Ray Charles (studio album) by Ray Charles

Ray Charles by Ray Charles
Year: 1957
Overall rank: 1,597th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 104 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1957 (10th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (38th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,597th)
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Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz [New Vinyl LP]
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RAY CHARLES - The Ray Charles Story (Greatest Hits) - 12" Vinyl Record 2xLP - VG
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Ray Charles bestography

Ray Charles is ranked 3rd best out of 55 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 1091 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,613.

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76/100 (from 104 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.3/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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From 05/24/2023 23:16
A collection of very good to excellent songs made all excellent by the stunningly talented Ray Charles. 9/10!
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From 02/18/2023 04:41
Contains all the great songs of Ray Charles early career. An absolute essential album to own.
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Smooth soulful blues
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From 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 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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75/100
From 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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