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Blues Critic Awards

2020 READERS POLL (16th annual)

Southern Soul Blues

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NOMINEES

SOUTHERN SOUL, R&B ALBUM OF THE YEAR
BORN TO SING Willie Clayton
CHOCOLATE JAMZ T.K. Soul
AH HELL QUEEN DEE Dee Dee Simon
RONNIE BELL 365 Ronnie Bell
MUFASSA Jeter Jones
2 KINGS The Jones Boyz
CROWN ME Pokey Bear
P.O.T.Y. Beat Flippa
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Lamorris Williams
MAGIC SHOW 2 Magic One
SMOOTH GROWN AND SEXY Bigg Robb
BLACK LOCOMOTIVE Avail Hollywood
INTIMACY Sir Charles Jones
FINE Lenny Williams
SOUTHERN SOUL NATION Ricky White
KARMA UNLEASHED Itz Karma
KEEP ON ROCKIN Big G
SO DAMN GOOD Sheba Potts-Wright
I'M AN OG David Brinston
THE LADIES OF SOUTHERN SOUL Various Artists
IT'S TIME FOR SOUL Nelson Curry
PRINCE OF TRAILRIDE BLUES RNB Pooh
SOUTHERN SOUL FOOD Mississippi Humminboy
REAL TALK Wendell B
TRUCKER'S BLUES Arthur Young
UNKLE PHUNK'S JUKEBOX VOL 1

 

BEST SOUL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
WHERE HAVE ALL THE SOUL MEN GONE Johnny Rawls
RAWER THAN RAW Bobby Rush
THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE BETTE Bette Smith
FOUND! ONE SOUL SINGER Sonny Green
ALL MY DUES ARE PAID Frank Bey
CAN'T NOBODY STOP ME Gerald McClendon
THAT'S WHAT I HEARD Robert Cray
BLACKBIRDS Bettye LaVette
YOU MAKE ME FEEL Don Bryant
SORRY YOU COULDN'T MAKE IT Swamp Dogg


SOUTHERN SOUL SONG OF THE YEAR
FUNKY FORTY Arthur Young
MILK J-Red The Nephew
OUT IN THE COUNTRY RNB Pooh
SHE'S JUST MY GIRLFRIEND Donnie Ray
NUKIE PIE Carolyn Staten & Jennifer Watts
NOSE WIDE OPEN Magic One
I PUT IT ON HIM Dee Dee Simon
WHEN I GO DOWN Willie Clayton
CHEATIN WITH THE DJ Mr. David
MOONSHINE Sir Charles Jones, Jeter Jones, RNB Pooh
TAKE IT OFF Bigg Robb, Wendell B.
SIPPIN AND TRIPPIN T.K. Soul
OPERATE ON ME Sheba Potts-Wright
STAYING IN LOVE AIN'T EASY Wendell B.
FACEBOOK Ricky White
NETFLIX AND CHILL Sassy D, Arthur Young
FUNKY FORTY REPLY Rosalyn Candy
MEMPHIS BLUES BROTHERS John Cummings
WON'T DISAPPROVE Tucka
I'M HOT IN MISSISSIPPI David Brinston
FUNKY BLUES DJ Wildman


BEST SLOW JAM
STAYING IN LOVE AIN'T EASY Wendell B
IT'S OVER Terry Wright & Vick Allen
I'M AN OG David Brinston
STAY HERE FORVER Lamorris Williams
STILL IN LOVE Sir Charles Jones
PACKAGE Jeter Jones
GRANDMA'S HOUSE J Wonn
A LIL OF YOU, IS BETTER THAN NONE Avail Hollywood
WHEN I GO DOWN Willie Clayton
TAKE IT OFF Bigg Robb & Wendell B
TRY ME Ricky White
ON MY WAY TO MEMPHIS Omar Cunningham
LIFETIME MAN Sheba Potts-Wright
SOMEBODY'S GETTIN' IT Mose Stovall
SHINE Lenny Williams
CAN I HOLD YOU Big G


BEST DANCE OR FUNK SONG
ZYDECO WITH ME The Jones Boyz
GROWN FOLKS STEP Karen Wolfe
SOUTHERN SOUL TRAIN Luster Baker
GET IT Big Yayo
CHEATIN WITH THE DJ Mr. David
SIPPIN AND TRIPPIN T.K. Soul
NEXT FRIDAY Lamorris Williams, Sir Charles Jones
TAKE THAT Cupid, Pokey Bear
TURN IT UP Ms. Jody
ROLL THAT NOOKIE Tina P
SOUTHERN SOUL NATION Ricky White
IS IT OVA? Beat Flippa, Avail Hollywood, Hyside
CU STEP Cupid
STEP WITH ME J-Wonn, Jeter Jones
SLIDE WITH IT Arthur Young


