The Story Of Atlantic

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Andy Peebles presents a 13-part celebration of the label's 40-year history. 1: Money Honey

"They had this feeling for the music, they were phenomenal about hearing talent - I mean, with most of the people who came to Atlantic, what we were doing was raw!'

The stars and the star-makers discuss the label's inception and early years. The meteoric rise of Joe Turner , Ruth Brown , Ray Charles and the Drifters soon established Atlantic as the premier rhythm and blues label m America, but vapid cover versions hampered their success in the pop charts.

Research and interviews PETE FRAME Producer KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Andy Peebles

Unknown: Joe Turner

Unknown: Ruth Brown

Unknown: Ray Charles

Producer: Kevin Howlett

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Andy Peebles presents a 13-part celebration of the label's 40-year history.

4: Knock on Wood - Stax 1960-68 Atlantic's adoption of the Stax label establishes the classic sound of Rufus and Carla Thomas , Eddie Floyd

Booker T and the MGs and other soul pioneers.

Research and interviews PETE FRAME Producer KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Andy Peebles

Unknown: Carla Thomas

Unknown: Eddie Floyd

Unknown: Booker T

Unknown: Pete Frame

Producer: Kevin Howlett

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Presented by Andy Peebles 5: Land of 1, 000 Dances

- the SoundofSoul 1962-70

'Soul is a feeling, an emotion, a deepness, a root.'

SOLOMON BURKE Atlantic heads south to discover that 'sweet soul music'. Joe Tex holds on, while Wilson Pickett waits.

Percy Sledge and Clarence Carter visit Muscle Shoals; Dusty goes to Memphis.

Research and interviews PETE FRAME Producer KEVIN HOWLETT

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Presented By: Andy Peebles

Unknown: Solomon Burke

Music: Joe Tex

Unknown: Wilson Pickett

Unknown: Percy Sledge

Unknown: Clarence Carter

Producer: Kevin Howlett

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Andy Peebles presents a 13-part celebration of the label's 40-year history.

6: Respect: Aretha Franklin 's 's Atlantic Years, 1967-79

'Aretha's in a different world - she couldn't sing a bad note, she doesn't know what they are.'

TOM DOWD

On arrival at the label from

CBS. Aretha was dramatically transformed from unknown to superstar when Jerry Wexler teamed her with the finest Southern session men and arrangers Tom Dowd and ArifMardin.

'She hit this magical "come here" kind of chord on the piano and every musician ran to his instrument.'

Research and interviews PETE FRAME Producer KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Andy Peebles

Unknown: Aretha Franklin

Unknown: Jerry Wexler

Unknown: Tom Dowd

Producer: Kevin Howlett

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Andy Peebles presents a 13-part celebration of the label's 40-year history.

7: Groovin '-Rock and Pop 1962-8

'We really thought we were here for a purpose... not just to go out and buy a Mercedes, have swimming pools and nice-looking ladies.'

With three US Number Is, the Rascals head Atlantic's invasion of the white market. Cohorts include Sonny and Cher, the McCoys, Buffalo

Springfield and the Bee Gees. Research and interviews PETE FRAME

Producer KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Andy Peebles

Producer: Kevin Howlett

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Andy Peebles presents a 13-part celebration of the label's 40-year history.

8: Teach Your Children - Album Rock 1969 to Now

'We sang two verses and had to start laughing; it was ridiculous how well it sounded.'

GRAHAM NASH

Atlantic puts Woodstock on the map, CSNY and ELP vindicate initial enthusiasm, Yes and Foreigner strengthen UK ties. The Stones arrive on a plate, while Ahmet Ertegun nods off. Research and interviews PETE FRAME Producer KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Andy Peebles

Unknown: Ahmet Ertegun

Producer: Kevin Howlett

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Andy Peebles presents a 13-part celebration of the label's 40-year history. 9: Blues Power 1966-80

'We did everything possible against being commercial - luckily we got away with it.'

DICKY BETTS

(Allman Brothers Band)

White blues and boogie on Atlantic, from CREAM to the BLUES BROTHERS. ERIC CLAPTON Stuns DUANE ALLMAN. DR JOHN recalls PROFESSOR LONGHAIR,

JOHN BELUSHI Surprises DUCK DUNN. DELANEY and BONNIE come home. Research and interviews

PETE FRAME

Producer KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Andy Peebles

Unknown: Eric Clapton

Unknown: Stuns Duane Allman.

Unknown: John Belushi

Producer: Kevin Howlett

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Andy Peebles presents a 13-part celebration of the label's 40-year history. 10: 'Pick Up the Pieces' Seventies Soul: 1970-6

'I get a call and someone says, "It's Clint Eastwood for you."

I said, "Oh, yeah? Well, tell him I'm busy. I'm on the other line with Churchill!"' JOEL DORN The new decade resounds to the melodic funk of the AVERAGE WHITE BAND and the returning

BEN E. KING , while ROBERTA FLACK and DONNY HATHAWAY offer more mellow sophistication. The

SPINNERS, HALL AND OATES. BROOK BENTON and BETTY WRIGHT help put Philadelphia and Miami on the soul map.

Research and interviews PETE FRAME Producer KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Andy Peebles

Unknown: Clint Eastwood

Unknown: Ben E. King

Unknown: Roberta Flack

Unknown: Donny Hathaway

Unknown: Betty Wright

Unknown: Pete Frame

Producer: Kevin Howlett

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Andy Peebles presents a 13-part celebration of the label's 40-year history.

11: The Mighty Arms of Atlas - Led Zeppelin 1968-80

'It was tripping the light fantastic in a way, to go through the variety of music we went through.' ROBERT PLANT Led Zeppelin fly the flag as the Atlantic label's first UK signing.

Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones recall their triumphant years as the most exciting and influential hard rock band.

Research and interviews PETE FRAME Producer KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Andy Peebles

Unknown: John Paul Jones

Producer: Kevin Howlett

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Andy Peebles presents a 13-part celebration of the label's 40-year history.

12: For Those about to Rock - Hard Rock 1968 - Now

'I think the first time Ahmet Ertegun met us, he was wondering, "Where'd they find these guys? In the gutter?"'

ANGUS YOUNG (AC/DC)

Sixties pioneers VANILLA

FUDGE and IRON BUTTERFLY lay heavy-metal foundations for successive generations of high-energy rockers, including ACIDC, TWISTED SISTER and ratt. Robert Plant compares 'zen and now'.

Research and interviews PETE FRAME Producer KEVIN HOWLEIT

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Unknown: Andy Peebles

Unknown: Ahmet Ertegun

Producer: Kevin Howleit

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Andy Peebles presents the last of a 13-part celebration of the label's 40-year history. 'We Are Family'

Recent Hits 1977 to Now

SISTER SLEDGE and chic shake the dance floors; BETTE MIDLER and MANHATTAN TRANSFER transfix the gay scene; PHIL COLLINS and GENESIS strengthen UK ties;

LAURA BRANIGAN and DEBBIE GIBSON realise their dreams.

Research and interviews PETE FRAME Producer KEVIN HOWLETT

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Unknown: Andy Peebles

Unknown: Bette Midler

Unknown: Phil Collins

Unknown: Laura Branigan

Unknown: Debbie Gibson

Producer: Kevin Howlett

Respect - Aretha Franklin1988060419880609 (R1)

This episode looks at one of the greatest soul singers of all time, Aretha Franklin.

This episode looks at one of the greatest soul singers of all time, Aretha Franklin, who made some of her seminal recordings on Atlantic Records.