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Blues Foundation announces 2014 Hall of Fame

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 2/13/2014 11:33 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WTVA) -- The Blues Foundation has announced the inductees in the 2014 Blues Hall of Fame and Mississippi will be well represented during the induction ceremony in May.

Eddie Shaw and R. L. Burnside are being inducted as well as the Howling Wolf album "Moanin' in the Moonlight" and Charley Pattton's single "High Water Everywhere, Parts I and II."

Shaw, 76, was born in Bolivar County and played tenor saxophone for numerous projects, including work for Muddy Waters, Ike Turner and was the band leader for the Wolf Gang, backing Howling Wolf.

R. L. Burnside was born in Lafayette County, but lived most of his life in Marshall County.  He learned to play the guiter and worked with Mississippi Fred McDowell and Muddy Waters.

Burnside died in 2005 at the age of 78.

The 1959 Howling Wolf album "Moanin at the Moonlight" is a compilation of previously released singles by Chess Records.

The album was at one time listed by Rolling Stone Magazine at number 153 on the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

Charley Patton, known by many as the "Father of the Delta Blues", recorded "High Water Everywhere in 1929" as a two part recording on 78 rpm.

The song is about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927.

The induction ceremony will take place on May 7.

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