Blues Hall of Fame

 Blues Hall of Fame Members

The following lists the performers chosen for the Blues hall of Fame. 

 

1980
Big Bill Broonzy
Willie Dixon
John Lee Hooker
Son House
Howlin’ Wolf
Elmore James
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Robert Johnson
B. B. King
Little Walter
Memphis Minnie
Muddy Waters
Charley Patton
Jimmy Reed
Bessie Smith
Otis Spann
T-Bone Walker
Sonny Boy Williamson I
Sonny Boy Williamson II 
1981
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Roy Brown
Blind Willie McTell
Professor Longhair
Tampa Red
1982
Leroy Carr
Ray Charles
Big Walter Horton
Freddie King
Magic Sam
1983
Louis Jordan
Albert King
Robert Nighthawk
Ma Rainey
Big Joe Turner
1984
Otis Rush
Hound Dog Taylor
Big Mama Thorton
1985
Chuck Berry
Buddy Guy
J.B. Hutto
Slim Harpo
1986
Albert Collins
Tommy Johnson
Leadbelly
Sonny Terry
1987
Percy Mayfield
Eddie Taylor
1988
Mississippi John Hurt
Little Milton
Jay McShann
Johnny Winter
1989
Clifton Chenier
Robert Lockwood Jr.
Memphis Slim
1990
Blind Blake
Lonnie Johnson
Bukka White
1991
Sleepy John Estes
Billie Holiday
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Sunnyland Slim
1992
Skip James
Johnny Shines
Big Joe Williams
1993
Champion Jack Dupree
Lowell Fulson
1994
Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup
Wynonie Harris
1995
Jimmy Rogers
1996
Charles Brown
David “Honeyboy” Edwards
1997
Brownie McGhee
KoKo Taylor
1998
Luther Allison
Junior Wells
1999
Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
Roosevelt Sykes
2000
Johnny Otis
Stevie Ray Vaughan
2001
Etta James
Junior Parker
Rufous Thomas
2002
Ruth Brown
Big Maceo Merriweather
2003
Fats Domino
Pinetop Perkins
Sippie Wallace
Dinah Washington
2004
Bo Diddley
Blind Boy Fuller
2005
Walter Davis
Ike Turner
2006
Paul Butterfield
James Cotton
Bobby Rush
2007
Dave Bartholomew
Dr. John
Eddie “Guitar Slim” Jones
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
2008
Jimmy McCracklin
The Mississippi Sheiks
Hubert Sumlin
Johnny “Guitar” Watson
Peetie Wheatstraw
Jimmy Witherspoon
2009
Reverend Gary Davis
Son Seals
Taj Mahal
Irma Thomas
2010
Lonnie Brooks
Gus Cannon
W.C. Handy
Amos Milburn
Charlie Musselwaite
Bonnie Raitt
2011
Big Maybelle
Robert Cray
John Hammond
Alberta Hunter
Denise LaSalle
J.B. Lenoir
2012
Billy Boy Arnold
Michael Bloomfield
Buddy & Ella Johnson
Lazy Lester
Furry Lewis
Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau
Matt “Guitar” Murphy
Doc Pomus
Pervis Spann
Frank Stokes
Allen Toussaint
2013
Earl Hooker
Jody Williams
Otis Clay
Little Brother Montgomery
Joe Louis Walker
Jimmie Rodgers
Dave Clark
Henry Glover
Cosimo Matassa

 


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