Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1985

In 1985, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1985:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 5 First Circle Pat Metheny Group
January 12
January 19
January 26
February 2
February 9
February 16 Straight to the Heart David Sanborn
February 23
March 2
March 9
March 16
March 23
March 30
April 6
April 13
April 20
April 27
May 4
May 11 Magic Touch Stanley Jordan
May 18
May 25
June 1
June 8
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6 Soda Fountain Shuffle Earl Klugh
July 13
July 20
July 27 Dancing in the Sun George Howard
August 3
August 10
August 17
August 24
August 31
September 7
September 14
September 21
September 28
October 5
October 12 Harlequin Lee Ritenour &
Dave Grusin
October 19 Skin Dive Michael Franks
October 26
November 2
November 9 Live in London Al Jarreau
November 16 Black Codes (From the Underground) Pat Metheny Group
November 23
November 30
December 7
December 14 Fables Jean-Luc Ponty
December 21
December 28

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983 · 1984

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Charting the Charts: Chuck Mangione – Fun and Games (1980)

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Here’s a look at how the Chuck Mangione album Fun and Games fared on various charts:

1980
Date Billboard Jazz (50) Billboard 200 Cash Box 200 Cash Box Jazz (40)
Feb 23 23 66 62 15
March 1 2 29 15 7
March 8 2 10 10 3
March 15 1 8 10 1
March 22 1 8 9 1
March 29 2 8 9 1
April 5 2 8 12 1
April 12 3 14 15 1
April 19 3 19 18 1
April 26 4 28 21 1
May 3 4 30 25 4
May 10 5 38 37 5
May 17 5 54 43 5
May 24 5 75 52 4
May 31 9 82 71 4
June 7 11 83 77 9
June 14 11 103 89 11
June 21 12 153 146 11
June 28 13 159 161 12
July 5 23 170 167 16
July 12 25 186 195 18
July 19 25 199 20
July 26 28 200 24
Aug 2 28 28
Aug 9 29 33
Aug 16 29 33
Aug 23 35 34
Aug 30 35 35
Sept 6 33 38
Sept 13 32 38
Sept 20 33 38
Sept 27 33 39
Oct 4 41 39
Oct 11 43 40

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Billboard, February 16, 1980, p. 91

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Cash Box, February 9. 1980, p. 15


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Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1984

In 1984, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Thirty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1984:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 7 Backstreet David Sanborn
January 14 December George Winston
January 21
January 28 Backstreet David Sanborn
February 4
February 11
February 18
February 25
March 3
March 10
March 17 Imagine This Pieces of a Dream
March 24
March 31 Backstreet David Sanborn
April 7 Wishful Thinking Earl Klugh
April 14
April 21
April 28
May 5
May 12
May 19 Rejoicing Pat Metheny with Charlie Haden and Billy Higgins
May 26
June 2
June 9
June 16 Wishful Thinking Earl Klugh
June 23
June 30
July 7
July 14
July 21
July 28
August 4
August 11 Access All Areas Spyro Gyra
August 18
August 25
September 1
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29
October 6
October 13 First Circle Pat Metheny Group
October 20
October 27
November 3 Inside Moves Grover Washington, Jr.
November 10
November 17
November 24
December 1
December 8 First Circle Pat Metheny Group
December 15
December 22
December 29

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982 · 1983

Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1983

In 1983, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Thirty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1983:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 1 Two of a Kind Bob James &
Earl Klugh
January 8
January 15 The Best is Yet to Come Grover Washington, Jr.
January 22
January 29
February 5
February 12
February 19
February 26
March 5
March 12
March 19
March 26
April 2
April 9
April 16 Procession Weather Report
April 23
April 30 Jarreau Al Jarreau
May 7
May 14
May 21
May 28 Low Ride Earl Klugh
June 4
June 11
June 18
June 25 Jarreau Al Jarreau
July 2 In Your Eyes George Benson
July 9
July 16
July 23
July 30
August 6
August 13
August 20
August 27
September 3
September 10
September 17
September 24
October 1
October 8
October 15/td> Individual Choice Jean-Luc Ponty
October 22
October 29 Foxie Bob James
November 5
November 12
November 19 Individual Choice Jean-Luc Ponty
November 26
December 3
December 10 Backstreet David Sanborn
December 17
December 24
December 31

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981 · 1982

Cash Box #1 Jazz Albums of 1982

In 1982, Cash Box magazine published a Jazz Album list weekly.  Forty albums were ranked in each chart. Here’s a chart of the #1 jazz albums for 1982:

Week Ending Album Artist(s)
January 2 The George Benson Collection George Benson
January 9
January 16
January 23
January 30
February 6
February 13 Come Morning Grover Washington, Jr.
February 20
February 27
March 6
March 13 The George Benson Collection George Benson
March 20
March 27
April 3 The Dude Quincy Jones
April 10
April 17
April 24
May 1
May 8 Breakin’ Away Al Jarreau
May 15
May 22
May 29 We Want Miles Miles Davis
June 5
June 12 Offramp Pat Metheny Group
June 19
June 26
July 3
July 10
July 17
July 24
July 31
August 7 Hands Down Bob James
August 14 As We Speak David Sanborn
August 21 Offramp Pat Metheny Group
August 28
September 4
September 11 Hands Down Bob James
September 18
September 25
October 2 As We Speak David Sanborn
October 9
October 16
October 23
October 30 Incognito Spyro Gyra
November 6
November 13
November 20 Two of a Kind Bob James &
Earl Klugh
November 27
December 4
December 11
December 18
December 25

#1 Cash Box Jazz Albums:
1976 · 1977 · 1978 · 1979 · 1980 · 1981