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Grammy Awards for 1988

By Patrick Mondout

Two new awards were given out at the 31st annual Grammy Awards to recognize two previously overlooked genres: rap and heavy metal. Heavy metal fans were distressed to see the voters return to form by giving the heavy metal award to the way-past-their-prime Jethro Tull.

While Tracy Chapman was a deserving Best New Artist, why was she competing against the likes of Take 6 and Vanessa Williams instead of Keith Sweat, Sinead O'Connor, Al B. Sure! or even Edie Brickell?

Note: All nominees are listed and denotes the Grammy winner(s).

Record of the Year
  "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin
  "Fast Car" - Tracy Chapman
  "Giving You the Best That I Got" - Anita Baker
  "Man in the Mirror" - Michael Jackson
  "Roll with It" - Steve Winwood
Song of the Year
  "Be Still My Beating Heart" - Sting
  "Don't Worry, Be Happy" - Bobby McFerrin
  "Fast Car" - Tracy Chapman
  "Giving You the Best That I Got" - Anita Baker, Skip Scarborough, Randy Holland
  "Piano in the Dark" - Brenda Russell, Jeff Hall, Scott Cutler
Album of the Year
  Faith - George Michael
  ...Nothing Like the Sun - Sting
  Roll with It - Steve Winwood
  Simple Pleasures - Bobby McFerrin
  Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
New Artist
  Rick Astley
  Tracy Chapman
  Toni Childs
  Take 6
  Vanessa Williams
Pop Male Vocalist
  Phil Collins - "A Groovy Kind of Love"
  Bobby McFerrin - "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
  George Michael - "Father Figure"
  Sting - "Be Still My Beating Heart"
  Steve Winwood - "Roll with It"
Pop Female Vocalist
  Tracy Chapman - "Fast Car"
  Taylor Dane - Tell It to My Heart
  Whitney Houston - "One Moment in Time"
  Joni Mitchell - Chalk Mark in the Rain Storm
  Brenda Russell - Get Here
Pop Vocal Group
  The Beach Boys - "Kokomo"
  The Escape Club - "Wild, Wild West"
  Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine - "Anything for You"
  The Manhattan Transfer - Brasil
  Brenda Russell, Joe Esposito - "Piano in the Dark"
Rock Male Vocalist
  Eric Clapton - "After Midnight"
  Joe Cocker - Unchain My Heart
  Robert Palmer - "Simply Irresistable"
  Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson
  Rod Stewart - "Forever Young"
Rock Female Vocalist
  Pat Benatar - "All Fired Up"
  Toni Childs - "Don't Walk Away"
  Melissa Etheridge - "Show Me Some Water"
  Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and the Cobra
  Tina Turner - Tina Live in Europe
Rock Vocal Group
  INXS - Kick
  Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - "I Hate Myself for Loving You"
  Little Feat - Let It Roll
  Midnight Oil - "Beds Are Burning"
  U2 - "Desire"
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
  David Sanborn - Close-Up
  Kenny G - Silhouette
  M/A/R/R/S - "Pump Up the Volume"
  Mike Post - Music from "L.A. Law" and Otherwise
  Joe Satriani - "Always with Me, Always with You"
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
  Carlos Santana - Blues for Salvador
  Jeff Healey Band - "Hideaway"
  Jimmy Page - "Writes of Winter"
  Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien
  Frank Zappa - Guitar
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance - Vocal or Instrumental
  Jethro Tull - Crest of a Knave
  AC/DC - Blow Up Your Video
  Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
  Metallica - And Justice for All
  Iggy Pop - "Cold Metal"
Best Rhythm & Blues Song
  "Giving You the Best That I Got" - Anita Baker, Skip Scarborough
  "Any Love" - Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller
  "Don't Be Cruel" - Babyface, L.A. Reid, Daryl Simmons
  "I'll Always Love You" - Jimmy George
  "Just Got Paid" - Johnny Kemp, Gene Griffin
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Male
  Terence Trent D'Arby - Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby
  Teddy Pendergrass - Joy
  Al B. Sure! - "Nite and Day"
  Luther Vandross - Any Love
  Stevie Wonder - Characters
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Female
  Anita Baker - "Giving You the Best That I Got"
  Taylor Dayne - "I'll Always Love You"
  Pebbles - "Girlfriend"
  Karyn White - "The Way You Loved Me"
  Vanessa Williams - "The Right Stuff"
Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance - Duo or Group
  Gladys Knight & the Pips - "Love Overboard"
