ATLANTIC GOLD - 75 soul classics from the Atlantic vaults


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.


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