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2003 Handy Award Photos

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WC Handy
Volunteers working (and doing the limbo) at the W. C. Handy Pre Party Tent,
outside the Gibson Guitar Building

L Garner
Blues great Larry Garner and his lovely wife arriving at the party

L. Garner
Larry Garner's Band - The Road Lizards - Jared Daigle / Guitar,
Terry 'Bud' Smith / drums, Miguel 'Honeybear' Hernandez / bass (LTR)

R. Brown
The lovely and legendary Ruth Brown and her escorts

Marsha Ball
Ruth Brown and Marcia Ball delighting fans

E.G. Kight
(L to R) BlackJack Ketchum, DJ from WRFG, Atlanta "Good Morning Blues", EG Kight
and Robert Jr. Whitall (right - Publisher & Editor of Big City Blues magazine)

O. Taylor
Otis Taylor (last years W C Handy's Best New Artist) entering the party

W. King
Handy Nominee Willie King (Willie King and the Liberators) chatting with a fan

Anne Rabson
Ann Rabson and Robert Jr. Whitall (of Big City Blues magazine)

Rose & Pete
Mr. & Mrs. Blewzzman enjoying the VIP arrival festivities

Dentist Mike
Dr. Mike 'The Blues Dentist' (sponsor of Sunday Blues With Dar) and his beautiful wife
Karen (Publisher of the South Florida Blues Society's BLUESLETTER)

E.G. Kight
Bob 'Bluesbobby' Weinberg and 'the Georgia Songbird' Miss EG Kight

Blues Ladies
IBC winner Fiona Boyes (L) and Gaye Adegbalola
enjoying the VIP Party inside the Gibson Lounge

P. Perkins
Pinetop Perkins being surrounded by well wishers

Magic Slim (Magic Slim and the Teardrops - W C Handy award winner
for Band of the Year) relaxing at the bar

Jody Williams (W C Handy Award winner for Comeback Album of the Year -
'Return of a Legend') and Rose - Mrs. Blewzzman

Deb Coleman
Rose - Mrs. Blewzzman and Deborah Coleman at the bar in the Gibson Lounge

The Supremes (well they are supreme in Blewzzman's eyes),
Rose, Priscilla and Sax player Pat Pepin

Mark Hillsman (Host of 'The Blues Blowout' on WIVI in the Virgin Islands) and friend Karen

Monica Blakely of Ben Manilla Productions - Producers of Dan Akroyds 'House of Blues
Radio Hour' - showing off her A. G. E. S. Award (given each year, at the
W C Handy Awards, by the Blues Music Association)

W C Handy Nominee Ana Popovic at the all night Jam in the New Daisy

Pat Pepin and Albert Castiglia jamming at the New Daisy

IBC Winner Fiona Boyes jamming at the New Daisy

Todd Sharpville jamming at the New Daisy

Bobby Rush, in his usual pose - with a beautiful women on his arm,
at the Post Handy Jam VIP Room

Blewzzman and Willie Big Eyes Smith backstage at the New Daisy

The South Florida 'Entourage' hanging out at the Rum Boogie Cafe' during the Bob Margolin Allstar Jam

Albert Castiglia performing at Elvis' on Beale St.

Elvis Presley
W C Handy Nominee Nick Moss (Nick Moss and the Fliptops) performing at Elvis's on Beale St.

Larry Garner and the Road Lizards performing at Silky O'Sullivans on Beale St.

Pat Peppin
Pat Pepin (Right) jamming with Rudy Williams,
the self-proclaimed "Mayor of Beale Street"

Anna Popovic
W C Handy Nominee Ana Popovic and the Blewzzman shopping for clothes
they can't afford at Lansky's in the Peabody Hotel, Memphis

Bernard Lansky - 'Clothier to the King' and
W C Handy Nominee Ana Popovic posing for pics


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