The Blues Foundation : Hall of Fame Inductees 2013

Posted on: Friday, Mar 22, 2013

2013 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees

The Blues Foundation announces the 2013 inductees for the Blues Hall of Fame, including soul blues singer Otis Clay, blues guitarists’ guitarist Earl Hooker, pianist Little Brother Montgomery, The Blue Yodeler Jimmie Rodgers, contemporary, progressive bluesman Joe Louis Walker, and Chicago guitarist Jody Williams.Among the individuals recognized by The Blues Foundation for their behind-the-scenes contributions are: quintessential record promoter Dave Clark producer, arranger and songwriter Henry Glover, and New Orleans studio magician Cosimo Matassa.The book Soulsville, U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records by Rob Bowman is the sole literature entry into the Blues Hall of Fame this year.These albums are being honored: Complete Recorded Works (Herwin,1975), also recorded as Texas Worried Blues (Yazoo, 1989) by Henry “Ragtime Texas” Thomas; More Real Folk Blues by Howlin’ Wolf (Chess, 1967); and Louis Jordan’s Greatest Hits by Louis Jordan (Decca, 1969).The following singles will be inducted during the ceremony: “How Many More Years” by Howlin’ Wolf (Chess, 1951); “Canned Heat Blues” by Tommy Johnson (Victor, 1928); “Let the Good Times Roll” by Louis Jordan (Decca, 1946); “Mystery Train” by Little Junior [Parker]’s Blue Flames (Sun, 1953); and “Me and My Chauffeur Blues” by Memphis Minnie (OKeh, 1941).

The induction ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 8, at the Memphis Marriott Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee, the night before the 34th Blues Music Awards. With living musicians like B.B. King and Buddy Guy, and legends like Muddy Waters and , the Blues Hall of Fame consists of blues music’s best and brightest stars.

Major funding is provided by ArtsMemphis and the Tennessee Arts Commission. The 34th Blues Music Awards and Blues Hall of Fame events are also sponsored by BMI, Catfood Records, Eagle Rock Entertainment, FedEx, First Tennessee Foundation, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise, Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company and Sony/Legacy Records.

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