  Robert Cray Band - "Acting This Way"
  E.U. - "Da' Butt"
  Jets - "Rocket 2 U"
  New Edition - "If It Isn't Love"
Best Rhythm & Blues Instrumental Performance
  Chick Corea - "Light Years"
  Gerald Albright - "So Amazing"
  Cornell Dupree & Who It Is - Coast to Coast
  George Howard - Reflections
  Paul Jackson Jr. - I Came to Play
  Doc Powell - "What's Going On"
Best Rap Performance
  D.J. Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince - "Parents Just Don't Understand"
  J.J. Fad - "Supersonic"
  Kool Moe Dee - "Wild, Wild West"
  L.L. Cool J - "Going Back to Cali"
  Salt-n-Pepa - "Push It"
Best Jazz Vocal Performance - Male
  Bobby McFerrin - "Brothers"
  Mose Allison - Every Since the World Ended
  Joao Gilberto - Live in Montreaux
  Mark Murphy - September Ballads
  Mel Torme - A Vintage Year
Best Jazz Vocal Performance - Female
  Betty Carter - Look What I Got!
  Lena Horne - The Men in My Life
  Rickie Lee Jones - "Autumn Leaves"
  Peggy Lee - Miss Peggy Lee Sings the Blues
  Carmen McRae - Fine and Mellow
Best Jazz Vocal Performance - Duo or Group
  Take 6 - "Spread Love"
  Jackie Cain, Roy Krat - One More Rose
  Cunninghams - Strings 'n' Swing "I Remember Bird"
  Lena Horne, Joe Williams - "I Won't Leave You Again"
  Carmen McRae, Betty Carter - The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Soloist
  Michael Brecker - Don't Try This at Home
  Miles Davis - Music from Siesta
  Branford Marsalis - Random Abstract
  Wynton Marsalis - The Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live at Blues Alley
  Rob Wasserman - Duets
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Group
  McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, David Murray, Cecil McBee, Roy Haynes - Blues for Coltrane: A Tribute to John Coltrane
  Chick Corea Elektric Band - "Amnesia"
  Keith Jarrett Trio - Still Live
  Branford Marsalis Quartet - Random Abstract
  Wynton Marsalis Quartet - The Wynton Marsalis Quartet Live at Blues Alley
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance - Big Band
  Gil Evans & the Monday Night Orchestra - Bud and Bird
  Gene Harris All-Star Big Band - Tribute to Count Basie
  Woody Herman's Thundering Herd - Ebony
  Bill Holman Band - Bill Holman Band
  Illinois Jacquet & His Big Band - Jacquet's Got It!
Best Jazz Fusion Performance
  Yellowjackets - Politics
  David Benoit - Every Step of the Way
  Lyle Mays - Sweet Dreams
  John Patitucci - John Patitucci
  Tom Scott - "Amaretto"
Best Country & Western Song
  "Hold Me" - K.T. Oslin
  "Chiseled in Stone" - Vern Gosdin, Max D. Barnes
  "I Couldn't Leave You If I Tried" - Rodney Crowell
  "She's No Lady" - Lyle Lovett
  "Streets of Bakersfield" - Homer Joy
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Male
  Randy Travis - Old 8 x 10
  Rodney Crowell - Diamonds and Dirt
  Lyle Lovett - Pontiac
  Dan Seals - "Addicted"
  Dwight Yoakam - Buenas Noches from a Lonely Room
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Female
  K.T. Olsin - "Hold Me"
  Emmylou Harris - "Back in Baby's Arms"
  k.d. lang - "I'm Down to My Last Cigarette"
  Reba McEntire - Reba
  Tanya Tucker - "Strong Enough to Bend"
Best Country & Western Vocal Performance - Duo or Group
  The Judds - "Give a Little Love"
  Forrester Sisters - Sincerely
  Highway 101 - Highway 101 - 2
  Oak Ridge Boys - "Gonna Take a Lot of River"
  Restless Heart - Big Dreams in a Small Town
Best Country & Western Vocal Collaboration
  Roy Orbison, k.d. lang - "Crying"
  Earl Thomas Conley, Emmylou Harris - "We Believe in Happy Endings"
  Rodney Crowell, Rosanne Cash - "It's Such a Small World"
  k.d. lang, Brenda Lee, Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells - "Honky Tonk Angels' Medley"
  Dwight Yoakan, Buck Owens - "Streets of Bakersfield"
Best Country & Western Instrumental Performance
  Asleep at the Wheel - "Sugarfoot Rag"
  Johnny Gimble - "Still Fiddlin' Around"
  Leo Kottke - "Busy Signal"
  Carlton Moody & the Moody Brothers - "The Great Train Song Medley"
  Mason Williams & Mannheim Steamroller - "Country Idyll"
Best Gospel Performance - Male
  Larnelle Harris - Christmas
  Steven Curtis Chapman - Real Life Conversations
  Steve Green - Find Us Faithful
  Michael W. Smith - I 2 (Eye)
  Russ Taff - Russ Taff
Best Gospel Performance - Female
  Amy Grant - Lead Me On
  Margaret Becker - The Reckoning
  Sandi Patti - "Almighty God"
  Deniece Williams - "Do You Hear What I Hear?"
