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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Atlantic Gold...75 Soul Classics from the Atlantic Vaults...the Roots of Soul Music


The second in the MUSIC ROOTS series is this 75 track compilation from the Atlantic label featuring the cream of Soul artists from the 50's and 60's. All the greats are here: Ray Charles, Ruth Brown, Joe Turner, Lavern Baker, The Drifters, Ben E.King, The Coasters, Sam and Dave, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, Booker T and The MG's and many more. 

This is essentially where the roots of soul music were generated and many of these artists made their debut on the Atlantic label. Many of these tracks were covered by other artists from different musical genres and have become standard classics.








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