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Percy Sledge: The Man, The Song & The Legacy

on May 12, 2015 - 12:23pm

"When a Man Loves a Woman” is perhaps one of the greatest soul ballads ever written. Atlantic Records remembers Percy Sledge.

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Dr. John & The Spirit Of The Bayou

on August 5, 2014 - 6:02pm

Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr. came to prominence under the moniker “Dr. John, the Night Tripper,” in the 1960s. His brand of music infused New Orleans inspired funk, jazz, blues, psychedelic rock and rhythm and blues.

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Jerry Wexler, The Godfather of R&B

on January 22, 2014 - 11:32am

Jerry Wexler worked as a producer with some of the most influential and iconic artists in music history during his tenure at Atlantic.

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Ray Charles: The Makings of a Soul Legend

on December 4, 2013 - 2:48pm

If the music industry ever had a soul music visionary, that person was Ray Charles.

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Aretha Franklin & the Art of Musical Partnership

on December 4, 2013 - 12:22pm

Aretha Franklin's decision to partner with Atlantic Records in the 60s marked the beginning of her golden era as a recording artist...