Atlantic Story, The

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01Money Honey2010082320141119 (6M)

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 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.

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.

02Yakety Yak2010082420141120 (6M)

Johnnie 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 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.

03Giant Steps2010082520141121 (6M)

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

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.

04Knock On Wood2010082620141122 (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 Dances2010082720141123 (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.

06Respect2010082820141124 (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 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'2010082920141125 (6M)

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 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.

08The English Connection2010083020141126 (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 Power2010083120141127 (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 Pieces2010090120141128 (6M)

Johnnie Walker hears how Roberta Flack got signed to Atlantic.

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.

11The Mighty Arms Of Atlas2010090220141129 (6M)

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

12Teach Your Children2010090320141130 (6M)

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 Family2010090420141201 (6M)

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.