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UW’s Jim Leary Gets Grammy Nod For Vintage Swiss-American Album Notes

Congratulations to former FIGs faculty member Jim Leary, who was just nominated for his second Grammy Award.

From Wisconsin Public Radio:

Jim Leary, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor emeritus, is up for his second Grammy Award in the category for Best Album Notes. This time he’s been nominated for his work on an album called “Alpine Dreaming.”

“Alpine Dreaming” is a collection of tracks from a tiny Swiss-American record label started by an immigrant merchant named Ferdinand Ingold, who came to Wisconsin from Switzerland in the 1920s. Where the recordings were made is not known for sure. Neither are the identities of some of the performers. Leary said the disks were bought by other Swiss immigrants longing for the sounds of home.

Read the full article at: https://www.wpr.org/uws-jim-leary-gets-grammy-nod-vintage-swiss-american-album-notes