The 17th Annual W.C. Handy Awards

(Nominees listed below recipients)

Blues Entertainer of the Year - Luther Allison

Rod Piazza, B.B. King, R.L. Burnside, Little Milton

Blues Band of the Year - Joe Louis Walker & The Bosstalkers

Little Charlie & The Nightcats, Roomful Of Blues, Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers, Anson Funderburgh & The Rockets with Sam Myers

Contemporary Blues: Male Artist of the Year - Luther Allison

Joe Louis Walker, Coco Montoya, Otis Rush, Robert Ward

Contemporary Blues: Female Artist of the Year - Koko Taylor

Debbie Davies, Keri Leigh, Tracy Nelson, Marcia Ball

Soul/Blues: Male Artist of the Year - Little Milton

Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, Bobby Parker, Solomon Burke

Soul/Blues: Female Artist of the Year - Etta James

Denise LaSalle, Lavelle White, Toni Lynn Washington, E.C. Scott

Traditional Blues: Male Artist of the Year - Jimmy Rogers

R.L. Burnside, Junior Kimbrough, Robert Lockwood Jr., David "Honeyboy" Edwards

Traditional Blues: Female Artist of the Year - Katie Webster

Ann Rabson, Bonnie Lee, Dietra Farr, Saffire

Country/Acoustic Blues: Artist of the Year - John Hammond

Keb' Mo', Lonnie Pitchford, Corey Harris, Cephas & Wiggins

Best New Blues Artist of the Year - Coco Montoya

Mem Shannon, Dave Thompson, Corey Harris, Paul "Wine" Jones

Blues Instrumentalist: Guitar - Luther Allison

Joe Louis Walker, Coco Montoya, Ronnie Earl, Bob Margolin

Blues Instrumentalist: Harmonica - Charlie Musselwhite

Rod Piazza, Carrie Bell, Billy Boy Arnold, Kim Wilson

Blues Instrumentalist: Keyboards - Pinetop Perkins

Charles Brown, Johnnie Johnson, Honey Alexander, Marcia Ball

Blues Instrumentalist: Bass - Willie Kent

Calvin Jones, Johnny B. Gayden, Aron Burton, Sister Sarah Brown

Blues Instrumentalist: Drums - Willie "Big Eyes" Smith

Sam Lay, Jimi Bott, Ted Harvey, Ray "Killer" Allison

Blues Instrumentalist: Other - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (violin)

Sonny Rhodes (lap steel), Memphis Horns, Roomful Of Blues (horns), Lonnie Pitchford (one string)

Contemporary Blues Album of the Year
Blue Streak -- Luther Allison

Little Dave & Big Love -- Dave Thompson
Blues Of The Month Club -- Joe Louis Walker
Live '92-'93 -- Albert Collins & The Icebreakers
Gotta Mind To Travel -- Coco Montoya

Soul/Blues Album of the Year
Blue Night -- Percy Sledge

Back In The Game -- Syl Johnson
Right On Time -- Little Buster & The Soul Bros.
Keep On Movin' -- Mighty Sam McClain
Shine Me Up -- Bobby Parker

Traditional Blues Album of the Year
Chill Out -- John Lee Hooker

El Dorado Cadillac -- Billy Boy Arnold
The Real Deal -- Smokey Wilson
Sittin' Here Wonderin' -- Louisiana Red
Mule -- Paul "Wine" Jones

Comeback Blues Album of the Year
I'm A Jockey -- Jimmy Johnson

Back In The Game -- Syl Johnson
Blue Night -- Percy Sledge
Let Your Hair Down -- Floyd McDaniel & The Blues Swingers
Sweetheart Of The Blues -- Bonnie Lee

Country/Acoustic Blues Album of the Year
When A Woman Gets The Blues -- Rory Block

Between Midnight & Day -- Corey Harris
Self Portrait In Blues -- Paul Geremia
Fresh Catfish -- Catfish Keith
Louie Bluie -- Howard Armstrong

Reissue Blues Album of the Year
So Many Roads -- Otis Rush, Delmark

The Complete Capitol and Black & White -- T-Bone Walker, Capitol
Down To Earth/The Bluesway Recordings -- Otis Spann, MCA/Chess
Vietnam Blues -- J.B. Lenoir, Evidence
Blues With A Feeling -- Little Walter, MCA/Chess

Blues Song of the Year
Cherry Red Wine - Luther Allison (Luther Allison, Blue Streak)

Bluesifyin' - Joe Louis Walker (Joe Louis Walker, Blues Of The Month Club)
Move From The Hood - Luther Allison & James Solberg (Luther Allison, Blue Streak)
Here's Your Mop Mr. Johnson - Keri Leigh, Mark Lyon, Thomas Anderson (Keri Leigh, Arrival)
The Blues Follow Me Around - Carl Weathersby (Billy Branch, The Blues Keep Following Me Around)

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