- September 2019 Jazz Soul & Blues Records of the Month
- Ships between 9/30 - 10/3
Regarded by many critics as Ray Charles's best studio albums, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music Volumes 1 & 2 is a landmark album in American music. The album's integration of soul and country music bent racial barriers in popular music, amid 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.