1988 - 9th Annual Blues Music Awards

Band of The Year
Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets with Sam Myers
Chris Cain Band
Kinsey Report
 
Blues Single
Women Look At What Your'e Doing to Me/Nine Below Zero - Luther Johnson (Pulsar)
 
Blues Vocalist
Johnny Adams
Robert Cray
Sam Myers
 
Contemporary Blues Album (Foreign)
Airbusters - Hip Linkchain (Black Magic/Holland)
Chicago Blues Session Vol. 5 - Johnny B. Moore (Wolf/Austria)
Rides Again - Lazy Lester (Blue Horizon/England)
 
Contemporary Blues Album (US)
Edge Of The City - Kinsey Report (Alligator)
Sins - Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets (Blacktop)
The Gift - Joe Louis Walker (Hightone)
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Etta James
Katie Webster
Koko Taylor
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Albert Collins
Joe Louis Walker
Robert Cray
 
Entertainer of The Year
Little Milton
 
Instrumentalist of The Year-Guitar
Albert Collins
Buddy Guy
Ronnie Earl
 
Instrumentalist of The Year--Other
Billy Branch
Sam Myers
William Clarke
 
Song of The Year
A Soul That's Been Abused - Ronnie Earl/Hubert Sumlin and Mighty Sam
Changing Neighborhoods - Written by Sam Myers and Anson Funderburgh
Room With A View - Lowell Fulson and Billy Vera/Johnny Adams
 
Traditional Blues Album
Blues - Moses Rascoe (Flying Fish)
Chicago Style - Yank Rachell (Delmark)
Giants of Country Blues Guitar 1967-81 - Various Artists (Wolf/Austria)
 
Traditional Blues Female Artist
Jeannie Cheatham
Jessie Mae Hemphill
Queen Ida
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist
John Lee Hooker
Lowell Fulson
Moses Rascoe
 
Vintage/Reissue Album (Foreign)
Across The Tracks - B.B. King (Ace/England)
Burnin' - John Lee Hooker (Topline/England)
Killing Floor: Masterworks Vol. 5 - Howlin' Wolf (P-Vine Special-Chess/Japan)
 
Vintage/Reissue Album (US)
Down & Out Blues - Sonny Boy Williamson (Chess)
Real Folk Blues - Muddy Waters (Chess)
Sings The Blues - Clifton Chenier (Arhoolie)