The Blues Hall of Fame has announced the 2014 inductees to the Blues Hall of Fame. Five people are to be inducted into the “Artist” category, five songs in the “Classic of Blues Recording: Single or Album Track“, and two albums in the “Classic of Blues Recording: Album“ category. Exclusively at the American Blues Scene, listen to ALL of the music being inducted in this article!
The induction ceremony will be held Wednesday, May 7, at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown in Memphis, Tennessee, the night before the 35th Blues Music Awards. With living musicians like B.B. King and Buddy Guy, and legends like Muddy Waters and Koko Taylor, the Blues Hall of Fame consists of blues music’s best and brightest stars.
The Blues Foundation is now in the final stages of raising the capital needed to showcase these legendary performers and their work with Blues Hall of Fame exhibits at its 421 S. Main headquarters in downtown Memphis. The Blues Hall of Fame will honor inductees year round, provide interactive and educational exhibits, and create a place for serious blues fans, casual visitors, and students to congregate, celebrate and learn more about the Blues. The Raise the Roof! campaign hopes to raise the remaining funds necessary to commence construction in June of this year.
Big Jay McNeely
Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson
Robert Pete Williams
Classic of Blues Recording: Single or Album Track
“After Hours” – Erskine Hawkins and His Orchestra (Bluebird, 1940)
“Catfish Blues” – Robert Petway (Bluebird, 1941)
“High Water Everywhere, Parts I & II” – Charley Patton (Paramount, 1930)
“It’s Tight Like That” – Tampa Red & Georgia Tom (Vocalion, 1928)
“Milk Cow Blues” – Kokomo Arnold (Decca, 1934)
Classic of Blues Recording: Album
“Moanin in the Moonlight” – Howlin’ Wolf
“Hawk Squat! – J.B. Hutto (Delmark, 1969)