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02Yakety Yak2010082420120722

Johnnie Walker presents the history of Atlantic Records.

Johnnie Walker continues his look at the history of Atlantic Records. With exclusive interviews with Ermet Artegun 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.

06Respect2010082820120726

Johnnie Walker presents the story of Atlantic Records.

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'2010082920120727

Johnnie Walker presents part seven of the Atlantic Records story. It features The Rascals, Buffalo Springfield, The Bee Gees and unpicks the tales that Phil Spector told about his involvement with Atlantic.

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 & 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 Connection2010083020120728

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 Power2010083120120729

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.

11The Mighty Arms Of Atlas2010090220120731

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.

12Teach Your Children2010090320120801

Johnnie Walker continues story of the influential label. Tonight featuring Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Emerson, Lake and Palmer; Yes, The Rolling Stones and Foreigner.

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, and others.

13 LASTWe Are Family2010090420120802

The story of the soul music label concludes.

Johnnie Walker presents the last in our series on The Atlantic Records Story. Featuring Chic, Robert Plant, Laura Branigan, Debbie Gibson, En Vogue, Bette Midler and Evan Dando.

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6M01Money Honey2010082320120721

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

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's songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller and Jerry Wexler also carved their careers at Atlantic which was all supervised under the watchful guidance of Ahmet Ertegun.

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

6M01Money Honey20110308

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

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 Zepplin.

Its songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller and producer Jerry Wexler got their breaks at Atlantic, under the watchful guidance of Ahmet Ertegun.

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

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

6M01Money Honey20111104

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

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

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 Zepplin.

Its songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller and producer Jerry Wexler got their breaks at Atlantic, under the watchful guidance of Ahmet Ertegun.

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

6M01Money Honey20111105

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

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 Zepplin.

It's songwriting team of Leiber and Stoler and Jerry Wexler also carved their careers at Atlantic which was all supervised under the watchful guidance of Ahmet Ertegun.

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

6M02Yakety Yak2010082420120722

Johnny Walker presents the history of Atlantic Records.

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 2 we look at the impact of the Drifters on Atlantic.

It's the late 50s and RnB 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. With exclusive interviews with Ermet Artegun 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.

6M02Yakety Yak2011030920111106 (6M)

Johnnie Walker presents the history of Atlantic Records.

Johnnie Walker continues his look at the history of Atlantic Records. With exclusive interviews with Ermet Artegun and Herb Abramson (founders of the label) and Ray Charles. In part 2 he looks at the impact of the Drifters on Atlantic. It's the late 50s and RnB and jazz are starting to become increasingly popular.

Johnny 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 2 Johnny assesses the impact of The Drifters on Atlantic in the late 50s and the growing popularity of R'n'B and jazz.

Johnnie Walker looks at the impact of The Drifters on Atlantic.

6M03Giant Steps2010082520120723

The story of the soul music label continues.

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.

Johnnie Walker presents the history of Atlantic Records.

6M03Giant Steps2011031020111107 (6M)

Johnnie Walker presents the history of Atlantic Records.

Johnnie Walker continues the history of Atlantic Records.

Tonight's programme looks at the labels jazz output, which was as important as the more popular genres they covered.

The first release on Atlantic was a jazz record and Ahmet Ertegun and his brother Nesuhi were both jazz enthusiasts.

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

6M04Knock On Wood20100826 (6M)
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20120724 (6M)

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

Tonight we look at the work Atlantic did with Stax Records.

Interviews with Steve Cropper and Booker T from Booker T and the MGs.

Featuring music from Otis Redding as well as stories about the 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 on 'Knock on Wood'.

Johnnie Walker continues his history of Atlantic Records with a look at its collaboration with Stax Records.

Including interviews with Steve Cropper and Booker T from Booker T and the MGs and featuring music from Otis Redding as well as stories about the musical genius.

Dave Porter explains how he and Isaac Hayes came up with the Sam and Dave classic Hold On (I'm Coming).

A look at the work Atlantic did with Stax Records.

The story of the soul music label continues.

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.

6M05Land Of 1000 Dances2010082720120725

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.

The story of the soul music label continues.

6M05Land Of 1000 Dances20110312

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

Johnnie Walker presents part 5 of his insight into Atlantic Records.

In tonight's episode we hear from and about the king of 'Rock n Soul' Solomon Burke, Mr 'Land of 1000 Dances' Wilson Pickett & the white queen of soul Dusty Springfield.

6M05Land Of 1000 Dances20111109

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

Johnnie Walker presents part 5 of our unique insight into Atlantic Records.

In tonight's episode we hear from and about the king of 'Rock n Soul' Solomon Burke, Mr 'Land of 1000 Dances' Wilson Pickett & the white queen of soul Dusty Springfield.

6M06Respect2010082820120726

The story of the soul music label continues.

Johnnie Walker presents the story of Atlantic Records.

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.

6M06Respect20110313

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

Johnnie Walker continues the story of Atlantic Records.