BEST DOWNHOME BLUES SONG
I'M A COUGAR Sheba Potts-Wright
MEMPHIS BLUES BROTHERS John Cummings
WANT HER MORE Theodis Ealey
THIS IS THE REAL BLUES David Brinston
POUR ME A DRINK Narvel Echols
BABY BABY BABY Johnny Rawls
CADILLAC WILLIE Wendell B.
CLOCK ON THE WALL Tyree Neal
JUST LIKE A WOMAN Lady Q, Sweet T, Crystal Thomas, Tanji Emmeni, Annie B, It'z Karma & Nikita Randle
HIS OLD LADY Jeter Jones
LIKE VOODOO The Jonez Boys
CABLE MAN Mississippi Humminboy
COME AND GET YOUR MAN Itz Karma
SWEET JOSEPHINE Pokey Bear
MY ROCKING CHAIR Tip The Singer
I LOVE MY BLUES John Cummings
BLUES AND BBQ Lenny Williams


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE MALE
LENNY WILLIAMS for Southern Girl
WILLIE CLAYTON for When I Go Down
J WONN for We Need Eachother
MAGIC ONE for Nose Wide Open
TUCKA for Won't Disapprove
WENDELL B for Getcha Head Straight
AVAIL HOLLYWOOD for A Lil Of You Is Better Than None
SIR CHARLES JONES for Still In Love
TK SOUL for That's Life
JETER JONES for Mind Playing Tricks On Me
MISSISSIPPI HUMMINBOY for Back On The Market
JIM BENNETT for Black Lives Matter
BIG G for Keep On Rockin
NELSON CURRY for Same Hotel
RICKY WHITE for Facebook


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE FEMALE
MZ CONNIE for Stir It Like Coffee
DEE DEE SIMON for Put It On Him
CAROLYN STATEN for Nukie Pie
KAREN WOLFE for Grown Folks Step
LADY Q for Torn Between The 2
ROSALYN CANDY for Funky Forty Reply
SHEBA POTTS-WRIGHT for I'm A Cougar
SUMMER WOLFE Leave Me
LADY Q, CRYSTAL THOMAS, ANNIE B, TANJI EMMENI, ITZ KARMA, NIKITA RANDLE for Just Like A Woman
JINDA THE LADY SONGBIRD for Boo Thang
SASSY D for Netflix And Chill
TINA P Roll That Nookie
STEPHANIE MCDEE for My Monkey Still Talking
LADY TRUCKER Facebook Beef


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP

ARTHUR YOUNG & SASSY D Netflix And Chill
MR NELSON, SONYA B for Southern Soul Man
TERRY WRIGHT & VICK ALLEN for It's Over
BIGG ROBB & WENDELL for Take It Off
LADY Q, CRYSTAL THOMAS, ANNIE B, TANJI EMMENI, ITZ KARMA, NIKITA RANDLE for Just Like A Woman
SIR CHARLES JONES, JETER JONES, KING SOUTH for Like Voodoo
SOLOMON THOMPSON, LEBRADO for That Booty
LADY Q, BENITO Nose Wide Open
JETER JONES, SIR CHARLES JONES, RNB POOH for Moonshine
CAROLYN STATEN, JENNIFER WATTS, UNKLE PHUNK for Nukie Pie
ICE BUCK, NELLIE TIGER TRAVIS Back That Country Thang Up
CUPID, POKEY BEAR for Take That
THE JONES BOYZ for Can I Get Some
WESTDAWN, JETER JONES for On Call Plumber
J WONN, JETER JONES for Step With Me
HISYDE, AVAIL HOLLYWOOD for Is It Ova?


BEST NEW ARTIST
KING SOUTH
MZ. CONNIE
CADILLAC MAN
ARTHUR YOUNG
TASHA MAC
PAROOZE
BENITO
LOKEY KOUNTRY
ISAAC LINDSEY
RITA BRENT
RNB POOH
JU EVANS
BANKY
CALVIN TAYLOR
POKA JONES
DERRICK SALTER



BEST RECORD PRODUCER
JOHN WARD (Ms. Jody, OB Buchana, Jaye Hammer, Ms. Jody)
HIGHWAY HEAVY (CHARLES LEWIS) (Champagn,Johnny James, Fya Redd, Dave Mack)
BEAT FLIPPA (DANIEL ROSS) (Jeter Jones, Sassy D, Omar Cunningham, )
CHARLES JONES (Sir Charles JOnes, Wilson Meadows
RONALD "SLACK" JEFFERSON (RNB Pooh, Choppa Law, Annie Washington, Itz Karma)
TONY TATUM (Omar Cunningham, Arthur Young
UNKLE PHUNK (Carolyn Staten, Luster Baker, Vicki Baker, Unkle Phunk)

 

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