1969 Grammy Award Winners

1969 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: March 12, 1969
Televised “Best On Record” May 5, 1969
Held at: Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville & New York
Opening/Closing: Rowan and Martin
Eligibility Year: November 2, 1967 – November 1, 1968

1969 Grammy Winners
Record of the Year:
Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
Album of the Year:
By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Glen Campbell (Capitol)

Song of the Year:
Little Green Apples – Bobby Russell, songwriter

Best New Artist of 1968:
José Feliciano

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Performance, Male:
Light My Fire – José Feliciano

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Performance, Female:
Do You Know the Way to San Jose – Dionne Warwick

Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Performance, Duo or Group:
Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel

Best Contemporary Pop Performance, Chorus:
Mission Impossible/Norwegian Wood (medley), Alan Copeland Singers

Best Contemporary Pop Performance, Instrumental:
Classical Gas – Mason Williams

Best Rhythm and Blues Song:
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding and Steve Cropper, songwriters

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male:
(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay – Otis Redding

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female:
Chain of Fools – Aretha Franklin

Best Rhythm and Blues Performance By a Duo or Group, Vocal or Instrumental:
Cloud Nine – The Temptations

Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Small Group or Soloist With Small Group:
Bill Evans at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Bill Evans Trio

Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Large Group or Soloist With Large Group:
And His Mother Called Him Bill – Duke Ellington

Best Country Song:
Little Green Apples – Bobby Russell, songwriter

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male:
Folsom Prison Blues – Johnny Cash

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female Harper Valley P.T.A. – Jeannie C. Riley

Best Country Performance, Duo or Group Vocal or Instrumental:
Foggy Mountain Breakdown – Flatt and Scruggs

Best Sacred Performance:
Beautiful Isle of Somewhere – Jack Hess

Best Gospel Performance:
The Happy Gospel of the Happy Goodmans, Happy Goodman Family

Best Soul Gospel Performance:
The Soul of Me – Dottie Rambo

Best Folk Performance:
Both Sides Now – Judy Collins

Best Instrumental Arrangement:
Classical Gas – Mike Post, arranger

Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s):
MacArthur Park – Jimmy L. Webb, arranger

Best Instrumental Theme:
Classical Gas – Mason Williams, composer

Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album:
Hair, Gerome Ragni, James Rado and Galt MacDermott, composers (RCA)

Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special:
The Graduate, Paul Simon and Dave Grusin, composers

Best Classical Performance, Orchestra:
Boulez Conducts Debussy, Pierre Boulez conducting New Philharmonia Orchestra

Best Chamber Music Performance:
Gabrieli, Canzoni for Brass, Winds, Strings and Organ, E. Power Biggs with Edward Tarr Ensemble and Gabrieli Consort; Vittorio Negri, conductor

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With or Without Orchestra):
Horowitz on Television, Vladimir Horowitz

Best Opera Recording:
Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Erich Leinsdorf conducting New Philharmonia Orchestra and Ambrosian Opera Chorus; solos: Price, Raskin, Troyanos, Milnes, Shirley and Flagello (RCA)

Best Choral Performance (Other Than Opera):
The Glory of Gabrieli, Vittorio Negri conducting Gregg Smith Singers and Texas Boys Choir; George Bragg directing Edward Tarr Ensemble with E. Power Biggs

Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance:
Rossini Rarities, Montserrat Caballe; Carlo Felice Cillario conducting RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Best Comedy Recording:
To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With, Bill Cosby (Warner Bros.)

Best Spoken Word Recording:
Lonesome Cities, Rod McKuen (Warner Bros.-Seven Arts)

Best Album Cover:
Underground, John Berg and Richard Mantel, art directors (Columbia)

Best Album Notes:
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Johnny Cash, annotator

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