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Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 [Box]

Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 [Box]

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This eight-CD set should be a part of any collection that presumes to take American music -- not just rock & roll or rhythm & blues -- seriously. Atlantic Records was one of dozens of independent labels started up after the war by neophyte executives and producers, but it was different from most of the others in that the guys who ran it were honest and genuinely loved


This eight-CD set should be a part of any collection that presumes to take American music -- not just rock & roll or rhythm & blues -- seriously. Atlantic Records was one of dozens of independent labels started up after the war by neophyte executives and producers, but it was different from most of the others in that the guys who ran it were honest and genuinely loved music. Coupled with a lot of luck and some good judgment, the results trace a good chunk of the history of American music and popular culture. Disc one opens with cuts which slot in somewhere midway between jazz, bop, and "race" music (as the term was used then). Disc two is pure, distilled R&B, the stuff filling the airwaves of black radio and the jukeboxes in the "wrong" parts of town in 1952-54. Surprisingly, the material on Disc three, covering 1955-57, isn't very different in content or character from Disc two, despite the fact that it covers the period when white teenagers were starting to listen to and buy these records in large numbers. It's only with Disc four that one sees the consequences of the late '50s -- Ray Charles in his final days with the label, juxtaposed with the Drifters in their post-1958 incarnation and the start of the company's relationship with Stax/Volt Records. Disc six (1965-67) is practically a mini-tribute to Stax/Volt, filled with the best-known sides of Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and Booker T. & the MG's. Discs seven and eight run from the late '60s and the heyday of Aretha Franklin to some great early-'70s soul, including Roberta Flack and the Spinners. The booklet, with a full sessionography and biographical notes on each artist, would be worth 20 bucks on its own.

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Disc 1

  1. Lowe Groovin'
  2. That Old Black Magic
  3. Annie Laurie
  4. Midnight Special
  5. The Applejack
  6. Cole Slaw
  7. Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee
  8. So Long
  9. I'll Get Along Somehow
  10. Hey Little Girl
  11. Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  12. Tee-Nah-Nah
  13. Danny Boy
  14. Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere
  15. Teardrops from My Eyes
  16. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
  17. Don't You Know I Love You
  18. Shouldn't I Know
  19. The Chill Is On
  20. Chains of Love
  21. Fool, Fool, Fool
  22. One Mint Julep
  23. Wheel of Fortune
  24. Sweet Sixteen
  25. 5-10-15 Hours
  26. Gator's Groove

Disc 2

  1. Ting-A-Ling
  2. Daddy Daddy
  3. The Midnight Hour
  4. A Beggar for Your Kisses
  5. (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean
  6. Good Lovin'
  7. Wild, Wild Young Men
  8. Mess Around
  9. Honey Hush
  10. Soul on Fire
  11. Money Honey
  12. Lovey Dovey
  13. Such a Night
  14. Tipitina
  15. White Christmas
  16. Honey Love
  17. What' Cha Gonna Do
  18. Shake, Rattle & Roll
  19. Sh-Boom
  20. Oh What a Dream
  21. Jam Up
  22. After the Lights Go Down Low
  23. Tomorrow Night
  24. Tweedlee Dee
  25. I Got a Woman
  26. Greenbacks

Disc 3

  1. The Door Is Still Open to My Heart
  2. Flip Flop and Fly
  3. A Fool for You
  4. This Little Girl of Mine
  5. Play It Fair
  6. Adorable
  7. Smokey Joe's Cafe
  8. Ruby Baby
  9. In Paradise
  10. The Chicken and the Hawk
  11. Devil or Angel
  12. Drown in My Own Tears
  13. Hallelujah, I Love Her So
  14. Jim Dandy
  15. Down in Mexico
  16. Corrine, Corrina
  17. Treasure of Love
  18. Love, Love, Love
  19. It's Too Late
  20. Lonely Avenue
  21. Since I Met You Baby
  22. Lucky Lips
  23. Without Love (There Is Nothing)
  24. Fools Fall in Love
  25. Midnight Special Train
  26. Empty Arms
  27. C.C. Rider
  28. Searchin'

