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Wednesday, January 8, 1992 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Grammy Nominations Span Streisand, Seal, Seattle Symphony

Times Staff: Times News Services

With a record 80 categories in this year's Grammy nominations, announced today, there is someone for nearly everyone to root for. Nominees this year range from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis, Bryan Adams and Oleta Adams, to the Seattle Symphony and Lionel Hampton.

In addition to the symphony, singer Diane Schuur and local groups Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Queensryche also were nominated.

Barbra Streisand and Natalie Cole were nominated today for Grammy awards for best traditional pop performance.

Streisand was nominated for "Warm All Over" and Cole for "Unforgettable," in which she covers songs recorded by her father, Nat King Cole. Other nominees in the category were Harry Connick Jr. for his album "Blue Light, Red Light" and Johnny Mathis' "In a Sentimental Mood: Mathis Sings Ellington."

Bryan Adams, George Michael, Marc Cohn, Michael Bolton, Seal and Aaron Neville were nominated for best male pop vocal. Adams' recording of "I Do It for You," the theme song from the movie "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," was one of the year's most popular singles.

Seal was nominated for the recording of "Crazy," Michael for "Freedom 90," Cohn for "Walking in Memphis," Neville for "Warm Your Heart" and Bolton for "When a Man Loves a Woman."

The Seattle Symphony's classical nomination marks the third year in a row the orchestra has been cited for its recordings on the Delos label - although the orchestra has yet to win in any of its nominated categories. Symphony insiders are hoping "third time is the charm," according to public relations director Mimi Keller.

The nomination is in the best-classical-album category, for a Howard Hanson recording including the Symphony No. 4, "Lament for Beowulf," "Merry Mount" Suite, and two smaller chamber pieces. The same disc won the orchestra a citation in the Jan. 6 issue of Time magazine as No. 4 in the Classical Top Five of the Best of 1991, making the Seattle Symphony the only American orchestra to earn that designation.

Queensryche, a heavy-metal band that started in Bellevue almost a decade ago, was nominated in the rock performance category for the single "Silent Lucidity," a song about "lucid dreaming." The mid-tempo song was the most popular rock single of 1991, according to Billboard, and the video was the most requested of the year on MTV. The song is from the band's 1990 album, "Empire."

Alice in Chains, one of the leading bands in the Seattle "grunge" movement of grinding guitars and edgy vocals, was nominated in the hard rock category for "Man in the Box," a powerful song about conformity, with political overtones.

The premiere local grunge band, Soundgarden, was cited in the metal vocal category for its latest album, "Badmotorfinger." The citation honors the group's lead singer, Chris Cornell. The band was also nominated in the metal category in 1990.

Diane Schuur, the blind singer-pianist who has been well-known on the Seattle scene since she was a teenager, was nominated for her album "Pure Schuur," a collection of standards and new songs that showcases her soaring vocals. Schuur has previously won two Grammys.

In the category for best female pop vocal, the nominees included Whitney Houston for "All the Man I Need," Amy Grant for "Baby Baby," Mariah Carey for "Emotions," Bonnie Raitt for "Something to Talk About," and Oleta Adams for "Get Here."

Nominees in the category of jazz instrumental solo were Phil Woods for "All Bird's Children," David Sanborn for "Another Hand," Toots Thielmanns for "Bluesette," Dave Grusin for "How Long Has This Been Going On" and Stan Getz for "I Remember You."

Best jazz instrumental group nominees included Chick Corea and his Akoustic band "Live," David Sanborn for "Another Hand," Grusin for "The Gershwin Connection," Lionel Hampton and The Golden Men of Jazz for "Live at the Blue Note" and the Oscar Peterson Trio for "Saturday Night at the Blue Note."

Best jazz vocal performance nominees were: Mel Torme for "Ellington Medley," Take Six for "He Is Christmas," Natalie Cole for "Long 'Bout Midnight," Shirley Horn for "You Won't Forget Me" and Manhattan Transfer for "The Offbeat of Avenues."

