1959 Grammy Award Winners

1959 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: May 4, 1959
Held at: Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles & New York
Host/Emcee: Mort Sahl
Eligibility Year: January 1, 1958 – December 31, 1958

1959 Grammy Winners
Record of the Year:
Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu (Volare), Domenico Modugno
Album of the Year:
The Music From Peter Gunn, Henry Mancini (RCA)

Song of the Year:
Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu, Domenico Modugno, songwriter

Best Vocal Performance, Male:
Catch a Falling Star, Perry Como

Best Vocal Performance, Female:
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book, Ella Fitzgerald

Best Performance By a Vocal Group or Chorus:
That Old Black Magic, Louis Prima and Keely Smith

Best Rhythm and Blues Performance:
Tequila, Champs

Best Jazz Performance, Individual:
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, Ella Fitzgerald

Best Jazz Performance, Group:
Basie, Count Basie

Best Performance By a Dance Band:
Basie, Count Basie

Best Country and Western Performance:
Tom Dooley, Kingston Trio

Best Performance By an Orchestra:
Billy May’s Big Fat Brass, Billy May

Best Arrangement:
The Music From Peter Gunn, Henry Mancini, arranger

Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1958 (More Than Five Minutes):
Cross Country Suite, Nelson Riddle, composer

Best Original Cast Album, Broadway or Television:
The Music Man, Meredith Willson (Capitol)

Best Soundtrack Album, Dramatic Picture Score or Original Cast:
Gigi, André Previn (MGM)

Best Classical Performance, Orchestra:
Gaîté Parisienne, Felix Slatkin conducting Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Chamber Music (Including Chamber Orchestra):
Beethoven, Quartet 130, Hollywood String Quartet

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental (With Concerto Scale Accompaniment):
Tchaikovsky, Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, Van Cliburn, pianist; Kiril Kondrashin Symphony Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental (Other Than Concerto Scale):
Segovia Golden Jubilee, Andrés Segovia

Best Classical Performance, Operatic or Choral:
Virtuoso, Roger Wagner Chorale

Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist (With or Without Orchestra):
Operatic Recital, Renata Tebaldi

Best Comedy Performance:
The Chipmunk Song, David Seville

Best Performance, Documentary or Spoken Word:
The Best of the Stan Freberg Shows, Stan Freberg

Best Recording for Children:
The Chipmunk Song, David Seville (Liberty)

Best Album Cover:
Only the Lonely, Frank Sinatra (Capitol)

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