Disc 4

  1. Young Blood
  2. Mr. Lee
  3. Long Lonely Nights
  4. Betty and Dupree
  5. What Am I Living For?
  6. Hang up My Rock & Roll Shoes
  7. Yakety Yak
  8. A Lover's Question
  9. I Cried a Tear
  10. Night Time Is the Right Time
  11. Charlie Brown
  12. What'd I Say, Pts. 1 & 2
  13. There Goes My Baby
  14. Along Came Jones
  15. Let the Good Times Roll
  16. Poison Ivy
  17. Dance with Me
  18. Just for a Thrill
  19. This Magic Moment
  20. Save the Last Dance for Me
  21. Shoppin' for Clothes
  22. Spanish Harlem
  23. Young Boy Blues
  24. Stand by Me
  25. Gee Whiz! (Look at His Eyes)
  26. Saved
  27. Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)

Disc 5

  1. Little Egypt
  2. Amor
  3. Last Night
  4. I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
  5. You Don't Miss Your Water
  6. I Found a Love
  7. Cry to Me
  8. Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
  9. Green Onions
  10. Up on the Roof
  11. See See Rider
  12. I (Who Have Nothing)
  13. If You Need Me
  14. These Arms of Mine
  15. Hello Stranger
  16. On Broadway
  17. Just One Look
  18. Mashed Potatoes
  19. Land of 1000 Dances
  20. Walking the Dog
  21. Release Me
  22. Mercy Mercy
  23. Under the Boardwalk
  24. And I Love Him
  25. Hold What You've Got
  26. Mr. Pitiiful
  27. Baby I'm Yours

Disc 6

  1. Teasin' You
  2. Got to Get You off My Mind
  3. I Want to (Do Everything for You)
  4. I've Been Loving You Too Long
  5. A Sweet Woman Like You
  6. In the Midnight Hour
  7. See Saw
  8. Respect
  9. You Don't Know Like I Know
  10. When a Man Loves a Woman
  11. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)
  12. Hold on! I'm Comin'
  13. Cool Jerk
  14. Neighbor, Neighbor
  15. Land of 1000 Dances
  16. Knock on Wood
  17. Try a Little Tenderness
  18. Mustang Sally
  19. When Something Is Wrong with My Baby
  20. Sweet Soul Music
  21. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
  22. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
  23. Show Me
  24. Tramp
  25. Funky Broadway
  26. Hip Hug-Her
  27. Soul Man

Disc 7

  1. Respect
  2. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
  3. Soul Finger
  4. Baby I Love You
  5. Skinny Legs and All
  6. Chain of Fools
  7. I'm in Love
  8. Memphis Soul Stew
  9. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
  10. (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay
  11. Tighten Up
  12. Slip Away
  13. Think
  14. Too Weak to Fight
  15. Can I Change My Mind
  16. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  17. Take a Letter, Maria
  18. Rainy Night in Georgia
  19. The Ghetto
  20. Turn Back the Hands of Time
  21. Compared to What
  22. Call Me

Disc 8

  1. Don't Play That Song
  2. Precious, Precious
  3. Groove Me
  4. Patches
  5. Don't Knock My Love, Pt. 1
  6. Funky Nassau, Pt. 1 & 2
  7. Thin Line Between Love and Hate
  8. Rock Steady
  9. Day Dreaming
  10. You've Got a Friend
  11. Clean up Woman
  12. Could It Be I'm Falling in Love
  13. Killing Me Softly with His Song
  14. Where Is the Love?
  15. I'll Be Around
  16. Feel Like Makin' Love
  17. One of a Kind (Love Affair)
  18. Sideshow
  19. Mighty Love
  20. Love Won't Let Me Wait

