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Winning Jews

by: Caroline Westbrook - Last updated: 2007-02-12

The Klezmatics

The Klezmatics

Jewish talent has triumphed at this year's Grammy Awards, which were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Among the big winners was legendary producer Rick Rubin, who picked up several gongs for his work with country trio the Dixie Chicks. Their track Not Ready To Make Nice won the awards for Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year while their long-player Taking The Long Way was voted Album Of The Year as well as Best Country Album.

Other winners included veteran folk rocker Bob Dylan, who picked up Best Solo Rock performance for Someday Baby, from his most recent album Modern Times. The album also won the Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Grammy.

It was also a good night for The Klezmatics, whose recent release Wonder Wheel – Lyrics By Woody Guthrie won Best Contemporary World Music Album.

And singer-songwriter Randy Newman won the Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media Award for his track Our Town, from the movie Cars. In doing so, he beat fellow nominee Mel Brooks, who was also shortlisted for the award for the song There's Nothing Like A Show On Broadway, featured in the film version of The Producers.