(2012) Atlantic Soul Legends : 20 Original Albums From The Iconic Atlantic Label

Various Artists

... read moreStarted by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson in 1947, Atlantic Records (and its subsidiaries Stax, Atco, and Volt) was indispensable in the rise of soul music. What kind of world would it be without Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Otis Redding, all of whom did their best work while under the...

10:19′:22″ 208 Songs

Disk 1

1
Various Artists
What'd I Say, Pt. 1 & 2
6:31
2
Various Artists
Jumpin' In The Mornin'
2:47
3
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You Be My Baby
2:28
4
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Tell Me How Do You Feel
2:38
5
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What Kind Of Man Are You
2:47
6
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Rockhouse, Pt. 1 & 2
3:54
7
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Roll With My Baby
2:37
8
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Tell All The World About You
2:01
9
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My Bonnie
2:48
10
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That's Enough
2:45

Disk 2

1
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Green Onions
2:56
2
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Rinky Dink
2:36
3
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I Got A Woman
3:32
4
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Mo' Onions
2:57
5
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Twist And Shout
2:09
6
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Behave Yourself
3:52
7
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Stranger On The Shore
2:18
8
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Lonely Avenue
3:25
9
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One Who Really Loves You
2:22
10
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You Can't Sit Down
2:46
11
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A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
3:15
12
Various Artists
Comin' Home Baby
3:09

Disk 3

1
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Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
2:58
2
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Ecstasy
2:33
3
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On The Horizon
2:22
4
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Show Me The Way
2:19
5
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Here Comes The Night
2:38
6
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First Taste Of Love
2:32
7
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Stand By Me
3:04
8
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Yes
3:04
9
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Young Boy Blues
2:21
10
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The Hermit Of Misty Mountain
2:19
11
Various Artists
I Promise Love
2:03
12
Various Artists
Brace Yourself
2:09

Disk 4

1
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If You Need Me
2:36
2
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Words
2:28
3
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Stupidity
1:56
4
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Go On Back To Him
2:55
5
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I Said I Was Sorry
2:22
6
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It's All Right
2:25
7
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Home In Your Heart
2:04
8
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I Really Don't Want To Know
3:28
9
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You Can Make It If You Try
2:23
10
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Send Me Some Loving
2:21
11
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This Little Ring
2:31
12
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Tonight My Heart She Is Crying
2:14

Disk 5

1
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The Dog (Single)
2:30
2
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Mashed Potatoes
2:16
3
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Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo
2:30
4
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You Said
2:30
5
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Boom Boom
2:42
6
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It's Aw'rite
2:45
7
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Walking The Dog
2:38
8
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Ya Ya
2:10
9
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Land Of 1,000 Dances
2:32
10
Various Artists
Can Your Monkey Do The Dog
2:28
11
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'Cause I Love You
2:16
12
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I Want To Be Loved
2:32

Disk 6

1
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Under The Boardwalk
2:44
2
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One Way Love (Single)
2:23
3
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On Broadway
3:05
4
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Didn't It (Single)
1:49
5
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I Feel Good All Over (Single)
2:08
6
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Vaya Con Dios
3:19
7
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Up On The Roof
2:38
8
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Rat Race
2:28
9
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In The Land Of Make Believe
2:28
10
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If You Don't Come Back
2:42
11
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Let The Music Play
2:34
12
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I'll Take You Home (Single)
2:41

Disk 8

1
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Ole Man Trouble (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
2:35
2
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Respect (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
2:06
3
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A Change Is Gonna Come (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
4:13
4
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Down In The Valley (Mono) [2018 Remaster] (Mono; 2018 Remaster)
2:57
5
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I've Been Loving You Too Long
2:58
6
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Shake (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
2:38
7
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My Girl
2:53
8
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Wonderful World
3:29
9
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Rock Me Baby (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
3:35
10
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(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction [Mono] [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
2:51
11
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You Don't Miss Your Water (Mono) [2008 Remaster] (Mono; 2008 Remaster)
3:03

Disk 9

1
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In The Midnight Hour
2:40
2
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Teardrops Will Fall
2:34
3
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Take A Little Love
2:22
4
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For Better Or Worse
2:53
5
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I Found A Love (Single)
3:00
6
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That's A Man's Way
2:24
7
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I'm Gonna Cry (Single)
2:21
8
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Don't Fight It
2:36
9
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Take This Love I've Got
2:15
10
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Come Home Baby
2:37
11
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I'm Not Tired
2:48
12
Various Artists
Let's Kiss And Make Up
2:34

Disk 10

1
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When A Man Loves A Woman
2:58
2
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My Adorable One
2:43
3
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Put A Little Lovin' On Me
2:43
4
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Love Me All The Way
2:30
5
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When She Touches Me
2:32
6
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You're Pouring Water On A Drowning Man
2:22
7
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Thief In The Night
2:27
8
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You Fooled Me
2:34
9
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Love Makes The World Go Round
2:40
10
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Success
3:00
11
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Love Me Like You Mean It
2:26

Disk 11

1
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Hold On, I'm Comin'
2:38
2
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If You Got The Loving
2:30
3
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I Take What I Want (Mono)
2:35
4
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Ease Me
2:25
5
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I Got Everything I Need
2:49
6
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Don't Make It So Hard On Me
2:45
7
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It's A Wonder
2:55
8
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Don't Help Me Out
3:06
9
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Just Me
2:35
10
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You Got It Made
2:35
11
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You Don't Know Like I Know (Lp/Single Version)
2:42
12
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Blame Me (Don't Blame My Heart)
2:18

