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The Best Carmen McRae Albums of All Time

Updated June 8, 2017 156 votes 52 voters 1.9k views48 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

List of the best Carmen McRae albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Carmen McRae discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Carmen McRae albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Carmen McRae singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Carmen McRae album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Carmen McRae album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Carmen McRae album of all time?" or "What are the top Carmen McRae albums?" then this list will answer your questions. Albums on this list include Two for the Road and Sings Lover Man and other Billie Holiday Classics.

This list of popular Carmen McRae CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. Use this factual list to build your own just like it that fits your opinions of where everything should be ranked.
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    Carmen Sings Monk

    Carmen McRae

    Release Date1988

    Release Date1988

    TracksMan, That Was a Dream (alternate take), Man

    TracksMan, That Was a Dream (alternate take), Man

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    Birds of a Feather

    Carmen McRae

    Release Date1989

    Release Date1989

    TracksThe Eagle and Me, When the Red, Red Robin Come Bob

    TracksThe Eagle and Me, When the Red, Red Robin Come Bob

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    Any Old Time

    Carmen McRae

    Release Date1988

    Release Date1988

    TracksTulip or Turnip, Mean to Me, Any Old Time

    TracksTulip or Turnip, Mean to Me, Any Old Time

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    Release Date1995

    Release Date1995

    TracksI'm Gonna Lock My Heart and Throw Away the Key, What a Little Moonlight Can Do, I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry Over Me)

    TracksI'm Gonna Lock My Heart and Throw Away the Key, What a Little Moonlight Can Do, I Cried for You (Now It's Your Turn to Cry Over Me)

    LabelBMG Novus

    LabelBMG Novus

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    Here To Stay

    Carmen McRae

    Release Date1992

    Release Date1992

    TracksThat's for Me, My One and Only Love, Love Is a Simple Thing

    TracksThat's for Me, My One and Only Love, Love Is a Simple Thing

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    Release Date1962

    Release Date1962

    TracksIf the Moon Turns Green, Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)

    TracksIf the Moon Turns Green, Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be)

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    Torchy / Blue Moon

    Carmen McRae

    Release Date1999

    Release Date1999

    TracksWe'll Be Together Again, My Future Just Passed, Star Eyes

    TracksWe'll Be Together Again, My Future Just Passed, Star Eyes

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    Boy Meets Girl

    Carmen McRae, Sammy Davis

    Release Date2005

    Release Date2005

    TracksCheek to Cheek, I Loves You, Porgy

    TracksCheek to Cheek, I Loves You, Porgy

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    Heat Wave

    Carmen McRae, Cal Tjader & Carmen McRae

    Release Date1982

    Release Date1982

    TracksEvil Ways, Heat Wave, Love

    TracksEvil Ways, Heat Wave, Love

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    Release Date2001

    Release Date2001

    TracksLoads of Love, Elusive Butterfly, I Sold My Heart to the Junkman

    TracksLoads of Love, Elusive Butterfly, I Sold My Heart to the Junkman

    LabelAtlantic Records

    LabelAtlantic Records

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    Can't Hide Love

    Carmen McRae

    Release Date1976

    Release Date1976

    TracksI Wish You Well, Can't Hide Love, Lost Up in Loving You

    TracksI Wish You Well, Can't Hide Love, Lost Up in Loving You

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    Release Date1991

    Release Date1991

    TracksTenderly, The Lamp Is Low, I Will Say Goodbye

    TracksTenderly, The Lamp Is Low, I Will Say Goodbye

    LabelJazz Heritage

    LabelJazz Heritage

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    Release Date1967

    Release Date1967

    TracksIt's Not Going That Way, Flying, Got to Get You Into My Life

    TracksIt's Not Going That Way, Flying, Got to Get You Into My Life

    LabelAtlantic Records

    LabelAtlantic Records

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    Alive!

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