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In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter - Mayhem - And Fun In The SandboxCarol Burnett, In Such Good Company: Eleven Years Of Laughter - Mayhem - And Fun In The Sandbox, Winner, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing InkElvis Costello, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, Nominee, The Girl With The Lower Back TattooAmy Schumer, The Girl With The Lower Back Tattoo, Nominee, Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of LA Punk (John Doe With Tom Desavia)John Doe - Tom DeSavia - Scott Sherratt -, Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of LA Punk (John Doe With Tom Desavia), Nominee, M TrainPatti Smith, M Train, Nominee, A Full Life: Reflections at NinetyJimmy Carter, A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety, Winner, Brief Encounters: Conversations - Magic Moments - and Assorted HijinksDick Cavett, Brief Encounters: Conversations - Magic Moments - and Assorted Hijinks, Nominee, Yes PleaseAmy Poehler, Yes Please, Nominee, Blood on SnowPatti Smith - Jo Nesbø, Blood on Snow, Nominee, Patience and SarahJanis Ian - Jean Smart - Alma Routsong, Patience and Sarah, Nominee, Diary Of A Mad DivaJoan Rivers, Diary Of A Mad Diva, Winner, We Will Survive: True Stories Of Encouragement - Inspiration - And The Power Of SongGloria Gaynor, We Will Survive: True Stories Of Encouragement - Inspiration - And The Power Of Song, Nominee, Actors AnonymousJames Franco, Actors Anonymous, Nominee, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across AmericaJohn Waters, Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes Across America, Nominee, A Call to Action: Women - Religion - Violence - and PowerJimmy Carter, A Call to Action: Women - Religion - Violence - and Power, Nominee, A Fighting ChanceElizabeth Warren, A Fighting Chance, Nominee, America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren'tStephen Colbert, America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren't, Winner, The Storm KingPete Seeger, The Storm King, Nominee, Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love StoryCarol Burnett, Carrie and Me: A Mother-Daughter Love Story, Nominee, Let's Explore Diabetes with OwlsDavid Sedaris, Let's Explore Diabetes with Owls, Nominee, Still Foolin' 'EmBilly Crystal, Still Foolin' 'Em, Nominee, Society's Child: My AutobiographyJanis Ian - Stefan Rudnicki - Ted Scott -, Society's Child: My Autobiography, Winner, American GrownScott Cresswell - Daniel Zitt, American Grown, Nominee, Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military PowerRachel Maddow, Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military Power, Nominee, Seriously I'm KiddingEllen DeGeneres, Seriously I'm Kidding, Nominee, Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong EconomyBill Clinton, Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy, Nominee
The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album has been awarded since 1959. The award had several minor name changes:In 1959 the award was known as Best Performance, Documentary or Spoken WordFrom 1960 to 1961 it was awarded as Best Performance - Documentary or Spoken Word (other than comedy)From 1962 to 1963 it was awarded as Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording (other than comedy)From 1964 to 1965 it was awarded as Best Documentary, Spoken Word or Drama Recording (other than comedy)In 1966 it was awarded as Best Spoken Word or Drama RecordingFrom 1967 to 1968 it was awarded as Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama RecordingFrom 1969 to 1979 it was awarded as Best Spoken Word RecordingFrom 1980 to 1983 it returned to the title of Best Spoken Word, Documentary or Drama RecordingFrom 1984 to 1991 it was awarded as Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical RecordingFrom 1992 to 1997 it was awarded as Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical AlbumSince 1998 it has been awarded as Best Spoken Word Album
The category now also includes audio books, poetry readings and story telling.
Three US Presidents have won the awards: Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, along with spoken recordings of John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Four U.S. Senators have won: Barack Obama, Everett Dirksen, Al Franken, and Hillary Clinton.
Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were handed out, for a recording released in the previous year. Winners are indicated in boldface.
Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Wikipedia
* Album producers; performed by various artists.Grammy Awards of 1999Christopher Reeve for Still MeToni Morrison for BelovedDavid Holt & Bill Mooney for Spiders in the Hairdo: Modern Urban LegendsJimmy Carter for The Virtues of AgingGarrison Keillor for Wobegon BoyGrammy Awards of 1998Charles Kuralt for Charles Kuralt's SpringJodie Foster for ContactMaya Angelou for Even the Stars Look LonesomeJimmy Carter for Living FaithWalter Cronkite for A Reporter's LifeGrammy Awards of 1997Hillary Clinton for It Takes a VillageGarrison Keillor for The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnCharles Kuralt for Charles Kuralt's AmericaEdward Asner, Ellen Burstyn, CCH Pounder & Alfre Woodard for Grow Old Along with Me, The Best Is Yet to BeLauren Bacall, Martin Landau, Jack Lemmon & Gregory Peck for Harry S Truman: A Journey to IndependenceGrammy Awards of 1996Maya Angelou for Phenomenal WomanGarrison Keillor for Guy Noir: Radio Private EyeLeonard Nimoy for I Am SpockDanny Glover for Long Walk to FreedomGrammy Awards of 1995Henry Rollins for Get in the Van: On the Road with Black FlagKen Burns for BaseballGregory Peck for The Bible (The New Testament)Kenneth Branagh and the Renaissance Theatre Company for HamletBen Kingsley for Schindler's ListGrammy Awards of 1994Maya Angelou for On the Pulse of MorningArlo Guthrie for Bound for GloryEmma Thompson for Howards EndLevar Burton for Miles: The AutobiographyPaul Newman and Joanne Woodward for Mr. and Mrs. BridgeGrammy Awards of 1993Earvin "Magic" Johnson & Robert O'Keefe for What You Can Do to Avoid AIDSFannie Flagg for Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop CafeGarrison Keillor for StoriesKen Nordine for Devout CatalystPatrick Stewart for A Christmas CarolOrson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich for This Is Orson WellesGrammy Awards of 1992Ken Burns for The Civil WarGrammy Awards of 1991George Burns for Gracie - A Love StoryGrammy Awards of 1990Gilda Radner for It's Always SomethingGrammy Awards of 1989Jesse Jackson for Speech by Rev. Jesse JacksonJohn Gielgud for A Christmas CarolJonathan Winters for Winters' Talevarious artists, Garrison Keillor for A Prairie Home Companion: The 2nd Annual Farewell PerformanceJohn Cleese for The Screwtape LettersGrammy Awards of 1988Garrison Keillor for Lake Wobegon DaysKatharine Hepburn for Lincoln Portrait - track from Aaron Copland: Lincoln Portrait and Other WorksLauren Bacall for Lauren Bacall by MyselfLeonard Nimoy for Whales AliveLeonard Nimoy, George Takei for Star Trek IV: The Voyage HomeGrammy Awards of 1987Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chips Moman, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins & Sam Phillips for Interviews From the Class of '55 Recording SessionsBill Cosby for Hardheaded BoysF. Murray Abraham for Interview with the VampireJohn Gielgud for GulliverRay Bradbury for The Stories of Ray BradburyGrammy Awards of 1986Mike Berniker (producer) & the original Broadway cast for Ma Rainey's Black BottomAlan Arkin for Catch-22 by Joseph HellerDick Cavett for The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainJohn Le Carre for The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John Le CarrePhilip Roth for Zuckerman Bound by Philip RothGrammy Awards of 1985Ben Kingsley for The Words of GandhiJeremy Irons, Glenn Close for The Real Thing (Broadway Cast)John Lennon, Yoko Ono for Heart Play (Unfinished Dialogue)Rev. Jesse Jackson for Our Time Has ComeGrammy Awards of 1984William Warfield for Copland: A Lincoln PortraitJane Fonda, Femmy De Lyser for Jane Fonda's Workout Record for Pregnancy, Birth and RecoveryJohn