Grammy Awards per l'anno 1969
Il 12° Grammy Awards fu tenuto l'11 Marzo 1970. I
riconoscimenti riguardavano le realizzazioni dei musicisti per l'anno
- Record of the Year
- Bones Howe (producer) & 5th Dimension for
"Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In"
- Album of the Year
- James William Guercio (producer) & Blood,
Sweat & Tears; for Blood, Sweat & Tears''
- Song of the Year
- Joe South for "Games People Play"
- Best New Artist
- Best Recording for Children
- Peter, Paul and Mary for Peter, Paul and
- Best Classical Performance, Orchestra
- Pierre Boulez (conductor) & the Cleveland
Orchestra for Boulez Conducts Debussy, Vol. 2
"Images Pour Orchestre"
- Best Vocal Soloist Performance, Classical
- Thomas Schippers (conductor), Leontyne Price
& the New Philharmonia for Barber: Two
Scenes From "Antony and Cleopatra"/Knoxville,
Summer of 1915
- Best Opera Recording
- Otto Gerdes (producer), Herbert von Karajan (conductor),
Helga Dernesch, Thomas Stolze, Jess Thomas &
the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for Wagner:
- Best Choral Performance, Classical (other than opera)
- Luciano Berio (conductor), Ward Swingle (choir
director), the Swingle Singers & the New York
Philharmonic for Berio: Sinfonia
- Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or
Soloists (with or without orchestra)
- Walter Carlos for Switched-On-Bach
- Best Chamber Music Performance
- The Chicago Brass Ensemble, Cleveland Brass
Ensemble & Philadelphia Brass Ensemble for Gabrieli:
Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli
- Album of the Year, Classical
- Rachel Elkind (producer) & Walter Carlos for Switched-On-Bach
- Best Comedy Recording
- Bill Cosby for Bill Cosby
Composing and arranging
- Best Instrumental Theme
- John Barry (composer) for "Midnight Cowboy"
- Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a
- Burt Bacharach (composer) for Butch Cassidy
and the Sundance Kid
- Best Instrumental Arrangement
- Henry Mancini (arranger) for "Love Theme
from Romeo and Juliet"
- Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
- Fred Lipsius (arranger) for "Spinning Wheel"
performed by Blood, Sweat & Tears;
- Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
- Tammy Wynette for "Stand By Your Man"
- Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
- Johnny Cash for "A Boy Named Sue"
- Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group
- Waylon Jennings & the Kimberlys for "MacArthur
- Best Country Instrumental Performance
- The Nashville Brass & Danny Davis for The
Nashville Brass Featuring Danny Davis Play More
- Best Country Song
- Shel Silverstein (songwriter) for "A Boy
Named Sue" performed by Johnny Cash
- Best Gospel Performance
- Porter Wagoner & the Blackwood Brothers for
"In Gospel Country"
- Best Soul Gospel Performance
- Edwin Hawkins for Oh Happy Day performed
by the Edwin Hawkins Singers
- Best Sacred Performance (Non-Classical)
- Jake Hess for "Ain't That Beautiful Singing"
- Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Small Group or
Soloist With Small Group
- Wes Montgomery for Willow Weep for Me
- Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Large Group or
Soloist With Large Group
- Quincy Jones for "Walking in Space"
- Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album
- Burt Bacharach, Hal David (composers), Henry
Jerome, Phil Ramone (producers) and the original
cast for Promises, Promises
Packaging and Notes
- Best Album Cover
- David Stahlberg & Evelyn J. Kelbish (graphic
artists) for America the Beautiful
performed by Gary McFarland
- Best Album Notes
- Johnny Cash (notes writer) for Nashville
Skyline performed by Bob Dylan
- Best Contemporary Song
- Joe South for "Games People Play"
- Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Male
- Harry Nilsson for "Everybody's Talkin'
- Best Contemporary Vocal Performance, Female
- Peggy Lee for "Is That All There Is"
- Best Contemporary Vocal Performance by a Group
- 5th Dimension for "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine
- Best Contemporary Performance by a Chorus
- Percy Faith for "Love Theme From Romeo
and Juliet" performed by the Percy
Faith Orchestra & Chorus;
Artist Performing Work
- Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance
- Blood, Sweat & Tears; for "Variations on
a Theme by Eric Satie"
Production and engineering
- Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
- Geoff E. Emerick & Philip McDonald (engineers)
for Abbey Road performed by The Beatles
- Best Classical Engineered Recording
- Walter Carlos for Switched-on Bach
- Best R&B Instrumental Performance;
- King Curtis for "Games People Play"
- Best Female R&B Vocal Performance;
- Aretha Franklin for "Share Your Love With Me"
- Best Male R&B Vocal Performance;
- Joe Simon for "The Chokin' Kind"
- Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal;
- Isley Brothers for "It's Your Thing"
- Best R&B Song;
- Richard Spencer (songwriter) for "Color Him
Father" performed by The Winstons
- Best Spoken Word or Non-musical Album
- Art Linkletter & Diane Linkletter for We
Love You Call Collect
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