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Ray Charles Vinyl Record Art

Designer: Freaky Record

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Hand cut from an original Ray Charles "Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, VOL 1" album. Each album used is either messed up or a newly printed vinyl. Made in the USA. Prices include shipping.

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About the album:

Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music was an immediate critical and commercial success. The album and its four hit singles brought Charles greater mainstream notice and recognition in the pop market, as well as airplay on both R&B and country radio stations. The album and its lead single, "I Can't Stop Loving You", were both certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1962, as each record had sold at least 500,000 copies in the United States.

The album's integration of soul and country challenged racial barriers in popular music at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. In the process of recording the album, Charles became one of the first African-American musicians to exercise complete artistic control over his own recording career. In retrospect, it has been considered by critics as his best studio record and a landmark recording in American music. According to Robert Christgau, the album "transfigured pop, prefigured soul, and defined modern country & western music."[3] It has been called one of the greatest albums of all time by publications such as Rolling Stone and Time.