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ivory Joe Hunter   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Tommy Ridgley   Vocals,Track Performer
Big Joe Turner   Vocals
Hibbler   Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Barretto   Percussion
Lee Allen   Tenor Saxophone
LaVern Baker   Vocals,Track Performer
William Bell   Track Performer
Brook Benton   Vocals,Track Performer
Blue Magic   Vocals,Track Performer
Solomon Burke   Vocals,Track Performer
Clarence Carter   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ray Charles   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Clovers   Vocals,Track Performer
Coasters   Vocals,Track Performer
Arthur Conley   Track Performer
Steve Cropper   Organ,Guitar,Piano
Tyrone Davis   Vocals,Track Performer
Dells   Vocals
Diamonds   Vocals,Track Performer
Dr. John   Percussion
Drifters   Track Performer
Falcons   Vocals,Track Performer
Roberta Flack   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Eddie Floyd   Track Performer
Aretha Franklin   Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Donny Hathaway   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals,Track Performer
Jimmy Hughes   Vocals,Track Performer
Chris Kenner   Vocals,Track Performer
Ben E. King   Vocals,Track Performer
Carole King   Keyboards
Barbara Lewis   Vocals,Track Performer
Clyde McPhatter   Vocals,Track Performer
Robert Parker   Bass
Persuaders   Vocals,Track Performer
Wilson Pickett   Vocals,Track Performer
Lou Rawls   Track Performer
Otis Redding   Vocals,Track Performer
Sam & Dave   Vocals,Track Performer
Percy Sledge   Vocals,Track Performer
Spinners   Vocals,Track Performer
Joe Tex   Vocals,Track Performer
Carla Thomas   Track Performer
Rufus Thomas   Vocals,Track Performer
Chuck Willis   Vocals,Track Performer
Betty Wright   Vocals,Track Performer
Benny Bailey   Trumpet
George Barnes   Guitar
Billy Bauer   Guitar
Marcus Belgrave   Trumpet
Bill Berry   Trumpet
Eddie Bert   Trombone
Will Bradley   Trombone
Bob Brookmeyer   Valve Trombone
Ruth Brown   Vocals,Track Performer
Ron Carter   Bass
Teddy Charles   Vibes
Jimmy Cleveland   Trombone
Arnett Cobb   Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Condon   Guitar
King Curtis   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
George Freeman   Guitar
Paul Gonsalves   Tenor Saxophone
Freddie Green   Guitar
Urbie Green   Trombone
Grey   Trombone
Johnny Griffin   Tenor Saxophone
Tiny Grimes   Guitar,Track Performer
Bobby Hackett   Cornet
Eddie Harris   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Elmo Hope   Piano
Dick Hyman   Piano
Budd Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Philly Joe Jones   Drums
Quincy Jones   Conductor
Barney Kessel   Guitar
Hubert Laws   Flute
Mel Lewis   Drums
Melba Liston   Trombone
Mundell Lowe   Guitar
McCann   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Dave McKenna   Piano
Joe Newman   Trumpet
Esther Phillips   Vocals,Track Performer
Bucky Pizzarelli   Guitar
Marshall Royal   Alto Saxophone
Sal Salvador   Guitar
Sears   Tenor Saxophone
Lucky Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Randy Weston   Piano
Shorty Baker   Trumpet
Dud Bascomb   Trumpet
Lawrence Brown   Trombone
Ralph Burns   Conductor
Joe Bushkin   Piano
Leonard Gaskin   Bass
Tyree Glenn   Trombone
Peanuts Hucko   Reeds
Ike Isaacs   Bass
Taft Jordan   Trumpet
George Kelly   Piano
Jimmy Lewis   Guitar
Buddy Morrow   Trombone
Seldon Powell   Tenor Saxophone
Chuck Rainey   Bass
Ernie Royal   Trumpet
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Harry Breuer   Xylophone
Caiola   Guitar
Wild Bill Davis   Organ
Bu Pleasant   Piano
Red Prysock   Tenor Saxophone
Earl Washington   Piano
Don Wilkerson   Tenor Saxophone
