Top Traditional Folk Music Albums

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RankAll Time
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 791 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken 1972 Bluegrass
2 1120 Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace 1972 Gospel Southern Soul
3 1282 The Pentangle Basket of Light 1969 Folk Baroque British Folk Rock
4 1284 Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares 1975 Bulgarian Folk Music
5 1613 The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers (They're Off and Rolling) 1957 Close Harmony Pop
Rock & Roll
6 1644 Clifton Chenier Bogalusa Boogie 1975 Zydeco
7 1687 Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs 1959 Cowboy
8 1695 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan 1962 Country Blues Contemporary Folk
9 1749 Van Morrison & The Chieftains Irish Heartbeat 1988 Celtic Folk Music
10 1785 Muddy Waters Folk Singer 1964 Delta Blues
11 1795 The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet/The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8 1958 Stride Cool Jazz
12 2066 Pata Negra Blues de la frontera 1988 Flamenco Nuevo
13 2117 Planxty Planxty 1973 Irish Folk Music
14 2242 Camarón La leyenda del tiempo 1979 Flamenco Nuevo
15 2286 Lightnin' Hopkins The Roots of Lightnin' Hopkins/Lightnin' Hopkins 1959 Acoustic Texas Blues
16 2292 Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions 2006 American Folk Music Americana
Folk Rock
17 2359 The Original Soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 American Folk Music Country
Film Soundtrack
18 2376 Ketama/Toumani Diabaté/Danny Thompson Songhai 1988 African Folk Music
Flamenco Nuevo
Songhai Music
19 2390 The Everly Brothers Songs Our Daddy Taught Us 1958 Close Harmony Country Pop
Folk Pop
20 2397 Veneno Veneno 1977 Flamenco Nuevo Andalusian Rock
21 2401 Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion 1960 Apala
22 2508 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch 1965 Folk Baroque Singer/Songwriter
23 2518 Harry Belafonte Belafonte at Carnegie Hall 1959 Caribbean Folk Music
24 2618 Kiko Veneno Échate un cantecito 1992 Rumba Flamenca Singer/Songwriter
25 2637 The Everly Brothers It's Everly Time 1960 Close Harmony Pop
26 2705 The Everly Brothers Roots 1968 Close Harmony Country Pop
27 2839 Skip James Today! 1966 Delta Blues
28 2850 Master Musicians of Jajouka Brian Jones Presents The Pipes of Pan at Joujouka 1971 Arabic Folk Music
29 2917 Mahalia Jackson Newport 1958 1958 Gospel

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Shaka Zulu 1987 Nguni Folk Music Mbube
Planxty The Well Below the Valley 1973 Irish Folk Music
The Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs of Life 1956 Close Harmony
The Pentangle Sweet Child 1968 Folk Baroque British Folk Rock
Progressive Folk
The Chieftains The Chieftains 4 1973 Irish Folk Music
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Andy Irvine & Paul Brady 1976 Celtic Folk Music Contemporary Folk
James Cleveland and The Angelic Choir Peace Be Still 1962 Gospel
Dixie Chicks Home 2002 Bluegrass Contemporary Country
Elvis Presley How Great Thou Art 1967 Gospel
Mississippi Fred McDowell Delta Blues 1964 Delta Blues
Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music 1965 Cajun
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham Folk Roots, New Routes 1964 Folk Baroque
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone 2010 Gospel Rhythm & Blues
Elvis Presley His Hand in Mine 1960 Gospel Pop
Geoffrey Oryema Exile 1990 African Folk Music
The Bothy Band The Bothy Band/1975 1975 Irish Folk Music
Nic Jones Penguin Eggs 1980 English Folk Music Contemporary Folk
Huun-Huur-Tu The Orphan's Lament 1994 Tuvan Throat Singing
Bert Jansch Jack Orion 1966 Folk Baroque
Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion and Bad Company 1957 Gospel Acoustic Blues
Steeleye Span Please to See the King 1971 English Folk Music British Folk Rock
The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders 1964 Old-Time Contemporary Folk
Dick Gaughan Handful of Earth 1981 Scottish Folk Music
Bukka White The Legacy of the Blues 1969 Delta Blues
Altan Island Angel 1993 Irish Folk Music
Shirley & Dolly Collins Love, Death & the Lady 1970 English Folk Music
Christy Moore Ride On 1984 Celtic Folk Music Contemporary Folk
Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album 1957 Gospel Christmas Music
Rock & Roll
Taraf de Haidouks Band of Gypsies 2001 Lautareasca
Susana Baca Susana Baca 1997 Música Criolla Peruana
Elvis Presley He Touched Me 1972 Gospel Pop
The Everly Brothers A Date with The Everly Brothers 1960 Close Harmony Pop
Eliza Carthy Red Rice 1998 English Folk Music Contemporary Folk
Skip James Devil Got My Woman 1968 Delta Blues