Archive for June 1st, 2006

1st June
written by Matt The Cat
Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun joins Matt The Cat for…
The Atlantic Records Story

Part One

Atlantic Records was the most important R&B; record label of all time. This week on Harlem, you’ll get the back story on how Atlantic signed Ruth Brown, The Clovers & Professor Longhair from the man who signed them, Atlantic co-founder Ahmet Ertegun. Atlantic began in late 1947 with a number of killer jazz releases before they scouted out and signed their R&B; talent; Ray Charles, Chuck Willis & Ivory Joe Hunter. This is PART ONE of a two part series on Atlantic Records, only on HARLEM.

Harlem airs on the 50s on 5:
Monday 6/5 @ 1pm over Washington, DC
Tuesday Night 6/6 at 9pm PST & midnight EST
Friday 6/9 @ 6pm over Boston
Sunday 6/11 @ 11am over NYC