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BetteBack February 13, 1977: Grammy Award Nominations

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Nominations Announced For Grammy Awards Show
February 13, 1977

HOLLYWOOD (Special) – The National Academy of Recording Arts and Science has announced nominees for Grammy Awards, and the winners will be named and honored on the broadcast of the 19ih annual “Grammy Awards Show.” at 8:30 p m Saturday on Channel 13.

Grammy Awards are presented by the Academy to honor outstanding artistic and technical achievements in the recording world.

Winners of the Academy’s Hall of Fame citations, chosen from recordings released prior to the advent of the Grammy Award in 1953. will be announced on the program In addition, the special will feature a film saluie to Atlanta. Ga.. the burgeoning recording center of the Southeast and that city’s contributions to the music industry.

The “Grammy Awards Show” will be broadcast live from the Hollywood Palladium. Andy Williams will be host for the seventh consecutive year. Presenters include Bette Midler to Barbra Streisand.

Following are nominees in selected award categories:

Record of The Year “Afternoon Delight” – Starland Vocal Band; “50 Ways lo Leave Your Lover” — Paul Simon; “I Write the Songs” — Barry Manilow; “If You Leave Me Now’ — Chicago; “This Masquerade” — George Benson

Album of The Year: “Breezin”‘ — Georse Benson. “Chicago XI” — Chicago; “Frampton Comes Alive” — Peter Frarnpton: “Silk Degrees” — Boz Scaggs: “Songs in the Key of Life” — Stevie Wonder.

Song of The Year (Songwriter’s Award!: “Afternoon Delight” — Bill Danoff: “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” — Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield; “I Write the Songs” — Bruce Johnston; “This Masquerade” — Leon Russell; “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” — Gordon Lightfoot.

Best New Artist of the Year: Boston; Dr. Buzzard’s Original “Savannah” Band; The Brothers Johnson; Starland Vocal Band: Wild Cherry.

Best Pop Vocal Performance Female: “Hasten Down the Wind” – Linda Ronstadt; “Here, There and Everywhere” – Emmylou Harris; “The Hissing of Summer Lawns” — Joni Mitchell. “Natalie” — Natalie Cote. “Turn the Beat Around” — Vicki Sue Robinson.

Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male: “Silk Degrees” – Boz Scaggs: “Songs in the Key of Life” — Stevie Wonder: “This Masquerade” — Georse Benson: “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” – Gordon Ligntfoot: “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” – Lou Rawls.

Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo.Group or Chorus: “Afternoon Delight” — Stariand Vocal Band: “Bohemian Rhapsody” — Queen: “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” — Elton John and Kiki Dee; “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” — England Dan and John Ford Foley; “If You Leave Me Now” — Chicago.

Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance. Female: “Lean On Me” — Melba Moore, Love Hangover” — Diana Ross: “Misty Blue” — Dorothy Moore; “Something He Can Feel” – Aretha Franklin; “Sophisticated Lady (She’s a Different Lady'” – Natalie Cole.

Best Rhythm & Blues Vocal Performance. Male: “Disco Lady” — Johnnie Taylor. “Groovy People” – Lou Rawls: “1 Need You. You Need Me” — Joe Simon. “1 Want You” — Marvin Gave: “I Wish” — Stevie Wonder. “Lowdown” — Boz Scaggs.

Best Rhythm and Blues Performance by a Duo. Group or Chorus: “Gratitude” – Earth, Wind i- Fire. “Play That Funky Music” — Wild Cherry: “Rubberbsnd Man” – Spinners; “‘Shake, Shake.Shake i Shake Your Booty” — KC and the Sunshine Bsnd. “You Don”! Have to Be a Star To Be In My Show — Marilyn McCoo. Billy Davis Jr.

Best Country Vocal Performance.Female: “Ail 1 Can Do” — Dolly Parton; “Elite Hotel” – Emmylou Harris; “1’ll Get Over You” – Crystal Gayle: “Til I Can Make It On My Own” — Tammy Wynette; “Tonite: At the Capri Lounge, Loretta Baggers” — Mary Kay Place

Best Country Vocal Performance. Male: “Are You Ready For the Country?” — Waylon Jennings; “Broken Lady” — Larry Gatlin; “Forever Lovers” — Mac Davis; “I’d Have to Be Crazy” – Willie Nelson: “I’m A Stand By My Woman Man” — Ronnie Mflsap.

Best Country Voca! Performance by a Duo or Group: “The End is Not In Sight” — Amazing Rhythm Aces: “Golden Ring” — George Jones, Tammy Wynette. “The Letter” — Loretta Lynn, Conway Twitty; “Route 66” — Asleep at the Wheel “Your Picture in the Paper” -The Statler Brothers.

Best Jazz Performance, Group: “Basie and Zoot” — Count Bass and Zoot Sims. “The Paul Desmond Quartet Live” – Paul Desmond Quartet: ‘The Leprechaun” — Chick Corea: “Jaco Pastorius” – Jaco Pastorius; “Since We Met” – The Bill Evans Trio.

Best Cast Show Album: “Bubbling Brown Sugar”. “My Fair Lady”; “Pacific Overtures”: “Rex; “Side By Side By Sondheiin”.

Album of the Year. Classical: “The Art of Courtly Love”,; “Beethoven: Tbe Five Piano Concertos”: “Bizet: Carmen”; “Gershwin: Porgy and Bess”; “Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue”. “Horowitz Concerts 1975 76”; “Joplin: Treemon-sha”; “Arturo Toscanini — Tbe Philadelphia Orchestra”

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