1981 - 2nd Blues Awards

Blues Album (Foreign)
Drinkin' TNT 'N' Smokin' Dynamite - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells
Georgia Blues Today
In The Heart Of The Blues - Magic Slim
Live At Florence's - Hound Dog Taylor
Spoon's Life - Jimmy Witherspoon
The London Concert - Professor Longhair
 
Blues Album (U.S.)
Copeland Special - Johnny Copeland
From The Heart Of A Woman - Koko Taylor
King Bee - Muddy Waters
Stone Crazy - Buddy Guy
There Must Be A Better World Somewhere - B.B. King
 
Blues Single
I'd Rather Go Blind/Something Strange Going On - Koko Taylor
I'll Take Care Of You/Don't Go To Sleep On Me - Lonnie Brooks
Teardrop/Wonder Why/If You Need Me - Magic Slim & the Teardrops
There Must Be A Better World Somewhere/You're Going With Me - B.B. King
You'd Be A Millionaire/Sweet Vibrator - Bobby "Blue" Bland
 
Blues Vocalist
B.B. King
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Lonnie Brooks
Muddy Waters
Roy Brown
 
Entertainer of The Year
B.B. King
 
Female Artist
Alberta Hunter
Aretha Franklin
Big Mama Thornton
Koko Taylor
Queen Sylvia Embry
 
Instrumentalist of The Year
Albert Collins
B.B. King
Buddy Guy
Gatemouth Brown
Jay McShann
Magic Slim
 
Male Artist
Albert Collins
B.B. King
Bobby "Blue" Bland
Johnny Copeland
Muddy Waters
 
Vintage or Reissue Album (Foreign)
Blues from the Gutter - Champion Jack Dupree
Down In Mississippi - J.B. Lenoir
I Shoulda Been A Preacher - Little Johnny Taylor
Ike Turner's Kings Of Rhythm
LIVE - Magic Sam
More Real Folk Blues - Howlin' Wolf
Real Folk Blues - Muddy Waters
T-Bone Jumps Again - T-Bone Walker
 
Vintage or Reissue Album (U.S.)
Mardi Gras in New Orleans 1949-1957 - Professor Longhair
My Story - Chuck Willis
Swing Time In The Big Town - Lowell Fulson
The Original Johnny Otis Show, Vol. 2
Wild Women Don't Have The Blues - Ida Cox
Woke Up This Morning Blues In My Fingers - Lonnie Johnson