Nominees for record of the year were Grant's "Baby Baby," Adams' "I Do it For You," R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion," Raitt's "Something to Talk About" and Cole's "Unforgettable."

Song-of-the-year nominees were "Baby Baby," "I Do it for You," "Losing My Religion," "Unforgettable" and "Walking in Memphis."

Album-of-the-year nominees were Grant for "Heart in Motion," Raitt for "Luck of the Draw," R.E.M. for "Out of Time," Paul Simon for "The Rhythm of the Saints" and Cole for "Unforgettable."

Best new artist nominees were Boyz II Men, C & C Music Factory, Marc Kohn, Color Me Badd and Seal.

The nominations were announced at the Apollo Theater in Harlem. They were culled from more than 8,600 entries.

The winners of this year's Grammys for lifetime achievement - rhythm and blues great James Brown, legendary bluesman Muddy Waters, rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix and jazz saxophonist John Coltrane - were previously announced.

Brown is the only one of the four still alive.

Here is a list of nominations.

Record of the year: "Baby Baby," Amy Grant; "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You," Bryan Adams; "Losing My Religion," R.E.M.; "Something To Talk About," Bonnie Raitt; "Unforgettable," Natalie Cole (with Nat King Cole).

Album of the year: "Heart in Motion," Amy Grant; "Luck of the Draw," Bonnie Raitt; "Out of Time," R.E.M.; "The Rhythm of the Saints," Paul Simon; "Unforgettable," Natalie Cole.

Song of the year: "Baby Baby," Amy Grant and Keith Thomas; "I Do It For You," Bryan Adams, Robert John `Mutt' Lange and Michael Kamen; "Losing My Religion," Bill Berry, Peter Buck, Mike Mills and Michael Stipe; "Unforgettable," Irving Gordon; "Walking in Memphis," Marc Cohn.

Best new artist: Boyz II Men; C + C Music Factory; Marc Cohn; Color Me Badd; Seal.

Best pop vocal performance female: "All the Man That I Need," (single) Whitney Houston; "Baby Baby," (single) Amy Grant; "Emotions," (album) Mariah Carey; "Get Here," (single) Oleta Adams; "Something to Talk About," (single) Bonnie Raitt.

Best pop vocal performance male: "Crazy," (single) Seal; "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You," (single) Bryan Adams; "Freedom 90," (single) George Michael; "Walking in Memphis," (single) Marc Cohn; "Warm Your Heart," (album) Aaron Neville; "When A Man Loves A Woman," (single) Michael Bolton.

Best pop performance by a duo or group with vocal: "The Commitments - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack," (album) The Commitments; "Losing My Religion," (single) R.E.M.; "More Than Words," (single) Extreme; "Right Here, Right Now," (single) Jesus Jones; "You're In Love," (single) Wilson Phillips.

Best traditional pop performance: "Blue Light, Red Light," (album) Harry Connick Jr.; "In A Sentimental Mood: Mathis Sings Ellington," (album) Johnny Mathis; "Pure Schuur," (album) Diane Schuur; "Unforgettable," (single) Natalie Cole (with Nat King Cole), "Warm All Over," (track from "Just For The Record") Barbra Streisand.

Best pop instrumental performance: "Havana," (album) Dave Grusin; "John Williams Conducts John Williams - The Star Wars Trilogy," (album) John Williams, conductor, and The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra; "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," (album) Michael Kamen, conductor, and Greater Los Angeles Orchestra; "Saxuality," (album) Candy Dulfer; "Theme From Dying Young," (track from "Dying Young" soundtrack) Kenny G.

Best rock vocal performance, solo: "Can't Stop This Thing We Started," (single) Bryan Adams; "The Fire Inside," (album) Bob Seger; "Luck of the Draw," (album) Bonnie Raitt; "Storyville," (album) Robbie Robertson; "24 Nights," (album) Eric Clapton; "Whenever We Wanted," (album) John Mellencamp.

