2006 Blues Music Awards

Acoustic Album of The Year

A Ship Called Love - Eric Bibb
Birthright - James Blood Ulmer
Down In The Delta - Paul Oscher
In Your Arms Again - John Hammond
Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul - Maria Muldaur
 
Acoustic Artist of The Year
Corey Harris
Doug MacLeod
Eric Bibb
Paul Oscher
Rory Block
 
Album of The Year
About Them Shoes - Hubert Sumlin
Anything Can Happen - Magic Slim & the Teardrops
Sadie Mae - Nick Moss & the Flip-Tops
That Represent Man - The Mannish Boys
Think of Me - Little Milton
 
B.B. King Entertainer of The Year
Bobby Rush
Buddy Guy
Little Milton
Magic Slim
Marcia Ball
 
Band of The Year
Fabulous Thunderbirds
Holmes Brothers
Little Charlie & The Nightcats
Magic Slim and The Teardrops
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers
 
Best New Artist Debut
Billy Gibson - The Billy Gibson Band
Duwayne Burnside - Under Pressure
Eddie Turner - Rise
Mitch Kashmar - Nickels and Dimes
 
Comeback Album of The Year
Better To Have It - Bobby Purify
Black Coffee - Al Kooper
Club Caravan - Big George Brock
Flash Forward - The Siegel-Schwall Band
Soul Sanctuary - Hollywood Blue Flames
 
Contemporary Blues Album of The Year
Fever For The Bayou - Tab Benoit
Gettin' My Groove Back - Elvin Bishop
Live! Down The Road - Marcia Ball
Soul Shaker - Tommy Castro
The Soul Truth - Shemekia Copeland
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of The Year
Debbie Davies
Janiva Magness
Marcia Ball
Shemekia Copeland
Susan Tedeschi
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of The Year
Alvin Youngblood Hart
Kim Wilson
Sonny Landreth
Tab Benoit
Tommy Castro
 
Historical Album of The Year
Hoochie Coochie Man: Complete Chess Recordings, Volume 2, 1952-1958 - Muddy Waters, (Chess/Hip-O Select)
Stompin' At Mother Blues - J.B. Hutto, ( Delmark Records)
Strictly Live in '85...Plus! - James Harman, (Pacific Blues)
The Essential Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal, (Legacy Recordings)
The Great Johnny Adams Blues Album - Johnny Adams, (Rounder Records)
 
Instrumentalist-Bass
Bill Stuve
Bob Stroger
Larry Taylor
Michael "Mudcat" Ward
Mookie Brill
 
Instrumentalist-Drums
Jimi Bott
Popsy Dixon
Sam Carr
Sam Lay
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
 
Instrumentalist-Guitar
Bob Margolin
Charlie (Little Charlie) Baty
Hubert Sumlin
Kirk Fletcher
Ronnie Earl
Sonny Landreth
 
Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Carey Bell
Charlie Musselwhite
James Cotton
Kim Wilson
Rick Estrin
 
Instrumentalist-Horn
Big James Montgomery
Calvin Owens
Eddie Shaw
Greg Piccolo
Mark Kazanoff
Sax Gordon
 
Instrumentalist-Other
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Fiddle
Otis Taylor - Banjo
Rich DelGrosso - Mandolin
Robert Randolph - Pedal steel
Sonny Rhodes - Lap Steel
 
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of The Year
Dr. John
Henry Butler
Honey Piazza
Jon Cleary
Marcia Ball
 
Song of The Year
"Dubb's Talkin' Politician Blues", written by Doug MacLeod, performed by Doug MacLeod, Dubb
"Think Of Me", written by Jon Tiven, Milton Campbell, Pete Shoulder, performed by Little Milton, Think Of Me
"Twenty", written by Robert Cray, performed by Robert Cray, Twenty
"What the Hell is Going On", written by Elvin Bishop, performed by Elvin Bishop, Gettin' My Groove Back
"Who Stole My Radio?", written by John Hahn & Joe Hudson, performed by Shemekia Copeland, The Soul Truth
 
Soul Blues Album of The Year
I'm From Phunkville - Mem Shannon
I've Got My Own Hell to Raise - Betty LaVette
Make Do With What You Got - Solomon Burke
Night Fishin' - Bobby Rush
Respect Yourself - Otis Clay
Think of Me - Little Milton
 
Soul Blues Female Artist of The Year
Bettye LaVette
Denise LaSalle
Irma Thomas
Mavis Staples
Sista Monica Parker
 
Soul Blues Male Artist of The Year
Bobby Rush
Little Milton
Mem Shannon
Mighty Sam McClain
Solomon Burke
 
Traditional Album of The Year
About Them Shoes - Hubert Sumlin
Anything Can Happen - Magic Slim and the Teardrops
Jukin' at Bettie's - Willie King
Sadie Mae - Nick Moss & the Flip Tops
That Represent Man - The Mannish Boys
 
Traditional Blues Female Artist of The Year
Ann Rabson
Etta James
Koko Taylor
Maria Muldaur
Nora Jean Bruso
Precious Bryant
Ruth Brown
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist of The Year
B.B. King
Hubert Sumlin
Magic Slim
Robert Lockwood Jr.
Willie King