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The Eighties Club
The Politics and Pop Culture of the 1980s
The Grammy Awards in the 1980s
[The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., was created at a meeting of Los Angeles record execs at Hollywood's Brown Derby Restaurant on May 28, 1957. Its 13,000 members include musicians, producers and recording professionals.]

23rd Annual Grammy Award Winners - 1980

Christopher Cross, George Jones, Ella Fitzgerald

Album of the Year
CHRISTOPHER CROSS, Christopher Cross
Record of the Year
CHRISTOPHER CROSS, "Sailing"
Song of the Year
CHRISTOPHER CROSS, "Sailing"
Best Album Package
ROY KOHARA, art director, Against the Wind (Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band)
Best Engineering
JAMES GUTHRIE, The Wall (Pink Floyd)
Best Classical Album
PIERRE BOULEZ conducting ORCHESTRE DE L'OPERA DE PARIS, Berg, Lulu (Complete Version)
Best Comedy Recording
RODNEY DANGERFIELD, No Respect
Best Instrumental Composition
JOHN WILLIAMS, composer, The Empire Strikes Back
Best Country Instrumental Performance
GILLEY'S URBAN COWBOY BAND, "Orange Blossom Special/Hoedown"
Best Country Performance, Duo/Group
ROY ORBISON & EMMYLOU HARRIS, "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again"
Best Country Song
WILLIE NELSON, "On The Road Again"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
ANNE MURRAY, "Could I Have This Dance"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
GEORGE JONES, "He Stopped Loving Her Today"
Best Jazz Fusion Performance
MANHATTAN TRANSFER, "Birdland"
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
BILL EVANS, We Will Meet Again
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
COUNT BASIE & ORCHESTRA, On the Road
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
BILL EVANS, "I Will Say Goodbye"
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
ELLA FITZGERALD, A Perfect Match: Ella and Basie
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
GEORGE BENSON, "Moody's Mood"
Best New Artist
CHRISTOPHER CROSS
Best Pop Performance, Duo/Group
BARBRA STREISAND & BARRY GIBB, "Guilty"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
BETTE MIDLER, "The Rose"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
KENNY LOGGINS, "This Is It"
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
BOB JAMES & EARL KLUGH, One on One
Best R&B Song
REGGIE LEWIS & JAMES MTUME, "Never Knew Love Like This Before"
Best R&B Performance, Duo/Group
MANHATTANS, "Shining Star"
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
GEORGE BENSON, "Off Broadway"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
STEPHANIE MILLS, "Never Knew Love Like This Before"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
GEORGE BENSON, Give Me the Night
Best Rock Performance, Duo/Group
BOB SEGER & THE SILVER BULLET BAND, Against the Wind
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
THE POLICE, "Regatta de Blanc"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
PAT BENATAR, Crimes of Passion
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
BILLY JOEL, Glass Houses
Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary
REBA RAMBO, et. al., The Lord's Prayer
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary
SHIRLEY CAESAR, Rejoice
Best Cast Show Album
ANDREW LLOYD WEBER (composer) & TIM RICE (lyricist), Evita--Premier American Recording