  Delores Winans - "Precious Is the Name"
Best Gospel Performance - Duo, Group, Choir or Chorus
  Winans - The Winans Live at Carnegie Hall
  DeGarmo & Key - D&K
  First Call - An Evening in December, Vol. 2
  Whites - Doing It by the Book
  BeBe & CeCe Winans - "Silent Night, Holy Night"
Best Soul Gospel Performance - Male
  BeBe Winans - "Abundant Life"
  Walter Hawkins  - solo tracks from Special Gift
  Richard Smallwood - "You Did It All"
  Marvin Winans - "Dancin' in the Spirit"
  Melvin Williams - Back to the Cross
Best Soul Gospel Performance - Female
  Aretha Franklin - One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
  Vanessa Bell Armstrong - "Pressing On"
  Shirley Caesar - Live Chicago
  Tremaine Hawkins - The Joy That Floods My Soul
  CeCe Winans - "I Have a Father"
Best Soul Gospel Performance - Duo, Group, Choir or Chorus
  Take 6 - Take 6
  Clark Sisters - Conqueror
  Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples - "Oh Happy Days"
  Edwin Hawkins - That Name
  New Jersey Mass Choir - Hold Up the Light
  Ronald Winans Family & Friends Choir - Ron Winans Family and Friends Choir
Best Traditional Folk Recording
  Folkways: A Vision Shared - A Tribute to Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly - various artists
  Irish Heartbeat - Van Morrison, Chieftains
  Journey of Dreams - Ladysmith Black Mambazo
  Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares - Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Vocal Choir
  "Pretty Boy Floyd" - Bob Dylan
Best Contemporary Folk Recording
  Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
  "Emergency" - Sweet Honey in the Rock
  Homeland - A Collection of Black South African Music - various South African artists
  John Prine Live - John Prine
  Short Sharp Shocked - Michelle Shocked
Best Traditional Blues Recording
  Hidden Charms - Willie Dixon
  Ain't Nothin' but a Party - Johnny Copeland
  Live at Antone's Nightclub - James Cotton
  Saturday Night Zydecko - Rockin' Dopsie
  The Story of My Life - Guitar Slim Jr.
Best Contemporary Blues Recording
  "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" - Robert Cray Band
  Blues You Can Use - Bobby Bland
  "Low-Commotion" - Ry Cooder
  Seven Year Itch - Etta James
  Talk to Your Daughter - Robben Ford
Best Bluegrass Recording - Vocal or Instrumental
  Southern Flavor - Bill Monroe
  Drive - Bela Fleck
  Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration, Live at the Kennedy Center - Seldom Scene & Their Very Special Guests
  Home Is Where the Heart Is - David Grisman
  New Moon Rising - Peter Rowan & the Nashville Bluegrass Band
Best Latin Pop Performance
  Roberto Carlos - Roberto Carlos
  Dyango - Cae la Noche
  Jose Jose - Soy Asi
  Jose Luis Perales - Sueno de Libertad
  Raphael - Las Apariencias Enganan
Best Tropical Latin Performance
  Ruben Blades, Son de Solar - Antecedente
  Oscar D'Leon - La Salsa Soy Yo
  Pete Escovedo - Mister E.
