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Ray Charles - Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music, Vol. 1 and 2 Vinyl LP - direct audio

Ray Charles - Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music, Vol. 1 and 2 Vinyl LP

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Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music, Vol. 1 and 2 Vinyl LP

Landmark 1962 Albums Available Together As Deluxe 180g 2LP-Set!
Ray Charles' Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Volumes 1 & 2 are major landmarks in American culture. Charles demonstrated here that great songs with signature performances work in all genres fully exemplified by "I Can't Stop Loving You" which became a standard in country, soul and R&B. Modern Sounds also brought America together during the Sixties' civil rights movement and Charles became one of the first recording artists to have ownership and complete control of his masters.

Both albums will be re-released together on deluxe 180g double vinyl in early-2019 courtesy of Concord Records. "Ray Charles was one of the most important artists in the history of American popular music," says Concord Records President John Burk, "and his Modern Sounds albums were some of his most impactful works. In addition to massive commercial success, these incredible recordings had a huge social and cultural impact, breaking down long established genre and racial barriers." "We are excited about this eventful release, an opportunity for longtime fans to enjoy this music and to introduce new generations," adds Valerie Ervin, President of the Ray Charles Foundation.

Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 1 became an instant classic when it was first released in 1962. The album spawned four chart-topping singles: "Born to Lose," "Careless Love," "You Don't Know Me," and "I Can't Stop Loving You," the latter (and the album itself) being RIAA-certified Gold in only one month. The success led to the recording of Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Vol. 2. Focusing more on balladry, one side featured performances by the Ray Charles Big Band with the Raelettes, and the other with a string section and the Jack Halloran Singers. Like its predecessor, it was released to both critical and commercial acclaim. In 1999, Vol. 1 was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for "historical significance," as was the lead single, "I Can't Stop Loving You," in 2001.

Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music, Vol. 1 and 2 Vinyl Track Listing:

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'
6. Born To Lose
7. Worried Mind
8. It Makes No Difference Now
9. You Win Again
10. Careless Love
11. I Can't Stop Loving You
12. Hey, Good Lookin'


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