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            Blues Foundation Hall of Fame

            Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

            The Blues Foundation, established in 1980 in Memphis, Tennessee, promotes and preserves blues music. The Blues Hall of Fame, also founded in 1980, recognizes artists and individuals for their contribution and perpetuation of the blues. Here are the inductees.

            Classics of Blues Recordings (Album) Freddy King Sings, Freddy King
            Piney Woods Blues, Big Joe Williams
            Members Only, Bobby Bland
            Rocks the House, Etta James
            I'm Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Reed
            Classics of Blues Recordings (Single) "My Babe," Little Walter
            "Back-Water Blues," Bessie Smith
            "Double Trouble," Otis Rush
            Classics of Blues Literature 7 Guitars, August Wilson
            Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf, James Segrest & Mark Hoffman
            Individuals: Performers Johnny "Guitar" Watson
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            Peetie Wheatstraw
            Jimmy Witherspoon
            Mississippi Sheiks
            Hubert Sumlin
            Individuals: Nonperformers John Hammond
            Paul Oliver

            2007 Inductees

            Classics of Blues Recordings (Album) Driving Wheel, Little Jr. Parker; Down and Out Blues, Sonny Boy Williamson #2; Angola Prisoners Blues, Dr. Harry Oster
            Classics of Blues Recordings (Single) "Black Angel Blues," Robert Nighthawk; "Death Letter," Son House; "Hide Away," Freddy King; "Pity the Fool," Bobby Bland
            Classics of Blues Literature Blues With a Feeling: The Little Walter Story, Tony Glover, Scott Dirks, and Ward Gaines
            Individuals: Performers Dave Bartholomew
            Dr. John
            Eddie "Guitar Slim" Jones
            Sister Rosetta Tharpe
            Individuals: Nonperformers Arthur N. "Art" Rupe (founded Speciality Records)
            Ahmet Ertegun (co-founded Atlantic Records)