Best Southern Soul/R & B Album
Vick Allen "Soul Music" (Soul 1st)
Vick Allen donned a retro-image and released a modern sounding Soul album simply entitled "Soul Music". Runner-up Ms. Jody continued her hot streak with "Ms Jody's In The House", as did Mel Waiters with "Got No Curfew". Willie Clayton released his third album in three years, "I Am The Rhythm & Blues". Garland Green of "Jealous Kind Of Fella" released his first album in 29 years called "I Should've Been The One" and last year's winner Donnie Ray came back strong with "I'm Goin' Back". Other album nominated were "It's My Time" by Big Cynthia, "A New Beginning" by L.J. Echols, "The Greatest Song I Ever Sang" by Vel Omarr, "Life After Bill" by Peggy Scott-Adams, "Last Pay Check" by Big G, "Just Like Dat" by Mr. Sam, "Watch Me Work" by Jeff Floyd, "The Devil Made Me Do It" by Chuck Roberson, "Do Not Disturb" by Jesse James, "Hammer" by Jaye Hammer and "Telling Like It Is" by Karen Wolfe.