Distinct Departures

Maile Carballo / KUTX

February 5, 1962 – Ray Charles kicked off sessions for Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music at NYC’s Capitol Studios. The landmark album has been regarded by many critics as his best studio album, and enjoyed much commercial success.

Since it marked a distinct departure from his signature rhythm and blues sound, let’s explore OTHER ARTISTS WHO RELEASED “DEPARTURE” ALBUMS.


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“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”
-The Beatles

Bruce Burns

“Blue Skies”
-Willie Nelson

Tommy McReynolds

“Brother”
-Alice In Chains

Steve Vargo

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