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Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 [Box]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/15/1991
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 075678230523
  • Catalog Number: 82305

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Lowe Groovin' - Joe Morris (2:43)
  2. 2 That Old Black Magic (2:36)
  3. 3 Annie Laurie (2:53)
  4. 4 Midnight Special (2:43)
  5. 5 The Applejack - Joe Morris (3:10)
  6. 6 Cole Slaw - Frank Culley (2:40)
  7. 7 Drinkin' Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee - Sticks McGhee (3:12)
  8. 8 So Long - Ruth Brown (2:37)
  9. 9 I'll Get Along Somehow - Ruth Brown (2:35)
  10. 10 Hey Little Girl (3:01)
  11. 11 Mardi Gras in New Orleans (2:51)
  12. 12 Tee-Nah-Nah - Harry Van Walls (2:32)
  13. 13 Danny Boy - Al Hibbler (3:09)
  14. 14 Anytime, Anyplace, Anywhere - Joe Morris (3:01)
  15. 15 Teardrops from My Eyes - Ruth Brown (2:51)
  16. 16 One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - Sticks McGhee (2:38)
  17. 17 Don't You Know I Love You - The Clovers (3:03)
  18. 18 Shouldn't I Know - The Cardinals (3:08)
  19. 19 The Chill Is On - Big Joe Turner (2:44)
  20. 20 Chains of Love - Big Joe Turner (3:21)
  21. 21 Fool, Fool, Fool - The Clovers (2:31)
  22. 22 One Mint Julep - The Clovers (2:20)
  23. 23 Wheel of Fortune - The Cardinals (2:49)
  24. 24 Sweet Sixteen - Big Joe Turner (2:51)
  25. 25 5-10-15 Hours - Ruth Brown (3:08)
  26. 26 Gator's Groove - Willis "Gator" Jackson (2:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Ting-A-Ling - The Clovers (3:05)
  2. 2 Daddy Daddy - Ruth Brown (2:52)
  3. 3 The Midnight Hour - Ray Charles (2:51)
  4. 4 A Beggar for Your Kisses - The Diamonds (2:57)
  5. 5 (Mama) He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown (2:50)
  6. 6 Good Lovin' - The Clovers (2:56)
  7. 7 Wild, Wild Young Men - Ruth Brown (2:56)
  8. 8 Mess Around - Ray Charles (2:29)
  9. 9 Honey Hush - Big Joe Turner (2:38)
  10. 10 Soul on Fire - LaVern Baker (2:37)
  11. 11 Money Honey - Clyde McPhatter (2:57)
  12. 12 Lovey Dovey - The Clovers (2:40)
  13. 13 Such a Night - Clyde McPhatter (2:28)
  14. 14 Tipitina - Professor Longhair (2:47)
  15. 15 White Christmas - Clyde McPhatter (2:00)
  16. 16 Honey Love - Clyde McPhatter (2:51)
  17. 17 What' Cha Gonna Do - Clyde McPhatter (2:44)
  18. 18 Shake, Rattle & Roll - Big Joe Turner (3:07)
  19. 19 Sh-Boom - The Chords (2:13)
  20. 20 Oh What a Dream - Ruth Brown (2:51)
  21. 21 Jam Up - Tommy Ridgley (2:43)
  22. 22 After the Lights Go Down Low - Al Hibbler (2:39)
  23. 23 Tomorrow Night - LaVern Baker (3:09)
  24. 24 Tweedlee Dee - LaVern Baker (3:07)
  25. 25 I Got a Woman - Ray Charles (2:52)
  26. 26 Greenbacks - Ray Charles (2:47)
Disc 3
  1. 1 The Door Is Still Open to My Heart - The Cardinals (2:56)
  2. 2 Flip Flop and Fly - Big Joe Turner (2:48)
  3. 3 A Fool for You - Ray Charles (3:00)
  4. 4 This Little Girl of Mine - Ray Charles (2:29)
  5. 5 Play It Fair - LaVern Baker (2:55)
  6. 6 Adorable - The Drifters (2:37)
  7. 7 Smokey Joe's Cafe - The Robins (2:34)
  8. 8 Ruby Baby - The Drifters (2:21)
  9. 9 In Paradise - The Cookies (2:26)
  10. 10 The Chicken and the Hawk - Big Joe Turner (1:48)
  11. 11 Devil or Angel - The Clovers (2:24)
