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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Blues Hall of Fame

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As stated on the website, the Blues Hall of Fame “is a historical record of those who have made the Blues timeless through performance, documentation, and recording.” It was launched by the Blues Foundation in 1980. Inductee categories include performers, non-performers, songs, albums, and literature. The following performers and non-performers have been inducted from 1980-2016:

  • Bill “Hoss” Allen (1994, non-performer)
  • Luther Allison (1998)
  • Clifford Antone (2009, non-performer)
  • Billy Boy Arnold (2012)
  • Dave Bartholomew (2007)
  • Ralph Bass (2003, non-performer)
  • Chuck Berry (1985)
  • Big Maybelle (2011)
  • Bihari Brothers (2006, non-performer)
  • Elvin Bishop (2016)
  • Bobby “Blue” Bland (1981)
  • Blind Blake (1990)
  • Mike Bloomfield (2012)
  • Jimmy Bracken (2011, non-performer)
  • Bruce Bromberg (2011, non-performer)
  • Lonnie Brooks (2010)
  • Big Bill Broonzy (1980)
  • Charles Brown (1996)
  • Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (1999)
  • Roy Brown (1981)
  • Ruth Brown (2002)
  • Tommy Brown (2015)
  • R.L. Burnside (2014)
  • Paul Butterfield (2006)
  • Gus Cannon (2010)
  • Leroy Carr (1982)
  • Vivian Carter (2011, non-performer)
  • Ray Charles (1982)
  • Samuel Charters (2011, non-performer)
  • Clifton Chenier (1989)
  • Leonard Chess (1995, non-performer)
  • Phil Chess (1995, non-performer)
  • Eric Clapton (2015)
  • Dave Clark (2013, non-performer)
  • Otis Clay (2013)
  • Eddy Clearwater (2016)
  • Albert Collins (1986)
  • James Cotton (2006)
  • Tommy Couch, Sr. (2016, non-performer)
  • Robert Cray (2011)
  • Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup (1994)
  • Reverend Gary Davis (2009)
  • Walter Davis (2005)
  • Bo Diddley (2004)
  • Willie Dixon (1980)
  • Fats Domino (2003)
  • Dr. John (2007)
  • Champion Jack Dupree (1993)
  • David “Honeyboy” Edwards (1996)
  • Ahmet Ertegün (2007, non-performer)
  • Sleepy John Estes (1991)
  • Blind Boy Fuller (2004)
  • Lowell Fulson (1993)
  • Henry Glover (2013, non-performer)
  • Peter Guralnick (2010, non-performer)
  • Buddy Guy (1985)
  • John Hammond (2008, non-performer)
  • John Hammond, Jr. (2011)
  • W. C. Handy (2010)
  • Slim Harpo (1985)
  • Wynonie Harris (1994)
  • Billie Holiday (1991)
  • Earl Hooker (2013)
  • John Lee Hooker (1980)
  • Lightnin’ Hopkins (1980)
  • Big Walter Horton (1982)
  • Son House (1980)
  • Howlin’ Wolf (1980)
  • Alberta Hunter (2011)
  • Mississippi John Hurt (1988)
  • J. B. Hutto (1985)
  • Bruce Iglauer (1997, non-performer)
  • Elmore James (1980)
  • Etta James (2001)
  • Skip James (1992)
  • Blind Lemon Jefferson (1980)
  • Buddy Johnson (2012)
  • Ella Johnson (2012)
  • Jimmy Johnson (2016)
  • Lonnie Johnson (1990)
  • Robert Johnson (1980)
  • Tommy Johnson (1986)
  • Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones (2007)
  • Louis Jordan (1983)
  • Mike Kappus (2014, non-performer)
  • Albert King (1983)
  • B. B. King (1980)
  • Freddie King (1982)
  • Bob Koester (1996, non-performer)
  • Denise LaSalle (2011)
  • Lead Belly (1986)
  • Mike Leadbitter (2009, non-performer)
  • J. B. Lenoir (2011)
  • Lazy Lester (2012)
