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Robert Johnson & Cream Honored
11th January 2006

Robert Johnson Studio Portrait

In February Robert Johnson will be awarded post humously, with a lifetime achievement award at the 2006 Grammy Award Ceremony.

The official Grammy announcement said; "Robert Johnson Despite his short time as a musician he died at only 27 Robert Johnson managed to make a huge name for himself. He is commonly referred to as "the greatest blues singer of all time," and is considered by many to be the most distinguished, renowned, and illustrious musician in the history of the Delta blues. When Johnson's complete recordings were released in 1990, it was the first blues album in history to sell more than 2 million copies. His legacy continues to live on and provide inspiration and reason for celebration today and for future generations."

Cream Cream (Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton) are also to be given a Lifetime Achievement award Considered one of the first jam bands, Cream's combination of blues and rock, along with their remarkably energetic style, left a permanent musical mark and established them as one of the greatest live bands of the '60s. They set a standard of inventiveness and originality, thus paving the road for many other hard and progressive rock bands that emerged after them.

Other Blues nominations are as follows - the winners will be announced on 8th February 2006:

Category 65
Best Traditional Blues Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Live! Down The Road - Marcia Ball
    [Alligator Records]

  • In Your Arms Again - John Hammond
    [Back Porch Records]

  • 80 - B.B. King & Friends
    [Geffen]

  • Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul - Maria Muldaur
    [Stony Plain Records]

  • About Them Shoes - Hubert Sumlin
    [Tone Cool / Artemis Records]


    Category 66
    Best Contemporary Blues Album (Vocal or Instrumental.)

  • Make Do With What You Got - Solomon Burke
    [Shout! Factory/The One]

  • Twenty - Robert Cray
    [Sanctuary]

  • Bring 'Em In - Buddy Guy
    [Silvertone/Zomba Label Group]

  • Cost Of Living - Delbert McClinton
    [New West Records]

  • Electric Blue Watermelon - North Mississippi Allstars
    [ATO Records]


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