Desert Island Pick: Ray Charles / Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

  • January 4, 2016
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Released in April of 1962, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music was a high-profile crossover hit. After leaving Atlantic records for ABC Paramount, Ray Charles took full advantage of his contract's "full artistic freedom clause" when he decided to produce and record an album of soulful, jazzy versions of country, folk, and Western music.

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