Memphis Charitable Foundation
YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS CHARITABLE RECIPIENTS
Sam Phillips
Isaac Hayes
Sam The Sham
Booker T
Ruby Wilson
Jerry Lee Lewis
Jason D Williams
Jerry Lee Lewis
Rufus Thomas
1994 • The Danny Thomas Family • St. Jude
1995 The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Sam Phillips
• St. Jude
• Make-A-Wish Foundation
1996
The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • The Thomas Family
    (Carla, Marvel, Rufus, and Vaneese)

Memphis Sound Award:
    • The Memphis Horns
• St. Jude
• LeBonheur
• Memphis Music
• Boys Club of Memphis
• NARAS/MusiCares
1997
The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Elvis Presley

The Memphis Sounds Award:
    • Carl Perkins
• St. Jude
• LeBonheur
• Elvis Presley Foundation
• NARAS/MusiCares
• The Blues Foundation
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Memphis
• Memphis Music
1998 The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Jerry Lee Lewis

The Memphis Sound Award:
    • Willie Mitchell

Special Tribute:
    • WDIA & WMC Radio Stations 50th Anniversary
• St. Jude
• LeBonheur
• Variety Children's Heart House
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Memphis
• NARAS/MusiCares
• Memphis Music
• Porter-Leath Children's Center/PaLs
1999 The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Isaac Hayes and David Porter

The Memphis Sound Award:
    • The BarKays

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • James Blackwood
• St. Jude
• Variety Children's Charities
• NARAS/MusiCares
• Porter-Leath Children's Center/PaLs
• Memphis Music
2000 The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Bobby Blue Bland

The Memphis Sound Award:
    • Jason D. Williams

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • Billy Rivers and the
    Angelic Voices of Faith

  • St. Jude
  • Variety Children's Charities
  • NARAS/MusiCares
  • Porter-Leath Children's Center/PaLs
  • Memphis Music
  • Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum
  • Memphis Musician's Healthcare
  • International Children's Heart Foundation
  • VH1 Save the Music Program
2001 The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Reverend Al Green

The Memphis Sound Award:
    • Teenie Hodges

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • O'Landa Draper's Associates

  • Memphis Musician's Healthcare
  • St. Jude
  • NARAS/MusiCares
  • International Children's Heart Foundation
  • Variety Children's Charities
  • Porter-Leath Children's Center/PaLs
2002 The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • "Sam the Sham" Samudio

The Memphis Sound Award:
    • Eddie Floyd

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • The Jordinaires

  • St. Jude
  • NARAS/MusiCares
  • International Children's Heart Foundation
  • Variety Children's Charities
  • Porter-Leath Children's Center/PaLs
2003 The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • B.B. King

The Memphis Sound Award:
    • "Little Milton" Campbell

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • Mississippi Blvd Christian Church Sanctuary Choir

  • St. Jude
  • NARAS/MusiCares
  • International Children'sHeart Foundation
  • Variety Children's Charities
  • Porter-Leath Children's Center/PaLs
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • The Baddour Center
2004 The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Booker T & The MG's

The Memphis Sound Award:
    • Free Sol

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • The Temple of Deliverence Church Of God In Christ Mass Choir At The Cathedral Of Bountiful Blessings

Special Honorees:
    • "Radiocracy" - The Aristocrats of radio who were the DJ's who played the tunes and made rock 'n roll possible.

  • St. Jude
  • NARAS/MusiCares
  • International Children's Heart Foundation
  • Variety Children's Charities
  • Porter-Leath Children's Center/PaLs
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • The Baddour Center, The Bodine School
2005 The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • W. C. Handy

The Memphis Sound Award:
    • Ruby Wilson

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • Reverend Benjamin Hooks
    • The Greater Middle Baptist Senior Choir

Special Honorees:
    • Memphis' Legendary Record Producers. Exceptional producers have long been the ringmasters of Memphis Music. Their adventurous ears and musical savvy make them irreplaceable collaborators in the unique recordings our city is famous for.

