Ray Charles (album) by Ray Charles

Ray Charles
Ray Charles by Ray Charles (1957)
Overall rank: 2,278th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 75 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1957 (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (39th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,278th)
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Genius Loves Company [Digipak] by Ray Charles (CD, Aug-2004, Concord)
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Perry Como So Smooth LP Vinyl Record RCA Victor Ray Charles Singers
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Ray - Original Soundtrack CD, Oct-2004, Rhino/Warner Bros.
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Ray Charles bestography

Ray Charles is ranked 3rd best out of 44 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 1,929.

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 75 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 19% of albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 74.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.9.

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From antaiospiano 10/17/2019 07:31
Here it started: where the whole band moves as one, where short licks make all the difference, where voices explore their own limits, where it wasn't about what but about how. It's soul. It sparked the "I'm so sad" soul of James Brown (before he invented funk) and the "life is so hard" soul of Otis Redding, but it's always heart-warming to go back to Ray Charles's "I love you so much" soul that is always deep down a bit happy under all the tears.
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From RoundTheBend 01/22/2016 04:35
The King of Slow... and I mean that as a compliment. Anyone that's a musician knows that slow tempos are actually harder, and he's the master.

Plus he can rock... easily one of the best musicians to walk the earth. His voice and soul...

Ain't that love, Mess Around, This Little Girl of Mine, I've Got A Woman...Solid.
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From junodog4 03/03/2015 04:27
Ray Charles was genius, and this album was remarkable.
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From 05/09/2014 06:27
Listen up! He doin' the Mess Around. Turns out he was Genius right from the start. All killer no filler. Remarkable for a non-jazz 50s album.
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