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Grammy Awards for 1984

By Patrick Mondout

The big winners at the 27th annual Grammy Awards were Prince and Tina Turner, who each picked up three Grammys. The biggest surprise was in the Album of the Year category. The second half of 1984 was a battle for the top spot on the Pop Album chart. His Royal Badness spent five straight months at number 1 while for most of that time The Boss was in 2nd with "Born in the USA."  Despite this and further competition from Tina Turner, Lionel Richie pulled the upset and won Album of the Year over the big three.

Note: All nominees are listed and denotes the Grammy winner(s).
 
Record of the Year
  "Dancing in the Dark" - Bruce Springsteen
  "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" - Cyndi Lauper
  "Hard Habit to Break" - Chicago
  "The Heart of Rock and Roll" - Huey Lewis and the News
  "What's Love Got To Do with It" - Tina Turner
 
Song of the Year
  "Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)" - Phil Collins
  "Hello" - Lionel Richie
  "I Just Called To Say I Love You" - Stevie Wonder
  "Time after Time" - Cyndi Lauper, Rob Hyman
  "What's Love Got To Do with It?" - Graham Lyle, Terry Britten
 
Album of the Year
  Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
  Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie
  Private Dancer - Tina Turner
  Purple Rain - Prince and the Revolution
  She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper
 
New Artist
  Sheila E.
  Frankie Goes to Hollywood
  Corey Hart
  The Judds
  Cyndi Lauper
 
Pop Male Vocalist
  Phil Collins - "Against All Odds (Take A Look at Me Now)"
  Kenny Loggins - "Footloose"
  Lionel Richie - "Hello"
  John Waite - "Missing You"
  Stevie Wonder - "I Just Called To Say I Love You"
 
Pop Female Vocalist
  Sheila E. - "The Glamorous Life"
  Sheena Easton - "Strut"
  Cyndi Lauper - "Girls Just Want to Have Fun"
  Tina Turner - "What's Love Got to Do with It"
  Denise Williams - "Let's Hear It For the Boy"
 
Pop Vocal Group
  The Cars - "Drive"
  Chicago - "Hard Habit to Break"
  The Pointer Sisters - "Jump (For My Love)"
  Wham! - "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go"
  Yes - "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
 
Rock Male Vocalist
  David Bowie - "Blue Jean"
  Billy Idol - "Rebel Yell"
  Elton John - "Restless"
  John Cougar Mellencamp - "Pink Houses"
  Bruce Springsteen - "Dancing in the Dark"
 
Rock Female Vocalist
  Lita Ford - Dancin' on the Edge
  Tina Turner - "Better Be Good to Me"
  Bonnie Tyler - "Here She Comes"
  Wendy O. Williams - Wow
  Pia Zadora - "Rock It Out"
 
Rock Vocal Group
  The Cars - Heartbreak City
  Genesis - Genesis
  Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
  Van Halen - "Jump"
  Yes - 90125
 
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters"
  Earl Klugh - Nightsongs
  Steve Mitchell, Richard Perry, Howie Rice - "Jump (For My Love)"
  Randy Newman - The Natural
  Stevie Wonder - "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
 
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
  Yes - "Cinema"
  Genesis - "Second Home by the Sea"
  Lionel Hampton - "Vibramatic"
  Edward Van Halen - "Donut City"
  Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)"
 
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
  "I Feel for You" - Prince
  "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)" - Keith Diamond, Billy Ocean
  "Dancing in the Streets" - Bill Wolfer, Dean Pitchford
  "The Glamorous Life" - Sheila E.
  "Yah Mo B There" - James Ingram, Michael McDonald, Rod Temperton, Quincy Jones
 
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Male
  Billy Ocean - "Caribbean Queen (No More Love on the Run)"
  James Ingram - It's Your Night
  Jeffrey Osborne - Don't Stop
  Jeffrey Osborne - "In the Name of Love"
  Stevie Wonder - "The Woman in Red"
 
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Female
  Chaka Khan - "I Feel for You"
  Patti Austin - Patti Austin
  Shannon - Let the Music Play
  Tina Turner - "Let's Stay Together"
  Deniece Williams - "Let's Hear It for the Boy"
 
