Top Albums of 1962





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
342
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Country Soul, Rhythm & Blues
2
519
Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Chicago Blues
3
742
Bill Evans Waltz for Debby Cool Jazz
4
1146
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd Jazz Samba Samba-Jazz
5
1151
John Coltrane Coltrane "Live" at the Village Vanguard Hard Bop, Modal Jazz
6
1181
Sonny Rollins The Bridge Hard Bop
7
1410
Charles Mingus Tijuana Moods/New Tijuana Moods Post-Bop
8
1536
Booker T. & The MG's Green Onions Rhythm & Blues, Soul
9
1661
Dexter Gordon Go Hard Bop
10
1701
Herbie Hancock Takin' Off Hard Bop, Modal Jazz, Post-Bop
11
1831
Jackie McLean Let Freedom Ring Post-Bop
12
1988
Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Contemporary Folk, Country Blues
13
2174
Benny Carter Further Definitions Bebop, Swing
14
2213
Wes Montgomery Full House: Recorded 'Live' at Tsubo - Berkeley, California Hard Bop
15
2388
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volume Two Country Soul, Rhythm & Blues
16
2452
John Coltrane Coltrane Plays the Blues Hard Bop
17
2500
Freddie Hubbard Hub-Tones Hard Bop
18
2675
Charles Mingus Oh Yeah Post-Bop
19
2872
Nancy Wilson/ Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley Vocal Jazz
20
2879
Bill Evans and Jim Hall Undercurrent Cool Jazz, Modal Jazz

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery Bags Meets Wes! Hard Bop
Roy Haynes Out of the Afternoon Post-Bop
Eric Dolphy with Booker Little Far Cry Post-Bop
James Cleveland and The Angelic Choir Peace Be Still Gospel
Dick Dale & The Del-Tones Surfer's Choice Surf Rock
Ornette Coleman Ornette on Tenor Free Jazz
Bobby Bland Here's the Man!!! Blues, Soul
George Russell The Outer View Modal Jazz
John Coltrane Coltrane Modal Jazz, Post-Bop
Rahsaan Roland Kirk We Free Kings Hard Bop, Post-Bop
Jacques Brel Enregistrement public à l'Olympia Chanson texte
Joe Harriott Abstract Free Jazz
Joan Baez Joan Baez in Concert Folk Revival
Chico Hamilton Man from Two Worlds Jazz
Bill Evans Moon Beams/Polka Dots and Moonbeams Cool Jazz
Duke Ellington & Count Basie First Time! The Count Meets the Duke Big Band
Ornette Coleman Ornette! Free Jazz