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Ray Charles - Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two album

Ray Charles - Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two album
Performer: Ray Charles
Genre: Funk / Blues / Folk
Title: Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music Volume Two
FLAC album size: 1110
Style: Country Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Ballad
Country: US
Released: 1962

The story of "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music," the landmark 1962 recording by Ray Charles, is. .

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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

Arranged By, Conductor – Gerald Wilson, Marty Paich. Backing Band – The Ray Charles Big Band (tracks: A1-A6). Backing Vocals – Raelets (tracks: A1, A4), The Jack Halloran Singers (tracks: B1-B6). Design – ARW Productions, Inc. Engineer – Al Schmitt (tracks: B1-B6), Johnny Cue (tracks: A1-A6). Photography By – Jim Marshall (3). Producer, Liner Notes – Sid Feller (tracks: all). 2017 Analog Source Remaster 2017. Ray Charles Orchestra: Live in Zurich 1961.

The main difference between the two albums is that the first volume retains a sense of discovery, whereas the second is made with the confidence that this particular formula works. There will never be another Ray Charles. He sounds just as amazing now as he did 55-56 years ago. This is music one can’t revisit too often.

Ray Charles and Country’s Color Barrier. With both volumes of 1962’s ‘Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music’ being reissued, we look at the records’ cultural impact. 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.

Album · 2009 · 24 Songs. Released: 2 Jun 2009.

Volume one of Charles' two-album arc still gets discovered by new admirers as they backtrack the soul influences of Chris Stapleton and album title inspirations for Sturgill Simpson. Its follow-up, Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music Vol. 2, lacks the original's cultural value despite being another quality collection of country standards.

Tracklist Hide Credits

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

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – ABC-Paramount Records, Inc.
  • Mastered At – Bell Sound Studios
  • Published By – Peer International Corp.
  • Published By – Duchess Music Corp.
  • Published By – Acuff-Rose Publications
  • Published By – Milene Music
  • Published By – Fred Rose Music, Inc.
  • Published By – Southern Music
  • Published By – Leeds Music Corp.


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


Side A: Recorded Sept 5th, 1962 in New York City
Side B: Recorded Sept 7th, 1962 in Hollywood, California

A product of ABC-Paramount Records, Inc.
Made in U.S.A.

A1, A2: Peer International Corp.-BMI
A3: Duchess Music Corp.-BMI
A4 to A6, B4: Acuff-Rose Publications-BMI
B1, B3: Milene Music-ASCAP
B2: Fred Rose Music-BMI
B5: Southern Music-ASCAP
B6: Leeds Music Corp.-ACSAP

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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

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