Grammy Nomination
"Sexual Healing," Best Rhythm & Blues Song, 1982

Grammy Award
Best Album Notes, "Aretha Franklin: Queen of Soul," 1992

Grammy Nomination
Best Album Notes, "Ray Charles, Genius & Soul," 1997

Grammy Nomination
Best Historical Album (as coproducer), "Ray Charles, Genius & Soul," 1997

Grammy Nomination
Best Liner Notes, "The Complete Ray Charles on Atlantic," 2005

Grammy Nomination
Best Liner Notes, "Rare and Unreleased Recordings of the Golden Reign of the Queen of Soul--Aretha Franklin," 2008

The Blues Foundation Music Book of the Year
Rhythm and the Blues, with Jerry Wexler, 1994

The Blues Foundation Music Book of the Year
Blues All Around Me, with BB King, 1997

The Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award
Rhythm and the Blues, with Jerry Wexler, First Place, 1993

The Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award
Rage To Survive, with Etta James, Second Place, 1995

The Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award
Blues All Around Me, with BB King, Second Place, 1996

The Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Award
The Brothers, with the Neville Brothers, Third Place, 2000

ASCAP Deems Taylor Award
Liner Notes, Johnny Guitar Watson Funk Anthology, 2006



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