1995 LIVING BLUES AWARDS

Living Blues Awards for 1995

1995 Reader’s Awards:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Buddy Guy

Most Outstanding Blues Musician:
Buddy Guy

Best Live Performer:
Luther Allison

Best Blues Album of 1994 (Historical Recording):
Muddy Waters, One More Mile (MCA/Chess)

Best Blues Song of 1994:
Ain’t Enough Comin’ In, Otis Rush

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

All-Time Favorite Blues Artist:
Muddy Waters

Best Blues Album of 1994 (New Recording):
(tie) Buddy Guy, Slippin’ In (Silvertone)
and Otis Rush, Ain’t Enough Comin’ In (Mercury)

Best Blues Festival of 1994:
The Chicago Blues Festival

Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Koko Taylor

Best Blues Club:
Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Otis Rush

Critics’ Poll:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male):
Jimmy Rogers

Blues Artist of the Year (Female):
Denise LaSalle

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Guitar):
(tie) Otis Rush and Big Jack Johnson

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Keyboards):
Charles Brown

Most Outstanding Blues Singer:
Johnny Adams

Comeback Artist of the Year:
Syl Johnson

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

Producer of the Year (New Recordings):
Robert Palmer

Best Blues Song of 1994:
Artie “Blues Boy” White, I’m Gonna Marry My Mother-In-Law

Best Liner Notes, 1994 Blues Release:
Ray Topping

Best Cover Art/Photo, 1994 Blues Release:
Elmore James, The Classic Early Recordings

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Harmonica):
Carey Bell

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

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Bass):
Willie Kent

Best Blues Album of 1994 (New Recording Soul-Blues):
Syl Johnson, Back in the Game (Delmark)

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Drums):
Sam Carr

Best Blues Album of 1994 (Traditional or Country Blues):
R.L. Burnside, Too Bad Jim (Fat Possum)

Best Debut Blues Album of 1994:
Michael Hill’s Blues Mob, Bloodlines (Alligator)

Artist Most Deserving of Wider Recognition:
Vance Kelly

Best Blues Album of 1994 (New Recording):
Vance Kelly, Call Me (Wolf)

Best Blues Album of 1994 (Historical-Prewar):
Skip James, The Complete Early Recordings (Yazoo)

Best Live Performer:
Bobby Rush

Most Outstanding Blues Musician(s) (Sax, Trumpet, or Horn Section):
Eddie Shaw

Best Blues Album of 1994 (Historical-Postwar):
Charles Brown, The Complete Aladdin Recordings of Charles Brown (Mosaic)

Best Zydeco Album of 1994:
Boozoo Chavis & the Majik Sounds, Live At the Habibi Temple (Rounder)

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