1960 Grammy Award Winners

1960 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: November 29, 1959
Held in: Los Angeles and New York
Host: Meredith Wilson
Eligibility Year: January 1, 1959 – August 31, 1959

1960 Grammy Winners
Record of the Year:
Mack the Knife, Bobby Darin
Album of the Year:
Come Dance With Me, Frank Sinatra (Capitol)

Song of the Year:
The Battle of New Orleans, Jimmy Driftwood, songwriter

Best Artist of 1959:
Bobby Darin

Best Performance By a Top 40 Artist:
Midnight Flyer, Nat King Cole

Best Vocal Performance, Male:
Come Dance With Me, Frank Sinatra

Best Vocal Performance, Female:
But Not for Me, Ella Fitzgerald

Best Performance By a Chorus:
Battle Hymn of the Republic, Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Best Rhythm and Blues Performance:
What a Diff’rence a Day Makes, Dinah Washington

Best Jazz Performance, Soloist:
Ella Swings Lightly, Ella Fitzgerald

Best Jazz Performance, Group:
I Dig Chicks, Jonah Jones

Best Performance By a Dance Band:
Anatomy of a Murder, Duke Ellington

Best Country and Western Performance:
The Battle of New Orleans, Johnny Horton

Best Performance, Folk:
The Kingston Trio at Large, Kingston Trio

Best Performance By an Orchestra:
Like Young, David Rose and His Orchestra With André Previn

Best Arrangement:
Come Dance With Me, Billy May, arranger

Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1959 (More Than Five Minutes):
Anatomy of a Murder, Duke Ellington, composer

Best Broadway Show Album (tie):
Gypsy, Ethel Merman (Columbia)
Redhead, Gwen Verdon (RCA)

Best Soundtrack Album, Original Cast, Motion Picture or Television:
Porgy and Bess, André Previn and Ken Darby (Columbia)

Best Soundtrack Album, Background Score From Motion Picture or Television:
Anatomy of a Murder, Duke Ellington (Columbia)

Best Classical Performance, Orchestra:
Debussy, Images for Orchestra, Charles Munch conducting Boston Symphony Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Chamber Music (Including Chamber Orchestra):
Beethoven, Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53; Waldstein Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat, Op. 31, No. 3, Artur Rubinstein, pianist

Best Classical Performance, Concerto or Instrumental Soloist (Full Orchestra):
Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3, Van Cliburn, pianist; Kiril Kondrashin conducting Symphony of the Air

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist (Other Than Full Orchestral Accompaniment):
Beethoven, Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53; Waldstein Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat, Op. 31, No. 3, Artur Rubinstein, pianist

Best Classical Performance, Opera Cast or Choral Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro, Erich Leinsdorf conducting Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist (With or Without Orchestra):
Björling in Opera, Jussi Björling

Best Comedy Performance, Spoken Word:
Inside Shelley Berman, Shelley Berman

Best Comedy Performance, Musical:
The Battle of Kookamonga, Homer and Jethro

Best Performance, Documentary or Spoken Word (Other Than Comedy):
A Lincoln Portrait, Carl Sandburg

Best Recording for Children:
Peter and the Wolf, Peter Ustinov, narrating; Herbert von Karajan conducting Philharmonia Orchestra (Angel)

Best Album Cover:
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5, Robert M. Jones, art director (RCA)

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