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What'd I Say (album) by Ray Charles 

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What'd I Say
What'd I Say by Ray Charles (1959)
Overall rank: 2,929th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 68 votes)
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Accolades: Top 20 albums of 1959 (12th)
Top 100 albums of the 1950s (54th)
Best albums of all time (2,929th)

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Ray Charles bestography

What'd I Say is ranked 4th best out of 40 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 1272 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,800.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 68 votes)
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90/100
11/11/2018 11:40
76/100
 
85/100
11/04/2018 05:51
88/100
 
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10/31/2018 21:53
76/100
 
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73/100

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90/100
From antaiospiano 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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Rating:  
85/100
From Diomed 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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75/100
From junodog4 03/03/2015 04:28
The opening track (both parts) is epic.
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80/100
From jlsfourth 09/10/2014 12:59
The genius at his best!
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From Driftwood 08/24/2014 08:05
ein wirklich grossartiges album das man gehört haben sollte!
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From Romanelli 04/12/2013 18:23
Unbridled Enthusiasm.
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From sethmadsen 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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