Top Albums of 1963





Rank All Time Rank Artist Album Genres
1
43
James Brown 'Live' at the Apollo Rhythm & Blues, Soul
2
162
Bob Dylan The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan Contemporary Folk, Singer/Songwriter
3
348
The Beatles With the Beatles/Meet the Beatles! Merseybeat
4
408
Charles Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Avant-Garde Jazz, Third Stream
5
468
The Beatles Please Please Me/Introducing...The Beatles Merseybeat
6
588
Various Artists A Christmas Gift for You from Philles Records/Phil Spector Brill Building, Christmas Music, Girl Group
7
903
Sam Cooke Night Beat Southern Soul
8
1104
Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach Money Jungle Jazz
9
1379
John Coltrane John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman Vocal Jazz
10
1414
Dexter Gordon Our Man in Paris Hard Bop
11
1693
Jorge Ben Samba Esquema Novo Samba
12
1749
Oscar Peterson Night Train Cool Jazz
13
1982
John Coltrane Ballads Cool Jazz, Modal Jazz
14
2078
Cecil Taylor Live at the Cafe Montmartre / Nefertiti, the Beautiful One Has Come Free Jazz
15
2152
Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Duke Ellington and John Coltrane Hard Bop
16
2188
Joe Henderson Page One Hard Bop
17
2196
Barbra Streisand The Barbra Streisand Album Standards
18
2729
Antônio Carlos Jobim The Composer of Desafinado, Plays Bossa Nova
19
2743
Kenny Burrell Midnight Blue Hard Bop
20
2849
Roy Orbison In Dreams Blue Eyed Soul
21
2869
Thelonious Monk Monk's Dream Hard Bop

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Duke Ellington with Coleman Hawkins Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins Jazz
Jimmy Giuffre Free Fall Free Jazz
Frank Sinatra and Count Basie Sinatra-Basie Vocal Jazz
The Beach Boys Surfin' USA Surf Rock, Vocal Group
John Coltrane Impressions Avant-Garde Jazz
Bill Evans Conversations with Myself Post-Bop
Jackie McLean One Step Beyond Post-Bop
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook Standards, Vocal Jazz
Art Blakey Ugetsu/Thermo Hard Bop
Ray Charles Ingredients in a Recipe for Soul Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Sheila Jordan Portrait of Sheila Standards, Vocal Jazz
The Impressions The Impressions Chicago Soul
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley's Beach Party Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll
Dave Brubeck Quartet At Carnegie Hall Cool Jazz
Sun Ra When Sun Comes Out Free Jazz
Grant Green Feelin' the Spirit Soul Jazz
Sarah Vaughan Sassy Swings the Tivoli Vocal Jazz
Lonnie Mack The Wham of that Memphis Man! Blues Rock, Rhythm & Blues
James Brown Prisoner of Love Rhythm & Blues, Soul
Jimmy Smith Prayer Meetin' Soul Jazz
Sarah Vaughan Sarah Sings Soulfully Vocal Jazz
Joan Baez Joan Baez in Concert, Part 2 Folk Revival
Phineas Newborn Jr. The Great Jazz Piano of Phineas Newborn Jr. Hard Bop
Miles Davis Seven Steps to Heaven Cool Jazz