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
127
Amy Winehouse Back to Black Pop, Soul 2006
3
297
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Country Soul 1962
4
393
Little Richard Here's Little Richard Rock & Roll 1957
5
581
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones/England's Newest Hit Makers Blues Rock 1964
6
656
Bobby Bland Two Steps from the Blues 1961
7
704
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Rock & Roll 1958
8
738
The Rolling Stones Out of Our Heads Rock 1965
9
806
Them The Angry Young Them/Them (featuring Here Comes the Night) 1965
10
812
Ike and Tina Turner River Deep - Mountain High Soul 1966
11
861
Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession Blue Eyed Soul, Pop Soul, Singer/Songwriter 1968
12
1001
Etta James At Last! Soul 1960
13
1036
The Rolling Stones No. 2/The Rolling Stones Now! Blues Rock 1965
14
1179
Joe Cocker Mad Dogs and Englishmen Blue Eyed Soul, Rock 1970
15
1504
Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions Soul 1962
16
1568
Chuck Berry After School Session Rock & Roll 1957
17
1632
Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley Rock & Roll 1959
18
1641
Big Joe Turner The Boss of the Blues 1956
19
1957
The Animals The Animals British Blues 1964
20
1967
The Temptations The Temptations Sing Smokey Soul 1965
21
2179
The Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers Film Soundtrack 1980
22
2404
Ray Charles Genius + Soul = Jazz Soul Jazz 1961
23
2467
Laura Nyro and Labelle Gonna Take a Miracle Pop Soul 1971
24
2579
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume Two Country Soul 1962
25
2677
Ray Charles Ray Charles at Newport Soul Jazz 1958
26
2732
The Animals Animalisms/Animalization British Blues 1966
27
2754
Nina Simone Pastel Blues Soul, Vocal Jazz 1965

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Ray Charles Ray Charles in Person Soul 1960
Ray Charles Ray Charles/Hallelujah, I Love Her So Soul 1957
The Pretty Things Get the Picture? Garage Rock 1965
The Rolling Stones December's Children (And Everybody's) Rock 1965
The Animals Animalism Blues Rock, Rock & Roll 1966
The Pretty Things The Pretty Things Blues Rock 1965
Little Richard Little Richard (Volume 2) Rock & Roll 1958
Fats Domino This Is Fats Domino! Rock & Roll 1956
Leon Bridges Coming Home Southern Soul 2015
Mavis Staples You Are Not Alone Gospel, Soul 2010
LaVern Baker Sings Bessie Smith 1958
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley's Beach Party Rock & Roll 1963
Ray Charles Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul Soul 1963
Lonnie Mack The Wham of that Memphis Man! Blues Rock 1963
Little Richard The Fabulous Little Richard Rock & Roll 1959
James Brown Prisoner of Love Soul 1963
James Brown Pure Dynamite! Soul 1964
Bettye LaVette The Scene of the Crime 2007
Jr. Walker & The All Stars Road Runner Soul 1966
Fats Domino The Fabulous Mr. D New Orleans R&B, Rock & Roll 1958
Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin' Soul 2011
Booker T. & The MG's Soul Dressing Soul Jazz 1965