Grammy Award for Best Ethnic or Traditional Folk Recording

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The Grammy Award 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 and the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album.

Years reflect the year in which the Grammy Awards were presented, for works released in the previous year.

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