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Songlist for Website
Now playing "Love - All I Really Know About It" by John Batdorf
from his "Old Man Dreamin' " CD.
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John Batdorf's most recent CD "Old Man Dreamin' "

SIGN THE MONKEES ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME PETITION HERE !

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We would like to acknowledge alphabetically, some of the
Southern California venues that present world-class acoustic music
in an intimate setting:
click on their image to visit their website.
(If we have erroneously omitted anyone, please let us know !)
 

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Boulevard Music - Culver City
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Bodie House Concerts - Oak Park / Agoura / Thousand Oaks
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The Coffee Gallery Backstage - Alta Dena
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The Fret House - Covina
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The Hotel Cafe - Hollywood
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Kulak's Woodshed - North Hollywood
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McCabe's Guitar Shop - Santa Monica
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Russ & Julie's House Concerts - Oak Park / Agoura

Click Here to watch the Russ & Julie interview on BackStage:Los Angeles

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Zoey's Cafe - Ventura's Premier Dining & Concert Venue.

The photos below are from the 
2011 NAMM Show in Anaheim,
where we ran into many
old friends and past guests,
and met some new friends !

Two of our past guests...
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Keith England, with Ainjel Emme warming up.
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Keith England (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Ainjel Emme (our past guest).
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Ainjel Emme performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.
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Laurence Juber performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.
Three of our past guests...Keith, Peter, & Ainjel
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Keith England, Peter Tork, Sandy Jacobson, & Ainjel Emme.
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Laurence Juber performing at The Martin Guitar Booth.
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Laurence Juber (our past guest), Sandy Jacobson, & Peter Tork (our past guest).
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Peter Tork listening to Ainjel Emme at The Martin Guitar Booth.
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Peter Tork, (one of our past guests) and Sandy Jacobson

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James Lee Stanley's NEW CD "Backstage at The Resurrection"

Click Here to preview "Going Back To Memphis"

REVIEW of
James Lee Stanley's new solo CD
"BackStage at The Resurrection"
by Frank Kocher
San Diego Troubadour Music paper:
reprinted with permission
 
 “Eclectic” is a word that gets used a lot in music reviews these days. For an artist like James Lee Stanley, there just isn’t a way to avoid the label. He is a veteran performer whose songs range from California-sound country rock to soul/funk, with stops on the way for jazzy pop and gospel-shaded blues. A frequent San Diego visitor who has been releasing discs since the early seventies, Stanley hits all of the bases on his latest, Backstage at the Resurrection.
    The beautifully recorded disc, features 12 Stanley originals, and there isn’t a filler cut anywhere. The memorable, catchy songs have melody hooks that listeners will be humming afterward, delivered in style changeups that showcase Stanley’s singing and writing talents. A rock-solid singer, his lyrics (on his website, with a nice blurb about each tune) are social observations and calls to make things better, without being preachy or angry.  
    Tight, three-part harmonies are a key part of the sound on “Backhand Man,” recalling Crosby, Stills, and Nash; the vocals are razor-sharp. It takes an old pro like Stanley to nail them this well, and the whole song is three-part. The beat on “I Can’t Cry Anymore” has more of a funk feel, but the harmonies on the chorus are still there, as he sings that he is “all out of tears.” Stanley weaves a dark spell on “Coming Out of Hiding,” a standout track that draws from the laid-back R&B of such groups as War. In the eighties, this one was a hit for Stanley’s sister Pamela, and it sounds ready for radio again. In the same groove, “Let’s Get Out of Here” is another winner, pop-jazz with Latin shading, and Stanley’s vocal is rich and soulful.
    “Going Back to Memphis” is a bluesy, good time shuffle about returning to roots, and “Feather River Nocturne” follows, an interesting guitar instrumental that offers a glimpse of Stanley making his Martin sing.
    The quiet mood of “Don’t Wait Too Long” brings back memories of “Helplessly Hoping” and other good, soft folk-rock harmony pieces from CSN’s salad days. True to form, Stanley shifts gears again, and “What Would You Do” is pure pop, another instantly memorable riff with a simple but positive message about working together, “Would there be change or would things be the same/ Have we already done all we can?” 
    The title tune is a driving rocker, one of those political/surreal passion plays with characters (St George, Ruth, Luke, Judas Priest) representing metaphors for the Bush/Cheney cabal. The inspiration is clearly “Highway 61 Revisited” and this is an update for 2011, with “St George” and his Patriot Act, his buddy Judas, and his kool aid Easter eggs ready to lead the lemmings off the cliff. Yep, it’s another highlight.
    James Lee Stanley proves on Backstage at the Resurrection that sometimes there is no substitute for experience when it comes to good music. A proven roots artist for decades, he makes diverse, impressive music that succeeds on its own terms.