24th Annual Grammy Awards - 1981

Manhattan Transfer, Sheena Easton, Al Jarreau

Album of the Year
JOHN LENNON & YOKO ONO, Double Fantasy
Record of the Year
KIM CARNES, "Bette Davis Eyes"
Song of the Year
DONNA WEISS & JACKIE DESHANNON, "Bette Davis Eyes" (Kim Carnes)
Best Album Package
PETER CORRISTON, art director, Tattoo You (Rolling Stones)
Best Engineering
JERRY GARSZVA & ROGER NICHOLS, Gaucho (Steely Dan)
Best Classical Album
SIR GEORG SALTI conducting CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA & CHORUS, Mahler, Symphony No. 2 in C Minor
Best Comedy Recording
RICHARD PRYOR, Rev. Du Rite
Best Instrumental Composition
MIKE POST, "The Theme from Hill Street Blues"
Best Album of Original Score
JOHN WILLIAMS, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Best Country Song
DOLLY PARTON, "9 To 5"
Best Country Intrumental Performance
CHET ATKINS, Country, After All These Years
Best Country Vocal Performance, Duo/Group
OAK RIDGE BOYS, "Elvira"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
DOLLY PARTON, "9 To 5"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
RONNIE MILSAP, "(There's) No Gettin' Over Me"
Best Jazz Fusion Performance
GROVER WASHINGTON, JR., Winelight
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
CHICK COREA & GARY BURTON, Chick Corea & Gary Burton in Concert...
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
GERRY MULLIGAN & HIS ORCHESTRA, Walk on the Water
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
JOHN COLTRANE, Bye Bye Blackbird
Best Jazz Performance, Duo/Group
MANHATTAN TRANSFER, "Until I Met You" *
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
ELLA FITZGERALD, Digital III at Montreaux
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
AL JARREAU, "Blue Rondo a la Turk"
Video of the Year
MICHAEL NESMITH, "Michael Nesmith in Elephant Parts"
Best New Artist
SHEENA EASTON
Best Pop Performance, Duo/Group
MANHATTAN TRANSFER, "Boy From New York City"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
LENA HORNE, Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music Live on Broadway
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
AL JARREAU, Breakin Away
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
MIKE POST featuring LARRY CARLTON, "The Theme from Hill Street Blues"
Best R&B Song
BILL WITHERS, et al., "Just The Two Of Us"
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
DAVID SANBORN, "All I Need Is You"
Best R&B Performance, Duo/Group
QUINCY JONES, The Dude
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
ARETHA FRANKLIN, "Hold On I'm Comin'"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
JAMES INGRAM, "One Hundred Ways"
Best Rock Performance, Duo/Group
THE POLICE, "Don't Stand So Close To Me"
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
THE POLICE, "Behind My Camel"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
PAT BENATAR, "Fire And Ice"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
RICK SPRINGFIELD, "Jessie's Girl"
Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary
IMPERIALS, Priority
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary
ANDREA CROUCH, Don't Give Up

*Manhattan Transfer became the first group to win a Grammy in both pop and jazz categories in the same year.


25th Annual Grammy Award Winners - 1982

Willie Nelson, Toto, Jennifer Holliday

Album of the Year
TOTO, Toto IV
Record of the Year
TOTO, "Rosanna"
Song of the Year
WAYNE CARSON, MARK JAMES & JOHNNY CHRISTOPHER,
"Always On My Mind" (Willie Nelson)
Best Album Package
JOHN KOSH, RON LARSON, art directors, Get Closer (Linda Ronstadt)
Best Engineering
TOM KNOX, AL SCHMITT, GREG LADANYI & DAVID LEONARD, Engineers, Toto IV (Toto)
Best Classical Album
GLENN GOULD, Bach: The Goldberg Variations
Best Comedy Recording
RICHARD PRYOR, Live On The Sunset Strip
Best Instrumental Composition
JOHN WILLIAMS, "Flying" (Theme from E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
Best Country Instrumental Performance
 ROY CLARK, "Alabama Jubilee"
Best Country Performance, Duo/Group
ALABAMA, "Mountain Music"
Best Country Song
WILLIE NELSON, "Always On My Mind"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
JUICE NEWTON, "Break It To Me Gently"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
WILLIE NELSON, "Always on My Mind"
Best Jazz Fusion Performance
PAT METHENY GROUP, Offramp
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
PHIL WOODS QUARTET, More Live
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
COUNT BASIE, "Warm Breeze"
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
MILES DAVIS, We Want Miles
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
SARAH VAUGHAN, Gershwin Live!
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
MEL TORME, An Evening With George Shearing and Mel Torme
Video of the Year
OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN, "Physical"
Best New Artist
MEN AT WORK
Best Pop Performance, Duo/Group
JOE COCKER & JENNIFER WARNES, "Up Where We Belong"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
MELISSA MANCHESTER, "You Should Hear How She Talks About You"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
LIONEL RICHIE, "Truly"
Best R&B Song
BILL CHAMPLIN, Writer, "Turn Your Love Around" (George Benson)
Best R&B Performance, Duo/Group
DAZZ BAND, "Let It Whip"; EARTH WIND AND FIRE, "Wanna Be With You"
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
MARVIN GAYE, "Sexual Healing" (instrumental version)
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
 JENNIFER HOLLIDAY, "And I Am TellingYou I'm Not Going"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
MARVIN GAYE, "Sexual Healing"
Best Rock Performance, Duo/Group
SURVIVOR, "Eye Of The Tiger"
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS, "D.N.A."
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
PAT BENATAR, "Shadows Of The Night"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP, "Hurts So Good"
Best Gospel Performance, Contemporary
AMY GRANT, Age To Age
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Contemporary
AL GREEN, "Higher Plane"
Best Traditional Blues Recording
CLARENCE GATEMOUTH BROWN, Alright Again