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Duo or Group
  James Ingram, Michael McDonald - "Yah Mo B There"
  Jermaine Jackson, Michael Jackson - "Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good to Be True)"
  Kashif, Al Jarreau - "Edgartown Groove"
  Joyce Kennedy, Jeffrey Osborne - "The Last Time I Made Love"
  Shalamar - "Dancing in the Sheets"
 
Best Rythm & Blues Instrumental Performance
  Herbie Hancock - Sound-System
  Stanley Clarke - "Time Exposure"
  Crusaders - Ghetto Blaster
  Sheila E. - "Shortberry Strawcake"
  Grover Washington Jr. - Inside Moves
 
Best Jazz Fusion Performance - Vocal or Instrumental
  Pat Metheny Group - First Circle
  Miles Davis - Decoy
  Spyro Gyra - Access All Areas
  Earl Klugh - Wishful Thinking
  David Sanborn - Backstreet
 
Best Jazz Vocal Performance
  Joe Williams - Nothin' but the Blues
  Lorez Alexandria - Harlem Butterfly
  Carmen McRae - You're Lookin' at Me
  Sue Raney - Ridin' High
  Mel Torme - An Evening at Charlie's
 
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Soloist
  Wynton Marsalis - Hot House Flowers
  Pepper Adams, Kenny Wheeler - Live at Fat Tuesday's
  Tommy Flanagan - Thelonica
  Zoot Sims - Quietly There
  Ira Sullivan - Ira Sullivan ...Does It All
 
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Group
  Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - "New York Scene"
  Clare Fischer - Whose Woods Are These
  Frank Foster, Frank Wess - Two for the Blues
  Philly Joe Jones - Dameronia: Look Stop Listen
  Phil Woods, Chris Swansen - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
 
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band
  Count Basie & His Orchestra - 88 Basie Street
  Toshiko Akiyoshi Jazz Orchestra - Ten Gallon Shuffle
  Carla Bley Band - "Misterioso"
  Bob Florence Limited Edition - Magic Time
  Woody Herman Big Band - World Class
 
Best Country & Western Song
  "City of New Orleans" - Steve Goodman
  "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight" - Hank Williams Jr.
  "Faithless Love" - John David Souther
  "God Bless the U.S.A." - Lee Greenwood
  "Mama He's Crazy" - Kenny O'Dell
 
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Male
  Merle Haggard - "That's the Way Love Goes"
  Lee Greenwood - "God Bless the U.S.A."
  Willie Nelson - "City of New Orleans"
  Ricky Skaggs - Country Boy
  Hank Williams Jr. - "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight"
 
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Female
  Emmylou Harris - "In My Dreams"
  Janie Fricke - "Your Heart's Not in It"
  Crystal Gayle - "The Sound of Goodbye"
  Anne Murray - Heart Over Mind
  Dolly Parton - "Tennessee Homesick Blues"
 
Best Country & Western Performance - Duo or Group with Vocal
  Judds (Wynonna & Naomi) - "Mama He's Crazy"
  Alabama - "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)"
  Barbara Mandrell, Lee Greenwood - "To Me"
  Anne Murray, Dave Loggins - "Nobody Loves Me Like You Do"
  Willie Nelson, Julio Iglesias - "As Time Goes By"
 
Best Country Instrumental Performance
  Ricky Skaggs - "Wheel Hoss"
  Chet Atkins - East Tennessee Christmas
  Carlton Moody & the Moody Brothers - "Cotton-Eyed Joe"
  Doc & Merle Watson - "Twin Sisters"
  Whites - "Move It on Over"
 
Best Gospel Performance - Male
  Michael W. Smith - Michael W. Smith 2
  Bob Bailey - I'm Walkin'
  Phil Driscoll - Celebrate Freedom
  Leon Patillo - "J.E.S.U.S."
  Steve Taylor - Meltdown
 
Best Gospel Performance - Female
  Amy Grant - "Angels"
  Debby Boone - Surrender
  Sandi Patti - Songs from the Heart
  Michele Pillar - Look Who Loves You
  Kathy Troccoli - Heart and Soul
 