Robins   Vocals,Track Performer
Mickey Baker   Guitar
Gene Barge   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bartholomew   Trumpet
Beginning of the End   Track Performer
Archie Bell   Vocals,Track Performer
Gary Chester   Drums
Chords   Track Performer
Don Covay   Vocals,Track Performer
Carolyn Franklin   Background Vocals
R.B. Greaves   Vocals,Track Performer
Marlin Greene   Guitar
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion
Jackie Moore   Vocals,Track Performer
Gene Page   Conductor
Willie Tee   Vocals,Track Performer
Doris Troy   Vocals,Track Performer
Major Harris   Vocals,Track Performer
Billy Mure   Guitar
Dee Dee Warwick   Background Vocals
Sweet Inspirations   Vocals
Wade Marcus   Conductor
Sam "The Man" Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Phil Spector   Guitar
Sammy Price   Piano
King Floyd   Vocals,Track Performer
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Connie Kay   Drums
Gene Ramey   Bass
John Hardee   Tenor Saxophone
Percy Heath   Bass
George Duvivier   Bass
Bobbettes   Vocals,Track Performer
Cookies   Vocals,Track Performer
Robert Ward   Guitar
Tippy Armstrong   Guitar
Don Arnone   Guitar
Jack Ashford   Percussion
Charles "Packy" Axton   Tenor Saxophone
Rector Bailey   Guitar
Vincent Bair-Beyes   Alto Saxophone
Abie Baker   Bass
Harold Baker   Trumpet
Bar-Kays   Track Performer
Everett Barksdale   Guitar
Little Beaver   Guitar
Thom Bell   Piano,Conductor
Gil Bernal   Tenor Saxophone
Emmett Berry   Trumpet
Howard Biggs   Conductor
Edgar Blanchard   Guitar
Joe Bridgewater   Trumpet
Willie Bridges   Baritone Saxophone
Glenn Brooks   Drums
Estelle Brown   Background Vocals
Brownie McGhee   Guitar,Vocals
Billy Byers   Trombone
Charles Burbeck   Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Burrell   Guitar
Bob Bushnell   Guitar
Artie Butler   Piano
Ernie Caceres   Reeds
Ronnie Caldwell   Organ
Harrison Calloway   Trumpet
Candido Camero   Conga
Capitols   Vocals,Track Performer
Gilbert Caples   Tenor Saxophone
Dick Cary   Alto Horn
Bruno Carr   Drums
Casamenti   Guitar
Big Sid Catlett   Drums
Ben Cauley   Trumpet
Charles Chalmers   Tenor Saxophone
Gene Chrisman   Drums
Cissy Houston   Background Vocals
Clark Terry   Trumpet
Claus Ogerman   Conductor
Tommy Cogbill   Bass
Léon Cohen   Alto Saxophone
Sammie Coleman   Trumpet
Shad Collins   Trumpet
Sammy Creason   Drums
Carl Cunningham   Drums
Donald Dean   Drums
Emmett Dennis   Baritone Saxophone
Cornell Dupree   Guitar
George Devens   Percussion,Vibes
Don Renaldo   Conductor
Salvadore Doucette   Piano
Jesse Drakes   Trumpet
Dimes DuPont   Alto Saxophone
Donald "Duck" Dunn   Bass
Ronnie Eades   Baritone Saxophone
Bobby Eli   Guitar
Ray Ellis   Conductor
Bobby Emmons   Piano
Belton Evans   Drums
Sticks Evans   Drums
John Fernandez   Bass
Frank Fields   Bass
Sonny Forriest   Guitar
Charlie Fowlkes   Baritone Saxophone
Panama Francis   Drums
Charlie Freeman   Guitar
Eric Gale   Guitar
Joe Gentle   Flute
Lucas Fats Gonder   Guitar
Paul Griffin   Piano
Howard Grimes   Drums
Chico Guerrero   Conga
Isaac Hayes   Keyboards
Leroy Hadley   Guitar
Emile Hall   Trumpet
Ralph Hamilton   Bass
Riley Hampton   Conductor
Roger Hawkins   Drums
Ernie Hayes   Piano,Keyboards
Roy Haynes   Drums
Haywood Henry   Baritone Saxophone
Warren Hebrew   Tenor Saxophone
Willie Henderson   Conductor
David Hood   Bass
John Hunt   Trumpet
Ike Turner   Conductor
Clayton Ivey   Keyboards
LeRoy Jackson   Bass
Wesley Jackson   Guitar
Willis "Gator" Jackson   Track Performer
Gerald Jemmott   Bass
Jack Jennings   Vibes
Morris Jennings   Drums
Jimmy Johnson   Guitar
Booker T. Jones   Organ
Quinton Joseph   Drums
Arlem Kareem   Baritone Saxophone
Ron Kersey   Keyboards
Bert Keyes   Piano