26th Annual Grammy Awards - 1983

Michael Jackson, The Police, Pat Benatar

Album of the Year
MICHAEL JACKSON, Thriller
Record of the Year
MICHAEL JACKSON, "Beat It"
Song of the Year
STING, "Every Breath You Take"
Best Album Package
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG, art director, Speaking in Tongues (Talking Heads)
Best Engineering
BRUCE SWEDIEN, Thriller (Michael Jackson)
Best Classical Album
SIR GEORG SOLTI conducting CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Mahler, Symphony No. 9 in D Major
Best Comedy Recording
EDDIE MURPHY, Eddie Murphy, Comedian
Best Instrumental Composition
GIORGIO MORODER, composer, "Love Theme from Flashdance"
Best Album of Original Score
GIORGIO MORODER, et. al., Flashdance
Best Country Song
MIKE REID, songwriter, "Stranger In My House" (Ronnie Milsap)
Best Country Intrumental Performance
NEW SOUTH, "Fireball"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Duo/Group
ALABAMA, The Closer You Get
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
ANNE MURRAY, "A Little Good News"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
LEE GREENWOOD, "I.O.U."
Best Jazz Fusion Performance
PAT METHENY GROUP, Travels
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
PHIL WOODS QUARTET, At the Vanguard
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
ROB McCONNELL & THE BOSS BRASS, All in Good Time
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
WYNTON MARSALIS, Think of One
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo/Group
MANHATTAN TRANSFER, "Why Not!"
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
ELLA FITZGERALD, The Best is Yet to Come
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
MEL TORME, Top Drawer
Best Video, Short Form
DURAN DURAN, "Girls On Film/Hungry Like The Wolf"
Best New Artist
CULTURE CLUB
Best Pop Performance, Duo/Group
THE POLICE, "Every Breath You Take"
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
GEORGE BENSON, "Being With You"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
IRENE CARA, "Flashdance: What A Feeling"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
MICHAEL JACKSON, Thriller
Best R&B Song
MICHAEL JACKSON, "Billie Jean"
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
HERBIE HANCOCK, "Rockit"
Best R&B Performance, Duo/Group
RUFUS & CHAKA KHAN, "Ain't Nobody"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
CHAKA KHAN, Chaka Khan
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
MICHAEL JACKSON, "Billie Jean"
Best Rock Performance, Duo/Group
THE POLICE, Synchronicity
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
PAT BENATAR, "Love Is A Battlefield"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
MICHAEL JACKSON, "Beat It"
Best Gospel Performance, Female
AMY GRANT, "Ageless Medley"
Best Gospel Performance, Male
RUSS TAFF, Walls of Glass
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
SANDRA CROUCH, We Sing Praises
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male
AL GREEN, I'll Rise Again
Best Traditional Blues Recording
B.B. KING, Blues 'n' Jazz


