500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Ray Charles, 'The Genius of Ray Charles'
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265. Ray Charles, 'The Genius of Ray Charles'

Atlantic, 1959

Charles spent the Fifties working hard to pioneer his own sound: fusing jazz, gospel and the blues into the new soul style that reshaped American music. But on Genius he relaxes for some easy-swinging pop, with big-band arrangements.

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