Grammy Awards of 1973


Grammy Awards of 1973

Infobox Grammy Awards
name = 15th


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date= February 1973
venue = Nashville, Tennessee
Person of the Year =
host = none
network = CBS
last = 1972
next = 1974

The 15th Grammy Awards were held in February 1973, and were the first to be broadcast live on CBS, after the first two ceremonies were on ABC. CBS has been the TV home for the Grammy Awards ever since. The awards recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1972. The ceremony this year was held in Nashville, Tennessee; others before or since have been held in either New York City or Los Angeles.

Award winners:

* Record of the Year
**Joel Dorn (producer) & Roberta Flack for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" performed by Roberta Flack

* Album of the Year
**Phil Spector (producer), George Harrison (producer & artist), Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr & Klaus Voormann for "The Concert for Bangla Desh"

* Song of the Year
**Ewan MacColl (songwriter) for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" performed by Roberta Flack

* Best New Artist
**America

Children's

*Best Recording for Children
**Christopher Cerf, Lee Chamberlin, Joe Raposo (producers), Bill Cosby & Rita Moreno for "The Electric Company"

Classical

*Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
**Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for "Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor"
*Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
**Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau for "Brahms: Die Schone Magelone"
*Best Opera Recording
**Erik Smith (producer), Colin Davis (conductor) the BBC Symphony Orchestra & various artists for "Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini"
*Best Choral Performance, Classical (other than opera)
**Georg Solti (conductor), the Vienna Boys Choir, the Vienna Singverein Chorus, the Vienna State Opera Chorus, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra & various artists for "Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E Flat (Symphony of a Thousand)"
*Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with orchestra)
**Eugene Ormandy (conductor), Arthur Rubinstein & the Philadelphia Orchestra for "Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat"
*Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (without orchestra)
**Vladimir Horowitz for "Horowitz Plays Chopin"
*Best Chamber Music Performance
**Julian Bream & John Christopher Williams for "Julian and John (Works by Lawes, Carulli, Albéniz, Granados)"
*Best Classical Album
**David Harvey (producer), Georg Solti (conductor), various artists, the Vienna Boys Choir, the Vienna Singverein Chorus & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for "Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E Flat (Symphony of a Thousand)"

Comedy

*Best Comedy Recording
**George Carlin for "FM and AM"

Composing and arranging

*Best Instrumental Composition
**Michel Legrand (composer) for "Brian's Song"
*Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
**Nino Rota (composer) for "The Godfather"
*Best Instrumental Arrangement
**Don Ellis (arranger) for "Theme From "The French Connection" performed by the Don Ellis Big Band
*Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
**Michel Legrand (arranger) for "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?" performed by Sarah Vaughan

Country

*Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
**Donna Fargo for "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA"
*Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
**Charley Pride for "Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs"
*Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
**The Statler Brothers for "Class of '57"
*Best Country Instrumental Performance
**Charlie McCoy for "Charlie McCoy/The Real McCoy"
*Best Country Song
**Ben Peters (songwriter) for "Kiss an Angel Good Morning" performed by Charley Pride

Folk

*Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording (including traditional blues)
**Muddy Waters for "The London Muddy Waters Session"

Gospel

*Best Gospel Performance
**Blackwood Brothers for "L-O-V-E"
*Best Soul Gospel Performance
**Aretha Franklin for "Amazing Grace"
*Best Inspirational Performance
**Elvis Presley for "He Touched Me"

Jazz

*Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist
**Gary Burton for "Alone at Last"
*Best Best Jazz Performance by a Group
**Freddie Hubbard for "First Light"
*Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band
**Duke Ellington for "Toga Brava Suite"

Musical Show

*Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album
**Micki Grant (composer), Jerry Ragovoy (producer) & the original cast (Alex Bradford, Hope Clarke & Bobby Hill) for "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope"

Packaging and Notes

*Best Album Cover
**Acy R. Lehman (art director) & Harvey Dinnerstein (graphic artist) for "The Siegel-Schwall Band" performed by the Siegel-Schwall Band
*Best Album Notes
**Tom T. Hall for "Tom T. Hall's Greatest Hits"
*Best Album Notes - Classical
**James Lyons (notes writer) for "Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 (A London Symphony)" conducted by Andre Previn

Pop

*Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
**Helen Reddy for "I am Woman"
*Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
**Harry Nilsson for "Without You"
*Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
**Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack for "Where Is the Love"
*Best Pop Instrumental Performance by an Instrumental Performer
**Billy Preston for "Outa-Space"
*Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Vocal Coloring
**Isaac Hayes for "Black Moses"

Production and engineering

*Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
**Armin Steiner (engineer) for "Moods" performed by Neil Diamond
*Best Engineered Recording, Classical
**Gordon Parry, Kenneth Wilkinson (engineers) Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for "Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand)"

R&B

*Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
**Aretha Franklin for "Young, Gifted and Black"
*Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
**Billy Paul for "Me and Mrs. Jones"
*Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
**The Temptations for "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"
*Best R&B Instrumental Performance
**Paul Riser & Norman Whitfield (The Temptations) for "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone (Instrumental)"
*Best R&B Song
**Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield (songwriters) for "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" performed by The Temptations

poken

*Best Spoken Word Recording
**Bruce Botnick (producer) for "Lenny" performed by the original cast

External links

* [http://imdb.com/title/tt0384785/ 15th Grammy Awards] , at the Internet Movie Database

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