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U2, Paul Simon Winners of Major Grammy Awards

March 03, 1988|ROBERT HILBURN | Times Pop Music Critic

Country Artists

In the country field, Randy Travis and K.T. Oslin were honored as best male and female vocals, respectively, while the trio of Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris shared the award for group vocal.

In winning rock instrumental performance for his "Jazz From Hell," Frank Zappa defeated his son, Dweezil, who was nominated for "Wipe Out," a track from the film "Back to the Beach."

Professor Longhair's "Houseparty New Orleans Style" was voted the best traditional blues recording, while Julio Iglesias' "Un Hombre Solo" was named best Latin pop performance and Peter Tosh's "No Nuclear War" was declared the best reggae recording.

For the hundreds of fans gathered outside Radio City Music Hall, however, the excitement seemed tied as much to the chance to see the dozens of recording stars enter the building as to who actually won the awards.

This was the first time in seven years that the Grammys had been held here, rather than at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, and fans spent hours outside the theater, shrieking every time a limousine pulled up to the curb.

More than 200 fans were already in place by noon.

"New York is where the Grammys belong," said Susan Heyward, 19, a college student who spent her lunch hour watching the activity outside the theater's 51st Street entrance.

"This is the capital of the music business," she said. "All people out in California do is sit in the sun and get a tan."

Alfred W. Schlesinger, chairman of the academy board of trustees, said the Grammys will return to Los Angeles in 1989 with the future site determined on a year-by-year basis.

Grammy Awards Winners

Record of the Year: "Graceland," Paul Simon; Album of the Year: "The Joshua Tree," U2; Song of the Year: "Somewhere Out There," James Horner, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil; Best New Artist: Jody Watley.

POP/ROCK

Female Pop Vocal: Whitney Houston, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"; Male Pop Vocal: Sting, "Bring on the Night"; Duo or Group Pop Vocal: Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, "(I've Had) the Time of My Life"; Pop Instrumental: Larry Carlton, "Minute by Minute."

Rock Vocal (Male or Female): Bruce Springsteen, "Tunnel of Love"; Duo or Group Rock Vocal: U2, "The Joshua Tree"; Rock Instrumental: Frank Zappa, "Jazz From Hell."

COUNTRY

Female Country Vocal: K. T. Oslin, " '80s Ladies"; Male Country Vocal: Randy Travis, "Always & Forever"; Duo or Group Country Vocal: Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, "Trio"; Country Duet Vocal: Ronnie Milsap and Kenny Rogers, "Make No Mistake, She's Mine"; Country Instrumental: Asleep at the Wheel, "String of Pars"; Country Song: "Forever and Ever, Amen," Paul Overstreet and Don Schlitz.

R&B

Female R&B Vocal: Aretha Franklin, "Aretha"; Male R&B Vocal: "Just to See Her," Smokey Robinson; Duo or Group R&B Vocal: Aretha Franklin and George Michael, "I Knew You Were Waiting (for Me)"; R&B Instrumental: David Sanborn, "Chicago Song"; R&B Song: Bill Withers, "Lean on Me."

JAZZ/BLUES

Female Jazz Vocal: Diane Schuur, "Diane Schuur and the Count Basie Orchestra"; Male Jazz Vocal: Bobby McFerrin, "What Is This Thing Called Love"; Jazz Instrumental, Soloist: Dexter Gordon, "The Other Side of Round Midnight"; Jazz Instrumental, Group: Wynton Marsalis, "Marsalis Standard Time--Volume I"; Jazz Instrumental, Big Band: The Duke Ellington Orchestra, conducted by Mercer Ellington, "Digital Duke"; Jazz Fusion: Pat Metheny Group, "Still Life"; Traditional Blues: Professor Longhair, "Houseparty New Orleans Style"; Contemporary Blues: Robert Cray, "Strong Persuader."

GOSPEL

Female Gospel: Deniece Williams, "I Believe in You"; Male Gospel: Larnelle Harris, "The Father Hath Provided"; Duo, Group, Choir or Chorus Gospel: Mylon LeFevre and Broken Heart, "Crack the Sky"; Female Soul Gospel: Cece Winans, "For Always"; Male Soul Gospel: Al Green, "Everything's Gonna Be Alright"; Duo, Group, Choir or Chorus Soul Gospel: The Winans and Anita Baker, "Ain't No Need to Worry."

LATIN

Latin Pop Recording: Julio Iglesias, "Un Hombre Solo"; Tropical Latin Recording: Eddie Palmieri, "La Verdad (The Truth)"; Mexican-American Recording: Los Tigres Del Norte, "Gracias! America Sin Fronteras."

VIDEO

Performance Music Video: Elton John, Tina Turner, Sting and others, "The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert"; Concept Music Video: Genesis, "Land of Confusion."

MISCELLANEOUS

New Age Performance: Yusef Lateef, "Yusef Lateef's Little Symphony"; Traditional Folk Recording: Ladysmith Black Mambazo, "Shaka Zulu"; Contemporary Folk Recording: Steve Goodman, "Unfinished Business"; Polka Recording: Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, "A Polka Just for Me"; Reggae Recording: Peter Tosh, "No Nuclear War."

Recording for Children: Jack Nicholson--narration, Bobby McFerrin--music, "The Elephant's Child"; Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording: Garrison Keillor, "Lake Wobegon Days"; Comedy Recording: "A Night at the Met," Robin Williams; Musical Cast Show Album: "Les Miserables."

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