Phil Kraus   Percussion,Marimbas,Vibes
Billy Kyle   Piano
Melvin Lastie   Trumpet,Cornet
Jack Lesberg   Bass
Professor Longhair   Piano,Vocals,Track Performer
Andrew Love   Tenor Saxophone
Leroy Lovett   Piano
Albert Lowe   Guitar
Buddy Lucas   Tenor Saxophone
Ray Lucas   Drums
Carl Lynch   Guitar
Mar-Keys   Track Performer
Lawrence E. Marioneaux   Tenor Saxophone
Irvin "Marky" Markowitz   Trumpet
Wendell Marshall   Bass
Jerry Masters   Bass
Tommy McClure   Bass
Cornell McFadden   Drums
Sticks McGhee   Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Ernest McLean   Guitar
Dave McRae   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Gene Miller   Trumpet
Frank Mitchell   Trumpet
Freddie Mitchell   Tenor Saxophone
Chips Moman   Guitar
Floyd Morris   Piano
Joe Morris   Trumpet,Track Performer
Robert Mosely   Organ
Tony Mottola   Guitar
David "Fathead" Newman   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Floyd Newman   Baritone Saxophone
Jimmy Nottingham   Trumpet
Spooner Oldham   Organ,Keyboards,Electric Piano
Horace Ott   Piano
Earl Palmer   Drums
Sonny Payne   Drums
Jack Peck   Trumpet
William Peeples   Drums
Romeo Penque   Flute,Reeds
Richard Powell   Percussion
Rudy Powell   Alto Saxophone
Fred Prouty   Drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Wardell Quezergue   Conductor
Raelettes   Vocals
Bobby Rosengarden   Percussion
Art Ryerson   Guitar
Jesse Sailes   Drums
Louis Satterfield   Bass
Russ Saunders   Bass
James Sedlar   Trumpet
Roosevelt Sheffield   Bass
Thomas Sheldon   Trumpet
Sylvia Shemwell   Background Vocals
Zoot Sims   Tenor Saxophone
Cliff Smalls   Piano
Todd Sommer   Drums,Vibes
David Spinozza   Guitar
Lewis Steinberg   Bass
Alonzo Stewart   Drums
Mike Stoller   Piano
Jesse Stone   Piano
Tony Studd   Bass Trombone
Bill Suyker   Guitar
Marvell Thomas   Piano
Truman Thomas   Organ
Worthia Thomas   Trombone
Harvey Thompson   Tenor Saxophone
Lloyd Trotman   Bass
Mike Utley   Keyboards
Dick Vance   Trumpet
Aaron Varnell   Tenor Saxophone
Bart Varsalona   Trombone
Leroy Vinnegar   Bass
Earle Warren   Alto Saxophone
Tom Washington   Conductor
Riley Webb   Trumpet
Frank Wess   Alto Saxophone
Charles Whitley   Trumpet
Pinky Williams   Baritone Saxophone
Teacho Wiltshire   Conductor
Bob Wray   Bass
Snooky Young   Trumpet
Mighty Joe Young   Guitar
Reggie Young   Guitar
Wilbur De Paris   Trombone
Ikettes   Track Performer
Lilton Mitchell   Organ
Al Jackson   Drums
Jimmy King   Guitar
Sweethearts of Soul   Background Vocals
Walker   Drums
Tubby Zeigler   Drums
James Alexander   Bass
Allen Hanlon   Guitar
R.F. Taylor   Guitar
Moe Weschler   Piano
Billy Carter   Organ
Harold Cowart   Bass
Frank Culley   Tenor Saxophone,Track Performer
Embra Daylie   Drums
Bill McLemore   Tenor Saxophone
Jerry Potter   Drums
Wilmus Reeves   Piano
Red Tyler   Baritone Saxophone
Harry Van Walls   Piano
Dave Crawford   Piano
James Bell   Bass
Cardinals   Vocals,Track Performer
Fred Henfield   Bass
Eddie Jones   Bass
Frank Munnings   Conga,Drums
Ralph Munnings   Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Nevill Sampson   Trumpet
Jimmy O'Rourke   Guitar
Ron Baker   Bass
Frank Saracco   Trombone
Tommy Mitchell   Trombone
Bobby Roach   Guitar
Bernard Odum   Bass
Hayward Cheeks   Bass
Martin Grupp   Percussion
Vess Payne   Drums
Nick Rodriquez   Percussion
Sly Sellers   Trombone
Smoochy Smith   Organ,Piano
Mack Williams   Baritone Saxophone
Snags Allen   Guitar
Irving Charles   Guitar
Reggie Obrecht   Conductor
Jesse Powell   Tenor Saxophone
J.C. Adams   Tenor Saxophone
Joseph Marshall   Drums
Laurie Tate   Vocals
Barney Richmond   Bass
Anthony Dorsey   Trombone
Benny Moten   Bass
Archie Bell & the Drells   Track Performer
Tedford   Saxophone
