Top Albums of 1956





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
122
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley Rock & Roll
2
321
Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin' Lovers! Standards, Vocal Jazz
3
567
Duke Ellington Ellington at Newport Big Band
4
639
Elvis Presley Elvis Rock & Roll
5
746
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook Standards, Vocal Jazz
6
916
Johnny Burnette Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio Rockabilly
7
971
Erroll Garner Concert by the Sea Jazz
8
1064
Charles Mingus Pithecanthropus Erectus Post-Bop
9
1148
Lennie Tristano Lennie Tristano Cool Jazz
10
1270
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis Vocal Jazz
11
1460
The Modern Jazz Quartet Fontessa Cool Jazz
12
1531
Big Joe Turner The Boss of the Blues Rhythm & Blues
13
1584
Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues Vocal Jazz
14
1621
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook Standards, Vocal Jazz
15
1662
The Modern Jazz Quartet Django Cool Jazz, Third Stream
16
1800
Harry Belafonte Calypso Calypso
17
2111
Fats Domino Rock and Rollin' with Fats Domino Rock & Roll
18
2177
Louis Prima The Wildest! Big Band, Swing, Traditional Pop
19
2213
Sonny Rollins Tenor Madness Hard Bop
20
2318
The Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs of Life Close Harmony
21
2337
The Original Broadway Cast My Fair Lady Show Tunes

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Serge Chaloff Blue Serge Jazz
Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Sonny Stitt For Musicians Only Bebop
Clifford Brown & Max Roach At Basin Street Hard Bop
Art Blakey The Jazz Messengers Hard Bop
The Original Motion Picture Cast The Wizard of Oz Film Soundtrack
Sarah Vaughan In the Land of Hi-Fi Big Band, Vocal Jazz
Oscar Peterson Plays Count Basie Jazz
Fats Domino This Is Fats Domino! Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
Hampton Hawes This Is Hampton Hawes: Vol. 2, The Trio Hard Bop
Sonny Rollins Plus 4 Hard Bop
Max Roach Max Roach + 4 Hard Bop
Lester Young The Jazz Giants Cool Jazz
Ravi Shankar Music of India: Three Classical R?gas/Three Ragas Hindustani Classical Music
Cecil Taylor Jazz Advance Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop
Kenny Dorham Round About Midnight at the Cafe Bohemia Hard Bop
Stan Kenton Cuban Fire! Afro-Cuban Jazz, Big Band
Oscar Peterson At the Stratford Shakespearian Festival Jazz
Johnny Smith Moonlight in Vermont Cool Jazz
Sonny Rollins Work Time Hard Bop
June Christy The Misty Miss Christy Standards, Vocal Jazz
Tito Puente Cuban Carnival Afro-Cuban Jazz, Mambo
Stan Kenton Kenton in Hi-Fi Big Band
Dinah Washington In the Land of Hi-Fi Standards, Vocal Jazz