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19th Annual Grammy Awards

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Hosted by  Andy Williams
Date  19 February 1977
Host  Andy Williams
Network  CBS
Other ceremonies  1976, 1978
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Location  Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California

The 19th Annual Grammy Awards were held on February 19, 1977, and were broadcast live on American television (CBS). They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1976.


Helen Hayes's win made her the second person to become an EGOT.

Award winners

  • Record of the Year
  • "This Masquerade" - George Benson (artist) & Tommy LiPuma (producer)
  • Album of the Year
  • Songs in the Key of Life - Stevie Wonder (artist) & Stevie Wonder (producer)
  • Song of the Year
  • "I Write the Songs" - Bruce Johnston (songwriter) (for performed by Barry Manilow)
  • Best New Artist
  • Starland Vocal Band
  • Children's

  • Best Recording for Children
  • Karl Böhm (conductor) & Hermione Gingold for Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
  • Classical

  • Best Classical Orchestral Performance
  • Raymond Minshull (producer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
  • Beverly Sills for Herbert: Music of Victor Herbert
  • Best Opera Recording
  • Michael Woolcock (producer), Lorin Maazel (conductor), Leona Mitchell, Willard White & the Cleveland Orchestra for Gershwin: Porgy and Bess
  • Best Choral Performance (other than opera)
  • André Previn (conductor), Arthur Oldham (choirmaster) & the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for Rachmaninoff: The Bells
  • Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with orchestra)
  • Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Arthur Rubinstein & the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos
  • Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (without orchestra)
  • Vladimir Horowitz for Horowitz Concerts 1975/76
  • Best Chamber Music Performance
  • David Munrow (conductor) & the Early Music Consort of London for The Art of Courtly Love
  • Best Classical Album
  • Max Wilcox (producer), Daniel Barenboim (conductor), Arthur Rubinstein & the London Philharmonic for Beethoven: The Five Piano Concertos
  • Comedy

  • Best Comedy Recording
  • Richard Pryor for Bicentennial Nigger
  • Composing and arranging

  • Best Instrumental Composition
  • Chuck Mangione (composer) for Bellavia
  • Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
  • Norman Whitfield (composer) for Car Wash performed by various artists
  • Best Instrumental Arrangement
  • Chick Corea (arranger) for "Leprechaun's Dream"
  • Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
  • James William Guercio & Jimmie Haskell (arrangers) for "If You Leave Me Now" performed by Chicago
  • Best Arrangement for Voices (duo, group or chorus)
  • Starland Vocal Band (arranger) for "Afternoon Delight"
  • Country

  • Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
  • Emmylou Harris for Elite Hotel
  • Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
  • Ronnie Milsap for "(I'm a) Stand By My Woman Man"
  • Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
  • Amazing Rhythm Aces for "The End Is Not in Sight (The Cowboy Tune)"
  • Best Country Instrumental Performance
  • Chet Atkins & Les Paul for Chester and Lester
  • Best Country Song
  • Larry Gatlin (songwriter) for "Broken Lady"
  • Folk

  • Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording
  • John Hartford for Mark Twang
  • Gospel

  • Best Gospel Performance (other than soul gospel)
  • The Oak Ridge Boys for "Where the Soul Never Dies"
  • Best Soul Gospel Performance
  • Mahalia Jackson for How I Got Over
  • Best Inspirational Performance
  • Gary S. Paxton for The Astonishing, Outrageous, Amazing, Incredible, Unbelievable, Different World of Gary S. Paxton
  • Jazz

  • Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist (Instrumental)
  • Count Basie for Basie & Zoot
  • Best Jazz Performance by a Group
  • Chick Corea for The Leprechaun
  • Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band
  • Duke Ellington for The Ellington Suites
  • Best Jazz Vocal Performance
  • Ella Fitzgerald for Fitzgerald and Pass... Again
  • Latin

  • Best Latin Recording
  • Eddie Palmieri for Unfinished Masterpiece
  • Musical show

  • Best Cast Show Album
  • Luigi Creatore & Hugo Peretti (producers) & various artists for Bubbling Brown Sugar
  • Packaging and notes

  • Best Album Package
  • John Berg (art director) for Chicago X performed by Chicago
  • Best Album Notes
  • Dan Morgenstern (notes writer) for The Changing Face of Harlem, the Savoy Sessions performed by Various Artists
  • Pop

  • Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
  • Hasten Down the Wind (album) - Linda Ronstadt
  • Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
  • Songs in the Key of Life (album) - Stevie Wonder
  • Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
  • "If You Leave Me Now" - Chicago
  • Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  • "Breezin'" (track) - George Benson
  • Production and engineering

  • Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
  • Breezin' - Al Schmitt (engineer)
  • Best Engineered Recording, Classical
  • Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue - Edward (Bud) T. Graham, Milton Cherin, Ray Moore (engineers)
  • Best Producer of the Year
  • Stevie Wonder
  • R&B

  • Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
  • Natalie Cole for "Sophisticated Lady (She's a Different Lady)"
  • Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
  • Stevie Wonder for "I Wish"
  • Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
  • Billy Davis Jr. & Marilyn McCoo for "You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show)"
  • Best R&B Instrumental Performance
  • George Benson for "Theme From Good King Bad"
  • Best Rhythm & Blues Song
  • Boz Scaggs & David Paich (songwriters) for "Lowdown" performed by Boz Scaggs
  • Spoken

  • Best Spoken Word Recording
  • Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones & Orson Welles for Great American Documents
  • References

    19th Annual Grammy Awards Wikipedia

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