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Best Albums of the 1940s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 1940s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
194024710 Dust Bowl Ballads (2,793rd)
by Woody Guthrie
19411850 Southern Exposure (29,788th)
by Josh White
194212430 Fantasia (5,322nd)
by Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia...
194311270 Birth Of The Bebop: Bird On Tenor (7,094th)
by Charlie Parker
1944157 Boogie Woogie In Blue (47,471st)
by Harry "The Hipster" Gi...
194518313 Merry Christmas (9,883rd)
by Bing Crosby
194630140 Spirituals (17,202nd)
by Paul Robeson
194728200 Souvenir Album (9,308th)
by Ella Fitzgerald
194821264 Chansons Des Cafés De Paris (7,223rd)
by Edith Piaf
194930224 Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14: C... (10,600th)
by Lennie Tristano & Buddy Defranco
Total2072,608

The best artists of the 1940s were Woody Guthrie, Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia Orchestra, Charlie Parker, Edith Piaf, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Lennie Tristano & Buddy Defranco, Glenn Miller, Doris Day and Paul Robeson.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

Dust Bowl BalladsUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1940Appears in:36 charts
Rank in 1940:1Rank Score:708
Rank in 1940s1Overall Rank:2,790
Average Rating:  78/100 (110 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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2.

FantasiaMixed Nationality Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia Orchestra
Year of Release:1942Appears in:8 charts
Rank in 1942:1Rank Score:315
Rank in 1940s2Overall Rank:5,322
Average Rating:  76/100 (54 votes)
Comments: 5 comments
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3.

Birth Of The Bebop: Bird On TenorUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1943Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1943:1Rank Score:218
Rank in 1940s3Overall Rank:7,094
Average Rating:  74/100 (28 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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4.

Chansons Des Cafés De ParisFrance Edith Piaf
Year of Release:1948Appears in:34 charts
Rank in 1948:1Rank Score:213
Rank in 1940s4Overall Rank:7,223
Average Rating:  73/100 (39 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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5.

Souvenir AlbumUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1947Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1947:1Rank Score:152
Rank in 1940s5Overall Rank:9,309
Average Rating:  73/100 (34 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

Merry ChristmasUnited States Bing Crosby
Year of Release:1945Appears in:14 charts
Rank in 1945:1Rank Score:140
Rank in 1940s6Overall Rank:9,879
Average Rating:  74/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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7.

Capitol Jazz Classics Vol. 14: Crosscurrents
Compilation
United States Lennie Tristano & Buddy Defranco
Year of Release:1949Appears in:9 charts
Rank in 1949:1Rank Score:128
Rank in 1940s7Overall Rank:10,589
Average Rating:  70/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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8.

Glenn MillerUnited States Glenn Miller
Year of Release:1945Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1945:2Rank Score:120
Rank in 1940s8Overall Rank:11,113
Average Rating:  75/100 (7 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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9.

You're My ThrillUnited States Doris Day
Year of Release:1949Appears in:5 charts
Rank in 1949:2Rank Score:93
Rank in 1940s9Overall Rank:14,111
Average Rating:  74/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

SpiritualsUnited States Paul Robeson
Year of Release:1946Appears in:3 charts
Rank in 1946:1Rank Score:74
Rank in 1940s10Overall Rank:17,199
Average Rating:  75/100 (5 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of the 1940s composition

Year Albums %


1940 2 0%
1941 3 0%
1942 3 0%
1943 2 0%
1944 1 0%
1945 3 0%
1946 2 0%
1947 3 0%
1948 2 0%
1949 3 0%
Artist Albums %


Various Artists 1 4%
Jelly Roll Morton 1 4%
Woody Guthrie 1 4%
Merle Travis 1 4%
Leopold Stokowski / Philadelphia Orchestra 1 4%
Josh White 1 4%
Charlie Parker 1 4%
Show all
Country Albums %


United States 20 83%
Mixed Nationality 2 8%
Spain 1 4%
France 1 4%

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