Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album

Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album

The Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album has been awarded since 1983. From 2001 to 2003 the award recipients included the producers and engineers as well as the artists. Until 1992 the award was known as Best Traditional Blues Performance and was twice awarded to individual tracks rather than albums.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for music released in the previous year.


*Grammy Awards of 2007
**Ike Turner for "Risin' with the Blues"
*Grammy Awards of 2006
**B.B. King & Friends for "80"
*Grammy Awards of 2005
**Etta James for "Blues to the Bone"
*Grammy Awards of 2004
**Buddy Guy for "Blues Singer"
*Grammy Awards of 2003
**Anthony Daigle, John Holbrock (engineers/mixers) & B. B. King (producer & artist) for "A Christmas Celebration of Hope"
*Grammy Awards of 2002
**John P. Hampton, Jared Tuten (engineers) & Jimmie Vaughan (producer & artist) for "Do You Get the Blues?"
*Grammy Awards of 2001
**Simon Climie (producer), Alan Douglas (engineer), Eric Clapton (producer & artist) & B. B. King for "Riding With the King"
*Grammy Awards of 2000
**B. B. King for "Blues on the Bayou"


*Grammy Awards of 1999
**Otis Rush for "Any Place I'm Going"
*Grammy Awards of 1998
**John Lee Hooker for "Don't Look Back"
*Grammy Awards of 1997
**James Cotton for "Deep in the Blues"
*Grammy Awards of 1996
**John Lee Hooker for "Chill Out"
*Grammy Awards of 1995
**Eric Clapton for "From the Cradle"
*Grammy Awards of 1994
**B. B. King for "Blues Summit "
*Grammy Awards of 1993
**Dr. John for "Goin' Back to New Orleans"
*Grammy Awards of 1992
**B. B. King for "Live at the Apollo"
*Grammy Awards of 1991
**B. B. King for "Live at San Quentin"
*Grammy Awards of 1990
**Bonnie Raitt & John Lee Hooker for "I'm In the Mood"


*Grammy Awards of 1989
** Willie Dixon for "Hidden Charms"
*Grammy Awards of 1988
**Professor Longhair for "Houseparty New Orleans Style"
*Grammy Awards of 1987
**Albert Collins, Johnny Copeland & Robert Cray for "Showdown!"
*Grammy Awards of 1986
**B. B. King for "My Guitar Sings the Blues"
*Grammy Awards of 1985
**Sugar Blue, John P. Hammond, J.B. Hutto & the New Hawks, Luther 'Guitar Junior' Johnson, Koko Taylor & the Blues Machine & Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble for "Blues Explosion"
*Grammy Awards of 1984
**B. B. King for "Blues 'N' Jazz"
*Grammy Awards of 1983
**Clarence Gatemouth Brown for "Alright Again "

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