Blues Hall of Fame

Die Blues Hall of Fame ist die Ehrengalerie der Blues Foundation, einer gemeinnützigen Einrichtung in Memphis, Tennessee, die sich die Förderung des Blues zum Ziel gesetzt hat.

Seit 1980 werden Pioniere des Blues durch die Aufnahme in die „Hall of Fame“ für ihre Leistung ausgezeichnet. Die Auszeichnungen wurden in Memphis, Los Angeles und Washington, D.C. verliehen. Es gibt keine Einreichungen oder Nominierungsprozess. Eine Gruppe ausgewählter Bluesexperten trifft sich im Herbst und gibt nach einer langen Diskussion Stimmen in den fünf Kategorien ab.

  • Performers
  • Non-Performers
  • Classics of Blues Literature
  • Classics of Blues Recordings (Songs)
  • Classics of Blues Recordings (Albums)

Einträge der Blues Hall of Fame

JahrPerformerNon-PerformerClassics of Blues Recordings
(Songs)
Classics of Blues Recordings
(Albums)
Classics of Blues Literature
1980
1981
1982
  • Blues and Gospel Records 1902–1942
    Robert M.W. Dixon und John Godrich
  • Blues Unlimited Magazine
    Simon Napier und Mike Leadbitter
  • Living Blues Magazine
    Bruce Iglauer, Jim O’Neal, Amy van Singel, Paul Garon, et al.
1983
  • Blues Who’s Who: A Biographical Dictionary of Blues Singers
    Sheldon Harris
1984
1985
1986
  • Chicago Breakdown (Chicago Blues)
    Mike Rowe
1987
1988
  • The Blues Fell This Morning (The Meaning of the Blues)
    Paul Oliver
1989
  • Feel Like Going Home
    Peter Guralnick
1990
  • Big Boss Man
    Jimmy Reed (Vee-Jay, 1960)
  • Good Morning, School Girl
    Sonny Boy Williamson I. (Bluebird 1937)
  • Terraplane Blues
    Robert Johnson (ARC/Vocalion, 1936)
  • Big Bill Blues: William Broonzys Story
    Yannick Bruynoghe
1991
  • Can’t Get No Grindin’
    Muddy Waters (Chess, 1973)
  • Chicago/The Blues/Today! Vol. 1-3
    Various Artists (Vanguard, 1966)
  • The Best of Little Walter
    Little Walter (Checker, 1958)
1992
  • I Am the Blues: The Willie Dixon Story
    Willie Dixon mit Don Snowden
1993
  • Urban Blues
    Charles Keil
1994
  • I Can’t Quit You Baby
    Otis Rush (Cobra 1956)
  • Texas Flood
    Larry Davis (Duke, 1958)
  • The Complete Recordings of T-Bone Walker 1940–1954
    T-Bone Walker (Mosaic, 1990)
  • Nothing But the Blues: The Music and the Musicians
    Lawrence Cohn
1995
  • Boss of the Blues
    Big Joe Turner (Atlantic, 1956)
  • Otis Spann Is the Blues
    Otis Spann with Robert Lockwood, Jr. (Candid, 1961)
  • Searching for Robert Johnson: The Life and Legend of the „King of the Delta Blues“
    Peter Guralnick
  • The Land Where the Blues Began
    Alan Lomax
1996
  • Bob Koester
  • Pete Welding
  • Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers
    Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers (Alligator, 1971)
  • Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom
    Peter Guralnick
1997
  • Bruce Iglauer
  • Baby Scratch My Back
    Slim Harpo (Excello, 1965)
  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band
    Paul Butterfield Blues Band (Elektra, 1965)
  • Honkers and Shouters: The Golden Years of Rhythm & Blues
    Arnold Shaw
1998
  • Blues from the Delta
    William Ferris
1999
  • Dark Was the Night
    Blind Willie Johnson (Columbia, 1927)
2000
  • Dick Waterman
  • Down Home Blues
    Z. Z. Hill (Malaco, 1982)
2001
  • The Complete Plantation Recordings
    Muddy Waters (MCA Chess, 1993)
  • Stormy Monday: The T-Bone Walker Story
    Helen Dance
2002
  • Jim O’Neal
  • Goin’ Down Slow
    St. Louis Jimmy Oden (Bluebird, 1941)
  • Spinning Blues into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records
    Nadine Cohodas
2003
  • Part Time Love
    Little Johnny Taylor (Galaxy, 1963)
  • Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters
    Robert Gordon
2004
  • Raining in My Heart
    Slim Harpo (Excello, 1961)
  • Juke Blues Magazine
    Cilla Huggins, John Broven & Bez Turner, 1985
2005
  • H. C. Speir
  • Down Home
    Z. Z. Hill (Malaco Records, 1982)
  • Blues People: Negro Music in White America
    LeRoi Jones
2006
  • Blues & Rhythm Magazine
    Paul Vernon, Tony Burke
  • Chasin’ That Devil’s Music
    Gayle Dean Wardlow, Edward Komara
2007
  • Angola Prisoners’ Blues
    Robert Pete Williams & others (Louisiana Folklore Society, 1959)
  • Down and Out Blues
    Sonny Boy Williamson II. (Checker, 1960)
  • Driving Wheel
    Little Jr. Parker (Duke, 1962)
  • Blues With a Feeling: The Little Walter Story
    Tony Glover, Scott Dirks & Ward Gaines
2008
  • 7 Guitars
    August Wilson
  • Moanin’ at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin’ Wolf
    James Segrest & Mark Hoffman
2009
  • Amtrak Blues
    Alberta Hunter (Columbia, 1978)
  • Blues With a Feeling Newport Folk Festival Classics
    Various Artists (Vanguard, 1993)
  • T-Bone Blues
    T-Bone Walker (Atlantic, 1959)
  • I Hear You Knockin
    Jeff Hannusch
2010
  • Peter Guralnick
  • Sonny Payne
  • Hung Down Head
    Lowell Fulson (Chess, 1970)
  • I Hear Some Blues Downstairs
    Fenton Robinson (Alligator, 1977)
  • Strong Persuader
    Robert Cray (Mercury, 1986)
2011
  • Bruce Bromberg
  • John W. Work III
  • Samuel Charters
  • Vivian Carter und
    Jimmy Bracken
  • Walking to New Orleans: The Story of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues
    John Broven
2012
2013
  • Complete Recorded Works/Texas Worried Blues
    Henry Thomas (Herwin, 1975/Yazoo, 1989)
  • Louis Jordan’s Greatest Hits
    Louis Jordan (Decca, 1969)
  • More Real Folk Blues
    Howlin’ Wolf (Chess, 1967)
  • Soulsville, U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records
    Rob Bowman (Schirmer, 2003)
2014
  • Hawk Squat
    J. B. Hutto (Delmark, 1969)
  • Moanin’ in the Moonlight
    Howlin’ Wolf (Chess, 1959)
  • Dream Boogie: The Triumph of Sam Cooke
    Peter Guralnick (Little, Brown and Company, 2005)
2015
2016
  • Tommy Couch und Wolf Stephenson
  • Blues in the Mississippi Night
    Various Artists (Nixa, 1957/United Artists, 1959)
  • Early Downhome Blues: A Musical and Cultural Analysis
    Jeff Todd Titon
2017
  • Amy van Singel
  • Father of the Blues
    W.C. Handy
2018
  • Al Benson
  • I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy
    Bob Riesman
2019
  • Moe Asch
  • Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942
    John W. Work, Lewis Wade Jones, Samuel C. Adams Jr.

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