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Atlantic Records: More Giant Steps: An Alternative Top 20 Albums

Read "Atlantic Records: More Giant Steps: An Alternative Top 20 Albums" reviewed by Chris May

Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegun's Atlantic Records differs in one key respect from Prestige, Riverside, Impulse!, Strata-East and Flying Dutchman, the most prominent labels covered so far in this Building A Jazz Library series. Those labels' discographies consist almost exclusively of jazz. Atlantic had parallel interests in soul and rhythm-and-blues and, later, rock. This had consequences, as ...

ARTICLE: PROFILE

Jerry Wexler e Aretha Franklin: quando la Soul Music conquistò il pianeta

Read "Jerry Wexler e Aretha Franklin: quando la Soul Music conquistò il pianeta" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Nei giorni successivi il 16 agosto, tutti i media del mondo hanno commentato la morte di Aretha Franklin, la straordinaria soul singer e una delle massime voci del Novecento. Una scomparsa avvenuta in singolare coincidenza di quella di Jerry Wexler dieci anni prima. Il 15 agosto 2008 se n'era andato quel produttore dell'Atlantic Records che fece ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Shout! Factory to Reissue Two Acclaimed Donny Hathaway Live Albums July 17

Shout! Factory to Reissue Two Acclaimed Donny Hathaway Live Albums July 17

Shout! Factory has announced plans to celebrate renowned soul artist Donny Hathaway with a new 2-Disc reissue titled Donny Hathaway Live + In Performance, to be released on July 17. The set features 2 albums of live material produced by Jerry Wexler & Arif Mardin, including the critically acclaimed Donny Hathaway Live album on Disc 1, ...

NEWS: OBITUARY

Jerry Wexler Famed Record Producer Dies at 91

Jerry Wexler, a legendary record producer, worked with Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and other greats. He helped shape R&B music with influential recordings of Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles and other greats, and later made key recordings with the likes of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Legendary record producer Jerry Wexler, who helped shape R&B music with ...


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