Cedric Burnside
Richard Innes
Jimi Bott
Tony Braunagel
Kenny Smith
Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

Sonny Landreth
Lurrie Bell
Michael Burks
Kid Ramos
Ronnie Earl

Steve Guyger
Billy Gibson
Mark Hummel
Jason Ricci
Rick Estrin
Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith

Deanna Bogart
Kaz Kazanoff
Terry Hanck
Keith Crossan
Doug James

Johnny Sansone - Accordion
Bob Brozman - Mandolin, Ukulele
Otis Taylor - Banjo
Rich Del Grosso - Mandolin
Gerry Hundt - Mandolin

Pinetop Perkins Piano Player
Henry Butler
David Maxwell
Eden Brent
Bruce Katz
Marcia Ball

Rock Blues Album of the Year
Jeff Healey - Mess of Blues
Sonny Landreth - from the REACH
Michael Burks - Iron Man
Gary Moore - Bad for You Baby
Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King - Blood Brothers
Walter Trout - The Outsider

Song of the Year
Dave Duncan & Curtis Salgado - 20 Years of B. B. King (Curtis Salgado)
Kenny Neal - Let Life Flow (Kenny Neal)
Elvin Bishop - The Blues Rolls On (Elvin Bishop)
Albert Castiglia - Bad Year Blues (Albert Castiglia)
Sonny Landreth - Blue Tarp Blues (Sonny Landreth)

Soul Blues Album of the Year
Irma Thomas - Simply Grand
Curtis Salgado - Clean Getaway
Jackie Payne Steve Edmonson Band - Overnight Sensation
Clarence Spady - Just Between Us
Johnny Rawls - Red Cadillac

Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year
Sharrie Williams
Irma Thomas
Jean Shy
Etta James
Denise LaSalle

Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year
Tad Robinson
Bobby Rush
Jackie Payne
Johnny Rawls
Curtis Salgado

Traditional Blues Album of the Year
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials - Full Tilt
B.B. King - One Kind Favor
Honeyboy Edwards - Roamin' and Ramblin'
Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater - West Side Strut
The Mannish Boys - Lowdown Feelin'

Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year
Koko Taylor
Maria Muldaur
Nora Jean Bruso
Diunna Greenleaf
Ruthie Foster

Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year
B.B. King
Lurrie Bell
Magic Slim
Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater
Honeyboy Edwards

HOTEL BLUES 01/02/2009

  1. Smash 'n grab - AC/DC (Black Ice)
  2. Matchbox - Johnny Lang (Lie to me)
  3. Why me - Albert Cummings (Feel so good)
  4. I'm ready - Hubert Sumlin & Eric Clapton (About them shoes)
  5. Howlin' moon - Sonny Landreth (From the reach)
  6. Last night blues - Lightnin' Hopkins (Prestige profiles)
  7. All blues - Miles Davies (Kind of blue)
  8. Let's make it - John Lee Hooker (Hooker)
  9. Fearless - Blue Floyd (Begins)
  10. Lonesome in my bedroom - Luther Johnson (They call me the popcorn man)
  11. Lonesome bedroom blues - The Mannish Boys (The represent man)
  12. Get what you deserve - The Derek Trucks Band (Already free)
  13. Real live wire - Duke Robillard (Exalted Lover)
  14. Clásico de la semana vol.17: Born to run - Bruce Springsteen &the E street band (Born to run)

HOTEL BLUES 8/02/2009

  1. Healer - The Steepwater Band (Grace & melody)
  2. Down the line - Gary Moore (Bad for you baby)
  3. Gangster of love - Johnny Guitar Watson (Best of...)
  4. Hello Josephine - Taj Mahal (Maestro)
  5. Hurricanes & hand grenades - Jason Isbell (Sirens of the ditch)
  6. Sweet inspiration - The Derek Trucks Band (Already free)
  7. How long/Come back baby - Pinetop Perkins (Pinetop Perkins & Friends)
  8. Partner in crime - Studebaker John (Waiting on the sun)
  9. Big leg woman - Lonnie Johnson (Prestige profiles collection)
  10. I can't quit you baby - Otis Rush - (Double trouble)
  11. How many more years - B.B. King (One kind favor)
  12. Freezer burn - Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King (Blood brothers)
  13. Clásico de la semana vol.18: Sweet home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Second helping)

