2001 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards Nominees

The CARA 2001 Nominees


Artist of the Year:

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Toxic Audio

Best Pop/Rock Album:

five o'clock shadow - Wonders of the World
Cadence - Unplugged
Real Group - Commonly Unique
Rockapella - 2

Best Pop/Rock Original Song:

SoVoSo - Listen to the Rain
The Magnets - All The Wrong Reasons
Rockapella - Blah, Blah, Blah
five o'clock shadow - Images

Best Pop/Rock Cover Song:

17th Avenue Allstars - Don't Stop Believing
Cadence - I Wish
Rockapella - Tempted
Voice Male - Light In Your Eyes

Best Jazz Album:

Try-Tones - A Cappella Magic Box
Chizuru Matsunaga - We're All Alone
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Just For Kicks - All In Good Time

Best Jazz Song:

Just For Kicks - On Green Dolphin Street
Gold Company - Oh What a Beautiful Morning
Real Group - Thousand Things
Group 7 - Song For Toots

Best Doo-Wop Song:

The Persuasions - Loose Lucy (Might As Well: The Persuasions Sing the Greatful Dead)
The Persuasions - Love Of My Life (Frankly A Cappella: The Persuasions Sing Zappa)
Pure Gold - Tell Him (The Acappella Album)
Pure Gold - Love Potion Number Nine (The Acappella Album)

Best Barbershop Album:

Michigan Jake - For The Record
Signature Sound - Caught In The Act
Nightlife - Blues in the Night
Platinum - Be Our Guest

Best Barbershop Song:

12th Street Rag - 12th Street Rag
Signature Sound - Mama's Gone, Goodbye/I Used to Love You But It's All Over Now
Michigan Jake - I'm Beginning to See The Light
New Tradition Chorus - Do You Hear The People Sing

Best Religious Album:

InsideOut - Reverence
Vocal Union - Once Upon a Tree
Take 6 - Live
Acappella - Word of God

Best Religious Song:

Vocal Union - All About My Savior
Acappella - How Could You Say No
Jon McLemore - That Great Day
Total Experience Gospel Choir - Pass Me Not

Best Folk/World Album:

Artisan - Dancing With Words
Various - Vocal Music From One Earth
Black Slavics - Les Ange Compagnie
Bulgarian Voices - Voices of Life

Best Folk/World Song:

Peggy's Angels - Langshankit Lassie
Trinovox - Fainetai Moi
SoVoSo - Charity
Solstice - Blood and Gold

Best Classical Album:

Douglas Frank Chorale - The A Cappella Singer
Chanticleer - Magnificat
Anonymous 4 - 1000 - Mass for the End of Time
Tallis Scholars - Cristobal de Morales: Missa Si bona suscepimus

Best Classical Song:

Tallis Scholars - Andreas Christi famulus
Chanticleer - Regina Caeli Laetare
Anonymous 4 - Cives celestis patrie
Douglas Frank Chorale - Matona, mia cara

Best Holiday Album:

Chromatics - Unwrapped
Rockapella - Christmas
GLAD - Voices of Christmas
Gas House Gang - Some Children See Him

Best Holiday Song:

Chromatics - Silent Night
Gas House Gang - Go Tell It On The Mountain
GLAD - All Praise To You
Rockapella - Silver Bells

Best Comedy Album:

Bar & Grill Singers
FRED - Putting the "ha" in Harmony
The Heebee-jeebees - Heebee-jeebee TV
The Bobs - Coaster

Best Comedy Song:

Bar & Grill Singers - The Jury Sleeps Upright
The Heebee-jeebees - Channel 12
Acappella Gold - Renaissance Woman
Four Shadow - If


Best Female Collegiate Album:

USC Sirens - Surreal
Tufts Jackson Jills - Snapshot
Stanford Counterpoint - Ticket to Anywhere
Middlebury Mischords - chaos of our own design

Best Female Collegiate Song:

Mischords - Love For Thee (Note: An original!)
USC Sirens - Special
Virginia Sil'hooettes - Snow on the Sahara
Stanford Counterpoint - Good Enough

Best Female Collegiate Arrangement:

Indiana Ladies First - The Boy is Mine (Elisa Carlson)
USC Sirens - Ray of Light (Guang Ming Easlon)
Stanford Counterpoint - Crush (Katy Chow)
Tufts Jackson Jills - Here With Me (Elizabeth Countryman)

Best Female Collegiate Soloist:

UC Berkeley Golden Overtones - Kaitlin L'Italien
JMU Note-Oriety - Mandi Meros
USC Sirens - Rachel Marotta
Yale Whim'n Rhythm - Katherine Hamm

Best Mixed Collegiate Album:

UPenn Off the Beat - Tribulation
Northwestern Purple Haze - Hooray for Everything
Tufts Amalgamates - Juice
Stanford Mixed Company - The Other Side of Blue

Best Mixed Collegiate Song:

Bostonians of Boston College - Uninvited
Michigan Amazin' Blue - Millennium
UPenn Off the Beat - Wild Horses
Tufts Amalgamates - I'm Your Baby Tonight

Best Mixed Collegiate Arrangement:

Northwestern Melodious Thunk - Say My Name (Willis White)
Northwestern Purple Haze - Bills, Bills, Bills (Matt Amador)
UPenn Off The Beat - Angels Would Fall (Ian Lear-Nickum)
Stanford Mixed Company - Someday (Doy Charnsupharindr)

Best Mixed Collegiate Soloist:

Harvard Callbacks - Erika Rhone
Northwestern Purple Haze - Molly Fix
Stanford Mixed Company - Billie Karel
Tufts Amalgamates - Becky Rubin

Best Male Collegiate Album:

Dartmouth Aires - InterplanetAIREy
Harvard Krokodiloes - Black Tie Affair
Iowa State Shaggy Boys - Take Luck
Virginia Tech Juxtaposition - Juxtaposition

Best Male Collegiate Song:

Iowa State Shaggy Boys - Owner of a Lonely Heart
Stanford Mendicants - Happy Together
Tufts Shanghai Crew - Come Undone
Virginia Tech Juxtaposition - Get Set

Best Male Collegiate Arrangement:

Dartmouth Aires - Sweet Child O' Mine (Adam Ballard, Eli Jorn=E9, Bub Cathca= rt)
Iowa State Shaggy Boys - What Would You Say (Matt Anthoney)
Middlebury Dissipated Eight - Black or White (Andy Mitton)
Duke Pitchforks - Crazy (Jason Park)

Best Male Collegiate Soloist:

Princeton Tigertones - Garrett Johnson
St. Olaf Limestones - Mike Espinoza
Virginia Tech Juxtaposition - Bradley Terrill
University of Virginia Academical Village People - Mark Manley