Top Traditional Folk Music Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
668
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken Bluegrass 1972
2
1118
Aretha Franklin Amazing Grace Gospel Southern Soul 1972
3
1195
Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares Bulgarian Folk Music 1975
4
1355
The Pentangle Basket of Light Folk Baroque British Folk Rock 1969
5
1425
Clifton Chenier Bogalusa Boogie Zydeco 1975
6
1446
Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Cowboy 1959
7
1657
The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers (They're Off and Rolling) Close Harmony Pop, Rock & Roll 1957
8
1685
Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion Apala 1960
9
1691
The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet The Art Tatum - Ben Webster Quartet/The Tatum Group Masterpieces, Vol. 8 Stride Cool Jazz 1958
10
1754
Planxty Planxty Irish Folk Music 1973
11
1758
Van Morrison & The Chieftains Irish Heartbeat Celtic Folk Music 1988
12
1878
Muddy Waters Folk Singer Delta Blues 1964
13
1940
Camarón La leyenda del tiempo Flamenco Nuevo 1979
14
1969
Ketama/Toumani Diabaté/Danny Thompson Songhai African Folk Music, Flamenco Nuevo Songhai Music 1988
15
1970
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Country Blues Contemporary Folk 1962
16
1973
Pata Negra Blues de la frontera Flamenco Nuevo 1988
17
2205
The Original Soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? American Folk Music Country, Film Soundtrack 2000
18
2212
Lightnin' Hopkins The Roots of Lightnin' Hopkins/Lightnin' Hopkins Acoustic Texas Blues 1959
19
2297
Harry Belafonte Belafonte at Carnegie Hall Caribbean Folk Music 1959
20
2318
The Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs of Life Close Harmony 1956
21
2428
The Everly Brothers Songs Our Daddy Taught Us Close Harmony Country Pop, Folk Pop 1958
22
2440
Kiko Veneno Échate un cantecito Rumba Flamenca Singer/Songwriter 1992
23
2492
Veneno Veneno Flamenco Nuevo Andalusian Rock 1977
24
2651
The Everly Brothers Roots Close Harmony Country Pop 1968
25
2661
The Everly Brothers It's Everly Time Close Harmony Pop 1960
26
2693
Master Musicians of Jajouka Brian Jones Presents The Pipes of Pan at Joujouka Arabic Folk Music 1971
27
2751
Planxty The Well Below the Valley Irish Folk Music 1973
28
2796
Bert Jansch Bert Jansch Folk Baroque Singer/Songwriter 1965
29
2808
Skip James Today! Delta Blues 1966
30
2829
Bruce Springsteen We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions American Folk Music Americana, Folk Rock 2006
31
2832
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Shaka Zulu Nguni Folk Music Mbube 1987
32
2893
The Chieftains The Chieftains 4 Irish Folk Music 1973

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Mahalia Jackson Newport 1958 Gospel 1958
James Cleveland and The Angelic Choir Peace Be Still Gospel 1962
The Pentangle Sweet Child Folk Baroque British Folk Rock, Progressive Folk 1968
Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Andy Irvine & Paul Brady Celtic Folk Music Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1976
Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music Cajun 1965
Elvis Presley How Great Thou Art Gospel 1967
Geoffrey Oryema Exile African Folk Music 1990
Mississippi Fred McDowell Delta Blues Delta Blues 1964
The Bothy Band The Bothy Band/1975 Irish Folk Music 1975
Dixie Chicks Home Bluegrass Contemporary Country 2002
Huun-Huur-Tu The Orphan's Lament Tuvan Throat Singing 1994
Elvis Presley His Hand in Mine Gospel Pop 1960
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone Gospel Rhythm & Blues, Soul 2010
Shirley Collins & Davy Graham Folk Roots, New Routes Folk Baroque 1964
Nic Jones Penguin Eggs English Folk Music Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter 1980
Reverend Gary Davis Pure Religion and Bad Company Gospel Acoustic Blues 1957
Dick Gaughan Handful of Earth Scottish Folk Music 1981
The Holy Modal Rounders The Holy Modal Rounders Old-Time Contemporary Folk 1964
Bukka White The Legacy of the Blues Delta Blues 1969
Bert Jansch Jack Orion Folk Baroque 1966
Steeleye Span Please to See the King English Folk Music British Folk Rock 1971
Shirley & Dolly Collins Love, Death & the Lady English Folk Music 1970
Altan Island Angel Irish Folk Music 1993
Susana Baca Susana Baca Música Criolla Peruana 1997
Taraf de Haidouks Band of Gypsies L?ut?reasc? 2001
Elvis Presley Elvis' Christmas Album Gospel Christmas Music, Rock & Roll 1957
Elvis Presley He Touched Me Gospel Pop 1972
Shirley Collins Lodestar English Folk Music 2016
Christy Moore Ride On Celtic Folk Music Contemporary Folk 1984
Eliza Carthy Red Rice English Folk Music Contemporary Folk 1998
The Everly Brothers A Date with The Everly Brothers Close Harmony Pop 1960
Skip James Devil Got My Woman Delta Blues 1968
Rhiannon Giddens Freedom Highway American Folk Music 2017
Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda World Spirituality Classics 1: The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Kirtan New Age 2017
Rhiannon Giddens Tomorrow is My Turn American Folk Music 2015
Rosalía Los ángeles Flamenco Nuevo 2017