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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


  1. 23/10/2008

    Matt,I just read your final Night Prowl article and am shocked that XM has let you go.You were the best DJ on the radio period.I know I speak for all of the Night Prowlers when I say thanks for spending all of these years playing the great music that we all love.I have learned so much about the artist and groups from you and the interviews with these great legends that I couldn’t have known on my ownLet us know where you end up at and I know we will all be listening.Thanks,can’t wait to listen to you again.Scott Guidry,Poway Ca.

  2. 03/11/2008

    The only reason I paid for XM at all was to listen to your show. Please come back somewhere where we can hear your show.

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