1950s

1959
Kind Of Blue Miles Davis
Mingus Ah Um Charles Mingus
Time Out The Dave Brubeck Quartet
The Shape of Jazz to Come Ornette Coleman
Chuck Berry Is on Top Chuck Berry
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Moanin’ in the Moonlight Howlin’ Wolf
The Genius of Ray Charles Ray Charles
Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs Marty Robbins
Chega de Saudade João Gilberto

1958
Lady in Satin Billie Holiday
Somethin’ Else Cannonball Adderley
Buddy Holly Buddy Holly
Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely Frank Sinatra
Little Girl Blue Nina Simone
Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud Miles Davis
Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
Milestones Miles Davis
Porgy and Bess Miles Davis
The Atomic Mr. Basie Count Basie

1957
Blue Train John Coltrane
Here’s Little Richard Little Richard
Birth of the Cool Miles Davis
Brilliant Corners Thelonious Monk
The “Chirping” Crickets The Crickets
Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar Johnny Cash
‘Round About Midnight Miles Davis
After School Session Chuck Berry
Ray Charles Ray Charles
Monk’s Music Thelonious Monk

1956
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley
Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins
Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! Frank Sinatra
Ella & Louis Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Pithecanthropus Erectus Charles Mingus
Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter Song Book Ella Fitzgerald
Lady Sings the Blues Billie Holiday
Elvis Elvis Presley
Ellington at Newport Duke Ellington
J.S. Bach: The Goldberg Variations Glenn Gould

1955
In the Wee Small Hours Frank Sinatra
Rock Around the Clock Bill Haley and His Comets
Ramblin’ Man Hank Williams
Julie Is Her Name Julie London
Shake, Rattle And Roll Bill Haley and His Comets
Study in Brown Clifford Brown
Satch Plays Fats Louis Armstrong
Concert by the Sea Erroll Garner
Rock and Rollin’ with Fats Domino Fats Domino
Lullabies of Birdland Ella Fitzgerald

1954
Chet Baker Sings Chet Baker
Sarah Vaughan Sarah Vaughan
That Bad Eartha Eartha Kitt
Songs For Young Lovers Frank Sinatra
Clifford Brown and Max Roach Clifford Brown & Max Roach

1953
Black Coffee Peggy Lee
Jazz at Massey Hall The Quintet
Ellington Uptown Duke Ellington
Dean Martin Sings Dean Martin
Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet Sonny Rollins

1952
Anthology of American Folk Music Various Artists
Moanin’ the Blues Hank Williams
Hank Williams Sings Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
Bird & Diz Charlie Parker
Billie Holiday Sings Billie Holiday

1951
Genius of Modern Music: Volume 1 Thelonious Monk
The Amazing Bud Powell Bud Powell
John Cage: Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano Maro Ajemian
Masterpieces by Ellington Duke Ellington
Ritual of the Savage Les Baxter

1950
The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert Benny Goodman
Chansons Des Cafés De Paris Edith Piaf
Talking Dust Bowl Woody Guthrie
Ella Sings Gershwin Ella Fitzgerald
Souvenir Album Ella Fitzgerald