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Blues Hall of Fame Inductees from Louisiana
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1980
Little Walter Blues harmonica player from Marksville, LA (1930-1968)
1980
Memphis Minnie Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter from Algiers, LA (1897-1973)
1981
Roy Brown Singer and songwriter from New Orleans (1925-1981)
1981
Professor Longhair New Orleans R&B piano legend
1985
Buddy Guy Guitarist, vocalist, songwriter from Lettsworth, LA
1985
Slim Harpo Harmonica player from Lobdell, LA (1924-1970)
1986
Lead Belly Musician, songwriter from Mooringsport, LA (1889-1949)
1987
Percy Mayfield Singer and songwriter from Minden, LA (1920-1984)
1989
Clifton Chenier Zydeco accordion player from Opelousas, LA (1925-1987)
1990
Lonnie Johnson Blues guitar pioneer from New Orleans (1925-1987)
1993
Champion Jack Dupree Blues pianist from New Orleans (1910-1992)
1999
Clarence Gatemouth Brown Multi-genre musician from Vinton, LA (1924-2005)
2003
Fats Domino New Orleans R&B pianist, singer, songwriter
2006
Bobby Rush Musician, singer, songwriter from Homer, LA
2007
Dave Bartholomew New Orleans R&B songwriter, bandleader, producer
2007
Dr. John New Orleans R&B pianist, guitarist, songwriter
2009
Irma Thomas Soul Queen of New Orleans was born in Ponchatoula, LA
2010
Lonnie Brooks Blues guitarist and singer from Dubuisson, LA
2012
Lazy Lester Harmonica player and guitarist from Torras, LA
2012
Allen Toussaint New Orleans R&B musician, songwriter, producer
2013
Cosimo Matassa New Orleans producer, engineer, studio owner
2013
Little Brother Montgomery Blues & jazz piano player from Kentwood, LA (1906-1985)
Blues Hall of Fame Notes:

Champion Jack Dupree's date of birth is disputed, given as July 4, July 10, and July 23, in the years 1908, 1909, or 1910.

Blues piano great Roosevelt Sykes (1906-1983) was inducted in 1999. He was a native of Arkansas, but lived in New Orleans from 1954.

Electric guitar pioneer Guitar Slim, nee Eddie Jones (1926-1959), was inducted in 2007. He was a native of Mississippi, but moved to New Orleans circa 1950.

The book "I Hear You Knockin': The Sound of New Orleans Rhythm and Blues", by Jeff Hannusch, was inducted in 2009.

Blues legend Buddy Guy was honored with the Blues Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

The book "Walking to New Orleans: The Story of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues", by John Broven, was inducted in 2011.

For more info and a complete list of Blues Hall of Fame inductees, visit the Blues Foundation at www.blues.org.


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