Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
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1962 Ratings: #2 / 20
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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.

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Added on: January 29, 2014