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1996 Albums

The following is a list of albums released in 1996.

For additional information about bands formed, reformed, disbanded, or on hiatus, for deaths of musicians, and for links to musical awards, see 1996 events. For previous years, see List of album releases by year.

First quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Jan. 21, 1996 Dave Broyles Mr. Utopia Rock Oklahoma City, OK
Jan. 23, 1996 Wanda Jackson Vintage Collections RockRockabillyCountry Capitol Nashville Oklahoma City, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Feb. 13, 1996 Epperley Epperley RockPunk PopPost-Grunge Triple X Tulsa, OK
Feb. 27, 1996 Count Basie The Best of Early Basie JazzSwing Verve Kansas City, Missouri


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Mar. 1, 1996 Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Live in Tokyo JazzJazz Fusion Tulsa, OK
Mar. 17, 1996 Hanson MMMBop Pop RockIndie RockPower Pop Tulsa, OK
Mar. 19, 1996 Dwight Twilley XXI PopRock The Right Stuff Tulsa
Mar. 26, 1996 Bryan White Between Now and Forever Country Asylum Nashville, TN

Second quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Apr. 13, 1996 Brandon Jenkins Faded CountryRed DirtTexas Country Red Dirt Legend Tulsa, OK
Apr. 16, 1996 Brooks & Dunn Borderline Country Arista Nashville Nashville, TN
Toby Keith Blue Moon Country A&M Norman, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
May 6, 1996 Painted Orange Out of Egypt ElectronicSynthpopChristianChristian Pop Salt Incorporated Tulsa, OK
May 14, 1996 Color Me Badd Now & Forever PopR&BNew Jack Swing Giant Oklahoma City, OK
May 28, 1996 Vince Gill High Lonesome Sound CountryCountry Pop MCA Nashville Nashville, Tennessee


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
June 1996 The Electric Rag Band The Electric Rag Band RockCountryBlues Rock ERB Tulsa, OK
June 25, 1996 J. J. Cale Guitar Man BluesAmericanaTulsa Sound DelabelVirgin Tulsa, OK • La Jolla, California
Wade Hayes On a Good Night Country Columbia Bethel Acres, OK

Third quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
July 25, 1996 Jay McShann Piano Playhouse JazzBluesJump BluesSwing Night Train Kansas City, MO


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Aug. 13, 1996 Wayman Tisdale In the Zone JazzSmooth Jazz Motown Tulsa, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Sept. 17, 1996 Ty England Two Ways to Fall Country RCA Nashville Oklahoma City, OK
Sept. 27, 1996 N.O.T.A. Give 'Em Enough Dope RockPunkHardcore Punk Unclean Tulsa, OK

Fourth quarter[edit]


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Oct. 1, 1996 Michael Hedges Oracle WorldNew Age Windham Hill Mendocino, CA
Oct. 8, 1996 Kelly Willis Fading Fast Country A&M Austin, TX
Oct. 15, 1996 Chainsaw Kittens Chainsaw Kittens RockAlternative Rock Scratchie Norman, OK
Terry Stafford Best of Terry Stafford CountryCountry Rock Curb Amarillo, TX
Vince Gill Super Hits CountryCountry Pop RCA Nashville, Tennessee
Oct. 22, 1996 Sammi Smith The Best of Sammi Smith CountryOutlaw Country Varèse Sarabande Bristow, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Nov. 5, 1996 Reba McEntire What If It's You Country MCA Nashville Kiowa, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
Dec. 1996 Epperley Epperley's Lo-Fi Christmas ChristmasRockPunk PopPost-Grunge Tulsa, OK
Dec. 25, 1996 Sax Myle The Iris Whitefly Project RockAvant Garde Frozen Sky Tulsa, OK


Release date Artist Album Genre Label Home
1996 3 of 4 Dentists Magma RockPunkAlternative Rock Nub Washington, OK
1996 Berserkr Crush the Weak MetalGroove Metal Resistance Tulsa, OK
1996 Bob Childers & The White Buffalo Road Show Nothin' More Natural FolkCountryRed Dirt Binky Stillwater, OK
1996 Brad Absher Find You Tonight BluesRockBlues Rock Cherry Street Tulsa, OK
1996 Brother Inferior Blasphemy and Treason RockPunkHardcore Punk Sensual Underground Ministries Tulsa, OK
1996 Chet Baker, Harold Danko, Hein Van Der Geyn, & John Engels Chet Baker in Tokyo, Live with Harold Danko, Hein Van Der Geyn, John Engels JazzCool Jazz Evidence Milpitas, CA
1996 Chet Baker & Stan Getz Haig '53: The Other Piano Less Quartet JazzCool Jazz Philogy Milpitas, CA
1996 Claude Williams King of Kansas City Jazz Progressive Kansas City, MO
1996 Claude Williams Swingtime in New York Jazz Progressive Kansas City, MO
1996 Eternal Decision Eternal Decision MetalThrash Metal Oklahoma City, OK
1996 Fuckface Don't Hate Us Cause We're... RockPunkHardcore Punk Poverty San Francisco, California
1996 Fuckface & Hickey Fuckface / Hickey RockPunkHardcore Punk Shapunk San Francisco, California
1996 Jami Smith Come Unto Me ChristianRockChristian RockPop Rock Oklahoma City, OK
1996 Jared Tyler & Friends Vision of Blue (Heart of Gold) FolkCountryAmericana Tulsa, OK
1996 Jody Miller The Baby from Bethlehem ChristmasCountryFolk Blanchard, OK
1996 The Kids Who Never Learned to Color Inside of the Lines It Ain't a Party Until Someone Loses an Eye RockPunk Sensual Underground Ministries Tulsa, OK
1996 Leon Russell Gimme Shelter! The Best of Leon Russell RockTulsa Sound Shelter Tulsa, OK
1996 Lowell Fulson Mean Old Lonesome Blues BluesWest Coast BluesSoul Blues Night Train Los Angeles, CA
1996 Manifest Destiny All Life, All Minds MetalThrash Metal Cream Stillwater, OK
1996 Midtown Bootboys Unfinished Business RockPunkRock Against CommunismOi Stormfront Tulsa, OK
July 9, 2012 Norma Jean Norma Jean’s Cowboy Church Gospel Country Roma Wellston, OK
1996 Oblyvaeon 508R137Y ElectronicIndustrialElectro-Industrial Oklahoma City, OK
1996 Phil Seymour Precious to Me RockPower Pop The Right Stuff Tulsa, OK
1996 Sandi Patty & Peabo Bryson with Ambrosian Singers & The London Symphony Orchestra Hallmark Christmas: It's Christmas! Contemporary ChristianChristianChristmas Word Oklahoma City, OK
1996 The Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma Exaltation: A Scripture Song Experience of Worship and Praise ChristianGospelHymns Baptist General Convention Oklahoma City, OK
1996 Various Artists Band Aid on Boston Yawn Tulsa, OK
1996 Various Artists Tulsa Alternafest '96 RockAlternative Rock Maka-No-Money Tulsa, OK