Let's hear it for Booker T & The MGs.
I really like the album Melting Pot from 1971. It's not as lean as Green Onions and the early stuff, and they stretch out a bit more.
OK, So it really begins.
R&B ALBUM - MARY J. BLIGE
This is no surprise Mary is pretty much a lock for any R&B categories she's nominated in tonight.
The questions is can the Grammys give it to her on the GENERAL FIELD Categories....ya know, the crossover.
She read her ENTIRE lists.. OK, so she won't have to do that again when she comes up later, right?
QUEEN LATIFAH's appearance brings us our first promo of the evening. Apparently she's in a movie called "Life Support."