1987 - 8th Annual Blues Awards

Band of The Year
Albert Collins & the Ice Breakers
James Cotton Band
Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
Robert Cray Band
Roomful of Blues
 
Blues Single
A Real Good Woman/Annie Mae's Cafe - Little Milton
Right Next Door (Because Of Me)/New Blood - Robert Cray
Smoking Gun/Fantasized - Robert Cray
Strokin'/Love Me With A Feeling - Clarence Carter
Whooo-Wee Sweet Daddy!/No Bread, No Meat - Katie Webster
 
Blues Song of The Year
Cold Is The Night - D. Walker (Joe Louis Walker)
Corner Of The Blanket - D. Kinsey, K. Kinsey (Donald Kinsey & the Kinsey Report)
Everything I Do Brings Me Closer To The Blues - Ed Williams (Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials)
Right Next Door (Because of Me) - Dennis Walker (Robert Cray)
Smoking Gun - D. Amy, R. Cray, R. Cousins (Robert Cray)
 
Contemporary Blues Album (Foreign)
Chicago Blues Sessions Vol. 3 - Magic Slim & the Teardrops
I Got Money - A.C. Reed /Maurice John Vaughan
Live At The Palais - Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
Mind Trouble - Eddie C. Campbell
Straight Shoot - Carey & Lurrie Bell
 
Contemporary Blues Album (US)
Cold Is The Night - Joe Louis Walker
Cold Snap - Albert Collins
One More For The Road - Charles Brown
Roughhousin' - Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials
Strong Persuader - Robert Cray
Tenth Anniversary Anthology Vol. 1 (Antone's) - Various
The New Bluebloods - Various
 
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Denise LaSalle
Etta James
Gloria Hardiman
Katie Webster
Koko Taylor
 
Contemporary Blues Male Artist
Albert Collins
B.B. King
Joe Louis Walker
Lil' Ed Williams
Robert Cray
 
Entertainer of The Year
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins
 
Instrumentalist of The Year-Guitar
Albert Collins
Buddy Guy
Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Robert Cray
Ronnie Earl
 
Instrumentalist of Tthe Year-Other
Carey Bell
Clarence Gatemouth Brown
Harmonica Phil Wiggins
James Cotton
Rod Piazza
Sam Myers
Stanley "Buckwheat" Dural
Sugar Blue
 
Traditional Blues Female Artist
Elizabeth Cotten
Etta Baker
Jeannie Cheatham
Jessie Mae Hemphill
Linda Hopkins
Prescious Bryant
 
Traditional Blues Male Artist
James "Son" Thomas
John Lee Hooker
Robert Jr. Lockwood
Snooks Eaglin
Sunnyland Slim
 
Vintage/Reissue Album (Foreign)
1935-1942 - Tampa Red
Baby Won't You Jump With Me - Lowell Fulson
Let's Cut It - Elmore James
One Nighter Blues - B.B. King
Texas Bordertown Blues - Long John Hunter
 
Vintage/Reissue Album (US)
Just Pickin' - Freddy King
Moanin' In the Moonlight - Howlin' Wolf
Rhythm & Blues Years - Big Joe Turner
The Atco Sessions - Guitar Slim
The Best Of Little Walter - Little Walter
 
Vocalist of The Year
Etta James
Johnny Adams
Jr. Wells
Otis Rush
Robert Cray