Rock performance by a duo or group with vocal: "Been Caught Stealing," (single) Jane's Addiction; "Good Man, Good Woman," (track from "Luck of the Draw) Bonnie Raitt & Delbert McClinton; "Into The Great Wide Open," (album) Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers; "Radio Song,"(single) R.E.M.; "Silent Lucidity," (single) Queensryche.

Best hard rock performance with vocal: "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge," (album) Van Halen; "Man in the Box," (single) Alice in Chains; "Moneytalks," (track from "Razors Edge") AC/DC; "Use Your Illusion I," (album) Guns N' Roses.

Best metal performance with vocal: "Attack of the Killer B's," (album) Anthrax; "Badmotorfinger," (album) Soundgarden; "Hangar 18," (single) Megadeth; "Metallica," (album) Metallica; "1916," (album) Motorhead.

Best rock instrumental performance (includes rock, hard rock & metal instrumentals): "Cliffs of Dover," (single) Eric Johnson; "88 Elmira Street," (album) Danny Gatton; "Kind of Bird," (track from "Shades of 2 Worlds") Allman Brothers band; "Masquerade," (track from "Union") Yes; "Where's My Thing?" (track from "Roll The Bones") Rush.

Best R&B performace by a duo or group with vocal: "Cooleyhighharmony" (album), Boyz II Men; Doctor's Orders (track from "What You See Is What You Sweat"), Aretha Franklin & Luther Vandross; "Gett Off" (single) Prince and The N.P.G.; "I Wanna Sex You Up" (single), Color Me Badd; "Superwoman," (single) Gladys Knight, Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick.

Best R&B song: "Can You Stop The Rain" (single), Walter Afanasieff, John Bettis; "How Can I Ease The Pain" (single), Narada Michael Walden, Lisa Fischer; "I Wanna Sex You Up" (single), Dr. Freeze; "I'll Take You There" (single), Alvertis Isbell; "Power of Love/Love Power" (single), Luther Vandross, Marcus Miller, & Teddy Vann.

Best rap solo performance: "Fly Girl" (single), Queen Latifah; "Here Comes The Hammer (Version I)" (single), M.C. Hammer; "It's A Shame (My Sister)" (single), Monie Love; "Mama Said Knock You Out" (single), L.L. Cool J; "New Jack Hustler (Nino's Theme)" (single), Ice-T.

Best rap performance by a duo or group: "Apocaplyse 91. . . The Enemy Strikes Black" (album), Public Enemy; "Let's Talk About Sex" (single), Salt-N-Pepa; "Now That We Found Love" (single), Heavy D. & The Boyz; "O.P.P." (single), Naughty By Nature; "Summertime" (single), D.M. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince.

Best country performance by a duo or group with vocal (for organized duos or groups): "Electric Barnyard" (album), The Kentucky Headhunters; "Forever's As Far As I'll Go" (single), Alabama; "Love Can Build A Bridge" (single), The Judds; "Meet in the Middle" (single), Diamond Rio; "Men" (track from Talkin'Bout Men), Forrester Sisters; "Zone of Our Own" (album), Texas Tornados.

Best country vocal collaboration (for duos or groups of artists who do not normally sing together): "Brotherly Love" (single), Keith Whitley & Earl Thomas Conley; "Hold on Partner" (single), Roy Rogers & Clint Black; "Hopelessly Yours" (track from "A Perfect 10"), Lee Greenwood & Suzy Bogguss; "Restless" (single), Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs & Vince Gill (from the Mark O'Connor & The New Nashville Cats album); "Rockin' Years" (single), Dolly Parton & Ricky Van Shelton.