  Johnny Pacheco, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez - Salsobita
  Eddie Santiago - Sigo Astrevido
Best Mexican-American Performance
  Linda Ronstadt - Canciones de Mi Padre
  Los Bukis - Si Me Recuerdas
  Los Freddy's - Vida Nueva
  Flaco Jimenez - Flaco's Amigos
  Jose Javier Solis - No Me Olvidaras
  Los Tigres del Norte - Idolos del Pueblo
  Pio Trevino & Majic - Quiero Verte Otra Vez
  Los Yonics - Petalo y Espinas
Best Reggae Recording
  Conscious Party - Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers
  "Breakfast in Bed" - UB40, Chrissie Hynde
  Hanging Fire - Jimmy Cliff
  Toots in Memphis - Toots
  UB40 - UB40
Best Polka Recording
  Born to Polka - Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra
  All Aboard It's Polka Time - Walter Ostanek & His Band
  Join the Polka Generation - Lenny Gomulka's Chicago Push
  Let's Have a Party - Stas Bulanda's Average Polka Band
  Sounds from a Polka Party - Jimmy Weber & the Sounds
Best New Age Performance
  Shadowfax - Folksongs for a Nuclear Village
  Suzanne Ciani - Neverland
  Mark Isham - Castalia
  Steve Khan, Rob Mounsey - Local Color
  Paul Winter - "Down in Belgorod"
Best Arrangement on an Instrumental
  Roger Kellaway - "Memos from Paradise" (Eddie Daniels)
  David Balakrishnan - "A Night in Tunisia" (Turtle Island String Quartet)
  Bill Barber, Bill Berg, Jimmy Johnson & Dick Oatts - "Jazz Patrol" (Flim & the BB's)
  John Dankworth - "Caravan" (John Dankworth conducting the London Symphony Orchestra)
  Henry Mancini - "Suite from The Thorn Birds" (Henry Manicin & R.P.O. Pops)
Best Instrumental Composition
  "The Theme from L.A. Law" - Mike Post (Mike Post)
  Central City Sketches (side 2) - Benny Carter, composer and conducting the American Jazz Orchestra
  "Eternal Child" - Chick Corea (Chick Corea Elektric Band)
  "Olympic Spirit" - track from 1988 Summer Olympics album - John Williams (John Williams)
  "Winter Games" - David Foster (Vancouver Symphony)
Best Musical Cast Show Album
  Into the Woods - Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg. Stephen Sondheim, music and lyrics
  Anything Goes - Patti LuPone, Bill McCutcheon, Howard McGillian, others. Cole Porter, composer and lyricist
  Chess - David Carroll, Philip Casnoff, Judy Kuh, others. Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus, composers; Tim Rice, lyricist
  Of Thee I Sing/Let 'Em Eat Cake - Maureen McGovern, Larry Kert, Jack Gilford. Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the New York Choral Artists & Orchestra of St. Luke's. George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin
  Show Boat - Frederica von Stade, Jerry Hadley, Teresa Stratas, Nancy Culp, Lillian Gish, others. John McGlinn conducting the London Sinfonietta. Jerome Kern, composer; Oscar Hammerstein, lyricist
Best Album of Original Instrumental Background Score written for a Motion Picture or Television
  The Last Emperor - Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Byrne, Cong Su
  Empire of the Sun - John Williams
  Fatal Attraction - Maurice Jarre
  Tucker: The Man and His Dream - Joe Jackson
  Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Alan Silvestri
Best Song written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television
  "Two Hearts" (Buster) - Phil Collins, Lamont Dozier (Phil Collins)
  "Century's End" (Bright Lights, Big City) - Donald Fagen
  "Cry Freedom" (Cry Freedom) - George Fenton, Jonas Gwangwa
  "Kokomo" (Cocktail) - Mike Love, Terry Melcher, John Philips, Scott Mackenzie (Beach Boys)
  "One Moment in Time" (1988 Summer Olympic Album One Moment in Time) - Albert Hammond, John Bettis (Whitney Houston)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
  Jonathan Tunick - "No One Is Alone" (Cleo Laine)
  Henry Mancini - "Volare" (Luciano Pavarotti)
  Marcus Miller - "Funny" (Boz Scaggs)
  Mike Renzi - "I Wish I'd Met You" (Lena Horne, Sammy Davis Jr.)
