Top Vocal Jazz Albums




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RankAll Time
Rank
ArtistAlbumYearSubgenre(s)Other Genre(s)
1 290 Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours 1955 Standards
2 324 Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin' Lovers! 1956 Standards
3 661 Billie Holiday Lady in Satin 1958
4 718 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook 1956 Standards
5 829 Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely 1958 Standards
6 851 Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles 1959 Soul
7 1098 Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown Sarah Vaughan/Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown 1955 Standards
8 1240 Norah Jones Come Away with Me 2002 Jazz Pop
9 1286 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook 1959 Standards
10 1319 John Coltrane John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman 1963
11 1445 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis 1956
12 1492 Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues 1956
13 1516 Frank Sinatra September of My Years 1965 Standards
14 1547 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook 1956 Standards
15 1558 Frank Sinatra Come Fly with Me 1958 Standards
16 1602 Betty Carter The Audience with Betty Carter 1979
17 1632 Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy 1954 Dixieland
18 1662 Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim 1967 Bossa Nova
Standards
19 1794 Lambert, Hendricks and Ross The Hottest New Group in Jazz 1959
20 1807 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Porgy & Bess 1959
21 1919 Cassandra Wilson Blue Light 'Til Dawn 1993
22 1952 Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook 1957 Big Band
23 1954 Dinah Washington Dinah Jams 1954 Standards
24 1962 Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings 1954 Cool Jazz
Standards
25 2027 Count Basie Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings 1955 Big Band
Swing
26 2038 Sarah Vaughan Images/Swingin' Easy 1954
27 2072 Nat King Cole After Midnight 1957
28 2282 Frank Sinatra A Swingin' Affair! 1957 Standards
29 2296 Cassandra Wilson New Moon Daughter 1995
30 2465 Anita O'Day Anita Sings the Most 1957 Standards
31 2474 June Christy Something Cool 1954 Cool Jazz
32 2534 Frank Sinatra Songs for Young Lovers 1954 Standards
33 2573 Tony Bennett and Bill Evans The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album 1975 Standards
34 2583 Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley 1960
35 2603 Julie London Julie Is Her Name 1955 Standards
36 2611 Frank Sinatra Come Dance with Me! 1959 Standards
37 2632 Frank Sinatra Where Are You? 1957 Standards
38 2691 Lambert, Hendricks and Ross Sing a Song of Basie 1958
39 2719 Nina Simone High Priestess of Soul 1967 Soul
40 2727 Billie Holiday Songs for Distingué Lovers 1958 Standards
41 2735 Nat King Cole Love Is the Thing 1957 Traditional Pop
42 2764 Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley 1962
43 2958 Dinah Washington What a Diff'rence a Day Makes! 1959 Standards
44 2996 Frank Sinatra Nice 'N' Easy 1960 Standards


Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife 1960
Nina Simone Wild Is the Wind 1966 Soul
Peggy Lee Black Coffee with Peggy Lee 1953
Frank Sinatra Sinatra at the Sands 1966
Eddie Jefferson The Jazz Singer 1961
Sarah Vaughan In the Land of Hi-Fi 1956 Big Band
Frank Sinatra and Count Basie Sinatra-Basie 1963
The Four Freshmen Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones 1955 Vocal Group
Fred Astaire The Astaire Story 1953
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis Again 1957 Standards
Frank Sinatra Swing Easy! 1954 Standards
Swing
Tom Waits One from the Heart 1982 Film Soundtrack
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook 1963 Standards
Anita O'Day Pick Yourself Up with Anita O'Day 1957
Abbey Lincoln Straight Ahead 1961
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook 1958 Big Band
Standards
Frank Sinatra No One Cares 1959 Standards
Ray Charles and Betty Carter Ray Charles and Betty Carter 1961 Standards
Chet Baker It Could Happen to You 1958 Cool Jazz
Sarah Vaughan After Hours 1961
Sheila Jordan Portrait of Sheila 1963 Standards
Mark Murphy Rah 1961
Carmen McRae The Great American Songbook 1972
Nina Simone Little Girl Blue/Jazz As Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club 1958
June Christy The Misty Miss Christy 1956 Standards
Nina Simone Nina Simone in Concert 1964
Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert 1988
Sarah Vaughan Duke Ellington Song Book One 1979
Helen Humes Songs I Like to Sing! 1960
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook 1960 Standards
Sarah Vaughan The Lonely Hours/Benny Carter Sessions 1964
Sarah Vaughan Sassy Swings the Tivoli 1963
Sarah Vaughan Duke Ellington Song Book Two 1979
Sarah Vaughan Crazy and Mixed Up 1982
Dee Dee Bridgewater Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver 1995
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson 1959 Standards
Dinah Washington In the Land of Hi-Fi 1956 Standards
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Swings Lightly 1958 Standards
Ella Fitzgerald Like Someone in Love 1957 Standards
Anita O'Day Anita O'Day Sings the Winners 1958
Sarah Vaughan Sarah Sings Soulfully 1963
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas 1960 Christmas Music
Peggy Lee/George Shearing Beauty and the Beat! 1959 Standards
Sarah Vaughan No Count Sarah 1959 Big Band
Anita O'Day Anita/This Is Anita 1955



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