Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters

Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters


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Atlantic Records (along with its Atco Records imprint) was pretty much the center of all things soul in the late '60s and early '70s, thanks in no small part to the label's recording and licensing agreements with Stax Records and the ever watchful eyes (and ears) of producer Jerry Wexler. This interesting set collects rare singles and previously unreleased tracks from Atlantic's deep vaults, many of which have not appeared on CD before. Among the gems here are Aretha Franklin's stunning version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way," recorded in 1970 with the Dixie Flyers, a spunky cover of Fontella Bass' 1965 hit "Rescue Me" done by Dee Dee Warwick (sister of Dionne Warwick), and "What a Man," the B-side to Laura Lee's 1969 single "Separation Line," which was revisited in 1972 by Jackie Moore. Why any of these tracks sat so long in the can is a mystery, as each is a revelation, particularly Franklin's cut. Sounding a bit like an alternative version of the peak days of soul, Atlantic Unearthed: Soul Sisters makes a solid coda to anyone's vintage soul library.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/20/2006
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0081227762629
catalogNumber: 77626
Rank: 117105


  1. My Way
  2. It's Growing
  3. (1-2-3-4-5-6-7) Count the Days
  4. Please Little Angel
  5. Hands Off My Baby
  6. My Best Friend's Man
  7. Rescue Me
  8. What Becomes of the Brokenhearted
  9. Full Time Woman
  10. I Got to Love Somebody's Baby
  11. Cheater Man
  12. What a Man
  13. Ain't Nothing Gonna Change Me
  14. It Ain't Who You Know
  15. I Ain't That Easy to Lose
  16. Thankful for What I Got

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lou Courtney   Conductor
Arif Mardin   Conductor
Horace Ott   Conductor
Bob Bateman   Conductor

Technical Credits

Paul Anka   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Jackie Moore   Composer
Jerry Williams   Producer
Alice Stuart   Composer
Wade Marcus   Arranger
Lou Courtney   Arranger,Producer
Dan Penn   Composer,Producer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Mickey Buckins   Producer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Charlie Foxx   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Jeff Lyons   Art Direction
Arif Mardin   Arranger,Producer
Chips Moman   Composer,Producer
Warren "Pete" Moore   Composer
Horace Ott   Arranger
Doris Payne   Composer
David Porter   Composer
Wardell Quezergue   Arranger,Producer
Paul Riser   Composer
Pam Sawyer   Composer
Brad Shapiro   Composer,Producer
Garry Sherman   Arranger
Valerie Simpson   Composer
William Weatherspoon   Composer
Jerry Wexler   Producer
Yvonne Williams   Composer
David Nathan   Liner Notes
Raynard Miner   Composer
Dave Crawford   Producer
Gregory Carrol   Composer
Reggie Collins   Discographical Annotation
Joe Mazzu   Arranger
Jacques Revaux   Composer
Claude François   Composer
Gilles Thibault   Composer
Difosco Ervin   Composer
Lynne Farr   Composer
Richard Wylie   Composer
Bob Bateman   Arranger,Producer
Jimmy Bishop   Composer
Carl Davis   Producer
Brooks Johnson   Composer

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