SoulTracks 2009 Readers Choice Awards: Nominations + Listen Live Tonight

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This year’s SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards will be broadcast tonight at 8:00 p.m. EST (1am GMT), hosted by Jodine Dorce of Jodine’s Corner (with special help from Nina Morena of Fusicology). During the show Jodine will be announcing the results, playing some of the winning music and interviewing the winning artists.

TUNE IN: iTunes/Realplayer/Winamp users can listen live HERE.
[For Windows Media Player users, listen here]

For alternative listening options visit soultracks.com

THE NOMINATIONS – Here are this year’s Awards finalists (all categories are for independent artists only, except for the Major Label Album of the Year):

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Calvin Richardson – Facts of Life: The Soul of Bobby Womack
Darien – If These Walls Could Talk
Eric Roberson – Music Fan First
Foreign Exchange – Leave It All Behind
Leela James – Let’s Do It Again
Maysa – Metamorphosis
Various Artists – Silky Soul Music: An All-Star Tribute to Frankie Beverly/Maze

SONG OF THE YEAR
Calvin Richardson – Woman’s Got To Have It
Eric Roberson – The Power That Kisses Hold
Eric Roberson & Lalah Hathaway – Dealing
Foreign Exchange – Daykeeper
Leela James – Baby I’m Scared of You
Maysa – Grateful
Tortured Soul – Did You Miss Me?

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Ali Ollie Woodson
Calvin Richardson
Darien
Eric Roberson
Rahsaan Patterson
Russell Taylor
Ty Causey

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Choklate
Leela James
Maysa
Oleta Adams
Syleena Johnson
Wayna
Yahzarah

DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Foreign Exchange
Jaspects
Kloud 9
Melba Moore and Phil Perry
Swing Out Sister
The Revelations feat. Tre Williams
Tortured Soul

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Chester Gregory
Darien
Jesse Boykins III
Kimberly Nichole
Melinda Doolittle
Shae Fiol
The Revelations feat. Tre Williams

MAJOR LABEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Anthony Hamilton – The Point of It All
Chrisette Michele – Epiphany
Ledisi – Turn Me Loose
Mary Mary – The Sound
Maxwell – BLACKsummers’night
Raphael Saadiq – The Way I See It
Will Downing – Classique