Discumentary: Ray Charles "Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music"

 
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When Ray Charles set out to record an album of country songs, his record label though he was crazy. Charles proved them all wrong when "Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music", became a hit. It gave Charles the crossover success he needed, eventually making him a household name.

"Electric Ladyland" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was released in 1968. This is the third, last, and most experimental album that The Jimi Hendrix Experience released. It shows the versatality of Hendrix; not only as a guitarist, but also as a singer and producer.

When Ray Charles set out to record an album of country songs, his record label though he was crazy. Charles proved them all wrong when "Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music", became a hit. It gave Charles the crossover success he needed, eventually making him a household name.

The Blues legend's 1977 "comeback" album teamed him up with many Blues greats like James Cotton, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and Pinetop Perkins.  Produced by Johnny Winter, and winner of a Grammy Award, "Hard Again" captures 63 year-old Muddy Waters and his band in a raw, firey performance.

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