Thursday, January 22, 2015

List of Billboard #1 Jazz Albums of 1978


For the first 6 months of 1978, Billboard published a top 40 Jazz Albums list in the 2nd and 4th issues of each month.  Beginning with the July 1 issue, the list expanded to 50 chart positions and appeared weekly.  A total of 197 albums charted that year; 10 hit the top spot.  Here's a chart of the #1 jazz albums of 1978:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 14 Heads Bob James
January 28
February 11 Live at The Bijou Grover Washington, Jr.
February 25
March 11 Weekend in L.A. George Benson
March 25
April 8
April 22
May 13
May 27
June 10
June 24 Feels So Good Chuck Mangione
July 1
July 8
July 15
July 22
July 29
August 5
August 12 Images The Crusaders
August 19
August 26
September 2
September 9 Sounds...and Stuff Like That!! Quincy Jones
September 16 Images The Crusaders
September 23
September 30
October 7 Children of Sanchez Chuck Mangione
October 14
October 21
October 28
November 4 Reed Seed Grover Washington, Jr.
November 11
November 18
November 25
December 2 Mr. Gone Weather Report
December 9
December 16
December 23 Flame Ronnie Laws



Feels So Good has appeared on the CD Project blog (complete with song lyrics!) while Images has previously been featured on this blog.

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