  • St. Jude
  • NARAS/MusiCares
  • Variety Children's Charities
  • Porter-Leath Children's Center/PaLs
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • The Baddour Center, The Bodine School
2006
Lifetime Achievement Award:
    • Jerry Lee Lewis

The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • The BarKays

The Memphis Sound Award:
    • Ann Peebles

"Bringing It Home" Award:
    • Three 6 Mafia

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • Kirk Whalum

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Porter-Leath Children's Center/PaLs
  • The Baddour Center, The Bodine School
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum
  • Manassas High School and Humes Middle School Scholarships
2007 Lifetime Achievement Award:
    • David Porter
    • Isaac Hayes
    • Willie Mitchell

The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • William Bell

The Memphis Sound Award:
    • Hi Rhythm Section
    • Teenie Hodges
    • Leroy Hodges
    • Charles Hodges
    • Howard Grimes
    • Al Jackson, Jr.

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • Ford Nelson

Honorarium:
    • The First Family of Stax:
    • Rufus Thomas
    • Marvell Thomas
    • Carla Thomas
    • Vaneese Thomas

Honorarium:
    • Robert Raiford

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • Porter-Leath Children's Center
  • The Baddour Center
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum
  • Manassas High School and Humes Middle School Scholarships
2008 Lifetime Achievement Award:
    • B. B. King

The Blues Ball Corporate Award
    • Henry Juszkiewicz
    • Gibson Guitar Corp.

Special Tributes/Honorariums
    • Isaac Hayes
    • Thomas Boggs
    • Memphis Garage Bands
    • Danny Sumrall
    • John Elkington & Performa Entertainment

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • Reverend Al Green & The Full Gospel Tabernacle Choir

Special 15th Anniversary Tribute
    • Bill Lucchesi

Special 15th Anniversary Tribute
    • George Klein — Emcee for 15 Years

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • The Baddour Center
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission
  • Memphis Rock ' n ' Soul Museum
  • Manassas High School and Humes Middle School Scholarships
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award:
    • Jimmy Dickinson

The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Preston Shannon

The Bluesball Memphis Sound Award:
    • Steve Cropper

The Blues Ball Corporate Award:
    • Frederick W. Smith, FedEx Corporation

Special Gospel Tribute:
    • Reverend Samuel "Billy" Kyles' Monumental Baptist Church Gospel Choir

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • The Baddour Center
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission
  • Manassas High School and Humes Middle School Scholarships
2010 Lifetime Achievement Award:
    • George Klein

The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Knox Phillips

The Bluesball Memphis Sound Award:
    • Di Anne Price

The Blues Ball Corporate Award
    • Delta Wholesale Liquors

Honorarium:
    • Chips Moman and Mark James

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • The Baddour Center
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission
  • Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • Manassas High School and Humes Middle School Scholarships
2011 Lifetime Achievement Award:
    • John Fry

The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Jason D. Williams

The Bluesball Memphis Sound Award:
    • All Bell

The Blues Ball Corporate Award:
    • Athens Distributing Company

The Blues Ball Gospel Award:
    • The Sanctuary Choir of the New Olivet Baptist Church
    • Pastor Kenneth T. Whalum, Jr.

Blues Ball Special Tribute "Divine Memphis Diva Award":
    • Susan "Honey Mouth" Marshall & Wendy Moten

Blues Ball 2011 Special Tribute Award:
    • Roy Orbison

  • Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission
  • NARAS/MusiCares
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • The Baddour Center
  • Memphis Police Foundation
  • Memphis Fire Department
  • Memphis Musicians and Memphis area music scholarships
  • Funding for Cherry Trees
2012 Lifetime Achievement Award:
    • Sam Phillips

The Blues Ball Pyramid Award:
    • Jody Stephens • BIG STAR

The Bluesball Memphis Sound Award:
    • Richard Cushing • FREEWORLD

The Blues Ball Corporate Award:
    • Graceland

The Blues Ball Gospel Award:
    • Liberty Church of God in Christ Gospel Choir

  • Memphis Rock 'n' Soul Museum
  • Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission
  • NARAS/MusiCares
  • Madonna Learning Center
  • The Baddour Center
  • Memphis Police Foundation
  • Memphis Fire Department
  • Memphis Musicians and Memphis area music scholarships
  • Funding for Cherry Trees
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