1960 Grammy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Record of the Year“Theme From A Summer Place,” Percy Faith
Album of the YearButton Down Mind, Bob Newhart (Warner Bros.)
Song of the Year“Theme From Exodus,” Ernest Gold, songwriter
Best New Artist of 1960Bob Newhart
Best Performance By a Pop Single Artist“Georgia on My Mind,” Ray Charles
Best Vocal Performance Single Record or Track, Male“Georgia on My Mind,” Ray Charles (ABC)
Best Vocal Performance Single Record or Track, Female“Mack the Knife,” Ella Fitzgerald (Verve)
Best Vocal Performance, Album, MaleGenius of Ray Charles, Ray Charles (Atlantic)
Best Vocal Performance, Album, FemaleMack the Knife—Ella in Berlin, Ella Fitzgerald (Verve)
Best Performance By a Vocal Group“We Got Us,” Eydie Gormé and Steve Lawrence
Best Performance By a ChorusSongs of the Cowboy, Norman Luboff Choir
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance“Let the Good Times Roll,” Ray Charles
Best Jazz Performance, Solo or Small GroupWest Side Story, André Previn
Best Jazz Performance, Large GroupBlues and the Beat, Henry Mancini
Best Jazz Composition of More Than Five MinutesSketches of Spain, Miles Davis and Gil Evans, composers
Best Performance By a Band for DancingDance With Basie, Count Basie
Best Country and Western Performance“El Paso,” Marty Robbins
Best Performance, Folk“Swing Dat Hammer,” Harry Belafonte
Best Performance By an OrchestraMr. Lucky, Henry Mancini
Best ArrangementMr. Lucky, Henry Mancini, arranger
Best Show Album (Original Cast)The Sound of Music, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, composers (Columbia)
Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Music Score From Motion Picture or TelevisionExodus, Ernest Gold, composer (RCA)
Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast From Motion Picture or TelevisionCan-Can, Cole Porter, composer (Capital)
Best Classical Performance, OrchestraBartók, Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste, Fritz Reiner conducting Chicago Symphony
Best Classical Performance, Vocal or Instrumental Chamber MusicConversations With the Guitar, Laurindo Almeida
Best Classical Performance, Concerto or Instrumental SoloistBrahms, Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat, Sviatoslav Richter; Erich Leinsdorf conducting Chicago Symphony
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Duo (Other Than Orchestral)The Spanish Guitars of Laurindo Almeida, Laurindo Almeida
Best Classical Opera ProductionPuccini, Turandot, Erich Leinsdorf conducting Rome Opera House Chorus and Orchestra; solos: Tebaldi, Nilsson, Björling and Tozzi
Best Classical Performance, Choral (Including Oratorio)Handel, The Messiah, Sir Thomas Beecham conducting Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Best Classical Performance, Vocal SoloistA Program of Song, Leontyne Price
Best Contemporary Classical CompositionOrchestral Suite From Tender Land Suite, Aaron Copland, composer
Best Comedy Performance (Spoken Word)Button Down Mind Strikes Back, Bob Newhart
Best Comedy Performance (Musical)Jonathan and Darlene Edwards in Paris, Jo Stafford and Paul Weston
Best Performance, Documentary or Spoken Word (Other Than Comedy)F.D.R. Speaks, Robert Bialek
Best Album Created for ChildrenLet's All Sing With the Chipmunks, David Seville (Liberty)
Best Album CoverLatin a la Lee, Marvin Schwartz, art director (Capitol)

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