Soul veteran Mavis Staples was the big winner at last week's (05MAY05) WC HANDY AWARDS in Memphis, Tennessee, where excellence in soul and blues is honoured.

The singer took home three top awards - for Soul Blues Female Artist, Best Blues + Soul Album and Best Blues Album (both for HAVE A LITTLE FAITH).

Meanwhile, the title track from Staples' comeback album earned songwriters JIM TULLIO and JIM WEIDER a Best Blues Song prize.

09/05/2005 21:20