Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording

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The Grammy Award for Best Latin Recording was presented from 1976 to 1983. Starting from 1984 the Latin field was expanded to Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, Best Tropical Performance and Best Mexican/Mexican American Performance.

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

1980s[edit]

Year Winner Nominations
1983 Machito and His Salsa Big Band '82 by Machito  Cuba Rhythm of Life by Ray Barretto
Canciones del Solar de los Aburridos by Willie Colón and Rubén Blades
Escenas de Amor by José Feliciano
Momentos by Julio Iglesias
1982 Guajita Pa' La Jeva by Clare Fischer  United States Gózame! Pero Yu... by Cal Tjader
Summertime Digital at Montreaux, 1980 by Dizzy Gillespie with Mongo Santamaría
Eddie Palmieri by Eddie Palmieri
Brazilian Soul by Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd
1981 La Onda Va Bien by Cal Tjader Sextet  United States Irakere 2 by Irakere
Hey! by Julio Iglesias
Rican/Struction by Ray Barretto
Dancemania '80 by Tito Puente
1980 Irakere by Irakere  Cuba Cross Over by Fania All-Stars
Touching You, Touching Me by Airto Moreira
Eternos by Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco

1970s[edit]

Year Winner Nominations
1979 Homenaje a Beny Moré by Tito Puente  Puerto Rico Lucumi, Macumba, Voodoo by Eddie Palmieri
Coro Miyare by Fania All-Stars
Laurindo Almeida Trio by Laurindo Almeida
Mongo a la Carte by Mongo Santamaría
La Raza Latina by Orchestra Harlow
1978 Dawn by Mongo Santamaría  Cuba Muy Amigos/Close Friends by Eydie Gormé and Danny Rivera
Fire Works by Machito Orchestra with Lalo Rodríguez
Tomorrow: Barretto Live by Ray Barretto Band
La Leyenda by Tito Puente
1977 Unfinished Masterpiece by Eddie Palmieri  Puerto Rico La Gormé by Eydie Gormé
Salsa - Soundtrack by Fania All-Stars
Cocinando la Salsa by Joe Cuba
El Maestro by Johnny Pacheco
Sofrito by Mongo Santamaría
1976 Sun of Latin Music by Eddie Palmieri  Puerto Rico Paunetto's Point by Bobby Paunetto
"Quieres Ser Mi Amante" by Camilo Sesto
Fania All-Stars Live at Yankee Stadium, Vol. 1 by Fania All-Stars
Afro-Indio by Mongo Santamaría
Barretto by Ray Barretto
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly by Willie Colón


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