Robert Cray Leads Blues Hall of Fame Class of 2011
In addition, several non-musicians are being recognized as well for their work in the field, including Vee-Jay Records pioneers Vivian Carter and Jimmy Bracken, noted African American educator John W. Work III, blues historian and revivalist Samuel Charters and producer Bruce Bromberg.
Influential works are also being celebrated with inductions, including John Broven's celebrated book, Walking to New Orleans: The Story of New Orleans Rhythm & Blues. The singles, "Ain't Nobody's Business" (Supreme, 1947) by Jimmy Witherspoon, "Five Long Years" (J.O.B., 1952) by Eddie Boyd, "Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues" (Paramount, 1931) by Skip James and "Love in Vain" (Vocalion, 1937) by Robert Johnson will also be inducted, as will the albums Night Beat by Sam Cooke, False Accusations by Robert Cray, and The Real Folk Blues by Howlin' Wolf. more on this story
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