Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1962 Ratings: #2 / 20
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Based on 44 ratings
1962 Ratings: #6
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April 1, 1962 / Release Date
LP / Format
ABC Paramount / Label
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No pedal steel or fiddles here, just a fine store of inimitable interpretations.
The History of the Albums – n° 196

[I invite you to read my previous reviews on Ray Charles, in order to better understand his life and this one. You'll find a list below.] Although Ray Charles is mostly known and reputed to be one of the stars and pioneers of Soul, he was always a hybrid artist and versatile enough to shine in other musical genres/styles as well. I tend to prefer his Jazz albums at the expense of his R&B singles compilations/albums. However, in 1962, Ray Charles ... read more
One of the most influential records for modern music ever, and I think it's "just ok." Legacy aside, I think it's not super intriguing even though the sound is pleasant.
A new look of country standards performed in a lushly but deeply interracial spirit.
Solid background music.
Bye Bye Love - 10/10
You Don't Know Me - 7/10
Half As Much - 10/10
I Love You So Much It Hurts - 5/10
Just A Little Lovin' (Will Go A Long Way) - 8/10
Born To Lose - 5/10
Worried Mind - 9/10
It Makes No Difference Now - 9/10
You Win Again - 7/10
Careless Love - 9/10
I Can't Stop Loving You - 6/10
Hey, Good Lookin' - 9/10

Overall - 78
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Track List

  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
  9. You Win Again
  10. Careless Love
  11. I Can't Stop Loving You
  12. Hey, Good Lookin'

Added on: January 29, 2014