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Atlantic Records

The label was founded in 1947 by Ahmet Ertegün and Herb Abramson. Upon its creation, Atlantic was principally a jazz and R&B label, signing Ray Charles from 1952-1959[3], though it also released some country western recordings as well. In the early fifties Ahmet was joined by Jerry Wexler and then Nesuhi Ertegün. From February 7, 1955 Nesuhi headed the label's jazz division and was responsible for major signings such as Charles Mingus and John Coltrane; later Joel Dorn filled this position[citation needed]. Although it began as an independent record company, it became a major player in the music business in the 1960s, with mainstream pop signings like Sonny and Cher. Competing record labels included Columbia Records and RCA Records.

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Mingus At Carnegie Hall (Deluxe Edition)

Charles Mingus
published: June 29, 2021

Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti (Deluxe Edition)

Led Zeppelin
published: March 07, 2015

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Kabadayas
published: December 27, 2012

Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner

Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, McCoy Tyner
published: November 06, 2011

Charles Mingus: Mingus At Antibes

Charles Mingus
published: August 10, 2005

J. Geils Band: Full House

J. Geils Band
published: September 10, 2004

Life Between the Exit Signs

Keith Jarrett
published: July 12, 2004

The Greatest Garner

The Erroll Garner Trio
published: May 19, 2004

Ornette!

The Ornette Coleman Quartet
published: May 18, 2004

Ole

John Coltrane
published: November 23, 2003

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