Best Pop Vocal Album
Best Contemporary Jazz Album
Best Jazz Instrumental Solo
Best Traditional Blues Album
- Branford Marsalis for "Hope," from "Braggtown"
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Best Traditional Folk Album
Best Musical Show Album
Best Long Form Music Video
New Orleans recording legend Cosimo Matassa will receive a 2007 Grammy Trustees Award. Cosimo Matassa was essential to the development of the New Orleans R&B, rock and soul sound of the '50s and '60s. As an engineer and proprietor of J&M Studios and Cosimo Recording Studio in New Orleans, he was skilled at microphone placement and capturing the sound of New Orleans R&B with a naturalistic feel. Matassa developed the "Cosimo Sound," which consisted of strong drums, heavy bass, light piano, heavy guitar and a light horn sound with strong vocal lead. From Little Richard and Fats Domino to Dr. John and Allen Toussaint, some of the greatest artists recorded their work at these studios. Formal acknowledgment of the Trustee Award will be made at a private ceremony during Grammy Week, as well as during the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.
Recordings inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2007 include Blue Yodel #9 (Standing On The Corner), by Jimmie Rodgers featuring Louis Armstrong. The tune was released in 1930 on the Victor label.
U2 and Green Day's Music Rising benefit single, "The Saints Are Coming," is nominated in the "Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal" category.
The "Walk The Line" soundtrack is nominated in the "Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media" category. Performers on the album include Baton Rouge, LA native Reese Witherspoon.
See the complete list of nominees at Grammy.com.