Gielgud, Irene Worth for Old Possum's Book of Practical CatsSteve Allen, Jayne Meadows for Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Home ComputersGrammy Awards of 1983Tom Voegeli (producer) for Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Movie on Record performed by various artistsGrammy Awards of 1982Orson Welles for Donovan's BrainPaul McCartney; Vic Garbarini (interviewer) for The McCartney InterviewE.G. Marshall for Justice Holmes' DecisionsEd McMahon for 'Twas the Night Before ChristmasJames Mason for Vladimir Nabokov: LolitaGrammy Awards of 1981Pat Carroll for Gertrude Stein, Gertrude Stein, Gertrude SteinMahalia Jackson for I Sing Because I'm Happy, Vols. 1 and 2original cast with narration - Adventures of Luke Skywalker: The Empire Strikes BackOrson Welles for Obediently Yours/Orson WellesPeter Ustinov for A Curb in the Sky (James Thurber)Grammy Awards of 1980John Gielgud for Ages of Man Ages of Man - Readings From ShakespeareHenry Fonda for The Ox-Bow IncidentJim Morrison for An American PlayerKen Nordine for Stare with Your EarsOriginal motion picture soundtrack for Apocalypse NowOrson Welles, Helen Hayes for Orson Welles/Helen Hayes at Their BestGrammy Awards of 1979Orson Welles for Citizen Kane Original Motion Picture Soundtrackoriginal soundtrack for Television - RootsJudith Anderson, Claire Bloom, James Mason, George Rose, Gordon Gould for Wuthering HeightsHenry Fonda for John Steinbeck: The Grapes of WrathRichard Nixon, David Frost for The Nixon Interviews with David FrostGrammy Awards of 1978Julie Harris for The Belle of AmherstAlex Haley for Alex Haley Tells the Story of His Search for RootsHarry Truman speaking with Ben Gradus The Truman Tapesoriginal cast, Ntozake Shange (writer) For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is EnufChristopher Tolkien for J.R.R. Tolkien: The Silmarillion of Beren and LuthienGrammy Awards of 1977Henry Fonda, Helen Hayes, James Earl Jones & Orson Welles for Great American DocumentsCharlton Heston for Hemingway: The Old Man and the SeaJames Mason for Dickens: A Tale of Two CitiesRay Bradbury for Fahrenheit 451William Shatner for Asimov: Foundation: The PsychohistoricansGrammy Awards of 1976James Whitmore for Give 'em Hell, Harry!Alistair Cooke for Talk About AmericaClaudia McNeil for The Autobiography of Miss Jane PittmanMaureen Stapleton for To Kill a MockingbirdOrson Welles for Immortal Sherlock Holmes Mercury Theatre on the AirRichard Harris for The ProphetGrammy Awards of 1975Peter Cook & Dudley Moore for Good EveningEric Sevareid for An Ear to the Sounds of Our HistoryRod McKuen for AutumnSam Ervin for Senator Sam at HomeGrammy Awards of 1974Richard Harris for Jonathan Livingston SeagullBillie Holiday for Songs and ConversationsJohn Wayne for America, Why I Love HerKurt Vonnegut Jr. for Slaughterhouse FiveVincent Price for Witches, Ghosts and GoblinsGrammy Awards of 1973Bruce Botnick (producer) for Lenny performed by the original Broadway castAngela Davis for Angela Davis SpeaksRod McKuen for The WordYevgeny Yevtushenko for YevtushenkoGrammy Awards of 1972Les Crane for DesiderataJames Whitmore for Will Rogers' U.S.A.Richard Chamberlain for HamletStacy Keach, Robert Ryan, Geraldine Fitzgerald for Long Day's Journey Into NightWalter Cronkite for I Can Hear It Now/The SixtiesGrammy Awards of 1971Martin Luther King, Jr. for Why I Oppose the War in VietnamApollo 8, 11, 12 astronauts, Presidents Kennedy and Nixon for In the BeginningAmbrose, Dryden, Hecht, Molloy, Seeger for Poems and Ballads from 100-Plus American PoetsBill Cosby for Grover Henson Feels ForgottenEverett Dirksen for Everett Dirksen's AmericaGrammy Awards of 1970Art Linkletter & Diane Linkletter