2003 - 24th W.C. Handy Blues Awards

Acoustic Blues Album of The Year

Alvin "Youngblood" Hart, Down in the Alley
Big Jack Johnson, Memphis Bar-B-Que Sessions
Cephas & Wiggins, Somebody Told the Truth
Guy Davis, Give In Kind
Precious Bryant, Fool Me Good
 
Acoustic Blues-Artist of The Year
Alvin "Youngblood" Hart
Cephas & Wiggins
Corey Harris
John Hammond
Otis Taylor
 
Best New Artist Debut
Ana Popovic-Hush!
Nick Moss & The Flip Tops - Got A New Plan
Precious Bryant-Fool Me Good
Richard Johnston-Foot Hill Stomp
Robert Randolph & The Family Band-Live at the Wetlands
 
Blues Album of The Year
Big Jack Johnson, Memphis Bar-B-Que Sessions
Charlie Musselwhite, One Night in America
Shemekia Copeland, Talking to Strangers
Solomon Burke, Don't Give Up On Me
W.C. Clark, From Austin With Soul
 
Blues Band of The Year
Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets with Sam Myers
Little Charlie and The Nightcats
Magic Slim & The Teardrops
Shemekia Copeland Band
Taj Mahal's Phantom Blues Band
 
Blues Entertainer of The Year
B.B. King
Deborah Coleman
Magic Slim
Shemekia Copeland
Solomon Burke
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Bass
Bill Stuve
Bob Stroger
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones
Johnny B. Gayden
Willie Kent
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Drums
Chris Layton
Jimi Bott
Sam Carr
Sam Lay
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Guitar
Anson Funderburgh
Duke Robillard
Joe Louis Walker
Magic Slim
Roy Rogers
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Harmonica
Charlie Musselwhite
James Cotton
Kim Wilson
Rod Piazza
Snooky Pryor
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Keyboards
Dr. John
Henry Butler
Honey Piazza
Marcia Ball
Pinetop Perkins
 
Blues Instrumentalist-Other
Clarence Gatemouth Brown (Fiddle)
Howard Armstrong (Mandolin)
Othar Turner (Fife)
Robert Randolph (Pedal Steel)
Sonny Rhodes (Lap Steel)
 
Blues Instrumentalists-Horns
A.C. Reed
Eddie Shaw
Mark “Kaz” Kazanoff
Memphis Horns
Roomful Of Blues Horns
 
Blues Song of The Year
"Downhome Sophisticate" M. Henry -Downhome Sophisticate--Corey Harris
"Let It Rain" Bobby Boyd, W.C. Clark , John Gray Gregson--From Austin With Soul--W.C. Clark
"Somebody Let the Devil Out" T. Horowitz--The Good, the Bad, The Chubby-Poppa Chubby
"Stepchild" Bob Dylan--Don't Give Up on Me--Solomon Burke
"Terrorized"--Willie King--Living in a New World--Willie King
 
Comeback Blues Album of The Year
Carla Thomas, Live in Memphis
Erwin Helfer, I'm Not Hungry. . .
Jimmy Cavallo, The Houserocker
Jody Williams, Return of a Legend
 
Contemporary Blues Album of The Year
Charlie Musselwhite, One Night in America
Joe Louis Walker, In the Morning
John Mooney, All I Want
Otis Taylor, Respect the Dead
Shemekia Copeland, Talking to Strangers
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of The Year
Deborah Coleman
Marcia Ball
Shemekia Copeland
Sue Foley
Susan Tedeschi
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of The Year
Charlie Musselwhite
Chris Thomas King
Joe Louis Walker
John Mooney
Larry Garner
 
Historical Blues Album of The Year
Alan Lomax Collection, Land Where the...
Albert King, Born Under a Bad Sign
Magic Sam, Rockin' Wild in Chicago
Mighty Joe Young, Mighty Joe Young
The Holmes Brothers, Righteous!
 
Soul/Blues Album of The Year
Etta James, Burnin' Down The House
Little Milton, Guitar Man
Sly & Jimmy Johnson, Two Johnsons Are Better Than One
Solomon Burke, Don't Give Up on Me
W.C. Clark, From Austin With Soul
 
Soul/Blues Female Artist of The Year
Denise LaSalle
E.C. Scott
Etta James
Irma Thomas
Toni Lynn Washington
 
Soul/Blues Male Artist of Tthe Year
Johnny Rawls
Little Milton Campbell
Mighty Sam McClain
Solomon Burke
W.C. Clark
 
Traditional Blues Album of The Year
James Cotton, 35th Anniversary Jam
Jody Willams, Return of a Legend
Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, Heads Up
Magic Slim and The Teardrops, Blue Magic
Snooky Pryor, Snooky Pryor & The MS Wrecking Crew
Willie King and the Liberators, Living in a New World
 
Traditional Blues Female Artist of The Year
Alberta Adams
Ann Rabson
Big Time Sarah
Koko Taylor
Shirley Johnson
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist of The Year
Big Jack Johnson
James Cotton
Magic Slim
R.L. Burnside
Snooky Pryor