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Grammy Award The Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or just Grammy, is an award presented by the Recording Academy, the US Recording Academy to recognize "Outstanding Achievement in the music industry" of the United State ...
for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording was awarded from 1960 to 1986. During this time the award had several minor name changes: *From 1960 to 1961 the award was known as Best Performance - Folk *From 1962 to 1967 it was awarded as Best Folk Recording *From 1968 to 1970 it was awarded as Best Folk Performance *In 1971 and from 1973 to 1974 the award was known as Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording (including traditional blues) *In 1972 and from 1975 to 1982 it was awarded as Best Ethnic or Traditional Recording *From 1983 to 1986 it was awarded as Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording In 1987 the award was split into two new awards: the
Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Album The Grammy Award The Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or just Grammy, is an award presented by the Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry. The trophy depicts a gilded Phonograph ...
and the
Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album The Grammy Award The Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or just Grammy, is an award presented by the US Recording Academy to recognize "Outstanding Achievement in the music industry The music industry ...
. Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.


Winners & nominees


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1970s


1980s


Individuals with multiple wins

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Muddy Waters McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1913April 30, 1983), known professionally as Muddy Waters, was an American blues Blues is a music genre and musical form which was originated in the Deep South of the United States around the 1860s by Afric ...

Muddy Waters
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Harry Belafonte Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr., March 1, 1927) is an American singer, songwriter, activist, and actor. One of the most successful Jamaican-American pop stars, as he popularised the Trinbagonian Caribbean The Caribbean ( ...

Harry Belafonte
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Peter, Paul and Mary Peter, Paul and Mary were an American folk Folk or Folks may refer to: Sociology *Nation *People * Folklore ** Folk art ** Folk dance ** Folk hero ** Folk music *** Folk metal *** Folk punk *** Folk rock *** British folk rock ** Folk religion * ...
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John Hartford John Cowan Hartford (December 30, 1937 – June 4, 2001) was an American folk, country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the land of an individual's birth, residence or c ...
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Doc Watson Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson (March 3, 1923 – May 29, 2012) was an American guitarist, songwriter, and singer of bluegrass, folk Folk or Folks may refer to: Sociology *Nation *People * Folklore ** Folk art ** Folk dance ** Folk hero ** Folk mu ...


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