Albums The Best Bob James Albums of All Time  

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List Rules This list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

Bob James is arguably one of the greatest jazz keyboardists of all time, with a prolific career spanning over 5 decades. Here, you'll find a complete list of the best Bob James albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Bob James discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Bob James albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Bob James singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Bob James album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Bob James album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Bob James album of all time?" or "What are the top Bob James albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The jazz keyboardist and record producer got his start back in 1962 and has released a range of great music in the time since, including albums like Double Vision and Two.

This list of popular Bob James albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can give your input by voting up the best albums below and voting down any you think should be lower on the list.

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1
20 3
Touchdown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1978

2
18 4
Two is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1975

3
10 2
One is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1974

4
11 3
Three is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1976

5
12 4
BJ4 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1977

6
10 3
Sign of the Times is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

7
7 1
One on One is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1979

8
5 0
Playin' Hooky is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

9
5 0
Grand Piano Canyon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

10
8 3
Heads is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1977

11
7 2
Joy Ride is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1999

12
6 1
Hands Down is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1982

13
5 2
H is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1980

14
5 2
Lucky Seven is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

15
3 0
Straight Up is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

16
3 1
Restless is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1994

17
2 0
The Scarlatti Dialogues is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
The Scarlatti Dialogues 1988

18
3 2
Foxie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1983

19
2 1
Explosions is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1964

20
2 1
Angels of Shanghai is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

21
2 1
Alone: Kaleidoscope by Solo Pi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

22
2 1
Bold Conceptions is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

23
2 1
Morning, Noon & Night is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

24
2 1
The Genie: Themes & Variations... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

25
2 1
Take It From the Top is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

26
2 1
Dancing on the Water is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

27
3 3
Ivory Coast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

28
2 2
Rameau is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1984

29
1 1
The Swan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1984

30
1 1
Joined at the Hip is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

31
1 1
Flesh and Blood is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

32
1 1
Altair & Vega is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

33
0 0
J. S. Bach: Concertos for 2 & ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
J. S. Bach: Concertos for 2 & 3 Keyboards 1989

34
0 0
Restoration is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
Restoration 2001

35
0 0
Bob James in Hi Fi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
Bob James in Hi Fi 2003

36
2 3
12 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1984

37
2 3
Urban Flamingo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time

38
2 3
Obsession is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Bob James Albums of All Time
1986