HOTEL BLUES 15/02/2009

  1. Start me up - The Rolling Stones (Flashpoint)
  2. Silverspoon - Chris Duarte & Bluestone Co. (396)
  3. Cold lonely nights - Lonnie Brooks (Live from Chicago)
  4. TV Mama - Freddie King (1934-1976)
  5. Gone, gone, gone (Done move on) - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (Raising sand)
  6. Down in the flood - The Derek Trucks Band (Already free)
  7. Bad luck blues - Magic Sam (Sweet home Chicago)
  8. Back to the river - Susan Tedeschi (Back to the river)
  9. You might be surprised - Dr. John & the lower 911 (City that care forgot)
  10. Mona Lisa tatoo - Popa Chubby & Galea (Vicious country)
  11. I put a spell on you - Screamin' Jay Hawkins (Blues story)
  12. Too many tears - Buddy Guy (Skin deep)
  13. Clásico de la semana vol.19: Fortunate son - Creedence Clearwater Revival (Willy and the poor boys)

HOTEL BLUES 22/02/2009

  1. Angelina - Chris Duarte & Bluestone Co. (396)
  2. Scratch my back - Taj Mahal (Maestro)
  3. The love song of G. Alfred Bluesrock - Walter Trout (The outsider)
  4. Long distance call - Hubert sumlin & Eric Clapton (About them shoes)
  5. Robbin' me blind - Jimmie Vaughan (Do you get the blues?)
  6. Mannish boy - The Rolling Stones (Sucking in the seventies)
  7. Mannish boy - Jimi Hendrix (Blues)
  8. The red cross store - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee (Box of the blues)
  9. If you should have bad luck - Charlie Musselwhite (Deluxe edition)
  10. Tomorrow night - B.B. King (One kind favor)
  11. Woke up this morning - Tommy Castro Band (No foolin')
  12. Babe please don't go - Aerosmith (You gotta move DVDA)
  13. Clásico de la semana vol.20 - La Grange - ZZ Top (Tres Hombres)

HOTEL BLUES 01/03/2009

  1. Bad for you baby - Gary Moore (Bad for you baby)
  2. Dust me down - Taj Mahal & Ben Harper (Maestro)
  3. They took my money - Tom Principato (Guitar gumbo)
  4. Rollin' & tumblin' - Bob Dylan (Modern times)
  5. The bloody burmese blues - Watermelon Slim & the workers (No paid holidays)
  6. Sympathy for the devil - The Rolling Stones (Shine a light)
  7. Sunday morning blues - Billy Boy Arnold (Blues story)
  8. Slidin' in - Johnny Winter (White, hot & blue)
  9. Sugar sweet - Jeff Healey (Mess of blues)
  10. Mississippi water -Memphis Slim (Paris-Mississippi blues)
  11. Blue angel - Sonny Landreth (From the reach)
  12. The blues rolls on - Elvin Bishop (The blues rolls on)
  13. Clásico de la semana vol.21: Hotel California - The Eagles (Hotel California)

HOTEL BLUES 08/03/2009

  1. Inside of me - Little Steven & the disciples (OST The Sopranos)
  2. Don't miss me - The Derek Trucks Band (Already free)
  3. Why'd you change your mind - The Answer (Everyday demons)
  4. Strut - Jimmy Smith & Taj Mahal (Dot com blues)
  5. Blues & my guitar - Lowell Fulson (Box of the blues)
  6. Alabama blues - J.B. Lenoir (Alabama blues)
  7. You gotta move - The Rolling Stones (Love you live)
  8. Five long years - Eric Clapton (From the cradle)
  9. Chained & bound - Otis Redding (So good to me. Live at the Whiskey A Go-Go vol.2)
  10. Bullfrog blues - Rory Gallagher (Big guns)
  11. Clásico de la semana vol.22: Like a rolling stone - Bob Dylan (Highway 61 revisited)