Grammy Awards of 1989


Grammy Awards of 1989

Infobox Grammy Awards
name = 31st


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network = CBS
next = 1990
last = 1988
The 31st Grammy Awards were held in 1989. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the previous year.

Award winners:

*Record of the Year
**Linda Goldstein (producer) & Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

*Album of the Year
** George Michael (producer & artist) for "Faith"

*Song of the Year
** Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy"

*Best New Artist
** Tracy Chapman

Blues

*Best Traditional Blues Recording
**Willie Dixon for "Hidden Charms"
*Best Contemporary Blues Recording
**The Robert Cray Band for "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark "

Children's

*Best Recording for Children
**Ry Cooder (producer & composer), Mark Sottnick (producer) & Robin Williams for "Pecos Bill"

Classical

*Best Orchestral Recording
**Robert Woods (producer), Louis Lane, Robert Shaw (conductors) & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for "Rorem: String Symphony; Sunday Morning; Eagles"
*Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
**Emerson Buckley (conductor), Luciano Pavarotti & the Symphony Orchestra of Amelia Romangna for "Luciano Pavarotti in Concert"
*Best Opera Recording
**Christopher Raeburn (producer), Georg Solti (conductor), Plácido Domingo, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Siegmund Nimsgern, Jessye Norman, Eva Randova, Hans Sotin, & the Vienna State Opera Orchestra for "Wagner: Lohengrin "
*Best Choral Performance (other than opera)
**Robert Shaw (conductor) & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for "Verdi: Requiem & Operatic Choruses "
*Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist(s) (with orchestra)
**Carlo Maria Giulini (conductor), Vladimir Horowitz & the La Scala Opera Orchestra for "Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 "
*Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist (without orchestra)
**Alicia De Larrocha for "Albéniz: Iberia, Navarra, Suite Espagnola "
*Best Chamber Music Performance
**David Corkhill, Evelyn Glennie, Murray Perahia & Georg Solti for "Bartók: Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion"
*Best Contemporary Composition
**John Adams (composer), Edo de Waart (conductor) & the San Francisco Symphony for "Adams: Nixon in China"
*Best Classical Album
**Robert Woods (producer), Robert Shaw (conductor) & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus for "Verdi: Requiem & Operatic Choruses "

Comedy

*Best Comedy Recording
** Robin Williams for "Good Morning Vietnam"

Composing and arranging

*Best Instrumental Composition
**Danny Elfman (composer) for "The "Batman Theme"
*Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television
**Phil Collins and Lamont Dozier (songwriters) for "Two Hearts" performed by Phil Collins
*Best Album or Original Instrumental Background Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television
**David Byrne, Cong Su, and Ryuichi Sakamoto (composers) for "The Last Emperor"
*Best Arrangement on an Instrumental
**Roger Kellaway (arranger) for "Memos From Paradise" performed by Eddie Daniels
*Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocal(s)
**Jonathan Tunick (arranger) for "No One Is Alone" performed by Cleo Laine

Country

*Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
**K.T. Oslin for "Hold Me"
*Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
**Randy Travis for "Old 8x10"
*Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**The Judds for "Give a Little Love"
*Best Country Vocal Collaboration
** k.d. lang & Roy Orbison for "Crying"
*Best Country Instrumental Performance (orchestra, group or soloist)
**Asleep at the Wheel for "Sugarfoot Rag"
*Best Country Song
**K.T. Oslin (songwriter) for "Hold Me"
*Best Bluegrass Recording (vocal or instrumental)
**Bill Monroe for "Southern Flavor"

Folk

*Best Traditional Folk Recording
**Don DeVito, Harold Leventhal, Joe McEwen & Ralph Rinzler (producers) for "Folkways - " performed by various artists
*Best Contemporary Folk Recording
** Tracy Chapman for "Tracy Chapman"

Gospel

*Best Gospel Performance, Female
**Amy Grant for "Lead Me On"
*Best Gospel Performance, Male
**Larnelle Harris for "Christmas"
*Best Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus
**The Winans for "The Winans Live at Carnegie Hall"
*Best Soul Gospel Performance, Female
**Aretha Franklin for "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism"
*Best Soul Gospel Performance, Male
**BeBe Winans for "Abundant Life"
*Best Soul Gospel Performance by a Duo or Group, Choir or Chorus
**Take 6 for "Take 6"