Sticks McGhee & His Buddies   Track Performer
Jim Saunders   Piano
Charlie Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Carl Wolff   Guitar
Dave Adams   Bass
King Coleman   Vocals
Gliders   Vocals
Lucille Dixon   Bass
Dicky Harris   Trombone
Warren Johns   Trumpet
Berisford "Shep" Shepherd   Drums
Kathy Thomas   Piano
Jimmy Harris   Piano
Paul E. West   Bass
Santo Russo   Trombone
Robert "Pops" Popwell   Percussion
Miller   Drums
Swans   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Tommy Ridgley   Producer
Big Joe Turner   Composer
Booker T. & the MG's   Producer
Ray Charles   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Ben E. King   Composer
Clyde McPhatter   Composer
Otis Redding   Producer
Travis Wammack   Contributor
Bobby Womack   Composer
King Curtis   Composer
Quincy Jones   Arranger
Ralph Burns   Arranger
Matthew Gee   Contributor
Jimmy Mundy   Arranger
Marlin Greene   Producer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Gene Page   Arranger
Kenny Young   Composer
Mike Leander   Producer
Gene McDaniels   Composer,Producer
Wade Marcus   Arranger
Phil Spector   Composer
Danny Taylor   Composer
Herb Lance   Composer
Stan Applebaum   Arranger,String Arrangements
Little Beaver   Arranger
Thom Bell   Arranger
Bert Berns   Producer
Howard Biggs   Arranger
Roy Byrd   Composer
Ozzie Cadena   Composer
Claus Ogerman   Arranger
Pluma Davis   Arranger
Joel Dorn   Producer
Tom Dowd   Arranger
Bobby Eli   Arranger,Producer
Ray Ellis   Arranger
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
William S. Fischer   String Arrangements
Charles Fox   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Rick Hall   Producer
Riley Hampton   Arranger
Kent Harris   Composer
Norman Harris   Producer
Willie Henderson   Arranger
Ike Turner   Arranger
Joseph B. Jefferson   Composer
Buddy Killen   Producer
Leroy Kirkland   Composer
Leroy Lovett   Arranger
Arif Mardin   Arranger,Producer
Chips Moman   Producer
Horace Ott   Arranger,Producer
Leon Pendarvis   Arranger
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger,Producer
Gene Redd   Arranger
Richard Wess   Arranger
Artie Ripp   Producer
Lelan Rogers   Producer
Garry Sherman   Arranger
Mike Stoller   Composer
Jesse Stone   Arranger,Composer
Allen Toussaint   Arranger,Producer
Tom Washington   Arranger
Robert West   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Composer,Producer
Teacho Wiltshire   Arranger
Andrew Wright   Composer
Peter Grendysa   Liner Notes
Jim Stewart   Producer
Lew Herman   Composer
Quin Ivy   Producer
Ollie McLaughlin   Producer
Joe Shapiro   Composer
Henry Stone   Producer
Robert Pruter   Liner Notes
George Treadwell   Composer
Bob Defrin   Art Direction
Ralph Munnings   Programming
Clarence Reid   Producer
Cliff Parman   Arranger
Richard Poindexter   Producer
Robert Poindexter   Producer
Melvin Steals   Composer
Reggie Obrecht   Arranger
Herb Abrahmson   Producer
Fleecie Moore   Composer
Curtis Ousley   Composer
Gabriel Ruíz   Composer
Sunny Skylar   Composer
Lewis Lebish   Composer
Calvin Lewis   Composer
Renald Richard   Composer
Lou Stallman   Composer
Virgil Stewart   Composer
Sam Theard   Composer
Carlo Donida   Composer
Dub Williams   Composer
Robert Yount   Composer
Betty Nelson   Composer
Willie Clarke   Producer
Lover Patterson   Composer
Ricardo Lopez Mendez   Composer
Mogol Audio 2   Composer
Eddie Miller   Composer
Jesse Stone Orchestra   Contributor
Benjamin Nelson   Composer
Budd Johnson's Orchestra   Contributor
Tiny Grimes Quintet   Contributor
Charlie Singleton   Composer
Irving Nahan   Composer
Arthur Resnick   Composer
Fred Otnes   Cover Design
Frederick Edward Weatherly   Composer
Alicia Ann Scott   Composer
Johnny Wallace   Composer

