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The 1972 Grammy Awards
The awards given in 1973 were for recordings made in 1972.

Notes & Highlights: The first benefit, cause-oriented recording won album of the year.

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Album of the Year

George Harrison and friends
For: The Concert for Bangla Desh


Record of the Year

Roberta Flack
For: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face


Song of the Year

Ewan MacColl (songwriter)
For: The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face


Best New Artist

America


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male

Nilsson
For: Without You


Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female

Helen Reddy
For: I Am Woman


Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway
For: Where Is the Love


Best Pop Instrumental Performance

Billy Preston
For: Outa-Space


Best Pop Instrumental Performance with Vocal Coloring

Isaac Hayes
For: Black Moses


Best Rhythm and Blues Song

Barrett Strong, Norman Whitfield (songwriters)
For: Papa Was a Rolling Stone


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, male

Billy Paul
For: Me and Mrs. Jones


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance, female

Aretha Franklin
For: Young, Gifted and Black


Best Rhythm and Blues Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group

Temptations
For: Papa Was a Rolling Stone


Best Rhythm and Blues Instrumental Performance

Temptations, Paul Riser
For: Papa Was a Rolling Stone


Best Jazz Performance by a Soloist

Gary Burton
For: Alone at Last


Best Jazz Performance by a Group

Freddie Hubbard
For: First Light


Best Jazz Performance by a Big Band

Duke Ellington
For: Togo Brava Suite


Best Inspirational Recording

Elvis Presley
For: He Touched Me


Best Soul Gospel Performance

Aretha Franklin
For: Amazing Grace


Best Gospel Performance (other than Soul)

Blackwood Brothers
For: L-O-V-E


Best Country Song

Ben Peters (songwriter award)
For: Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'


Best Country & Western Vocal Performance, Male

Charlie Pride
For: Charlie Pride Sings Heart Songs


Best Country & Western Vocal Performance, Female

Donna Fargo
For: Happiest Girl in the Whole U.S.A.


Best Country & Western Performance by duo or group

Statler Brothers
For: Class of '57


Best Country Instrumental Performance

Charlie McCoy
For: The Real McCoy


Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording

Muddy Waters
For: The London Muddy Waters Session


Best Instrumental Composition

Michael Legrand (composer)
For: Brian's Song


Best Instrumental Arrangement

Don Ellis
For: Theme From "The French Connection"


Best Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

Michael Legrand
For: What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life


Best Original Cast Show Album

Micki Grant (composer)
For: Don't Bother Me I Can't Cope


Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or TV Show

Nino Rota
For: The Godfather


Album of the Year, Classical

Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony, Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Singverein Chorus and soloists
For: Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E Flat Major ("Symphony of a Thousand")


Best Classical Performance, (conductors award)

Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony
For: Mahler: Symphony No. 7 in E Minor


Best Chamber Music Performance

Julian Bream, John Williams
For: Julian and John


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

Artur Rubenstein
For: Brahms: Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major for Piano


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

Vladimir Horowitz
For: Horowitz plays Chopin


Best Opera Recording

Colin Davis conducting the BBC Symphony; Chorus of Covent Garden
For: Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini


Best Classical Performance, Choral (other than opera)

Georg Solti conducting the Chicago Symphony, Vienna Boys' Choir, Vienna State Opera Chorus, Vienna Singverein Chorus and soloists
For: Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E Flat Major ("Symphony of a Thousand")


Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
For: Brahms: Die Schone Magelone


Best Engineered Recording, Classical

Gordon Perry, Kenneth Wilkinson
For: Mahler: Symphony No. 8 in E Flat Major


Best Spoken Word Recording

original case
For: Lenny


Best Comedy Recording

George Carlin
For: FM & AM


Best Recording for Children

Lee Chamberlin, Bill Cosby, Rita Moreno
For: The Electric Company


Best Engineered Recording

Armin Steiner
For: Moods (Neil Diamond)


Best Album Cover

Acy Lehman, Harvey Dinnerstein
For: The Siegel-Schwall Band (The Siegel-Schwall Band)


Best Album Notes (classical)

James Lyons
For: Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 ("A London Symphony") (Previn conducting the London Symphony)


Best Album Notes

Tom T. Hall
For: Tom T. Hall's Greatest Hits (Tom T. Hall)



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