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The 1963 Grammy Awards
The awards given in 1964 were for recordings made in 1963.

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Record of the Year

Henry Mancini
For: The Days of Wine and Roses


Album of the Year

Barbra Streisand
For: The Barbra Streisand Album


Song of the Year

Johnny Mercer & Henry Mancini (songwriters)
For: The Days of Wine and Roses


Best New Artist

Swingle Singers


Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male

Jack Jones
For: Wives and Lovers


Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female

Barbra Streisand
For: The Barbra Streisand Album


Best Performance by a Vocal Group

Peter, Paul and Mary
For: Blowin' in the Wind


Best Performance by a Chorus

Swingle Singers
For: Bach's Greatest Hits


Best Rock & Roll Recording

Nino Tempo
For: Deep Purple


Best Rhythm and Blues Recording

Ray Charles
For: Busted


Best Original Jazz Composition

Ray Brown, Steve Allen (composers)
For: Gravy Waltz


Best Jazz Performance, Solo or Small Group

Bill Evans
For: Conversations with Myself


Best Jazz Performance, Large Group

Woody Herman Band
For: Encore: Woody Herman


Best Country & Western Recording

Bobby Bare
For: Detroit City


Best Folk Recording

Peter, Paul and Mary
For: Blowin' in the Wind


Best Gospel or Other Religious Recording

Soeur Sourire (Singing Nun)
For: Dominique


Best Performance by an Orchestra For Dancing

Count Basie
For: This Time by Basie! Hits of the '50s and '60s


Best Performance by an Orchestra (Not Jazz or For Dancing)

Al Hirt
For: Java


Best Instrumental Theme (composer award)

Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero, Norman Newell
For: More (Theme from Mondo Cane)


Best Original Cast Show Album

Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick
For: She Loves Me


Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Show

John Addison (composer)
For: Tom Jones


Best Background Arrangement

Henry Mancini
For: Days of Wine and Roses


Best Instrumental Arrangement

Quincy Jones
For: I Can't Stop Lovin' You (Count Basie)


Album of the Year, Classical

Benjamin Bitten conducting the London Symphony and Chorus
For: War Requiem


Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Benjamin Bitten
For: War Requiem


Best Classical Performance, (conductors award)

Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra
For: Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra


Most Promising New Classical Artist

Andre Watts, pianist


Best Chamber Music Performance

Julian Bream Consort
For: An Evening of Elizabethan Music


Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Duo (with orchestral accompaniment)

Artur Rubenstein
For: Tchaikovsky: Concerto No. 1 in B Flat Minor for Piano and Orchestra


Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Duo (without orchestral accompaniment)

Vladimir Horowitz
For: The sound of Horowitz


Best Opera Recording

Erich Leinsdorf conducting the RCA Italiana Orchestra and Chorus
For: Puccini: Madama Butterfly


Best Classical Performance, Choral (other than opera)

David Wilcox conducting the Bach Choir
For: Bitten: War Requiem


Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist

Leontyne Price
For: Great Scenes from Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess"


Best Album Cover, Classical

Robert Jones (art director)
For: Puccini: Madama Butterfly


Best Engineering Contribution, Classical

Lewis W. Layton
For: Puccini: Madama Butterfly


Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording

Edward Albee
For: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


Best Comedy Performance

Allan Sherman
For: Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda


Best Recording For Children

Leonard Bernstein
For: Bernstein conducting the New York Philharmonic


Best Engineering Contribution, other than Classical or Novelty

James Malloy
For: Charade


Best Engineered Recording, Novelty

Robert Fine
For: The Civil War, Vol. 2


Best Album Cover (Art Director's Award)

John Berg
For: The Barbara Streisand Album (Barbara Streisand)


Best Album Notes

Leonard Feather, Stanley Dance
For: The Ellington Era (Duke Ellington)

 


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