VA - Atlantic Soul 1959-1975 (2007)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 04:10:58 | 578 Mb
Genre: Funk, Soul, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues, Pop Rock / Label: Atlantic, Rhino Handmade
Way back in 1985, before the CD revolution truly kicked in, Atlantic released the monumental archival project Atlantic Rhythm & Blues: 1947-1974, a seven-volume set of double-albums chronicling the label's crucial role in the development of R&B and soul. Over the course of that set (later condensed to eight CDs) it was possible to hear the music develop from blues into a soul – an impressive feat as a sheer compilation, one that is even more stunning when it's considered that it all came from one label and its subsidiaries. Atlantic Rhythm & Blues did the job so well that the 2007s set Atlantic Soul: 1959-1975 can't help but pale a little in comparison, as it lacks both the scope and historical heft of its predecessor.