for We Love You Call CollectJames Earl Jones for The Great White HopeWalter Cronkite for Man On The MoonGrammy Awards of 1969Rod McKuen for Lonesome CitiesMartin Luther King Jr. for I Have a DreamMartin Starkie for The Canterbury PilgrimsPaul Scofield for Murder in the CathedralGrammy Awards of 1968Everett Dirksen for Gallant MenHal Holbrook for Mark Twain Tonight, Vol. 3James Dickey for Poems of James DickeyPatrick Magee, Cyril Cusack for The BalconyPaul Scofield, Wendy Hiller, Robert Shaw for A Man For All SeasonsRod McKuen for The EarthVictor Lundberg for An Open Letter to My Teenage SonGrammy Awards of 1967Edward R. Murrow for Edward R. Murrow - A Reporter Remembers, Vol. I The War YearsBuddy Starcher for History Repeats ItselfJohnny Sea for Day for DecisionLee J. Cobb, Mildred Dunnock for Death of a SalesmanGrammy Awards of 1966Goddard Lieberson (producer) for John F. Kennedy - As We Remember HimAdlai Stevenson for The Voice of the Uncommon ManAlec Guinness for A Personal ChoiceChet Huntley, David Brinkley for A Time to Keep:'64Margaret Webster for The BrontesNational Theatre of Great Britain for Much Ado About NothingGrammy Awards of 1965That Was The Week That Was for BBC Tribute to John F. Kennedy performed by the That Was the Week That Was castJohn F. Kennedy, narrated by David Brinkley, introduction by Adlai Stevenson for The Kennedy Witoriginal cast with Alec Guinness, Kate Reid for DylanRichard Burton (original cast: Hume Cronyn, John Gielgud, Alfred Drake, George Voskovec, Eileen Herlie, William Redfield, George Ross) - Shakespeare: HamletRichard Burton, Peter O'Toole - Dialogue Highlights from BecketGrammy Awards of 1964Edward Albee (playwright) for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? performed by Melinda Dillon, George Grizzard, Uta Hagen & Arthur HillBertolt Brecht, (playwright) for Brecht on Brecht (original cast with Dane Clark, Anne Jackson, Lotte Lenya, Viveca Lindfors)Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (with Joan Baez, Marian Anderson, Odetta, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, Bob Dylan) for We Shall Overcome (The March on Washington, August 28,'63)Goddard Leiberson, producer (Pete Seeger and others) for The BadmenNorman Weiser, producer (David Teig, narrator) for John F. Kennedy - The Presidential YearsGrammy Awards of 1963Charles Laughton for The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles LaughtonCarl Sandburg for Carl Sandburg Reading His PoetryClaude Rains, reader; Glenn Gould, pianist for Enoch Arden (music by R. Strauss; poem by Alfred Tennyson)Laurence Harvey for This Is My BelovedStan Kenton for Mama Sang a SongGrammy Awards of 1962Leonard Bernstein for Humor in MusicSandburg, Shapley, Jawaharlal Nehru, Lipschitz for Wisdom, Vol. 1Alexander Scourby for The Coming of ChristDorothy Parker for The World of Dorothy ParkerHal Holbrook for More of Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!Grammy Awards of 1961Robert Bialek (producer) for FDR SpeaksJohn Gielgud for Ages of Man, Vol. 2 (One Man in His Time) Part 2 - ShakespeareArchibald MacLeish for J.B.Henry Fonda for Voices of the Twentieth CenturyGrammy Awards of 1960Carl Sandburg for A Lincoln PortraitBasil Rathbone - for Basil Rathbone Reads Sherlock HolmesHal Holbrook - for Mark Twain TonightJohn Gielgud - for Ages of ManTony Schwartz - for New York Taxi DriverGrammy Awards of 1959Stan Freberg for The Best of the Stan Freberg ShowsHenry Jacobs for Two Interviews of Our TimeMarian Anderson for The Lady from PhiladelphiaMelvyn Douglas, Vincent Price, Carl Sandburg, Ed Begley for Great American SpeechesStan Freberg for Green Christmas
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