Disk 12

1
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Soul Finger
2:23
2
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Knucklehead
2:23
3
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With A Child's Heart
2:56
4
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Bar-Kays Boogaloo
2:16
5
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Theme From Hell's Angels
2:46
6
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You Can't Sit Down
3:05
7
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House Shoes
2:45
8
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Pearl High
2:32
9
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I Want Someone
3:08
10
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Hole In The Wall
2:31
11
Various Artists
Don't Do That
2:47

Disk 13

1
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Knock On Wood
3:10
2
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Something You Got
2:54
3
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But It's Alright
2:48
4
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I Stand Accused
3:17
5
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If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody
2:45
6
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I Don't Want To Cry
2:45
7
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Raise Your Hand
2:20
8
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Got To Make A Comeback
2:35
9
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634-5789
3:04
10
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I've Just Been Feeling Bad
2:35
11
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High-Heel Sneakers
2:35
12
Various Artists
Warm And Tender Love
3:30

Disk 14

1
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Sweet Soul Music
2:23
2
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Take Me (Just As I Am)
2:58
3
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Who's Foolin' Who
2:28
4
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There's A Place For Us
2:45
5
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I Can't Stop (No, No, No)
2:25
6
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Wholesale Love
2:16
7
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I'm A Lonely Stranger
2:45
8
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I'm Gonna Forget About You
2:10
9
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Let Nothing Separate Us
3:04
10
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Where You Lead Me
2:25

Disk 15

1
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Everybody Loves A Winner
2:52
2
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You Don't Miss Your Water (Single Version)
2:58
3
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Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
3:13
4
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I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
3:28
5
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Nothing Takes The Place Of You
3:30
6
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Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
3:41
7
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Eloise (Hang On In There)
2:47
8
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Any Other Way
2:48
9
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It's Happening All Over
2:35
10
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Never Like This Before
2:49
11
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You're Such A Sweet Thang
2:24

Disk 16

1
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Chain Of Fools
2:50
2
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Money Won't Change You
2:09
3
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People Get Ready
3:42
4
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Niki Hoeky
2:31
5
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(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
2:47
6
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(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone
2:26
7
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Good To Me As I Am To You
3:56
8
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Come Back Baby
2:25
9
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Groovin'
2:42
10
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Ain't No Way
4:11

Disk 17

1
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Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)
3:28
2
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Je Vous Aime (I Love You)
3:31
3
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I Believe To My Soul
3:51
4
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Misty
3:37
5
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Sugar Lee
4:03
6
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Tryin' Times
3:13
7
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Thank You Master (For My Soul)
5:50
8
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The Ghetto
6:54
9
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To Be Young, Gifted And Black
6:45

Disk 18

1
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Hey Jude
7:55
2
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Sham Time
4:38
3
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Theme From Electric Surfboard
7:29
4
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Right On
4:39
5
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Dream Bossa Nova
6:24
6
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Doin' What I Wanna
4:04
7
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C.W.
4:53

Disk 19

1
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She's A Burglar
2:45
2
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8 Days On The Road
2:40
3
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You Don't Know Nothing 'Bout Love
3:26
4
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When I Was A Young Man
2:23
5
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Girl Of The North Country
3:44
6
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Where Did My Baby Go
2:31
7
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Keep Cool
2:36
8
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Jemima Surrender
2:33
9
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Strugglin'
2:38
10
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It's Heavy
3:18
11
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It's Your Move
3:42
12
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The Bitter End
2:48

Disk 20

1
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Child Of The Streets (French 2012 Remaster)
6:17
2
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The Show Must Go On (French 2012 Remaster)
3:27
3
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Come Back Strong (French 2012 Remaster)
3:05
4
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Just Out Of Reach (French 2012 Remaster)
3:41
5
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Claim Jumpin' (French 2012 Remaster)
2:52
6
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Troubled Child (French 2012 Remaster)
3:43
7
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What's It Gonna Be (French 2012 Remaster)
4:45
8
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Worn Out Broken Heart (French 2012 Remaster)
3:20
9
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Good Guys (French 2012 Remaster)
3:16
10
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So Tied Up (French 2012 Remaster)
3:49
Released 01 October 2012, 2012 WEA Music, une division de Warner Music France. Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company.

Review

Started by Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson in 1947, Atlantic Records (and its subsidiaries Stax, Atco, and Volt) was indispensable in the rise of soul music. What kind of world would it be without Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Otis Redding, all of whom did their best work while under the Atlantic umbrella? This 20-disc box collects 20 of the albums released by Atlantic (and the Stax, Volt, and Atco imprints) between 1959 and 1975, and while it includes obvious ones like Ray Charles' What'd I Say (1959) and Booker T. & the M.G.'s' Green Onions (1962), it also includes lesser-known gems like Clarence Wheeler & the Enforcers' Doin' What We Wanna (1971) and Sam Dees' The Show Must Go On (1975), which is the real strength of this wonderful box. This is only a tip of the iceberg in the Atlantic soul catalog, though, so very rich is that legacy. ~ Steve Leggett