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The only reason to watch the Grammys this year…

February 7th, 2008 · 2 Comments

…that I can think of, is this:

Amy Winehouse will not attend this year’s Grammy Awards because her request for a visa was denied, but she will perform by satellite at Sunday’s ceremony in Los Angeles. (more)

Unless, of course, you are all amped up to see Herbie Hancock and Lang Lang do their classical/jazz hybrid number.  If so, more power to ya.  But for me…no, no, no.

Tags: music

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blair Cox // Feb 20, 2008 at 4:16 PM

    Is the backing band the same for Amy Winehouse on Back To Black and Sharon Jones on 100 Days, 100 Nights?

  • 2 spitballarmy // Feb 20, 2008 at 10:55 PM

    The Dap-Kings did indeed play on Back to Black, Blair. From wikipedia:

    The Dap-kings were then hired as session musicians on a number of projects associated with New York based DJ/producer/recording artist Mark Ronson. Most notable of these is their extensive inclusion and somewhat unheralded contribution to Amy Winehouse’s album Back To Black (2006). Six of the album’s eleven tracks feature various members of the Dap-Kings with two notable hits from the album, Rehab and You Know I’m No Good, extensively featuring the Dap-Kings. A further engineering credit goes to Gabriel Roth and several tracks recorded at Daptone Studios are mis-credited as “Dapking Studios”. Again various members of the band feature on Mark Ronson’s second album, Version (2007), providing contributions on all but one of the album’s fourteen tracks. The Dap-Kings then became the backing band used on Amy Winehouse’s first U.S. tour. In 2007 the Dap Kings worked with British singer Ben Westbeech to record a new version of his song So Good Today; it was released to mark the first anniversary of Brownswood recordings, the label Westbeech is signed to in the UK.

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