1964 Grammy Awards

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
Record of the Year“The Girl From Ipanema,” Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto
Album of the YearGetz/Gilberto, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto (Verve)
Song of the Year“Hello, Dolly!,” Jerry Herman, songwriter

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Best New Artist of 1964
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Most Promising New Recording ArtistMarilyn Horne
Best Vocal Performance, Male“Hello, Dolly!,” Louis Armstrong
Best Vocal Performance, Female“People,” Barbra Streisand
Best Performance By a Vocal GroupA Hard Day's Night, The Beatles
Best Performance By a ChorusThe Swingle Singers Going Baroque, Swingle Singers
Best Rock and Roll Recording“Downtown,” Petula Clark (Warner Bros.)
Best Rhythm and Blues Recording“How Glad I Am,” Nancy Wilson (Capitol)
Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Small Group or Soloist With Small GroupGetz/Gilberto, Stan Getz
Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Large Group or Soloist With Large GroupGuitar From Ipanema, Laurindo Almeida
Best Original Jazz Composition“The Cat,” Lalo Schifrin, composer
Best Country and Western Single“Dang Me,” Roger Miller
Best Country and Western AlbumDang Me/Chug-a-Lug, Roger Miller (Smash)
Best Country and Western Song“Dang Me,” Roger Miller, songwriter
Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Male“Dang Me,” Roger Miller
Best Country and Western Vocal Performance, Female“Here Comes My Baby,” Dottie West
Best New Country and Western Artist of 1964Roger Miller
Best Gospel or Other Religious Recording (Musical)Great Gospel Songs, Tennessee Ernie Ford (Capitol)
Best Folk RecordingWe'll Sing in the Sunshine, Gale Garnett (RCA)
Best Instrumental ArrangementThe Pink Panther Theme,” Henry Mancini, arranger
Best Accompaniment Arrangement for Vocalist(s) or Instrumentalist(s)“People,” Peter Matz, arranger
Best Instrumental Composition (Other Than Jazz)The Pink Panther Theme,” Henry Mancini, composer
Best Instrumental Performance, Non-JazzThe Pink Panther Theme,” Henry Mancini
Best Score From an Original Cast Show AlbumFunny Girl, Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, composers (Capitol)
Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television ShowMary Poppins, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, composers
Album of the Year, ClassicalBernstein, Symphony No. 3 (“Kaddish”), Leonard Bernstein conducting New York Philharmonic Orchestra (Columbia)
Best Classical Performance, OrchestraMahler, Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor; Berg, “Wozzeck” Excerpts, Erich Leinsdorf conducting Boston Symphony
Best Chamber Performance, InstrumentalBeethoven, Trio No. 1 in E-Flat, Op. 1, No. 1, Jascha Heifetz and Gregor Piatigorsky; Jacob Lateiner, pianist
Best Chamber Music Performance, VocalIt Was a Lover and His Lass, Morley, Byrd and others; Noah Greenberg conducting New York Pro Musica
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra)Prokofiev, Concerto No. 1 in D Major for Violin, Isaac Stern; Eugene Ormandy conducting Philadelphia Orchestra
Best Performance, Instrumental Soloist (Without Orchestra)Vladimir Horowitz Plays Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin (Beethoven, Sonata No. 8 “Pathetique; ” Debussy, Preludes; Chopin, Etudes and Scherzos 1–4), Vladimir Horowitz
Best Opera RecordingBizet, Carmen, Herbert von Karajan conducting Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus; solos: Price, Corelli, Merrill and Freni (RCA)
Best Classical Choral Performance (Other Than Opera)Britten, A Ceremony of Carols, Robert Shaw conducting Robert Shaw Chorale
Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance (With or Without Orchestra)Berlioz, Nuits d'Ete Falla: El Amor Brujo, Leontyne Price; Fritz Reiner conducting Chicago Symphony
Best Classical Composition By a Contemporary ComposerSamuel Barber, Concerto
Best Comedy PerformanceI Started Out as a Child, Bill Cosby
Best Documentary, Spoken Word or Drama Recording (Other Than Comedy)BBC Tribute to John F. Kennedy, That Was the Week That Was, cast (Decca)
Best Recording for ChildrenMary Poppins, Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke (Buena Vista)
Best Album CoverPeople, Robert Cato, art director; Don Bronstein, photographer (Columbia)
Best Album Cover, ClassicalSaint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals; Britten, Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, Robert Jones, art director; Jan Balet, graphic artist (RCA)
Best Album NotesMexico (Legacy Collection), Stanton Catlin and Carleton Beals, annotators (Columbia)

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