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Best Albums of 1950

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1950 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 17,000 greatest album charts.

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1950 year summaryThe best artists of 1950 were Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Yma Sumac, Woody Guthrie, Stan Kenton, Sarah Vaughan, Les Paul, Charlie Parker and Jo Stafford.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz ConcertUnited States Benny Goodman
Year of Release:1950Appears in:33 charts
Rank in 1950:1Rank Score:366
Rank in 1950s50Overall Rank:3,159
Average Rating:  69/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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2.

Chansons Des Cafés De ParisFrance Edith Piaf
Year of Release:1950Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1950:2Rank Score:305
Rank in 1950s64Overall Rank:3,655
Average Rating:  68/100 (23 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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3.

Souvenir AlbumUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1950Appears in:13 charts
Rank in 1950:3Rank Score:218
Rank in 1950s88Overall Rank:4,749
Average Rating:  73/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Voice Of The XtabayPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1950Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1950:4Rank Score:185
Rank in 1950s102Overall Rank:5,391
Average Rating:  72/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Talking Dust BowlUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1950Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1950:5Rank Score:181
Rank in 1950s112Overall Rank:5,502
Average Rating:  71/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Innovations In Modern MusicUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1950Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1950:6Rank Score:147
Rank in 1950s131Overall Rank:6,461
Average Rating:  69/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1950Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1950:7Rank Score:101
Rank in 1950s165Overall Rank:8,656
Average Rating:  70/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.

Sarah Vaughan In Hi-FiUnited States Sarah Vaughan
Year of Release:1950Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1950:8Rank Score:64
Rank in 1950s224Overall Rank:12,765
Average Rating:  71/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

The New SoundUnited States Les Paul
Year of Release:1950Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1950:9Rank Score:58
Rank in 1950s233Overall Rank:13,570
Average Rating:  67/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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10.

Charlie Parker With StringsUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1950Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1950:10Rank Score:41
Rank in 1950s265Overall Rank:15,830
Average Rating:  68/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1950 composition

Artist Albums %


Ella Fitzgerald 2 9%
Doris Day 2 9%
Jo Stafford 1 4%
Lennie Tristano 1 4%
Lee Konitz 1 4%
Benny Goodman 1 4%
Machito 1 4%
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Country Albums %


United States 18 78%
Mexico 1 4%
Peru 1 4%
India 1 4%
Cuba 1 4%
France 1 4%

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