Elvis Grammys: March 2012

Dave Crimmen Spotlight:

March Spotlight 2012

Well I hope everyone enjoyed the Grammy Awards broadcast. Even Elvis Presley was up for one this year, that’s correct! Thirty-Five years after passing away folks are still diggin’ the music of the “King Of Rock ‘n Roll”. Ever wonder just how many Elvis Himselvis has won? Here’s a little list of the accolades awarded to Presley from NARAS.

 

 Elvis Grammys

By: Dave Crimmen

http://www.davecrimmen.com

1959
1) Record (Single) Of The Year – “A Fool Such As I” (Lost to Bobby Darin’s “Mack The Knife”)

2) Best Performance By A ‘Top-40′ Artist – “A Big Hunk O’ Love” (Lost to Nat ‘King’ Cole’s “Midnight Flyer”)

3) Best Rhythm and Blues Performance – “A Big Hunk O’ Love” (Lost to Dinah Washington’s “What A Difference A Day Makes”)

4) Best Album Cover – “For L.P. Fans Only” [This was an art director’s award and Col. Parker was nominated] (Lost to Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5)

1960

5) Record (Single) Of The Year – “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (Lost to “Theme From A Summer Place” by Percy Faith)

6) Best Vocal Performance , Male – “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (Lost to “Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles)

7) Best Performance By A Pop Singles Artist – “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” (Lost to “Georgia On My Mind” by Ray Charles)

8) Best Vocal Performance , Male , Album – “G.I. Blues” (Lost to “Genius Of Ray Charles” by Ray Charles)

9) Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast From A Motion Picture or Television – “G.I. Blues” (Lost to “Can Can”)

1961
10) Best Soundtrack Album or Recording of Original Cast From A Motion Picture or Television – “Blue Hawaii” (Lost to “West Side Story”)

1967
11) Best Sacred Performance – “How Great Thou Art” L.P./Album ( WON ! )

1968
12) Best Sacred Performance – “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (Lost to “Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere” by Jake Hess)

1971
NARAS “Bing Crosby” Award, now called the “Lifetime Achievement” Award. ( WON ! )

1972
13) Best Inspirational Performance – “He Touched Me” L.P./Album ( WON ! )

1974
14) Best Inspirational Performance – “How Geat Thou Art” [This was a ‘Live’ track from the L.P./Album “Elvis Recorded Live On Stage In Memphis”] ( WON ! )

1978
15) Best Country Vocal Performance , Male – “Softly As I Leave You” (Lost to Willie Nelson’s “Georgia On My Mind”)

1980
16) Best Album Notes – Elvis Aron Presley L.P./Album/Box Set [Loraine Lortic was nominated] (Lost to “Trilogy: Past, Present and Future” David McClintick annotator)

1988
Grammy Hall Of Fame Induction for “Hound Dog” recorded 1956

1993
17) Best Album Notes – “The King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Complete 50s Masters” Album/Box Set (Lost to: “The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve 1945-1959″ Box Set)

18) Best Album Package – “The King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Complete 50s Masters” Album/Box Set (Lost to: “The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve 1945-1959″ Box Set)

19) Best Historical Album – “The King Of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Complete 50s Masters” Album/Box Set (Lost to: “The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve 1945-1959″ Box Set)

1994
20) Best Album Notes – “From Nashville To Memphis: The Complete 60s Masters” Album/Box Set (Lost to: “Louis Armstrong: Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, 1923-1934″ Box Set)

1995
Grammy Hall Of Fame Induction for “Heartbreak Hotel” recorded 1956

1998
Grammy Hall Of Fame Induction for “That’s All Right” recorded 1954

1999
Grammy Hall Of Fame Induction for “Suspicious Minds” recorded 1969

2002
Grammy Hall Of Fame Induction for “Don’t Be Cruel” recorded 1956

2007
Grammy Hall Of Fame Induction for “Are You Lonesome Tonight?” recorded 1960

2012
21) Best Historical Album – “The Young Man With The Big Beat: The Complete ’56 Elvis Presley Masters” Box Set ( Lost to: “Band On The Run (Paul McCartney Archive Collection – Deluxe Edition ),” Paul McCartney)

Well there you have it. I hope you enjoyed this little list of Presley Grammy’s. ‘Til the next time
I’ll plant you now and dig you later

Dave

 

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