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1961 Grammy Awards


Henry Mancini
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Record of the Year
“Moon River,” Henry Mancini
Album of the YearJudy at Carnegie Hall, Judy Garland (Capitol)
Song of the Year“Moon River,” Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, songwriters
Best New Artist of 1961Peter Nero
Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male“Lollipops and Roses,” Jack Jones
Best Solo Vocal Performance, FemaleJudy at Carnegie Hall, Judy Garland
Best Performance By a Vocal GroupHigh Flying, Lambert, Hendricks and Ross
Best Performance By a ChorusGreat Band With Great Voices, Johnny Mann Singers and Si Zentner Orchestra
Best Rock and Roll RecordingLet's Twist Again, Chubby Checker (Parkway)
Best Rhythm and Blues RecordingHit the Road Jack, Ray Charles (ABC/Paramount)
Best Jazz Performance, Soloist or Small Group (Instrumental)André Previn Plays Harold Arlen, André Previn
Best Jazz Performance, Large GroupWest Side Story, Stan Kenton
Best Original Jazz Composition“African Waltz,” Galt MacDermott, composer
Best Country and Western RecordingBig Bad John, Jimmy Dean (Columbia)
Best Gospel or Other Religious RecordingEverytime I Feel the Spirit, Mahalia Jackson (Columbia)
Best Folk RecordingBelafonte Folk Singers at Home and Abroad, Belafonte Folk Singers (RCA)
Best Performance By an Orchestra for DancingUp a Lazy River, Si Zentner
Best Performance By an Orchestra for Other Than DancingBreakfast at Tiffany's, Henry Mancini
Best Arrangement“Moon River,” Henry Mancini, arranger
Best Instrumental Theme or Instrumental Version of a Song“African Waltz,” Galt MacDermott, composer
Best Original Cast Show AlbumHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Frank Loesser, composer (RCA)
Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Score From a Motion Picture or TelevisionBreakfast at Tiffany's, Henry Mancini (RCA)
Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast From a Motion Picture or TelevisionWest Side Story, Johnny Green, Saul Chaplin, Sid Ramin and Irwin Kostal (Columbia)
Album of the Year, ClassicalStravinsky Conducts, 1960: Le Sacre du Printemps; Petrouchka, lgor Stravinsky conducting Columbia Symphony (Columbia)
Best Classical Performance, OrchestraRavel, Daphnis et Chloe, Charles Munch conducting Boston Symphony Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Chamber MusicBeethoven, Serenade, Op. 8; Kodaly, Duo for Violin and Cello, Op. 7, Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky and William Primrose
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist (With Orchestra)Bartók, Concerto No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra, Isaac Stern; Eugene Ormandy conducting Philharmonic Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Duo (Without Orchestra)Reverie for Spanish Guitars, Laurindo Almeida
Best Opera RecordingPuccini, Madame Butterfly, Gabriele Santini conducting Rome Opera Chorus and Orchestra (Capitol)
Best Classical Performance, ChoralBach, B Minor Mass, Robert Shaw conducting Robert Shaw Chorale
Best Classical Performance, Vocal SoloistThe Art of the Prima Donna, Joan Sutherland; Francesco Molinari-Pradelli conducting Royal Opera House Orchestra
Best Contemporary Classical Composition (tie)Discantus, Laurindo Almeida, composer
Movements for Piano and Orchestra, Igor Stravinsky, composer
Best Comedy PerformanceAn Evening With Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Mike Nichols and Elaine May
Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording (Other Than Comedy)Humor in Music, Leonard Bernstein conducting New York Philharmonic Symphony (Columbia)
Best Recording for ChildrenProkofiev, Peter and the Wolf, Leonard Bernstein conducting New York Philharmonic Orchestra (Columbia)
Best Album CoverJudy at Carnegie Hall, Jim Silke, art director (Capitol)
Best Album Cover, ClassicalPuccini, Madame Butterfly, Marvin Schwartz, art director (Angel)

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