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Long Shot's Top 30 Albums of 1956

More quality content coming from a quality year, featuring the proper emergence of rockabilly in the LP format. Feeling a bit under the weather today, so no descriptions because I lack energy/time, but regardless there is still some great stuff here.
1Charles Mingus
Pithecanthropus Erectus


4.6

Track pick: "Pithecanthropus Erectus"
2Clifford Brown and Max Roach
Study in Brown


4.5

Track pick: "Cherokee"
3Duke Ellington
Ellington At Newport


4.4

Track pick: "Diminuendo in Blue"
4Lennie Tristano
Lennie Tristano


4.4

Track pick: "Requiem"
5Art Blakey
The Jazz Messengers


4.3

Track pick: "Infra-Rae"
6Erroll Garner
Concert By The Sea


4.2

Track pick: "Autumn Leaves"
7Sonny Rollins
Plus 4


4.1

Track pick: "Valse Hot"
8Horace Silver
Horace Silver And The Jazz Messengers


4.1

Track pick: "Doodlin"
9Art Blakey
At the Cafe Bohemia, Vol. 1


4.1

Track pick: "Minor's Holiday"
10Frank Sinatra
Songs for Swingin' Lovers!


4.0

Track pick: "I've Got You Under My Skin"
11Clifford Brown and Max Roach
At Basin Street


4.0

Track pick: "What Is This Thing Called Love"
12Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Gospel Train


3.9

Track pick: "Jericho"
13Ella Fitzgerald
Sings the Cole Porter Song Book


3.9

Track pick: "I Get a Kick Out of You"
14Paul Chambers
Whims Of Chambers


3.8

Track pick: "Omicron"
15Odetta
Sings Ballads and Blues


3.7

Track pick: "Mule Skinner Blues"
16Sonny Rollins
Tenor Madness


3.7

Track pick: "Tenor Madness"
17Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio
Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n Roll Trio


3.7

Track pick: "The Train Kept A Rollin"
18Charles Mingus
Mingus at the Bohemia


3.7

Track pick: "Jump Monk"
19Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley


3.6

Track pick: "I Got a Woman"
20Moondog
Moondog (1956)


3.6

Track pick: "Caribea"
21Billie Holiday
Lady Sings The Blues


3.6

Track pick: "Strange Fruit"
22Louis Prima
The Wildest!


3.5

Track pick: "Medley: Just a Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody"
23Bud Powell
Jazz Giant


3.4

Track pick: "Tempus Fugue-It"
24Moondog
More Moondog


3.4

Track pick: "Moondog Monologue"
25Ella Fitzgerald
Sings the Rodgers and Hart Song Book


3.4

Track pick: "The Lady Is a Tramp"
26Vince Guaraldi Trio
Vince Guaraldi Trio


3.3

Track pick: "Never Never Land"
27Elvis Presley
Elvis


3.3

Track pick: "Rip It Up"
28Thelonious Monk
The Unique Thelonious Monk


3.3

Track pick: "Liza"
29Boris Vian
Chansons "Possibles" et "Impossibles"


3.3

Track pick: "Le déserteur"
30Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
Ella and Louis


3.2

Track pick: "April in Paris"
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