Atlantic Records Story, The

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01Money Honey2010082320150726 (6M)
20160813 (6M)

Johnnie Walker looks at the early days of Atlantic Records and how the company was set up.

In a 13-part series, Johnnie Walker tells the story of Atlantic Records. This first episode looks at the early days and how the company was set up.

Atlantic Records was home to some of the greatest rhythm and blues and soul singers of all time, including Otis Redding and Ray Charles. It was Led Zeppelin's label. It was also where the songwriting team of Leiber and Stoler and producer Jerry Wexler carved out their careers under the watchful eye of the founder and president Ahmet Ertegun.

We hear from Ertegun about moving to America with his father, his love of black music and how he started what was to become a global business.

Atlantic Records was home to some of the greatest soul singers of all time including Otis Redding and Ray Charles and also home to Led Zeppelin. It was also where the songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller and producer Jerry Wexler carved out their careers under the watchful eye of the founder and president Ahmet Ertegun.

02Yakety Yak2010082420150727 (6M)
20160814 (6M)

Johnnie Walker continues his look at the history of Atlantic Records. With exclusive interviews with Ahmet Ertegun and Herb Abramson (founders of the label) and Ray Charles.

In part two we look at the impact of the Drifters on Atlantic. It's the late 50s and R&B and jazz is starting to become increasingly popular.

Johnnie Walker presents the history of Atlantic Records.

Johnnie Walker continues his look at the history of Atlantic Records. Including interviews with Ermet Artegun and Herb Abramson (founders of the label) and Ray Charles.

In part two Johnnie looks at the impact of the Drifters on Atlantic. It's the late 50s and rhythm and blues and jazz is becoming increasingly popular.

03Giant Steps2010082520160815 (6M)

Johnnie Walker continues the history of Atlantic Records. Tonight he looks at the label's work with jazz music, which was as important as the more popular genres they covered. The first record on Atlantic was a jazz record and Ahmet and his brother Nesuhi were both jazz enthusiasts.

03Giant Steps2010082520150728 (6M)
20160815 (6M)

Johnnie Walker continues the history of Atlantic Records. Tonight he looks at the label's work with jazz music, which was as important as the more popular genres they covered. The first record on Atlantic was a jazz record and Ahmet and his brother Nesuhi were both jazz enthusiasts.

Johnny Walker looks at Atlantic's work with jazz music.

04Knock On Wood2010082620160816 (6M)

Johnnie Walker continues with a look at the work Atlantic did with Stax Records.

04Knock On Wood2010082620160816 (6M)

Tonight Johnnie Walker looks at the work Atlantic did with Stax Records.

Part four includes interviews with Steve Cropper and Booker T from Booker T and the MGs, and features music from Otis Redding as well as stories about his musical genius.

Dave Porter explains how he and Isaac Hayes came up with the Sam and Dave classic Hold On (I'm Coming) and Eddie Floyd talks about Knock on Wood.

04Knock On Wood2010082620150729 (6M)

Johnnie Walker continues with a look at the work Atlantic did with Stax Records.

Tonight Johnnie Walker looks at the work Atlantic did with Stax Records.

Part four includes interviews with Steve Cropper and Booker T from Booker T and the MGs, and features music from Otis Redding as well as stories about his musical genius.

Dave Porter explains how he and Isaac Hayes came up with the Sam and Dave classic Hold On (I'm Coming) and Eddie Floyd talks about Knock on Wood.

05Land Of 1000 Dances20100430

The Atlantic Records Story, part 5 of 13. Land of 1,000 Dances Johnnie Walker tells the story of the legendary label, home to Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Rolling Stones and more.

05Land Of 1000 Dances20100827
05Land Of 1000 Dances2010082720160817 (6M)

Johnny Walker hears from and about Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and Dusty Springfield.

Johnnie Walker presents part 5 of a unique insight into Atlantic Records. In tonight's episode he features the king of 'Rock n Soul' Solomon Burke, Mr 'Land of 1000 Dances' Wilson Pickett and Dusty Springfield.

05Land Of 1000 Dances20100827

05Land Of 1000 Dances2010082720150730 (6M)

Johnny Walker hears from and about Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and Dusty Springfield.

Johnnie Walker presents part 5 of a unique insight into Atlantic Records. In tonight's episode he features the king of 'Rock n Soul' Solomon Burke, Mr 'Land of 1000 Dances' Wilson Pickett and the white queen of soul Dusty Springfield.

06Respect20100501

Johnnie Walker tells the story of the Atlantic Records label.

The Atlantic Records Story, Respect part 6 of 13. Johnnie Walker tells the story of the legendary label, home to Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Rolling Stones and more.

