There is a lot of excitement and some controversy about the currently-circulating list of recordings that will be up for a Grammy this year.  The list includes:

Alligator Purse, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Alter Ego, Chris “Candyman” Ardoin
The Autonomous Fit for Survival, Lil Nathan and the Zydeco Big Timers
Best of the Bayou, Various Artists
Cajun Country Ramble, The Cajun Strangers
L’esprit Creole, Cedric Watson
From the Bayou to the Black Forest — Live in Germany, Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies
Gotta Be Me, Lil Wayne Singleton and Same Ol’ Two Step
Guaranteed Lover, Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse
Hey Day, Bayou Roux
Homegrown, Early “Washboard” Sally
How Great is Your Love, Sean Ardoin and R.O.G.K.
Joel Savoy and Linzay Young, Joel Savoy and Linzay Young
Lay Your Burden Down, Buckwheat Zydeco
Live at Festivals Acadiens, Jimmy Breaux and Friends
Live from Breaux Bridge Part One, High Performance
Live at the 2009 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Pine Leaf Boys
A Matter of Time, Corey Ledet
Mes Racines Cadien Sont Creux, Ray Landry and Friends
Nu Band Nu Sound, Corey Arceneaux and the Zydeco Hot Peppers
Only Fools Rush In, Johnny Chauvin and the Mojo Band
Plays the Triangle, Christine Balfa
Redemption, Brad Randell and the Zydeco Ballers
Stripped Down, Magnolia Sisters
Stronger, J Paul Jr. and the Zydeco Nubreeds
Sud du Sud, David Greely
Super T, T Broussard and the Zydeco Steppers
Trailride, Zydeco Kicks
Up In Flames, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers
Welcome to My World, Guyland Leday and Friends Zydeco Band
Zydeco Gone Wild!, Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters
Zydeco Heart and Soul, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
The Zydeco Knockout, JJ Caillier

(I ignore articles at the beginning of a title.  Nothing is alphabetized under ‘a,’ ‘the,’ ‘la,’ ‘le,’ or ‘l’.’  It’s a librarian thing–get used to it.)

The controversy is over Christine Balfa’s recording of solo triangle.  Some are calling it a ‘joke.’  Joel Savoy, of Valcour Records, which released the CD, is not commenting at this time.

n Guaranteed Lover, Donna Angelle and the Zydeco Posse

n Nu Band Nu Sound, Corey Arceneaux and the Zydeco Hot Peppers

n Alter Ego, Chris “Candyman” Ardoin

n How Great is Your Love, Sean Ardoin and R.O.G.K.

n Plays the Triangle, Christine Balfa

n Hey Day, Bayou Roux

n Alligator Purse, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

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