GRAMMY AWARDS

Below is the list of all past Grammy Awards winners in Blues and Ethnic categories.

2014 - 56th Awards
Best Blues Album - Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite - Get Up!

2013 - 55th Awards
Best Blues Album - Dr. John - Locked Down

2012 - 54th Awards
Best Blues Album - Tedeschi Trucks Band - Revelator

2011 - 53rd Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - Joined At The Hip
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Buddy Guy - Living Proof

2010 - 52nd Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - Ramblin' Jack Elliott - A Stranger Here
Best Contemporary Blues Album - The Derek Trucks Band - Roadsongs

2009 - 51st Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - B.B. King - One Kind Favor
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Dr. John and The Lower 911 - City That Care Forgot

2008 - 50th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - Henry James Townsend, Joe Willie "Pinetop" Perkins, Robert Lockwood, Jr. & David "Honeyboy" Edwards - Last Of The Great Mississippi Delta Bluesmen: Live In Dallas
Best Contemporary Blues Album - JJ Cale & Eric Clapton - The Road To Escondido

2007 - 49th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - Ike Turner - Risin' With The Blues
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Irma Thomas - After The Rain

2006 - 48th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - B.B. King & Friends - 80
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Delbert McClinton - Cost Of Living

2005 - 47th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - Etta James - Blues To The Bone
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Keb' Mo' - Keep It Simple

2004 - 46th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - Buddy Guy - Blues Singer
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Etta James - Let's Roll

2003 - 45th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - B.B. King - A Christmas Celebration Of Hope
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On Me

2002 - 44th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - Jimmie Vaughan - Do You Get The Blues?
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Delbert McClinton - Nothing Personal

2001 - 43rd Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - B.B. King & Eric Clapton - Riding With The King
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Taj Mahal and The Phantom Blues Band - Shoutin' In Key

2000 - 42nd Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - B.B. King - Blues On The Bayou
Best Contemporary Blues Album - The Robert Cray Band - Take Your Shoes Off

1999 - 41st Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - Otis Rush - Any Place I'm Going
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Keb' Mo' - Slow Down

1998 - 40th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - John Lee Hooker - Don't Look Back
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Taj Mahal - Señor Blues

1997 - 39th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - James Cotton - Deep In The Blues
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Keb' Mo' - Just Like You

1996 - 38th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - John Lee Hooker - Chill Out
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Buddy Guy - Slippin' In

1995 - 37th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - Eric Clapton - From The Cradle
Best Contemporary Blues Album  - Father Father - Pops Staples

1994 - 36th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - B.B. King - Blues Summit
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Buddy Guy - Feels Like Rain

1993 - 35th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - Dr. John - Goin' Back To New Orleans
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - The Sky Is Crying

1992 - 34th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Album - B.B. King - Live At The Apollo
Best Contemporary Blues Album - Buddy Guy - Damn Right, I've Got The Blues

1991 - 33rd Awards
Best Traditional Blues Recording - B.B. King - Live At San Quentin
Best Contemporary Blues Recording - Vaughan Brothers - Family Style

1990 - 32nd Awards
Best Traditional Blues Recording - Bonnie Raitt & John Lee Hooker - I'm In The Mood
Best Contemporary Blues Recording - Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - In Step

1989 - 31st Awards
Best Traditional Blues Recording - Willie Dixon - Hidden Charms
Best Contemporary Blues Recording - The Robert Cray Band - Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

1988 - 30th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Recording - Professor Longhair - Houseparty New Orleans Style
Best Contemporary Blues Recording - The Robert Cray Band - Strong Persuader

1987 - 29th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Recording - Robert Cray, Albert Collins & Johnny Copeland - Showdown!

1986 - 28th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Recording - B.B. King - My Guitar Sings The Blues

1985 - 27th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Recording - John Hammond, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Sugar Blue, Koko Taylor & The Blues Machine, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, J.B. Hutto & The New Hawks - Blues Explosion

1984 - 26th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Recording - B.B. King - Blues 'N' Jazz

1983 - 25th Awards
Best Traditional Blues Recording - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Alright Again

1982 - 24th Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - B.B. King - There Must Be A Better World Somewhere

1981 - 23rd Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - Norman Dayron (producer) - Rare Blues

1980 - 22nd Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - Muddy Waters - Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live

1979 - 21st Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - Muddy Waters - I'm Ready

1978 - 20th Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - Muddy Waters - Hard Again

1977 - 19th Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - John Hartford - Mark Twang

1976 - 18th Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - Muddy Waters - The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album

1975 - 17th Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - Doc Watson & Merle Watson - Two Days in November

1974 - 16th Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - Doc Watson - Then And Now

1973 - 15th Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - Muddy Waters - The London Muddy Waters Session

1972 - 14th Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - Muddy Waters - They Call Me Muddy Waters

1971 - 13th Awards
Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording - T-Bone Walker - Good Feelin'

Notes: 
Until 1971 Blues performers were not eligible for Grammy Awards;
From 1971 to 1982 category where Blues performers competed was called "Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording";
Finally "Best Traditional Blues Recording" category was introduced in 1983 and lasted until 1988;
In 1988 "Best Contemporary Blues Recording" category was added;
In 1992 term "Recording" was replaced by the term "Album";
From 2012 due to elimination of various categories, only "Best Blues Album" category was left for Blues performers to compete.