  Thomas Dolby & the Lost Toy People - "The Keys to Her Ferrari" (Thomas Dolby)
Best Classical Album
  Verdi: Requiem and Operatic Choruses - Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
  Horowitz Plays Mozart (Piano Concerto No. 23 in A and Piano Sonata No. 13 in B Flat) - Vladimir Horowitz, piano; Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the La Scala Opera Orchestra
  Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor ("Resurrection") - Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic
  Rorem: String Symphony; Sunday Morning; Eagles - Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for "String Symphony"; Louis Lane conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for "Sunday Morning", "Eagles"
  Wagner: Lohengrin - Georg Solti conducting the Vienna State Opera Choir and Vienna Philharmonic (solos: Placido Domingo, Jessye Norman, Eva Randova, Siegmund Nimsgern, Hans Sotin, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau)
Best Orchestral Recording
  Rorem: String Symphony - Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; Sunday Morning, Eagles, Louis Lane conducting the Atlanta Symphony
  Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor - Roger Norrington conducting the London Classical Players
  Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E - Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  Copland: Appalachian Spring (Complete); Letter from Home; John Henry; Cortege Macabre from Grohg - Leonard Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
  Mahler: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor ("Resurrection") - Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic
Best Chamber Music Performance - Vocal or Instrumental
  Murray Perahia, George Solti, pianos; David Corkhill, Evelyn Glennie, percussion - Bartok: Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion; Brahms: Variation on a Theme by Joseph Haydn for 2 Pianos
  Guarneri Quartet - Dvorak: String Quartet in F ("American Quartet"); Smetana: String Quartet in E Minor ("From My Life")
  Kim Kashkashian, viola; Robert Levin, piano - Hindemith: Viola Sonata Op. 11, No. 4; Violin Sonata, 4; Op. 25, No. 4; Violin Sonatas, 1937
  Gidon Kremer, violin; Martha Argerich, piano - Beethoven: Violin-Piano Sonatas No. 4 in A, Op. 23, and No. 5 in F, Op. 24
  James Levine, piano; Ensemble Wien-Berlin - Mozart: Quintet in E Flat for Piano and Winds, K. 452; Beethoven: Quintet in E Flat for Piano and Winds, Op. 16
Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) with Orchestra
  Vladimir Horowitz, piano (Carlo Maria Giulini conducting La Scala Opera Orchestra) - Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A
  Gary Gray, clarinet (Harry Newstone conducting the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) - The Art of Gary Gray (Copland: Clarinet Concerto; Lutoslawski: Dance Preludes for Clarinet and Orchestra; Arnold: Clarinet Concerto No. 1; etc)
  Zoltan Kocsis, piano (Ivan Fischer conducting the Budapest Festival Orchestra) - Bartok: Works for Piano and Orchestra (Concerto No. 1, Concerto No. 2, Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, etc.)