27th Annual Grammy Awards - 1984

Tina Turner, Prince, Cyndi Lauper

Album of the Year
LIONEL RICHIE, Can't Slow Down
Record of the Year
TINA TURNER, "What's Love Got To Do With It"
Song of the Year
GRAHAM LYLE & TERRY BRITTEN, "What's Love Got To Do With It" (Tina Turner)
Best Album Package
JANET PERR, art director, She's So Unusual (Cyndi Lauper)
Best Engineering
HUMBERTO GATICA, Chicago 17
Best Classical Album
NEVILLE MARRINER conducting THE ACADEMY OF ST. MARTIN-IN-THE-FIELDS; AMBROSIAN OPERA CHORUS; CHORISTERS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, Amadeus (Original Soundtrack)
Best Comedy Recording
"WEIRD AL" YANKOVIC, Eat It
Best Instrumental Composition (tie)
RANDY NEWMAN, "The Natural"
JOHN WILLIAMS, "Olympic Fanfare and Theme"
Best Album of Original Score
PRINCE, et. al., Purple Rain
Best Country Song
STEVE GOODMAN, songwriter, "City Of New Orleans" (Willie Nelson)
Best Country Intrumental Performance
RICKY SKAGGS, "Wheel Hoss"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Duo/Group
THE JUDDS, "Mama He's Crazy"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
EMMYLOU HARRIS, "In My Dreams"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
MERLE HAGGARD, "That's The Way Love Goes"
Best Jazz Fusion Performance
PAT METHENY GROUP, First Circle
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
ART BLAKEY, "New York Scene"
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
COUNT BASIE & HIS ORCHESTRA, 88 Basie Street
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
WYNTON MARSALIS, Hot House Flowers
Best Jazz Vocal Performance
JOE WILLIAMS, Nothin' but the Blues
Best Video, Short Form
DAVID BOWIE, "David Bowie"
Best New Artist
CYNDI LAUPER
Best Pop Performance, Duo/Group
POINTER SISTERS, "Jump (For My Love)"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
TINA TURNER, "What's Love Got To Do With It"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
PHIL COLLINS, "Against All Odds (Take A Look At Me Now)"
Best R&B Song
PRINCE, "I Feel For You" (Chaka Khan)
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
HERBIE HANCOCK, Sound-System
Best R&B Performance, Duo/Group
JAMES INGRAM & MICHAEL McDONALD, "Yah Mo B There"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
CHAKA KHAN, "I Feel For You"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
BILLY OCEAN, "Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)"
Best Rock Performance, Duo/Group
PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION, Purple Rain--Music from the Motion Picture
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
YES, "Cinema"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
TINA TURNER, "Better Be Good To Me"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, "Dancing In The Dark"
Best Gospel Performance,Female
AMY GRANT, "Angels"
Best Gospel Performance, Male
MICHAEL W. SMITH, Michael W. Smith
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
SHIRLEY CAESAR, Sailin'
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male
ANDRAE CROUCH, "Always Remember"
Best Traditional Blues Recording
JOHN HAMMOND, et. al., Blues Explosion
Best Reggae Recording
BLACK UHURU, Anthem


28th Annual Grammy Award Winners - 1985

Stevie Wonder, Sade, Phil Collins

Album of the Year
PHIL COLLINS, No Jacket Required
Record of the Year
QUINCY JONES, producer, "We Are The World"
Song of the Year
MICHAEL JACKSON & LIONEL RICHIE, writers, "We Are The World"
Best Album Package
JON KOSH & RON LARSON, art directors, Lush Life (Linda Ronstadt)
Best Classical Album
ROBERT SHAW & JOHN ALER, Berlioz: Requiem
Best Comedy Recording
WHOOPI GOLDBERG, Whoopi Goldberg (Original Broadway Show Recording)
Best Original Score
MARC BENNO, HAROLD FALTERMEYER, KEITH FORSEY, ET AL, Beverly Hills Cop
Best Country Instrumental Performance
 CHET ATKINS & MARK KNOPFLER, "Cosmic Square Dance"
Best Country Performance, Duo/Group
THE JUDDS, "Why Not Me"
Best Country Song
JIMMY L. WEBB, Writer, "Highwayman"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
ROSEANNE CASH, "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
RONNIE MILSAP, "Lost In The Fifties Tonight"
Best Jazz Fusion Performance
DAVID SANBORN, Straight to the Heart
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
BOB WILBER & JOHN BARRY, Cotton Club (Soundtrack)
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
WYNTON MARSALIS, Black Codes (From the Underground)
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
CLEO LAINE, Cleo At Carnegie
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
BOBBY MCFERRIN & JON HENDRICKS, "Another Night In Tunisia"
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group
MANHATTAN TRANSFER, Vocalese
Video of the Year
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS, "The Heart of Rock 'n' Roll"
Best New Artist
SADE
Best Pop Performance, Duo/Group
QUINCY JONES, producer, "We Are The World"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
WHITNEY HOUSTON, "Saving All My Love For You"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
PHIL COLLINS, No Jacket Required
Best Instrumental Performance, Pop
JAN HAMMER, "Miami Vice Theme"
Best R&B Song
NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN & JEFFREY COHEN, writers, "Freeway Of Love" (Aretha Franklin)
Best R&B Performance, Duo/Group
THE COMMODORES, Nightshift
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
ERNIE WATTS, Musician
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
ARETHA FRANKLIN, Freeway Of Love
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
STEVIE WONDER, In Square Circle
Best Rock Performance, Duo/Group
DIRE STRAITS, "Money For Nothing"
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
JEFF BECK, "Escape"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
TINA TURNER, "One Of The Living"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
DON HENLEY, "Boys Of Summer"
Best Gospel Performance, Female
AMY GRANT, Unguarded
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
SHIRLEY CAESAR, "Martin"
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male
MARVIN WINANS, "Bring Back The Days Of Yea And Nay"
Best Traditional Blues Recording
B.B. KING, My Guitar Sings the Blues
Best Reggae Recording
JIMMY CLIFF, Cliffhanger


