Album of the Day
Atlantic Records emerged as the leading independent label for R&B after WWII, and as the 1960s soul boom hit, the company remained at the head of the pack. Along with its companion survey of female artists, ATLANTIC UNEARTHED: SOUL BROTHERS shows that quality remained high well beyond the hits. Blues & Soul journalist David Nathan combed through unreleased tapes and rare B-sides to compile this 16-track set, and comes up with gems from both famous names (Wilson Pickett's “Can't Stop a Man in Love,” Otis Redding's “I Love You More Than Words Can Say”) and lesser known artists (Mighty Sam McClain, Walter Jackson, Darrell Banks). Anyone looking to explore the mid-'60s to mid-'70s golden age of this music beyond the basics would do well to dig up ATLANTIC UNEARTHED: SOUL BROTHERS.