Grammy Awards of 1973
The 15th Grammy Awards were held in 1973, and were broadcast live on American
television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1972.
* Record of the Year
o Joel Dorn (producer) & Roberta Flack for "The First Time Ever
I Saw Your Face" performed by Roberta Flack
* Album of the Year
o Phil Spector (producer), George Harrison (producer & artist), Eric
Clapton, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Ravi Shankar, Ringo Starr
& Klaus Voormann for The Concert for Bangla Desh
* Song of the Year
o Ewan MacColl (songwriter) for "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"
performed by Roberta Flack
* Best New Artist
* Best Recording for Children
o Christopher Cerf, Lee Chamberlin, Joe Raposo (producers), Bill Cosby
& Rita Moreno for The Electric Company
* Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
o Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Mahler:
Symphony No. 7 in E Minor
* Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance
o Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau for Brahms: Die Schone Magelone
* Best Opera Recording
o Erik Smith (producer), Colin Davis (conductor) the BBC Symphony Orchestra
& various artists for Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
* Best Choral Performance, Classical (other than opera)
o Georg Solti (conductor), the Vienna Boys Choir, the Vienna Singverein
Chorus, the Vienna State Opera Chorus, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
& various artists for Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E Flat (Symphony of
* Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with
o Eugene Ormandy (conductor), Arthur Rubinstein & the Philadelphia
Orchestra for Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B Flat
* Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (without
o Vladimir Horowitz for Horowitz Plays Chopin
* Best Chamber Music Performance
o Julian Bream & John Christopher Williams for Julian and John (Works
by Lawes, Carulli, Albeniz, Granados)
* Best Classical Album
o David Harvey (producer), Georg Solti (conductor), various artists, the
Vienna Boys Choir, the Vienna Singverein Chorus & the Chicago Symphony
Orchestra for Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E Flat (Symphony of a Thousand)
* Best Comedy Recording
o George Carlin for FM and AM
Composing and arranging
* Best Instrumental Composition
o Michel Legrand (composer) for "Brian's Song"
* Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special
o Nino Rota (composer) for The Godfather
* Best Instrumental Arrangement
o Don Ellis (arranger) for "Theme From The French Connection"
performed by the Don Ellis Big Band
* Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
o Michel Legrand (arranger) for "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your
Life" performed by Sarah Vaughan
* Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
o Donna Fargo for "Happiest Girl in the Whole USA"
* Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
o Charley Pride for Charley Pride Sings Heart Songs
* Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
o The Statler Brothers for "Class of '57"
* Best Country Instrumental Performance
o Charlie McCoy for Charlie McCoy/The Real McCoy
* Best Country Song
o Ben Peters (songwriter) for "Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'" performed
by Charley Pride
* Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording (including traditional blues)
o Muddy Waters for The London Muddy Waters Session
* Best Gospel Performance
o Blackwood Brothers for L-O-V-E
* Best Soul Gospel Performance
o Aretha Franklin for Amazing Grace
* Best Inspirational Performance
o Elvis Presley for He Touched Me
* Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist
o Gary Burton for "Alone at Last"
* Best Best Jazz Performance by a Group
o Freddie Hubbard for "First Light"
* Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band
o Duke Ellington for "Toga Brava Suite"
* Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album
o Micki Grant (composer), Jerry Ragavoy (producer) & the original
cast (Alex Bradford, Hope Clarke & Bobby Hill) for Don't Bother Me,
I Can't Cope
Packaging and Notes
* Best Album Cover
o Acy R. Lehman (art director) & Harvey Dinnerstein (graphic artist)
for The Siegel-Schwall Band performed by the Siegel-Schwall Band
* Best Album Notes
o Tom T. Hall for Tom T. Hall's Greatest Hits
* Best Album Notes - Classical
o James Lyons (notes writer) for Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 (A London
Symphony) conducted by Andre Previn
* Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
o Helen Reddy for "I am Woman"
* Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
o Harry Nilsson for "Without You"
* Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
o Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack for "Where Is the Love"
* Best Pop Instrumental Performance by an Instrumental Performer
o Billy Preston for "Outa-Space"
* Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Vocal Coloring
o Isaac Hayes for Black Moses
Production and engineering
* Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
o Armin Steiner (engineer) for Moods performed by Neil Diamond
* Best Engineered Recording, Classical
o Gordon Parry, Kenneth Wilkinson (engineers) Georg Solti (conductor)
& the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Symphony
of a Thousand)
* Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
o Aretha Franklin for Young, Gifted and Black
* Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
o Billy Paul for "Me and Mrs. Jones"
* Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
o The Temptations for "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone"
* Best R&B Instrumental Performance
o Paul Riser & Norman Whitfield (The Temptations) for "Papa Was
a Rollin' Stone (Instrumental)"
* Best R&B Song
o Barrett Strong & Norman Whitfield (songwriters) for "Papa Was
a Rollin' Stone" performed by The Temptations
* Best Spoken Word Recording
o Bruce Botnick (producer) for Lenny performed by the original cast