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The 1971 Grammy Awards
The awards given in 1972 were for recordings made in 1971.

Notes & Highlights: Carole King walks away with the top three awards plus best female vocalist.

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Album of the Year

Carole King
For: Tapestry


Record of the Year

Carole King
For: It's Too Late


Song of the Year

Carole King (songwriter)
For: You've Got a Friend


Best New Artist

Carly Simon


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male

James Taylor
For: You've Got a Friend


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female

Carole King
For: Tapestry


Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Carpenters
For: Carpenters


Best Contemporary Instrumental Performance

Quincy Jones
For: Smackwater Jack


Best Rhythm and Blues Song

Bill Withers (songwriter)
For: Ain't No Sunshine


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, male

Lou Rawls
For: A Natural Man


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, female

Aretha Franklin
For: Bridge Over Troubled Water


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Ike & Tina Turner
For: Proud Mary


Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist

Bill Evans
For: The Bill Evans Album


Best Jazz Performance by a Group

The Bill Evans Trio
For: The Bill Evans Album


Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band

Duke Ellington
For: New Orleans Suite


Best Sacred Recording, musical

Charley Pride
For: Did You Think to Pray


Best Soul Gospel Performance

Shirley Ceasar
For: Put Your Hand in the Hand of the Man From Galilee


Best Gospel Performance (other than Soul)

Charley Pride
For: Let Me Live


Best Country Song

Kris Kristofferson (songwriter award)
For: Help Me Make it Through the Night


Best Country & Western Vocal Performance, Male

Jerry Reed
For: When You're Hot, You're Hot


Best Country & Western Vocal Performance, Female

Sammi Smith
For: Help Me Make it Through the Night


Best Country & Western Performance by duo or group

Conway Twitty, Loretta Lynn
For: After the Fire is Gone


Best Country Instrumental Performance

Chet Atkins
For: Snowbird


Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording

Muddy Waters
For: They Call Me Muddy Waters


Best Instrumental Composition

Michael Legrand (composer)
For: Theme fromm "Summer of '42"


Best Instrumental Arrangement

Isaac Hayes, Johnny Allen
For: Theme From "Shaft"


Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Paul McCartney
For: Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey


Best Original Cast Show Album

Steven Schwartz (composer)
For: Godspell


Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Show

Isaac Hayes
For: Shaft


Album of the Year, Classical

Vladimir Horowitz
For: Horowitz plays Rachmaninov


Best Classical Performance, (conductors award)

Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Chicago Symphony
For: Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major


Best Chamber Music Performance

Juilliard Quartet
For: Debussy: Quartet in G Minor; Ravel: Quartet in F Major


Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (with orchestra)

Julian Bream
For: Villa-Lobos: Concerto for Guitar


Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (without orchestra)

Vladimir Horowitz
For: Horowitz plays Rachmaninov


Best Opera Recording

Erich Leinsdorf conducting the London Symphony
For: Verdi: Aida


Best Classical Performance, Choral (other than opera)

Colin Davis conducting the London Symphony; Russell Burgess conducting the Wandsworth School Boys' Choir; Arthur Oldham conducting the London Symphony Chorus
For: Berlioz: Requiem


Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist

Leontyne Price
For: Leontyne Price Sings Robert Schumann


Best Engineered Recording, Classical

Vittorio Negri
For: Berlioz: Requiem


Best Spoken Word Recording

Les Crane
For: Desiderata


Best Comedy Recording

Lily Tomlin
For: This is a Recording


Best Recording for Children

Bill Cosby
For: Bill Cosby Talks to Kids About Drugs


Best Engineered Recording

Dave Purple, Henry Bush, Ron Capone
For: Theme from "Shaft" (Isaac Hayes)


Best Album Cover

Gene Brownell, Dean O. Torrance
For: Pollution (Pollution)


Best Album Notes

Sam Samudio
For: Sam Hard and Heavy ( Samudio)



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