29th Annual Grammy Award Winners - 1986

U2, Randy Travis, Aretha Franklin & George Michael

Album of the Year:
PAUL SIMON, Graceland
Record of the Year:
STEVE WINWOOD, "Higher Love"
Song of the Year:
CAROLE BAYER SAGER & BURT BACHARACH, "That's What Friends Are For" (Dionne Warwick & Friends)
Best Album Package:
EIKO ISHIOKA, art director, Tutu (Miles Davis)
Best Engineering:
JASON CASARO & TOM ALGE, Back in the High Life (Steve Winwood)
Best Classical Album:
VLADIMIR HOROWITZ, Horowitz: The Studio Recordings, New York, 1985
Best Comedy Recording:
 BILL COSBY, Those of You With or Without Children, You'll Understand
Best Instrumental Composition:
 JOHN BARRY, Out of Africa soundtrack
Best Country Instrumental Performance:
RICKY SKAGGS, "Raisin' The Dickens"
Best Country Performance by Duo/Group:
THE JUDDS, "Grandpa"
Best Country Song:
 JAMIE O'HARA, "Grandpa" (The Judds)
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female:
REBA McENTIRE, "Whoever's in New England"
Best Country Vocal Peformance, Male:
RONNIE MILSAP, "Lost in the Fifties Tonight"
Best Jazz Fusion Performance:
DAVID SANBORN & BOB JAMES, "Double Vision"
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group:
WYNTON MARSALIS, "J Mood"
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band:
DOC SEVERINSEN, The Tonight Show Band With Doc Severinsen
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female:
DIANE SCHURR, "Timeless"
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male:
BOBBY McFERRIN, "Round Midnight"
Best Music Video (Long Form):
STING for "Bring on the Night"
Best Music Video (Short Form):
DIRE STRAITS, "Brothers in Arms"
Best New Artist:
BRUCE HORNSBY AND THE RANGE
Best Pop Performance by Duo/Group:
ELTON JOHN, DIONNE WARWICK, GLADYS KNIGHT, STEVIE WONDER, "That's What Friends Are For"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male:
STEVE WINWOOD, "Higher Love"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female:
BARBARA STREISAND, The Broadway Album
Best R& B Song:
 ANITA BAKER, LOUIS JOHNSON & GARY BISS, "Sweet Love"
Best R&B Performance by Duo/Group:
PRINCE AND THE REVOLUTION, "Kiss"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female:
ANITA BAKER, Rapture
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male:
JAMES BROWN, Living in America
Best Rock Performance by Duo/Group:
EURYTHMICS, "Missionary Man"
Best Rock Instrumental Performance:
ART OF NOISE FEATURING DUANE EDDY, "Peter Gunn"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female:
TINA TURNER, "Back Where You Started"
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male:
ROBERT PALMER, "Addicted to Love"
Best Gospel Performance, Duo/Group
SANDI PATTI & DENIECE WILLIAMS, "They Say"
Best Gospel Performance, Female
SANDI PATTI, Morning Like This
Best Gospel Performance, Male
PHILIP BAILEY, Triumph
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Duo/Group
WINANS, Let My People Go
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
DENIECE WILLIAMS, "I Surrender All"
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male
AL GREEN, "Going Away"
Best Traditional Blues Recording:
ROBERT CRAY, ALBERT COLLINS, JOHNNY COPELAND, Showdown!
Best Reggae Recording:
STEEL PULSE, Babylon the Bandit


