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DAVID NATHAN’S DIARY – November 16, 2021: ARETHA – A Closer Look (Pt 13) – Spanish Harlem-Alternate Mix

2022-02-15T03:47:43-05:00November 16, 2021|Categories: David Nathan’s Diary|Tags: , , |

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”…

BEN E. KING: Classic Soul 1976 Interview

2022-02-15T06:28:33-05:00November 9, 2021|Categories: Classic Soul Interviews|Tags: , |

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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