  Wynton Marsalis, trumpet (Raymond Leppard conducting the English Chamber Orchestra) - Baroque Music for Trumpets (Vivaldi, Telemann, Pachelbel, Haydn, von Biber)
  Itzhak Perlman, violin (Zubin Mehta conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra) - Bruch: Scottish Fantasy and Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Minor
  Isaac Stern, violin (Lorin Maazel conducting the Orchestre National de France) - Dutilleux: L'Arbre des Songes - Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
  Isaac Stern, violin; Yo-Yo Ma, cello (Claudio Abbado conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) - Brahms: Double Concerto in A Minor, Op. 102
Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) without Orchestra
  Alicia de Larrocha, piano - Albeniz: Iberia; Navarra; Suite Espagnola
  Alfred Brendel, piano - Liszt: Annees de Pelerinage, Second Year: Italy
  Vladimir Horowitz, piano - Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 13 in B Flat, K. 333
  Keith Jarrett, piano - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
  Maurizio Pollini, piano - Schubert: The Late Piano Sonatas (D. 958, 959, 960); 3 Piano Pieces, D. 946; Allegretto, D. 915
Best Opera Recording
  Wagner: Lohengrin - Georg Solti conducting the Vienna State Opera Choir and Vienna Philharmonic (solos: Placido Domingo, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Siegmund Nimsgern, Jessye Norman, Eva Randova, Hans Sotin)
  Adams: Nixon in China - Edo de Waart conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's (solos: Sanford Sylvan, James Maddalena, Thomas Hammons, John Duykers, Carolann Page)
  Bellini: Norma - Richard Bonynge conducting the Welsh National Opera Orchestra and Chorus (solos: Joan Sutherland, Luciano Pavarotti, Montserrat Caballe, Samuel Ramey)
  Bernstein, Wadsworth: A Quiet Place - Leonard Bernstein conducting the Austrian Radio Symphony (solos: Chester Ludgin, Beverly Morgan, John Brandstetter, Peter Kazaras, Jean Kraft, Wendy White)
  Mozart: Idomeneo - John Pritchard conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus (solos: Luciano Pavarotti, Agnes Baltsa, Lucia Popp, Edita Gruberova, Leo Nucci)
  Puccini: La Boheme - Leonard Bernstein conducting the Chorus and Orchestra of Santa Cecilia (solos: Angelina Reaux, Jerry Hadley, Barbara Daniels, Thomas Hampson)
Best Choral Performance
  Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus - Verdi: Requiem and Operatic Choruses
  Helmuth Froschauer, chorus master; Herbert von Karajan conducting the Vienna Singverein and Vienna Philharmonic - Mozart: Requiem
  John Eliot Gardiner conducting the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists - Bach: Christmas Oratorio
  Margaret Hillis, choral director; Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Chorus and Orchestra - Bach: St. Matthew Passion
  Trevor Pinnock conducting the English Concert Choir and English Concert - Vivaldi: Gloria; Scarlatti: Dixit Dominus
Best Classical Performance - Vocal Soloist
  Luciano Pavarotti, tenor (Emerson Buckley conducting the Symphonic Orchestra of Amelia Romagna "Arturo Toscanini") - Luciano Pavarotti in Concert (arias from Lucia de Lammermoor, Rigoletto, La Boheme, Fedora, Turandot)
  Arleen Auger, soprano (Dalton Baldwin, accompanist) - Love Songs (Copland, R. Strauss, Poulenc, Mahler, Schumann, Gounod, Schubert)
  Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano (Gilbert Kalish, accompanist) - Songs of America (Stephen Foster, Elliott Carter, Ruth Crawford, Milton Babbitt, George Crumb, Carrie Jacobs-Bond, Irving Fine, Sergius Kagen)
  Christa Ludwig, soprano (James Levine, accompanist) - Schubert: Winterreise
  Jessye Norman, soprano (Geoffrey Parsons, accompanist) - Handel, Schubert, Schumann: Lieder (Jessye Norman - Live at Hohenems)
Best Contemporary Composition
  John Adams - Nixon in China (Edo de Waart conducting the Orchestra of St. Luke's)
  Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Wadsworth - A Quiet Place (Leonard Bernstein conducting the Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra; soloists)
  William Bolcom - Symphony No. 4 (Slatkin conducting the St. Louis Orchestra; Joan Morris, mezzo-soprano)
  Ned Rorem - String Symphony (Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
  Karlheinz Stockhausen - Amour (Suzanne Stephens, clarinet)
Best Engineered Recording - Classical
  Jack Renner - Verdi: Requiem and Operatic Choruses (Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Orchestra)
  Simon Eadon - Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E (Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