Best Gospel Performance - Duo or Group
  Debby Boone, Phil Driscoll - "Keep the Flame Burning"
  Steve Camp, Michele Pillar - "Love's Not a Feeling"
  Mylon LeFevre, Broken Heart - Live Forever
  New Gaither Vocal Band - New Point of View
  Petra - Not of This World
 
Best Soul Gospel Performance - Male
  Andrae Crouch - "Always Remember"
  Mel Carter - Willing
  James Cleveland - "The Prayer"
  Jessy Dixon - Sanctuary
  Al Green - Trust in God
 
Best Soul Gospel Performance - Female
  Shirley Caesar - Sailin'
  Kristle Edwards - "Jesus, Come Lay Your Head on Me"
  Danniebelle Hall - Unmistakably Danniebelle
  Tata Vega - "Oh, It Is Jesus"
  Albertina Walker - The Impossible Dream
 
Best Soul Gospel Performance - Duo or Group
  Shirley Caesar, Al Green - "Sailin' on the Sea of Your Love"
  Shirley Caesar, Anne Caesar Price - "Rejoice"
  Edwin Hawkins - Angels Will Be Singing
  Richard Smallwood Singers - Psalms
  BeBe & CeCe Winans - Lord Lift Us Up
 
Best Inspirational Performance
  Donna Summer - "Forgive Me"
  Philip Bailey - The Wonders of His Love
  Pat Boone - What I Believe
  Lisa Whelchel - All Because of You
  Deniece Williams - "Whiter Than Snow"
 
Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording
  Elizabeth Cotten Live! - Elizabeth Cotten
  Good Rockin' - Rocking Dopsie
  On a Saturday Night - Queen Ida
  100% Fortified Zydeco - Buckwheat Zydecko
  Open Road - Boys of the Lough
 
Best Traditional Blues Recording
  Blues Explosion - John Hammond, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Sugar Blue, Koko Taylor & the Blues Machine, Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson, J.B. Hutton & the New Hawks
  Guitar Slinger - Johnny Winter
  I'm in a Phone Booth, Baby - Albert King
  Kansas City Here I Come - Joe Turner
  You've Got Me Loving You - Bobby Bland
 
Best Latin Pop Performance
  Placido Domingo - Always in My Heart (Siempre en Mi Corazon)
  Maria Conchita - Maria Conchita
  Jose Feliciano - Como Tu Quieres
  Johnny - Invitame
  Jose Jose - Secretos
  Menudo - Evolucion
 
Best Tropical Latin Performance
  Eddie Palmieri - Palo Pa Rumba
  Ruben Blades - Buscando America
  Willie Colon - Criollo
  El Gran Combo - Breaking the Ice
  Poncho Sanchez - Bien Sabroso!
  Los Socios del Ritmo - Y Ahora!
 
Best Mexican-American Performance
  Sheen Easton, Luis Miguel - "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres"
  Roberto Carlos - Concavo y Convexo"
  Yolanda Del Rio - Un Amor Especial
  Juan Gabriel - Recuerdos II
  Raphael - Eternamente Tuyo
 
Best Reggae Recording
  Anthem - Black Uhuru
  Captured Live - Peter Tosh
  King Yellowman - Yellowman
  "Reggae Night" - Jimmy Cliff
  "Steppin' Out" - Steel Pulse
 
Best Instrumental Composition
  "The Natural" - Randy Newman
  "Olympic Fanfare and Theme" (from The Official Music of the XXIIIrd Olympiad at Los Angeles)  - John Williams
  The A-Team - Mike Post, Peter Carpenter
  "Ghostbusters" (main title theme) - Elmer Bernstein
  Hot House Flowers - Wynton Marsalis
 
Best Arrangement on an Instrumental
  Quincy Jones, Jeremy Lubbock - "Grace (Gymnastics Theme)" (from The Official Music of the XXIIIrd Olympiad at Los Angeles) (Quincy Jones)
  Stewart Copeland - "Brothers on Wheels" (track from Rumble Fish soundtrack) (Stewart Copeland)
  Robert Freedman - "Stardust" (Wynton Marsalis)
  Henry Mancini - "Cameo for Flute ...for James" (James Galway, Henry Mancini)
  Don Sebesky - "Waltz for Debbie" (Don Sebesky)
 
