1961 Album Releases

1961
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Mar 1
John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
John Coltrane
My Favorite Things
100
critic score
(1)
87
user score
(74)
Nov 1
John Coltrane - Olé Coltrane
John Coltrane
Olé Coltrane
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(27)
Sep 1
John Coltrane - Africa/Brass
John Coltrane
Africa/Brass
90
critic score
(1)
85
user score
(20)
Jan 1
Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers
Robert Johnson
King of the Delta Blues Singers
100
critic score
(1)
87
user score
(17)
Jun 25
Bill Evans Trio - Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Bill Evans Trio
Sunday at the Village Vanguard
100
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(17)
Dec 1
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane - Bags & Trane
Milt Jackson & John Coltrane
Bags & Trane
100
critic score
(1)
91
user score
(17)
Dec 11
Miles Davis - Someday My Prince Will Come
Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(12)
Aug 1
Oliver Nelson - The Blues and the Abstract Truth
Oliver Nelson
The Blues and the Abstract Truth
100
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(11)
Jan 1
Nina Simone - Forbidden Fruit
Nina Simone
Forbidden Fruit
60
critic score
(1)
61
user score
(10)
1961
Sun Ra - The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra
Sun Ra
The Futuristic Sounds Of Sun Ra
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(9)
May 1
Miles Davis Quintet - Steamin' with The Miles Davis Quintet
Miles Davis Quintet
Steamin' with The Miles Davis Quintet
100
critic score
(2)
83
user score
(8)
Jan
John Coltrane - Lush Life
John Coltrane
Lush Life
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(7)
Jan 21
John Coltrane - Coltrane Jazz
John Coltrane
Coltrane Jazz
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(7)
Jan 1
Bobby Bland - Two Steps from the Blues
Bobby Bland
Two Steps from the Blues
100
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(6)
Oct 20
Charles Mingus - Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus
90
critic score
(1)
73
user score
(6)
Nov
John Coltrane - Settin' the Pace
John Coltrane
Settin' the Pace
80
critic score
(1)
83
user score
(6)
1961
Charles Mingus - Mingus
Charles Mingus
Mingus
60
critic score
(1)
67
user score
(5)
1961
Eric Dolphy - Out There
Eric Dolphy
Out There
100
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(5)
1961
Cecil Taylor - The World of Cecil Taylor
Cecil Taylor
The World of Cecil Taylor
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(5)
1961
Roy Orbison - Lonely and Blue
Roy Orbison
Lonely and Blue
70
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(5)
1961
Dion - Runaround Sue
Dion
Runaround Sue
50
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(5)
Feb 2
Bill Evans Trio - Explorations
Bill Evans Trio
Explorations
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(5)
Jun 17
Elvis Presley - Something for Everybody
Elvis Presley
Something for Everybody
60
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(5)
Oct 20
Elvis Presley - Blue Hawaii
Elvis Presley
Blue Hawaii
60
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(5)
Nov
John Coltrane - High Pressure
John Coltrane
High Pressure
77
user score
(4)
Nov 27
Patsy Cline - Showcase
Patsy Cline
Showcase
60
critic score
(1)
66
user score
(4)
Jan 1
Ray Charles - The Genius After Hours
Ray Charles
The Genius After Hours
75
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(3)
Feb
The Ornette Coleman Quartet - This Is Our Music
The Ornette Coleman Quartet
This Is Our Music
92
critic score
(2)
84
user score
(3)
Apr 4
Jacques Brel - Marieke
Jacques Brel
Marieke
68
user score
(3)
May 1
Ben E King - Spanish Harlem
Ben E King
Spanish Harlem
70
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(3)
Jun
Del Shannon - Runaway with Del Shannon
Del Shannon
Runaway with Del Shannon
70
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(3)
Jun 8
Marvin Gaye - The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
The Soulful Moods of Marvin Gaye
60
critic score
(1)
64
user score
(3)
Jul 10
Judy Garland - Judy at Carnegie Hall
Judy Garland
Judy at Carnegie Hall
90
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(3)
Sep
The Shadows - The Shadows
The Shadows
The Shadows
90
critic score
(1)
82
user score
(3)
Sep
Charles Mingus - Mingus Revisited
Charles Mingus
Mingus Revisited
76
user score
(3)
Oct 1
Ray Charles - The Genius Sings the Blues
Ray Charles
The Genius Sings the Blues
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(3)
1961
Django Reinhardt - Djangology
Django Reinhardt
Djangology
90
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(2)
1961
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - We Free Kings
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
We Free Kings
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(2)
1961
Roy Orbison - Roy Orbison at the Rock House
Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison at the Rock House
70
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(2)
1961
João Gilberto - João Gilberto
João Gilberto
João Gilberto
86
user score
(2)
1961
Elza Soares - A Bossa Negra
Elza Soares
A Bossa Negra
71
user score
(2)
Jan 1
Serge Gainsbourg - L'Étonnant Serge Gainsbourg
Serge Gainsbourg
L'Étonnant Serge Gainsbourg
80
critic score
(1)
86
user score
(2)
Jan 1
Frank Sinatra - Come Swing with Me!
