2021 Introduction: Undeniably one of the most soulful female vocalists on the Atlantic roster of the ‘70s, Margie Joseph enjoyed a run of five musically solid albums between 1973-1978. In an in person interview in early 1976, Margie explained to David Nathan that she was eager to take her career to a new level of popularity…
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2021 Introduction: Atlantic Records’ history of successful vocal groups stretches back to the ‘50s and ‘60s with The Coasters, The Drifters and more. By the early ‘70s, the label boasted a new set of popular harmony outfits including Blue Magic, a quintet with a string of hits that started in 1973. David Nathan caught up with the group as they began working on their third album in 1975…
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DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - November 25, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt. 14): Til It’s Over & Oh Baby-1973 Demos
Culling the vast Atlantic tape vaults allows the opportunity to uncover all kinds of musical treasures and with an artist as prolific as Aretha Franklin, there are fortunately many soulful gems, such as a trio of 1973 demos, two of which – “Til It’s Over” and “Oh Baby” - Patrick Milligan and I as co-producers of the 4CD Rhino box set ARETHA included as rarities on Disc 3…
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DAVID NATHAN'S DIARY - November 16, 2021: ARETHA - A Closer Look (Pt 13) - Spanish Harlem-Alternate Mix
As one of Atlantic Records’ most prolific recording artists from 1967 to 1979, Aretha Franklin cut literally hundreds of tracks. Choosing selections for inclusion on the career-spanning 4CD box set ARETHA, released on Rhino in July 2021, was a daunting task: as co-producer of the project with Patrick Milligan, I opted for some alternate takes and mixes such as a version of Aretha’s 1971 hit, “Spanish Harlem” included on a tape box with the inscription, “Rough Mixes”…
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The soul singers will share hits and history on Nov. 18.
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The music that emanated from New Orleans always had soul – born in the streets, in the drum circles and jazz funerals, the second-line brass and the legendary figures like King Oliver, Louis Armstr
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