Best country instrumental performance: "Neck and Neck" (album), Chet Atkins & Mark Knopfler; "The New Nashville Cats" (album), Mark O'Connor; "Orange Blossom Special" (track from "Hillbilly Fever"), The Osborne Brothers; "Poultry Promenade" (track from "Diamond Rio") Diamond Rio; "Song for Jessica" (track from "R&B"), Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo.

Best bluegrass album, vocal or instrumental: "Hillbilly Fever," The Osborne Brothers; "Home of the Blues," Nashville Bluegrass Band; "Music Among Friends," Jim and Jesse McReynolds; "Simple Pleasures," Alison Brown; "Spring Training," Carl Jackson, John Starling & The Nash Ramblers.

Best country song (songwriter's award): "Don't Rock the Jukebox," Alan Jackson, Roger Murrah & Keith Stegall; "Down at the Twist and Shout," Mary-Chapin Carpenter; "Eagle When She Flies," Dolly Parton; "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)," Travis Tritt; "Love Can Build a Bridge," Naomi Judd, John Jarvis & Paul Overstreet.

Best rock-contemporary gospel album for solos, duos or groups: "Brave Heart," Kim Hill; "Go to the Top," De Garmo & Key; "Nu Thang," D.C. Talk; "Simple House," Margaret Becker; "Under Their Influence," Ross Taff.

Best pop gospel album, for solos, duos or groups: "For the Sake of the Call," Steven Curtis Chapman; "Larnelle Live," (psalms, hymns and spiritual songs) Larnelle Harris; "The Me Nobody Knows," Marilyn McCoo; "Michael English," Michael English; "Shakin the House...Live," Carman and Commissioned (and the Christ Church Choir).

Best Southern gospel album for solos, duos or groups: "Hallelujah Time," The Speers; "Homecoming," The Gaither Vocal Band; "Love Will," The Talleys; "Peace in the Valley," J.D. Sumner & The Stamps; "Shoulder to Shoulder," Mid-South Boys; "Still Rollin'," The Chuck Wagon Gang.

Best rock song, a songwriter's award: "Been Caught Stealing," Jane's Addiction; "Can't Stop The Thing We Started," Bryan Adams & Robert John "Mutt" Lange; "Enter Sandman," James Hatfield, Lars Ulrich & Kirk Hammett; "Learning to Fly," Tom Petty & Jeff Lynne; "Silent Lucidity," Chris DeGarmo; "Soul Cages," Sting.

Best alternative music album, vocal or instrumental: "Doubt," Jesus Jones; "Mighty Like A Rose," Elvis Costello; "Nevermind," Nirvana; "Out of Time," R.E.M.; "Rumor and Sigh," Richard Thompson.

Best R&B vocal performance, female: "Burnin," (album) Patti LaBelle; "Good Woman," (album) Gladys Knight; "How Can I Ease The Pain," (single) Lisa Fischer; "Runnin' Back to You," (single) Vanessa Williams; "What You See Is What You Sweat," (album) Aretha Franklin.

Best R&B vocal performance, male: "Can You Stop the Rain," (single) Peabo Bryson; "Gotta Have You," (single) Stevie Wonder; "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart," (single) Teddy Pendergrass; "Kissing You," (single) Keith Washington; "Love Over-Due," (album) James Brown; "Power of Love," (album) Luther Vandross.

Best new age album: "Borrasca," Ottmar Liebert; "Canyon Dreams," Tangerine Dream; "Fresh Aire 7," Mannheim Steamroller; "Hotel Luna," Suzanne Ciani; "In The Wake Of The Wind," David Arkenstone.

Best contemporary jazz performance: "Ashes to Ashes," Joe Sample; "Claus Ogerman Featuring Michael Brecker," Claus Ogerman & Michael Brecker; "Flight of the Cosmic Hippo," Bela Fleck and the Flecktones; "Greenhouse," Yellowjackets; "Medicine Music," Bobby McFerrin; "Sassy" (track from "The Offbeat of Avenues"), The Manhattan Transfer.

