1996 Living Blues Awards

Critics' Awards:

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Luther Allison

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Guitar)
Luther Allison 

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Harmonica)
Charlie Musselwhite 

Most Outstanding Blues Singer
B.B. King

Best Live Performer
Luther Allison 

Best Blues Album of 1995 (New Recording)
Luther Allison, Blue Streak (Alligator)

Best Blues Album of 1995 (Historical Recording)
T-Bone Walker, The Complete Capitol Black & White (Capitol) 

Best Blues Song of 1995
Luther Allison, Cherry Red Wine 

Most Outstanding Blues Singer
(tie) Little Milton and B.B. King

Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Bonnie Lee

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Bass)
Willie Kent

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Other Instrument)
Howard Armstrong (violin)

Comeback Artist of the Year
Little Sammy Davis

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Drums)
Sam Carr

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Keyboards)
Omar Sharriff

Artist Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Omar Sharriff

Most Outstanding Blues Musician(s) (Sax, Trumpet, or Horn Section)
Eddie Shaw

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Harmonica)
Carey Bell

Best Blues Album of 1995 (Traditional or Country Blues)
Corey Harris, Between Night and Day (Alligator)

Best Zydeco Album of 1995
C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Too Much Fun (Alligator)

Best Blues Album of 1995 (Historical-Postwar)
J.B. Lenoir Vietnam Blues-The Complete L+R Recordings (Evidence)

Best Debut Album of 1995
Paul "Wine" Jones, Mule (Fat Possum/Capricorn) 

Best Cover Art/ Photo, 1995 Blues Release (tie)
Ollie Nightingale, I’ll Drink Your Bath Water, Baby (Ecko)
Mem Shannon, A Cab Driver's Blues (Hannibal)

Best Blues Album of 1995 (New Recording-Soul/Blues)
Lee Shot Williams, Cold Shot (Black Magic)

Producer of the Year (New Recordings)
Dick Shurman

Best Liner Notes, 1995 Blues Release(s)
Cub Koda, various reissues for AVI/Excello

Producer/Compiler of the Year (Historical recordings)
Jerry Gordon, Evidence

Best Blues Album of 1995 (Historical-Prewar)
Sippie Wallace, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order
(1923-1945), Vols. 1&2 (Document)

Readers' Awards

Blues Artist of the Year (Male)
Luther Allison

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Guitar)
Luther Allison

Best Live Performer
Luther Allison

Best Blues Album of 1995 (New Recording)
Luther Allison, Blue Streak (Alligator)

Best Blues Song of 1995
Luther Allison, Cherry Red Wine

Blues Artist of the Year (Female)
Koko Taylor

Most Outstanding Blues Musician (Keyboard)
Pinetop Perkins