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60th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2017)
 
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Live At The Whisky A Go Go: The Complete Recordings

Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding)

nominees

Arthur Q. Smith: The Trouble With The Truth

Big Bend Killing: The Appalachian Ballad Tradition

The Complete Piano Works Of Scott Joplin

Edouard-Léon Scott De Martinville, Inventor Of Sound Recording: A Bicentennial Tribute

Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams

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.

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.

Neil Tesser, album notes writer.

55th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2012)
 
winner

Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles

Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)

Billy Vera, album notes writer.

54th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2011)
 
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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)

Adam Machado, album notes writer.

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner

Keep An Eye On The Sky

Robert Gordon, album notes writer (Big Star)

Robert Gordon, album notes writer.

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner

The Complete Louis Armstrong Decca Sessions (1935-1946)

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer (Louis Armstrong)

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer.

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 
winner

Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's Edition

Miles Davis

Francis Davis, album notes writer.

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner

John Work, III: Recording Black Culture

Various Artists

Bruce Nemerov, album notes writer.

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner

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

Fats Waller

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer.

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner

The Complete Library Of Congress Recordings By Alan Lomax

Jelly Roll Morton

John Szwed, album notes writer.

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 
winner

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

Woody Herman & His Orchestra

Loren Schoenberg, album notes writer.

46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner

Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey

Various Artists

Tom Piazza, album notes writer.

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner

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

Charley Patton

David H. Evans Jr., album notes writer.

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 
winner

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

Richard Pryor

Walter Mosley, album notes writer. (TIE)

winner

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

Various Artists

Elijah Wald, album notes writer. (TIE)

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner

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

Miles Davis & John Coltrane

Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer.

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 
winner

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

John Coltrane

Bob Blumenthal, album notes writer.

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner

Miles Davis Quintet 1965-1968

Miles Davis Quintet

Bob Belden, Michael Cuscuna & Todd Coolman, album notes writers.

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
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Anthology Of American Folk Music - 1997 Expanded Edition

Various Artists

Chuck Pirtle, Eric von Schmidt, Jeff Place, John Fahey, Jon Pankake, Kip Lornell, Luc Sante, Luis Kemnitzer, Neil V. Rosenberg & Peter Stampfel, album notes writers.

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner

The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings

Miles Davis & Gil Evans

Bill Kirchner, Bob Belden, George Avakian & Phil Schaap, album notes writers.

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner

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

Various Artists

Rob Bowman, album notes writer.

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner

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

Louis Armstrong

Dan Morgenstern & Loren Schoenberg, album notes writers.

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 
winner

The Complete Billie Holiday On Verve 1945-1959

Billie Holiday

Buck Clayton, Joel E. Siegel & Phil Schaap, album notes writers.

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner

Queen Of Soul - The Atlantic Recordings

Aretha Franklin

Ahmet Ertegun, Arif Mardin, Dave Marsh, David Ritz, Jerry Wexler, Thulani Davis & Tom Dowd, album notes writers.

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner

Star Time

James Brown

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

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner

Brownie - The Complete Emarcy Recordings Of Clifford Brown

Clifford Brown

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer.

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner

Bird - The Complete Charlie Parker On Verve

Charlie Parker

Phil Schaap, album notes writer.

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner

Crossroads

Eric Clapton

Anthony DeCurtis, album notes writer.

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner

Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riverside Recordings

Thelonious Monk

Orrin Keepnews, album notes writer.

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner

The Voice - The Columbia Years 1943-1952

Frank Sinatra

Andrew Sarris, Frank Conroy, Gary Giddins, Jonathan Schwartz, Murray Kempton, Stephen Holden & Wilfrid Sheed, album notes writers.

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner

Sam Cooke Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963

Sam Cooke

Peter Guralnick, album notes writer.

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner

Big Band Jazz

Paul Whiteman, Fletcher Henderson, Chick Webb, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman & Others

Gunther Schuller & Martin Williams, album notes writers.

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner

The Interplay Sessions

Bill Evans

Orrin Keepnews, album notes writer.

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner

Bunny Berigan - Giants Of Jazz

Bunny Berigan

John Chilton & Richard M. Sudhalter, album notes writers.

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner

Erroll Garner - Master Of The Keyboard

Erroll Garner

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer.

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner

Trilogy: Past, Present And Future

Frank Sinatra

David McClintick, album notes writer.

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner

Charlie Parker - The Complete Savoy Sessions

Charlie Parker

Bob Porter & James Patrick, album notes writers.

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner

A Bing Crosby Collection, Vols. I & II

Bing Crosby

Michael Brooks, album notes writer.

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner

Bing Crosby - A Legendary Performer

Bing Crosby

George T. Simon, album notes writer.

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner

The Changing Face Of Harlem - The Savoy Sessions

Various Artists

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer.

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner

Blood On The Tracks

Bob Dylan

Pete Hamill, album notes writer.

winner

Footlifters

Gunther Schuller

Gunther Schuller, album notes writer.

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner

The Hawk Flies

Coleman Hawkins

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer. (TIE)

winner

Korngold: The Classic Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Hoelscher/Mattes

Rory Guy, album notes writer.

winner

For The Last Time

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys

Charles R. Townsend, album notes writer. (TIE)

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

God Is In The House

Art Tatum

Dan Morgenstern, album notes writer.

winner

Hindemith: Sonatas For Piano

Glenn Gould, piano

Glenn Gould, album notes writer.

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner

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

Andre Previn, conductor

James Lyons, album notes writer.

winner

Tom T. Hall's Greatest Hits

Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall, album notes writer.

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner

Sam, Hard And Heavy

Sam Samudio

Sam Samudio, album notes writer.

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner

The World's Greatest Blues Singer

Bessie Smith

Chris Albertson, album notes writer.

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner

Nashville Skyline

Bob Dylan

Johnny Cash, album notes writer.

11th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1968)
 
winner

Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash, album notes writer.

10th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1967)
 
winner

Suburban Attitudes In Country Verse

John D. Loudermilk

John D. Loudermilk, album notes writer.

9th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1966)
 
winner

Sinatra At The Sands

Frank Sinatra

Stan Cornyn, album notes writer.

8th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1965)
 
winner

September Of My Years

Frank Sinatra

Stan Cornyn, album notes writer.

7th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1964)
 
winner

Mexico (Legacy Collection)

Carlos Chavez

Carleton Beals & Stanton Catlin, album notes writers.

6th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1963)
 
winner

The Ellington Era

Duke Ellington

Leonard Feather & Stanley Dance, album notes writers.