  12. 12 Drown in My Own Tears - Ray Charles (3:18)
  13. 13 Hallelujah, I Love Her So - Ray Charles (2:34)
  14. 14 Jim Dandy - LaVern Baker (2:11)
  15. 15 Down in Mexico - The Coasters (3:13)
  16. 16 Corrine, Corrina - Big Joe Turner (2:50)
  17. 17 Treasure of Love - Clyde McPhatter (2:10)
  18. 18 Love, Love, Love - The Clovers (1:59)
  19. 19 It's Too Late - Chuck Willis (23:27)
  20. 20 Lonely Avenue - Ray Charles (2:34)
  21. 21 Since I Met You Baby - Ivory Joe Hunter (2:41)
  22. 22 Lucky Lips - Ruth Brown (2:36)
  23. 23 Without Love (There Is Nothing) - Clyde McPhatter (2:54)
  24. 24 Fools Fall in Love - The Drifters (2:28)
  25. 25 Midnight Special Train - Big Joe Turner (2:37)
  26. 26 Empty Arms - Ivory Joe Hunter (2:40)
  27. 27 C.C. Rider - Chuck Willis (2:33)
  28. 28 Searchin' - The Coasters (2:37)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Young Blood - The Coasters (2:20)
  2. 2 Mr. Lee - The Bobbettes (2:11)
  3. 3 Long Lonely Nights - Clyde McPhatter (2:26)
  4. 4 Betty and Dupree - Chuck Willis (2:24)
  5. 5 What Am I Living For? - Chuck Willis (2:25)
  6. 6 Hang up My Rock & Roll Shoes - Chuck Willis (2:18)
  7. 7 Yakety Yak - The Coasters (1:49)
  8. 8 A Lover's Question - Clyde McPhatter (2:31)
  9. 9 I Cried a Tear - LaVern Baker (2:35)
  10. 10 Night Time Is the Right Time - Ray Charles (3:21)
  11. 11 Charlie Brown - The Coasters (2:18)
  12. 12 What'd I Say, Pts. 1 & 2 - Ray Charles (5:06)
  13. 13 There Goes My Baby - The Drifters (2:10)
  14. 14 Along Came Jones - The Coasters (2:57)
  15. 15 Let the Good Times Roll - Ray Charles (2:45)
  16. 16 Poison Ivy - The Coasters (2:40)
  17. 17 Dance with Me - The Drifters (2:22)
  18. 18 Just for a Thrill - Ray Charles (3:22)
  19. 19 This Magic Moment - The Drifters (2:30)
  20. 20 Save the Last Dance for Me - The Drifters (2:27)
  21. 21 Shoppin' for Clothes - The Coasters (2:57)
  22. 22 Spanish Harlem - Ben E. King (2:49)
  23. 23 Young Boy Blues - Ben E. King (2:18)
  24. 24 Stand by Me - Ben E. King (2:50)
  25. 25 Gee Whiz! (Look at His Eyes) - Carla Thomas (2:16)
  26. 26 Saved - LaVern Baker (2:34)
  27. 27 Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms) - Solomon Burke (2:45)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Little Egypt - The Coasters (2:51)
  2. 2 Amor - Ben E. King (2:52)
  3. 3 Last Night - The Mar-Keys (2:33)
  4. 4 I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song) - The Ikettes (2:29)
  5. 5 You Don't Miss Your Water - William Bell (2:58)
  6. 6 I Found a Love - The Falcons (2:56)
  7. 7 Cry to Me - Solomon Burke (2:30)
  8. 8 Don't Play That Song (You Lied) - Ben E. King (2:50)
  9. 9 Green Onions - Booker T. & the MG's (2:50)
  10. 10 Up on the Roof - The Drifters (2:33)
  11. 11 See See Rider - LaVern Baker (2:32)
  12. 12 I (Who Have Nothing) - Ben E. King (2:31)
  13. 13 If You Need Me - Solomon Burke (2:25)
  14. 14 These Arms of Mine - Otis Redding (2:30)
  15. 15 Hello Stranger - Barbara Lewis (2:39)
  16. 16 On Broadway - The Drifters (2:57)
  17. 17 Just One Look - Doris Troy (2:28)
  18. 18 Mashed Potatoes - The Swans (2:57)
  19. 19 Land of 1000 Dances - Chris Kenner (2:26)
  20. 20 Walking the Dog - Rufus Thomas (2:30)
  21. 21 Release Me - Esther Phillips (3:15)
  22. 22 Mercy Mercy - Don Covay (2:21)
