1962 Grammy Award Winners

1962 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: May 29, 1962
Held at: Chicago, Los Angeles and New York
Host: Frank Sinatra
Eligibility Year: December 1, 1960 – November 30, 1961

1962 Grammy Winners
Record of the Year:
Moon River, Henry Mancini
Album of the Year:
Judy at Carnegie Hall, Judy Garland (Capitol)

Song of the Year:
Moon River, Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, songwriters

Best New Artist of 1961:
Peter Nero

Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male:
Lollipops and Roses, Jack Jones

Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female:
Judy at Carnegie Hall, Judy Garland

Best Performance By a Vocal Group:
High Flying, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross

Best Performance By a Chorus:
Great Band With Great Voices, Johnny Mann Singers and Si Zentner Orchestra

Best Rock and Roll Recording:
Let’s Twist Again, Chubby Checker (Parkway)

Best Rhythm and Blues Recording:
Hit the Road Jack, Ray Charles (ABC/Paramount)

Best Jazz Performance, Soloist or Small Group (Instrumental):
André Previn Plays Harold Arlen, André Previn

Best Jazz Performance, Large Group:
West Side Story, Stan Kenton

Best Original Jazz Composition:
African Waltz, Galt MacDermott, composer

Best Country and Western Recording:
Big Bad John, Jimmy Dean (Columbia)

Best Gospel or Other Religious Recording:
Everytime I Feel the Spirit, Mahalia Jackson (Columbia)

Best Folk Recording:
Belafonte Folk Singers at Home and Abroad, Belafonte Folk Singers (RCA)

Best Performance By an Orchestra for Dancing:
Up a Lazy River, Si Zentner

Best Performance By an Orchestra for Other Than Dancing:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Henry Mancini

Best Arrangement:
Moon River, Henry Mancini, arranger

Best Instrumental Theme or Instrumental Version of a Song:
African Waltz, Galt MacDermott, composer

Best Original Cast Show Album:
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Frank Loesser, composer (RCA)

Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Score From a Motion Picture or Television:
Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Henry Mancini (RCA)

Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast From a Motion Picture or Television:
West Side Story, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (Columbia)

Album of the Year, Classical:
Stravinsky Conducts, 1960: Le Sacre du Printemps; Petrouchka, lgor Stravinsky conducting Columbia Symphony (Columbia)

Best Classical Performance, Orchestra:
Ravel, Daphnis et Chloe, Charles Munch conducting Boston Symphony Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Chamber Music:
Beethoven, Serenade, Op. 8; Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7, Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky and William Primrose

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist (With Orchestra):
Bartók, Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Isaac Stern; Eugene Ormandy conducting Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Duo (Without Orchestra):
Reverie for Spanish Guitars, Laurindo Almeida

Best Opera Recording:
Puccini, Madame Butterfly, Gabriele Santini conducting Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)

Best Classical Performance, Choral:
Bach, B Minor Mass, Robert Shaw conducting Robert Shaw Chorale

Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist:
The Art of the Prima Donna, Joan Sutherland; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli conducting Royal Opera House Orchestra

Best Contemporary Classical Composition (tie):
Discantus, Laurindo Almeida, composer
Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky, composer

Best Comedy Performance:
An Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Mike Nichols and Elaine May

Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording (Other Than Comedy):
Humor in Music, Leonard Bernstein conducting New York Philharmonic Symphony (Columbia)

Best Recording for Children:
Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf, Leonard Bernstein conducting New York Philharmonic Orchestra (Columbia)

Best Album Cover:
Judy at Carnegie Hall, Jim Silke, art director (Capitol)

Best Album Cover, Classical:
Puccini, Madame Butterfly, Marvin Schwartz, art director (Angel)