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Ray Charles - Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two flac album Performer: Ray Charles
Title: Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two
Style: Country Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad
Released: 1962
Country: US
MP3 album: 1891 mb
FLAC album: 1806 mb
Rating: 4.5
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Genre: Funk / Blues / Pop / Folk / World music

Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volume Two is a 1962 album by Ray Charles. It is the second volume of country and western recordings by Charles following his landmark debut on ABC Records. Following the surprising success of Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, an album of country music covers, which sold over a million copies, Charles and producer Sid Feller decided to do a follow-up.

Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two. Ray Charles. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two Tracklist. 1. You Are My Sunshine Lyrics. 2. No Letter Today Lyrics. Show all albums by Ray Charles. Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two.

Two years into his contract with ABC-Paramount, he had already become a fixture in the Top Ten with both his singles and his albums, winning a Grammy for his 1960 single "Georgia on My Mind. Charles had freedom to do whatever he wanted, and he chose to record interpretations of 12 country songs, drawing almost equally from recent hits and older standards

Performer – The Jack Halloran Singers (tracks: B1 to B6), The Ray Charles Big Band (tracks: A1 to A6). Photography By – Jim Marshall (3). Producer – Sid Feller. Recording Supervisor – Sid Feller. Side 1 recorded Sept 5th, 1962 in New York City. Side 2 recorded Sept 7th, 1962 in Hollywood, California. Matrix, Runout (Side A Label): ABCS-435-A. Matrix, Runout (Side B Label): ABCS-435-B.

More than a half-century later, the premise of Ray Charles’ two-volume Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music-that is, an established R&B star makes a record of country hits-might yet inspire a spit take from the uninitiated. Alas, the uninitiated have long remained uninitiated, since these groundbreaking albums have been reissued infrequently since their 1962 release. Charles approached the album with what would turn out to be necessary defiance, as he faced skepticism from his label and the industry at large. Even though the albums contain some of Charles’ most enduring singles, they are still more accepted as Ray Charles songs than disclaimer-free country.

Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" went on to spend 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard 200 "Pop Albums" chart, and four of its singles also charted, including "I Can't Stop Loving You" that reached on the Hot 100 "Pop Singles" chart, as well as peaking at on the Black Singles and Easy Listening charts. It's worth noting that "I Can't Stop Loving You" was the second-to-last track on the B-side, the traditional spot for a throw-away song. There were no throw-aways on this album. Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music" (taking vol. 1 & 2 as a set) is one of the most influential and ground-breaking albums since Elvis. Yes it is all Ray Charles, blues and jazz.

This album has an average beat per minute of 91 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 35/127 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Recent albums by Ray Charles.

Ray Charles - No Letter Today 03:02. Ray Charles - Someday (You'll Want Me to Want You) 02:42. Ray Charles - Don't Tell Me Your Troubles 02:09. Ray Charles - Midnight 03:19. Ray Charles - Oh, Lonesome Me 02:12. Ray Charles - Take These Chains from My Heart 02:58. Ray Charles - Your Cheating Heart 03:35. Ray Charles - I'll Never Stand in Your Way 02:19. Ray Charles - Making Believe 02:52. Ray Charles - Teardrops in My Heart 03:05. Ray Charles - Hang Your Head in Shame 03:16. Hit The Road Jack - Ray Charles.

Ray Charles' 'Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music' Gets Multi-Format Reissue. Ray Charles: The Rolling Stone Interview. 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time. Charles’ two previous singles had pulled a similarly subversive trick, but with a twist. Just like his You Are My Sunshine, Charles’ versions of I Can’t Stop Loving You and You Don’t Know Me had foregrounded the bluesy, soulful voice of an African-American man singing mostly already old country songs. The first Modern Sounds album topped the Billboard chart for most of the summer and fall of 1962, and its sequel climbed as high as Number Two before the year was over. The Modern Sounds albums have also proven to be among the most consequential ever released, particularly for country music. Not because any Modern Sounds singles were included on country radio playlists.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 You Are My Sunshine
Accompanied By – The Raelets*Featuring – Margie HendrixWritten-By – Charles Mitchell , Jimmy Davis*
2:58
A2 No Letter Today
Written-By – Frankie Brown
3:02
A3 Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You)
Written-By – Jimmy Hodges*
2:38
A4 Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
Accompanied By – The Raelets*Written-By – Don Gibson
2:04
A5 Midnight
Written-By – B. Bryant*, Chet Atkins
3:14
A6 Oh, Lonesome Me
Written-By – Don Gibson
2:10
B1 Take These Chains From My Heart
Written-By – Fred Rose, Hy Heath
2:52
B2 Your Cheating Heart
Written-By – Hank Williams
3:30
B3 I'll Never Stand In Your Way
Written-By – Fred Rose, Hy Heath
2:15
B4 Making Believe
Written-By – Lillian Schwope
2:48
B5 Teardrops In My Heart
Written-By – Vaughn Horton
3:00
B6 Hang Your Head In Shame
Written-By – Edward G. Nelson*, Fred Rose, Steve Nelson
3:12

Credits

  • Accompanied By – The Jack Halloran Singers (tracks: B1 to B6)
  • Arranged By, Conductor – Gerald Wilson (tracks: A1 to A6), Marty Paich (tracks: B1 to B6)
  • Design – Joe Lebow
  • Engineer – Al Schmitt (tracks: B1 to B6), Johnny Cue (tracks: A1 to A6)
  • Liner Notes – Sid Feller
  • Orchestra – The Ray Charles Big Band (tracks: A1 to A6)
  • Photography By – Jim Marshall
  • Recording Supervisor, Producer – Sid Feller

Notes

side 1 recorded Sept 5th & side 2 Sept 7, 1962 Hollywood, California

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: GEMA

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ABC 435 Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two ‎(LP, Mono) ABC-Paramount ABC 435 US 1962
ABCS-435 Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two ‎(LP, Album, RE) ABC Records, ABC-Paramount ABCS-435 US 1967
ABCS-435 Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two ‎(LP, Album) ABC Records, Tangerine Records ABCS-435 US Unknown
C 048-50 724 Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music ‎(LP) Emidisc C 048-50 724 Italy Unknown
ABCS 435 Ray Charles Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two ‎(5x7", Album, Jukebox) ABC-Paramount ABCS 435 US 1962