1993 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 1993

1993 Reader’s Awards:

All-Time Favorite Blues Artist:
Muddy Waters

Best Blues Album of 1992 (New recording):
Various Artists, Deep Blues (Atlantic)

Best Blues Album of 1992 (Historical recording):
Elmore James, King Of The Slide Guitar (Capricorn)

Best Blues Song of 1992:
(tie) Robert Cray, I Was Warned
Percy Strother, A Good Woman Is Hard To Find

Blues Festival of 1992:
The Chicago Blues Festival

Best Blues Radio Show:
“Blues Stage,” with Ruth Brown

Best Blues Club:
Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Buddy Guy

Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Koko Taylor

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
B.B. King

Most Outstanding Blues Musician:
Buddy Guy

Best Live Performer:
Buddy Guy

Critics’ Poll:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Buddy Guy

Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Etta James

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Johnny Adams

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Guitar):
Buddy Guy

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Harmonica):
Billy Branch

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Drums):
Sam Carr

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Bass):
Willie Kent

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Other instrument):
Papa John Creach (violin)

Best Horn Section:
The Memphis Horns

Best Live Performer:
Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes

Comeback Artist of the Year:
Guitar Gabriel

Artist Most Deserving of Wider Recognition:
Junior Kimbrough

Best Blues Album of 1992 (New recording/modern):
Larry Davis, Sooner Or Later (Bullseye Blues)

Best Blues Album of 1992 (New recording/soul-blues):
Jay Owens, The Blues Soul Of Jay Owens

Best Blues Album of 1992 (New recording/traditional or country blues):
Junior Kimbrough, All Night Long (Fat Possum)

Best Debut Blues Album of 1992:
Jay Owens, The Blues Soul Of Jay Owens

Best Blues Song of 1992:
(tie) Junior Kimbrough, All Night Long
Jimmy Witherspoon, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues

Best Blues Album of 1992 (Historical-pre-war):
Bessie Smith, The Complete Recordings, Volume Three

Best Blues Album of 1992 (Historical postwar):
Sippie Wallace, Women Be Wise (Alligator)

Producer of the Year, New recording(s):
Robert Palmer

Producer of the Year, Historical recording(s):
Andy McKaie, MCA

Best Overall Packaging, 1992 Blues Release:
B.B. King, King of the Blues (MCA)

Best Liner Notes, 1992 Blues Release:
Chris Albertson

Best Cover Art/Photo, 1992 Blues Release:
B.B. King, King of the Blues (MCA)

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