1985 - 6th Annual Blues Awards

Band of the Year
Albert Collins & the Icebreakers 

Contemporary Blues Album (Foreign)
I Didn't Give a Damn if Whites Bought It! - Jimmy Johnson/Eddy Clearwater (Red Lightning/England)
 
Contemporary Blues Album (US)
Bad Axe - Son Seals (Alligator)
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Koko Taylor
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Robert Cray
 
Entertainer of the Year
Koko Taylor
 
Instrumentalist of the Year
Stevie Ray Vaughan
 
Single of the Year
My Toot Toot - Rockin' Sidney (Maison De Soul)
 
Song of the Year
My Toot Toot - written by Sidney Simien; recorded by Rockin' Sidney
 
Traditional Blues Album
Nothin' But The Blues - Joe Williams (Delos)
 
Traditional Blues Female Artist
Alberta Hunter
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist
John Lee Hooker
 
Vintage/Reissue (Foreign)
The Chess Box--Muddy Waters (P-Vine Special-Chess/Japan)
 
Vintage/Reissue Album (US)
Rare And Unissued--Muddy Waters (Chess)
 
Vocalist of the Year
Koko Taylor