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2006 Blues Music Awards Go To....
28th May 2006

The Late Little Milton Scoops 4 Blues Foundation Awards

On the evening of 5th May 2006 at a star-studded and fun fun evening, the 2006 Blues Music Awards were given out in 25 categories.

The evening's most honored nominee was the late Little Milton. His widow Pat was on hand to accept the four awards he received as a result of the votes cast by Blues Foundation members. The four awards are: Soul Blues Male Artist; Soul Blues Album for Think of Me; Song of the Year for "Think of Me" and Album of the Year, also for Think of Me. There were two other multiple winners.
The legendary Hubert Sumlin
Hubert Sumlin

Legendary guitarist Hubert Sumlin took home two awards for Best Guitarist and for Traditional Blues Album for "About Them Shoes".

Paul Oscher First-time winner Paul Oscher, blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist, (harmonica, guitar, piano, melodica, and bass harp), was selected as the Acoustic Artist of the Year and his Down in the Delta was chosen as the Acoustic Album of the Year.

Other first time honorees included: Eddie Shaw, Al Kooper, Mookie Brill, Janiva Magness, Tab Benoit and Zac Harmon.
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers - Band of the Year 2006
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers

The B.B. King Entertainer of the Year award went to Buddy Guy and the Band of the Year is Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers.


Acoustic Album of the Year - Down In The Delta - Paul Oscher
Acoustic Artist of the Year - Paul Oscher
Album of the Year Think of Me - Little Milton
B.B. King Entertainer of the Year - Buddy Guy
Band of the Year - Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers
Best New Artist Debut Zac Harmon - The Blues According to Zacariah
Comeback Album of the Year Black Coffee - Al Kooper
Contemporary Blues Album of the Year Fever For The Bayou - Tab Benoit
Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year - Janiva Magness
Kim Wilson (ight) and his Fablous Thunderbirds...then
The Fabulous Thunderbirds
Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year - Kim Wilson
Historical Album of the Year - Hoochie Coochie Man: Complete Chess Recordings, Volume 2, 1952-1958 - Muddy Waters, (Chess/Hip-O Select)
Instrumentalist-Bass - Mookie Brill
Instrumentalist-Drums - Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
Instrumentalist-Guitar Hubert Sumlin
Instrumentalist-Harmonica - Charlie Musselwhite
Instrumentalist-Horn - Eddie Shaw
Kim Wilson... now
Kim Wilson - copyright acknowledged

Instrumentalist-Other - Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown - Fiddle
Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year - Marcia Ball
Song of the Year - "Think Of Me", written by Jon Tiven, Milton Campbell, Pete Shoulder, performed by Little Milton, Think Of Me
Soul Blues Album of the Year - Think of Me - Little Milton
Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year - Mavis Staples
Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year - Little Milton
Traditional Album of the Year - About Them Shoes - Hubert Sumlin
Traditional Blues Female Artist of the Year - Etta James
Traditional Blues Male Artist of the Year - B.B. King

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