  23. 23 Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters (2:37)
  24. 24 And I Love Him - Esther Phillips (2:38)
  25. 25 Hold What You've Got - Joe Tex (3:05)
  26. 26 Mr. Pitiiful - Otis Redding (2:35)
  27. 27 Baby I'm Yours - Barbara Lewis (2:30)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Teasin' You - Willie Tee (2:42)
  2. 2 Got to Get You off My Mind - Solomon Burke (2:32)
  3. 3 I Want to (Do Everything for You) - Joe Tex (2:07)
  4. 4 I've Been Loving You Too Long - Otis Redding (3:09)
  5. 5 A Sweet Woman Like You - Joe Tex (2:34)
  6. 6 In the Midnight Hour - Wilson Pickett (2:26)
  7. 7 See Saw - Don Covay (2:58)
  8. 8 Respect - Otis Redding (2:05)
  9. 9 You Don't Know Like I Know - Sam & Dave (2:36)
  10. 10 When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge (2:50)
  11. 11 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) - Wilson Pickett (2:52)
  12. 12 Hold on! I'm Comin' - Sam & Dave (2:38)
  13. 13 Cool Jerk - The Capitols (2:35)
  14. 14 Neighbor, Neighbor - Jimmy Hughes (2:35)
  15. 15 Land of 1000 Dances - Wilson Pickett (2:25)
  16. 16 Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd (3:02)
  17. 17 Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding (3:49)
  18. 18 Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett (3:05)
  19. 19 When Something Is Wrong with My Baby - Sam & Dave (3:15)
  20. 20 Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley (2:20)
  21. 21 I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - Aretha Franklin (2:41)
  22. 22 Do Right Woman, Do Right Man - Aretha Franklin (3:16)
  23. 23 Show Me - Joe Tex (2:53)
  24. 24 Tramp - Carla Thomas (3:00)
  25. 25 Funky Broadway - Wilson Pickett (2:33)
  26. 26 Hip Hug-Her - Booker T. & the MG's (2:22)
  27. 27 Soul Man - Sam & Dave (2:34)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Respect - Aretha Franklin (2:27)
  2. 2 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin (2:40)
  3. 3 Soul Finger - Bar-Kays (2:17)
  4. 4 Baby I Love You - Aretha Franklin (2:36)
  5. 5 Skinny Legs and All - Joe Tex (3:09)
  6. 6 Chain of Fools - Aretha Franklin (2:42)
  7. 7 I'm in Love - Wilson Pickett (2:29)
  8. 8 Memphis Soul Stew - King Curtis (2:59)
  9. 9 Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby) - Aretha Franklin (2:18)
  10. 10 (Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay - Otis Redding (2:38)
  11. 11 Tighten Up - Archie Bell & the Drells (3:07)
  12. 12 Slip Away - Clarence Carter (2:30)
  13. 13 Think - Aretha Franklin (2:14)
  14. 14 Too Weak to Fight - Clarence Carter (2:16)
  15. 15 Can I Change My Mind - Tyrone Davis (2:47)
  16. 16 The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Roberta Flack (4:18)
  17. 17 Take a Letter, Maria - R.B. Greaves (2:40)
  18. 18 Rainy Night in Georgia - Brook Benton (3:52)
  19. 19 The Ghetto - Donny Hathaway (6:47)
  20. 20 Turn Back the Hands of Time - Tyrone Davis (2:58)
  21. 21 Compared to What - Les McCann (8:31)
  22. 22 Call Me - Aretha Franklin (3:47)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Don't Play That Song - Aretha Franklin (2:57)
  2. 2 Precious, Precious - Jackie Moore (3:25)
  3. 3 Groove Me - King Floyd (3:01)
  4. 4 Patches - Clarence Carter (3:09)
  5. 5 Don't Knock My Love, Pt. 1 - Wilson Pickett (2:23)
  6. 6 Funky Nassau, Pt. 1 & 2 - The Beginning of the End (5:10)