  Cees Heijkoop, Willem van Leeuwen, Volker Strauss - Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (Complete) (Bernard Haitink conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra)
  Jack Renner - Beethoven: Missa Solemnis; Mozart: Great C Minor Mass (Robert Shaw conducting the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Orchestra)
  Klaus Scheibe - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection") (Leonard Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic)
Classical Producer of the Year
  Robert Woods
  Andrew Cornall
  Steven Epstein
  Thomas Frost
  Joanna Nickrenz
Best Comedy Recording
  Good Morning, Vietnam - Robin Williams
  Even Worse - Weird Al Yankovic
  Fontaine: Why Am I Straight? - Whoopi Goldberg
  Jonathan Winters Finally Captured - Jonathan Winters
  What Am I Doing in New Jersey? - George Carlin
Best Spoken Word or Nonmusical Recording
  "Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson, July 27" - track from Aretha Franklin's One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism - Rev. Jesse Jackson
  A Christmas Carol - John Gielgud
  A Prairie Home Companion: The 2nd Annual Farewell Performance - various artists, Garrison Keillor
  The Screwtape Letters - John Cleese
  Winters' Tale - Jonathan Winters
Best Recording for Children
  Pecos Bill - Robin Williams, narrator; Ry Cooder, music
  The Bible: The Amazing Book - Candle
  The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - Glenn Close, narrator; Tim Story, music
  Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals, Part II - Weird Al Yankovic, narrator; Wendy Carlos, music
  The Tailor of Gloucester - Meryl Streep, narrator; Chieftains, music
  The Tale of Peter Rabbit, ... - Meryl Streep, narrator; Lyle Mays, music
Best Engineered Recording
  Tom Lord Alge - Roll with It (Steve Winwood)
  John Archer - Through the Lens (Checkfield)
  Ray Bardani, John Potoker - Provision (Scritti Politti)
  Mick Guzauski - Facets (Doc Severinsen)
  George Massenburg - Let It Roll (Little Feat)
  Elliot Scheiner - Soul Searchin' (Glenn Frey)
Best Album Package
  Bill Johnson - Tired of the Runnin' (O'Kanes)
  Andrew Reid - Bete Noire (Bryan Ferry)
  Jeri Heiden - Brian Wilson (Brian Wilson)
  Bruce Licher - Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart (Camper Van Beethoven)
  Henry Marquez - Picture This (Valentine Brothers)
Best Album Notes
  Anthony DeCurtis - Crossroads (Eric Clapton)
  John Edward Hasse - The Classic Hoagy Carmichael (Hoagy Carmichael & others)
  Miles Kreuger - Show Boat (Frederica von Stade, Jerry Hadley, Teresa Stratas, Nancy Culp, Lillian Gish & others; John McGlinn conducting the London Sinfonietta)
  Dan Morgenstern - The Complete Commodore Jazz Recordings, Vol. 1
  Vaughn Webb - Virginia Traditions: Southwest Virginia Blues
Best Historical Album
  Crossroads - Eric Clapton
  The Classic Hoagy Carmichael - Hoagy Carmichael & others
  The Complete Commodore Jazz Recordings, Vol. 1
  Djangologie USA - Django Reinhartdt
  The Erteguns' New York - New York Cabaret Music - various artists
Producer of the Year
  Neil Dorfsman
  Thomas Dolby
  David Kershenbaum
  L.A. Reid, Babyface
  Narada Michael Walden
Best Performance - Music Video
  Where the Streets Have No Name - U2. Meiert Avis, director
  Check It Out - John Cougar Mellencamp. Jonathon Dark, director
  Glass Spider - David Bowie. David Mallet, director
  Stevie Nicks: Live at Red Rocks - Stevie Nicks. Marty Callner, director
  The Symphony Sessions - David Foster. Tony Greco, director
Best Concept Music Video
  Fat - Weird Al Yankovic. Jay Levey, director
  Get a Job - Hampton String Quartet. Sara Nichols, director
  Storytelling Giants - Talking Heads. David Byrne, director
  This Note's for You - Neil Young. Julien Temple, director
  When We Was Fab - George Harrison. Godley & Creme, directors
Hall of Fame
  Bartok: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano - Bela Bartok, piano; Joseph Szigeti, violin; Benny Goodman, clarinet (1940)
  Beethoven: Concertos for Pianos Nos. 1-5 - Artur Schnabel & Malcolm Sargent conducting the London Symphony (1,5) & London Philharmonic (2, 3, 4) (1955)
  "Love Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)" - Billie Holiday (1945)
  "Ornithology" - Charlie Parker Sextet (1946)
  "This Land Is Your Land" - Woody Guthrie (1947)
Trustees Award
  Walt Disney
  Quincy Jones
  Cole Porter



Album of the Year: Faith - George Michael

What: 31st Annual Grammy Awards

Date: February 23, 1989

Where: Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles

Network: CBS

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