Atlantic Recording Corporation Records, 1928-1990, undated.


Atlantic Recording Corporation Records, 1928-1990, undated.

The Atlantic Recording Corporation Records span the years 1956 to 1989. The Records showcase the role of an Artist and Repertoire (A&R) representative in the music industry--specifically that of Yves Beauvais--and highlight the history of Atlantic Records. The collection includes artist files, correspondence, ephemera, photographs, printer's proofs and sketches, and a studio log book. The artist files provide details about the recording process and record company interaction with artists. The ephemera, printing proofs, and sketches illustrate the planning and execution of album and record artwork. Featured in the collection are the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin, two of Atlantic's most successful groups, as well as AC/DC, Ruth Brown, Buffalo Springfield, John Coltrane, Bobby Darin, the Drifters, Aretha Franklin, Arif Mardin, Charles Mingus, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave. Documentation of these bands will be of particular interest to both fans and researchers, providing a first-hand, inside look at their lives and careers.

5.04 linear feet.



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