Top Albums of 1957





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
390
Little Richard Here's Little Richard Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
2
404
Sonny Rollins Saxophone Colossus Hard Bop
3
407
The Crickets The "Chirping" Crickets Rockabilly
4
558
Thelonious Monk Brilliant Corners Hard Bop
5
930
The Original Broadway Cast West Side Story Show Tunes
6
970
Miles Davis Miles Ahead Cool Jazz
7
1216
Sonny Rollins Way Out West Hard Bop
8
1369
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps Rockabilly
9
1561
Miles Davis Round About Midnight Hard Bop
10
1579
Count Basie April in Paris Big Band, Swing
11
1620
Chuck Berry After School Session Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
12
1640
Art Pepper Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section Cool Jazz
13
1657
The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers (They're Off and Rolling) Close Harmony, Pop, Rock & Roll
14
1842
Miles Davis Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet Hard Bop
15
1909
George Russell The Jazz Workshop Jazz
16
2015
Nat King Cole After Midnight Vocal Jazz
17
2089
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook Big Band, Vocal Jazz
18
2181
Count Basie At Newport Big Band
19
2304
Duke Ellington Such Sweet Thunder Big Band
20
2330
The Weavers The Weavers at Carnegie Hall Contemporary Folk
21
2400
Elvis Presley Loving You Rock & Roll
22
2402
Johnny Cash Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar! Country, Rockabilly
23
2421
Frank Sinatra A Swingin' Affair! Standards, Vocal Jazz
24
2537
Anita O'Day Anita Sings the Most Standards, Vocal Jazz
25
2624
B.B. King Singin' the Blues Electric Blues
26
2642
Frank Sinatra Where Are You? Standards, Vocal Jazz
27
2695
Jimmy Giuffre Jimmy Giuffre 3 Cool Jazz
28
2833
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Himself Hard Bop
29
2894
Ray Charles Ray Charles/Hallelujah, I Love Her So Rhythm & Blues, Soul

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Nat King Cole Love Is the Thing Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz
Henry "Red" Allen Ride, Red, Ride in Hi-Fi/World on a String Dixieland
Johnny Griffin A Blowin' Session Hard Bop
The "5" Royales Dedicated to You Doo-Wop
Dizzy Gillespie Birks' Works Big Band
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis Again Standards, Vocal Jazz
Gerry Mulligan At Storyville Jazz
Anita O'Day Pick Yourself Up with Anita O'Day Vocal Jazz
Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion and Bad Company Acoustic Blues, Gospel
Charles Mingus The Clown Post-Bop
Coleman Hawkins The Hawk Flies High Bebop
Sun Ra and His Arkestra Super-Sonic Jazz Post-Bop
Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album Christmas Music, Gospel, Rock & Roll
Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Thelonious Monk & Sonny Rollins Hard Bop
Ella Fitzgerald Like Someone in Love Standards, Vocal Jazz