Best Vocal Arrangement for Two or More Voices
  Pointer Sisters - "Automatic" (Pointer Sisters)
  David Foster - "What About Me" (Kenny Rogers, Kim Carnes, James Ingram)
  David Foster, peter Cetera - "Hard Habit to Break" (Chicago)
  Richard Greene, Gunnar Madsen - "Helter Skelter" (The Bobs)
  Trevor Rabin, Chris Squire - "Leave It" (Yes)
 
Best Cast Show Album
  Sunday in the Park with George (Broadway Cast) - Stephen Sondheim, composer and lyricist
  Doonesbury - Elizabeth Swados, composer; Garry Trudeau, lyricist
  My One and Only
  A Stephen Sondheim Evening
  Sugar Babies - Jimmy McHugh, Arthur Malvin, Dorothy Fields, George Oppenheim, Harold Adamson, music and lyrics
 
Best Album of Original Score written for a Motion Picture or Television Special
  Purple Rain - Prince & the Revolution, John L. Nelson, Lisa & Wendy
  Against All Odds - Phil Collins, Stevie Nicks, Peter Gabriel, Stuart Adamson, Mike Rutherford, August Darnell, Michel Colombier, Larry Carlton
  Footloose - Bill Wolfer, Dean Pitchford, Kenny Loggins, Tom Snow, Sammy Hagar, Michael Gore, Eric Carmen, Jim Steinman
  Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr., Kevin O'Neal, Brian O'Neal, Bobby Alessi, David Immer, Tom Bailey, Graham Russell, David Foster, Jay Graydon, Diane Warren & the Doctor Mick Smiley, Elmer Bernstein
  Yentl - Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
 
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
  David Foster, Jeremy Lubbock - "Hard Habit to Break" (Chicago)
  Laurie Anderson - "Gravity's Angel" (Laurie Anderson)
  Thomas Dolby - "Mulu the Rain Forest" (Thomas Dolby)
  Reggie Griffin, Arif Mardin - "I Feel for You" (Chaka Khan)
  Michel Legrand - "Papa, Can You Hear Me?" (Barbra Streisand)
 
Best Classical Album
  Amadeus (soundtrack) - Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Ambrosian Opera Chorus; Choristers of Westminster Abbey; soloists
  Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos - James Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony (solo: Alfred Brendel)
  Brahms: A German Requiem - James Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus (solos: Kathleen Battle, Hakan Hagegard)
  Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B Flat, Op. 100 - Leonard Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Symphony
  Wynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova: Handel, Purcell, Torelli, Fasch, Molter - Raymond Leppard conducting the English Chamber Orchestra (solos: Wynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova)
 
Best Classical Orchestral Recording
  Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B Flat, Op. 100 - Leonard Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Symphony
  Amadeus (soundtrack) - Neville Marriener conducting the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
  Berlioz: Symphony Fantastique, Op. 14 - Claudio Abbado conducting the Chicago Symphony
  Gould: Burchfield Gallery and Apple Waltzes - Morton Gould conducting the American Symphony
  Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major - Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony
  Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C Major ("The Great") - James Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony
 
Best Chamber Music Performance
  Juilliard String Quartet - Beethoven: The Late String Quartets
  The Cleveland Quartet with Emanuel Ax - Brahms: Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34
  Chick Corea, Gary Burton, Ikwhan Bae, Carol Shive, Karen Dreyfus, Fred Sherry - Corea: Lyric Suite for Sextet
  Guarneri Quartet, Pinchas Zukerman - Brahms: The String Quintets in F & G
  Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim - Mozart: Violin Sonatas K. 301-4
 
Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) with Orchestra
  Wynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova (Leppard conducting the English Chamber Orchestra) - Wynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova: Handel, Purcell, Torelli, Fasch, Molter
  Emanuel Ax (Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony) - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor
  Julian Bream (Gardiner conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe) - Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez, Invocation and Dance; 3 Spanish Pieces (Music of Spain, Vol. 8)
  Alfred Brendel (Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony) - Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos
  Itzhak Perlman (Barenboim conducting the Orchestre de Paris) - Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 22; Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 61
 
Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) without Orchestra
  Yo-Yo Ma - Bach: Unaccompanied Cello Suites
  Julian Bream - Music of Spain, Vol. 7: A Celebration of Andres Segovia
  Emil Gilels - Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B Flat Major, Op. 106 ("Hammerklavier")
  Glenn Gould - R. Strauss: Glenn Gould Play Strauss (Sonata; 5 Pieces, Op. 3)
  Alicia de Larrocha - Schubert: Piano Sonata in B Flat Major, D. 960
 
Best Opera Recording
  Bizet: Carmen (film soundtrack) - Loren Maazel conducting the Orchestre National de France; Choeurs et Maitrise de Radio France (solos: Julia Migenes-Johnson, Faith Esham, Placido Domingo, Ruggero Raimondi)
  Britten: The Turn of the Screw - Colin Davis conducting the members of the Royal Opera House Orchestra, Covent Garden (solos: Helen Donath, Heather Harper, Robert Tear)
  Janacek: Jenufa - Charles Mackerras conducting the Vienna Philharmonic (solos: Elisabeth Soderstrom, Peter Dvorsky, Wieslav Ochman, Eva Randova)
  Mozart: Don Giovanni - Bernard Haitink conducting the London Philharmonic; Glyndebourne Chorus (solos: Thomas Allen, Carole Vaness, Richard Van Allan, Maria Ewing, Elizabeth Gale, Keith Lewis, John Rawnsley, Dimitri Kavrakos)
  Verdi: Ernani - Riccardo Muti conducting the Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala (solos: Placido Domingo, Mirella Freni, Renato Bruson, Nicolai Ghiaurov)
 
Best Choral Performance
  Margaret Hillis, choral conductor, Chicago Symphony Chorus; James Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony - Brahms: A German Requiem
  Riccardo Chailly conducting the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus; Cleveland Orchestra - Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
  Riccardo Chailly conducting the RSO Berlin Chorus; RSO Berlin Orchestra - Orff: Carmina Burana
  Christopher Hogwood conducting the Westminster Cathedral Boys' Choir; Chorus and Orchestra of the Academy of Ancient Music - Mozart: Requiem
  Simon Rattle conducting the City of Birmingham Orchestra Chorus and Boys of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; City of Birmingham Symphony - Britten: War Requiem
 
Best Classical Performance - Vocal Soloist
  Jessye Norman, Jose van Dam, Heather Harper (Boulez conducting the members of the Ensemble Intercontemporain and BBC Symphony) - Ravel: Songs of Maurice Ravel
  Dame Janet Baker (George Parsons, accompanist) - Mahler's Songs of Youth
  Hakan Hagegard, Kathleen Battle (James Levine, accompanist) - Brahms: Songs of Brahms
  Kiri Te Kanawa (Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony) - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major, 4th Movement
  Jessye Norman (Maazel conducting the Wiener Philharmonic) - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor ("Resurrection")
 
Best New Classical Composition
  Antony and Cleopatra - Samuel Barber
  "Apple Waltzes" - Morton Gould
  "Magabunda (4 Poems of Agueda Pizzaro)" - Joseph Schwantner
  "The Perfect Stranger" - Frank Zappa
  "Winter Cantata" - Vincent Persichetti
 
Best Engineered Recording - Classical
  Paul Goodman - Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 in B Flat, Op. 100 (Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Symphony)
  Tony Faulkner, Ray Moore - Wynton Marsalis, Edita Gruberova: Handel, Purcell, Torelli, Fasch, Molter (Leppard conducting the English Chamber Orchestra; solo: Marsalis, Editz, Gruberova)
  Paul Goodman - Brahms: A German Requiem (Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; solo: Battle, Hagegard)
  Paul Goodman - Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor (Levine conducting the Chicago Symphony; solo: Ax)
  James Lock, John Dunkerley - Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G Major (Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony; solo: Te Kanawa)
 
Classical Producer of the Year
  Steven Epstein
  Marc Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz
  Jay David Saks
  Robert E. Woods
  Thomas Z. Shepard
 
