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The best album by Ray Charles is Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music which is ranked number 1,301 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,777.

Ray Charles is ranked number 360 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 7,039.

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Ray Charles best albums

The following albums by Ray Charles are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Modern Sounds In Country And Western MusicUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1962Appears in:207 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,777
Rank in 1960s127Overall Rank:1,301
Average Rating:  79/100 (192 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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2.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:159 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,428
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,591
Average Rating:  78/100 (148 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.

Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1957Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 1957:9Rank Score:933
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,260
Average Rating:  75/100 (68 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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What'd I SayUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1959:11Rank Score:739
Rank in 1950s46Overall Rank:2,690
Average Rating:  77/100 (69 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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5.

At NewportUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1958Appears in:45 charts
Rank in 1958:24Rank Score:357
Rank in 1950s103Overall Rank:4,801
Average Rating:  74/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

The Birth Of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm And Blues Recordings
Compilation
United States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1991Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1991:78Rank Score:353
Rank in 1990s942Overall Rank:4,839
Average Rating:  73/100 (80 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Genius Sings The Blues
Compilation
United States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:15Rank Score:268
Rank in 1960s417Overall Rank:6,016
Average Rating:  72/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Genius Hits The RoadUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1960Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1960:20Rank Score:201
Rank in 1960s502Overall Rank:7,501
Average Rating:  71/100 (31 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Yes IndeedUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1958Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1958:37Rank Score:173
Rank in 1950s179Overall Rank:8,369
Average Rating:  72/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Genius Loves CompanyUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:2004Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2004:180Rank Score:159
Rank in 2000s2,116Overall Rank:8,924
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 360

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Ray Charles best tracks

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1.What'd I Say Parts 1 & 2
(from the album What'd I Say)
 86/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Georgia On My Mind
(from the album The Genius Hits The Road)
 86/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.Bye Bye Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 84/100 (27 votes)
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4.I Got A Woman
(from the album Ray Charles)
 84/100 (18 votes)
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5.Hey, Good Lookin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 83/100 (28 votes)
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6.Hallelujah I Love Her So
(from the album Ray Charles)
 83/100 (16 votes)
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7.Mess Around
(from the album Ray Charles)
 83/100 (14 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Tell All The World About You
(from the album What'd I Say)
 82/100 (10 votes)
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9.Let The Good Times Roll
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 81/100 (28 votes)
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10.Just A Little Lovin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 81/100 (19 votes)
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11.You Don't Know Me
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 81/100 (24 votes)
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12.Careless Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 81/100 (21 votes)
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13.Come Rain Or Come Shine
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 81/100 (23 votes)
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14.That's Enough
(from the album What'd I Say)
 81/100 (8 votes)
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15.Night Time Is The Right Time
(from the album At Newport)
 81/100 (8 votes)
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16.It Makes No Difference Now
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 80/100 (18 votes)
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17.You Be My Baby
(from the album What'd I Say)
 80/100 (9 votes)
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18.Ain't That Love
(from the album Ray Charles)
 80/100 (9 votes)
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19.I Can't Stop Loving You
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 80/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Half As Much
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 80/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Ray Charles ratings

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78/100 (from 35 votes)
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From 9999 06/10/2018 15:33
They called him "the Genius", and with good reason. Yeah, I get it, this is an album site, and that's why most artists from the pre-album era don't get their fair due. Ray is maybe the greatest of them all. Killer singer, brilliant songwriter, tremendous pianist, fantastic improviser, all while being innovative, provocative and influential as hell. The guy could do it all. I can't fathom a "best artists" list that doesn't include him at least in the top 25.
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From sethmadsen 08/14/2016 07:40
Dude can sing and play like nobodies business. He's got a soul, jazz, rock n' roll, gospel... well damn... he's got it all going on. Fantastic musician and songwriter. You might even venture and say he's the backbone of American Music, bridging the old world with the new.
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From tgarritsen 10/11/2013 14:47
Extrem;y gifted musician
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From junodog4 08/29/2012 01:01
You somehow get the impression from his work that Ray Charles was more of a scoundrel than Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, or Marvin Gaye. He sings about hard luck and women from an honest perspective. He got a little slick in his later years, but his early work is gritty and soulful.
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