Archive for September 26th, 2008

26th September
written by Matt The Cat
We remember Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun
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 through a vintage interview with the late 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 9/29 @ 1pm over Washington, DC
Tuesday Night 9/30 at 9pm PST & midnight EST
Friday 10/3 @ 6pm over Boston
Sunday 10/5 @ 11am over NYC