GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Album Notes

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Best Album Notes

 

62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2019)
 

nominees

The Complete Cuban Jam Sessions

The Gospel According To Malaco

Pedal Steal + Four Corners

Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection

Stax '68: A Memphis Story

61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2018)
 
winner
David Evans

Voices Of Mississippi: Artists And Musicians Documented By William Ferris

David Evans, album notes writer (Various Artists)

60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
winner

Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings

Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding)

59th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2016)
 
winner

Sissle And Blake Sing Shuffle Along

Ken Bloom & Richard Carlin, album notes writers (Eubie Blake & Noble Sissle)

58th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2015)
 
winner

Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced

Joni Mitchell, album notes writer (Joni Mitchell)

57th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2014)
 
winner

Offering: Live At Temple University

Ashley Kahn, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

56th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2013)
 
winner

Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded)

Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner
Billy Vera

Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles

Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
winner

Hear Me Howling!: Blues, Ballads & Beyond As Recorded By The San Francisco Bay By Chris Strachwitz In The 1960s

Adam Machado, album notes writer (Various Artists)

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner
Robert Gordon

Keep An Eye On The Sky

Robert Gordon, album notes writer (Big Star)

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner

The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner

Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Francis Davis, album notes writer (Miles Davis)

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner

John Work, III: Recording Black Culture

Bruce Nemerov, album notes writer (Various Artists)

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner

If You Got To Ask, You Ain't Got It!

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Fats Waller)

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner

The Complete Library Of Congress Recordings By Alan Lomax

John Szwed, album notes writer (Jelly Roll Morton)

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner

The Complete Columbia Recordings Of Woody Herman And His Orchestra & Woodchoppers (1945-1947)

Loren Schoenberg, album notes writer (Woody Herman & His Orchestra)

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner

Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey

Tom Piazza, album notes writer (Various Artists)

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner
David Evans

Screamin' And Hollerin' The Blues - The Worlds Of Charley Patton

David H. Evans Jr., album notes writer (Charley Patton)

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner

Richard Pryor...And It's Deep Too! - The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968-1992)

Walter Mosley, album notes writer (Richard Pryor)

winner
Elijah Wald

Arhoolie Records 40th Anniversary Collection - 1960-2000 The Journey Of Chris Strachwitz

Elijah Wald, album notes writer (Various Artists)

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner

Miles Davis & John Coltrane - The Complete Columbia Recordings 1955-1961

Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer (Miles Davis & John Coltrane)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner

John Coltrane - The Classic Quartet: Complete Impulse! Studio Recordings

Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer (John Coltrane)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner

Miles Davis Quintet 1965-1968

Bob Belden, Todd Coolman & Michael Cuscuna, album notes writers (Miles Davis Quintet)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
John Fahey, Peter Stampfel

Anthology Of American Folk Music - 1997 Expanded Edition

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner

The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

George Avakian, Bob Belden, Bill Kirchner & Phil Schaap, album notes writers (Miles Davis & Gil Evans)

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner

The Complete Stax/Volt Soul Singles, Vol. 3: 1972-1975

Rob Bowman, album notes writer (Various Artists)

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner

Louis Armstrong - Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man 1923-1934

Dan Morgenstern & Loren Schoenberg, album notes writers (Louis Armstrong)

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner

The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945-1959

Buck Clayton, Phil Schaap & Joel E. Siegel, album notes writers (Billie Holiday)

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner
Tom Dowd, Dave Marsh

Queen Of Soul - The Atlantic Recordings

Thulani Davis, Tom Dowd, Ahmet Ertegun, Arif Mardin, Dave Marsh, David Ritz & Jerry Wexler, album notes writers (Aretha Franklin)

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner
James Brown, Nelson George, Harry Weinger

Star Time

James Brown, Nelson George, Alan M. Leeds, Harry Weinger & Cliff White, album notes writers (James Brown)

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner

Brownie - The Complete Emarcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Clifford Brown)

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner

Bird - The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve

Phil Schaap, album notes writer (Charlie Parker)

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner
Anthony DeCurtis

Crossroads

Anthony DeCurtis, album notes writer (Eric Clapton)

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings

Orrin Keepnews, album notes writer (Thelonious Monk)

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner

The Voice - The Columbia Years 1943-1952

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner

Sam Cooke Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963

Peter Guralnick, album notes writer (Sam Cooke)

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner

Big Band Jazz

Gunther Schuller & Martin Williams, album notes writers (Paul Whiteman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman & Others)

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner

The Interplay Sessions

Orrin Keepnews, album notes writer (Bill Evans)

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner

Bunny Berigan - Giants Of Jazz

John Chilton & Richard M. Sudhalter, album notes writers (Bunny Berigan)

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner

Erroll Garner - Master Of The Keyboard

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Erroll Garner)

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner

Trilogy: Past, Present And Future

David McClintick, album notes writer (Frank Sinatra)

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner
James Patrick, Bob Porter

Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy Sessions

James Patrick & Bob Porter, album notes writers (Charlie Parker)

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner
Michael Brooks

A Bing Crosby Collection, Vols. I & II

Michael Brooks, album notes writer (Bing Crosby)

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner

Bing Crosby - A Legendary Performer

George T. Simon, album notes writer (Bing Crosby)

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner

The Changing Face Of Harlem - The Savoy Sessions

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Various Artists)

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner

Blood On The Tracks

Pete Hamill, album notes writer (Bob Dylan)

winner

Footlifters

Gunther Schuller, album notes writer (Gunther Schuller)

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner

Korngold: The Classic Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Rory Guy, album notes writer (Hoelscher/Mattes)

winner

For The Last Time

Charles R. Townsend, album notes writer (Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys)

winner

The Hawk Flies

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Coleman Hawkins)

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

God Is In The House

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Art Tatum)

winner
Glenn Gould

Hindemith: Sonatas For Piano

Glenn Gould, album notes writer (Glenn Gould, piano)

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner
James Lyons

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 2 (A London Symphony)

James Lyons, album notes writer (Andre Previn, conductor)

winner

Tom T. Hall's Greatest Hits

Tom T. Hall, album notes writer (Tom T. Hall)

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner

Sam, Hard And Heavy

Sam Samudio, album notes writer (Sam Samudio)

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner

The World's Greatest Blues Singer

Chris Albertson, album notes writer (Bessie Smith)

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner
Johnny Cash

Nashville Skyline

Johnny Cash, album notes writer (Bob Dylan)

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner
Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash, album notes writer (Johnny Cash)

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner

Suburban Attitudes In Country Verse

John D. Loudermilk, album notes writer (John D. Loudermilk)

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner

Sinatra At The Sands

Stan Cornyn, album notes writer (Frank Sinatra)

8th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1965)
 
winner

September Of My Years

Stan Cornyn, album notes writer (Frank Sinatra)

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner

Mexico (Legacy Collection)

Carleton Beals & Stanton Catlin, album notes writers (Carlos Chavez)

6th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1963)
 
winner

The Ellington Era

Stanley Dance & Leonard Feather, album notes writers (Duke Ellington)