Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Parts 1 & 2
 
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Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, Parts 1 & 2

29 April 2013

7.49 (VAT included if applicable)
Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Bye Bye Love Ray Charles
2:12
2
You Don't Know Me Ray Charles
3:16
3
Half As Much Ray Charles
3:26
4
I Love You So Much It Hurts Ray Charles
3:34
5
Just A Little Lovin' Ray Charles
3:28
6
Born To Lose Ray Charles
3:16
7
Worried Mind Ray Charles
2:54
8
It Makes No Difference Now Ray Charles
3:31
9
You Win Again Ray Charles
3:30
10
Careless Love Ray Charles
3:59
11
I Can't Stop Loving You Ray Charles
4:14
12
Hey Good Lookin' Ray Charles
2:13
13
You Are My Sunshine Margie Hendrix, Ray Charles, The Raelets
2:59
14
No Letter Today Ray Charles
3:00
15
Someday (You'll Want Me To Want You) Ray Charles
2:39
16
Don't Tell Me Your Troubles Ray Charles, The Raelets
2:05
17
Midnight Ray Charles
3:16
18
Oh, Lonesome Me Ray Charles
2:10
19
Take These Chains From My Heart Ray Charles
2:56
20
Your Cheating Heart Ray Charles
3:34
21
I'll Never Stand In Your Way Ray Charles
2:18
22
Making Believe Ray Charles
2:51
23
Teardrops In My Heart Ray Charles
3:02
24
Hang Your Head In Shame Ray Charles
3:15
25
Georgia On My Mind Ray Charles
3:37
26
Deep In The Heart Of Texas Ray Charles
2:29


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 29 April 2013
  • Label: Jasmine Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 Jasmine Records
  • Total Length: 1:19:44
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  • ASIN: B00BR0NVK8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,540 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Genius 21 Jun 2009
By Angel Delta TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In 1962 Ray Charles released two of the greatest albums of the 20th century - Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music, Volumes 1 & 2. They were genre bending albums with an African American, the definitive exponent of soul music, re-defining the music of the white working classes. Volume 2, arguably the better of the two albums, has never been released in the CD format until now.

The albums produced five massive hit singles: "I Can't Stop Loving You", a number one on both sides of the Atlantic; "Your Cheatin' Heart", "You Are My Sunshine", "You Don't Know Me", and "Take These Chains From My Heart".

The genius of Ray Charles was to combine not two but four genres in his interpretations of twenty four country classics: the lush strings of easy listening, big band brass, the definitive voice of soul and the beautiful simplicity of country music.

To match that, the albums would expose Ray Charles to a wider audience than had previously existed and, at the same time, introduce another audience to country and western music.

Listening to these albums, now remastered on to one disc, it is not difficult to imagine the shattering effect that they had on the world of popular music nearly half a century ago as black and white America met in a glorious, unforgettable musical fusion.

An essential, historical benchmark.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Lochiel
Format:Audio CD
Don't be fooled by the Country & Western-tag because this is an album of exquisite big band, harmony vocal backings, and that gorgeous Ray Charles voice with appropriate piano. Ray was brought up listening to The Grand Ole Oprey on the Saturday-night wireless, and his affection for the music resonates throughout, whatever the pace or tone. Including the old-time HEY, GOOD LOOKIN', the moody YOU DON'T KNOW ME, the big-band ballad YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE, Ray duets with Majorie Hendricks...you can tell they knew each other real well. This album is brimming with musicality. And, if you're not convinced, remember it also contains I CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I tried for 10 years to get this on CD 17 May 2013
Format:Audio CD
Ray Charles singing Hank Williams songs with lush strings backing on many tracks. There are also some lesser known gems in this - No Letter today, Midnight, A Worried Mind and Born to Lose.If some of today's artists think they are soul singers, they should listen to this and see how far short they fall.Incredible value for a great product. It took me ten years of searching for this on CD before I found it and bought it and it was well worth the effort and wait.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RAY CHARLES -- MODERN SOUNDS IN C&W 30 April 2013
By STEVIE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I HAD BOTH THESE ALBUMS WHEN THEY FIRST CAME OUT ON VINYL IN THE EARLY 1960s, AND THANKS TO THE FOLKS AT JASMINE, AND ALL THEIR GREAT REISSUES OF SUCH CLASSICS FOR THAT MATTER, ITS NICE TO BE ABLE TO REPLACE THEM ON CD AND HAVE THEM IN MY COLLECTION AGAIN NEARLY 50 YEARS ON. THEY CAN HARDLY BE CALLED 'MODERN' SOUNDS AFTER ALL THAT TIME, BUT THEY CERTAINLY STAND UP WELL IN THE TEST AND DON'T SOUND A BIT DATED -- OR PERHAPS MY TASTE IN MUSIC JUST HASN'T CHANGED! THE WORD 'GREAT' IS APPLIED SO FREELY TO MANY OF TODAY'S TOP ACTS, WHEN PERFORMING AEROBIC MOVEMENTS TO TRY AND ENHANCE THEIR SOMETIMES IFFY SKILLS AT SINGING LIVE, BUT YOU CAN USE BOTH 'GREAT' AND 'CLASSIC' UNTIL THE COWS COME HOME WHEN REFERRING TO THE LATE RAY CHARLES. THOSE TWO WORDS ARE BOTH ACCURATE AND MEANINGFUL. I'LL SAY IT TOO -- GREAT! CREATIVE STUFF LIKE THIS YOU'LL NEVER GROW TIRED OF -- ALL AT A RESPECTABLE PRICE TOO, AND YOU GET A COUPLE OF BONUS TRACKS FOR YOU MONEY! RAY WAS A GENIUS ... A NICE ONE, AND YOU FOLKS AT JASMINE -- THANKS!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This CD contains what were orginally two separate vinyl albums recorded by Ray Charles in February and September 1962. Musically these were genre-busting releases at the time, and went on to sell in huge numbers; in terms of novelty, imagine if today [say..] Jay-Z decided to release an album of covers from the likes of Fairport Convention and Pentangle!