Tonight's episode looks at how Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, got signed by Atlantic Records and how Atlantic made her the global superstar and voice of the Civil Rights Movement.

6M06Respect20111110

Johnnie Walker presents the story of Atlantic Records.

Tonight's episode looks at how Aretha Franklin the Queen of Soul got signed by Atlantic Records and how Atlantic made her the global superstar and voice of the Civil Rights Movement.

6M07Groovin'2010082920120727

The story of the soul music label continues.

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

Johnnie Walker presents part seven of the Atlantic Records story. It features The Rascals, Buffalo Springfield, The Bee Gees and unpicks the tales that Phil Spector told about his involvement with Atlantic.

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 & Cher first met and cut their debut, I Got You Babe.

6M07Groovin'20110314

Johnnie Walker explores how Atlantic signed acts that could emulate the British Invasion.

Johnnie Walker presents part 7 of The Atlantic Recordsv Story featuring The Rascals, Buffalo Springfield, The Bee Gees and tales about Phil Spector or rather unpicking the tales that Phil Spector told about his involvement with Atlantic.

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 & Cher first met and cut their debut, 'I Got You Babe'.

6M07Groovin'20111111

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

Johnnie Walker presents part 7 of our Atlantic Story featuring, The Rascals, Buffalo Springfield (more importantly an interview with 'god like genius' Neil Young, The Bee Gees and tales about Phil Spector or rather unpicking the tales that Phil Spector told about his involvement with Atlantic.

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 & Cher first met and cut their debut, 'I Got You Babe'.

6M08The English Connection2010083020120728

The story of Atlantic Records: The British Invasion, presented by Johnnie Walker.

Atlantic records on signing the Rolling Stones and other British acts such as Emmerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Genesis and Foreigner; featuring Keith Richards, Keith Emmerson, Jon Anderson and Mick Jones all talking about the influence of Atlantic on their music and careers and in particular how Ahmet Ertegun contributed to their success.

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

The story of the soul music label continues.

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.

6M08The English Connection20110315

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

The story of Atlantic Records: The British Invasion, presented by Johnnie Walker.

Atlantic records on signing the Rolling Stones and other British acts such as Emmerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Genesis and Foreigner.

Featuring Keith Richards, Keith Emmerson, Jon Anderson and Mick Jones all talking about the influence of Atlantic on their music and careers and in particular how Ahmet Ertegun contributed to their success.

6M08The English Connection20111112

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

6M09Blues Power20100831 (6M)
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20120729 (6M)

Johnnie Walker presents part 9 of The Atlantic Story: Blues Power - featuring Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce.

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

Johnnie Walker presents part 9 of our 14 part story of Atlantic Records: Blues Power: featuring Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce.

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

6M10Pick Up The Pieces2010090120120730

The story of the soul music label continues.

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.

Johnnie Walker hears how Roberta Flack got signed to Atlantic.

6M10Pick Up The Pieces20110317

Johnnie Walker hears how Roberta Flack got signed to Atlantic.

Part 10 of the Atlantic Records story presented by Johnnie Walker.

Featuring The Average White Band, Betty Wright and Ahmet Ertegun.

Tonight we hear how Roberta Flack got signed to Atlantic.

6M10Pick Up The Pieces20111114

Johnnie Walker hears how Roberta Flack got signed to Atlantic.

Part 10 of the Atlantic Records story presented by Johnnie Walker.

Featuring The Average White Band, Betty Wright and Ahmet Ertegun.

Tonight we hear how Roberta Flack got signed to Atlantic.

6M11The Mighty Arms Of Atlas2010090220110318

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.

The story of the soul music label continues.

6M11The Mighty Arms Of Atlas20111115

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

The history of Atlantic Records presented by Johnnie Walker.

Tonight: Led Zeppelin - with interviews with Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page.

6M12Teach Your Children2010090320110319

The Atlantic Story - part 12: Teach Your Children

Johnnie Walker continues the story of the influential record label with tales of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, The Rolling Stones and Foreigner.

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, and others.

The story of the soul music label continues.

6M12Teach Your Children20111116

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, and others.

Johnnie Walker continues story of the influential label.

Tonight featuring Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Emerson, Lake and Palmer; Yes, The Rolling Stones and Foreigner.

6M13We Are Family20100910
6M13 LASTWe Are Family20100904

The story of the soul music label concludes.

6M13 LASTWe Are Family20110320

The story of the soul music label concludes.

The Atlantic Story - part 13: We Are Family

Johnnie Walker presents the last in a series telling the story of the influential record label.

Featuring Chic, Robert Plant, Laura Branigan, Debbie Gibson, En Vogue, Bette Midler and Evan Dando.

6M13 LASTWe Are Family20111117

The story of the soul music label concludes.

Johnnie Walker presents the last in our series on The Atlantic Records Story.

Featuring Chic, Robert Plant, Laura Branigan, Debbie Gibson, En Vogue, Bette Midler and Evan Dando.