Welcome to our
new & improved
Songlist Page !
The songs listed below are imbedded in the correlating website pages.
We will continue to update the pages with new songs as new CD's are released.
1. To preview the songs listed,
    simply click on the page name
2. To learn more about the artist,
      simply click on their link,
or the CD Cover.

 
 
Songs currently previewing on this site as of Feb. 26, 2011:

Website Page

Song

Artist Name &
Website Link

CD

Home Page

One Night Stands

John Batdorf

Home Again CD
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John Batdorf's first solo CD "Home Again," with Mark Rodney playing on some of the tracks.

The Monkees Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Petition

For Pete's Sake

Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues

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Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues CD "Cambria Hotel"

JOHN BATDORF - "BEEP BEEP" Available Mid-August 2015

I Fall To Pieces

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John Batdorf's most recent CD "Old Man Dreamin' "

Grammy Award Winners - 2011

A Celebrated Man

Tol Puddle Martyrs

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Tol Puddle Martyrs - "A Celebrated Man" CD

Latest News!

Goin' Back To Memphis

James Lee Stanley

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James Lee Stanley's NEW CD "Backstage at The Resurrection"

Guest Artist Concert Appearances

Don't Give Up On Dreams

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Get Close To Me CD

Concert Reviews

Maggie May

The Quarrymen

The Quarrymen is the band where Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison first met.

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The Quarrymen - "Songs We Remember" CD

New Releases

Love Me Two Times

NEW !
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James Lee Stanley & Cliff Eberhardt - All Wood & Doors

Additional New Releases !

I Found You

Brian Ray

Brian is guitarist for Paul McCartney's band.
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Brian Ray's second solo CD "This Way Up!"

Contact Us:

Postcards

Florence Hartigan

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Florence Hartigan's "Live at The Hopetoun Alpha" CD.

About The Producer

Who Will Be The Real Hero ?

John Batdorf

Michael McLean

John Batdorf & Michael McLean
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Batdorf & McLean - "The Early Years" CD

About The Television Show

Beautiful Night

Nathan McEuen

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Nathan McEuen - The Grand Design

NAMM 2011 - Hosts & Friends

Grand Design

Nathan McEuen

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Nathan McEuen - The Grand Design

NAMM 2010 - Hosts & Friends

PCH (Pacific Coast Highway)

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2x Grammy Winner, Laurence Juber - "PCH" CD

WE FIVE

You Were On My Mind

WE FIVE

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We Five - Folk Rock Revival

CD Mastering / Duplication / Marketing

Kiss

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John McEuen - Round Trip

More Marketing Options

You + Me

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Amber Rubarth - Something New

Artist Bios

A Life In Music

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Robert Morgan Fisher - "Build Myself A Greenhouse" CD.

Artist Interviews

If I Needed Someone

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Suburban Skies new LIVE CD.

Recent Guests

Lately

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Nathan McEuen's most recent CD - "Scrapbook Sessions."

Related Links

That Don't Seem Right To Me

John Batdorf

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John Batdorf's most recent CD "Old Man Dreamin' "

Discussion Forum

I Wish You Knew

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Fertitta & McClintock - After All This Time

Past Guests

I'm Your Biggest Fan

David Philp & The Automatics
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"Jukebox of Human Sorrow" CD

Historic Moments of BackStage:Los Angeles

On My Way

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Florence Hartigan's "Live at The Hopetoun Alpha" CD.

SEASON TWO - 2008

Good Time

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Nathan McEuen - Festival

SEASON ONE - 2007

Take A Giant Step

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Peter Tork's Solo CD - "Stranger Things Have Happened"

Photo Gallery

Royalty

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The Automatics - Britannia

About the Host

All Blues

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Keith England - Standards New & Used

The Teen Project Benefit Concert

Vinyl

Brian Ray is guitarist for Paul McCartney's band.
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Brian Ray's first solo CD - Mondo Magnetto

Russ & Julie's House Concerts

Angelyne

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Severin Browne - This Twisted Road

Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues So Cal Tour

Route 66

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Batdorf & Rodney - The So Cal Tour

One Day

From the 2007 Batdorf & Rodney Reunion Tour.
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Batdorf & Rodney - Still Burnin'

"Awaken The Dead" DVD-Release Party Invitation!

Living Without You

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Keith England - Standards New & Used

Congratulations to Scott Gates

Foggy Mountain Special

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Scott Gates & Pacific Ocean Bluegrass - Festival Kids

DREAMCATCHERS International Film Premiere

See Us Shine

John Batdorf

Michael McLean

John Batdorf & Michael McLean
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Batdorf & McLean - "The Early Years" CD

ROCK YOUR LIFE !

Who Died and Made You Brian Jones?

