2012 Happy to Have the Blues Awards

Every year we honor the folks in the business that make us smile and feel good. We have had the Happy to Have the Blues Award shows in Clarksdale, MS, Memphis, TN, New York City and now we are putting the spotlight of the Motor City and having the party at UDetroit Media Café at 1427 Randolph, Detroit, MI, Sunday, November 11th, 2012, 4 pm til the jam ends! We always have the best musicians from far and near with surprises galore. Life is a party, come join us for more updates and information call 248-582-1544 or www.bigcitybluesmag.com.

We will be honoring Miss Alberta Adams and the late Johnnie Bassett with Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine’s Happy to Have the Blues Lifetime Achievement Award.

Best Smile (male): Ronnie Baker Brooks & Darryl Lee
Best Smile (female): Thornetta Davis & Ruthie Foster
Best Dressed (male): Rick Estrin / Bret Lucas
Best Dressed (female): Marcia Ball / Champagne
Best Cook (male): Larry McCray / Lindsay Shannon /
Jimmy Lessnow
Best Cook (female): Nora Jean Wallace / Irma Thomas
Best Name (male): Toronzo Cannon / Max Bangwell
Best Name (female): Roach / Shakura S’Aida
Best House Party: John’s Carpet House
Best Yard Party: John D. Lamb
Best Hair-do (male): Bobby East / Kid Ramos
Best Hair-do (female): Bonnie Raitt
Best Ride (male): Sir Mack Rice
Best Ride (female): Shemekia Copeland
Best Jokester (male): Johnny Bee / Victor Wainwright
Best Jokester (female): Gay Adegabola
Best Athletic Body (male): Popa Chubby / Cedric Burnside
Best Athletic Body (female): Laurie Morvan / Lemon James
Best Radio Show: Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine’s
UDetroit with Sugar & Junior
Best Radio Personality: Bill Wax / Jerry Mack
Best Pet (male): Tino Gross
Best Pet (female): Lexy
Best Tour Bus Driver: Gates / Andy Huenerberg
Best Roadie: Ronnie Baker Brooks’s Big Roadie
Best Soundman: Pete Jay – Callahan’s
Best Festival Hospitality: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
– Mayor’s hospitality / Bluesfest International, Windsor, Canada 
Best Day Job (male) Johnny Bee (artist)
Best Day Job (female) Sweet Claudette
Best Whistler: Taj Mahal & David Hughes
Best Club Doorman: “Free” – Kenny’s Castaways
Best Dancer (male): Earl Thomas / James Wailen
Best Dancer (female) Sugar Pie DeSanto
Best Bartender: Rosa
Best Tattoos (male): Mark Weiner (Nighthawks)
Best Tattoos (female): Beverly McClellan & Rachel May
Sexiest Voice (male): Mud Morganfield
Sexiest Voice (female): Maria Mulduar / April Mae
Favorite One-Man or Woman Band: Tino Gross
Best Packer: Michael Packer
Best Groupie: Judy Tucker
Best Fan: Vicky Darnell
Best Growl: Chef Chris
Best Instrument (unusual): Rev. Raven’s Harmony Guitar
Best Fan Interaction (during show): Biscuit Miller /
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Best Fan Interaction (before/after show): Smokin’ Joe
Kubek / Linsey Alexander
Best Voice Mail Message: Robert Jr.
Best Autograph: Dr. John & Steve Johnson
Best Promoter of Love: Roger Naber
Best Juke Joint: Slippery Noodle

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