06Respect2010082820150731 (6M)
20160818 (6M)

Johnny Walker looks at how Aretha Franklin got signed by Atlantic Records.

Johnnie Walker continues the story of Atlantic Records. In tonight's episode he looks at how Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul, got signed by Atlantic Records, and how the label made her a global superstar and a key voice of the civil rights movement.

Johnnie Walker continues the story of Atlantic Records. In tonight's episode looks at how Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul, got signed by Atlantic Records and how the label made her a global superstar and a key voice of the civil rights movement.

07Groovin'20100502

:The Atlantic Records Story, part 7 of 13. Johnnie Walker tells the story of the legendary label, home to Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Rolling Stones and more.

07Groovin'2010082920160819 (6M)

Johnnie Walker explores the Rascals, Buffalo Springfield and tales of Phil Spector.

07Groovin'2010082920160819 (6M)

Johnnie Walker presents part seven of the Atlantic Records story. It features the Rascals, Buffalo Springfield and the Bee Gees.

Ahmet Ertegun started to pursue more acts that could emulate the "British Invasion", which led him to sign the Bee Gees. We also find out how Sonny and Cher first met and cut their debut, I Got You Babe.

07Groovin'2010082920150801 (6M)

Johnnie Walker presents part seven of the Atlantic Records story. It features the Rascals, Buffalo Springfield and the Bee Gees.

Ahmet Ertegun started to pursue more acts that could emulate the "British Invasion", which led him to sign the Bee Gees. We also find out how Sonny and Cher first met and cut their debut, I Got You Babe.

Johnnie Walker explores the Rascals, Buffalo Springfield and tales of Phil Spector.

08The English Connection2010083020160820 (6M)

Johnnie Walker looks at how Atlantic signed British acts such as the Rolling Stones.

08The English Connection2010083020160820 (6M)

Johnnie Walker continues the story of Atlantic Records with episode eight, The English Connection.

Contributors include Keith Richards, Keith Emerson, Jon Anderson and Mick Jones. They talk about the influence of Atlantic on their music and careers, in particular the ways in which the record label's founder and president, Ahmet Ertegun, contributed to their success.

08The English Connection2010083020150802 (6M)

Johnnie Walker looks at how Atlantic signed British acts such as the Rolling Stones.

Johnnie Walker continues the story of Atlantic Records with episode eight, The English Connection.

Contributors include Keith Richards, Keith Emerson, Jon Anderson and Mick Jones. They talk about the influence of Atlantic on their music and careers, in particular the ways in which the record label's founder and president, Ahmet Ertegun, contributed to their success.

09Blues Power2010083120150803 (6M)
20160821 (6M)

The story of the soul music label continues, featuring Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce.

Johnnie Walker presents part nine of the Atlantic Records Story, Blues Power. Contributors include Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce.

10Pick Up The Pieces2010090120150804 (6M)
20160822 (6M)

Part 10 of our 13 part history of Atlantic Records presented by Johnnie Walker. Featuring Ben E. King, The Average White Band, Betty Wright and Ahmet Ertegun. Tonight we hear how Roberta Flack got signed to Atlantic.

10Pick Up The Pieces20100901

10Pick Up The Pieces2010090120150804 (6M)

Johnnie Walker hears how Roberta Flack got signed to Atlantic.

11The Mighty Arms Of Atlas2010090220150805 (6M)

The history of Atlantic Records presented by Johnnie Walker. Tonight Led Zeppelin - with interviews with Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page.

Featuring interviews with Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page.

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6M03Giant Steps
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6M06Respect20100501

Johnnie Walker tells the story of the legendary label, home to Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Rolling Stones and more.

6M07Groovin'20100502

Johnnie Walker tells the story of the Atlantic Records label.

Groovin' :The Atlantic Records Story, part 7 of 13.

Johnnie Walker tells the story of the legendary label, home to Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Rolling Stones and more.

6M08The English Connection20100503

Johnnie Walker tells the story of the Atlantic Records label.

The English Connection: The Atlantic Records Story, part 8 of 13.

Johnnie Walker tells the story of the legendary label, home to Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Rolling Stones and more.

6M09Blues Power20100504
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Johnnie Walker tells the story of the Atlantic Records label.

The Atlantic Records Story, part 11 of 13.

Johnnie Walker tells the story of the legendary label, home to Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Rolling Stones and more.

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6M13 LAST20100508

The Atlantic Records Story, part 13 of 13.

Johnnie Walker concludes the story of the legendary label, home to Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Rolling Stones and more.

Johnnie Walker concludes the story of the label.