31st Annual Grammy Awards - 1988

Bobby McFerrin, Amy Grant, Robin Williams

Album of the Year
GEORGE MICHAEL, Faith
Record of the Year
BOBBY McFERRIN, "Don't Worry Be Happy"
Song of the Year
BOBBY McFERRIN, "Don't Worry Be Happy"
Best Album Package
BILL JOHNSON, art director, Tired of Runnin' (The O'Kanes)
Best Engineering
TOM LORD-ALGE, Roll With It (Steve Winwood)
Best Classical Album
ROBERT SHAW conducting THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 7 CHORUS, Verdi, Requiem and Operatic Choruses
Best Comedy Recording
ROBIN WILLIAMS, Good Morning, Vietnam
Best Instrumental Composition
MIKE POST, "The Theme From L.A. Law"
Best Album of Original...Score
RYUICHI SAKAMOTO, et. al., The Last Emperor
Best Song Written...for a Motion Picture
PHIL COLLINS & LAMONT DOZIER, "Two Hearts" (Buster)
Best Country Song
K.T. OSLIN, "Hold Me"
Best Country Intrumental Performance
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, "Sugarfoot Rag"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Duo/Group
THE JUDDS, "Give A Little Love"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
K.T. OSLIN, "Hold Me"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
RANDY TRAVIS, "Old 8x10"
Best Country Vocal Collaboration
ROY ORBISON & K.D. LANG, "Crying"
Best Jazz Fusion Performance
YELLOWJACKETS, Politics
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
McCOY TYNER, et. al., Blues for Coltrane, A Tribute to John Coltrane
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
GIL EVANS & THE MONDAY NIGHT ORCHESTRA, Bud and Bird
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
MICHAEL BRECKER, Don't Try This at Home
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
BETTY CARTER, Look What I Got!
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
BOBBY McFERRIN, Brothers
Best Performance Music Video
U2, "Where The Streets Have No Name"
Best New Artist
TRACY CHAPMAN
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
DAVID SANBORN, Close-up
Best Pop Performance, Duo/Group
MANHATTAN TRANSFER, Brasil
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
TRACY CHAPMAN, "Fast Car"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
BOBBY McFERRIN, "Don't Worry Be Happy"
Best R&B Song
ANITA BAKER, et. al., "Giving You The Best That I Got"
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
CHICK COREA, "Light Years"
Best R&B Performance, Duo/Group
GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS, "Love Overboard"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
ANITA BAKER, "Giving You The Best That I Got"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
TERENCE TRENT D'ARBY, Introducing the Hardline...
Best Rock Performance, Duo/Group
U2, "Desire"
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
CARLOS SANTANA, Blues for Salvador
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
TINA TURNER, Tina Live in Europe
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
ROBERT PALMER, "Simply Irresistible"
Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance
JETHRO TULL, Crest of a Knave
Best Gospel Performance, Female
AMY GRANT, Lead Me On
Best Gospel Performance, Male
LARNELLE HARRIS, Christmas
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
ARETHA FRANKLIN, One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male
BEBE WINANS, "Abundant Life"
Best Soul Gospel Performance, Duo/Group
TAKE 6, Take Six
Best Rap Performance
D.J. JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE, "Parents Just Don't Understand"
Best Traditional Blues Recording
WILLIE DIXON, Hidden Charms
Best Contemporary Blues Recording
ROBERT CRAY BAND, "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark"
Best Reggae Recording
ZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERS, Conscious Party
Best New Age Performance
SHADOWFAX, Songs for a Nuclear Village


