What'd I Say (studio album) by Ray Charles

What'd I Say
What'd I Say by Ray Charles
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 2,153rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 81 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1959 (11th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (45th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,153rd)
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Ray Charles bestography

What'd I Say is ranked 4th best out of 46 albums by Ray Charles on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Ray Charles is Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music which is ranked number 1192 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,529.

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80/100
From 11/10/2018 16:15
I feel like the opening track was the perfect bridge between rock ‘n’ roll and funk. The emphasis seems to switch between the 1st and 3rd (like in funk) and 2nd and 4th (as in rock ‘n’ roll) to such an extent that I honestly think it depends on one’s personal interpretation.

The rest of the album seems to follow the same pattern of hovering between rock ‘n’ roll and funk. But none of them can really be compared with the opener.
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From 01/22/2018 03:08
Not a bad track on this album. Hard to believe there was a time when a song like the title track might be considered too risqué!
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From 03/03/2015 04:28
The opening track (both parts) is epic.
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From 09/10/2014 12:59
The genius at his best!
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90/100
From 08/24/2014 08:05
ein wirklich grossartiges album das man gehört haben sollte!
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From 02/28/2014 00:21
A beautiful fusion album with elements of soul, jazz, gospel and rock and roll. Unique in its day and still great today.
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From 04/12/2013 18:23
Unbridled Enthusiasm.
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From 04/23/2012 14:36
The fusing of Jazz and Rock n' Roll here is awesome. I have heard people say that Ray is not only one of the best singers of all time, but is also the king of time- known for his ability to do slow (if you are a musician, you know that anyone can play fast, but not everyone can play slow), and syncopation.
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Best Albums of 1959
1. Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis
2. Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus
3. Time Out by The Dave Brubeck Quartet
4. The Shape Of Jazz To Come by Ornette Coleman
5. Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers by Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
6. Chuck Berry Is On Top by Chuck Berry
7. Moanin' In The Moonlight by Howlin' Wolf
8. The Genius Of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
9. Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs by Marty Robbins
10. Chega De Saudade by João Gilberto
11. What'd I Say by Ray Charles
12. N° 4 by Jacques Brel
13. Chet by Chet Baker
14. Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
15. Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
16. Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
17. Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
18. House Of The Blues by John Lee Hooker
19. Come Dance With Me! by Frank Sinatra
20. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
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