• WBGO Thanksgiving Blues Poll

    November 28, 2015. Posted by David Tallacksen.


    to all of you who voted ...
    to all of you who listen ...
    to all of you who contribute so you can keep on listening ...

    This year's Thanksgiving Blues Hour Poll was better than ever. Listeners voted for 93 favorite blues artists, and 4 were neck and neck and neck and neck. Muddy Waters and B.B. King as usual were back and forth #1 until the last ballots, but this year Howlin' Wolf and Etta James were alongside them. Muddy finally was #1 by 3 votes over BB. BB was ONE vote ahead of Etta. Here's the outcome:

    1) Muddy Waters
    2) BB King
    3) Etta James
    4) tie: Howlin' Wolf and Stevie Ray Vaughan
    6) tie: Albert King and Buddy Guy

    They're all played pretty much every week in the #BluesHour -- 3PM Monday-Friday on WBGO Jazz 88.3 and wbgo.org ...
    And again, "Every Day We Have The Blues" because of your support ... so, again, THANKS!!!!

  • 2012 WBGO Thanksgiving Blues Poll

    November 29, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Muddy Waters tops the list of WBGO listeners' favorite blues artists, according to the annual poll conducted by Blues Hour host Michael Bourne.

    Held at the same time as our annual Thanksgiving Jazz Parade, which asks listeners to rank their favorite jazz artists in a variety of categories, Bourne asks his listeners to vote on their top three blues performers.


    This is the fourth year Waters has come out on top in the poll, with BB King right behind him. This year, Buddy Guy and Howlin' Wolf tied for second place, one of several ties this year, out of the 106 total artists who received votes. There are also a number of newcomers in this year's results:

    1  Muddy Waters
    2  Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy
    4  BB King
    5  Albert King
    6  John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton
    8  Stevie Ray Vaughan
    9  Allman Brothers
    10  Etta James Tedeschi Trucks Band

    Thanks to all who participated in this year's poll!