1959 Grammy Awards

Updated February 21, 2017 | Factmonster Staff
Record of the Year“Mack the Knife,” Bobby Darin
Album of the YearCome Dance With Me, Frank Sinatra (Capitol)
Song of the Year“The Battle of New Orleans,” Jimmy Driftwood, songwriter
Best Artist of 1959Bobby Darin
Best Performance By a “Top 40” Artist“Midnight Flyer,” Nat King Cole
Best Vocal Performance, MaleCome Dance With Me, Frank Sinatra
Best Vocal Performance, Female“But Not for Me,” Ella Fitzgerald
Best Performance By a Chorus“Battle Hymn of the Republic,” Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Best Rhythm and Blues Performance“What a Diff'rence a Day Makes,” Dinah Washington
Best Jazz Performance, SoloistElla Swings Lightly, Ella Fitzgerald
Best Jazz Performance, GroupI Dig Chicks, Jonah Jones
Best Performance By a Dance BandAnatomy of a Murder, Duke Ellington
Best Country and Western Performance“The Battle of New Orleans,” Johnny Horton
Best Performance, FolkThe Kingston Trio at Large, Kingston Trio
Best Performance By an OrchestraLike Young, David Rose and His Orchestra With André Previn
Best ArrangementCome Dance With Me, Billy May, arranger
Best Musical Composition First Recorded and Released in 1959 (More Than Five Minutes)Anatomy of a Murder, Duke Ellington, composer
Best Broadway Show Album (tie)Gypsy, Ethel Merman (Columbia)
Redhead, Gwen Verdon (RCA)
Best Soundtrack Album, Original Cast, Motion Picture or TelevisionPorgy and Bess, André Previn and Ken Darby (Columbia)
Best Soundtrack Album, Background Score From Motion Picture or TelevisionAnatomy of a Murder, Duke Ellington (Columbia)
Best Classical Performance, OrchestraDebussy, Images for Orchestra, Charles Munch conducting Boston Symphony Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Chamber Music (Including Chamber Orchestra)Beethoven, Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53; Waldstein Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat, Op. 31, No. 3, Artur Rubinstein, pianist
Best Classical Performance, Concerto or Instrumental Soloist (Full Orchestra)Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3, Van Cliburn, pianist; Kiril Kondrashin conducting Symphony of the Air
Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist (Other Than Full Orchestral Accompaniment)Beethoven, Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53; Waldstein Sonata No. 18 in E-Flat, Op. 31, No. 3, Artur Rubinstein, pianist
Best Classical Performance, Opera Cast or ChoralMozart, The Marriage of Figaro, Erich Leinsdorf conducting Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist (With or Without Orchestra)Björling in Opera, Jussi Björling
Best Comedy Performance, Spoken WordInside Shelley Berman, Shelley Berman
Best Comedy Performance, MusicalThe Battle of Kookamonga, Homer and Jethro
Best Performance, Documentary or Spoken Word (Other Than Comedy)A Lincoln Portrait, Carl Sandburg
Best Recording for ChildrenPeter and the Wolf, Peter Ustinov, narrating; Herbert von Karajan conducting Philharmonia Orchestra (Angel)
Best Album CoverShostakovich, Symphony No. 5, Robert M. Jones, art director (RCA)
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