The Beat Goes On: Atlantic's Dance Through the 50s, 60s and 70s

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Hearing this CD is like wading through an eccentric, imaginative tape that a friend has made of vintage Atlantic R&B and soul, mixing hits, flops, and star-sung obscurities over almost a quarter of a century, from the early '50s to the mid-'70s. Because it is a mix of hits and non-hits, it's hard to envision exactly who the intended audience is, but that doesn't mean it's not a pretty cool CD anyway. The hits include Dr. John's "Right Place, Wrong Time," the Clovers' "One Mint Julep," Sonny & Cher's "The Beat Goes On," Aretha Franklin's "(Sweet Sweet Baby), Since You've Been Gone," and Archie Bell & the Drells' "(There's Gonna Be A) Showdown." If you're ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Hearing this CD is like wading through an eccentric, imaginative tape that a friend has made of vintage Atlantic R&B and soul, mixing hits, flops, and star-sung obscurities over almost a quarter of a century, from the early '50s to the mid-'70s. Because it is a mix of hits and non-hits, it's hard to envision exactly who the intended audience is, but that doesn't mean it's not a pretty cool CD anyway. The hits include Dr. John's "Right Place, Wrong Time," the Clovers' "One Mint Julep," Sonny & Cher's "The Beat Goes On," Aretha Franklin's "(Sweet Sweet Baby), Since You've Been Gone," and Archie Bell & the Drells' "(There's Gonna Be A) Showdown." If you're interested in old Atlantic material in the first place, chances are you know about those, and will be more impressed by the less overexposed tracks. There are plenty of those, many of them very good, like the Coasters' "Shoppin' for Clothes," which is just as witty as their more famous hits, Ray Charles' sly 1953 cut "It Should've Been Me," the Drifters' 1963 effort "One Way Love," the Mar-Keys' instrumental "Philly Dog," and Wilson Pickett's debut Atlantic single, "I'm Gonna Cry." The prize oddity has to be Solomon Burke's cover of Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm," which was actually released as a single in 1965, and is an unusual, fairly effective match of a soul great with an early folk-rock song. Some of the other big-name efforts here are far more mundane; LaVern Baker's "You'd Better Find Yourself Another Fool," for instance, is an obvious attempt to simulate the sound of Don Gardner & Dee Dee Ford's gospel-rock crossover hit, "I Need Your Loving." (This U.K. import is not available for sale in North America.)
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/12/2000
  • Label: Kent Records Uk
  • UPC: 029667219129
  • Catalog Number: 191
  • Sales rank: 184,539

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Shoppin' for Clothes - The Coasters (2:58)
  2. 2 It Should've Been Me - Ray Charles (2:44)
  3. 3 You'd Better Find Yourself Another Fool - LaVern Baker (2:02)
  4. 4 Mambo Baby - Ruth Brown (2:43)
  5. 5 Irresistible You - Bobby Darin (2:34)
  6. 6 One Mint Julep - The Clovers (2:33)
  7. 7 One Way Love - The Drifters (2:32)
  8. 8 Philly Dog - The Mar-Keys (2:17)
  9. 9 Maggie's Farm - Solomon Burke (2:17)
  10. 10 You've Got That Something Wonderful - Percy Sledge (2:23)
  11. 11 I'm Gonna Cry - Wilson Pickett (2:21)
  12. 12 The Beat Goes On - Sonny & Cher (3:27)
  13. 13 Nursery Rhymes - Deon Jackson (2:14)
  14. 14 What Is Soul? - Ben E. King (2:21)
  15. 15 You Don't Know What You Mean to Me - Sam & Dave (2:41)
  16. 16 (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone - Aretha Franklin (2:24)
  17. 17 Funky Street - Arthur Conley (2:28)
  18. 18 You Better Check Yourself - Soul Brothers Six (2:24)
  19. 19 Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - Otis Redding (2:32)
  20. 20 Instant Groove - King Curtis (2:23)
  21. 21 Right Place, Wrong Time - Dr. John (2:53)
  22. 22 Take It Off Him (And Put It on Me) - Clarence Carter (2:53)
  23. 23 Time - Jackie Moore (3:30)
  24. 24 (There's Gonna Be A) Showdown - Archie Bell & the Drells (2:42)
  25. 25 Love or Leave - The Spinners (3:31)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Thom Bell Conductor
Bert Keyes Conductor
Garry Sherman Conductor
Technical Credits
James Brown Composer
Arthur Conley Composer
Steve Cropper Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Eddie Floyd Composer
Aretha Franklin Composer
Deon Jackson Composer
Ben E. King Composer
Wilson Pickett Composer
Rufus Thomas Composer
King Curtis Producer
Don Covay Composer
Marlin Greene Composer, Producer
Jerry Leiber Producer
George Jackson Composer
Harold Battiste Jr. Arranger
Thom Bell Arranger, Producer
Sonny Bono Composer, Producer
Mickey Buckins Composer
Gene DePaul Composer
Tom Dowd Composer, Producer
Ahmet Ertegun Composer
Bob Gallo Composer, Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer, Producer
Isaac Hayes Producer
Rick Hall Producer
Kent Harris Composer
Bruce Hawes Composer
Leon Huff Composer, Producer
Joseph B. Jefferson Composer
Bert Keyes Arranger
Larry Pierce Composer
David Porter Producer
Don Raye Composer
Brad Shapiro Producer
Garry Sherman Arranger
Charles Simmons Composer
Earl Simms Composer
Mike Stoller Producer
Rudy Toombs Composer
Allen Toussaint Arranger, Producer
Mac Rebennack Composer
Quin Ivy Composer, Producer
Bert Russell Composer
Ady Croasdell Liner Notes
Dave Crawford Composer, Producer
Duncan Cowell Mastering
Curtis Ousley Composer
Memphis Curtis Composer
Rose Marie McCoy Composer
Norman Meade Composer
Charlie Singleton Composer
Ted White Composer
Steve Richards Cover Photo
William Jenkins Composer
Bobby Martin Arranger
Herman Jones Composer
Willie Ellison Composer
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