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The best album by Ray Charles is Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music which is ranked number 1,294 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,814.

Ray Charles is ranked number 360 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 7,102.

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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:213 charts
Rank in 1962:1Rank Score:1,814
Rank in 1960s126Overall Rank:1,294
Average Rating:  80/100 (200 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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2.

The Genius Of Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:162 charts
Rank in 1959:8Rank Score:1,441
Rank in 1950s27Overall Rank:1,594
Average Rating:  78/100 (153 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.

Ray CharlesUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1957Appears in:88 charts
Rank in 1957:9Rank Score:931
Rank in 1950s39Overall Rank:2,279
Average Rating:  75/100 (71 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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4.

What'd I SayUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1959Appears in:76 charts
Rank in 1959:11Rank Score:751
Rank in 1950s46Overall Rank:2,686
Average Rating:  77/100 (70 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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5.

At NewportUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1958Appears in:47 charts
Rank in 1958:24Rank Score:358
Rank in 1950s103Overall Rank:4,795
Average Rating:  74/100 (49 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:20 charts
Rank in 1991:80Rank Score:353
Rank in 1990s947Overall Rank:4,865
Average Rating:  74/100 (83 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 1961:16Rank Score:276
Rank in 1960s404Overall Rank:5,883
Average Rating:  72/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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The Genius Hits The RoadUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1960Appears in:29 charts
Rank in 1960:19Rank Score:206
Rank in 1960s501Overall Rank:7,451
Average Rating:  71/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 0 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 2000s2,115Overall Rank:8,957
Average Rating:  73/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Yes IndeedUnited States Ray Charles
Year of Release:1958Appears in:20 charts
Rank in 1958:39Rank Score:149
Rank in 1950s202Overall Rank:9,439
Average Rating:  72/100 (17 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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Overall band rank: 360

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Ray Charles best tracks

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1.Georgia On My Mind
(from the album The Genius Hits The Road)
 86/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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2.What'd I Say Parts 1 & 2
(from the album What'd I Say)
 86/100 (25 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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3.I Got A Woman
(from the album Ray Charles)
 84/100 (20 votes)
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4.Bye Bye Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 84/100 (28 votes)
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5.Mess Around
(from the album Ray Charles)
 83/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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6.Hey, Good Lookin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 83/100 (30 votes)
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7.Hallelujah I Love Her So
(from the album Ray Charles)
 83/100 (16 votes)
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8.Tell All The World About You
(from the album What'd I Say)
 82/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.Let The Good Times Roll
(from the album The Genius Of Ray Charles)
 82/100 (29 votes)
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10.Just A Little Lovin'
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 81/100 (20 votes)
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11.You Don't Know Me
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 81/100 (25 votes)
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12.Careless Love
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 81/100 (22 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 (19 votes)
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17.Ain't That Love
(from the album Ray Charles)
 80/100 (9 votes)
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18.You Be My Baby
(from the album What'd I Say)
 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 (28 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Half As Much
(from the album Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music)
 80/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Ray Charles ratings

Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 36 votes)
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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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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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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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