Blues Music Awards – 2006

2006 was the year when the Blues Foundation changed the name of the W.C. Handy Awards to the Blues Music Awards. The award ceremony and the VIP dinner the night before took place on May 10-11, 2006 in Memphis, Tennessee. As is the case each year, this event represents a gathering of all aspects of the blues industry. This event reflects the achievements of the year before. Enjoy these photographs from the 2006 Blues Music Awards.


Kim Danielson, Bob Corritore, Shemekia Copeland – We Had All Been Together One Week Before in France at the Bay-Car Blues Festival

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Kim Wilson & Bob Corritore – Kim Wilson Received an Award That Night: Contemporary Blues Male Artist of the Year

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Jimbo & Olga Mathus

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Bob Corritore & Dorothy Moore (Famous for Her Song Misty Blue)

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Bob Corritore, Big Pete Pearson, Chip Eagle (The Man Behind Blueswax & Blues Revue Magazine)

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Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Paul Oscher, Bob Stroger

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Taj Mahal Congratulating Janiva Magness Shortly After She Received a BMA for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year – Look at the Beautiful Smile on Janiva’s Face!

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Mr. & Mrs. Big George Brock

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Amanda Taylor & Joe Bihari

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Other Party Guests

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Suzan Lori-Parks & Paul Oscher

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Paul Oscher & James Cotton

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Ann Rabson & Pinetop Perkins

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Kirk “Eli” Fletcher

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Kid Ramos & His Portrait

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Gabriel Butterfield, Son of Paul Butterfield, Accepting a Blues Hall of Fame Award for His Late Father

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Pinetop Perkins & Kim Danielson

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A Proud Bobby Rush After Being Admitted Into the Blues Hall of Fame

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Old Friends Tom Leavey & Bob Corritore

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Kim Danielson, Bob Corritore, Big Pete Pearson, Sung Mae Eager

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Magic Slim & Kim Danielson

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Amanda Taylor (Holding Kim Wilson’s BMA Award) & Kim Danielson

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Shemekia Copeland & Her Beau Orlando Wright

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Junior Watson, Rod Piazza, Johnny Dyer – The West Coast Blues Contingent

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James Cotton Being Admitted Into the Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame

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