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The best album by Ray Charles is Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music which is ranked number 1,166 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,679.

Ray Charles is ranked number 346 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 5,983.

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Ray Charles best albums

The following albums by Ray Charles are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Modern Sounds In Country and Western MusicUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1962Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,679
Rank in 1960s115Overall Rank:1,167
Average Rating:  79/100 (158 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,184
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,557
Average Rating:  78/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1957Appears in:64 charts
Rank in 1957:9Rank Score:748
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,272
Average Rating:  74/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

What'd I SayUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:60 charts
Rank in 1959:11Rank Score:566
Rank in 1950s49Overall Rank:2,826
Average Rating:  76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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5.

The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings
Compilation
United States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1991Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1991:66Rank Score:360
Rank in 1990s820Overall Rank:4,008
Average Rating:  72/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

At NewportUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1958Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1958:22Rank Score:320
Rank in 1950s93Overall Rank:4,413
Average Rating:  74/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

The Genius Sings the Blues
Compilation
United States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:14Rank Score:254
Rank in 1960s369Overall Rank:5,266
Average Rating:  72/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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8.

The Genius Hits The RoadUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1960Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1960:17Rank Score:182
Rank in 1960s456Overall Rank:6,770
Average Rating:  72/100 (26 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Genius Loves CompanyUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:2004Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2004:204Rank Score:119
Rank in 2000s2,439Overall Rank:9,473
Average Rating:  72/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

FriendshipUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1984Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1984:169Rank Score:95
Rank in 1980s1,734Overall Rank:11,557
Average Rating:  70/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 346

This may not be a complete discography for Ray Charles. This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Ray Charles best tracks

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1.What'd I Say
(from the album The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings)
 85/100 (10 votes)
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2.What'd I Say Parts 1 & 2
(from the album What'd I Say)
 84/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.Night Time Is The Right Time
(from the album The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings)
 83/100 (7 votes)
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4.I Got A Woman
(from the album The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings)
 83/100 (9 votes)
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5.Hey, Good Lookin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 82/100 (21 votes)
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6.Bye Bye Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 82/100 (18 votes)
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7.Georgia On My Mind
(from the album The Genius Hits The Road)
 82/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Let The Good Times Roll
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 81/100 (22 votes)
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9.I Believe To My Soul
(from the album The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings)
 81/100 (5 votes)
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10.The Sun's Gonna Shine Again
(from the album The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings)
 81/100 (5 votes)
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11.You Don't Know Me
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 81/100 (19 votes)
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12.I Got A Woman
(from the album Ray Charles)
 81/100 (10 votes)
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13.Come Rain Or Come Shine
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 81/100 (18 votes)
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14.Careless Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 80/100 (17 votes)
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15.(Night Time Is) The Right Time
(from the album The Genius Sings the Blues)
 80/100 (6 votes)
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16.Tell All The World About You
(from the album What'd I Say)
 80/100 (7 votes)
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17.Mess Around
(from the album The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings)
 80/100 (6 votes)
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18.Mess Around
(from the album Ray Charles)
 80/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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19.Just A Little Lovin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 80/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.I'm Movin' On
(from the album The Genius Sings the Blues)
 80/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Ray Charles ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 27 votes)
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02/02/2017 17:41
67/100
 
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01/14/2017 06:24
81/100
 
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10/25/2016 18:22
69/100
 
90/100
08/14/2016 07:38
80/100

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From sethmadsen 08/14/2016 07:40
Dude can sing and play like nobodies business. He's got a soul, jazz, rock n' roll, gospel... well damn... he's got it all going on. Fantastic musician and songwriter. You might even venture and say he's the backbone of American Music, bridging the old world with the new.
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From tgarritsen 10/11/2013 14:47
Extrem;y gifted musician
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From junodog4 08/29/2012 01:01
You somehow get the impression from his work that Ray Charles was more of a scoundrel than Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, or Marvin Gaye. He sings about hard luck and women from an honest perspective. He got a little slick in his later years, but his early work is gritty and soulful.
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