The really pleasing thing about the CD release is that the producers have thankfully avoided any temptation to fiddle about with sound of the original recordings, such as changing the equalisation to match 'modern' replay equipment or tastes. The quality of the original recordings is superb, with just the right amount of studio ambience and a very 'live' feel, and the CD does sound very much like the vinyl releases, albeit without any pops and clicks.

This is one of those albums that should be in the collection of anyone who's serious about 'popular music' of any sort, or for that matter, just 'music'.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sheer class 9 Aug 2009
Format:Audio CD
I first bought this album in 1962 and I hadn't heard in years it was great being united with an old friend. This was ground breaking in its day, a R&b/Blues artist doing country and western. Timeless and brilliant.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'll Never Stand In Your Way 4 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Simply beautiful and lush sounds at last transferred onto disc. Ray does a sterling job on these near (50) year old albums. Tear stained ballads with full string orchestra and for supreme listening pleasure, we have the lovely full choral backing to most. Recorded and released in full (stereo), listen while you relax and take in the sensational sounds of genius Ray, emotional and heartbreaking outpouring of vocal soul. Five stars from me.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ray Charles C&W music 31 Oct 2010
Format:Audio CD
Originally realeased on vinyl, As Modern Sounds in Country & Western music vol 1 & 2, this is now reproduced on 1 CD of 24 tracks. If you remember 'You dont know me', 'I cant stop loving you' and 'Take these chains from my heart' from the 60's, you will be aware of the quality of these Ray Charles recordings.

The CD is an amazing mixture of C&W, Jazz & Blues style, but its also classic country music with a big string sound, and singers. It was cutting edge in its day, and its still fantastic. Great recordings of 'Born to lose', 'I'll never stand in your way', 'Making believe', 'Teardrops in my heart' and 'Hang your head in shame'. JUST BUY!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
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Forget the title; if you like great music performed by a superb artist with a terrific orchestra delivering amazing songs, then buy this! Read more
Published 1 month ago by P. Waldron
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What can one say, I had this as a record but it got damaged and to find the CD is amazing, I love this CD which holds fond memories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars History in the making.
I first heard this album growing up and nearly 50 years since it's release it's still amazing. A true classic.
Published 6 months ago by Mr. Andrew Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars the Genius at his best.
i bought the hit singles way back then, later on L.P, on to C.D. and now I have the complete country albums to myself.
Published 8 months ago by Nicholas A. Gambardella
5.0 out of 5 stars Ground breaking music that has stood the test of time
Ray uses his unique talent to transform mainly country songs and create a whole new genre.
No one since has been able to restyle popular music in this way. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Peter Squires
5.0 out of 5 stars I'd forgotten how good this was.
Somwhere in the roof of my garage I have an original vinyl copy of the original Ray Charles Country Music LP. Read more
Published 11 months ago by M. D. Tucker
5.0 out of 5 stars GENIUS RAY OPTS FOR COUNTRY AND WESTERN CLASSICS
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Published 11 months ago by A. POLLOCK
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album from THE MASTER Ray Charles
Great re-issue and although it is 50 years since it was first issued it still sounds like it was issued last week
Published 12 months ago by Ollie
5.0 out of 5 stars Genre creating music
Classic ray Charles album. Great songs,great melodies,great production and of of course a wonderful voice. Well worth boththe money and time spent on it.
Published 13 months ago by Mark Gagan
5.0 out of 5 stars Inimitable.
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