1994 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 1994

1994 Reader’s Awards:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Buddy Guy

Most Outstanding Blues Musician:
Buddy Guy

Best Live Performer:
Buddy Guy

Best Blues Album of 1993 (New Recording):
Buddy Guy, Feels Like Rain (Silvertone)

Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Koko Taylor

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
B.B. King

All-Time Favorite Blues Artist:
Muddy Waters

Best Blues Song of 1993:
Robert Cray, 1040 Blues

Best Blues Festival of 1993:
The Chicago Blues Festival

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

Best Blues Club:
Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago

Best Blues Album of 1993 (Historical recording):
Muddy Waters, Complete Plantation Recordings (MCA)

Critics’ Poll:

Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Koko Taylor

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
B.B. King

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Harmonica):
Billy Boy Arnold

Comeback Artist of the Year:
Billy Boy Arnold

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Bobby Bland

Best Blues Song of 1993:
Bobby Bland, There’s A Stranger In My House

Best Blues Album of 1993 (New Recordings/ Soul- Blues):
Bobby Bland, Years of Tears

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Guitar):
Otis Rush

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Drums):
Sam Carr

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Bass):
Willie Kent

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Other instrument):
Lonnie Pitchford (one-string)

Best Horn Section:
The Memphis Horns

Best Blues Album of 1993 (New Recording):
Lonnie Shields, Portrait (Rooster Blues)

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Keyboards):
Pinetop Perkins

Best Blues Album of 1993 (Historical-Prewar):
Blind Willie Johnson, The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (Columbia/Legacy)

Best Blues Album of 1993 (Historical-Postwar):
Little Walter, The Essential Little Walter (MCA)

Producer of the Year (New Recordings):
Ron Levy

Producer/Compiler of the Year (Historical recordings):
Andy McKaie, MCA

Best Liner Notes, 1993 Blues Release:
Samuel Charters

Best Cover/Art Photo, 1993 Blues Release:
Muddy Waters, The Complete Plantation Recordings (MCA)

Best Zydeco Album of 1993:
Chubby Carrier, Dance All Night (Blind Pig)

Best Live Performer:
Big Jack Johnson

Artist Most Deserving of Wider Recognition:
Ray Bailey

Best Debut Blues Album of 1993:
Ray Bailey, Satan’s Horn (Bohemia Music)

Best Blues Album of 1993 (Traditional or Country Blues):
CeDell Davis, Felt Like Doin’ Somethin’ Wrong (Fat Possum)

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