32nd Annual Grammy Awards - 1989

Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny, CeCe Winans

Album of the Year
BONNIE RAITT, Nick of Time
Record of the Year
BETTE MIDLER, "Wind Beneath My Wings"
Song of the Year
LARRY HENLEY & JEFF SILBAR, "Wind Beneath My Wings"
Best Album Package
ROGER GORMAN, Sound + Vision (David Bowie)
Best Engineering
GEORGE MASSENBURG, Cry Like A Rainstorm - Howl Like The Wind (Linda Ronstadt)
Best Classical Album
EMERSON STRING QUARTET, Bartok, 6 String Quartets
Best Comedy Recording
PROFESSOR PETER SCHICKELE, P.D.Q. Bach, 1712 Overture and Other Musical Assaults
Best Instrumental Composition
DANNY ELFMAN, "The Batman Theme"
Best Album of Original...Score
DAVE GRUSIN, The Fabulous Baker Boys
Best Song Written...for a Motion Picture
CARLY SIMON, "Let The River Run" (Working Girl)
Best Country Song
RODNEY CROWELL, "After All This Time"
Best Country Intrumental Performance
RANDY SCRUGGS, "Amazing Grace"
Best Country Vocal Collaboration
HANK WILLIAMS, JR. & HANK WILLIAMS, SR., "There's A Tear In My Beer"
Best Country Vocal Performance, Duo/Group
THE NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND, Will the Circle be Unbroken Volume Two
Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
K.D. LANG, Absolute Torch and Twang
Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
LYLE LOVETT, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Best Jazz Fusion Performance
PAT METHENY GROUP, Letters From Home
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Duo/Group
CHICK COREA AKOUSTIC BAND, Chick Corea Akoustic Band
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
MILES DAVIS, Aura
Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist
MILES DAVIS, Aura
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo/Group
DR. JOHN & RICKIE LEE JONES, "Makin' Whoopee"
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
RUTH BROWN, Blues on Broadway
Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
HARRY CONNICK, JR., When Harry Met Sally
Best Music Video, Short Form
MICHAEL JACKSON, "Leave Me Alone"
Best Music Video, Long Form
JANET JACKSON, "Rhythm Nation 1814"
Best Pop Instrumental Performance
NEVILLE BROTHERS, "Healing Chant"
Best Pop Performance, Duo/Group
LINDA RONSTADT & AARON NEVILLE, "Don't Know Much"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
BONNIE RAITT, "Nick Of Time"
Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
MICHAEL BOLTON, "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You"
Best R&B Song
KENNY GAMBLE & LEON HUFF, "If You Don't Know Me By Now" (Freddie Jackson)
Best R&B Instrumental Performance
SOUL II SOUL, "African Dance"
Best R&B Performance, Duo/Group
SOUL II SOUL featuring CARON WHEELER, "Back To Life"
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
ANITA BAKER, Giving You the Best That I Got
Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
BOBBY BROWN, "Every Little Step"
Best Rock Performance, Duo/Group
TRAVELING WILBURYS, Traveling Wilburys Volume One
Best Rock Instrumental Performance
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
BONNIE RAITT, Nick of Time
Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
DON HENLEY, The End of Innocence
Best Hard Rock Performance
LIVING COLOUR, "Cult Of Personality"
Best Metal Performance
METALLICA, "One"
Best Gospel Performance, Duo/Group
TAKE 6, "The Savior Is Waiting"
Best Gospel Performance, Female
CECE WINANS, "Don't Cry"
Best Gospel Performance, Male
BEBE WINANS, "Meantime"
Best Soul Gospel Performance
AL GREEN, "As Long As We're Together"
Best Rap Performance
YOUNG MC, "Bust A Move"
Best Traditional Blues Recording
JOHN LEE HOOKER & BONNIE RAITT, "I'm In The Mood"
Best Contemporary Blues Recording
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE, In Step
Best Reggae Recording
ZIGGY MARLEY & THE MELODY MAKERS, One Bright Day
Best New Age Performance
PETER GABRIEL, Passion