EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

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EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby And No Coffee Table » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:28 am

http://www.grammy.com/nominees

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo
Amy Schumer
Label: Simon & Schuster Audio

In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox
Carol Burnett
Label: Penguin Random House Audio

M Train
Patti Smith
Label: Penguin Random House Audio

Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of L.A. Punk (John Doe With Tom Desavia)
(Various Artists)
Tom DeSavia, John Doe, Scott Sherratt & Dan Zitt, producers
Label: Penguin Random House Audio

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
Elvis Costello
Label: Penguin Random House Audio



Other EC-related nominations:

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Human Nature
Herb Alpert
Label: Herb Alpert Presents


When You Wish Upon A Star
Bill Frisell
Label: Okeh Records

Way Back Home: Live From Rochester, NY
Steve Gadd Band
Label: BFM Jazz

Unspoken
Chuck Loeb
Label: Shanachie Entertainment

Culcha Vulcha
Snarky Puppy
Label: Ground Up Music

(The Herb Alpert album includes the otherwise unrecorded EC/Bacharach tune "Look Up Again")


Best Country Album

Big Day In A Small Town
Brandy Clark
Label: Warner Bros. Records

Full Circle
Loretta Lynn
Label: Legacy Recordings


Hero
Maren Morris
Label: Columbia Nashville

A Sailor's Guide To Earth
Sturgill Simpson
Label: Atlantic

Ripcord
Keith Urban
Label: Capitol Records Nashville

(Loretta Lynn and EC sing "Everything It Takes.'")


Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Amy
(Various Artists)
Label: Republic Records

Miles Ahead
(Miles Davis & Various Artists)
Label: Columbia/Legacy

Straight Outta Compton
(Various Artists)
Label: Capitol Records/UMe

Suicide Squad (Collector's Edition)
(Various Artists)
Label: Atlantic/WaterTower Music

Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1
(Various Artists)
Label: Atlantic/Warner Bros. Records


(EC sings "Back Stabbers")

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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby johnfoyle » Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:58 am

Scott Sherratt (who produced the recording) posts on f/book -

Elvis was nominated for a Best Spoken Word Grammy for our Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink audiobook. Go Elvis!

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An extract -

https://soundcloud.com/user-43440916/un ... ook-sketch

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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby Top balcony » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:09 am

Go Elvis indeed!

However I admit I find his 'reading voice' a bit stilted, and then came to wonder which professional voice could have been hired instead.

Think it requires the ability to inject some Scouse into the delivery, unless reading bits covering 1977/78 when stealth recordings indicate he had a pronounced Cockney accent on stage.

So concluded that Rory Bremner would have been a decent choice - but please feel free to contribute better ones.

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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby johnfoyle » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:46 am

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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:38 am

More promo for the book, prompted by the audio book being nominated for a Grammy. There's a 'bad language' warning at the start so Elvis might have been a bit expressive. I'm listening now - it starts about five minutes in.

http://www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/ ... 04ebdf614f

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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby johnfoyle » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:48 am

Usual stories except for some interesting comments at the end , c. 17 minutes , about using the word 'baton' in a 'recent composition'.

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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby Mr. Getgood » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:23 am

Thanks for posting, John. At about the 6.50 mark, Elvis makes reference to 'nerd' being an 'unpleasant modern word like **** (I cant decipher what he says here) and blog'. Can any sharper-eared members help me out with the missing word please?
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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby johnfoyle » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:57 am

'MEH' - he's right - awful word , my nieces use it all the time , usually when I'm talking to them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meh

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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby Mr. Getgood » Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:19 am

Aha! Nice one. Cheers John.
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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby docinwestchester » Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:14 pm

johnfoyle wrote:'MEH' - he's right - awful word , my nieces use it all the time , usually when I'm talking to them.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meh


Elvis mispronounces it: "Muh". As per wiki it's "mɛ" (rhymes with "dress"). I don't think it's such a bad word. Ditto nerd.

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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby MOJO » Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:01 pm

How annoying is the podcast host. At first, I just wanted to punch him in the face, well, punch my phone in hope that it might somehow reach his face.

What's with the bit about snow? MEH.. Yeah that's right I said it. A lazy word for a lazy gal.

Elvis is awesome here. It's just the host... He gets on my nerves. I think my blood pressure went up just listening to him. Sorry, just one gal's opinion. Shutting up now.

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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby scielle » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:42 pm

Well, it just went to Carol Burnett for "In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter, Mayhem, And Fun In The Sandbox".

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Re: EC nominated for Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album

Postby MOJO » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:00 pm

BOO!!! Even though I low Carol Burnett.


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