Review of 75 soul classics from the Atlantic vaults Album by ATLANTIC GOLD


ATLANTIC GOLD 75 soul classics from the Atlantic vaults Album

ATLANTIC GOLD - 75 soul classics from the Atlantic vaults

Although Atlantic Records was founded in the late 1940’s, it was during the late 1950’s and 1960’s that the label really came of age. During this period, the label’s roster was nothing short of a ‘Who’s Who’ in the soul and R&B world with legends including Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave and Ray Charles, making some of the most famous songs of the era. For anyone into the sound of Atlantic soul, this new album is a ‘must have’ . . . .

Atlantic Gold is a triple album covering the best of the label during its classic soul years. A glance at the tracklist reveals an abundance of instantly recognisable hits

ATLANTIC GOLD - 75 soul classics from the Atlantic vaults

including Ray Charles ‘I’ve Got A Woman’, Roberta Flack’s classic ‘Killing Me Softly’, which reached No.6 in the UK charts in 1973 (and No.1 in 1996 when it was reworked by The Fugees). Also included are Otis Redding’s timeless track ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’, Booker T and The MG’s top 10 hit ‘Green Onions’, and what Atlantic soul collection would be complete without a little magic from the Queen Of Soul herself. ‘Respect’, ‘Chain Of Fools’, ‘I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Loved You)’ and ‘Think’ are four good reasons why Aretha has earned her title – and all appear on Atlantic Gold.

Atlantic Gold – Tracklisting (order to be confirmed)

Disc 1

Ruth Brown - 5-10-5 Hours

The Clovers - One Mint Julep

Joe Turner - Shake Rattle And Roll

Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters - Money Honey

Ray Charles - I Got A Woman

LaVern Baker - Tweedle Dee

The Chords - Sh-Boom

The Drifters - Ruby Baby

Ruth Brown - Lucky Lips

Chuck Willis - It's Too Late

Ray Charles - (Night Time Is) The Right Time

The Coasters - Poison Ivy

Ben E King - Spanish Harlem

Carla Thomas - B-A-B-Y

Clyde McPhatter - A Lover's Question

The Drifters - There Goes My Baby

Soloman Burke - If You Need Me

LaVern Baker - See See Rider

The Coasters - Yakety Yak

The Mar-Keys - Last Night

Ray Charles - What'd I Say

The Drifters - Up On The Roof

Ben E King - Stand By Me

Esther Phillips - And I Love Him

Doris Troy - Just One Look

Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine

Disc 2

The Drifters - On Broadway

Booker T and The MG's - Green Onions

Wilson Pickett - Land Of 1000 Dancers

Soloman Burke - Everybody Needs Somebody To Love

Rufus Thomas - Walking The Dog

Otis Redding - I've Been Loving You Too Long

The Drifters - Under The Boardwalk

Sam and Dave - You Don't Know Like I Know

Don Covay - See Saw

Wilson Pickett – In The Midnight Hour

The Drifters - Saturday Night At The Movies

The Capitals - Cool Jerk

Sam and Dave - When Something Is Wrong With My Baby

Barbara Lewis - Baby I'm Yours

Percy Sledge - When A Man Loves A Woman

Aretha Franklin - (You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman

Otis Redding - Try A Little Tenderness

Wilson Pickett - Mustang Sally

Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood

Sam and Dave - Hold On, I'm Coming

Aretha Franklin - Chain Of Fools

Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music

The Bar-Keys - Soul Finger

Joe Tex - Show Me

Aretha Franklin - RESPECT

Disc 3

Sam & Dave - Soul Man

Aretha Franklin - Think

King Curtis - Memphis Soul Stew

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas - Tramp

Aretha Franklin - Do Right Woman

William Bell - A Tribute To A King

Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia

Roberta Flack - The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Donny Hathaway - The Ghetto

Beginning Of The End - Funky Nassau (Pt 1)

Detroit Spinners - Ghetto Child

Archie Bell - Here I Go Again

Aretha Franklin - Rock Steady

The Persuaders - Thin Line Between Love & Hate

Betty Wright - Clean Up Woman

Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Where Is The Love

Detroit Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

Blue Magic - Slideshow

Detroit Spinners - I'll be Around

Major Harris - Love Won't Let Me Wait

Aretha Franklin - Until You Come Back To Me

Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly

Atlantic Gold - a lesson in soul excellence. Perfect for appeasing soul fanatics at Christmas (and ideal as a little pre-Christmas treat to yourself)! The album will be available across the UK and you can expect to pay around 14.99 for the CD although this figure will vary between retailers.