Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album

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Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album
Awarded for quality contemporary blues albums
Country United States
Presented by National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded 1988
Last awarded 2017
Website grammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album was awarded from 1988 to 2011 and from 2017 onwards. Until 1992 the award was known as Best Contemporary Blues Performance and in 1989 was awarded to a song rather than to an album.

The award was discontinued after the 2011 Grammy season in a major overhaul of Grammy categories. From 2012 onwards, the category was merged with the Best Traditional Blues Album category to form the new Best Blues Album category. However, in 2016 the Grammy organisation decided to revert the situation back to the pre-2012 era, with two separate categories for traditional and contemporary blues recordings respectively.[1]

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

1980s

1990s

2000s

Year Artist Work Nominees
2000 The Robert Cray Band Take Your Shoes Off
2001 Taj Mahal & the Phantom Blues Band Shoutin' in Key
2002 Delbert McClinton Nothing Personal
2003 Solomon Burke Don't Give Up on Me
2004 Etta James Let's Roll
2005 Keb' Mo' Keep It Simple
2006 Delbert McClinton Cost of Living
2007 Irma Thomas After the Rain
2008 J. J. Cale & Eric Clapton The Road to Escondido
2009 Dr. John & The Lower 911 City That Care Forgot

2010s

Year Artist Work Nominees
2010
[2]
The Derek Trucks Band Already Free
2011
[3]
Buddy Guy Living Proof
2017
[4]
Fantastic Negrito The Last Days of Oakland
2018
[5]
Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' TajMo

References

  1. ^ Press Release, 16 June 2016
  2. ^ "Complete List of Nominees for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards". E!Online. December 2, 2009. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Grammy Awards 2011: Winners and nominees for 53rd Grammy Awards". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Grammys 2017: Complete list of winners and nominees". Los Angeles Times. February 12, 2017. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ Lynch, Joe (November 28, 2017). "Grammys 2018: See the Complete List of Nominees". Billboard. Retrieved December 30, 2017. 
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