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Ray Charles – Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (Limited Edition 12-Inch Album on 180g Clear/Red Splatter Vinyl)

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This hand-numbered album is limited to just 500 copies.

Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music is a studio album by American singer and pianist Ray Charles. It was recorded in February 1962 at Capitol Studios in New York City and United Western Recorders in Hollywood, and released in April of that year by ABC-Paramount Records.

The album departed further stylistically from the rhythm and blues music Charles had recorded for Atlantic Records in the 1950s. It featured country, folk, and Western music standards reworked by Charles in popular song forms of the time, including R&B, pop, and jazz. Charles produced the album with Sid Feller, who helped the singer select songs to record, and performed alongside saxophonist Hank Crawford, a string section conducted by Marty Paich, and a big band arranged by Gil Fuller and Gerald Wilson.

Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music was an immediate critical and commercial success. The album and its four hit singles brought Charles greater mainstream notice and recognition in the pop market, as well as airplay on both R&B and country radio stations. In retrospect, it has been considered by critics as his best studio record and a landmark recording in American music.


Track Listing

Side One

  1. Bye Bye Love
  2. You Don’t Know Me
  3. Half as Much
  4. I Love You So Much It Hurts
  5. Just a Little Lovin’ (Will Go a Long Way)
  6. Born to Lose

Side Two

  1. Worried Mind
  2. It Makes No Difference Now
  3. You Win Again
  4. Careless Love
  5. I Can’t Stop Loving You
  6. Hey, Good Lookin’


Format: Vinyl / 12” Album (Coloured Vinyl)

Label: Second Records

Catalogue No: SRPD0021SP

Barcode: 9003829979817

Release Date: 10 Feb 2023

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