Top Vocal Jazz Albums





Rank All Time Artist Album Subgenre(s) Other Genre(s) Year
1
291
Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin' Lovers! Standards 1956
2
293
Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours Standards 1955
3
615
Billie Holiday Lady in Satin 1958
4
703
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Songbook Standards 1956
5
930
Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely Standards 1958
6
1125
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis 1956
7
1135
Ray Charles The Genius of Ray Charles Soul 1959
8
1137
Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown Sarah Vaughan/Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown Standards 1955
9
1259
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook Standards 1959
10
1289
Norah Jones Come Away with Me Jazz Pop 2002
11
1307
John Coltrane John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman 1963
12
1434
Frank Sinatra September of My Years Standards 1965
13
1508
Betty Carter The Audience with Betty Carter 1979
14
1533
Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy Dixieland 1954
15
1538
Cassandra Wilson Blue Light 'Til Dawn 1993
16
1617
Billie Holiday Lady Sings the Blues 1956
17
1776
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Rodgers and Hart Songbook Standards 1956
18
1855
Frank Sinatra Come Fly with Me Standards 1958
19
1889
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook Big Band 1957
20
1893
Sarah Vaughan Images/Swingin' Easy 1954
21
1942
Cassandra Wilson New Moon Daughter 1995
22
1953
Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Bossa Nova, Standards 1967
23
1972
Dinah Washington Dinah Jams Standards 1954
24
1987
Nat King Cole After Midnight 1957
25
1998
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross The Hottest New Group in Jazz 1959
26
2028
Nina Simone Wild Is the Wind Soul 1966
27
2095
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Porgy & Bess 1959
28
2158
Count Basie Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings Big Band, Swing 1955
29
2328
Billie Holiday Songs for Distingué Lovers Standards 1958
30
2448
Chet Baker Chet Baker Sings Cool Jazz, Standards 1954
31
2520
Anita O'Day Anita Sings the Most Standards 1957
32
2597
Nancy Wilson/ Cannonball Adderley Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley 1962
33
2598
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans The Tony Bennett/Bill Evans Album Standards 1975
34
2627
Lambert, Hendricks and Ross Sing a Song of Basie 1958
35
2738
Mel Tormé Swings Shubert Alley 1960
36
2754
Nina Simone Pastel Blues Rhythm & Blues, Soul 1965
37
2778
Frank Sinatra Sinatra at the Sands 1966
38
2784
Frank Sinatra Come Dance with Me! Standards 1959
39
2820
Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Berlin: Mack the Knife 1960
40
2897
June Christy Something Cool Cool Jazz 1954
41
2925
Frank Sinatra Songs for Young Lovers Standards 1954
42
2969
Julie London Julie Is Her Name Standards 1955

Albums "bubbling under" the all-time top 3000:
Frank Sinatra A Swingin' Affair! Standards 1957
Dinah Washington What a Diff'rence a Day Makes! Standards 1959
Nina Simone Nina Simone in Concert 1964
Nat King Cole Love Is the Thing Traditional Pop 1957
Frank Sinatra Where Are You? Standards 1957
Sarah Vaughan In the Land of Hi-Fi Big Band 1956
Carmen McRae The Great American Songbook 1972
Eddie Jefferson The Jazz Singer 1961
Peggy Lee Black Coffee with Peggy Lee 1953
Frank Sinatra and Count Basie Sinatra-Basie 1963
Nina Simone High Priestess of Soul Soul 1967
Nina Simone Little Girl Blue/Jazz As Played in an Exclusive Side Street Club 1958
Frank Sinatra Nice 'N' Easy Standards 1960
The Four Freshmen Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones Vocal Group 1955
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong Ella and Louis Again Standards 1957
Abbey Lincoln Straight Ahead 1961
Anita O'Day Pick Yourself Up with Anita O'Day 1957
Fred Astaire The Astaire Story 1953
Tom Waits One from the Heart Film Soundtrack 1982
Dee Dee Bridgewater Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver 1995
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Jerome Kern Songbook Standards 1963
Frank Sinatra Swing Easy! Standards, Swing 1954
Ella Fitzgerald Ella in Rome: The Birthday Concert 1988
Frank Sinatra No One Cares Standards 1959
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook Big Band, Standards 1958
Ray Charles and Betty Carter Ray Charles and Betty Carter Standards 1961
Sheila Jordan Portrait of Sheila Standards 1963
Sarah Vaughan Duke Ellington Song Book One 1979
Chet Baker It Could Happen to You Cool Jazz 1958
Sarah Vaughan Duke Ellington Song Book Two 1979
Sarah Vaughan After Hours 1961
June Christy The Misty Miss Christy Standards 1956
Mark Murphy Rah 1961
Sarah Vaughan Sassy Swings the Tivoli 1963
Sarah Vaughan The Lonely Hours/Benny Carter Sessions 1964
Melody Gardot My One and Only Thrill 2009
Sarah Vaughan Crazy and Mixed Up 1982
Helen Humes Songs I Like to Sing! 1960
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas Christmas Music 1960
Peggy Lee/George Shearing Beauty and the Beat! Standards 1959
Dinah Washington In the Land of Hi-Fi Standards 1956
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Harold Arlen Songbook Standards 1960
Anita O'Day Anita O'Day Sings the Winners 1958
Sarah Vaughan Sarah Sings Soulfully 1963
Sarah Vaughan No Count Sarah Big Band 1959
Neneh Cherry & The Thing The Cherry Thing Avant-Garde Jazz 2012
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson Standards 1959
Ella Fitzgerald Ella Swings Lightly Standards 1958
Ella Fitzgerald Like Someone in Love Standards 1957
Anita O'Day Anita/This Is Anita 1955