The Genius Of Ray Charles (studio album) by Ray Charles

The Genius Of Ray Charles
The Genius Of Ray Charles by Ray Charles
Year: 1959
Overall rank: 1,257th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 182 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1959 (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1950s (26th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,257th)
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Ray Charles bestography

The Genius Of Ray Charles is ranked 2nd best out of 50 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 1158 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,597.

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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.1.

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25/100
From 01/21/2021 20:47
big band - side one
ballads - side two
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85/100
From 07/08/2020 17:32
Really good album I hear very good R and B.
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70/100
From 10/17/2019 07:20
This release doesn't really showcase the genius of Ray Charles sadly.
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From 12/31/2018 17:37
Em sua maturidade o gênio mostrava o que sabia fazer.
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From 01/23/2018 03:13
Nothing wrong with Ray Charles, but this album didn't really pique my interest.
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80/100
From 07/14/2016 12:51
An enjoyable album. Not quite as great as the ridiculous title suggests. Still full of good songs though.
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100/100
From 03/11/2016 19:45
Band arrangements are over the top, but his vocals here are at his best, mixing soul, rock&roll, and jazz all into one. This LP is takes "Big Band" and turns it on its arse.
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75/100
From 01/23/2016 00:07
Not my favorite of his, but really good.
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95/100
From 10/10/2014 13:00
All is soul and rhythm.
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70/100
From 08/29/2012 01:00
Early Ray Charles was grittier and more soulful, and therefore better than his late 60s and beyond work. This is an essential album.
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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
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10. Chega De Saudade by João Gilberto
11. What'd I Say by Ray Charles
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13. Chet by Chet Baker
14. Ritchie Valens by Ritchie Valens
15. Jazz In Silhouette by Sun Ra And His Arkestra
16. Workin' With The Miles Davis Quintet by Miles Davis Quintet
17. Go Bo Diddley by Bo Diddley
18. Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George And Ira Gershwin Songbook by Ella Fitzgerald
19. House Of The Blues by John Lee Hooker
20. Come Dance With Me! by Frank Sinatra
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