Jus’ Blues Music Awards 2010, August 4

In Memphis in early August, the 10th annual Jus’ Blues Music Awards show will be held at the history Daisy Theater on Beale Street, the birthplace of rock & roll and the home of the blues. Sponsored by the Jus’ Blues Music Foundation, the awards show is just part of a long weekend of events that will see lots of live music.

The weekend begins on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 with “The Night Of The Living Legends,” an all-star event that includes a formal dinner and live music honoring the organization’s award winners. This year’s dinner and show will offer a “Tribute to the Legendary Albert King.”

Thursday morning, the organization will host a technology conference with the theme “Blues Got Soul” that is targeted at “music technology students, professionals and artists interested in promoting, marketing and driving sales via new technologies.” Thursday night will see the 10th Annual Jus’ Blues Music Awards at the Daisy Theater, the show providing hours of blues and soul music that will satisfy every listener’s ears! Friday night will feature the Jus’ Blues Juke Joint Club Crawl in Memphis that will feature many of the previous night’s award winners.

The Jus’ Blues Music Awards nominees are chosen by blues and soul music magazine writers, editors, radio personnel, internet radio, blues and soul music websites, blues fans and members of the Jus’ Blues Music Foundation make up the Jus` Blues Music Selection Committee. The public is invited to vote for their favorite nominees on the Jus’ Blues Music website.

This year’s Jus’ Blues Music Awards nominees:

Contemporary Blues Artist – Male

* Super Chikan
* Stevie J
* John Primer
* Kenny Neal
* Wes Mackey
* Grady Champion
* Mud Morganfield

Contemporary Blues Artist – Female

* Zakiya Hooker
* Zora Young
* Beverly “Guitar” Watkins
* Shemekia Copeland
* Sandra Hall
* B. B. Queen
* Tia Carroll

Contemporary Blues Song of the Year

* Magic Slim & The Teardrops – “Rough Dried”
* Zora Young – “The French Connection”
* Zac Harmon – “Hattie Mae”
* Quintus McCormick – “Hey Jodie!”
* Joe Louis Walker – “Between A Rock And The Blues”
* Bobby Rush – “Blind Snake”
* Chick Willis – “1,2,3,4,5 Shots of Whiskey”
* Zakiya Hooker – “Love Foreclosure”


Best Blues Radio Show

* DJ Godfather, KTOY-FM, Texarkana TX
* Jerry “Boogie” Mason, WMPR-FM, Jackson MS
* Louisiana Red, KNON-FM, Dallas TX
* Fantastic Fred, WANT-FM, Lebanon TN
* Cyreio Hughes, WGNL-FM, Greenwood MS
* Darrell “Dr. Love” Jones, KZRB-FM, Hooks TX
* Jeff Lee, WDIA-AM, Memphis TN
* Walter T, KOKY-FM, Little Rock AR

Best Blues Syndicated Radio Show

* B C Collins, BC Soul Shack Radio Show
* Da Wolf, The R&B Blues Revue
* Tyrone Da Don Davis, American Blues Network
* Val Jones, Southern Soul Top 20 Count Down

“Little Milton” Guitar Award for Outstanding Guitar Player

* Donnie Ray
* Lucky Peterson
* John Lee Hooker, Jr.
* Michael Burke
* Travis “Moonchild” Haddix
* Theodis Ealey
* Tyree Neal

Juke Joint Award (Best Blues Club)

* The Hole In The Wall, Pittsburg TX
* Club Ebony, Indianola MS
* RL’s Blues Palace, Dallas TX
* 930 Club Blues Cafe, Jackson MS
* Fifty Yardline, Glendora MS
* Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago IL
* CC Blues Club, Memphis TN
* The Lakeside, Oakland CA

Blues/Soul Song of the Year (Male)

* J. Blackfoot – “Meow”
* Mel Waiters – “Everything’s Going Up”
* Stan Mosley – “Lockdown”
* Latimore – “Around the World”
* Marvin Seesen – “My Dog Want Bark”
* Carl Marshall – “Look Good For You”
* James Smith – “Rumble in the Bedroom”
* Floyd Taylor – “Southern Soul Party”

Blues/Soul Woman

* Denise LaSalle
* Shirley Brown
* Trudy Lynn
* Pat Brown
* Millie Jackson
* Marlena
* Betty Padgett


Blues/Soul Label Award of the Year

* Ecko Records
* Wilbe Records
* Waldoxy Records
* CDS Records
* BnJ Records
* Brittney Records
* Deep Rush Records
* Brimstone Records

Southern Soul Song of the Year – Female

* Uvee Hayes – “Get Your Dance On”
* Nellie Tiger Travis – “Do What He Didn’t Do”
* Stephanie Pickett – “Run-N”
* Karen Wolfe – “Southern Soul Party Groove”
* Ms. Jody – “Ms. Jody’s Thang”
* Lacee – “I Ran A Good Man Away”
* Shirley Brown – “Upside Down”
* Lola – “Wash Your Hands”

Southern Soul Artist – Female

* Falisa Jayne
* Pat Cooley
* Sheba Potts Wright
* Deidra
* Bobbye “Doll” Johnson
* Toni Green
* Pantheress

Southern Soul Song of the Year – Male

* Vick Allen – “Forbidden Love Affair”
* Carl Sims – “One Night”
* Andre Lee – “One Night Stand”
* Jeff Floyd – “Shake Something Loose”
* Lee Shot William – “Love 753”
* L. J. Echols – “I’m Gone Party”
* T. K. Soul – “Rehab”
* The Revelations featuring Tre Williams – “I Really Don’t Know”

Southern Soul Artist – Male

* Mose Stovall
* O.B. Buchana
* Calvin Richardson
* Omar Cunningham
* Lil’ Fallay
* Ricky White

Most Popular Band or Combo

* The Revelations featuring Tre Williams
* The Homemade Jamz Blues Band
* Bigg Robb & Da’ Problum Solvas
* Chairman of the Board
* Black Ice Band (Denise Lasalle Band)
* Chocolate Buttermilk Band

Suggested Reading

* Bobby Rush Profile
* Kenny Neal Profile

Blues Awards

* 2010 Blues Hall of Fame Inductees
* Toronto Blues Society’s 2010 Maple Blues Awards
* Blues Music Awards 2010
* Living Blues Awards 2009
* 2009 Blues Blast Music Awards Nominees & Winners

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