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13.12.2011 in Old News by Morten Gjerde 0

Lazy Lester Nominated for three Blues Music Awards


Photo: Tom HelmersenUK/US: Bluestown Records artist Lazy Lester nominated for three Blues Music Awards
Bluestown Records artist Lazy Lester is nominated in 3 categories for Blues Music Awards in the United States. Our album You Better Listen with blues legend Lazy Lester is nominated for Blues Music Awards as the year’s best traditional blues album. The album was recorded in Juke Joint Studio Notodden. The band on the disc is the Norwegian band Spoonful Of Blues and producer Morten Omlid. – This is just fantastic. The hair on my arms stood straight up last night when I got the message from the United States. For a Norwegian record company to be nominated in the category “Traditional Blues Album Of The Year” in the homeland of blues with an album produced in Norway and with Norwegian musicians is almost an impossibility to expect. And now we’ve done it a fourth time! We must be doing something very right here in Notodden. There is also a big feather in our cap to Morten Omlid which has been producing at the plate, says CEO of Bluestown Records Jostein Forsberg. Other musicians from Notodden on the disc include Ytterbø Trond Espen Fjelle, Knut Slettemo and Runar Boyesen.Lazy Lester is 78 years old now and was about to be forgotten. Morten Omlid and Jostein Forsberg felt it was time to lift him up into the light again. Lazy Lester is behind blues classics such as Sugar Coated Love, I Hear You Knocking and I’m A Lover Not A Fighter. You Bettermann list includes both new recordings of some classics and new original songs. – I am very proud of this album and the Norwegian band “Spoonful Of Blues” played completely style the correct Louisiana Blues. I am glad that the world can again be aware of who the Lazy Lester is, says the man himself on the phone from the U.S. last night. Lazy Lester is also nominated in the categories “Traditional Blues Artist Of The Year” and “Harmonica Player Of The Year”. The last in the competition with strong names such as Charlie Musselwhite and Kim Wilson
It is the fourth time an album from Blue Town Records is nominated for Blues Music Awards. They won the class “Traditional Blues Album Of The Year” in 2010 with the album Chikadelic with Mississippi artist James “Super Chikan” Johnson. Also at that time was the Spoonful of Blues that was backing band on the disc, and then, with Jostein Forsberg as a producer. The Louisiana Red and Fleetwood Mac legend Jeremy Spencer has received nominations for Blues Music Awards with the album they recorded in Juke Joint Studio of Blue Town Records.Blues Music Awards ceremony will arrange for 33 time 10 May 2012 in Memphis, Tennessee..

N: Bluestown Records-artist Lazy Lester nominert til 3 Blues Music Awards

Bluestown Records-artist Lazy Lester er nominert i 3 kategorier til Blues Music Awards i USA. Vårt album You Better Listen med blueslegenden Lazy Lester er nominert til Blues Music Awards som beste årets beste tradisjonelle bluesalbum. Albumet er spilt inn i Juke Joint Studio på Notodden. Bandet på platen er det norske bandet Spoonful Of Blues og produsent er Morten Omlid.  – Dette er bare helt fantastisk. Håret på armene mine stod rett opp i går kveld da jeg fikk beskjeden fra USA. For et norsk plateselskap å bli nominert i klassen ”Traditional Blues Album Of The Year” i bluesens hjemland med et album produsert i Norge og med norske musikere er jo nesten for en umulighet å regne. Og nå har vi klart det for tredje gang! Vi må gjøre noe veldig riktig her på Notodden. Det er også en stor fjær i hatten til Morten Omlid som har vært produsent på platen, sier daglig leder i Bluestown Records Jostein Forsberg. Andre musikere fra Notodden på platen inkluderer Trond Ytterbø, Espen Fjelle, Knut Slettemo og Runar Boyesen.

Lazy Lester er 78 år gammel nå og var i ferd med å bli glemt. Morten Omlid og Jostein Forsberg syntes det var på tide å løfte han fram i lyset igjen. Lazy Lester står bak bluesklassikere som Sugar Coated Love, I Hear You Knocking og I’m A Lover Not A Fighter. You Better Listen inneholder både nyinnspillinger av noen klassikere og nye originallåter. – Jeg er veldig stolt av dette albumet og det norske bandet Spoonful Of Blues spilte helt stilriktig Louisiana Blues. Jeg er glad for at verden igjen kan få øynene opp for hvem Lazy Lester er, sier mannen selv på telefon fra USA i natt. Lazy Lester er også nominert i kategoriene ”Traditional Blues Artist Of The Year” og ”Harmonica Player Of The Year”. Det siste i konkurranse med sterke navn som bl.a. Charlie Musselwhite og Kim Wilson.

Det er fjerde gang et album fra Bluestown Records er nominert til Blues Music Awards. De vant klassen ”Traditional Blues Album Of The Year” i 2010 med albumet Chikadelic med Mississippiartisten James ”Super Chikan” Johnson. Også den gang var det Spoonful Of Blues som var backingband på platen, og den gang med Jostein Forsberg som produsent. Også Louisiana Red og Fleetwood Mac-legenden Jeremy Spencer har mottatt nominasjoner til Blues Music Awards med album de har spilt inn i Juke Joint Studio for Bluestown Records.

Prisutdelingen Blues Music Awards blir arranger for 33. gang 10. Mai 2012 i Memphis, Tennessee.

Traditional Blues Album:
Chicago Blues A Living History the (R)evolution Continues Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch, Lurrie Bell, Carlos Johnson
Evening Sugar Ray & the Bluetones
Trying To Hold On Diunna Greenleaf
Victim Of The Blues Tracy Nelson
You Better Listen Lazy Lester

 

 

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