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The best album by Ray Charles is Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music which is ranked number 1,247 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,679.

Ray Charles is ranked number 360 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,283.

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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:174 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,679
Rank in 1960s117Overall Rank:1,247
Average Rating:  79/100 (170 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:138 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,336
Rank in 1950s25Overall Rank:1,518
Average Rating:  77/100 (122 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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3.

Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1957Appears in:69 charts
Rank in 1957:9Rank Score:813
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,284
Average Rating:  73/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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What'd I SayUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:63 charts
Rank in 1959:11Rank Score:567
Rank in 1950s54Overall Rank:3,007
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 6 comments
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5.

The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm and Blues Recordings
Compilation
United States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1991Appears in:15 charts
Rank in 1991:72Rank Score:362
Rank in 1990s866Overall Rank:4,283
Average Rating:  72/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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6.

At NewportUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1958Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1958:23Rank Score:341
Rank in 1950s92Overall Rank:4,494
Average Rating:  74/100 (41 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Genius Sings the Blues
Compilation
United States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1961Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1961:14Rank Score:254
Rank in 1960s391Overall Rank:5,636
Average Rating:  74/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Genius Hits The RoadUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1960Appears in:23 charts
Rank in 1960:17Rank Score:194
Rank in 1960s465Overall Rank:6,949
Average Rating:  71/100 (27 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Genius Loves CompanyUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:2004Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2004:186Rank Score:142
Rank in 2000s2,192Overall Rank:8,803
Average Rating:  71/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Great Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1957Appears in:28 charts
Rank in 1957:47Rank Score:109
Rank in 1950s224Overall Rank:10,878
Average Rating:  73/100 (18 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)
 85/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Hey, Good Lookin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 82/100 (23 votes)
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3.Bye Bye Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 82/100 (21 votes)
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4.Georgia On My Mind
(from the album The Genius Hits The Road)
 82/100 (9 votes)
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5.Tell All The World About You
(from the album What'd I Say)
 81/100 (9 votes)
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6.Mess Around
(from the album Ray Charles)
 81/100 (9 votes)
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7.You Don't Know Me
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 81/100 (22 votes)
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8.I Got A Woman
(from the album Ray Charles)
 81/100 (11 votes)
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9.Let The Good Times Roll
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 81/100 (25 votes)
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10.Careless Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 81/100 (19 votes)
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11.Night Time Is The Right Time
(from the album At Newport)
 81/100 (7 votes)
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12.That's Enough
(from the album What'd I Say)
 81/100 (8 votes)
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13.Come Rain Or Come Shine
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 80/100 (21 votes)
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14.Just A Little Lovin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 80/100 (17 votes)
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15.You Be My Baby
(from the album What'd I Say)
 80/100 (9 votes)
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16.Hallelujah I Love Her So
(from the album Ray Charles)
 80/100 (10 votes)
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17.It Makes No Difference Now
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music)
 80/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.What Kind Of Man Are You (W/mary Ann Fisher)
(from the album What'd I Say)
 79/100 (8 votes)
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19.Ain't That Love
(from the album Ray Charles)
 79/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Sweet Sixteen Bars
(from the album The Great Ray Charles)
 79/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Ray Charles ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 30 votes)
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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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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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