Black Music history experts Jeff Green, Howard Rye and Rainer Lotz are nominees in the Best Historical Album section at the 57th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on 8 February, for their 40+ CDs and two substantial and well-illustrated books Black Europe. The Sounds and Images of Black People in Europe pre 1927 issued by Bear Family Records of Germany.
The Grammy Best Historical Album is section No. 67, and can be seen at http://www.grammy.com/nominees.
Jeff is well known for his books like Black Edwardians, and biography of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. After years of research, writing and talks Howard has been working closely with Nubian Jak Community Trust on the Southern Syncopation Orchestra and Sidney Bechet plaques. As a contributor to Black Music Research Journal his most recent articles have been on the Orchestra (2009 and 2010, accessible through http://www.jstor.org. Rainer’s Black People. Entertainers of African Descent in Europe, and Germany. (1997) is an indispensable resource book.