Top Albums of 1960





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
354
John Coltrane Giant Steps Hard Bop
2
395
Miles Davis Sketches of Spain Modal Jazz, Third Stream
3
743
Muddy Waters Muddy Waters at Newport 1960 Chicago Blues
4
894
Wes Montgomery The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery Hard Bop
5
951
Elvis Presley Elvis Is Back! Pop, Rock & Roll
6
1183
Charles Mingus Blues and Roots Post-Bop
7
1237
Charles Mingus Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus Avant-Garde Jazz
8
1257
Etta James At Last! Rhythm & Blues, Soul
9
1372
Ornette Coleman Change of the Century Avant-Garde Jazz
10
1421
Joan Baez Joan Baez Folk Revival
11
1482
Hank Mobley Soul Station Hard Bop
12
1696
Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion Apala
13
1997
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte Electroacoustic, Serialism
14
2167
Bill Evans Portrait in Jazz Cool Jazz
15
2199
Jimmy Smith Back at the Chicken Shack Soul Jazz
16
2676
The Everly Brothers It's Everly Time Close Harmony, Pop
17
2774
Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley Vocal Jazz
18
2867
Art Pepper Smack-Up Cool Jazz
19
2902
Ray Charles Ray Charles in Person Rhythm & Blues, Soul
20
2997
Bobby Timmons This Here Is Bobby Timmons Hard Bop, Soul Jazz

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Frank Sinatra Nice 'N' Easy Standards, Vocal Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife Vocal Jazz
Billy Fury The Sound of Fury Rock & Roll
Eric Dolphy Out There Post-Bop
Thelonious Monk Thelonious Alone in San Francisco Jazz
Lonnie Johnson with Elmer Snowden Blues and Ballads Acoustic Blues
Wanda Jackson Rockin' with Wanda Rockabilly
Eric Dolphy Outward Bound Hard Bop
John Coltrane Lush Life Modal Jazz
Otis Spann Otis Spann Is the Blues Piano Blues
Chuck Berry Rockin' at the Hops Rock & Roll
Elvis Presley His Hand in Mine Gospel, Pop
Freddie Hubbard Open Sesame Hard Bop
Bob Newhart The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart Stand-up Comedy
George Russell Jazz in the Space Age Avant-Garde Jazz, Modal Jazz
The Modern Jazz Quartet European Concert Jazz
Tina Brooks True Blue Hard Bop
Ben Webster Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson Jazz
Dizzy Gillespie Gillespiana Jazz
Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty Post-Bop
Gigi Gryce The Rat Race Blues Jazz
João Gilberto O amor, o sorriso e a flor/Brazil's Brilliant Bossa Nova
Helen Humes Songs I Like to Sing! Vocal Jazz
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook Standards, Vocal Jazz
Thelonious Monk At the Blackhawk Hard Bop
Sammy Davis Jr. I Gotta Right to Swing Jazz
The Everly Brothers A Date with The Everly Brothers Close Harmony, Pop
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas Christmas Music, Vocal Jazz
Joe Harriott Free Form Avant-Garde Jazz
Mongo Santamaría Sabroso! Pachanga