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The Automatics - Britannia

In Memory of

Paint It Black

James Lee Stanley

John Batdorf

All-acoustic renditions of Rolling Stones songs.
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James Lee Stanley & John Batdorf's "All Wood & Stones" CD.

Books that We Like !

I Ought To Know

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Joel Rafael - Thirteen Stories High

Songlist For Website

Love -
All I Really Know About It

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John Batdorf's most recent CD "Old Man Dreamin' "

Discography of our Past Guests
and/or Associates:

       
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David Philp - The Dressing Gown Sessions
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John Batdorf - One Last Wish
Post-Beatle Era Fab Four Music
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Nick Sherwin (Original Arrangements) - Suburban Skies
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James Lee Stanley's NEW CD "Backstage at The Resurrection"
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Cliff Eberhardt's new CD "500 Miles."
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Ainjel Emme's NEW CD - "Everyone Is Beautiful"
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Nathan McEuen's most recent CD - "Scrapbook Sessions."
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Tol Puddle Martyrs - "A Celebrated Man" CD
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Oak & Gorski - Love Destroyer

The Quarrymen is the band where Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison first met.

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The Quarrymen - "Songs We Remember" CD
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John Batdorf's most recent CD "Old Man Dreamin' "
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Arlene Kole's "One Day" CD
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Christopher Tin's 2x Grammy-Winningn CD "Calling All Dawns."
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Grammy Winner for Best Hawaiian Music Album.
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Tia Carrere - Huana Ke Aloha
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2x Grammy Winner, Laurence Juber - "PCH" CD

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Peter Tork & James Lee Stanley - Live at The Coffee Gallery Backstage
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Michael McLean - 25th Anniversary Boxed Set
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Bob Cheevers - Tall Texas Tales
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Ellis Paul - The Day After Everything Changed
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Evan Marshall - Mr. Solo Mandolin
A Parents Choice Award Winner
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Ellis Paul - Dragonfly Races
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Joel Rafael - Thirteen Stories High
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Nathan McEuen - Festival
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Oak & Gorski - Good Advice, Bad Advice
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Amber Rubarth - Uninished Art
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Matt Cartsonis - Live at Boulevard Music
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Nathan McEuen - The Grand Design
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Robert Morgan Fisher - "Build Myself A Greenhouse" CD.
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Matt Pless - Alarm Clock Time Bomb
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Chelsea Williams - Decoration Aisle
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Florence Hartigan's "Live at The Hopetoun Alpha" CD.
John Batdorf & Michael McLean
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Batdorf & McLean - Don't You Know
John Batdorf & Michael McLean
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Batdorf & McLean - "The Early Years" CD
One of the best CD's for Ballet Class/Rehearsal.
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John Parkinson - The Ballet Album
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John Parkinson - Late Nite
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Evan Marshall - Billy Tell & Vanilla Schubert
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Bill Batstone - To Every Generation
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Matt Pless - Requiems for Wishing Wells
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Kenny Schick - Under
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Amber Rubarth - Something New
Brian Ray is Guitarist for Paul McCartney's band.
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Brian Ray - Mondo Magnetto
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We Five - Folk Rock Revival
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Tol-Poddle Martyrs - Psych-Out U.S.A.!
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The Automatics - Britannia
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Fertitta & McClintock - After All This Time
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Keith England - Standards New & Used
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Scott Gates & Pacific Ocean Bluegrass - Festival Kids
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Severin Browne - This Twisted Road
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Peter Tork & Shoe Suede Blues - Cambria Hotel
From the Batdorf & Rodney Reunion Tour.
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Batdorf & Rodney - Still Burnin'
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Ted & Pablo - Transcontinental Music Express
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Ainjel Emme - Heartache is Boring

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James Lee Stanley & John Batdorf - All Wood & Stones

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Chelsea Williams - Chelsea Williams
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Papa Doo Run Run - On The Beach (Live!)
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John Batdorf - Home Again
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John McEuen - Round Trip
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James Lee Stanley - The Eternal Contradiction
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Holiday CD's

   
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Evan Marshall - A Mandolin for Christmas
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The Automatics - The Last Noel
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The Little River Band - We Call it Christmas
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John Parkinson - Christmas Night
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Tom Paxton, Pamela Stanley, Peter Tork, & James Lee Stanley.