Best jazz vocal performance: "Ellington Medley" (track from "Mel & George Do World War II"), Mel Torme; "He Is Christmas" (album), Take 6; "Long 'Bout Midnight" (track from "Garfield - Various Artists"), Natalie Cole; "The Offbeat of Avenues" (album), The Manhattan Transfer; "You Won't Forget Me" (album), Shirley Horn.

Best jazz instrumental solo: "All Bird's Children" (track from "All Bird's Children"), Phil Woods; "Another Hand" (track from "Another Hand"), David Sanborn; "Bluesette" (track from "Cleo Laine's Jazz"), Toots Thielemans; "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (track from "The Gershwin Connection"), Dave Grusin; "I Remember You" (track from "Serenity"), Stan Getz.

Best traditional soul gospel album for solos, duos or groups: "My Faith," Thomas Whitfield; "Pray for Me," Mighty Clouds of Joy; "Thank You Mamma for Praying for Me," The Jackson Southernaires; "This is Your Night," The Williams Brothers; "The Truth About Christmas," Venessa Bell Armstrong.

Best contemporary soul gospel album for solos, duos or groups: "Different Lifestyles," Bebe and Cece Winans; "Look a Little Closer," Helen Baylor; "Mean What You Say," Witness; "Phenomenon," The Rance Allen Group; "The Promise," Ricky Dillard's New Generation Chorale.

Best gospel album by a choir or chorus: "Above and Beyond," O'Landa Draper & The Associates, O'Landa Draper, choir director; "Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar Chicago Mass Choir," Music and Arts Seminar Chicago Mass Choir, Edwin Hawkins, choir director; "The Evolution of Gospel," Sounds of Blackness, Gary Hines, choir director; "Hand in Hand," Christ Church Choir, Landy Gardner, choir director; "Jesus Be Praised," The Brooklyn Tabernacle Singers, Carol Cymbala, choir director; "Rev. James Cleveland and the L.A. Gospel Messengers," L.A. Gospel Messengers, Rev. James Cleveland, choir director.

Best Latin pop album, vocal or instrumental: "A Traves De Tus Ojos," Los Bukis; "Amada Mas Que Nunca," Daniela Romo; ". . . Con Amor Eterno," Pandora; "Cosas Del Amor," Vikki Carr; "Flor De Papel", Alejandra Guzman.

Best jazz instrumental performance, group: "Alive," Chick Corea Akoustic Band; "Another Hand," David Sanborn; "The Gershwin Connection," Dave Grusin; "Lionel Hampton & The Golden Men of Jazz Live at the Blue Note," Lionel Hampton & The Golden Men of Jazz; "Saturday Night at the Blue Note," Oscar Peterson Trio.

Best large jazz ensemble performance: "Art of the Big Band," Bob Mintzer; "The Brass is Back," Rob McConnell & The Boss Brass; "Dream Keeper," Charlie Haden and the Liberation Music Orchestra; "Live at the Royal Festival Hall," Dizzy Gillespie & The United Nation Orchestra; "Once More with Feeling," Doc Severinsen and the Tonight Show Band; "Paris All-Star Blues (A Tribute to Charlie Parker)," Jay McShann.

Best country vocal performance, female: "Down at the Twist and Shout" (single), Mary-Chapin Carpenter; "Down to My Last Teardrop," (track from "What Do I Do With Me"), Tanya Tucker; "For My Broken Heart" (album), Reba McEntire; "She's in Love With the Boy" (single), Trisha Yearwood; "Time Passes By" (album), Kathy Mattea.

Best country vocal performance, male: "Don't Rock the Jukebox" (album), Alan Jackson; "Here's a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)" (single), Travis Tritt; "Pocket Full of Gold" (album), Vince Gill; "Ropin' the Wind" (album), Garth Brooks; "Somewhere In My Broken Heart" (single), Billy Dean.

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