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Best Albums of 1950

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Listed below are the greatest albums of 1950 as calculated from their overall rankings in over 37,000 greatest album charts.

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1950 year summaryThe best artists of 1950 were Benny Goodman, Woody Guthrie, Yma Sumac, Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Les Paul, Stan Kenton And His Orchestra, Edith Piaf, Lee Wiley and Billie Holiday.
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RankAlbumArtist
1.

The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Jazz ConcertUnited States Benny Goodman
Year of Release:1950Appears in:72 charts
Rank in 1950:1Rank Score:806
Rank in 1950s44Overall Rank:2,542
Average Rating:  73/100 (62 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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2.

Talking Dust BowlUnited States Woody Guthrie
Year of Release:1950Appears in:50 charts
Rank in 1950:2Rank Score:416
Rank in 1950s93Overall Rank:4,249
Average Rating:  75/100 (33 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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3.

Voice Of The XtabayPeru Yma Sumac
Year of Release:1950Appears in:30 charts
Rank in 1950:3Rank Score:337
Rank in 1950s110Overall Rank:5,064
Average Rating:  73/100 (30 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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4.

Charlie Parker With StringsUnited States Charlie Parker
Year of Release:1950Appears in:56 charts
Rank in 1950:4Rank Score:286
Rank in 1950s122Overall Rank:5,760
Average Rating:  76/100 (48 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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5.

Ella Sings GershwinUnited States Ella Fitzgerald
Year of Release:1950Appears in:40 charts
Rank in 1950:5Rank Score:258
Rank in 1950s135Overall Rank:6,215
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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6.

The New SoundUnited States Les Paul
Year of Release:1950Appears in:38 charts
Rank in 1950:6Rank Score:163
Rank in 1950s187Overall Rank:8,811
Average Rating:  73/100 (24 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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7.

Innovations In Modern MusicUnited States Stan Kenton And His Orchestra
Year of Release:1950Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 1950:7Rank Score:143
Rank in 1950s207Overall Rank:9,735
Average Rating:  72/100 (18 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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8.

Chansons ParisiennesFrance Edith Piaf
Year of Release:1950Appears in:10 charts
Rank in 1950:8Rank Score:127
Rank in 1950s225Overall Rank:10,705
Average Rating:  68/100 (10 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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9.

Night In ManhattanUnited States Lee Wiley
Year of Release:1950Appears in:6 charts
Rank in 1950:9Rank Score:111
Rank in 1950s254Overall Rank:11,924
Average Rating:  74/100 (3 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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10.

Billie Holiday Sings (1950)
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United States Billie Holiday
Year of Release:1950Appears in:18 charts
Rank in 1950:10Rank Score:98
Rank in 1950s288Overall Rank:13,384
Average Rating:  72/100 (15 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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Best Albums of 1950 composition

Artist Albums %


André Cluytens / Orchestre Et Choeur Du Théâtre National De L'Opéra-Comique 2 4%
Doris Day 2 4%
Edith Piaf 2 4%
Billie Holiday 2 4%
Arturo Toscanini / NBC Symphony Orchestra 2 4%
Woody Guthrie 2 4%
Jo Stafford 2 4%
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Country Albums %


United States 37 65%
Mixed Nationality 7 12%
France 2 4%
Canada 2 4%
Mexico 2 4%
Peru 1 2%
Ukraine 1 2%
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