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Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 [Box] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first saw the track listing for this box set before getting it, I thought, "Yes! So many great songs together on eight CDs even." This awesome and captivating box set takes us from the time Atlantic started up their business in rhythm and blues with cuts categorized like jazz, blues, hard bop and stuff that was fairly much the roots of rock'n'roll that quickly hit the jukeboxes and slowly getting the attention of white teenagers as heard on discs 1 (1947-52) and 2 (1952-54), to the time when the music was being mass marketed, discs 3 (1955-57) and 4 (1957-60), to the association with Stax-Volt and rhythm and blues turning to soul, discs 5 (1961-65) and 6 (1965-67), and from soul to smooth soul and funk, discs 7 (1967-69) and 8 (1970-74). This is truly an essential collection of timeless music. You'll embark on an amazing musical journey of Atlantic's golden age of rhythm and blues music. As you go through each of the discs, you'll notice the gradual changes in the styles you'll sometimes wonder if it's the same collection. That's the beauty of this, too the diversity of styles so you're not just stuck on one style or era for too long. The other amazing thing is that as much as humanly possible is taken advantage of with this collection each disc has more than 20 songs, some have 25+, and they're all more than 70 minutes each in length. This treasure chest of music is something for anyone who appreciates American music, the oldies, as well as the powerful influence R&B had on the music scene. To me, this is probably the best box set I've seen ever next to "Stax-Volt Singles, Vol. 1". It acme out more than 15 years ago, but it rocks. The sound quality and remastering is suprisingly good and crsip for 1991 remastering. Kudos to the people at Atlantic for putting together this marvelous, musical time capsule. You'll recognize many of the songs especially on the later discs and will be thankful you have them thanks to this box set. It has awesome songs from awesome artists like Ruth Brown, The Clovers, Ray Charles, Clyde McPhatter, The Drifters, Joe Turner, LaVern Baker, The Coasters, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, The Spinners and so many, many more. You'll never get tired of this set and you'll want to keep it forever. Need I say more except far beyond essential?
JohnQ More than 1 year ago
The earlier reviews do a great job of giving you the low down on this set, all I can add is GET IT! You wont regret it! This set is more than music history, its a 27 year long party. Be sure to buy yourself a good pair of shoes cause you are gonna dance a LOT (slow and fast)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago