Acclaimed Music - The Top Albums from 1956
The Top Albums from 1956





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Time
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1 115 Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
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2 222 Frank Sinatra
Songs for Swingin' Lovers
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3 354 Sonny Rollins
Saxophone Colossus
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4 366 Duke Ellington
Ellington at Newport
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5 393 Elvis Presley
Elvis
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6 585 Ella Fitzgerald
Sings the Cole Porter Songbook, Vol. 1
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7 631 Johnny Burnette
Johnny Burnette and the Rock'n'Roll Trio
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8 737 Charles Mingus
Pithecanthropus Erectus
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9 849 Ella Fitzgerald
Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook, Vol. 1
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10 1046 Sonny Rollins
Tenor Madness
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11 1088 Big Joe Turner
The Boss of the Blues
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12 1199 Harry Belafonte
Calypso
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13 1203 Horace Silver
Horace Silver and The Jazz Messengers
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14 1248 Modern Jazz Quartet
Fontessa
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15 1276 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Porgy and Bess
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16 1278 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Ella and Louis
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17 1319 Modern Jazz Quartet
Django
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18 1404 Fats Domino
Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino
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19 1467 The Weavers
At Carnegie Hall
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20 1489 Art Tatum
Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8
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21 1597 Lennie Tristano
Lennie Tristano
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22 1681 Lester Young & Teddy Wilson
Pres & Teddy
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23 1818 The Louvin Brothers
Tragic Songs of Life
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24 1942 The Original Motion Picture Cast
The Wizard of Oz
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25 1987 Bill Haley and His Comets
Rock Around the Clock

26 1998 Lester Young
The Jazz Giants
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27 2037 George Russell
The Jazz Workshop
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28 2060 Anita O'Day
Pick Yourself Up with Anita O'Day
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29 2102 Jimmy Giuffre
Jimmy Giuffre 3
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30 2140 Clifford Brown & Max Roach
At Basin Street
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31 2149 Sarah Vaughan
In the Land of HiFi

32 2219 The Original Broadway Cast
My Fair Lady
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33 2320 Max Roach
Max Roach Plus Four
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34 2348 Oscar Peterson
Plays Count Basie
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35 2544 B.B. King
Singin' the Blues

36 2579 Serge Chaloff
Blue Serge
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37 2852 Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Stitt
For Musicians Only
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38 2914 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Ella and Louis Again
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39 2987 Julie London
Julie Is Her Name

40 2996 Kenny Dorham
Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia
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Some albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Sonny Rollins
Plus Four

June Christy
The Misty Miss Christy

Louis Prima & Keely Smith
The Wildest!

Dinah Washington
In the Land of HiFi

Sun Ra
Super Sonic Jazz

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
The Jazz Messengers
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Stan Kenton
Cuban Fire!

Stan Kenton
Kenton in Hi-Fi



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