2011 Grammy Awards
Restructuring

The Recording Academy

3030 Olympic Boulevard Santa Monica, CA 90404

www.grammy.com

NEWS RELEASE

THE RECORDING ACADEMY CONTINUES EVOLUTION OF

GRAMMY AWARDS PROCESS

Restructuring of Categories Across All Genres Brings Total Number of Categories to be

Recognized at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards in 2012 to 78; All Fields Remain Intact

Minimum Number of Entries Per Category Will Now Be 40, Up from 25

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 06, 2011) — In an effort to continuously evolve its GRAMMY

Awards process, The Recording Academy (www.grammy.com) announced today that it has restructured

the GRAMMY Categories across all genres and Fields, bringing the total number of Categories to be

recognized at the 54th GRAMMY Awards in 2012, to 78 (from 109). All Fields remain the same. The

announcement was made this morning at The Academy's headquarters by President/CEO Neil Portnow,

Academy Board Chair Emeritus and five-time GRAMMY winner Jimmy Jam, and Vice President of

Awards Bill Freimuth. Additionally, a minimum of 40 distinct artist entries will be required in each

Category (up from 25). Detailed information on these and other recent changes may be found at

www.grammy.com/announcement. For updates and breaking news, please visit The Academy's social

networks on Twitter and Facebook: www.twitter.com/thegrammys, www.facebook.com/thegrammys.

"Every year, we diligently examine our Awards structure to develop an overall guiding vision and ensure

that it remains a balanced and viable process," said Portnow. "After careful and extensive review and

analysis of all Categories and Fields, it was objectively determined that our GRAMMY Categories be

restructured to the continued competition and prestige of the highest and only peer-recognized award in

music. Our Board of Trustees continues to demonstrate its dedication to keeping The Recording Academy

a pertinent and responsive organization in our dynamic music community."

For 53 years, The Recording Academy has recognized musical excellence with the GRAMMY Awards

— the most prestigious and only peer-recognized award in music — and the awards have grown from 28

Categories in 1959, to awards in 109 Categories for the most recent 53rd GRAMMYs. This growth

springs from a tradition of honoring specific genres and/or subgenres within a Field, and it has basically

been approached one Category at a time without a current overall guiding vision and without consistency

across the various genre Fields. In 2009, The Academy initiated a first-ever comprehensive evaluation of

its Awards process, which led to a desire for change. A transformation of the entire Awards structure

would ensure that all Fields would be treated with parity. Diligent research, careful analysis, and

thoughtful discussion of all Fields resulted in an overarching framework and a restructuring of Categories

to 78, and ensures that every submission continues to have a home.

In addition to the restructuring of Categories, two rule changes have been established and four Fields have

been renamed. It is now expected that each Category shall have at least 40 distinct artist entries, up from

25. If a Category receives between 25 – 39 entries, only three recordings would receive nominations that

year. Should there be fewer than 25 entries in a Category, that Category would immediately go on hiatus

for the current year — no award given — and entries would be screened into the next most logical

Category. If a Category receives fewer than 25 entries for three consecutive years, the Category would be

discontinued, and submissions would be entered in the next most appropriate Category.

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The second rule change is regarding voting. Previously, voting members were allowed to vote in up to

nine genre Fields plus the General Field on the first ballot and eight genre Fields plus the General Field

on the second ballot, including every category within each chosen Field. Now, on each ballot, voters may

vote in up to 20 Categories in the genre Fields plus the four Categories of the General Field — which

includes Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist.

Additionally, there are name changes to four Fields: Musical Show is now Musical Theater; the Film/

Television/Other Visual Media Field is now called Music For Visual Media; the Gospel Field has been

renamed the Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Field; and the Dance Field has been renamed the

Dance/Electronica Field.

The Awards restructuring proposal was presented by The Recording Academy's Awards & Nominations

(A&N) Committee — comprised of elected Academy leaders from across the country representing

various genres of the music community — and was voted on and passed by The Academy's Board of

Trustees — made up of musicians, producers, engineers, songwriters, and other music professionals. The

A&N Committee spent more than a year reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating the GRAMMY Awards

process and Categories with great objectivity and fair-mindedness, before presenting its recommendations

to the Board of Trustees for ratification. While at times incredibly challenging for each member of the

committee to restructure Categories in their own respective genres, the greater purpose of promoting unity

within the music community and ensuring that all Fields be treated with parity outweighed natural

inclinations to resist change.

Please visit www.grammy.com/announcement for the following resources and detailed information:

A Category Comparison Chart (comparing Categories from the 53rd GRAMMYs to the

upcoming 54th GRAMMYs)

An Explanation of Category Restructuring across all genres

A Category Mapper (an interactive feature that will show where to enter submissions under the

new structure)

Frequently Asked Questions

Upcoming dates and deadlines for the 54th GRAMMY Awards online entry period

Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and

recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music

and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized

award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is

responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and

human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical

excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part

of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking

news and exclusive content, join the organization's social networks as a Twitter follower at

www.twitter.com/thegrammys, a Facebook fan at www.facebook.com/thegrammys, and a YouTube

channel subscriber at www.youtube.com/thegrammys.

# # #

Media Contacts:

Barb Dehgan/Lourdes Lopez/Jaime Sarachit

The Recording Academy

310.392.3777

barbd@grammy.com/lourdesl@grammy.com/jaime.sarachit@grammy.com.


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