Saturday, January 26, 2008

1958 Grammy Awards

I was doing some research for a project I'm working on and found a treasuretrove of old information that I simply have to share with the internet. Here we have the grammy award winners for 1958.

Record of the Year “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu” (Volare), Domenico Modugno
Album of the Year The Music From Peter Gunn, Henry Mancini (RCA)
Song of the Year “Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu,” Domenico Modugno, songwriter
Best Vocal Performance, Male “Catch a Falling Star,” Perry Como
Best Vocal Performance, Female Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Song Book, Ella Fitzgerald
Best Performance By a Vocal Group or Chorus “That Old Black Magic,” Louis Prima and Keely Smith
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance “Tequila,” Champs
Best Jazz Performance, Individual Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Song Book, Ella Fitzgerald
Best Jazz Performance, Group Basie, Count Basie
Best Performance By a Dance Band Basie, Count Basie
Best Country and Western Performance “Tom Dooley,” Kingston Trio
Best Performance By an Orchestra Billy May's Big Fat Brass, Billy May
Best Arrangement The Music From Peter Gunn, Henry Mancini, arranger
Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1958 (More Than Five Minutes) “Cross Country Suite,” Nelson Riddle, composer
Best Original Cast Album, Broadway or Television The Music Man, Meredith Willson (Capitol)
Best Soundtrack Album, Dramatic Picture Score or Original Cast Gigi, André Previn (MGM)
Best Classical Performance, Orchestra Gaîté Parisienne, Felix Slatkin conducting Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Chamber Music (Including Chamber Orchestra) Beethoven, Quartet 130, Hollywood String Quartet
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental (With Concerto Scale Accompaniment) Tchaikovsky, Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, Van Cliburn, pianist; Kiril Kondrashin Symphony Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental (Other Than Concerto Scale) Segovia Golden Jubilee, Andrés Segovia
Best Classical Performance, Operatic or Choral Virtuoso, Roger Wagner Chorale
Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist (With or Without Orchestra) Operatic Recital, Renata Tebaldi
Best Comedy Performance “The Chipmunk Song,” David Seville
Best Performance, Documentary or Spoken Word The Best of the Stan Freberg Shows, Stan Freberg
Best Recording for Children “The Chipmunk Song,” David Seville (Liberty)
Best Album Cover Only the Lonely, Frank Sinatra (Capitol)

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