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March 19, 2006

Blues Hall of Fame 2006 Inductees

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cindy mcleod

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The Blues Foundation Inducts 15 to The Blues Hall of Fame

James Cotton and Bobby Rush Among 2006 Hall of Fame Inductees

The Blues Foundation will induct 15 new members into the Blues Hall of Fame at its annual Charter Members’ Dinner on May 10 in Memphis, Tennessee. The Blues Foundation will pay tribute to esteemed individuals, literature, and recordings that have been selected by a committee of Blues music authorities. The event occurs the night before the 2006 Blues Music Awards, which will be presented at the Cook Convention Center on May 11,, 2006.

The 2006 Blues Hall of Fame inductees include performers James Cotton and Bobby Rush, as well as deceased legends Paul Butterfield and Roy Milton. Legendary record producers Bobby Robinson and Jerry Wexler and record label executives the Bihari Brothers– Joe, Jules, Les, and Saul – will also be honored. The classic book “Chasin’ That Devil Music” by Gayle Dean Wardlow and edited by Edward Komara, and British magazine “Blues & Rhythm” will be inducted for their noteworthy contributions to Blues literature. Honored singles are “Devil Got My Woman” by Skip Jameson Paramount, “Honky Tonk, Parts 1 & 2” by Bill Doggett on King, and “Hound Dog” by Big Mama Thornton on Peacock. In addition, three classic albums have been selected: Screamin’ and Hollerin’ the Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton on Revenant, Tell Mama by Etta Jameson Cadet, and I Do Not Play No Rock ‘N’ Roll by Mississippi Fred McDowell on Capitol.

For more information visit www.blues.org

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