Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lonnie Brooks, Charlie Musselwhite, Bonnie Raitt named to Blues Hall of Fame

The Blues Foundation has announced the inductees for the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010, including Lonnie Brooks, Charlie Musselwhite and Bonnie Raitt.

The induction ceremony will be held on Wednesday, May 5, at the Memphis Marriott Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee, the night before the 31st Blues Music Awards.
The Hall of Fame committee, consisting of scholars, record producers, radio programmers, and historians, is chaired by Jim O'Neal, founding editor of Living Blues.

Here is the complete list of the 2010 inductees:

Classic of Blues Literature
The Bluesmen by Samuel Charters

Classic of Blues Recording - Single or Album Track
"All Your Love (I Miss Loving)" -- Otis Rush (Cobra, 1958)
"Fever" -- Little Willie John (King, 1956)
"Key to the Highway" -- Big Bill Broonzy (OKeh, 1941)
"Match Box Blues" -- Blind Lemon Jefferson (OKeh and Paramount, 1927)
"Spoonful" -- Howlin' Wolf (Chess, 1960)

Classic of Blues Recordings - Album
Hung Down Head by Lowell Fulson (Chess LP, 1970; CD, 1996)
I Hear Some Blues Downstairs by Fenton Robinson (Alligator LP, 1977; CD, 1991)
Strong Persuader by Robert Cray (Mercury LP/CD, 1986)

Peter Guralnick
Sonny Payne

Amos Milburn
Bonnie Raitt
Charlie Musselwhite
Cus Cannon and Cannon's Jug Stompers
Lonnie Brooks
W.C. Handy

Blues Foundation Web site