Best Comedy Recording
  "Eat It" - Weird Al Yankovic
  Here and Now - Richard Pryor
  Hurt Me Baby, Make Me Write Bad Checks! - Rick Dees
  Rappin' Rodney - Rodney Dangerfield
  The 3 Faces of Al (Nick Danger) - Fireside Theatre
 
Best Spoken Word or Nonmusical Recording
  The Words of Gandhi - Ben Kingsley
  Heart Play (Unfinished Dialogue) - John Lennon, Yoko Ono
  Our Time Has Come - Rev. Jesse Jackson
  The Real Thing (Broadway Cast) - Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close
  The Story of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (dialogue and music from the film)
 
Best Recording for Children
  Where the Sidewalk Ends - Shel Silverstein
  Agapleland at Play with Holly Heart - Holly Heart
  Flashbeagle - Peanuts
  Jim Henson's Muppets Present Faggle Rock
  Kids Praise 4 - Singsational Servants
  The Muppets Take Manhattan (film soundtrack)
 
Best Engineered Recording
  Humberto Gatica - Chicago XVII (Chicago)
  Nigel Green - Heartbeat City ( Cars)
  Calvin Harris - Can't Slow Down (Lionel Richie)
  Steven Miller - Aerial Boundaries (Michael Hedges)
  Phil Thornalley - Into the Gap (Thompson Twins)
 
Best Album Package
  Janet Perr - She's So Unusual (Cyndi Lauper)
  Bill Johnson, Virginia Team, Jeff Morris - Willie Nelson (Willie Nelson)
  Bill Levy - Every Man Has a Woman (John Lennon, Harry Nilsson, Eddie Money, Rosanne Cash, others)
  Henry Marquez - No Brakes (John Waite)
  Andy Summers, Michael Ross - Bewitched (Andy Summers, Robert Fripp)
 
Best Album Notes
  Gunther Schuller, Martin Williams - Big Band Jazz (Paul Whiteman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, others)
  Glenn Hinson - Virginia Traditions Work Songs (field recordings 1936-80) - various artists
  Grover Sales - Amadeus (original soundtrack recording) (Neville Marriner conducting the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields)
  James Sundquist - An Anthology of Sacred Carols for Classical Guitar (James Sundquist)
  Z Factor, Lorene Lortie - A Golden Celebration (Elvis Presley)
 
Best Historical Album
  Big Band Jazz (Paul Whiteman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, others)
  Cotton Club Stars - various artists
  A Golden Celebration - Elvis Presley
  History Speaks: Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Franklin Delano Roosevelt, introducting by Clifton Fadiman)
  World's First Entertainment Recordings 1889-1896 (various artists)
 
Producer of the Year
  David Foster
  Lionel Richie, James Anthony Carmichael
  Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Cars
  Michael Omartian
  Prince & the Revolution
 
Best Video - Short Form
  David Bowie - David Bowie
  Ashford and Simpson - Ashford & Simpson
  Phil Collins - Phil Collins
  Rubber Rodeo Scenic Views - Rubber Rodeo
  Thomas Dolby - Thomas Dolby
  Twist of Fate - Olivia Newton-John
 
Best Video Album
  Making Michael Jackson's "Thriller" - Michael Jackson
  Billy Joel Live from Long Island - Billy Joel
  Eurythmics Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
  Heartbeat City - Cars
  Serious Moonlight - David Bowie
  We're All Devo - Devo
 
Lifetime Achievement Awards
  Chuck Berry
  Charlie Parker
 
Hall of Fame
  "April in Paris" - Count Basie & His Orchestra (1955)
  "Artistry in Rhythm" - Stan Kenton & His Orchestra (1945)
  Bach: Suites for Unaccompanied Cello - Pablo Casals (1936-39)
  "Blue Yodel (T for Texas)" - Jimmie Rodgers (1928)
  "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" - Gene Autry (1949)
 
Trustees Award
  Eldridge R. Johnson

 



 

MUSICAL NOTES

Album of the Year: Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie

What: 23rd Annual Grammy Awards

Date: February 26, 1985

Where: Shine Auditorium in Los Angeles

Network: CBS


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