Various ‎– Atlantic Blues (1949-1970)

Label:
Rhino Handmade ‎– RHM2 7737, Atlantic ‎– RHM2 7737
Format:
4 × CD, Limited Edition, Individually Numbered
Box Set
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Tracklist

1-1 Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee 3:18
1-2 Drank Up All The Wine Last Night 2:58
1-3 The Razor Ball 2:55
1-4 Last Dime Blues 2:52
1-5 Mardi Gras In New Orleans 2:54
1-6 Hey Now Baby 2:58
1-7 She Walks Right In 2:53
1-8 Tee-Nah-Nah 2:37
1-9 Let's Do It 2:58
1-10 House Warmin' Boogie 3:13
1-11 Dallas Bebop Blues 3:06
1-12 In The Army Since 1941 3:08
1-13 Goodnight Irene 2:27
1-14 Vicksburg Blues 2:28
1-15 Talkin' Blues 2:55
1-16 Yancey Special 2:42
1-17 Santa Fe Blues 2:50
1-18 Monkey Woman Blues 4:08
1-19 Worried Life Blues 3:02
1-20 All Night Lover Blues 3:03
2-1 Jump, Everybody, Jump 2:35
2-2 Anytime, Any Place, Anywhere 3:07
2-3 I'm So Good To You (Pretty Baby) 2:39
2-4 Rock Me Daddy 2:32
2-5 Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! 3:01
2-6 Chains Of Love 3:27
2-7 Bump Miss Susie 2:25
2-8 Let's Get Together And Make Some Love 2:45
2-9 Every Time 2:59
2-10 I've Got That Feeling 3:00
2-11 Sweet Sixteen 2:58
2-12 Alarm Clock Boogie 2:35
2-13 Messin' Up 2:44
2-14 Losing Hand 3:14
2-15 Feeling Sad 2:52
2-16 T V Mama 2:50
2-17 Oke-She-Moke-She-Pop 3:04
2-18 Last Call For Whiskey 3:07
2-19 Tipitina 2:40
2-20 Who's Been Fooling You 2:08
3-1 Big Foot May 2:51
3-2 In The Evening 5:04
3-3 Roll Baby Roll 2:21
3-4 Wait Baby 3:12
3-5 Hoy Hoy 2:41
3-6 Chicago Blues 3:14
3-7 Hey Bartender 2:49
3-8 When I Get Lucky 2:29
3-9 Floyd's Blues 2:28
3-10 Papa Ain't Salty 2:48
3-11 Play On Little Girl 2:32
3-12 T-Bone Blues Special 2:38
3-13 Roll 'Em Pete 3:45
3-14 Piney Brown Blues 4:55
3-15 Down Through The Years 2:28
3-16 It's Too Late 2:37
3-17 Ain't Nobody's Business 5:16
3-18 How Long Blues 3:04
3-19 T-Bone Blues 3:49
3-20 Call It Stormy Monday 3:00
4-1 After The Lights Go Down Low 2:42
4-2 Empty Bed Blues 4:54
4-3 Nobody Know You When You're Down And Out 3:59
4-4 Preaching The Blues 2:55
4-5 Nasty Boogie 3:10
4-6 Junker's Blues 3:13
4-7 Along About Midnight 2:36
4-8 My Time Is Expensive 3:05
4-9 Trouble In Mind 3:16
4-10 Romance In The Dark 2:17
4-11 Two Years Of Torture 3:26
4-12 I'm Gettin' Long Alright 3:02
4-13 Confessin' The Blues 3:02
4-14 Cherry Red 3:16
4-15 Going Down Slow 4:34
4-16 Today I Sing The Blues 4:25
4-17 River's Invitation 2:42
4-18 Play It Cool 3:48
4-19 I Don't Know 3:08
4-20 My Love For You Will Never Die 4:20

Credits

Notes

2009 marks the 60th anniversary of Atlantic Records, one of the most influential independent music companies of all time. Founded by a pair of jazz and blues aficionados -- the late Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson -- Atlantic quickly became the country's preeminent R&B label (in fact, longtime Atlantic producer Jerry Wexler is widely credited with coining the term "Rhythm & Blues"). Rhino Handmade pays tribute to the label's lasting legacy with Atlantic Blues (1949-1970), a 4-CD box set highlighting the wide variety of blues that found a home at Atlantic.

Produced by Billy Vera, Atlantic Blues features 80 tracks culled from the label's first four decades, featuring virtually every style of blues imaginable. From the down-home sounds of Blind Willie McTell to the urban jump of Joe Morris, from male and female shouters like Joe Turner and LaVern Baker, to sophisticated instrumental work from the likes of Jimmy Yancey and T-Bone Walker, it's all here. Among the other artists featured on Atlantic Blues are New Orleans piano great Professor Longhair, Leadbelly, Jimmy Witherspoon, Champion Jack Dupree, Esther Phillips, Freddie King, and Otis Rush. Soul legends Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin also weigh in with several sides that showcase their skills as blues singers.

The first of a trio of limited-edition boxed sets honoring genres championed by the label, ATLANTIC BLUES (1949-1970) is presented in a sepia-toned 12'' x 12'' box that includes a booklet filled with extensive liner notes and rare photos. Atlantic's very first hit -- Stick McGhee and His Buddies' "Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee" - was a blues record, and as this new Rhino Handmade collection convincingly demonstrates, both the music and the label built on it were made to last.

Atlantic Blues (1949-1970) is available in an individually numbered limited edition of 3,000 copies.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 0349 77737 2 5

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