1976 Grammy Award Winners

1976 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: February 28, 1976
Held at: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California
Host: Andy Williams
Eligibility Year: October 16, 1974 – October 15, 1975

1976 Grammy Winners
Record of the Year:
Love Will Keep Us Together – Captain and Tennille
Album of the Year:
Still Crazy After All These Years, Paul Simon (Columbia)

Song of the Year:
Send in the Clowns – Stephen Sondheim, songwriter

Best New Artist of the Year:
Natalie Cole

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male:
Still Crazy After All These Years, Paul Simon

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female:
At Seventeen – Janis lan

Best Pop Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus:
Lyin’ Eyes – Eagles

Best Pop Instrumental Performance:
The Hustle – Van McCoy and the Soul City Symphony

Best Rhythm and Blues Song:
Where Is the Love – Harry Wayne Casey, Richard Finch, Willie Clarke and Betty Wright, songwriters

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Male:
Living for the City – Ray Charles

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, Female:
This Will Be – Natalie Cole

Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance By a Duo, Group or Chorus:
Shining Star – Earth, Wind and Fire

Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance :
Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Convention

Best Jazz Performance By a Soloist:
Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie, Dizzy Gillespie

Best Jazz Performance By a Group:
No Mystery, Chick Corea and Return to Forever

Best Jazz Performance By a Big Band:
Images, Phil Woods with Michel Legrand and His Orchestra

Best Country Song:
(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song – Chips Moman and Larry Butler, songwriters

Best Country Vocal Performance, Male:
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain – Willie Nelson

Best Country Vocal Performance, Female:
I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You), Linda Ronstadt

Best Country Vocal Performance By a Duo or Group:
Lover Please – Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge

Best Country Instrumental Performance:
The Entertainer – Chet Atkins

Best Gospel Performance:
No Shortage, Imperials

Best Soul Gospel Performance
Take Me Back, Andrae Crouch and the Disciples

Best Latin Recording:
Sun of Latin Music, Eddie Palmieri (Coco)

Best Inspirational Performance:
Jesus, We Just Want to Thank You, Bill Gaither Trio

Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording:
The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album, Muddy Waters (Chess)

Best Instrumental Arrangement:
The Rockford Files – Mike Post and Pete Carpenter, arrangers

Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists:
Misty – Ray Stevens, arranger

Best Instrumental Composition Images – Michel Legrand, composer

Best Cast Show Album:
The Wiz, Charlie Smalls, composer (Atlantic)

Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special:
Jaws, John Williams, composer (MCA)

Album of the Year, Classical:
Beethoven, Symphonies Complete, Sir Georg Solti conducting Chicago Symphony Orchestra (London)

Best Classical Performance, Orchestra:
Ravel, Daphnis et Chloë (Complete Ballet), Pierre Boulez conducting New York Philharmonic

Best Chamber Music Performance (Instrumental or Vocal):
Schubert, Trios nos. 1 in B-Flat Major, ops. 99 and 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 11 (The Piano Trios), Artur Rubinstein, Henryk Szeryng and Pierre Fournier

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist (With Orchestra):
Ravel, Concerto for Left Hand and Concerto for Piano in G Major; Fauré, Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra, Alicia de Lorrocha; De Burgos and Foster conducting London Philharmonic

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist (Without Orchestra):
Bach, Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Unaccompanied, Nathan Milstein

Best Opera Recording:
Mozart, Cosi fan tutte, Colin Davis conducting Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; principle solos: Caballé, Baker, Gedda, Ganzarolli, Van Allan and Cotrubas (Philips)

Best Choral Performance, Classical:
Orff, Carmina Burana, Robert Page directing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Boys Choir; Michael Tilson Thomas conducting Cleveland Orchestra; soloists: Blegen, Binder and Riegel

Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance:
Mahler, Kindertotenlieder, Janet Baker; Leonard Bernstein conducting Israel Philharmonic

Best Comedy Recording:
Is It Something I Said?, Richard Pryor (Reprise)

Best Spoken Word Recording:
Give ‘Em Hell Harry, James Whitmore (United Artists)

Best Recording for Children:
The Little Prince, Richard Burton, narrator (RIP)

Best Album Package:
Honey, Jim Ladwig, art director (Mercury)

Best Album Notes (Non-Classical):
Blood on the Tracks, Pete Hamill, annotator (Columbia)

Best Album Notes, Classical:
Footlifters, Gunther Schuller, annotator (Columbia)

Best Producer of the Year:
Arif Mardin