THE WILLIAM CLAXTON COLLECTION
180 Pure Virging Vinyl LPs in Gatefold Packaging.
INCLUDES 1 BONUS TRACK
Ray Charles surprised ABC-Paramount producer Sid Feller when he asked him to compile a set of country and western songs. However, now that we have a panorama of Charles’ whole career, it seems hardly surprising. Country and western, as well as jazz, the blues, and all other American popular musical genres and subgenres were always part of the singer and pianist’s vast vocabulary. Regarded by many critics as Charles’ best studio album, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music has been considered by several music writers to be a landmark record in American music. The LP has been called one of the greatest albums of all time by publications such as Rolling Stone and Time and earned Charles a Grammy Award for Best Rhythm & Blues Recording. PERSONNEL:
RAY CHARLES, vocals & piano, plus:
A1, B4 & B6: Martin Banks, Wallace Davenport, Phil Guilbeau, John Hunt (tp), George Matthews, Jim Herbert, Dicky Wells (tb), Keg Johnson (b-tb), Hank Crawford, Rudy Powell (as), David “Fathead” Newman, Don Wilkerson (ts), Leroy Cooper (bar), Sonny Forriest (g), Edgar Willis (b), Bruno Carr (d).
Los Angeles, February 5, 1962.
A3, A5 & B2: Probably the same group with Gil Fuller (cond).
Los Angeles, February 7, 1962.
A2, A4, A6, B1, B3, B5 & B7: Marty Paich Orchestra (similar personnel as above). Jack Hallorin (cond).
Los Angeles, February 9-15, 1962.
String arrangements by MARTY PAICH.
Big band arrangements by GERALD WILSON & GIL FULLER.
1 BYE BYE LOVE
2 YOU DON’T KNOW ME
3 HALF AS MUCH
4 I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS
5 JUST A LITTLE LOVIN’
6 BORN TO LOSE
1 WORRIED MIND
2 IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE NOW
3 YOU WIN AGAIN
4 CARELESS LOVE
5 I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU
6 HEY, GOOD LOOKIN’
7 AT THE CLUB (*)
(*)BONUS TRACK: From the same sessions, but not included on the original LP.