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1 week 5 days ago
As one of Atlantic Records’ most prolific recording artists from 1967 to 1979, Aretha Franklin cut literally hundreds of tracks. Choosing selections for inclusion on the career-spanning 4CD box set ARETHA, released on Rhino in July 2021, was a daunting task: as co-producer of the project with Patrick Milligan, I opted for some alternate takes and mixes such as a version of Aretha’s 1971 hit, “Spanish Harlem” included on a tape box with the inscription, “Rough Mixes”…
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2 weeks 3 days ago
The soul singers will share hits and history on Nov. 18.
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Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
3 weeks 1 day ago
A glitch gave the track its iconic start.
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Barry Brecheisen/WireImage
3 weeks ago

The music that emanated from New Orleans always had soul – born in the streets, in the drum circles and jazz funerals, the second-line brass and the legendary figures like King Oliver, Louis Armstr

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2 weeks 5 days ago
From disco to rock, Thompson's rhythm was raucous.
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Atlantic/Rhino
2 weeks 6 days ago
Hear the new versions of the No. 1 smash.
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Michael Putland/Getty Images
3 weeks ago
2021 Introduction: One of the foundational artists at Atlantic Records in the ‘60s, Ben E. King provided a consistent run of hit records, many of which have become modern-day classics – think “Stand By Me,” “Don’t Play That Song” and “Spanish Harlem” for starters. In 1975, he experience a welcome return to the label and the charts as he shared with David Nathan in 1976…
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Atlantic Records
2 weeks 5 days ago
Enjoying a deeper dive into the Atlantic vaults for the career-spanning 4CD Rhino box set ARETHA which I worked on diligently with Patrick Milligan, I’m uncovering the story behind the two versions of the Bobby Womack-penned, “I’m In Love,” (previously an Atlantic hit for Wilson Pickett) that Aretha recorded in April 1973 and the ‘mysterious’ alternate vocal that remained in the vaults for decades…
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