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Best Albums of the 1940s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1940s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 15,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
19404465 Dust Bowl Ballads (2,702nd)
by Woody Guthrie
194110
19424415 Fantasia (4,475th)
by Leopold Stokowski And Philadelph...
19432109 Birth Of The Bebop: Bird On Tenor (7,670th)
by Charlie Parker
194412 Benny Goodman Sextet (33,448th)
by Benny Goodman Sextet
194520
194620
194710
194800
19491163 Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14: C... (5,651st)
by Lennie Tristano & Buddy Defranco
Total181,153

The best artists of the 1940s were Woody Guthrie, Leopold Stokowski And Philadelphia Orchestra, Lennie Tristano & Buddy Defranco, Son House, Charlie Parker, Ossy Renardy, Benny Goodman Sextet, The King Cole Trio, Almanac Singers and The Original Broadway Cast.
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1.

Dust Bowl BalladsUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1940Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1940:1Rank Score:405
Rank in 1940s1Overall Rank:2,701
Average Rating: 79/100 (60 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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2.

FantasiaUnited States Leopold Stokowski And Philadelphia Orchestra
Year of Release:1942Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1942:1Rank Score:220
Rank in 1940s2Overall Rank:4,470
Average Rating: 74/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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3.

Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14: CrosscurrentsUnited States Lennie Tristano & Buddy Defranco
Year of Release:1949Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1949:1Rank Score:163
Rank in 1940s3Overall Rank:5,652
Average Rating: 68/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

The Complete Library Of Congress Sessions 1941-1942United States Son House
Year of Release:1942Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1942:2Rank Score:151
Rank in 1940s4Overall Rank:5,998
Average Rating: 67/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Birth Of The Bebop: Bird On TenorUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1943Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1943:1Rank Score:109
Rank in 1940s5Overall Rank:7,674
Average Rating: 68/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

The Victor RecordingsAustria Ossy Renardy
Year of Release:1940Appears in:4 charts
Rank in 1940:2Rank Score:60
Rank in 1940s6Overall Rank:12,621
Average Rating: 63/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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7.

Bambi Original SoundtrackMixed Nationality Various Artists
Year of Release:1942Appears in:1 chart
Rank in 1942:3Rank Score:44
Rank in 1940s7Overall Rank:14,698
Average Rating: 59/100 (13 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Benny Goodman SextetUnited States Benny Goodman Sextet
Year of Release:1944Appears in:2 charts
Rank in 1944:1Rank Score:2
Rank in 1940s8Overall Rank:33,480
Average Rating: 72/100 (1 vote)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1940s composition

Year Albums %


1940 2 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 3 0%
1943 1 0%
1944 1 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 1 0%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 1 13%
Benny Goodman Sextet 1 13%
Woody Guthrie 1 13%
Leopold Stokowski And Philadelphia Orchestra 1 13%
Lennie Tristano & Buddy Defranco 1 13%
Son House 1 13%
Charlie Parker 1 13%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 6 75%
Austria 1 13%
Mixed Nationality 1 13%

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