Monday, 4 June 2018

Atlantic R'n'B 1947-1974 Box Set

 

No need to beat about the bush here, you all know many of the tracks all that remains to be said is that this BY FAR the best remaster of these tracks released so far. It is truly OUTSTANDING. Magnificent bassy reproduction. Great stereo in many places. Crystal clear sound. Just an absolute pleasure to listen to. (Shown above in its two incarnations. The remasters used are the same in both).

Classic after classic, particularly in the 64-68 period. Admittedly the “box” is made of thin cardboard and there are no notes, just the CDs in jewel cases, but for me, I do not need booklets. I need the music. It is all here. Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, The Drifters, Roberta Flack, Sam & Dave, Booker T & The MGs, Ben E. King, Ray Charles......

Highlights:-

"The Midnight Hour" - Wilson Pickett
"Walking The Dog" - Rufus Thomas
"Sweet Soul Music" - Arthur Conley
"I Got A Woman" - Ray Charles
"What'd I Say" - Ray Charles
"There Goes My Baby" - The Drifters
"Save The Last Dance For Me" - The Drifters
"Stand By Me" - Ben E. King
"Green Onions" - Booker T. & The MGs
"These Arms Of Mine" - Otis Redding
"Land Of 1000 Dances" - Wilson Pickett
"Under The Boardwalk" - The Drifters
"Mr Pitiful " - Otis Redding
"Baby I'm Yours" - Barbara Lewis
"See- Saw" - Don Covay
"When A Man Loves A Woman' - Percy Sledge
"Knock On Wood" - Eddie Floyd
"Soul Man' - Sam & Dave
"Respect" - Aretha Franklin
"Memphis Soul Stew" - King Curtis

.... and so many more

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