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The best album by Ray Charles is Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music which is ranked number 1,271 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,803.

Ray Charles is ranked number 363 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 6,803.

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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:206 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,803
Rank in 1960s123Overall Rank:1,271
Average Rating:  79/100 (188 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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2.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:157 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,406
Rank in 1950s26Overall Rank:1,589
Average Rating:  78/100 (143 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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3.

Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1957Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 1957:9Rank Score:923
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,233
Average Rating:  75/100 (65 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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What'd I SayUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 1959:12Rank Score:636
Rank in 1950s54Overall Rank:2,950
Average Rating:  77/100 (67 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 1950s98Overall Rank:4,712
Average Rating:  74/100 (46 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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6.

The Birth Of Soul: The Complete Atlantic Rhythm And Blues Recordings
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United States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1991Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 1991:79Rank Score:353
Rank in 1990s937Overall Rank:4,744
Average Rating:  73/100 (79 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Genius Sings The Blues
Compilation
United States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1961Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1961:14Rank Score:267
Rank in 1960s413Overall Rank:5,896
Average Rating:  73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Genius Hits The RoadUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1960Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 1960:19Rank Score:200
Rank in 1960s494Overall Rank:7,397
Average Rating:  70/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Genius Loves CompanyUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:2004Appears in:17 charts
Rank in 2004:176Rank Score:160
Rank in 2000s2,072Overall Rank:8,688
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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The Great Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1957Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1957:54Rank Score:104
Rank in 1950s261Overall Rank:12,368
Average Rating:  73/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Overall band rank: 363

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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 (23 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.Georgia On My Mind
(from the album The Genius Hits The Road)
 86/100 (16 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.I Got A Woman
(from the album Ray Charles)
 84/100 (16 votes)
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4.Bye Bye Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 83/100 (25 votes)
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5.Hey, Good Lookin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 83/100 (27 votes)
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6.Hallelujah I Love Her So
(from the album Ray Charles)
 83/100 (15 votes)
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7.Mess Around
(from the album Ray Charles)
 82/100 (12 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Tell All The World About You
(from the album What'd I Say)
 81/100 (9 votes)
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9.Just A Little Lovin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 81/100 (19 votes)
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10.You Don't Know Me
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 81/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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11.Careless Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 81/100 (21 votes)
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12.Let The Good Times Roll
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 81/100 (26 votes)
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13.That's Enough
(from the album What'd I Say)
 81/100 (8 votes)
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14.Night Time Is The Right Time
(from the album At Newport)
 81/100 (8 votes)
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15.Come Rain Or Come Shine
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 81/100 (22 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)
Comments: 0 comments
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17.Ain't That Love
(from the album Ray Charles)
 80/100 (8 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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18.You Be My Baby
(from the album What'd I Say)
 80/100 (9 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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19.Half As Much
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 80/100 (21 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.You Win Again
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 80/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Ray Charles ratings

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78/100 (from 33 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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