Grammy Awards of 1976
The 18th Grammy Awards were held in 1976, and were broadcast live on American
television. They recognized accomplishments by musicians from the year 1975.
* Record of the Year
o Daryl Dragon (producer) & Captain & Tennille for "Love Will
Keep Us Together"
* Album of the Year
o Phil Ramone (producer) & Paul Simon (producer & artist) for
Still Crazy After All These Years
* Song of the Year
o Stephen Sondheim (songwriter) for "Send In the Clowns" performed
by Judy Collins
* Best New Artist
o Natalie Cole
* Best Recording for Children
o Richard Burton for The Little Prince
* Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
o Pierre Boulez (conductor), the Camarata Singers & the New York Philharmonic
for Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (Complete Ballet)
* Best Classical Vocal Performance
o Janet Baker for Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
* Best Opera Recording
o Erik Smith (producer), Colin Davis (conductor), Richard van Allan, Janet
Baker, Montserrat Caballe, Ileana Contrubas, Vladimiro Ganzarolli, Nicolai
Gedda & the Royal Opera House Orchestra for Mozart: Cosi Fan Tutte
* Best Choral Performance, Classical (other than opera)
o Michael Tilson Thomas (conductor), Robert Page (choir director) the
Cleveland Boys Choir & Cleveland Orchestra Chorus for Orff: Carmina
* Best Classical Performance Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with orchestra)
o Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos (conductor), Alicia de Larrocha & the
London Philharmonic for Ravel: Concerto for Left Hand and Concerto for
Piano in G/Fauré: Fantaisie for Piano and Orchestra
* Best Classical Performance Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (without
o Nathan Milstein for Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Violin Unaccompanied
* Best Chamber Music Performance
o Pierre Fournier, Arthur Rubinstein & Henryk Szeryng for Schubert:
Trios Nos. 1 in B Flat, Op. 99 and 2 in E Flat, Op. 100 (Piano Trios)
* Album of the Year, Classical
o Raymond Minshull (producer), Georg Solti (conductor) & the Chicago
Symphony Orchestra for Beethoven: Symphonies (9) Complete
* Best Comedy Recording
o Richard Pryor for Is It Something I Said?
Composing and arranging
* Best Instrumental Composition
o Michel Legrand (composer) for Images performed by Michel Legrand &
* Album of Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television
o John Williams (composer) for Jaws
* Best Instrumental Arrangement
o Pete Clarence Carpenter & Mike Post (arrangers) for "The Rockford
Files" performed by Mike Post
* Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
o Ray Stevens (arranger) for "Misty"
* Best Country Vocal Performance, Female
o Linda Ronstadt for "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love With
* Best Country Vocal Performance, Male
o Willie Nelson for "Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain"
* Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
o Rita Coolidge & Kris Kristofferson for "Lover Please"
* Best Country Instrumental Performance
o Chet Atkins for "The Entertainer"
* Best Country Song
o Larry Butler & Chips Moman (songwriters) for "(Hey Won't You
Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" performed by B.
* Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording
o Muddy Waters for The Muddy Waters Woodstock Album
* Best Gospel Performance (other than soul gospel)
o The Imperials for No Shortage
* Best Soul Gospel Performance
o Andrae Crouch for Take Me Back performed by Andrae Crouch & the
* Best Inspirational Performance
o The Bill Gaither Trio for Jesus, We Just Want to Thank You
* Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist
o Dizzy Gillespie for Oscar Peterson and Dizzy Gillespie
* Best Jazz Performance by a Group
o Chick Corea & Return to Forever for No Mystery
* Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band
o Michel Legrand & Phil Woods for Images
* Best Latin Recording
o Eddie Palmieri for Sun of Latin Music
* Best Cast Show Album
o Charlie Smalls (composer), Jerry Wexler (producer) & the original
cast with Stephanie Mills & Dee Dee Bridgewater for The Wiz
Packaging and Notes
* Best Album Package
o Jim Ladwig (art director) for Honey performed by the Ohio Players
* Best Album Notes
o Pete Hamill (notes writer) for Blood on the Tracks performed by Bob
* Best Album Notes - Classical
o Gunther Schuller (notes writer) for Footlifters performed by Gunther
* Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female
o Janis Ian for "At Seventeen"
* Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male
o Paul Simon for Still Crazy After All These Years
* Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
o The Eagles for "Lyin' Eyes"
* Best Pop Instrumental Performance
o Van McCoy for "The Hustle"
Production and engineering
* Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
o Brooks Arthur, Larry Alexander & Russ Payne (engineers) for Between
the Lines performed by Janis Ian
* Best Engineered Recording, Classical
o Edward (Bud) T. Graham, Milton Cherin, Ray Moore (engineers), Pierre
Boulez (conductor), the Camarata Singers & the New York Philharmonic
for Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe (Complete Ballet)
* Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
o Arif Mardin
* Best R&B Vocal Performance, Female
o Natalie Cole for "This Will Be"
* Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male
o Ray Charles for "Living for the City"
* Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo, Group or Chorus
o Earth, Wind & Fire for "Shining Star"
* Best R&B Instrumental Performance
o Silver Convention for "Fly, Robin, Fly"
* Best Rhythm & Blues Song
o Harry Wayne Casey, Willie Clarke, Richard Finch & Betty Wright (songwriters)
for "Where Is the Love" performed by Roberta Flack & Donny
* Best Spoken Word Recording
o James Whitmore for Give 'Em Hell Harry