Historical

*Best Historical Album
**Bill Levenson (producer) for "Crossroads" performed by Eric Clapton

Jazz

*Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Female
** Betty Carter for "Look What I Got!"
*Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male
** Bobby McFerrin for "Brothers"
*Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Duo or Group
** Take 6 for "Spread Love"
*Best Jazz Instrumental Performance Soloist (On a Jazz Recording)
** Michael Brecker for "Don't Try This at Home"
*Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Group
** Roy Haynes, Cecil McBee, David Murray, Pharoah Sanders & McCoy Tyner for "Blues for Coltrane: A Tribute to John Coltrane"
*Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Big Band
** Gil Evans for "Bud & Bird" performed by Gil Evans & the Monday Night Orchestra
*Best Jazz Fusion Performance
** Yellowjackets for "Politics"

Latin

*Best Latin Pop Performance
**Roberto Carlos for "Roberto Carlos"
*Best Tropical Latin Performance
**Rubén Blades for "Antecedente"
*Best Mexican-American Performance
**Linda Ronstadt for "Canciones de Mi Padre"

Musical Show

*Best Musical Cast Show Album
**Stephen Sondheim (composer & lyricist), Jay David Saks (producer), & various artists for "Into the Woods"

Music video

*Best Concept Music Video
**Susan Zwerman (video producer), Jay Levey (video director) & "Weird Al" Yankovic for "Fat"
*Best Performance Music Video
**Michael Hamlyn, Ben Dossett (video producers), Meiert Avis (video director) & U2 for "Where the Streets Have No Name"

New Age

*Best New Age Performance
**Shadowfax for "Folksongs for a Nuclear Village" (Band members: Charles Bisharat, Chuck Greenberg, David Lewis, Phil Maggini, Stuart Nevitt, G. E. Stinson).

Packaging and Notes

*Best Album Package
** Bill Johnson (art director) for "Tired of Runnin' " performed by The O'Kanes
*Best Album Notes
** Anthony DeCurtis (notes writer) for "Crossroads" performed by Eric Clapton

Polka

*Best Polka Recording
**Jimmy Sturr for "Born to Polka"

Pop

*Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
**Tracy Chapman for "Fast Car"
*Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
**Bobby McFerrin for "Don't Worry, Be Happy"
*Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**The Manhattan Transfer for "Brasil"
*Best Pop Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group Or Soloist)
**David Sanborn for "Close-up"

Production and engineering

*Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
**Tom Lord-Alge (engineer) for "Roll With It" performed by Steve Winwood
*Best Engineered Recording, Classical
**Jack Renner (engineer), Robert Shaw (conductor) & the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for "Verdi: Requiem & Operatic Choruses "
*Producer of the Year, (Non-Classical)
** Neil Dorfsman
*Classical Producer of the Year
**Robert Woods

R&B

*Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
**Anita Baker for "Giving You the Best That I Got"
*Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
**Terence Trent D'Arby for "Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'arby"
*Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**Gladys Knight & The Pips for "Love Overboard"
*Best R&B Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group or Soloist)
**Chick Corea for "Light Years"
*Best Rhythm & Blues Song
**Anita Baker, Randy Holland & Skip Scarborough (songwriters) for "Giving You the Best That I Got" performed by Anita Baker

Rap

*Best Rap Performance
**DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince for "Parent's Just Don't Understand"

Reggae

*Best Reggae Recording
**Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers for "Conscious Party"

Rock

*Best Rock Vocal Performance, Female
**Tina Turner for "Tina Live in Europe"
*Best Rock Vocal Performance, Male
**Robert Palmer for "Simply Irresistible"
*Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
**U2 for "Desire"
*Best Rock Instrumental Performance (Orchestra, Group or Soloist)
**Carlos Santana for "Blues for Salvador"
*Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance Vocal or Instrumental
**Jethro Tull for "Crest of a Knave"

poken

*Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Recording
**Jesse Jackson for "Speech by Rev. Jesse Jackson "

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