Recording Academy sets honorees

Allmans, Campbell, Jobim, Jones draw lifetime awards

The Recording Academy has announced its lifetime achievement, Trustees and technical awards honorees for 2012.

Recipients will be acknowledged at a private NARAS event during Grammy Week in February.

Next year’s recipients of lifetime achievement nods are Southern rock originators the Allman Brothers Band, country-pop singer-guitarist Glen Campbell, late Brazilian singer-songwriter Antonio Carlos Jobim, country vocalist George Jones, session stars the Memphis Horns (trumpeter Wayne Jackson and saxophonist Andrew Love), Supremes lead vocalist and Motown solo star Diana Ross and late singer-songwriter and rap progenitor Gil Scott-Heron.

Trustees Award recipients, acknowledged for their contributions in non-performance fields, are New Orleans producer, songwriter, arranger and bandleader Dave Bartholomew, late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.

Technical Grammy recipients, cited by the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and chapter committees as well as NARAS trustees, are German audio firm Celemony and late engineer Roger Nichols.

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