Smokestack Lightnin'
Program # 0312
Recording Date 5-24-99
Synopsis: This special 5 hour edition of Smokestack Lightnin' features our nominations in all
24 categories of the W.C. Handy Awards. In most sets we have presented our top 3 picks in each
category ending with our nominated artist.

SET 1 (Blues Entertainer of the Year)
Johnny Adams/Even Now/Man Of My Word/Rounder
Taj Mahal/Honky Tonk Women/Blue Light Boogie/Private Music
B.B. King/I'll Survive/Blues On The Bayou/MCA

SET 2 ( Blues Band Of The Year)
Roomful Of Blues/There Goes The Neighborhood/There Goes The Neighborhood/Bullseye
Rod Piazza & The Mighty Flyers/I Do Believe/Here & Now/Tone Cool
Magic Slim & The Teardrops/I Can't Trust My Woman/Black Tornado/Blind Pig

SET 3 (Contemporary Blues-Male Artist of The Year)
Carl Weathersby/If That Ain't The Blues/Looking Out My Window/Evidence
Joe Louis Walker/High Blood Pressure/Great Guitars/Verve
Buddy Guy/I Need You Tonight/Heavy Love/Silvertone

Set 4 ( Contemporary Blues-Female Artist Of The Year )
Deborah Coleman/The Dream/Where Blue Begins/Blind Pig
Susan Tedeschi/Just Won't Burn/Just Won't Burn/Tone Cool
Shemekia Copeland/Ghetto Child/Turn Up The Heat/Alligator

Set 5 (Traditional Blues-Male Artist Of The Year)
Johnnie Bassett/Wonderin' Blues/Party My Blues Away/CANNONBALL
R.L. Burnside/See My Jumper Hangin' On The Line/From Mississippi to Chicago/HMG
Snooky Pryor/Headed South/Shake My Hand/Blind Pig

Set 6 (Traditional Blues-Female Artist Of The Year)
Saffire/Cold Pizza & Warm Beer/Live & Uppidy/Alligator
Bonnie Lee/Since I Fell For You/Sweetheart Of The Blues/Delmark
Rory Block/Kassie Jones/Confessions Of A Blues Singer/Rounder

Set 7 ( Acoustic Blues- Artist of The Year )
Alvin Youngblood Hart/Big Mama's Door/Big Mama's Door/Okeh
Keb Mo/Muddy Water/Slow Down/Okeh
Guy Davis/Best I Can/You Don't Know My Mind/Red House

Set 8 (Best New Blues Artist )
Bernard Allison/Rockett 88/Keepin' The Blues Alive/Cannonball
Shemekia Copeland/Salt In My Wounds

Set 9 (Soul/Blues Male Artist Of The Year)
Mighty Sam McClain/New Man In Town/Soul Survivor/Audioquest
Bobby Blue Bland/Memphis Monday Morning/Memphis Monday Morning/Malaco
Johnny Adams/One Foot In The Blues/One Foot in the Blues/Rounder

Set 10 (Blues Artist Deserving Wider Recognition)
Larry McCray/Same Old Blues/Born To Play The Blues/House Of Blues
Eddy The Chief Clearwater/I Just Want To Make Love to You/Cool Blues Walk/Bullseye
Finis Tasby/Cold Cold Feelin/Jump Children/Evidence

Set 11 (Soul/Blues Female Artist Of The Year )
E.C.Scott/Missioanary Man/Hard Act To Follow/Blind Pig
Ruth Brown/I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town/R+B=Ruth Brown/Bullseye
Etta James/Born Under A Bad Sign/Life LOve & The Blues/Private Music

Set 12 (Best Instrumentalist-Guitar )
Otis Rush/Looking Back/Any Place I'm Going/House Of Blues
Duke Robillard/Duke's Mood/Duke Robillard Plays Blues/Bullseye
Ronnie Earl/Drown In My Own Tears/Grateful Heart-Blues & Ballads/Bullseye

Set 13 ( Best Instrumentalist-Keyboards)
Dr. John/Wild Honey/Trippin' Live/Surefire
Pinetop Perkins/Shame, Shame, Shame/Legends/Telarc
Charles Brown/Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You/Meet Me Where They Play The Blues/Telarc

Set 14 (Best Instrumentalist-Harp)
Paul DeLay/Beautiful Bones/DeLay Does Chicago/Evidence
Carey Bell/Hard Workin' Woman/Good Luck Man/Alligator
Rod Piazza/Standin' Around Cryin'/Vintage Live 1975/Tone Cool

Set 15 (Best Instrumentalist-Drums, Bass & Other)
Popsy Dixon(Holmes Brothers)/Promised Land/Promosed Land/Rounder
Nick Holt(Magic Slim & The Teardrops)/Can't Get No Grindin'/Scufflin'/Blind Pig
Sonny Rhodes on the Lap Steel Guitar/Another You/Out Of Control/Kingsnake

Set 16( Traditional Blues Album Of The Year)
Guy Davis/Po' Boy/You Don't Know My Mind/Red House

Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year
B.B. King/Blues Man/Blues On The Bayou/MCA

Comeback Album Of The Year
Pete Mayes/Pony Tail/For Pete's Sake/Antones

Soul/Blues Album Of The Year
Etta James/Life Love & The Blues/Life Love & The Blues/Private Music

Acoustic Blues Album Of The Year
Chris Thomas King/Red Mud/Red Mud/Black Top

Set 17 (Reissue Blues Album Of The Year)
Jimmy Dawkins/I'm Good For Nothin'/Fast Fingers/Delmark
Junior Wells/HooDoo Man/Blues Hit Big Town/Delmark
Robert Nighthawk/Nighthawk Boogie/Bricks In My Pillow/Delmark

Set 18 (Blues Song Of The Year)
Paul DeLay/14 Dollars In The Bank/Nice&Strong/Evidence
Eddy Clearwater/Cool Blues Walk/Cool Blues Walk/Bullseye
Keb Mo/Soon As I Get Paid/Slow Down/Okeh
Shemekia Copeland/Turn Up The Heat/Turn Up The Heat/Alligator

B.B. King/If That Ain't It I Quit/Blues On The Bayou/MCA