  • Furry Lewis (2012)
  • Horst Lippmann (2012, non-performer)
  • Little Milton (1988)
  • Little Richard (2015)
  • Little Walter (1980)
  • Robert Lockwood, Jr. (1989)
  • Alan Lomax (1994, non-performer)
  • John Lomax (1994, non-performer)
  • Magic Sam (1982)
  • Taj Mahal (2009)
  • Cosimo Matassa (2013, non-performer)
  • John Mayall (2016)
  • Percy Mayfield (1987)
  • Jimmy McCracklin (2008)
  • Fred McDowell (1991)
  • Brownie McGhee (1997)
  • Lillian Shedd McMurry (1998, non-performer)
  • Big Jay McNeely (2014)
  • Jay McShann (1988)
  • Blind Willie McTell (1981)
  • Lester Melrose (1999, non-performer)
  • Memphis Jug Band (2016)
  • Memphis Minnie (1980)
  • Memphis Slim (1989)
  • Big Maceo Merriweather (2002)
  • Amos Milburn (2010)
  • Roy Milton (2006)
  • Mississippi Sheiks (2008)
  • Little Brother Montgomery (2013)
  • Matt "Guitar" Murphy (2012)
  • Charlie Musselwhite (2010)
  • Theresa Needham (2001, non-performer)
  • Robert Nighthawk (1983)
  • Gene Nobles (1994, non-performer)
  • Jim O’Neal (2002, non-performer)
  • Paul Oliver (2008, non-performer)
  • Johnny Otis (2000)
  • Robert Palmer (2001, non-performer)
  • Little Junior Parker (2001)
  • Charley Patton (1980)
  • “Sunshine” Sonny Payne (2010, non-performer)
  • Pinetop Perkins (2003)
  • Sam Phillips (1998, non-performer)
  • Doc Pomus (2012, non-performer)
  • Bob Porter (2009, non-performer)
  • Professor Longhair (1981)
  • Ma Rainey (1983)
  • Bonnie Raitt (2010)
  • Fritz Rau (2012, non-performer)
  • Jimmy Reed (1980)
  • John Richbourg (1994, non-performer)
  • Don Robey (2014, non-performer)
  • Bobby Robinson (2006, non-performer)
  • Jimmie Rodgers (2013)
  • Jimmy Rogers (1995)
  • Art Rupe (2007, non-performer)
  • Bobby Rush (2006)
  • Otis Rush (1984)
  • Son Seals (2009)
  • Eddie Shaw (2014
  • Johnny Shines (1992)
  • Dick Shurman (2014, non-performer)
  • Bessie Smith (1980)
  • Otis Spann (1980)
  • Pervis Spann (2012, non-performer)
  • H. C. Speir (2005, non-performer)
  • Wolf Stephenson (2016, non-performer)
  • Frank Stokes (2012)
  • Chris Strachwitz (1999, non-performer)
  • Hubert Sumlin (2008)
  • Sunnyland Slim (1991)
  • Roosevelt Sykes (1999)
  • Tampa Red (1981)
  • Eddie Taylor (1987)
  • Hound Dog Taylor (1984)
  • Koko Taylor (1997)
  • Sonny Terry (1986)
  • Sister Rosetta Tharpe (2007)
  • Irma Thomas (2009)
  • Rufus Thomas (2001)
  • Big Mama Thornton (1984)
  • Allen Toussaint (2012)
  • Ike Turner (2005)
  • Big Joe Turner (1983)
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan (2000)
  • Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson (2014)
  • Joe Lous Walker (2013)
  • T-Bone Walker (1980)
  • Sippie Wallace (2003)
  • Dinah Washington (2003)
  • Dick Waterman (2000, non-performer)
  • Muddy Waters (1980)
  • Johnny “Guitar” Watson (2008)
  • Pete Welding (1996, non-performer)
  • Junior Wells (1998)
  • Jerry Wexler (2006, non-performer)
  • Peetie Wheatstraw (2008)
  • Bukka White (1990)
  • Big Joe Williams (1992)
  • Jody Williams (2013)
  • J. Mayo Williams (2004, non-performer)
  • Robert “Pete” Williams (2014)
  • Sonny Boy Williamson I (1980)
  • Sonny Boy Williamson II (1980)
  • Johnny Winter (1988)
  • Jimmy Witherspoon (2008)
  • John W. Work III (2011, non-performer)

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