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The best album by Ray Charles is Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music which is ranked number 1,173 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,646.

Ray Charles is ranked number 349 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 5,846.

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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:153 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,646
Rank in 1960s118Overall Rank:1,173
Average Rating:  79/100 (157 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:113 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,128
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,594
Average Rating:  78/100 (108 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1957Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1957:9Rank Score:744
Rank in 1950s37Overall Rank:2,246
Average Rating:  74/100 (47 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

What'd I SayUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:59 charts
Rank in 1959:11Rank Score:556
Rank in 1950s48Overall Rank:2,807
Average Rating:  76/100 (50 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:15 charts
Rank in 1991:65Rank Score:364
Rank in 1990s808Overall Rank:3,932
Average Rating:  71/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

At NewportUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1958Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1958:21Rank Score:306
Rank in 1950s92Overall Rank:4,504
Average Rating:  74/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Genius Sings the BluesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1961Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1961:14Rank Score:246
Rank in 1960s367Overall Rank:5,319
Average Rating:  72/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Genius Hits The RoadUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1960Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1960:17Rank Score:183
Rank in 1960s451Overall Rank:6,683
Average Rating:  68/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

Genius Loves CompanyUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:2004Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 2004:201Rank Score:119
Rank in 2000s2,409Overall Rank:9,313
Average Rating:  72/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

FriendshipUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1984Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1984:166Rank Score:95
Rank in 1980s1,717Overall Rank:11,408
Average Rating:  67/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 349

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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.Georgia On My Mind
(from the album The Genius Hits The Road)
 82/100 (8 votes)
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6.Bye Bye Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 82/100 (17 votes)
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7.Hey, Good Lookin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 82/100 (20 votes)
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8.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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9.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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10.I Got A Woman
(from the album Ray Charles)
 81/100 (10 votes)
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11.Let The Good Times Roll
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 81/100 (21 votes)
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12.You Don't Know Me
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 81/100 (18 votes)
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13.Come Rain Or Come Shine
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 81/100 (17 votes)
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14.Tell All The World About You
(from the album What'd I Say)
 80/100 (7 votes)
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15.Careless Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 80/100 (16 votes)
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16.(Night Time Is) The Right Time
(from the album The Genius Sings the Blues)
 80/100 (4 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 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.That's Enough
(from the album What'd I Say)
 79/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Ray Charles ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 26 votes)
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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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