Top Rhythm & Blues Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
44
James Brown 'Live' at the Apollo Soul 1963
2
117
Amy Winehouse Back to Black Pop, Soul 2006
3
335
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Country Soul 1962
4
390
Little Richard Here's Little Richard Rock & Roll 1957
5
550
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit Makers Blues Rock 1964
6
648
Bobby Bland Two Steps from the Blues 1961
7
729
The Rolling Stones Out of Our Heads Rock 1965
8
764
Them The Angry Young Them/Them (featuring Here Comes the Night) 1965
9
812
Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High Soul 1966
10
834
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Rock & Roll 1958
11
871
Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul, Singer/Songwriter 1968
12
943
The Rolling Stones No. 2/The Rolling Stones Now! Blues Rock 1965
13
1184
Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen Blue Eyed Soul, Rock 1970
14
1267
Etta James At Last! Soul 1960
15
1527
Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions Soul 1962
16
1531
Big Joe Turner The Boss of the Blues 1956
17
1620
Chuck Berry After School Session Rock & Roll 1957
18
1793
The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey Soul 1965
19
1820
The Animals The Animals British Blues 1964
20
1849
Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley Rock & Roll 1959
21
2241
The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers Film Soundtrack 1980
22
2271
Ray Charles Ray Charles at Newport Soul Jazz 1958
23
2336
Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz Soul Jazz 1961
24
2367
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume Two Country Soul 1962
25
2783
Laura Nyro and Labelle Gonna Take a Miracle Pop Soul 1971
26
2797
The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's) Rock 1965
27
2892
Ray Charles Ray Charles in Person Soul 1960
28
2894
Ray Charles Ray Charles/Hallelujah, I Love Her So Soul 1957

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
The Animals Animalisms/Animalization British Blues 1966
The Pretty Things Get the Picture? Garage Rock 1965
Little Richard Little Richard (Volume 2) Rock & Roll 1958
The Animals Animalism Blues Rock, Rock & Roll 1966
Fats Domino This Is Fats Domino! Rock & Roll 1956
The Pretty Things The Pretty Things Blues Rock 1965
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone Gospel, Soul 2010
Leon Bridges Coming Home Southern Soul 2015
LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Little Richard The Fabulous Little Richard Rock & Roll 1959
Ray Charles Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul Soul 1963
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley's Beach Party Rock & Roll 1963
Lonnie Mack The Wham of that Memphis Man! Blues Rock 1963
James Brown Prisoner of Love Soul 1963
James Brown Pure Dynamite! Soul 1964
Jr. Walker & The All Stars Road Runner Soul 1966
Fats Domino The Fabulous Mr. D New Orleans R&B, Rock & Roll 1958
Booker T. & The MG's Soul Dressing Soul Jazz 1965
Bettye LaVette The Scene of the Crime 2007