Frank Sinatra
Come Swing with Me!
60
critic score
(1)
56
user score
(2)
Jan 1
Stan Getz - Focus
Stan Getz
Focus
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(2)
Feb
The Gil Evans Orchestra - Out of the Cool
The Gil Evans Orchestra
Out of the Cool
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(2)
Mar
Frank Sinatra - Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
Frank Sinatra
Ring-a-Ding-Ding!
70
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(2)
Sep 1
Joan Baez - Joan Baez, Vol. 2
Joan Baez
Joan Baez, Vol. 2
80
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(2)
Oct 21
Johnny Cash - Now Here's Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
Now Here's Johnny Cash
60
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(2)
1961
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra - Viva Cugat!
Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
Viva Cugat!
80
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(1)
1961
Yuji Koseki - Mothra
Yuji Koseki
Mothra
82
user score
(1)
1961
Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
Ella Fitzgerald
Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie!
60
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(1)
1961
Elis Regina - Viva a Brotolândia
Elis Regina
Viva a Brotolândia
69
user score
(1)
1961
Rosie & the Originals - Lonely Blue Nights
Rosie & the Originals
Lonely Blue Nights
80
critic score
(1)
49
user score
(1)
1961
Coleman Hawkins - The Hawk Relaxes
Coleman Hawkins
The Hawk Relaxes
85
user score
(1)
1961
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Is a Lover
Bo Diddley
Bo Diddley Is a Lover
80
critic score
(1)
25
user score
(1)
1961
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella in Hollywood
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella in Hollywood
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(1)
1961
Ray Martin and His Orchestra - Dynamica
Ray Martin and His Orchestra
Dynamica
40
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(1)
1961
The Journeymen - The Journeymen
The Journeymen
The Journeymen
80
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(1)
1961
Shirley Bassey - Shirley
Shirley Bassey
Shirley
60
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(1)
1961
Steve And Eydie - Cozy
Steve And Eydie
Cozy
50
user score
(1)
1961
Frankie Laine - Hell Bent for Leather
Frankie Laine
Hell Bent for Leather
90
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Shirley Bassey - Shirley Bassey
Shirley Bassey
Shirley Bassey
80
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(1)
Jan 1
Lee Konitz - Motion
Lee Konitz
Motion
95
user score
(1)
Jan 3
Roberto Carlos - Louco Por Você
Roberto Carlos
Louco Por Você
45
user score
(1)
Mar
Chuck Berry - New Juke Box Hits
Chuck Berry
New Juke Box Hits
75
critic score
(2)
68
user score
(1)
Apr
Jimmy Smith - Home Cookin'
Jimmy Smith
Home Cookin'
80
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(1)
Jun 16
The Miracles - Hi... We're the Miracles
The Miracles
Hi... We're the Miracles
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(1)
Jul
Hank Mobley - Roll Call
Hank Mobley
Roll Call
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(1)
Jul 4
Harry Belafonte - Jump Up Calypso
Harry Belafonte
Jump Up Calypso
90
critic score
(1)
84
user score
(1)
Jul 8
George Russell Sextet - Ezz-thetics
George Russell Sextet
Ezz-thetics
90
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(1)
Jul 26
Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues in My Bottle
Lightnin' Hopkins
Blues in My Bottle
60
critic score
(1)
90
user score
(1)
Aug
Lee Morgan - Expoobident
Lee Morgan
Expoobident
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(1)
Sep
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Kirk's Work
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
Kirk's Work
100
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(1)
Sep
Charles Mingus - Pre-Bird
Charles Mingus
Pre-Bird
85
user score
(1)
Oct 1
Frank Sinatra - I Remember Tommy
Frank Sinatra
I Remember Tommy
60
critic score
(1)
55
user score
(1)
Nov
Judy Collins - A Maid of Constant Sorrow
Judy Collins
A Maid of Constant Sorrow
60
critic score
(1)
70
user score
(1)
Nov
The Marvelettes ‎ - Please Mr. Postman
The Marvelettes ‎
Please Mr. Postman
40
critic score
(1)
60
user score
(1)
Dec 14
Etta James - The Second Time Around
Etta James
The Second Time Around
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(1)
Dec 15
Cliff Richard & The Shadows - The Young Ones
Cliff Richard & The Shadows
The Young Ones
70
critic score
(1)
60
user score
(1)
Dec 16
Johnny Hallyday - Salut les copains
Johnny Hallyday
Salut les copains
80
user score
(1)
1961
Jaki Byard - Here's Jaki
Jaki Byard
Here's Jaki
60
critic score
(1)

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