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… See more details below


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

Disc 2

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

Disc 3

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

Disc 4

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

Disc 5

  1. Little Egypt  -  Coasters
  2. Amor  - Ben E. King
  3. Last Night  -  Mar-Keys
  4. I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)  -  Ikettes
  5. You Don't Miss Your Water  - William Bell
  6. I Found a Love  -  Falcons
  7. Cry to Me  - Solomon Burke
  8. Don't Play That Song (You Lied)  - Ben E. King
  9. Green Onions  -  Booker T. & the MG's
  10. Up on the Roof  -  Drifters
  11. See See Rider  - LaVern Baker
  12. I (Who Have Nothing)  - Ben E. King
  13. If You Need Me  - Solomon Burke
  14. These Arms of Mine  - Otis Redding
  15. Hello Stranger  - Barbara Lewis
  16. On Broadway  -  Drifters
  17. Just One Look  - Doris Troy
  18. Mashed Potatoes  -  Swans
  19. Land of 1000 Dances  - Chris Kenner
  20. Walking the Dog  - Rufus Thomas
  21. Release Me  - Esther Phillips
  22. Mercy Mercy  - Don Covay
  23. Under the Boardwalk  -  Drifters
  24. And I Love Him  - Esther Phillips
  25. Hold What You've Got  - Joe Tex
  26. Mr. Pitiiful  - Otis Redding
  27. Baby I'm Yours  - Barbara Lewis

Disc 6

  1. Teasin' You  - Willie Tee
  2. Got to Get You off My Mind  - Solomon Burke
  3. I Want to (Do Everything for You)  - Joe Tex
  4. I've Been Loving You Too Long  - Otis Redding
  5. A Sweet Woman Like You  - Joe Tex
  6. In the Midnight Hour  - Wilson Pickett
  7. See Saw  - Don Covay
  8. Respect  - Otis Redding
  9. You Don't Know Like I Know  -  Sam & Dave
  10. When a Man Loves a Woman  - Percy Sledge
  11. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)  - Wilson Pickett
  12. Hold on! I'm Comin'  -  Sam & Dave
  13. Cool Jerk  -  Capitols
  14. Neighbor, Neighbor  - Jimmy Hughes
  15. Land of 1000 Dances  - Wilson Pickett
  16. Knock on Wood  - Eddie Floyd
  17. Try a Little Tenderness  - Otis Redding
  18. Mustang Sally  - Wilson Pickett
  19. When Something Is Wrong with My Baby  -  Sam & Dave
  20. Sweet Soul Music  - Arthur Conley
  21. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)  - Aretha Franklin
  22. Do Right Woman, Do Right Man  - Aretha Franklin
  23. Show Me  - Joe Tex
  24. Tramp  - Carla Thomas
  25. Funky Broadway  - Wilson Pickett
  26. Hip Hug-Her  -  Booker T. & the MG's
  27. Soul Man  -  Sam & Dave

Disc 7

  1. Respect  - Aretha Franklin
  2. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman  - Aretha Franklin
  3. Soul Finger  -  Bar-Kays
  4. Baby I Love You  - Aretha Franklin
  5. Skinny Legs and All  - Joe Tex
  6. Chain of Fools  - Aretha Franklin
  7. I'm in Love  - Wilson Pickett
  8. Memphis Soul Stew  - King Curtis
  9. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)  - Aretha Franklin
  10. (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay  - Otis Redding
  11. Tighten Up  -  Archie Bell & the Drells
  12. Slip Away  - Clarence Carter
  13. Think  - Aretha Franklin
  14. Too Weak to Fight  - Clarence Carter
  15. Can I Change My Mind  - Tyrone Davis
  16. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  - Roberta Flack
  17. Take a Letter, Maria  - R.B. Greaves
  18. Rainy Night in Georgia  - Brook Benton
  19. The Ghetto  - Donny Hathaway
  20. Turn Back the Hands of Time  - Tyrone Davis
  21. Compared to What  -  McCann
  22. Call Me  - Aretha Franklin

Disc 8

  1. Don't Play That Song  - Aretha Franklin
  2. Precious, Precious  - Jackie Moore
  3. Groove Me  - King Floyd
  4. Patches  - Clarence Carter
  5. Don't Knock My Love, Pt. 1  - Wilson Pickett
  6. Funky Nassau, Pt. 1 & 2  -  Beginning of the End
  7. Thin Line Between Love and Hate  -  Persuaders
  8. Rock Steady  - Aretha Franklin
  9. Day Dreaming  - Aretha Franklin
  10. You've Got a Friend  - Donny Hathaway
  11. Clean up Woman  - Betty Wright
  12. Could It Be I'm Falling in Love  -  Spinners
  13. Killing Me Softly with His Song  - Roberta Flack
  14. Where Is the Love?  - Donny Hathaway
  15. I'll Be Around  -  Spinners
  16. Feel Like Makin' Love  - Roberta Flack
  17. One of a Kind (Love Affair)  -  Spinners
  18. Sideshow  -  Blue Magic
  19. Mighty Love  -  Spinners
  20. Love Won't Let Me Wait  - Major Harris

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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
Johnny Wallace   Composer

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