Blues Hall of Fame

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 2, 2006

I get the Blueswax e-zine each Thursday. Today’s issue lists the 2006 inductees into the Blues Hall of Fame. I copy some text below.

The Blues Foundation To Induct 15 Into The Blues Hall of Fame

James Cotton and Bobby Rush Among 2006 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Blues Foundation will induct 15 new members into the Blues Hall of Fame at its annual Charter Members’ Dinner at the Memphis Marriott Downtown on May 10 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Blues Foundation will pay tribute to esteemed individuals, literature, and recordings that have been selected by a committee of Blues music authorities. The event occurs the night before the 2006 Blues Music Awards, which will be presented at the Cook Convention Center on May 11. The presenting sponsor for the 2006 Blues Music Awards is the Gibson family of products. The 2006 Blues Music Awards are also sponsored by FedEx, the Greater Memphis Arts Council, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, Blues Revue, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, and the Stanford Financial Group.

The 2006 inductees include performers James Cotton and Bobby Rush, both currently very active as evidenced by their 2006 Blues Music Award nominations, as well as deceased legends Paul Butterfield and Roy Milton. Legendary record producers Bobby Robinson and Jerry Wexler and record label executives the Bihari Brothers – Jules, Joe, Les, and Saul – will also be honored. The classic book Chasin’ That Devil Music by Gayle Dean Wardlow and edited by Edward Komara and British magazine Blues & Rhythm will be inducted for their noteworthy contributions to Blues literature. Honored singles are Devil Got My Woman by Skip James on Paramount, Honky Tonk, Parts 1 & 2 by Bill Doggett on King, and Hound Dog by Big Mama Thornton on Peacock. In addition, three classic albums have been selected: Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton on Revenant, Tell Mama by Etta James on Cadet, and I Do Not Play No Rock ‘N’ Roll by Mississippi Fred McDowell on Capitol.

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