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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 16,000 greatest album charts.

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

The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz ConcertUnited States Benny Goodman
Year of Release:1950Appears in:32 charts
Rank in 1950:1Rank Score:358
Rank in 1950s48Overall Rank:3,130
Average Rating: 69/100 (26 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 1950s59Overall Rank:3,589
Average Rating: 67/100 (22 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:222
Rank in 1950s77Overall Rank:4,628
Average Rating: 70/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Talking Dust BowlUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1950Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1950:4Rank Score:174
Rank in 1950s104Overall Rank:5,587
Average Rating: 71/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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5.

Voice Of The XtabayPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1950Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1950:5Rank Score:111
Rank in 1950s147Overall Rank:7,818
Average Rating: 69/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1950Appears in:12 charts
Rank in 1950:6Rank Score:101
Rank in 1950s157Overall Rank:8,498
Average Rating: 69/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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7.

Innovations In Modern MusicUnited States Stan Kenton
Year of Release:1950Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1950:7Rank Score:86
Rank in 1950s181Overall Rank:10,012
Average Rating: 68/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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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 1950s214Overall Rank:12,668
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:14 charts
Rank in 1950:9Rank Score:52
Rank in 1950s228Overall Rank:14,121
Average Rating: 68/100 (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 1950s259Overall Rank:15,704
Average Rating: 69/100 (11 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Best Albums of 1950 composition

Artist Albums %


Doris Day 2 9%
Ella Fitzgerald 2 9%
Lennie Tristano 1 5%
Lee Konitz 1 5%
Benny Goodman 1 5%
Machito 1 5%
Charlie Parker 1 5%
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Country Albums %


United States 18 82%
Peru 1 5%
Cuba 1 5%
France 1 5%
Mexico 1 5%

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