  7. 7 Thin Line Between Love and Hate - The Persuaders (3:23)
  8. 8 Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin (3:12)
  9. 9 Day Dreaming - Aretha Franklin (3:58)
  10. 10 You've Got a Friend - Donny Hathaway (3:13)
  11. 11 Clean up Woman - Betty Wright (2:47)
  12. 12 Could It Be I'm Falling in Love - The Spinners (4:13)
  13. 13 Killing Me Softly with His Song - Roberta Flack (4:46)
  14. 14 Where Is the Love? - Donny Hathaway (2:46)
  15. 15 I'll Be Around - The Spinners (3:08)
  16. 16 Feel Like Makin' Love - Roberta Flack (2:53)
  17. 17 One of a Kind (Love Affair) - The Spinners (3:31)
  18. 18 Sideshow - Blue Magic (4:08)
  19. 19 Mighty Love - The Spinners (4:55)
  20. 20 Love Won't Let Me Wait - Major Harris (5:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Piano, Vocals, Track Performer
Tommy Ridgley Vocals, Track Performer
Big Joe Turner Vocals
Al 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
The Clovers Vocals, Track Performer
The Coasters Vocals, Track Performer
Arthur Conley Track Performer
Steve Cropper Organ, Guitar, Piano
Tyrone Davis Vocals, Track Performer
The Dells Vocals
The Diamonds Vocals, Track Performer
Dr. John Percussion
The Drifters Track Performer
The 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
The 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
The 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
Al 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
Les 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
Al 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
Al Caiola Guitar
Wild Bill Davis Organ
Bu Pleasant Piano
Red Prysock Tenor Saxophone
Earl Washington Piano
Don Wilkerson Tenor Saxophone
The Robins Vocals, Track Performer
Mickey Baker Guitar
Gene Barge Tenor Saxophone
Dave Bartholomew Trumpet
The Beginning of the End Track Performer
Archie Bell Vocals, Track Performer
Gary Chester Drums
The 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
The 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
The Bobbettes Vocals, Track Performer
The 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
The Capitols Vocals, Track Performer
Gilbert Caples Tenor Saxophone
Dick Cary Alto Horn
Bruno Carr Drums
Al 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 Jr. 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
The Mar-Keys Track Performer
Lawrence E. Marioneaux Jr. 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
The 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
The Ikettes Track Performer
Lilton Mitchell Organ
Al Jackson Jr. Drums
Jimmy King Guitar
The Sweethearts of Soul Background Vocals
Al 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
The 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
The 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
Al Miller Drums
The 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    When it comes to rhythm and blues, Atlantic is king!

    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?

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    This set is so good it hurts your feet (from dancing so much)

    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)!

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    Posted June 25, 2009

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