Home1997 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award Winners

1997 CARA Winners

Professional

Artist of the Year:

Winner: Rockapella

Runner up: Real Group

Studio Album of the Year:

Winner: "SoVoSo" - SoVoSo

Runner up: "Lucky 7" - Rockapella

Live Album of the Year:

Winner: "Live In Stockholm" - The Real Group

Runner up: "Exposed" - Trenchcoats

Best Female Vocalist:

Winner:  Margareta Jalkeus - Real Group

Runner up: Mary Jane Jones - Extempo

Best Male Vocalist:

Winner: Carl Connor-Kelley - M-PACT!

Runner up: Anders Jalkeus - Real Group

Best Original Pop Song:

Winner: tie:
"Daisy Simone" - Rockapella
"Jag Vill Va Med Dig" - Real Group

Best Pop Cover Song:

Winner: "I Love Your Smile" - Five Live

Runner up: "Thank You" - SoVoSo

Best Jazz Song:

Winner: "Waltz For Debby" - Real Group

Runner up: "Blues In The Night" - Voices Iowa

Best Classical Song:

Winner: "Totus Tuus" - King's Singers

Runner up: "Wave" - Bulgarian Voices

Best Humorous Song:

Winner: "Christmas in LA" - Bobs

Runner up: "Bionic" - Extempo

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Song:

Winner:  "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" - Sweet Deliverance

Runner up: "Arise My Soul" - Glad

Best Folk/Progressive Song:

Winner: "Tell My Feet" - No Place For Jennifer

Runner up: "Do Not Turn Away" - Flirtations

Best Doo-Wop/R&B Song:

Winner:  "Change In My Life" - M-PACT!

Runner up: "Love Me Or Leave Me" - Tonic Sol-Fa

Best Barbershop Song:

Winner: "Strike Up The Band Medley" - Gas House Gang

Runner up: "Darkness on the Delta" - 4-Star Collection

Best Holiday Song:

Winner:  "Carol of the Bells" - Return to Zero

Runner up: "All I Want For Christmas" - Bobs

Collegiate

Female Best Album:

Winner: "Raising Atlantis" - Tufts Jackson Jills

Runner up: "Smitty's Place" - UNC Loreleis

Female Best Song:

Winner: "Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover" - Tufts Jackson Jills

Runner up: "Smooth Operator" - UNC Loreleis

Female Best Arrangement:

Winner: "Dreams" - Catalina Joos - UNC Loreleis

Runner up: "I Alone" - Erin Morgan - Tufts Jackson Jills

Female Best Soloist:

Winner: Kasey Jeffcoat - Tufts Jackson Jills

Runner up: Susan Frankfort - UNC Loreleis

Mixed Best Album:

Winner: "When Mama's Not Around" - U Penn Off The Beat

Runner up: "Hat Sale! Get Mama!" - Tufts Amalgamates

Mixed Best Song:

Winner: tie:
"Man In The Mirror" - Tufts Amalgamates
"The Rainmaker" - Stanford Talisman A Cappella

Mixed Best Arrangement:

Winner: "You Oughta Know" - Rob Redei - U Penn Off The Beat

Runner up: "Why Would I Cry For You" - Brian Fehlau - Harvard-Radcliffe Opportunes

Mixed Best Soloist:

Winner:  Alex Jarige - U Penn Off The Beat

Runner up: Osi Imeokparia - Stanford Everyday People

Male Best Album:

Winner: "Clapping Joes" - Middlebury Dissapated Eight

Runner up: "Aftershock" - U Illinois Xtension Chords

Male Best Song:

Winner: "For What It's Worth" - Middlebury D8

Runner up: "With Or Without You" - Tufts Beelzebubs

Male Best Arrangement:

Winner:  "Ordinary World" - David Wilner - U Illinois Xtension Chords

Runner up: "Shape Of My Heart" - Todd Herzog - Tufts Beelzebubs

Male Best Soloist:

Winner: Chiadi Ndumele - Johns Hopkins U Allnighters

Runner up: Winston Miller - Conn College Co Co Beaux 

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