Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children
Awarded forQuality spoken word performances aimed at children
CountryUnited States
Presented byNational Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
First awarded1994
Last awarded2011
Websitegrammy.com

The Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children was an honor presented at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards,[1] to recording artists for works containing quality "spoken word" performances aimed at children. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States to "honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in the recording industry, without regard to album sales or chart position."[2]

The award was first presented to Audrey Hepburn and producers Deborah Raffin and Michael Viner in 1994 for the album Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales. Its last winners were the artists, producers, audio engineers, and audio mixers who contributed to the album Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies in 2011, when it was announced the award would be combined with the Grammy Award for Best Musical Album for Children to form the Grammy Award for Best Children's Album.[3]

Tom Chapin holds the record for the most wins in this category, with a total of three. Artists Bill Harley and Jim Dale, along with audio engineer David Correia, and producers Arnold Cardillo and David Rapkin, and audio engineer-musical director Rory Young, are the others to win the award more than once, all winning it twice. Former U.S. President Bill Clinton has also won the award, along with Mikhail Gorbachev and Sophia Loren, for their work on the album Wolf Tracks and Peter and the Wolf at the 2003 installment of the awards.

Recipients

2000 winner Wynton Marsalis
2000 winner Wynton Marsalis
2002, 2003, and 2005 award winner Tom Chapin
2002, 2003, and 2005 award winner Tom Chapin
2004 award winner Bill Clinton
2004 award winner Bill Clinton
2011 award winner Julie Andrews
2011 award winner Julie Andrews
Year[I] Performing artist(s) Personnel Work Nominees Ref.
1994 Audrey Hepburn Deborah Raffin and Michael Viner, producers Audrey Hepburn's Enchanted Tales
  • John CleeseDid I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (Dr. Seuss) (Sharon Lerner producer)
  • Danny Glover and Dr. JohnBrer Rabbit and Boss Lion (Dr. John, Ken Hoin, and Doris Wilhousky producers)
  • Sesame Street MuppetsThe Muppet Christmas Carol Story Album (Ed Mitchell producer)
  • Various artistsAladdin Sound and Story Theater (Ted Kryczko producer)
[4]
1995 Various artists Robert Guillaume, narrator. Randy Thornton and Ted Kryczko, producers The Lion King Read-Along
[5]
1996 Patrick Stewart Dan Broatman and Martin Sauer, producers Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
[6]
1997 David Holt Steven Heller, David Holt, and Virginia Callaway, producers Stellaluna
[7]
1998 Charles Kuralt John McElroy, producer Winnie-the-Pooh
  • Long John BaldryThe Original Story of Winnie-the-Pooh
  • Gabriel ByrneThe Star-Child and the Nightingale & the Rose
  • Eric IdleThe Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat
[8]
1999 Various artists Dan Musselman and Stefan Rudnicki, producers The Children's Shakespeare
  • Miguel FerrerDisney's The Lion King II: Simba's Pride Read-Along (Randy Thornton producer)
  • June ForayDisney's Mulan Read and Sing Along (Ted Kryczko and Randy Thornton producers)
  • Bill HarleyWeezie and the Moon Pies (Bill Harley producer)
  • Sharon Kennedy – The Patchwork Quilt and Other Stories From Around the World (Bing Broderick, Kennedy and Steve Netsky producers)
  • Sesame Street MuppetsElmo's New Laugh (Ed Mitchell producer)
[9]
2000 Graham Greene, Wynton Marsalis, and Kate Winslet David Frost and Steven Epstein, producers Listen to the Storyteller
[10]
2001 Jim Dale David Rapkin, producer Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
[11]
2002 Tom Chapin Arnold Cardillo, producer. Rory Young, audio engineer Mama Don't Allow
[12]
2003 Tom Chapin There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly
[13]
2004 Bill Clinton, Mikhail Gorbachev, and Sophia Loren Wilhelm Hellweg, producer. Jean-Marie Geijsen, audio engineer. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf/Beintus: Wolf Tracks [14]
2005 Tom Chapin Arnold Cardillo, producer. Rory Young, audio engineer. The Train They Call the City of New Orleans
[15]
2006 Various artists Christopher B. Cerf and Marlo Thomas, producers. Nick Cipriano, audio engineer. Marlo Thomas & Friends: Thanks & Giving All Year Long
[16]
2007 Bill Harley David Correia, audio engineer Blah Blah Blah: Stories About Clams, Swamp Monsters, Pirates and Dogs [17]
2008 Jim Dale Orli Moscowitz and David Rapkin, producers. Nikki Banks, Sound Engineer. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Milbre Burch – Making the Heart Whole Again: Stories for a Wounded World
  • Diane Ferlatte – Wickety Whack – Brer Rabbit Is Back
  • Toni MorrisonWho's Got Game? The Ant or the Grasshopper? The Lion or the Mouse? Poppy or the Snake?
  • Stanley Tucci and Meryl StreepThe One and Only Shrek
[18]
2009 Bill Harley Daniel P. Dauterive, producer. Beth Anne Austein, David Correia, and Michael Marsolek, audio engineers. Yes to Running! Bill Harley Live
[19]
2010 Buck Howdy Buck Howdy, producer. Steve Wetherbee, audio engineer and mixer. Aaaaah! Spooky, Scary Stories & Songs [20]
2011 Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton Michele McGonigle, producer. Cynthia Daniels, John Colucci and Tommy Harron, audio engineers and mixers. Julie Andrews' Collection of Poems, Songs, and Lullabies
[21]

^[I] Each year is linked to the article about the Grammy Awards held that year.

See also

References

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